Stephon Tuitt

Pos: DE // Height: 6-5 // Weight: 270 lbs // Class: 2015 // Hometown: Monroe, GA (Monroe HS)

Stephon Tuitt

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Stephon Tuitt, a prototypical 3-4 DE, was one of the most sought after defensive ends in the country and held offers from just about every major program in the South. Tuitt exelled at the US Army All American Bowl in January. He recommitted to Notre Dame on 1/19/10 after briefly switching his commitment to Georgia Tech.

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Stephon Tuitt Drafted 46th Overall by Pittsburgh Steelers

Stephon Tuitt Drafted 46th Overall by Pittsburgh Steelers

Day one of the NFL Draft did not go how Stephon Tuitt or Louis Nix had planned.  Both went undrafted on Thursday after leaving Notre Dame with eligibility remaining.  Stephon Tuitt didn’t have to wait too long Friday night to hear his name be called after the Pittsburgh Steelers selected him 46th overall. Tuitt’s slide [...]

Comments (1) // Published: May 9, 2014

NFL Draft a Turning Point for Notre Dame Football

NFL Draft a Turning Point for Notre Dame Football

With Notre Dame’s spring practice schedule in the books, and with summer’s football malaise approaching, the focus of all Fighting Irish fans should be on an event that is critical to the success of every major football program, and one that Notre Dame has struggled with for nearly two decades: the NFL Draft. What makes [...]

Comments (43) // Published: April 24, 2014

Replacing Stephon Tuitt Tall Order for Notre Dame

Replacing Stephon Tuitt Tall Order for Notre Dame

When Stephon Tuitt announced that he would forgo his senior season at Notre Dame in favor of entering the 2014 NFL Draft on Sunday, a giant hole was created on the 2014 Notre Dame defensive line.  A hole that Brian Kelly and his to be announced defensive coordinator will need to fill in order to [...]

Comments (16) // Published: January 7, 2014

Shamrock Stickers - Notre Dame vs. Rutgers

Shamrock Stickers – Notre Dame vs. Rutgers

Notre Dame finished off it 2013 season with a 29-16 win over Rutgers in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. The Irish looked sluggish in the first half but found their way in the second half and began to dominate the game. The Irish controlled the battle in the trenches as a result of their size [...]

Comments (11) // Published: December 30, 2013

Stephon Tuitt Receives 2nd Round Grade

Stephon Tuitt Receives 2nd Round Grade

Notre Dame junior defensive end Stephon Tuitt didn’t receive the gift he may have been hoping for from the NFL advisory committee this Christmas.  Tuitt, regarded by many draft prognosticators as a first round lock, received a second round grade from the NFL. For weeks it has been reported that Tuitt was 50/50 on whether [...]

Comments (5) // Published: December 26, 2013

Shamrock Stickers - Notre Dame vs BYU

Shamrock Stickers – Notre Dame vs BYU

Notre Dame sent its seniors off right with a gritty 23-13 win over BYU.  The Irish had a complete effort with contributions from a host of players and backups filling in admirably for established starters and coming up with huge games in the process.  With the win the Irish move to 8-3 on the season [...]

Comments (4) // Published: November 25, 2013

NCAA's Targeting Rule in the Crosshairs

NCAA’s Targeting Rule in the Crosshairs

Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt adamantly pleaded his case with officials in Notre Dame’s game against Pittsburgh as head coach Brian Kelly aided his defense with words of anger from the sideline.  The objections were dismissed, and the Fighting Irish star joined a growing statistic of over 50 players ejected due to the NCAA’s [...]

Comments (26) // Published: November 12, 2013

Notre Dame @ Michigan '13 - Key Matchups

Notre Dame @ Michigan ’13 – Key Matchups

Notre Dame enters the second week of the season poised to endure one of the most instrumental games of its season versus Michigan.  The College Gameday crew will be present as the two top 20 teams clash.  The Irish will attempt to avoid a meltdown like the one they experienced in 2011’s visit to Ann [...]

Comments (5) // Published: September 5, 2013

Should Stephon Tuitt's Added Weight be a Concern for Notre Dame?

Should Stephon Tuitt’s Added Weight be a Concern for Notre Dame?

In 2012, lost amidst headline-drawing stories involving former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o’s Heisman race, an undefeated regular season and a national championship appearance, is what propelled the Fighting Irish to success in the first place: outstanding defensive line play.  Defensive ends Stephon Tuitt and Kapron Lewis-Moore, anchored by nose guard Louis Nix, battled Notre [...]

Comments (26) // Published: August 13, 2013

Louis Nix, Stephon Tuitt Deserve Pre-Season Hype

Louis Nix, Stephon Tuitt Deserve Pre-Season Hype

Notre Dame defensive linemen Louis Nix and Stephon Tuitt are racking up pre-season accolades as the pair of linemates prepare for what could be there final campaigns as members of the Fighting Irish.  The recognition is not a result of publishers wanting to sell more magazines to the hordes of Notre Dame fans either, Nix [...]

Comments (8) // Published: June 10, 2013

Post Spring ’13 – Notre Dame’s BCS Caliber Units

Post Spring ’13 – Notre Dame’s BCS Caliber Units

  Notre Dame’s best units, quelle surprise, are on defense. (3) CORNERBACK Two returning starters in Bennett Jackson, on a collision course with the 2014 NFL draft, and KeiVarae Russell, still several months away from his first anniversary of his conversion to cornerback. Jackson is rangy, with good speed and, providing his recovery goes well, positioned for an [...]

