Awards

The first week of college football awards watch lists has completed and Notre Dame is well represented,  We covered a few of them individually as they were announced, but with the volume of awards, felt a recap was in order. ...

Watch List Week continues to roll on this week.  On Monday we learned that Nyles Morgan is on the Bednarik Watch List and that Josh Adams and Mike McGlinchey are on the Maxwell Award watch list.  On Tuesday we found ...

It’s that time of year: college football award watch list season.  On Monday the watch list for the 2017 Bednarik Award was one of the first to be announced.  Notre Dame senior linebacker Nyles Morgan’s name was among the list ...

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has not named a starting quarterback for the 2016 season prior to fall camp, but whoever he selects will be one the nation’s best players heading into the season.  That is at least according ...
Jaylon Smith - 2015 Butkus Award Winner

Notre Dame star linebacker Jaylon Smith received the ultimate honor for a linebacker on Tuesday when he was named the 2015 Butkus Award winner.  In process Smith joined a select and elite group of linebackers to win the award at ...
Jaylon Smith - Butkus Award Semifinalist

Notre Dame junior linebacker Jaylon Smith has made the first round of cuts for two of the most prestigious defensive player awards on Monday when he was named one of 10 semifinalists for the Butkus Award and one of 20 ...
Jerian Grant - All American

Notre Dame men’s basketball season ended in heartbreak on Saturday when Jerian Grant’s desperation three missed the mark as time expired, but Jerian Grant’s post-season started off with a bang on Monday when the Irish guard was named a 1st Team ...
TJ Jones - 2013 Biletnikoff Award Watch List

On the same day that Notre Dame added a future potential standout wide receiver with the commitment of Corey Holmes, a pair of current Notre Dame wide receivers, TJ Jones and Davaris Daniels, were honored by being placed on the ...
Troy Niklas - Mackey Award Watch List

As the days of off-season speculation and depth chart engineering dwindle with the season finally drawing near, the pre-season watch list cycle is in full swing  the latest of which has two Notre Dame players represented.  Both Troy Niklas and ...
Kyle Brindza - 2013 Lou Groza Watch List

Notre Dame junior kicker Kyle Brindza is the latest member of the Fighting Irish to find himself on a pre-season award watch list after being selected as one of 30 kickers on the 2013 Lou Groza Award watch list. Given ...
Brian Kelly - Walter Camp Coach of the Year

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly continued to collect coach of the year honors on Wednesday when he was named the Walter Camp coach of the year - his fourth major coach of the year of the award after guiding ...

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 ...

A pair of Notre Dame offensive weapons were named semifinalists for awards honoring the best player at their respective positions on Monday when junior tight end Tyler Eifert was named a semifinalist for the Mackey Award while wide receiver Michael ...

Notre Dame junior running back Cierre Wood was the latest Notre Dame player to be named to a pre-season award watch list on Tuesday when he was placed on the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award. The Paul Hornung ...

Earlier on Tuesday Dayne Crist and Michael Floyd were named to the Maxwell Award watch list and now a third Notre Dame player, Manti Te’o, was named to the Bednarik Award watch list heading into his junior season. The Bednarik ...

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