UND Roster

2013-14 Football Roster

#11 Tommy Rees


Height 6'1''
Weight 215 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Lake Forest, IL
High School Lake Forest

Rees[apos] honors & Awards

• Notre Dame Next Man In Award (2012)


• Single-Game Consecutive Completions (Nov. 12, 2011 vs. Maryland, 14, t-1st)

• Single-Game Pass Completions (Oct. 30, 2010 vs. Tulsa, 33, 2nd)

• Single-Game Pass Attempts (Oct. 30, 2010 vs. Tulsa, 54, 6th)

• Single-Game Touchdown Passes (Oct. 30, 2010 vs. Tulsa, 4, t-6th)

• Single-Game Touchdown Passes (Oct. 8, 2011 vs. Air Force, 4, t-6th)

• Single-Game Pass Completions (Nov. 12, 2011 vs. Maryland, 30, t-9th)

• Single-Game Consecutive Passes Without Interception (Oct. 1, 2011 at Purdue, 40, t-10th)

• Single-Season Completion Percentage (2011, 65.5, 2nd)

• Single-Season Completions/Game (2011, 20.7, 4th)

• Single-Season Pass Completions (2011, 269, 4th)

• Single-Season Consecutive Passes Without Interception (2011, 135, 5th)

• Single-Season Pass Attempts (2011, 411, 5th)

• Single-Season Touchdown Passes (2011, 20, 5th)

• Single-Season Passing Yards (2011, 2,871, 5th)

• Single-Season Total Offense Plays (2011, 442, 6th)

• Single-Season Pass Attempts/Game (2011, 31.6, 6th)

• Single-Season Total Offense Yards (2011, 2,815, 6th)

• Single-Season Completion Percentage (2010, 61.0, 7th)

• Single-Season 300-Yard Passing Games (2011, 1, t-7th)

• Single-Season 300-Yard Passing Games (2010, 1, t-7th)

• Single-Season Passing Yards/Game (2011, 220.8, 8th)

• Single-Season Total Yards/Game (2011, 216.5, 10th)

• Single-Season Points Responsibility (2011, 120, t-10th)

• Career Completion Percentage (2010-, 63.8, 1st)

• Career 300-Yard Passing Games (2010-, 2, t-3rd)

• Career Completions/Game (2010-, 12.9, 4th)

• Career Pass Completions (2010-, 403, 5th)

• Career Touchdown Passes (2010-, 34, t-5th)

• Career Pass Attempts/Game (2010-, 20.3, 6th)

• Career Pass Attempts (2010-, 634, 6th)

• Career Passing Yards (2010-, 4,413, 7th)

• Career Total Yards/Attempt (2010-, 6.40, 8th)

• Career Efficiency Rating (2010-, 132.7, 9th)

• Lowest Career Interception Percentage (2010-, 3.82, 10th)

Rees[apos] career higHs

Points scored: 6, Michigan, Sept. 22, 2012

Touchdowns: 1, Michigan, Sept. 22, 2012

Rush attempts: 5, vs Maryland, Nov. 12, 2011; at Pittsburgh, Sept. 24, 2011

Rush yards: 6, USC, Oct. 22, 2011 (1 carry); at Pittsburgh, Sept. 24, 2011 (5 carries)

Rush TDs: 1, Michigan, Sept. 22, 2012

Long rush: 12, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010

Pass attempts: 54, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010

Pass completions: 33, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010

Pass yards: 334, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010

Pass TDs: 4, Air Force, Oct. 8, 2011; Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010

Had intercepted: 3, at USC, Nov. 27, 2010; Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010

Long pass: 56, Navy, Oct. 29, 2011

Total offense attempts: 56, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010 (2 rush, 54 pass)

Total offense yards: 339, Tulsa, Oct. 30, 2010 (5 rush, 334 pass)

All-purpose yards: 6, USC, Oct. 22, 2011; at Pittsburgh, Sept. 24, 2011

Punt attempts: 1, at Wake Forest, Nov. 5, 2011; vs Maryland, Nov. 12, 2011; at Stanford, Nov. 26, 2011

Punt yards: 34, vs Maryland, Nov. 12, 2011 (1 punt)

