Carlo Calabrese

Pos: ILB // Height: 6-1 // Weight: 240 lbs // Class: 2013 // Hometown: Verona, NJ (Verona HS)

Carlo Calabrese


After redshirting his freshman season in 2009, Carlo Calabrese stepped into a starting role at inside linebacker next to Manti Te’o in 2010. Calabrese started 11 games, missing two with injury, collecting 60 tackles and picking up 2.5 sacks.

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Pinstripe Bowl - Notre Dame vs. Rutgers Key Matchups

Pinstripe Bowl – Notre Dame vs. Rutgers Key Matchups

Notre Dame didn’t have the season it hoped for but will have a chance to end it on a positive note versus Rutgers in the Pinstripe Bowl. The 8-4 Irish will travel to Yankee Stadium as the vastly more talented team as Rutgers struggled this season and is in a transition period with many changes being made in [...]

Comments (1) // Published: December 26, 2013

Run Defense, Offense Critical for Notre Dame vs. Stanford

Run Defense, Offense Critical for Notre Dame vs. Stanford

Notre Dame sent its seniors off with a quality victory versus a solid BYU team at Notre Dame Stadium.  The Irish did so by getting back to their identity with a physical effort championed by a dominant rushing attack and solid defense.  They’ll need an identical effort to beat one of the most physical teams [...]

Comments (1) // Published: November 27, 2013

Linebackers, Tommy Rees Critical for Notre Dame vs. BYU

Linebackers, Tommy Rees Critical for Notre Dame vs. BYU

Notre Dame comes off its bye week at 7-3 without hopes of playing in a BCS game but still with an opportunity to put together a solid season.  The Irish will attempt to send their seniors off right with a victory over fellow independent the BYU Cougars.  BYU comes into the game at 7-3 as [...]

Comments (48) // Published: November 21, 2013

Notre Dame vs. Navy - Key Matchups

Notre Dame vs. Navy – Key Matchups

The Notre Dame football program looks for its 7th win of the season this weekend against Navy. What matchups will be key in getting the W? Read more to find out....

Comments (9) // Published: October 30, 2013

Replacing Notre Dame's Defensive Leadership

Replacing Notre Dame’s Defensive Leadership

Last season Notre Dame rode one of the nation’s top defenses to a 12-0 regular season and a berth in the national championship game. The Irish defense was stout against the run and led by physical and experienced players Manti Te’o, Kapron Lewis-Moore, and Zeke Motta. With the Irish losing the leader of each level [...]

Comments (8) // Published: June 7, 2013

Brian Kelly Talks Golson's Development, Spring Progress

Brian Kelly Talks Golson’s Development, Spring Progress

Brian Kelly addressed the media on Saturday after Notre Dame’s latest practice.  Here is the full video of the session along with some highlights. We also posted the video of Saturday’s practice highlights last night along with some notes in case you haven’t seen them yet. On Nick Martin at center.  Kelly said that they [...]

Comments (3) // Published: April 15, 2013

Duranko's Digest: Awards Edition

Duranko’s Digest: Awards Edition

What did we see in the Coliseum? Deliverance, redemption, sanctuary! Establishing functional control from the game’s opening drive, the Irish drove 66 yards in 9 plays for a 3-0 lead. The Irish never trailed against the Cardinal & Gold.  The Irish offense repeated its November pattern, 24 first downs, 222 yards rushing, 217 yards passing [...]

Comments (40) // Published: December 3, 2012

Fox, Watt, Slaughter, Cywnar Win Starting Jobs

Fox, Watt, Slaughter, Cywnar Win Starting Jobs

The big news of the day was obviously the naming of Dayne Crist as the starting quarterback for the 2011 season (more on that later), but the results of other key position battles were also announced with a few surprise winners in the mix. We’ll start with the biggest surprise of the day.  Junior Dan [...]

