UND Roster

2020-21 Football Roster

#12 Ian Book


Height 6-0 1/8
Weight 206
Class Graduate Student
Hometown El Dorado Hills, CA
High School Oak Ridge


  • Team Captain (2020)
  • Team Captain (2019)
  • O’Brien Award Watch List (2020)
  • Maxwell Award Watch List (2020)
  • Manning Award Watch List (2020)
  • Team Offensive Player of the Year (2019)
  • Davey O’Brien Award Great 8 List (three times)
  • Manning Star of the Week (twice)


  • DUKE: Completed 19-of-31 passes, including a 75-yard long, for 236 yards and a touchdown, also rushing for 12 yards in the season-opening win vs. Duke (9/12). Book quarterbacked the Irish offense to five scoring drives, the first of which went 96 yards in 12 plays, to take the lead in the second quarter. It was the longest drive by the Irish since a 97-yard drive in the 30-27 home win over Southern Cal in 2019. Notre Dame also added an 83-yard touchdown drive later in the game; His 75-yard long pass was the longest of his career; recorded three rushing touchdowns in the first half in the 52-0 win vs. South Florida (9/19) – the second time in his career in which he has rushed for three touchdowns in a game (Wake Forest – 2018) – making him the first quarterback in Notre Dame history (modern era) to rush for three touchdowns in a half; no ACC player of any position has scored more touchdowns, rushing or otherwise, in a single game this season than Book’s three, nor has any player scored more points in a single game than Book’s 18, in the 52-0 win vs. South Florida (9/19).
  • SOUTH FLORIDA: In the 52-0 shutout win over South Florida, Book managed an offense that scored six total rushing touchdowns (the ACC’s most in a single game this season), traveled 430 yards, posted zero turnovers and only punted twice.
  • FLORIDA STATE: Started and went 16-for-25 and 201 yards, while being responsible for three TDs (two passing, one rushing), adding 58 rushing yards (11-yard long), in the win vs. Florida State (10/10). Book quarterbacked ND to 554 yards of total offense, the most for Notre Dame since 2019 vs. Bowling Green (573 yards); with his second touchdown pass of the game in the second quarter, QB Ian Book tied Jimmy Clausen in career touchdown passes with 60, ranking third all-time in Irish history; with his rushing touchdown, Book now ranks 10th all-time in program history with 12 scores on the ground. vs. Florida State (10/10). 
  • LOUISVILLE: Started and completed 11 passes for 106 yards, rushing 12 times for 47 yards, including a rush which fooled a Louisville defender to gain extra yardage on an impressive go-ahead touchdown in the 12-7 win vs. Louisville (10/17).


  • Named team’s Offensive Player of the Year
  • Selected as a top-20 finalist for Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
  • Started all 13 games at QB, finishing the year 240-for-399 for 3,034 yards and 34 TDs to just six interceptions
  • Ran 112 times for 546 yards and four TDs (includes getting sacked 15 times for 78 yards)
  • Became the first QB 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 QB to reach those milestones in 2019)
  • Had five games on the year with four or more passing TDs, the most in a Notre Dame football season
  • With six career games of at least four passing TDs, Book trails only Brady Quinn in career games with four-plus passing TDs at Notre Dame
  • Finished the year with 57 career TD passes, ranking fourth in program history behind Brady Quinn (95), Tommy Rees (61) and Jimmy Clausen (60)
  • His 34 passing TDs on the year marked the second-most in a season by an Irish QB, trailing only Brady Quinn’s 37 in 2006
  • Became the first QB in school history with four passing TDs and 100 rushing yards in the same game, accomplishing the feat at Duke with four TDs and 139 rushing yards (the third-most by an Irish QB in a game since 1996)
  • First QB in school history to have multiple games with five TD passes in the same season (vs. New Mexico, Bowling Green & Navy)
  • First QB in school history with five TD passes in one half (vs. Bowling Green)
  • Finished the season among the FBS leaders in passing TDs (sixth, 34), points responsible for (eighth, 228) and total offense (25th, 275.4)
  • Received the game ball and was named to the Davey O’Brien Great 8 list for performance against Bowling Green
  • Named Manning Star of the Week following win over Navy
  • Selected to Maxwell, Davey O’Brien and Walter Camp Watch Lists


