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1972 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Roster

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Record: 8-3, .727 W-L% (20th of 127) ▪ Rank: 14th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Ara Parseghian (8-3)

PS/G: 26.3 (22nd of 127) ▪ PA/G: 17.5 (44th of 127)
SRS: 16.88 (10th of 127) ▪ SOS: 8.42 (26th of 127)

Bowl Game: Lost Orange Bowl 40-6 versus Nebraska

  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Rk Player Class Pos Summary
1 Tom Clements* QB 83 Cmp, 162 Att, 1163 Yds, 8 TD
2 Cliff Brown QB 2 Cmp, 7 Att, 32 Yds, 0 TD
3 Bill Etter QB 0 Cmp, 1 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
4 Darryll Dewan* RB 62 Att, 319 Yds, 5.1 Avg
5 Andy Huff* RB 115 Att, 567 Yds, 4.9 Avg
6 Eric Penick* RB 124 Att, 727 Yds, 5.9 Avg
7 Art Best RB 17 Att, 158 Yds, 9.3 Avg
8 Wayne Bullock RB 27 Att, 123 Yds, 4.6 Avg
9 John Cieszkowski RB 54 Att, 212 Yds, 3.9 Avg
10 Gary Diminick RB 71 Att, 377 Yds, 5.3 Avg
11 Ron Goodman RB 4 Att, -3 Yds, -0.8 Avg
12 Russ Kornman RB 10 Att, 79 Yds, 7.9 Avg
13 Al Samuel RB 14 Att, 41 Yds, 2.9 Avg
14 Mike Creaney* WR 17 Rec, 321 Yds, 18.9 Avg
15 Willie Townsend* WR 25 Rec, 369 Yds, 14.8 Avg
16 Pete Demmerle WR
17 Jim Roolf WR 6 Rec, 108 Yds, 18.0 Avg
18 Bob Washington WR 1 Rec, 12 Yds, 12.0 Avg
19 Dave Casper* OL
20 John Dampeer* OL
21 Gerry DiNardo* OL
22 Dave Drew* OL
23 Frank Pomarico* OL
24 Tom Freistroffer* DL
25 George Hayduk* DL
26 Greg Marx* DL
27 Steve Niehaus* DL
28 Kevin Nosbusch DL
29 Drew Mahalic* LB
30 Jim Musuraca* LB
31 Jim O'Malley* LB
32 Tim Sullivan* LB
33 Reggie Barnett* DB
34 Ken Schlezes* DB
35 Mike Townsend* DB