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NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL National Award Candidates

IAN BOOK

QUARTERBACK

  • Record as a starter: 30-3 (.909), the winningest quarterback in Notre Dame history.
  • 181 completions for 2,382 yards and 15 touchdowns, two interceptions
  • 465 rushing yards and eight touchdowns

JEREMIAH OWUSU-KORAMOAH

LINEBACKER

  • 49 tackles, 9.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks
  • One interception, two fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown) and three forced fumbles, adding three pass breakups
  • Ninth in the FBS in fumble recoveries
  • Fifth in the ACC in forced fumbles

LIAM EICHENBERG

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN

  • 37-career starts (all consecutive)
  • Third-ranked rushing offense in the ACC (235.0 yards/game)
  • Third in total offense in the ACC (474.4 yards/game)
  • Best third-down conversion rate in the ACC at 51.4 percent (seventh in the FBS)
  • T-second-highest first down total in the ACC (249 - seventh in the FBS)
  • Leads the conference (and ranks seventh nationally) in time of possession (34:09 per game)

KYREN WILLIAMS

RUNNING BACK

  • Five-time ACC weekly award winner
  • Six 100-yard rushing performances
  • 1,011 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns
  • 24 receptions for 268 yards and a touchdown
  • Leads all FBS freshmen in rushing touchdowns, total touchdowns and total rushing yards
  • T-eighth in the FBS in rushing TDs, T-11th in total TDs and ninth in rushing yards.
  • Fourth in ACC in rushing yards per game, fourth in scoring – TDs and fifth in all-purpose yards per game (127.9).

KYLE HAMILTON

DEFENSIVE BACK

  • 46 total tackles in just nine games, averaging 5.1 tackles per game.
  • Four pass breakups, two quarterback hits and 3.5 tackles-for-loss.

ROBERT HAINSEY

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN

  • 32-career starts
  • Third-ranked rushing offense in the ACC (235.0 yards/game)
  • Third in total offense in the ACC (474.4 yards/game)
  • Best third-down conversion rate in the ACC at 51.4 percent (seventh in the FBS)
  • T-second-highest first down total in the ACC (249 - seventh in the FBS)
  • Leads the conference (and ranks seventh nationally) in time of possession (34:09 per game)

MICHAEL MAYER

TIGHT END

  • 30 receptions (second on the team) for 337 yards and two touchdowns
  • Among FBS true freshmen TEs, ranks second in total receiving yards and receptions; tied for the lead in receiving TDs.
  • Ranks 14th among all FBS true freshmen in receiving yards.
  • 337 yards are the most by a Notre Dame true freshman TE since Kyle Rudolph’s 340 in 2008.