2013 Irish Defense41 of the team's 83 scholarships are allotted to the defensive side of scrimmage. Of the 41, only seven will exhaust eligibility after the 2013 season.
Defensive Linemen (12): Eddie Vanderdoes (FR), Isaac Rochell (FR), Jacob Matuska (FR), Jarron Jones (So./4) Sheldon Day (So./3), Tony Springmann (Jr./3), Chase Hounshell (Jr./3), Stephon Tuitt (Jr./2), ^Justin Utupo (Sr./2), ^Louis Nix (Sr./2), #Kona Schwenke (Sr./1), #Tyler Stockton (5th/1).
2013 Irish Offense and SpecialistsOf the team's 83 scholarships, 39 spots are dedicated to offensive players, of which five will exhaust their eligibility at season's end. Three specialists are on scholarship as well with one, former record-setting placekicker Nick Tausch, out of eligibility following 2013.
Offensive Linemen (14): Mike McGlinchey (FR), Hunter Bivin (FR), John Montelus (FR), Steven Elmer (FR), Colin McGovern (FR), Mark Harrell (So./4) Ronnie Stanley (So./4), Conor Hanratty (Jr./3), Nick Martin (Jr./3), Matt Hegarty (Jr./3), ^Christian Lombard (Sr./2) ^Bruce Heggie (Sr./2), #Zack Martin (5th/1), #Chris Watt (5th/1)
Wide Receivers (10): Torii Hunter (FR), James Onwualu (FR), Will Fuller (FR), Corey Robinson (FR), Chris Brown (So./3), C.J. Prosise, (So./4) DaVaris Daniels (Jr./3), ^Luke Massa (Sr./2), #T.J. Jones (Sr./1), #Daniel Smith (Sr./1)
Specialists (3): LS Scott Daly (So./4) and K/P Kyle Brindza (Jr./2), K #Nick Tausch (5th/1) -- plus 5th-Year preferred walk-on punter Alex Wufleck, preferref walk-on freshman punter *Andrew Antognoli and preferred walk-on freshman kicker *John Chereson
#Denotes player exhausts eligibility at seasons' end
^Denotes graduating senior with eligibility remaining
*Denotes non-scholarship player