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Book Selected to O'Brien Award Class of 2020

NOTRE DAME, Indiana — University of Notre Dame graduate student quarterback Ian Book has been selected to the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Class of 2020. Named to the award’s weekly honor list four times this season, Book is one of 35 FBS quarterbacks recognized. 

Book is undefeated in 2020, leading the Irish to wins over ranked opponents No. 1 Clemson and No. 19 North Carolina. With 29 career wins as a starter, he is tied for the most all-time by a Notre Dame quarterback. His .906 win rate (29-3) as a starter ranks second among all FBS quarterbacks, while his 29 wins tie for third among all FBS passers, even as he owns only the 12th-most starts by a current FBS quarterback. 

The rare two-time team captain has totaled 237-consecutive passing attempts without an interception this season, tied for the longest active streak in the FBS and the longest streak in Notre Dame quarterback history. 

In 2020, Book has completed 157 passes for 2,097 yards and 12 touchdowns, rushing 83 times for 412 yards and six touchdowns. 

Book ranks second all-time in Irish records in career passing yards (8,215), touchdown passes (69), QB rushing yards (1,445), total offense yards (9,660) and points responsible for (498). 

In his career, Book has been named to the O’Brien Great 8 weekly list seven times, including selection to the list for the past three-consecutive games (vs. No. 1 Clemson, at Boston College and at No. 19 North Carolina). He has been recognized a total of four times in 2020.

The award will select 16 semifinalists based on a selection committee and a fan vote. Semifinalists will be announced December 7. The fan vote will take place on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and the winner of the vote on each of the three sites will receive the equivalent of two additional committee member ballots.  

Following the naming of the semifinalists, the next round of fan voting will take place from Monday, Dec. 7 to Sunday, Dec. 20 with the three finalists named on Tuesday, Dec. 22. The final round of fan voting will occur from Tuesday, Dec. 22 until Wednesday, Dec. 30. The winner will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 7 on the 30th annual The Home Depot College Football Awards, which will be held virtually from 7-8:30 p.m. (ET) on ESPN.