Longest punt: 34, vs Maryland, Nov. 12, 2011

SENIOR SEASON (2013): Started all 13 games during the season … threw for 3,257 yards and 27 touchdowns … third signal caller in school history to eclipse the 3,000-yard passing mark in a season and only two Notre Dame quarterbacks ever registered more touchdown passes in a year … threw at least two touchdown passes in 10 games … completed 54.1-percent of his passes (224-of-414) for 3,257 yards and 27 touchdowns … registered a passing efficiency of 135.4 … posted a 23-8 (.742) career record as the Irish starting quarterback … his 23 career victories are seventh-best in school history … registered 19 completions of at least 32 yards (Notre Dame quarterbacks recorded 11 such passes in 2012) … registered 48 completions for at least 20 yards and 21 for at least 30 yards … longest pass of his career entering this season was a 56-yard pass against Navy in 2011, but he has eclipsed that mark four times (66 against Temple, 82 at Purdue, 80 at Pittsburgh, 61 vs. BYU) in [apos]13 … second Irish quarterback ever to throw two 80-yard touchdown passes in the same season (joining Dayne Crist in 2010) and the only one to ever do it on the road each time … ranked 11th in the nation for most yards per completion (14.54), 19th in passing touchdowns (27), 24th in passing yards (3,257), 30th in passing yards/game (250.5), 35th in point responsibility (162) and 45th in point responsibility/game (12.5) … five 300- yard passing games this season, matching Brady Quinn (2005) for the second-most in school history in a single season … closed career with 319 yards passing in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers (Dec. 28) in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl … completed 27-of-47 passes and did not toss an interception … his 47 passes without an interception is the most without a pick in single-game school history … engineered a string of eight straight scoring drives (six touchdowns and two field goals) between the Air Force (Oct. 26) and Navy (Nov. 2) games, excepting a series of kneel downs at the conclusion of Notre Dame[apos]s visit to Colorado Springs … tossed three touchdown passes in the 37-34 victory over Arizona State (Oct. 5) , which marked his seventh career game with at least three touchdown passes … had his eighth at Air Force (Oct. 26) … completed 17-of-22 passes for 284 yards and five touchdowns against the Falcons … his 260.71 passing efficiency rating against Air Force is the eighth-best in the nation this year against an FBS team … his five touchdown passes against the Falcons were the most by an Irish signal caller since Jimmy Clausen at Stanford on Nov. 28, 2009 … he threw a touchdown pass to five different Irish receivers (Corey Robinson, William Fuller, Ben Koyack, TJ Jones and Chris Brown), the most by any quarterback in a single game in school history … threw for 156 yards on 9-of-17 passing in the second quarter alone against Arizona State (Oct. 5), finishing the frame with two touchdowns … the 156 passing yards were the most for Notre Dame in a quarter this season, and equaled the most in any single quarter since Sept. 3, 2011 against USF (fourth quarter) … threw for 309 yards in the victory at Purdue (Sept. 14), including two second-half touchdown passes (both to DaVaris Daniels) to help Notre Dame rally past the Boilermakers … sensational in the second half against Purdue … completed 12 of his 16 passes after the intermission for 215 yards, with touchdown passes of nine- and 82 yards … threw for 314 yards at Michigan (Sept. 7), marking the first time in his Irish career the signal caller surpassed the 300-yard plateau in consecutive games (career-high 346 against Temple on Aug. 31) … had three touchdown passes in the first half against Temple … third time in his career that he had at least three touchdown passes in one half … his 15.04 passing yards per attempt figure vs. Temple ranked as the third highest ever in a game by a Notre Dame quarterback who attempted a minimum of 15 passes … his 238.97 pass-efficiency rating was more than 100 points above his career mark coming in to the game and more than double his rating over each of his previous five starts … his 21.6 passing yards per completion figure vs. Temple ranked as the highest in a game by a Notre Dame quarterback since Brady Quinn (22.1) at Stanford in 2003 … since 1998, only Quinn and Jarious Jackson (twice) had a higher average per completion … surpassed the 300-yard passing mark in each of the first three games this season … second signal caller in school history that passed for more than 300 yards in each of the first three games of the season … participated in the East-West Shrine Game.

