NOTRE DAME, Indiana — Notre Dame graduate student quarterback Ian Book has been named a semifinalist for the 84th Maxwell Award for the Collegiate Player of the Year. Book is one of 18 semifinalists for the award, and one of 11 quarterbacks on the list.
Book has led the Irish to a perfect 10-0 record in 2020, becoming the all-time winningest quarterback in Notre Dame history. He boasts a 30-3 (.909) record as a starter, and Book is one of just two FBS quarterbacks with a win rate above .900. He has completed 181 passes for 2,382 yards and 15 touchdowns, with just two interceptions, in 2020, and has rushed for 465 yards and eight touchdowns on the season.
Book, a rare two-time team captain, capped the longest streak of passing attempts without an interception in program history at 266 (beginning mid-Game One vs. Duke and ending mid-Game 10 vs. Syracuse), which was the longest-active streak in the FBS. With eight rushing TDs in 2020, he ranks third among all Power 5 quarterbacks in season rushing touchdowns.
The graduate student has garnered a number of national accolades this season. He has been named to the Davey O’Brien Great 8 list four times and was tabbed as an O’Brien Semifinalist, and was recently selected to the Top 10 for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. Book also earned ACC Quarterback of the Week following the Pitt game and Manning Award Star of the week twice following the Boston College and Syracuse games. Additionally, he was also selected as a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award.