UND Roster

2019-20 Football Roster

#12 Ian Book


Height 6-0 1/8
Weight 212
Class Senior
Hometown El Dorado Hills, CA
High School Oak Ridge


  • 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)