DeShone Kizer

DeShone Kizer
Notre Dame Fighting Irish No. 14
Position Quarterback
Class Sophomore
Major Business
Career history
Bowl games
High school Toledo (OH) Central Catholic
Personal information
Date of birth (1995-01-03) January 3, 1995
Place of birth Toledo, Ohio
Height 6 ft 4 12 in (1.94 m)
Weight 230 lb (104 kg)

DeShone A. Kizer (born January 3, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Early years

Kizer attended Central Catholic High School in Toledo, Ohio. Kizer was named the AP Ohio Division III co-offensive player of the year as a senior in 2013.[1] A three-year starter, Kizer helped his team to a combined 34–6 overall record in 2011–13 (8–2 in playoff games), including 14–1 record and Ohio Division II state title in 2012.[2] In his career, Kizer's totals included 5,684 passing yards and 56 TDs to go with 1,211 rushing yards and 17 TDs.[3]

Considered a four-star recruit by, he was rated as the 9th best Dual-threat quarterback prospect of his class.[4] On June 11, 2013, Kizer announced his commitment to play college football at the University of Notre Dame.[5]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
DeShone Kizer
Dual-Threat QB
Toledo, OH Central Catholic HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jun 11, 2013 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 80
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 17 (QB), 2 (regional), 1 (OH), 263 (national)   Rivals: 9 (QB)  ESPN: 16 (QB), 12 (OH)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College career

Kizer spent his first year at Notre Dame in 2014 as the third-string quarterback to Everett Golson and Malik Zaire.[6] He started 2015 as backup to Zaire. During the second game of the season against Virginia, Kizer replaced an injured Zaire and helped Notre Dame to victory. With 12 seconds left, Kizer completed a 39-yard touchdown pass to Will Fuller to give Notre Dame the lead.[7] After it was announced that Zaire would miss the rest of the season, Kizer was named the starter. Against Pitt, Kizer accounted for all 6 touchdowns (5 passing, 1 rushing) helping Notre Dame to a 42–30 victory.[8]


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



His father, Derek Kizer, played basketball at Bowling Green.


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