JUNIOR SEASON (2012): Appeared in 11 games, with two starts (did not play vs. Navy and Alabama; started vs. Miami and BYU) … completed 34 of 59 passes for 436 yards and two touchdowns … led the Irish offense into position for the game-winning field goal against Purdue (Sept. 8), connecting on three of six throws for 35 yards on the scoring drive … logged a season-high eight completions for 115 yards in the home victory over Michigan (Sept. 22) … scored the only touchdown of the game against the Wolverines on a two-yard rush … earned first start of the season against Miami (Oct. 6) at Soldier Field … finished a perfect four for four through the air, and gunned the game-winning seven-yard touchdown strike to TJ Jones in overtime against Stanford (Oct. 13) … threw for 116 yards and one touchdown in a starting effort against BYU (Oct. 20) … completed six passes against Pittsburgh (Nov. 3).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011): Started 12 games for the Irish, while appearing in all 13 … took over for then-starter Dayne Crist at halftime of South Florida game, and started the remaining 12 games … passed for over 200 yards in eight games … threw multiple TDs in six games … threw at least one touchdown pass in 11 straight games from 2010 to 2011, which ranks third for the longest streak in school history … threw for 2,871 yards and 20 TDs on the year … completed 65.5 percent of passes, the second-best completion percentage in a season by any Notre Dame QB … tied school record by completing 14 consecutive passes at one point … completed 135 consecutive passes without an interception, the third-longest streak in school history … ranked in the top five in school history in single-season passes attempted, completed, TD passes and passing yards … put together strong game in a 38-10 victory over Purdue, throwing for 254 yards and three scores … tied career high with four TD passes, all coming in the first half, in a victory over Air Force … four TD passes in first half tied with Brady Quinn for most in a half in Irish history … named College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Quarterback and FBS Independent Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 11) for effort against the Falcons … produced most efficient game of season in win vs. Maryland, going 30 for 38 (79.0 percent) for 296 yards and two TDs … named FBS Independent Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 14) for performance against the Terrapins … threw for 315 yards and three TDs at Michigan … also had two TD tosses against South Florida and Wake Forest.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010): Played in nine games for the Irish, starting four contests (Utah, Army, USC and Miami) … led Irish to four straight victories including a Hyundai Sun Bowl victory over Miami (Fla.) as the starting quarterback … became the first freshman quarterback in Notre Dame history to ever lead the Irish to a victory in a bowl game … completed 61.0 percent of his passes (100 of 164) for 1,106 yards and 12 touchdowns … registered a passing efficiency of 132.70 … recorded 17 completions of 20 yards or more … completed 66.7 percent (40 of 60) of his passes on first down … set a single-season freshman school record with 12 TD passes … established a single-season freshman record in completion percentage … ranked among the top five in the following categories for Irish freshman quarterbacks: passing yards (second, 1,106), passing efficiency (second, 132.70), pass attempts (third, 164), completions (third, 100) and games played (t-fourth, 9) … made career debut against Michigan, but attempted two passes, one of which was intercepted, without a completion … saw action late in the game against Navy, but guided the Irish on a touchdown drive … went six of seven for 79 yards on the scoring drive … replaced Dayne Crist following his season-ending injury against Tulsa … proceeded to complete 33 of 54 passes for 334 yards and four TDs vs. Tulsa … first Irish freshman quarterback to throw four TD passes in a single game … the 334 yards passing was the most by a quarterback that did not start the game … his 300-yard game was the 35th in school history and second by a Notre Dame freshman … Brady Quinn was the only other freshman signal caller to throw for at least 300 yards in a single game (350, Oct. 25, 2003 at Boston College) … started the final three games of the regular season at national sports landmarks (Notre Dame Stadium, Yankee Stadium and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum) … ninth freshman quarterback to start for the Irish in the last 60 seasons (1951-present), joining Ralph Guglielmi (1951), Blair Kiel (1980), Steve Beuerlein (1983), Kent Graham (1987), Paul Failla (1991), Matt LoVecchio (2000), Brady Quinn (2003) and Jimmy Clausen (2007) … first Irish freshman quarterback to knock off a top-20 opponent since Blair Kiel helped Notre Dame get past No. 13 Miami, (Fla.), 32-14 … completed 13 of 20 passes for 129 yards and three TDs in the victory over Utah … his three TD passes were the most by a freshman in his first career start in school history … also threw for the fourth-most yards ever by an Irish quarterback in his first start … threw seven TD passes in back-to-back outings against Tulsa (four) and Utah (three) … the seven TD passes in consecutive games were the third-most TD passes over a two-game stretch in school history … only Brady Quinn has ever thrown more TD passes in consecutive games … Quinn had nine TD passes over back-to-back games in 2009 and twice had eight TD passes in consecutive games in 2006 … threw for 214 yards and completed 13 of 20 passes for the second straight game in the victory over Army … collected another TD pass against the Black Knights … closed out the regular season connecting on 20 of 32 pass attempts for 149 yards and two TDs at USC … first rookie Notre Dame quarterback to knock off USC since Matt LoVecchio in 2000 … completed 15 of 29 passes for 201 yards and two TDs in the Hyundai Sun Bowl victory over Miami (Fla.).

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Completed 215 of 308 passes for 2,572 yards and 23 touchdowns as senior in 2009 at Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest, Ill. … threw for 526 yards and six TDs in one 2009 game versus Bradford (Wis.) … also threw for five TDs and 348 yards in 2009 vs. Warren … as junior in 2008 completed 195 of 344 passes for 2,170 yards and 21 TDs (including four in 65-52 win over Wauconda) in seasons that ended with Illinois Class 6A first-round playoff loss to Lemont … played basketball at Lake Forest until he enrolled at Notre Dame in January 2010 … started final six games at quarterback for Lake Forest as sophomore in 2007 … brother, Danny, was punter and holder at UCLA … father, Bill, is former assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for years at UCLA (1979-93) under Terry Donohue, also has worked in scouting and pro personnel for Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers – after playing quarterback at Ohio Wesleyan and serving as an assistant coach at Northwestern (1976-78) for three years … played for coach Chuck Spagnoli at Lake Forest … son of Bill and Susan Rees … graduated in December 2013 with a degree in management consulting from the Mendoza College of Business.

Rees[apos] Career Statistics

Passing Rushing
Year G-S Comp Att INT Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
2010 9-4 100 164 8 61.0 1106 12 12 -2 -0.2 0
2011 13-12 269 411 14 65.5 2871 20 31 -56 -1.8 0
2012 11-2 34 59 2 57.6 436 2 4 -13 -3.2 1
TOTALS 33-18 403 634 24 57.6 4413 34 47 -71 -1.5 1