Ian Book

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Ian Book
Notre Dame Fighting Irish – No. 12
Career history
Bowl games
High schoolOak Ridge (El Dorado Hills, CA)
Personal information
Born: (1998-03-30) March 30, 1998 (age 21)
El Dorado Hills, California
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight203 lb (92 kg)

Ian Book (born March 30, 1998)[1] is an American football quarterback who currently plays for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

High school career[edit]

Book played high school football at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, California. He originally committed to Washington State but flipped his commitment to Notre Dame.[2]

College career[edit]

Freshman season (2016)[edit]

Book took a redshirt his freshman year in order to preserve a year of eligibility. He sat behind behind starters Malik Zaire and DeShone Kizer in addition to primary backup Brandon Wimbush.

Sophomore season (2017)[edit]

Book sat behind Wimbush throughout the 2017 season, but he started for an injured Wimbush against North Carolina, propelling the Irish to a 33-10 victory over the Tar Heels in his first collegiate start on October 7, 2017. During the 2018 Citrus Bowl, Book came off the bench and led the Irish to a 21–17 victory over LSU.

Junior season (2018)[edit]

After a pair of slim home victories over unranked opponents Ball State and Vanderbilt in 2018, Book was chosen as the starter over Wimbush for a road game against Wake Forest. The result was a 56–27 Notre Dame victory, with Book throwing for 325 yards and two touchdowns, and running for three more.[3][dead link] Against #7 Stanford the next week, Book threw for 278 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-17 rout of the Cardinal.[4] The Irish continued to move up the rankings under Book, and in week 10, Book threw for two touchdown passes and ran 23 yards for a score in the closing minutes to lead No. 3 Notre Dame to a close 31-21 victory over Northwestern.[5] Book helped the Irish to finish the regular season 12-0 and earn its first College Football Playoff berth, although the Irish were defeated by the eventual national champion Clemson in the 2018 Cotton Bowl Classic, 30-3.

Senior season (2019)[edit]

On September 14, 2019, Book threw for 360 yards and five touchdowns.[6] He also had one rushing touchdown in a 66-14 win over New Mexico. He contributed to the most points scored in a home opener at Notre Dame since 1932.

On October 5, 2019, Book threw five touchdowns in the first half against Bowling Green State University[7], becoming the first player in Notre Dame history to have five scores in one half.


  1. ^ Assaf, Mick (March 30, 2018). "Mick Assaf on Instagram: "Happy 20th birthday to a great quarterback, but a better friend. It's been a fun ride, my guy. Let's keep this thing rolling."". Instagram. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "Ian Book Timeline Events". 247Sports.com. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  3. ^ "No. 8 Notre Dame swaps quarterbacks, beats Wake Forest 56–27". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  4. ^ Dodd, Dennis (September 30, 2018). "Ian Book makes all the difference for Notre Dame's renewed College Football Playoff hopes". CBS Sports. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "Notre Dame vs. Northwestern - Box Score - November 3, 2018". ESPN. Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  6. ^ "Ian Book, defense lead Notre Dame football demolition of New Mexico". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  7. ^ Farmer, Douglas (October 10, 2019). "Ian Book's performance against Bowling Green could foreshadow sustainable Notre Dame success". Inside the Irish. Retrieved October 11, 2019.

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