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Quenton Nelson G 6' 5 330 lbs

Rank: 
30
Round Drafted: 
30
College: 
Notre Dame

Saw action in 12 games and started 11 at left guard on an offensive line which was a finalist for the inaugural Joe Moore Award ... missed the Navy game (Oct. 10) and most of USC (Oct. 17) with an ankle injury ... part of an offensive line that helped the Irish average 5.63 rushing yards per carry (eighth-best in the FBS) -- a modern (post WWII) school record ... Notre Dame ranked 27th nationally in total offense, averaging 466.4 yards per game, its third-best mark since setting a school record in 1970 by averaging 510.5 yards per game ... Notre Dame was one of 11 programs nationally to average 205 yards rushing and 250 yards passing per game in 2015 (Irish had not accomplished this feat since 1970) ... Notre Dame averaged 207.6 rushing yards per game (28th in the FBS), the best rushing output since 2000, including six games with 200+ yards (Texas, Virginia, Georgia Tech, UMass, USC and Stanford) ... paved the way for first-year RB C.J. Prosise, who rushed for 1,032 yards (second-fewest carries needed to reach 1,000 yards) and recorded the 18th 1,000-yard rushing season in school history, and freshman RB Josh Adams, who set a freshman single-season school record with 835 yards rushing ... blocked for an Irish rushing attack that recorded 457 yards vs. UMass.