#75 Taylor Dever
CAREER: One of six fifth-year seniors on scholarship on 2011 Irish roster (Harrison Smith, David Ruffer, Mike Ragone, Gary Gray and Andrew Nuss are the others) … has played in 29 career games and started 10, all at right tackle during the 2010 season … served as the backup to Sam Young at right tackle over the first three years of his Notre Dame career.
2010 (SENIOR): Saw action in 11 games for the Irish and made 10 starts at right tackle … made his career start in the home opener against Purdue … also started against Michigan, Michigan State, Stanford, Boston College, Tulsa, Utah, Army, USC and Miami (Fla.) … missed the Pittsburgh, Western Michigan and most of the Navy contest with a hamstring injury … the Irish offensive line allowed 20 sacks over their 13 games in 2010, which averaged out to 1.54 sacks per game … Notre Dame had not allowed fewer sacks per game since 1998 when the Irish allowed only nine sacks in 11 games or 0.82 per game … totaled 593 snaps on offense, the fifth most of any Irish offensive lineman.
2009 (JUNIOR): Saw game action in six games for Irish – season opener against Nevada and each of the final five contests, serving as backup offensive tackle and on special teams … earned 14:08 of playing time and made six special-teams appearances.
2008 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 12 games, mostly on special teams … did not play at Boston College … used mostly on field goal and PAT attempts and as a reserve offensive tackle … logged 16:45 of playing time and made 71 special-teams appearances.
2007 (FRESHMAN): Did not see any game action during freshman year.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated as the 49th-best player and number eight offensive lineman in the Far West by SuperPrep…Scout.com rated him as the No. 29 offensive tackle in the nation and the 47th-best prospect in California … ranked the 39th-best tackle in the country and 60th-best prospect in California by Rivals.com … played for coach Dave Humphers at Nevada Union High School … full name is Anthony Taylor Dever … born May 6, 1989 … son of Tom and Lori Dever … high school team was section champion in junior year … graduated from Mendoza College of Business with a marketing degree … enrolled in graduate studies program.
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