Three Notre Dame football players earn All-America honors

IRISH STEW

Mike Vorel
South Bend Tribune

A trio of Notre Dame football players earned All-America honors on Tuesday.

Senior long snapper Scott Daly was named a second-team All-American by Phil Steele, while senior left tackle Mike McGlinchey nabbed third-team honors. Defensive back Julian Love was also named a Freshman All-American by 247Sports.

A 6-foot-2, 250-pound senior, Daly played in 51 games in his Irish career. Last Friday, he was named the team's Special Teams Player of the Year at the annual Echoes awards banquet.

McGlinchey — a 6-8, 310-pound senior — has started 26 consecutive games in his Notre Dame career. The Philadelphia native requested feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Board last month but has stated repeatedly that he will return to Notre Dame for his senior season in 2017.

In his first season in South Bend, the 5-11, 190-pound Love made an impact at the cornerback, nickelback and safety positions. The Westchester, Ill., native finished with 45 tackles, two tackles for loss, one forced fumble and one interception.

Junior offensive guard Quenton Nelson was previously named a second-team All-American by Sports Illustrated, while junior safety Drue Tranquill was deemed a first-team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Notre Dame’s Julian Love (27) tackles Navy’s Brady Petersen during the Notre Dame vs. Navy NCAA college football game at EverBank field in Jacksonville, Florida Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. Tribune Photo/MICHAEL CATERINA