Brandon Wimbush: His Chance Now


By John Heisler

Brandon Wimbush vividly recalls the circumstances when his football life at the University of Notre Dame changed a little after noon on a Monday in December. "I remember exactly where I was," says Wimbush. "I was with C.J. (Sanders), Miles Boykin, Chris Finke, Trevor Ruhland.

 I was headed into a management exam."We were all there when I got the news. My Twitter started blowing up--all the social media feeds started going nuts. 

I got a message from my mom and called her and she was pretty excited about it."The "news" that day said incumbent Irish quarterback DeShone Kizer was headed to the NFL. That meant Wimbush qualified as the "next man up" on the depth chart.

"I knew a couple of days in advance," says the 6-1, 225-pounder from Teaneck, New Jersey. "We had had a conversation, so I knew what he was doing. He gave me a heads-up.

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