UND.COM | May 23, 2017
University of Notre Dame senior safety Drue Tranquill was named to the 2017 Lott Trophy Watch List by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation.
Tranquill started all 12 games at safety for the Irish in 2017. He led the team with 52 solo tackles and ranked second in total tackles with 79. Tranquill added two pass breakups, two tackles for loss and one interception. His 79 stops last season fall just outside of the top-10 single-season tackle totals for an Irish defensive back. Glenn Earl (2002) and Brian Magee (1994) are tied for 10th with 81 tackles.
Tranquill returned to the starting lineup in 2016 after season-ending ACL injuries in both 2014 and 2015. He registered a career-high 13 tackles in Notre Dame's 50-33 rout of Syracuse. Tranquill recorded 10 tackles and an interception against Virginia Tech.
Off the gridiron, Tranquill has excelled in the classroom and in the community. A mechanical engineering major and 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-American, Tranquill has a 3.73 grade-point average and has been named to the University’s Dean's List three of his six semesters at Notre Dame. He was named a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree in 2015.