|Notre Dame Fighting Irish No. 14|
|High school||Toledo (OH) Central Catholic|
|Date of birth||January 3, 1995|
|Place of birth||Toledo, Ohio|
|Height||6 ft 4 1⁄2 in (1.94 m)|
|Weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
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. 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. In his career, Kizer's totals included 5,684 passing yards and 56 TDs to go with 1,211 rushing yards and 17 TDs.
Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated as the 9th best Dual-threat quarterback prospect of his class. On June 11, 2013, Kizer announced his commitment to play college football at the University of Notre Dame.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
| DeShone Kizer
|Toledo, OH||Central Catholic HS||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)||215 lb (98 kg)||Jun 11, 2013|
|Scout: Rivals: 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)|
Kizer spent his first year at Notre Dame in 2014 as the third-string quarterback to Everett Golson and Malik Zaire. 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. 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.
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- "Kizer: most talented H.S. quarterback Toledo has produced". Toledo Blade.
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- "Notre Dame freshman DeShone Kizer learning as a backup quarterback". Notre Dame Insider.
- "Backup QB leads Notre Dame to dramatic win over Virginia". ESPN.com.
- "DeShone Kizer leads Notre Dame over Pittsburgh". NFL.com.
- "Notre Dame Individual Game-by-Game Summaries". UND.com.