#13 Tyler Luatua
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014): Played in 10 games … did not play vs. North Carolina, Florida State and Navy … did not catch a pass in the regular season … majority of his action came in multiple tight end sets … made his Irish debut in the season-opening victory over Rice (Aug. 30) … saw limited action in the 31-0 rout of Michigan (Sept. 6) and victory over Purdue (Sept. 13) … saw regular action at tight end as Notre Dame went to a number of two-tight end sets in the 31-15 victory over Syracuse (Sept. 27) and 17-14 triumph over No. 14 Stanford (Oct. 4) … did not play in the 50-43 victory over North Carolina (Oct. 11) or the tight loss at No. 2 Florida State (Oct. 18) … returned to the field in the 49-39 victory over Navy (Nov. 1) … played at No. 11 Arizona State (Nov. 8), Northwestern (Nov. 15), Louisville (Nov. 22) and at USC (Nov. 29) … saw most extensive action of the season in the Music City Bowl victory over No. 22 LSU (Dec. 30) … even lined up in the backfield as a lead blocker … helped the Irish rush for 263 yards and three TDs against the Tigers.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked as 38th best player nationally by Tom Lemming/CBS Sports and 107th by ESPN … second-team Long Beach Press-Telegram 2013 Football Dream Team selection at tight end … played tight end and linebacker at La Mirada High School in La Mirada, California … made 33 receptions as a senior in 2013 for 412 yards and four TDs … caught 43 passes for 594 yards and eight TDs as a junior in 2012 … helped La Mirada to 9-2 overall record in 2012 as well as 5-0 league mark good for Suburban League title … brother, Isaac, will be a redshirt junior offensive lineman at Alabama in 2014 … played in Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Florida … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.
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