NOTRE DAME RELEASE
NOTRE DAME, Indiana — Eight former University of Notre Dame players will take part in the National Football League Scouting Combine, to be held February 26-March 4, 2019, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Offensive lineman Alex Bars, wide receiver Miles Boykin, linebacker Te’von Coney, cornerback Julian Love, tight end Alizé Mack, defensive lineman Jerry Tillery, linebacker Drue Tranquill and running back Dexter Williams have each received an invitation to the prestigious event.
Past NFL Combine Invitees:
2019 (8): Alex Bars, Miles Boykin, Te’von Coney, Julian Love, Alizé Mack, Drue Tranquill, Dexter Williams
2018 (5): Josh Adams, Mike McGlinchey, Quenton Nelson, Durham Smythe, Equanimeous St. Brown
2017 (3): DeShone Kizer, Jarron Jones, Isaac Rochell
2016 (10): Chris Brown, Sheldon Day, Will Fuller, Nick Martin, Romeo Okwara, C.J. Prosise, KeiVarae Russell, Elijah Shumate, Jaylon Smith, Ronnie Stanley
2015 (3): Kyle Brindza, DaVaris Daniels, Ben Koyack
2014 (9): George Atkinson III, Bennett Jackson, TJ Jones, Zack Martin, Troy Niklas, Louis Nix III, Prince Shembo, Stephon Tuitt, Chris Watt
2013 (8): Braxston Cave, Tyler Eifert, Kapron Lewis-Moore, Zeke Motta, Theo Riddick, Jamoris Slaughter, Manti Te’o, Cierre Wood
2012 (6): Robert Blanton, Taylor Dever, Darius Fleming, Michael Floyd, Jonas Gray, Harrison Smith
2011 (3): Armando Allen, Kyle Rudolph, Ian Williams
2010 (5): Jimmy Clausen, Kyle McCarthy, Eric Olsen, Golden Tate, Sam Young
2009 (1): David Bruton
2008 (4): John Carlson, Trevor Laws, John Sullivan, Tom Zbikowski
2007 (6): Victor Abiamiri, Ryan Harris, Chinedum Ndukwe, Brady Quinn, Dan Santucci, Darius Walker
2006 (3): Anthony Fasano, Dan Stevenson, Maurice Stovall
2005 (3): Jerome Collins, Mike Goolsby, Ryan Grant
2004 (7): Darrell Campbell, Vontez Duff, Glenn Earl, Cedric Hilliard, Julius Jones, Jim Molinaro, Courtney Watson
2003 (7): Arnaz Battle, Jordan Black, Brennan Curtin, Tom Lopienski, Sean Mahan, Gerome Sapp, Shane Walton
2002 (10): Rocky Boiman, Tony Fisher, David Givens, Tyreo Harrison, Javin Hunter, Grant Irons, Ron Isreal, John Owens, Kurt Vollers, Anthony Weaver
2001 (4): Mike Gandy, Jabari Holloway, Dan O’Leary, Brock Williams
2000 (2): Lamont Bryant, Jarious Jackson
1999 (5): Autry Denson, Bobbie Howard, Kory Minor, Luke Petitgout, Jerry Wisne
Notre Dame NFL Combine Notes
Notre Dame’s eight participants in the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine ranked as the seventh-most in the nation behind Alabama (11), Clemson (11), Ohio State (10), Georgia (9), Washington (9) and Mississippi (9).
Notre Dame’s 52 combined participants in the last eight NFL Scouting Combines is over a 60-percent increase over the Irish output (32) over the previous eight NFL Combines (2004-11).
Notre Dame has had 52 combined participants in the 2012-19 NFL Scouting Combines. Only Alabama (86), LSU (69), Florida State (66), Ohio State (64), Florida (60), Clemson (54), Georgia (54) and USC (53) have combined for more in those eight years.
Notre Dame has had 46 combined participants in the 2013-19 NFL Scouting Combines. Only Alabama (77), LSU (61), Ohio State (60), Florida State (60), Florida (57) and Clemson (48) have combined for more in those seven years.
Eleven of Notre Dame’s 13 foes from 2018 have at least one participant in the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine. The 11 opponents have a combined 43 players participating in this year’s event (out of a possible 338 combine participants).
Twenty-three schools have at least six participants in the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine. Notre Dame played nine of those 23 schools between 2015-2018 a total of 17 times (Stanford five times, Boston College twice, Miami twice, NC State twice, Clemson twice, LSU once, Michigan once, Ohio State once, Georgia once).
Twenty-three schools have had at least 25 combined participants in the 2015-19 NFL Scouting Combines. Notre Dame played nine of them a total of 17 times between 2014-18 (Stanford four times, USC four times, Clemson twice, Miami twice, Ohio State once, LSU once, Florida State once, Georgia once, Michigan once)
Seven of those schools rank among the top 10 in terms of NFL Combine participants since 2012. LSU (69) and Florida State (66) rank second and third. Ohio State (64) is fourth, Clemson (54) and Georgia (54) are tied for sixth, USC (53) is eight and Miami (50) is 10th.