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Brandon

Wimbush

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Quarterback
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 222
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Teaneck, N.J.
High School: St. Peter's Prep
Other College: Notre Dame

Bio

PRIOR TO UCF:

NOTRE DAME (2015-18):

  • Single-Game Rushing Yards By Quarterback (Sept. 16, 2017 at Boston College, 207, 1st)
  • Single-Game Rushing Touchdowns (Sept. 16, 2017 at Boston College, 4, t-3rd)
  • Single-Game Rushing Yards By Quarterback (Nov. 4, 2017 vs. Wake Forest, 110, 9th)
  • Single-Game Rushing Yards (Sept. 16, 2017 at Boston College, 207, 12th)
  • Single-Season Rushing Touchdowns By Quarterback (2017, 14, 1st)
  • Single-Season Rushing Yards By Quarterback (2017, 803, 2nd)
  • Single-Season Points Responsibility/Game (2017, 15.2, 6th)
  • Single-Season Points Responsibility (2017, 182, 7th)
  • Single-Season Consecutive Passes Without Interception (2017, 121, 7th)
  • Single-Season Rushing Touchdowns (2017, 14, t-7th)
  • Single-Season Lowest Interception Percentage (2017, 2.18, 10th)
  • Career Lowest Interception Percentage (2015-, 2.14, 1st)
  • Career Points Responsibility/Game (2015-, 13.4, t-2nd)
  • Career Total Yards/Game (2015-, 199.0, 5th)
  • Career Rushing Touchdowns By Quarterback (2015-, 15, t-6th)
  • Career Pass Attempts Per Game (2015-, 20.0, 8th)

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Maxwell Award Watch List (2018)
  • Walter Camp Award Watch List (2018)
  • Newcomer of the Year: Offense (2017)
  • Manning Award Star of the Week (Oct. 24, 2017)

2018

  • Earned wins as the starting QB the first three weeks of the season and against Florida State (three passing TDs against Seminoles on senior day)
  • First Irish starting quarterback to lead his team to victories over four teams that finished the season ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 since Rick Mirer in 1990 (Mirer registered five)

2017

  • Played in and started 12 games
  • Only starting quarterback in the FBS to lead his team to victories over four teams that finished the season ranked in the Associated Press Top 25
  • First Irish starting quarterback to lead his team to victories over four teams that finished the season ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 since Rick Mirer in 1990 (Mirer registered five)
  • Third QB in school history to eclipse both 500 rushing yards and 1,000 passing yards in the same season (Tony Rice, 1988 and ‘89; DeShone Kizer, 2015)
  • Career 2.14 interception percentage (6 in 280 pass attempts) ranks best in school history
  • Career 13.4 points responsiblity per game (188 points in 14 games) ranks tied for second in school history
  • Owns 9-3 (.750) record as a starting quarterback at Notre Dame
  • Ranked 18th in the FBS in passing yards per completion (13.75)
  • Ranked tied for 19th overall in the FBS and tied for fifth among quarterbacks in rush yards per carry (5.70)
  • Ranked 21st in the FBS in points responsible for per game (15.2)
  • Ranked 24th in the FBS in points responsible for (182)
  • Ranked 39th overall in the FBS and seventh among quarterbacks in rush yards per carry (5.70)
  • Threw for at least two TD passes in six of his 12 games played, tossing three against Miami, Ohio (Sept. 30) and two against Temple (Sept. 2), USC (Oct. 21), NC State (Oct. 28), Navy (Nov. 18) and Stanford (Nov. 25)
  • Led the Irish with 14 rushing TDs, which shattered the previous school record of 10 set by DeShone Kizer in 2015
  • Ranked second on the Irish with 803 rushing yards, which is the second-most rushing yards by a quarterback in school history
  • Set the quarterback school record for single-game rushing yards (207 at Boston College)
  • Rushed for four TDs, tied for third-most in school history, at Boston College (Sept. 16)
  • Recorded four 100-yard rushing games
  • Third Notre Dame player (Jarious Jackson, DeShone Kizer) to throw for 200 yards and rush for 100 yards in the same game (Wake Forest)
  • Threw for 280 yards and a TD, and ran for another 110 and two TDs, against Wake Forest (Nov. 4)
  • Completed a pass of at least 30 yards in nine different games
  • Recorded a rush of at least 20 yards in nine different games
  • Registered a pass completion of at least 30 yards and rush of at least 20 yards in six different games
  • 50 of his 130 carries went for a first down or TD
  • 20 of his 36 carries on third down resulted in a first down or TD
  • Recorded 13 rushes of at least 20 yards
  • Completed 60 percent (54-of-89) of his passes on third down

2016

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

2015

  • Played in two games as the backup quarterback
  • Saw action against UMass (Sept. 26) and Pittsburgh (Nov. 7)
  • Accounted for 109 yards of total offense against the Minutemen, gaining 92 yards on four carries while completing three of his five passes for 17 yards
  • Registered a 58-yard TD run against UMass
  • Recorded a 17-yard run among his three carries against the Panthers

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA

  • First-team pick as athlete on MaxPreps All-American Team for 2014
  • Honorable mention pick on 2015 Parade prep All-America squad
  • Named to USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA New Jersey Football Team as offensive player of the year and quarterback
  • Rated 38th player in nation and No. 2 dual-threat quarterback on Rivals.com 250 list
  • Rated 45th player in the nation and number-four dual-threat quarterback on ESPN 300 list and 55th player overall and fifth dual-threat quarterback on 247Sports Top 247 list
  • Ranked 71st player nationally and sixth quarterback on Scout 300 list
  • Ranked 102nd nationally on PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team
  • Rated 121st player nationally on Tom Lemming’s Top 300 list
  • New Jersey Gatorade Player of the year in 2014
  • NJ.com Offensive Player of the Year for 2014
  • First-team quarterback on NJ.com all-state squad and on all-non-public team for 2014
  • First-team quarterback on all-Hudson County Interscholastic Athletic League unit
  • MSG Varsity first-team all-metro quarterback and Tri-State Player of the Year
  • Player of the year on MSG Varsity all-New Jersey squad
  • Completed 192 passes (most in the state) of 265 attempts (.723) for 3,187 yards, 37 touchdowns and four interceptions as senior in 2014 for St Peter’s Prep High School in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Rushed for 723 yards and five TDs
  • Helped St. Peter’s to 11-1 record and New Jersey Non-Public Group 4 state title with 34-18 win over Paramus Catholic in championship game for school’s first state title since 2005
  • Top senior season effort featured 25 of 39 passing for 430 yards and four TDs
  • In three 2014 playoff games completed 60 of 88 throws for combined 854 yards and 10 TDs
  • Threw three second-half TD passes versus Bergen Catholic in come-from-behind win in state semifinal
  • Completed 18 of 32 throws for 167 yards and two TDs and rushed 11 times for 158 yards and one TD in title game versus Paramus Catholic
  • Completed 89 of 162 passes for 1,408 yards and 16 TDs and rushed seven times for TDs as junior in 2013, with four of those TD runs for at least 25 yards
  • Played in Under Armour All-American Bowl in St. Petersburg, Florida--completing three of six passes for 44 yards and rushing once for minus-five yards
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in accountancy with a minor in studio art
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