Typical 3-4 nose guard prospect who spent his freshman season concentrating on strength and conditioning ... tutored by the departed Ian Williams ... enters fall practice looking to compete for a starting spot on the defensive line.
Impact player who helped anchor the defensive front ... started 11 of 13 games (did not start at Michigan State or vs. Pittsburgh) ... led all Notre Dame defensive linemen with 50 tackles and ranked fourth on the team with 7.5 tackles for loss and two sacks ... team-high five pass breakups ... total of 95 career tackles (32 unassisted) in his second full season in the trenches ... started strong with three tackles (1.5 for loss) against Navy (Sept. 1) ... had four more tackles, including a career-best 1.5 sacks, in the victory over Purdue (Sept. 8) ... registered five tackles at Michigan State (Sept. 15) ... had four tackles and forced first career fumble in the home win over Michigan (Sept. 22) ... two solo tackles against Miami (Oct. 6) at Soldier Field ... finished with four tackles and a quarterback hurry against Stanford (Oct. 13), and was instrumental in the goal-line stand in overtime that secured the victory for the Irish ... added four tackles in each of the next three games against BYU (Oct. 20), Oklahoma (Oct. 27) and Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) ... credited with 1.5 tackles for loss and half of a sack during that stretch ... career-high seven tackles in the home finale triumph over Wake Forest (Nov. 10) ... closed the regular season with three solo stops against USC (Nov. 24), including one for a loss ... recorded five tackles (all solo) in BCS National Championship Game vs. Alabama ... posted two tackles for loss vs. Crimson Tide.
Started 11 games at nose guard while playing in all 13 during the season ... did not start vs. USF or Navy ... collected 45 tackles, including four and a half for loss ... also recorded one pass breakup and one-half sack ... registered nine games with at least two tackles and six games of four or more ... had a pair of six-tackle games ... opened career with six tackles, including one-half tackle for loss against South Florida ... tied career high in tackles with six, including one-half tackle for loss and one-half sack in win against Navy ... had four tackles, including a career-high one and a half tackles for loss, against Stanford ... notched five tackles, including one tackle for loss and a pass breakup in win vs. Boston College ... registered three tackles in Champs Sports Bowl against Florida State.
Did not see game action during the 2010 season.
Named to Florida Super 75 and to Jacksonville Super 24 teams by Jacksonville Times-Union following his senior year in 2009 ... rated 59th nationally on Sporting News Top 100 list ... tabbed SuperPrep All-American and eighth-best defensive tackle nationally ... made 50 tackles and 10 sacks as senior in 2009 at Raines High School in Jacksonville, Fla. ... a 2009 all-First Coast pick as defensive lineman by Jacksonville Times-Union ... selected to play in Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. ... tallied 19 combined sacks as a sophomore and junior in 2007 and 2008 ... selected to Jacksonville Times-Union Super 11 squad prior to senior season and was labeled "most disruptive" player in First Coast.Named to Super Southeast 120 team by Mobile Press-Register ... rated 64th best player nationally and sixth-best defensive tackle in ESPNU 150 ... listed as seventh-best defensive tackle nationally and 85th-best player by Rivals. com ... rated ninth-best defensive tackle in country and 102nd-best prospect nationally by Scout.com ... ranked 108th player nationally by SI.com/TAKKLE ...rated on Offense-Defense Top 250 list...rated 75th nationally by The Kickoff Top 120.Tallied 60 tackles and 10 sacks as junior and named second-team all-First Coast by Jacksonville Times-Union ... helped Raines High School to 7-4 record and appearance in Florida state playoffs as sophomore in 2007 ... named to Jacksonville Times-Union second-team all-First Coast in 2007 ... also played basketball ... played for coach Deran Wiley at Raines.
Born July 31, 1991 ... son of Louis Nix and Stephanie Ancrum ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.