Brandon Wimbush

Brandon Wimbush (born December 17, 1996 in Teaneck, New Jersey) is an American football quarterback who currently plays for the UCF Knights.

Brandon Wimbush
UCF Knights
ClassRedshirt Senior
Career history
High schoolSt. Peter's Prep (NJ)
Personal information
Born:December 17, 1996 (age 22)
Teaneck, New Jersey
Height6 ft 1.75 in (1.87 m)
Weight228 lb (103 kg)

Early years

Wimbush, a resident of Teaneck, New Jersey, attended St. Peter's Preparatory School in Jersey City.[1] As a senior, he was named the Gatorade Football Player of the Year for New Jersey after he completed 192 passes of 265 passes for 3,187 yards, 37 touchdowns and four interceptions, while rushing for an additional 723 yards and 5 more touchdowns.[2] Wimbush was considered one of the top quarterback recruits in his class and committed to the University of Notre Dame to play college football.[3]

College career

As a freshman in 2015, Wimbush appeared in two games as a backup to DeShone Kizer.[4] In 2016, he took a redshirt season.[5]

With Kizer in the NFL, Wimbush took over as Notre Dame's starting quarterback in 2017 as a redshirt sophomore.[6][7] In his first start for the Fighting Irish, Wimbush threw for 184 yards, two passing touchdowns, and an interception against Temple. He also gained 106 yards on the ground and had a rushing touchdown in the game.[8] Two weeks later, he had 207 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns to go along with 96 passing yards in a 49–20 victory over Boston College.[9] Wimbush had 110 rushing yards and a career-high 280 passing yards against Wake Forest on November 4.[10] In Notre Dame's bowl game against LSU, Wimbush was benched in the second quarter in favor of backup Ian Book, who led Notre Dame to a come-from-behind victory, 21–17.[11]

Wimbush again started for Notre Dame in the 2018 season. Although, after a shaky start to the beginning of the season, backup Ian Book took over in Week 4.[12]

College statistics

Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Games Passing Rushing
YEAR GP GS Cmp Att Cmp% Yds YPA Long TD Int Rat Att Yds Avg Long TD
2015 2 0 3 5 60.0 17 3.4 9 0 0 88.6 7 96 13.7 79 1
2017 12 12 136 275 49.5 1870 6.8 83 16 6 121.4 140 804 5.7 49 14


  1. ^ Staples, Andy. "Brandon Wimbush is ready to make Notre Dame fans forget the term '4–8'", Sports Illustrated, March 27, 2017. Accessed August 30, 2017. "With Deshone Kizer headed to the NFL and Malik Zaire headed to another school as a graduate transfer, the fate of the offense—and probably the fate of the jobs of everyone in the executive suite—will be in the hands of the 6’ 1”, 226-pounder from Teaneck, N.J.... As a high-schooler at St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, N.J., Wimbush had marveled at classmates’ parents who had worked their way up to executive positions or had built their own businesses from scratch."
  2. ^ "Brandon Wimbush named Gatorade State Player of the Year".
  3. ^ "Wimbush latest recruit to spurn PSU for Irish".
  4. ^ "Notre Dame freshman QB Wimbush could push for more playing time". September 30, 2015.
  5. ^ "Meet Brandon Wimbush, the guy in line to be Notre Dame's next quarterback".
  6. ^ Skrbina, Paul. "Brandon Wimbush embracing new role as Notre Dame's starting QB".
  7. ^ "Position primer: It's Brandon Wimbush's show for Notre Dame".
  8. ^ Associated Press (September 2, 2017). "Wimbush leads Notre Dame to 49–16 victory over Temple". USA Today.
  9. ^ Greenstein, Teddy (September 16, 2017). "Notre Dame's Brandon Wimbush and Josh Adams run over Boston College in 49–20 win". Chicago Tribune.
  10. ^ Pope, LaMond (November 4, 2017). "Notre Dame racks up 710 yards of offense to outlast Wake Forest". Chicago Tribune.
  11. ^ Associated Press (January 1, 2018). "Boykin rallies Notre Dame to Citrus Bowl win over LSU".
  12. ^ Woods, David (August 23, 2018). "Notre Dame football: Brandon Wimbush starts, but Ian Book is ready". Indianapolis Star.

External links

2015 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

The 2015 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Brian Kelly and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. They competed as an independent.

The 2015 Fighting Irish squad was arguably the most explosive offense that Brian Kelly has coached at Notre Dame. During the regular season, the Irish were one of twenty-one schools in the country to average 200 or more passing yards and rushing yards per game. The Irish had fourteen plays of over 50 yards during the season, which ranked 13th in the country and was a school record. They also had two touchdowns of over 90 yards, (a 91-yard touchdown run by C.J. Prosise and a 98-yard touchdown run by Josh Adams). The Irish only had two in the previous 126 years of Notre Dame football. The running game was dominant. The 5.76 yards per carry were fifth in the country. They finished the regular season averaging 34 points per game, including a 62-point effort against UMass, the most points in a game since 1996.