  • Took over as the starting quarterback at Wake Forest
  • Finished the season 214-314 (68.2) for 19 TDs passing, while rushing 95 times for 280 yards and four TDs
  • Ranked eighth nationally with a 68.2 completion percentage and 17th in pass efficiency
  • First FBS QB to win his first five starts of a season with a completion percentage over 70% in each game since Russell Wilson at Wisconsin in 2011
  • Named to the Davey O’Brien Great 8 List after going 25-for-34 for 325 yards and two TDs passing while adding three rushing TDs at Wake Forest
  • Named Davey O’Brien QB of the Week, Manning Award Star of the Week and Maxwell Award Player of the Week after win over No. 7 Stanford (24-for-33 for 278 yards and four TDs)


  • Played in 10 games, primarily as the backup quarterback, but did start for injured Brandon Wimbush at North Carolina (Oct. 7)
  • Came off the bench to help the Irish rally past No. 17 LSU, 21-17, in the 2018 Citrus Bowl
  • Completed 46 of 75 passes for 456 yards and four TDs
  • Rushed for 207 yards on 37 carries
  • Went 14 of 19 for 164 yards with two fourth-quarter TD passes in the postseason victory over the Tigers
  • With Notre Dame trailing LSU, 14-6, found Michael Young in the back of the end zone for a 6-yard score
  • With the Irish down, 17-14, connected with Miles Boykin for a 55-yard TD with 1:28 remaining to help Notre Dame secure its first victory in a New Year’s Day bowl since the 1994 Cotton Bowl against Texas A&M
  • Book’s first touchdown came early in the fourth quarter. With Notre Dame trailing 14-6, he found freshman wide receiver Michael Young in the back of the end zone for a 6-yard score.
  • Became the seventh consecutive Notre Dame signal caller to win first career start (at North Carolina)
  • First Irish QB to make his first start on the road since Jimmy Clausen at Penn State in 2007
  • First Notre Dame signal caller to win when his first career start came in a road game since Tom Krug won at Air Force, 44-14, in 1995
  • Completed 17 of 31 passes for 146 yards and a TD, while rushing for 45 yards against the Tar Heels
  • Briefly spelled an injured Wimbush against Wake Forest (Nov. 4), going 8-for-8 for 50 yards and a TD


  • Did not see game action during the season
  • Served as Notre Dame’s fourth-string quarterback
  • Split time between the Irish regulars and the offensive scout team during game preparation


  • Three-year starting quarterback at Oak Ridge High School
  • Helped Oak Ridge to 12 and 10-win seasons, respectively, as a sophomore (2013) and senior (2015)
  • Twice led Oak Ridge to the Sac-Joaquin section semifinals
  • Named Sierra Foothill League Most Valuable Player
  • Awarded 2015 Back of the Year by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame and the Sacramento Valley Chapter’s all-Sac-Joaquin section
  • Earned Sacramento Bee First Team All-Metro honors in 2015 and honorable mention status in 2014
  •  No. 17-ranked pro-style quarterback by 247Sports, No. 39-ranked quarterback by Scout, No. 22-ranked pocket passer by ESPN and No. 14-ranked pro-style quarterback by Rivals
  • Scholastic career stats: 7,632 passing yards, 78 touchdown passes, 64.6 percent completion percentage (603 of 934)
  • Threw for a career-high 3,049 yards in 13 games as a senior in 2015
  • Recorded 30 TD passes (just five interceptions) while rushing for 779 yards on 129 carries and 12 scores
  • Completed 70.5 percent of his passes (244 of 346)
  • Threw for 2,025 yards in 10 games as a junior in 2014
  • Recorded 18 TD passes (seven interceptions)
  • Completed 62.5 percent of his passes (155 of 248)
  • Threw for 2,558 yards in 14 games as a sophomore in 2013
  • Recorded 30 TD passes (just five interceptions)
  • Completed 60.0 percent of his passes (204 of 340)
  • Played for head coach Eric Cavaliere at Oak Ridge High School
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in marketing
@NDFootball | Ian Book Press Conference vs. Spring Practice (2019)