Comments (3) // Published: August 24, 2011

Ranking the Irish '11 - #25-21

Ranking the Irish ’11 – #25-21

For the second year in a row, UHND will be participating in a countdown of the top 25 players on the Notre Dame roster.  Last year was a lot of fun and this year we’ve improved the process and should have some great posts to read across all of the ND sites participating. First off, [...]

Comments (5) // Published: July 24, 2011

(Not So) Initial Impressions – Michigan 28, Notre Dame 24

(Not So) Initial Impressions – Michigan 28, Notre Dame 24

This week’s initial impressions is coming a little late.  The UHND crew was in South Bend this weekend for the game and a lack of internet and some travel snafus have delayed my normal posting.  With all that said, here are some thoughts on the Michigan game. It goes without saying at this point, but [...]

Comments (85) // Published: September 14, 2010

First Depth Chart Released

First Depth Chart Released

The first depth chart of the season was released by Notre Dame Monday and there are a few surprises in the two deep heading into this weekend’s season opener versus Purdue. Here are a few thoughts on the first two deep of the season. Offense Tommy Rees won the backup quarterback spot over Nate Montana.  [...]

Comments (38) // Published: August 31, 2010

An Update on Position Battles

An Update on Position Battles

Here’s a quick update on some position battles that have been going on through camp that are still going on. Kelly said the battle for the backup QB position is still going on between Nate Montana and Tommy Rees.  Freshmen Andrew Hendrix and Luke Massa were sent to the scout team although Kelly made mention [...]

Comments (10) // Published: August 27, 2010

Notes from the 2010 Blue/Gold Game

Notes from the 2010 Blue/Gold Game

Here are some notes and observations from this year’s Blue/Gold game. Tai-ler Jones is going to be a great player. Jones looked as good as any wide receiver on the field yesterday and looks like he has a very, very bright future ahead of him.  He’s going to need to hit the weights between now [...]

Comments (11) // Published: April 26, 2010

Manti and Who In the Middle?

Manti and Who In the Middle?

With Brian Smith moving back to outside linebacker and Manti Te’o taking over as one of the inside linebackers in Bob Diaco’s 3-4 defense, an opening exists at one of the inside backer spots that will be one of the more interesting position battles of the spring. While Brian Kelly mentioned on Friday that Manti [...]

Comments (9) // Published: March 29, 2010

Recruiting New Jersey Can Pay Off

Recruiting New Jersey Can Pay Off

As I watched the 1st Round of this weekend’s NFL Draft, one thing really stood out to me – New Jersey’s got talent.  Of the 32 players selected in the first round, seven of them hail from the Garden State. 8. Eugene Monroe (OT) – Virginia 9. BJ Raji (DT) – Boston College 12. Knowshon [...]

Comments (5) // Published: April 26, 2009

Video: Carlo Calabrese – ’09 LB Commit

Carlo Calabrese committed to Notre Dame back in the spring so he doesn’t get talked about that much, but watching this video should get you pretty excited about what Carlo brings to this class.  He’s a tough as nails linebacker who will hopefully add a little bit of attitude to the linebacking corps. This highlight [...]

Comments (9) // Published: January 30, 2009

Irish Add Carlo Calabrese

( – Notre Dame picked up its 5th commitment of the year on Thursday when four star New Jersey linebacker Carlo Calabrese picked the Irish over Boston College. Calabrese became the second defensive commitment for the Irish and had offers from the likes of Florida, Miami, Rutgers, and Pitt.

Comments (0) // Published: May 23, 2008

Carlo Calabrese Commits to Notre Dame

New Jersey linebacker Carlo Calabrese committed to Notre Dame on Thursday, the fifth commit of the year for the Irish. For now, here’s a highlight reel from YouTube. I’ll have more later. Update: Wrote an article on the homepage on Calabrese.  This weekend I’ll have a post “the Book On” post here like I did [...]

Comments (6) // Published: May 22, 2008

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