UND Roster

2019-20 Football Roster

#78 Tommy Kraemer


Height 6-5 5/8
Weight 319
Class Senior
Hometown Cincinnati, OH
High School Elder


  • Played in 12 games this season, starting 10


  • Saw action in all 13 games and started 12 contests (did not start vs. LSU) at right tackle
  • Part of the offensive line that paved the way for the seventh-ranked rushing offense in the FBS (269.3 rush yards/game)–Notre Dame has not ranked higher in the FBS since 1995
  • Helped Notre Dame set the modern single-game record for rush yards per carry vs. Boston College on Sept. 16, 2017 as the Irish averaged 10.1 yards per rush and totaled 515 yards against the Eagles (previous record of 10.0 yards per rush had stood for 75 years)
  • Helped Notre Dame rush for a single-season school record 3,503 yards in 2017 (previous school record of 3,502 yards was set in 1973)
  • Helped the Irish set the single-season record for rush yards per carry in 2017 as Notre Dame averaged 6.3 yards per rush, which not only bested the previous modern-day mark of 5.63—set just two years ago in 2015—but also topped the previous school record of 6.2, which was set in 1921 (96 years ago)
  • Helped Notre Dame rush for 35 touchdowns in 2017, which was the most by the Irish since 1993
  • Helped Notre Dame rank 27th in the FBS in total offense in 2017–the Irish have not ranked higher in the FBS since 2009
  • Helped Notre Dame rank 24th in the FBS in scoring offense (34.2 points per game)–the Irish have not ranked higher in the FBS since 2006
  • Blocked for an offensive line that helped Notre Dame lead the FBS with nine runs of at least 60 yards in 2017
  • Part of Notre Dame’s offensive line that won the Joe Moore Award–presented by the Foundation for Teamwork, the award is given annually the “toughest, most physical offensive line in the country”
  • Helped Notre Dame run for over 300 yards seven times in 2017 (the Irish eclipsed 300 yards rushing seven times over the previous 17 years combined)
  • Helped Notre Dame rank among the top three nationally in runs of at least 20 yards (third, 42), 30 yards (first 28), 40 yards (third, 15), 50 yards (third, 11), 60 yards (first, nine) and 70 yards (second, four)
  • Helped Notre Dame rank third in the FBS in yards per carry (6.3) and second in the FBS in yards per carry vs. FBS teams with a winning record (6.1)
  • Helped Notre Dame rank 15th in the FBS in rushing TDs (35), and tops in the FBS in both rushing TDs vs. ranked opponents (11) and rushing TDs vs. FBS teams with a winning record (28)
  • Helped Notre Dame record seven different players register a rush of at least 30 yards
  • Helped Notre Dame have four different players rush for at least 100 yards
  • Helped Notre Dame record 13 separate 100-yard rushing games
  • Helped Notre Dame register 22 carries that netted at least 35 yards


  • One of nine scholarship freshmen who did not see the field
  • Joined Ian Book, Liam Eichenberg, Tony Jones Jr., Jonathan Jones, Deon McIntosh, D.J. Morgan, Adetokunbo Ogundeji and John Shannon as first-year players who helped the Irish on their respective scout teams


  • One of the top players in the state of Ohio and an elite offensive line prospect nationally
  • Hails from the same high school as former Irish tight end and current Minnesota Viking Kyle Rudolph
  • Helped Elder to a 9-4 record and quarterfinal appearance in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division I playoffs as a senior in 2015
  • First player from this recruiting class to commit to Notre Dame (October 2014)
  • 2015 Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year
  • First offensive lineman to win Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year since 2006
  • Joins Dan McCarthy (2008), Tony Fisher (1998) and Marc Edwards (1993) as previous Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year winners to sign with Notre Dame
  • Selected to participate in the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas and the 2015 Nike “The Opening” in Beaverton, Oregon
  • 2015 MaxPreps First Team All-American
  • 2015 American Family Insurance All-USA Ohio Football Team
  • 2015 Associated Press All-Ohio Division I First Team
  • 2015 Enquirer Media Ohio High School All-Star First Team
  • As a senior in 2015, amassed 156 pancake blocks and anchored an offense that racked up 5,064 yards of total offense and averaged 390.3 yards per game
  • No. 37-ranked player nationally and No. 3-ranked offensive tackle on Scout.com 300 list
  • No. 99-ranked player in the nation and No. 10-ranked offensive tackle on ESPN 300 list
  • No. 27-ranked player in the nation and No. 3-ranked offensive tackle on 247Sports.com Top 247
  • No. 41-ranked player in the nation and No. 4-ranked offensive tackle on Rivals.com 250 list
  • No. 73-ranked player on the PrepStar Top 350 Dream Team
  • No. 24-ranked player on the Tom Lemming Prep Football Report
  • Ohio’s No. 1-ranked player by 247Sports, No. 2-ranked player by Scout, No. 4-ranked player by ESPN and No. 1-ranked player by Rivals
  • Played for coach Doug Ramsey at Elder High School
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management consulting