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Brandon Wimbush
UCF KnightsNo. 3
Quarterback Redshirt Senior
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Date of birth: (1996-12-17) December 17, 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth: Teaneck, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 1.75 in (1.87 m) Weight: [convert: invalid number]
Career history
High school: St. Peter's Prep (NJ)
 College(s):
*Notre Dame (2015–2018)
UCF (2019–present)
Career highlights and awards

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

Early yearsEdit

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 careerEdit

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 statisticsEdit

Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Games Passing Rushing
YEAR GP GS Cmp Att Cmp% Yds YPA Long TD Int Rat Att Yds Avg Long TD
2015203560.0173.490088.679613.7791
2017121213627549.518706.883166121.41408045.74914
2018645410252.97197.08346113.31408045.74914


UCF Knights
Games Passing Rushing
YEAR GP GS Cmp Att Cmp% Yds YPA Long TD Int Rat Att Yds Avg Long TD
201911122352.21687.33020102.28202.5110

ReferencesEdit

  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". http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/-695741908352403215/brandon-wimbush-named-gatorade-state-player-of-the-year/.
  3. "Wimbush latest recruit to spurn PSU for Irish". http://www.espn.com/college-sports/recruiting/football/story/_/id/11660279/brandon-wimbush-commits-notre-dame-fighting-irish-spurning-penn-state-nittany-lions.
  4. "Notre Dame freshman QB Wimbush could push for more playing time". September 30, 2015. http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/notre-dame-fighting-irish-brandon-wimbush-more-playing-time-093015.
  5. "Meet Brandon Wimbush, the guy in line to be Notre Dame's next quarterback". http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/college/notre-dame/2016/12/21/meet-brandon-wimbush-guy-line-notre-dames-next-quarterback/95467316/.
  6. Skrbina, Paul. "Brandon Wimbush embracing new role as Notre Dame's starting QB". http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/ct-brandon-wimbush-quarterback-notre-dame-spt-0421-20170420-story.html.
  7. "Position primer: It's Brandon Wimbush's show for Notre Dame". http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/college/notre-dame/2017/08/03/position-primer-its-brandon-wimbushs-show-notre-dame/536611001/.
  8. Associated Press (September 2, 2017). "Wimbush leads Notre Dame to 49–16 victory over Temple". USA Today. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2017/09/02/wimbush-leads-notre-dame-to-49-16-victory-over-temple/105241898/.
  9. Greenstein, Teddy (September 16, 2017). "Notre Dame's Brandon Wimbush and Josh Adams run over Boston College in 49–20 win". http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-notre-dame-boston-college-spt-0917-20170916-column.html.
  10. Pope, LaMond (November 4, 2017). "Notre Dame racks up 710 yards of offense to outlast Wake Forest". http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/ct-notre-dame-wake-forest-football-spt-1105-20171104-story.html.
  11. Associated Press (January 1, 2018). "Boykin rallies Notre Dame to Citrus Bowl win over LSU". http://www.espn.com/college-football/recap?gameId=400953414.
  12. Woods, David (August 23, 2018). "Notre Dame football: Brandon Wimbush starts, but Ian Book is ready". https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/college/notre-dame/2018/08/23/notre-dame-football-quarterback-brandon-wimbush-starts-but-ian-book-ready-brian-kelly/1080152002/.

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