The Irish were defeated by Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl by a score of 44–28.

2016 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

The 2016 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Brian Kelly and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. They competed as an independent. They finished the season 4–8, Notre Dame's worst record since 2007. Despite the disappointing season, athletic director Jack Swarbrick found the 2016 Irish to be a remarkable bunch, citing the team's "enthusiasm" and "willingness to practice".

2017 Georgia Bulldogs football team

The 2017 Georgia Bulldogs football team represented the University of Georgia in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bulldogs played their home games at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia and competed in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They were led by second-year head coach Kirby Smart.

The Bulldogs notched their 800th win in program history with a 41–0 victory over Tennessee on September 30, 2017.The 2017 Georgia Bulldogs were crowned Southeastern Conference Champions on December 2, 2017, with a postseason win over the Auburn Tigers, against whom they had suffered their only defeat in the regular season. This was their first conference title since 2005. After the win against Auburn, 2017 became only the fifth season of all time to see Georgia beat all of its traditional rivals (Auburn, Florida, Georgia Tech, Tennessee) in the same season (previously 1980, 1982, 2011, 2012).

Georgia received its first ever College Football Playoff appearance against Oklahoma in the school's first Rose Bowl Game since the 1942 season. Georgia won by a score of 54–48 in double overtime. The Bulldogs reached the National Championship game for the first time since 1982, but lost to Alabama in overtime.

2017 Michigan State Spartans football team

The 2017 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State University in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Spartans played their home games at the Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan, and competed in the East Division of the Big Ten Conference. They were led by 11th-year head coach Mark Dantonio. The Spartans finished the season 10–3, 7–2 in Big Ten play to finish in a tie for second place in the East Division. The Spartans received an invitation to the 2017 Holiday Bowl where they defeated Washington State.

2017 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

The 2017 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Brian Kelly and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. They competed as an independent. They finished the season 10–3, an impressive turnaround from the season before, where the Irish finished with their worst record since 2007. They were invited to the Citrus Bowl where they defeated LSU. The Irish would finish the season with four wins over teams that finished in the top 25 rankings (both the AP and Coaches polls), including winning three of those by over 20 points or more.

2018 Michigan Wolverines football team

The 2018 Michigan Wolverines football team was an American football team that represented the University of Michigan during the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Wolverines were members of the East Division of the Big Ten Conference and played their home games at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan was coached by Jim Harbaugh, who was in his fourth season as head coach of his alma mater.

Michigan began the year ranked 14th in both the AP Poll and Coaches Poll. Their first game of the year was on the road against rival Notre Dame, the first meeting between the two schools since 2014. The Wolverines lost that game, 24–17. Michigan won their next ten games, however, including wins over ranked Big Ten opponents Michigan State, Wisconsin, and Penn State, all of whom beat Michigan the previous year. The Wolverines climbed to fourth in the College Football Playoff rankings, and would clinch the Big Ten Eastern Division and a spot in the 2018 Big Ten Football Championship Game with a regular-season-ending win over arch-rival Ohio State. Michigan lost that game, 62–39, their seventh consecutive loss to the Buckeyes and 14th loss in 15 years in the series. The Wolverines were selected to their second New Year's Six bowl in three years, the Peach Bowl, where they lost to Florida, 41–15. The team's final record was 10–3, Harbaugh's third ten-win season in four years, and the team finished exactly where they started in the polls, at 14th.

Michigan was led on offense by junior quarterback Shea Patterson, a transfer from Ole Miss, and running back Karan Higdon, who became the first Michigan running back to rush for 1,000 yards since Fitzgerald Toussaint in 2011. On defense, the Wolverines were led by linebacker Devin Bush Jr., who was a consensus All-American and won the Nagurski–Woodson Award as the Big Ten's defensive player of the year.

2018 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

The 2018 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led by head coach Brian Kelly, who was in his ninth season at Notre Dame, and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. The Fighting Irish competed as an independent. Following an undefeated 12–0 regular season, Notre Dame was ranked third in the final College Football Playoff ranking, earning them a spot in the 2018 Cotton Bowl Classic, one of the CFP semifinal games.

2018 Rose Bowl

The 2018 Rose Bowl was a college football bowl game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Georgia Bulldogs, played on January 1, 2018 at the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, California. The 104th Rose Bowl Game was a semifinal for the College Football Playoff (CFP), matching two of the top four teams selected by the system's selection committee. Georgia and Oklahoma competed for a spot at the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship game, to be played on January 8, 2018 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The Georgia Bulldogs won the game with a 27-yard run by Sony Michel, shortly after Lorenzo Carter blocked Oklahoma Sooners' field goal attempt in the second overtime. The game lasted four hours and five minutes. With 26.8 million viewers on ESPN, the game ranked as the fifth most-viewed cable program of all time.The game was one of the 2017–18 bowl games that concluded the 2017 FBS football season. It was televised on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, and broadcast on ESPN Radio and XM Satellite Radio, with the kickoff at 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. local time). The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association organized the game. Sponsored by the Northwestern Mutual financial services organization, the game was officially known as the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual.