Comments (5) // Published: April 24, 2013

5 Things I Liked: BYU '12

5 Things I Liked: BYU ’12

Notre Dame squeaked out a three point victory on Saturday in a sloppy game in which they made more than their fair share of mistakes.  The Irish were able to overcome those miscues though and end up on top at the end of the game – something the 2011 squad had major issues doing.  So, [...]

Comments (21) // Published: October 22, 2012

Shamrock Stickers: Stanford '12

Shamrock Stickers: Stanford ’12

On the strength of a goal-line stand that will go down in history the Irish remained undefeated on Saturday. Notre Dame is now bowl eligible at 6-0 after their 20-13 overtime victory over Stanford. The Irish defense continued its dominating play, extending their streak of not allowing a touchdown to four games, as well as remaining the only [...]

Comments (17) // Published: October 14, 2012

5 Things I Liked: Purdue '12

5 Things I Liked: Purdue ’12

Saturday’s 20-17 win over Purdue left most Notre Dame fans unsure of just how good this year’s squad is, but even with the inconsistency we saw, there were still plenty of things to like from the Irish victory. 1. Everett Golson taking shots downfield Sophomore quarterback Everett Golson took another step in the right direction [...]

Comments (11) // Published: September 10, 2012

Initial Analysis: Notre Dame 20, Purdue 17

Initial Analysis: Notre Dame 20, Purdue 17

Notre Dame squeaked out a win over unranked Purdue on Saturday with a last second 27 yard field goal.  Here are some initial notes from the victory. Offense Notre Dame’s offensive line got blown off the line of scrimmage like we haven’t seen in some time today by a talented Purdue defensive line.  The interior [...]

Comments (37) // Published: September 8, 2012

Shamrock Stickers: Notre Dame v. Navy '12

Shamrock Stickers: Notre Dame v. Navy ’12

Welcome to a new weekly column written by regular contributor Pierce O’Leary. Each week Pierce will dole out stickers to the players of the week for the Irish. At the end of the year we’ll look back at who has found their names among those recognized each week. Theo Riddick – 19 carries, 107 yards, [...]

Comments (3) // Published: September 3, 2012

7 Questions Facing the Notre Dame Defense in 2012

7 Questions Facing the Notre Dame Defense in 2012

With the Irish poised to start the 2012 season behind red-shirt freshman and new starting quarterback Everett Golson and an offense in transition without the likes of Michael Floyd and Jonas Gray, plenty of pressure will be on the Irish defense to step up. However, there are many questions surrounding the Notre Dame defense that will determine if [...]

Comments (62) // Published: August 28, 2012

Initial Impressions - Notre Dame 24, Wake Forest 17

Initial Impressions – Notre Dame 24, Wake Forest 17

Notre Dame’s first trip to Winston-Salem ended with a win in an up and down performance that showed once again that the 2011 Fighting Irish are still very much a work in progress. Here are some initial thoughts from the game. Offense Tommy Rees didn’t have a very strong performance.  He was not very accurate [...]

Comments (66) // Published: November 6, 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

8 Impact Freshman for 2011

8 Impact Freshman for 2011

We’re still over a month away from the start of fall camp, but with freshman reporting to Notre Dame in the near future, it’s a good time to start looking at which incoming frosh may see the field for the Irish this fall. Notre Dame landed one of it’s strongest, most well rounded recruiting classes [...]

Comments (9) // Published: June 13, 2011

Class of ’11 – Cliff’s Notes Edition – Defense

Class of ’11 – Cliff’s Notes Edition – Defense

Notre Dame pulled in one of the best defensive classes in recent memory this year.  Here’s a quick look at every who is expected to sign with the Irish today. Josh Atkinson - CB (6-0, 180, 4.5;  Granada HS  – Livermore, CA) – Brother of fellow Notre Dame recruit George Atkinson, Josh is a speedy [...]

Comments (6) // Published: February 2, 2011

Stephon Tuitt Back in the Fold for Notre Dame

Stephon Tuitt Back in the Fold for Notre Dame

A little over 24 hours after 5-star recruit Stephon Tuitt switched his verbal commitment from Notre Dame to Georgia Tech, the bruising defensive end flipped again – this time back to Notre Dame and once again filling out arguably the nation’s best defensive line class. Wow.  Nothing should come as a surprise with the way [...]

Comments (35) // Published: January 20, 2011

Notre Dame Loses Stephon Tuitt

Notre Dame Loses Stephon Tuitt

January has been full of excellent news for Notre Dame on and off the field, but Tuesday the Irish received a dose of bad news when 5-star defensive end Stephon Tuitt decommitted from Notre Dame in favor of Georgia Tech. Tuitt, a Georgia native, visited Georgia Tech over the weekend and after a few days [...]

Comments (19) // Published: January 19, 2011

Notre Dame Lands Huge Commit from Tuitt

Notre Dame Lands Huge Commit from Tuitt

Notre Dame picked up a huge commitment, perhaps its biggest of the year, on Wednesday when the nation’s #1 ranked strong-side defensive end Stephon Tuitt called head coach Brian Kelly and pledged his commitment to the Irish. Tuitt, a 6’5″, 260 lbs strong-side defensive end, is a prototypical defensive end for the 3-4 defense and [...]

Comments (22) // Published: September 16, 2010


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