This Guy Plays Notre Dame Football
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have a roster full of players, and we want to talk about them all. One Foot Down’s player profile series will take a look at every single one of them, and hopefully we all learn a little bit more about these guys, and Notre Dame’s chances for the upcoming 2019 season.
# 7 Brendon Clark, Quarterback
This Manchester, Virginia powerhouse became Irish after first committing to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. He may have a lot to prove as he moves into his freshman year, but Clark’s high school stats tell quite the story. He ran 688 yards in his junior season and claimed 2,327 passing yards, 35 touchdowns, and only one interception as a high school senior. He finished off his high school career in style with a state championship with the Manchester Lancers. The young standout went on to gain offers from Clemson, Duke, Maryland and North Carolina in addition to Wake Forest.
We also see many similarities to Ian Book in Clark’s path to Notre Dame. He mirrors Book’s offensive aggression and passing abilities. Also, the two quarterbacks both defied expectations as evident in their 247 Sports rankings with Book at one point 517th in his class and Clark at 506th didn’t stop either one from making it to South Bend.
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I’ve decided to throw it pretty far back with this one. After a 12-0 regular season in 2018-19, the addition of a young quarterback with such athleticism and promise should have the Irish feelin’ stronger every day. This player profile series has not seen much Chicago representation, so I felt it necessary to change that. Doesn’t the Windy City have the biggest population of Domers and Domer wannabes anyway?
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Brendon Clark is an Irish wolfhound puppy. He may already be one of the Fighting Irish, but this freshman has some growing to do.
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Clark will have to spend some time in Ian Book’s shadow. He has proven himself an accurate passer and a reactive runner, but he won’t likely be getting the spotlight right away. However, the Irish faithful may see recent history repeat itself as this freshman quarterback’s journey runs parallel to that of Ian Book.
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