Notre Dame quarterback and primary holder Montgomery VanGorder will be heading to Youngstown State for his final collegiate season.
Montgomery VanGorder is the son of former Notre Dame defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder, who was fired by Brian Kelly four games into the 2016 season, after the Notre Dame defense got out to a very rough start to what turned into a 4-8 season.
His son stayed at Notre Dame through the 2016 and 2017 seasons, but will be heading to the FCS level for his final collegiate season.
The quarterback announced the move this afternoon.
The past 4 years at Notre Dame have been absolutely incredible. I’m very thankful for all of my teammates and coaches who have been apart of my journey. With my 5th year of eligibility, I will be attending Youngstown State University. #GoPenguins
— Montgomery VanGorder (@MBVG4) January 3, 2018
VanGorder was the primary holder for Notre Dame over the last two seasons, and got recognized for his holding excellence this season, when he was named a finalist for the Mortell Award, which was half-jokingly created by Minnesota holder Peter Mortell (also the award’s first winner) in 2015.
He did not win, but he did get a pretty fantastic video produced for his candidacy.
If only you could imagine…
— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) December 7, 2017
VanGorder will play for former Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini at Youngstown State next fall.