2018 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

The 2018 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented Vanderbilt University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Commodores played their home games at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee and competed in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They were led by fifth-year head coach Derek Mason. Vanderbilt finished the season 6–7, 3–5 in SEC play to finish in 6th place in the East Division. They were invited to play in the Texas Bowl where they were defeated by Baylor.

Elite 11

The Elite 11 is a quarterback competition for high school quarterbacks across the United States. Elite 11 was founded in 1999 by Andy Bark and continues to be run by his company, Student Sports Inc, hosted at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.

Over the years, 12-24 of the nation's top quarterbacks have been selected to attend the Elite 11 Finals from 6 to 8 regional competitions held across the country, where over 400 quarterbacks compete and are evaluated.

Prior to 2012 the Elite 11 Finals were held across various sites in Southern California. Since 2013, the Elite 11 has been held at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon in conjunction with The Opening, where the top 11 or 12 QB's are split into teams from a pool of 162 players of different positions in a flag football tournament and long ball challenges, which is the same as a throw-off in flag football, but it is from the pylon to wherever the ball lands.

The head coach of the Elite 11 is Trent Dilfer, assisted by Jordan Palmer, George Whitfield Jr., Adam Tafralis, Charlie Frye, Craig Nall and Matt James. The General Manager and President is Student Sports' Brian Stumpf.

Notable Elite 11 Finals alumni include Andrew Luck, Matthew Stafford, Jameis Winston, Teddy Bridgewater, Matt Leinart, Geno Smith, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Vince Young, Kyle Orton, Antonio Brown (who was a quarterback in high school) and Troy Smith. Since 2016, the camp is covered by NFL Network in a YouTube series.

Holy War (Boston College vs. Notre Dame)

The Holy War is an American rivalry between the Boston College Eagles and University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish, a technical nonconference rivalry in college football, but in most sports an Atlantic Coast Conference rivalry. The series derives its name from the fact that the Eagles and the Fighting Irish represent the only two Catholic universities in the United States which still compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the highest level of competition in American college football.

Ian Book

Ian Book (born March 30, 1998) is an American football quarterback who currently plays for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

List of Notre Dame Fighting Irish starting quarterbacks

The following individuals have started games at quarterback for the University of Notre Dame football team, updated through the 2018 season.

The year of induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, if applicable, is designated alongside the respective player's final season.

List of people from Teaneck, New Jersey

The following is a list of notable current and former residents of Teaneck, New Jersey.

(B) denotes that the person was born in Teaneck.

Michigan State–Notre Dame football rivalry

The Michigan State–Notre Dame football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Michigan State Spartans and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The first game between the teams took place in 1897. Notre Dame leads the all-time series 49–29–1.

Beginning in 1949, the teams competed for the Megaphone Trophy, a trophy introduced by the Alumni Clubs of Notre Dame and Michigan State to be presented to the winner of the game. Notre Dame leads the Megaphone Trophy series 35–27–1.The Notre Dame side of the trophy is blue, while the Michigan State side is green, and the year of the game and teams' respective scores running down the middle. The current trophy is the third trophy as the prior two trophies no longer have space for the respective games to be included.The rivalry includes several notable games, such as the 1966 game, arguably one of the greatest college football games ever played. Notre Dame currently leads the series. Games played prior to 1949 also appear on the trophy to commemorate the entire series. Notre Dame is the current holder of the trophy, with a 38–18 victory on September 23, 2017. They will hold the Megaphone Trophy until 2026 when the two teams are scheduled to play again.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish football statistical leaders

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Fighting Irish represent the University of Notre Dame as an Independent in the NCAA.

Although Notre Dame began competing in intercollegiate football in 1887, records from the early years are often incomplete and inconsistent and may not appear on this list. Notre Dame's official record book does not list a specific "modern era" beginning in a certain year, and the records listed below can go as far back as 1900, although they may not be complete.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since the 1940s, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.

Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Fighting Irish have played in 11 bowl games since then, allowing more recent players an extra game to accumulate statistics.These lists are updated through the end of the 2016 season.

St. Peter's Preparatory School

Saint Peter's Preparatory School (called "St. Peter's Prep") is a private, all-male, Jesuit, college-preparatory school located in Jersey City, in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. The Society of Jesus founded the school in 1872 and today the school is operated as part of the Jesuits' New York Province. The school has been accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools.Students are enrolled from counties in Central and Northern New Jersey, as well as from nearby New York City. The school has a faculty of 72, made up of 5 Jesuits, 62 lay teachers, and six counselors three of whom work on college placement. Tuition for the 2017-18 school year is $17,150, while mandatory fees total $1,300.As of the 2015-16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 932 students and 69.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.4:1. The school's student body was 63.3% White, 12.6% Hispanic, 9.9% Black, 9.8% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander and 4.4% two or more races.

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