Hainsey, Book Earn Senior CLASS Award All-America Honors
Credit Source: Notre Dame University Athletics
NOTRE DAME, Indiana — Senior offensive lineman Robert Hainsey earned First Team Senior Class All-America honors, and graduate student quarterback Ian Book was selected to the Second Team. They were among 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award. Notre Dame is the only institution with multiple honorees.
Robert Hainsey, a mainstay on the Irish O-Line, is a two-time team captain, and was selected both to the All-ACC Second Team and the Associated Press All-ACC Second Team. He was named ACC co-Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance vs. South Florida, and has totaled 33-career starts. Also returning from a season-ending injury in 2019, Hainsey is a member of a line that has paved the way for a 1,000-yard rusher in Williams, and two additional players who have totaled more than 400 rushing yards on the season (RB Chris Tyree – 480, QB Ian Book – 430). Hainsey was also named a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy.
The winningest quarterback in Notre Dame history (30-4), Book has completed 201 passes for 2,601 yards and 15 touchdowns, also adding 101 rushes for 430 yards (ranks third on the team). The graduate student and team captain won the 2020 Pop Warner National College Football Award, and was named third team All-ACC. He is a finalist for the Manning Award, as well as a semifinalist for the Maxwell, Davey O’Brien and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm awards, while finishing in the Top 10 in Heisman voting.