Shembo, Nix, and Tuitt look to anchor a highly-touted Notre Dame defense. Shembo and Tuitt are tied for the most sacks (14.0) among active Notre Dame players. Nix led the defensive line with 50 tackles last season.
On the other side of the ball, Martin will serve as the most experienced player on the offensive front. The fifth-year senior served as a team captain in 2012 and was named a second-team Walter Camp All American.
Not surprisingly, Alabama leads the list of over 100 players with 5 selections.
Former Notre Dame defensive end Aaron Lynch is another notable name on the list. Lynch left Notre Dame after his freshman season to transfer to South Florida. This will be Lynch's first season playing for USF after sitting out last year.
Former Irish linebacker Manti Te'o won the Lombardi Award last season.