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Five Captains Selected for 2020-21 Notre Dame Football Campaign

NOTRE DAME, Indiana — Dick Corbett Head Football Coach Brian Kelly announced five team captains for Notre Dame’s 2020 football campaign this fall. They include returning 2019 captains QB Ian Book and OL Robert Hainsey, as well as first-time captains S Shaun Crawford, DL Daelin Hayes and DL Adetokunbo Ogundeji. 

Book and Hainsey earn the role as rare two-time captains, just the 23rd and 24th Notre Dame players in the program’s 131-season history to ever serve multiple seasons as a team captain. More than 200 players have served in the captain role for Irish Football. 

Ian Book rushes against Virginia Tech.


Graduate  student  quarterback  Ian  Book  returns  as  the  starter  in  2020,  marking  the  first  time the Irish enter a season with a quarterback boasting at least two seasons of majority of  games  started  (23-of-26  games  from  2018-19)  since  Jimmy  Clausen  in  2009  (22-of  25-games from 2007-08). Already named to the Manning Award, Maxwell Trophy and O’Brien Award watch lists for 2020, the 2019 team captain and Notre Dame Offensive Player of the Year finished the season 240-for-399 with 3,034 yards and 34 touchdowns, throwing just six interceptions. He also ran 112 times for 546 yards and four touchdowns. 

With his 2019 performance, Book became the first quarterback in Notre Dame history with at least 2,500 passing yards, 500 rushing yards and 30 TD passes in a season. Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts was the only other FBS quarterback to reach those milestones in 2019. 


A sixth-year graduate student, Crawford was named Honorable Mention for the 2019 CoSIDA Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year, honoring his success and perseverance in battling back from multiple injuries. Awarded a sixth year (2020) by the NCAA due to these injuries, Crawford finished the 2019 season with 28 tackles (19 solo), one TFL, an interception, two pass break-ups and a QB hurry. He played in 11 games, making eight starts, while overcoming a dislocated elbow suffered against Virginia. He returned after missing just two games.

Crawford made a season-high five tackles against Virginia Tech, and his interception came in the 66-14 win over New Mexico. 


A candidate for the 2020 William V. Campbell Trophy, recognizing the nation’s top football senior scholar-athlete, Hainsey begins his true senior campaign following a season in which he did not allow a sack on 423 snaps (252 pass plays), and conceded just two QB hits and six QB hurries. The 2019 team captain and four-time offseason workout captain (SWAT captain) started the first eight games last season before suffering a season-ending injury against Virginia Tech, and was honored as team Offensive Lineman of the Year. He was named to the Pro Football Focus National Offensive Team of The Week (2019 Week 5 vs. Virginia) and the Irish Offensive Line was named to the Joe Moore Award Midseason Honor Roll. 

Hayes Tranquill FSU


Graduate student Hayes was selected to both the AFCA Good Works Team watch list, which honors a student-athlete’s impact off the field, and the 2020 Wuerffel Trophy Watch List, known as “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service.” He played in four games in 2019 prior to suffering a season-ending shoulder injury against Virginia. Over those games, he recorded six tackles (three for loss) and a sack. In his career, Hayes has totaled 78 tackles (14.5 TFL) in 41 games. 

Hayes has also been a leader in Notre Dame Football’s social justice efforts, leading the organization of a rally in honor of Juneteenth on the Notre Dame campus. Hayes spearheaded the charge in organizing the event in roughly 72 hours, and was one of the main speakers at the rally. He is also active with the Robinson Community Learning Center and other community service efforts. 


A mainstay on the Irish defense, graduate student Ogundeji totaled 34 tackles in 2019 (seven for loss) and 4.5 sacks. Playing in all 13 games, he also forced three fumbles and recovered another, returning it 23 yards for a touchdown vs. Virginia. Additionally, Ogundeji earned the second-highest overall defensive grade on the team for 2019 per Pro Football Focus (82.2). With the departure of NFL talent in Khalid Kareem and Julian Okwara from the defensive line, Ogundeji will step into a starting role in 2020. In his career, he has played in 31 games, posting 56 tackles (28 solo), 10 TFL, six sacks and a pass break-up. 


2020: Ian Book, Shaun Crawford, Robert Hainsey, Daelin Hayes, Ade Ogundeji
2019: Ian Book, Jalen Elliott, Chris Finke, Alohi Gilman, Robert Hainsey, Khalid Kareem, Julian Okwara
2018: Alex Bars, Sam Mustipher, Tyler Newsome, Drue Tranquill
DeShone Kizer, Greer Martini, Mike McGlinchey, Nyles Morgan, Quenton Nelson, Drue Tranquill, Austin Webster
: Torii Hunter Jr., Mike McGlinchey, James Onwualu, Isaac Rochell
2015: Sheldon Day, Matthias Farley, Nick Martin, Joe Schmidt, Jaylon Smith
2014: Austin Collinsworth, Sheldon Day, Nick Martin, Cam McDaniel
2013: Zack Martin, TJ Jones, Bennett Jackson
2012: Manti Te’o, Kapron Lewis-Moore, Zack Martin, Tyler Eifert
2011: Harrison Smith
2010: Game-by-Game
2009: Jimmy Clausen, Kyle McCarthy, Eric Olsen, Scott Smith
2008: David Bruton, Maurice Crum Jr., David Grimes
2007: Tom Zbikowski, Travis Thomas, John Carlson, John Sullivan, Maurice Crum Jr.
2006: Brady Quinn, Tom Zbikowski, Travis Thomas
2005: Brady Quinn, Brandon Hoyte
2004: Mike Goolsby, Ryan Grant, Carlyle Holiday, Justin Tuck
2003: Darrell Campbell, Vontez Duff, Omar Jenkins, Jim Molinaro
2002: Arnaz Battle, Sean Mahan, Gerome Sapp, Shane Walton
2001: Rocky Boiman, David Givens, Grant Irons, Anthony Weaver
2000: Anthony Denman, Jabari Holloway, Grant Irons, Dan O’Leary
1999: Jarious Jackson
1998: Bobbie Howard, Kory Minor, Mike Rosenthal
1997: Melvin Dansby, Ron Powlus, Allen Rossum
1996: Lyron Cobbins, Marc Edwards, Ron Powlus
1995: Paul Grasmanis, Ryan Leahy, Derrick Mayes, Shawn Wooden, Dusty Zeigler
1994: Lee Becton, Justin Goheen, Brian Hamilton, Ryan Leahy
1993: Jeff Burris, Tim Ruddy, Aaron Taylor, Bryant Young
1992: Demetrius DuBose, Rick Mirer
1991: Rodney Culver
1990: Mike Heldt, Todd Lyght, Ricky Watters, Chris Zorich
1989: Ned Bolcar, Anthony Johnson,Tony Rice
1988: Ned Bolcar, Mark Green,Andy Heck
1987: Chuck Lanza, Byron Spruell
1986: Mike Kovaleski
1985: Tony Furjanic, Mike Larkin, Allen Pinkett, Tim Scannell
1984: Mike Golic, Joe Johnson, Larry Williams
1983: Blair Kiel, Stacey Toran
1982: Phil Carter, Dave Duerson, Mark Zavagnin
1981: Bob Crable, Phil Carter
1980: Bob Crable, Tom Gibbons, John Scully
1979: Vagas Ferguson, Tim Foley, Dave Waymer
1978: Bob Golic, Jerome Heavens, Joe Montana
1977: Ross Browner, Terry Eurick, Willie Fry, Steve Orsini
1976: Mark McLane, Willie Fry
1975: Ed Bauer, Jim Stock
1974: Tom Clements, Greg Collins
1973: Dave Casper, Frank Pomerico, Mike Townsend
1972: John Dampeer, Greg Marx
1971: Walt Patulski, Tom Gatewood
1970: Larry DiNardo, Tim Kelly
1969: Bob Olson, Mike Oriard
1968: George Kunz, Bob Olson
1967: Bob (Rocky) Bleier
1966: Jim Lynch
1965: Phil Sheridan
1964: Jim Carroll
1963: Bob Lehmann
1962: Mike Lind
1961: Norb Roy, Nick Buoniconti
1960: Myron Pottios
1959: Ken Adamson
1958: Al Ecuyer, Chuck Puntillo
1957: Dick Prendergast, Ed Sullivan
1956: Jim Morse
1955: Ray Lemek
1954: Paul Matz, Dan Shannon
1953: Don Penza
1952: Jack Alessandrini
1951: Jim Mutscheller
1950: Jerry Groom
1949: Leon Hart, Jim Martin
1948: Bill Fischer
1947: George Connor
1945: Frank Dancewicz
1944: Pat Filley
1943: Pat Filley
1942: George Murphy
1941: Paul Lillis
1940: Milt Piepul
1939: Johnny Kelly
1938: Jim McGoldrick
1937: Joe Zwers
1936: Bill Smith, John Lautar
1935: Joe Sullivan
1934: Dom Vairo
1933: Hugh Devore, Tom Gorman
1932: Paul Host
1931: Tommy Yarr
1930: Tom Conley
1929: John Law
1928: Fred Miller
1927: John Smith
1926: Gene Edwards, Tom Hearden
1925: Clem Crowe
1924: Adam Walsh
1923: Harvey Brown
1922: Glen Carberry
1921: Eddie Anderson
1920: Frank Coughlin
1919: Leonard Bahan
1918: Leonard Bahan
1917: Jim Phelan
1916: Stan Cofall
1915: Freeman Fitzgerald
1914: Keith Jones
1913: Knute Rockne
1912: Charles (Gus) Dorais
1911: Luke Kelly
1910: Ralph Dimmick
1909: Howard Edwards
1908: Harry Miller
1907: Dom Callicrate
1906: Bob Bracken
1905: Pat Beacom
1904: Frank Shaughnessy
1903: Louis (Red) Salmon
1902: Louis (Red) Salmon
1901: Al Fortin
1900: John Farley
1899: Jack Mullen
1898: Jack Mullen
1897: Jack Mullen
1896: Frank E. Hering
1895: Dan Casey
1894: Frank Keough
1893: Frank Keough
1892: Pat Coady
1889: Edward Prudhomme
1888: Edward Prudhomme
1887: Henry Luhn

Three-time captain: Jack Mullen (1897-99)

Two-time captains: Leonard Bahan (1918-19); Ned Bolcar (1988-89); Ian Book (2019-20); Phil Carter (1981-82); Bob Crable (1980-81); Maurice Crum Jr. (2007-08); Sheldon Day (2014-15); Pat Filley (1943-44); Willie Fry (1976-77); Robert Hainsey (2019-20); Grant Irons (2000-01); Frank Keough (1893-94); Ryan Leahy (1994-95); Nick Martin (2014-15); Zack Martin(2012-13); Mike McGlinchey (2016-17); Bob Olson (1968-69); Ron Powlus (1996-97); Edward Prudhomme (1888-89); Brady Quinn (2005-06); Louis “Red” Salmon (1902-03); Travis Thomas (2006-07); Drue Tranquill(2017-18); Tom Zbikowski (2006-07)