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1973 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Roster

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Record: 11-0, 1.000 W-L% (1st of 129) ▪ Rank: 1st in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Ara Parseghian (11-0)

PS/G: 34.7 (8th of 129) ▪ PA/G: 8.1 (4th of 129)
SRS: 25.67 (6th of 129) ▪ SOS: 7.40 (36th of 129)

Bowl Game: Won Sugar Bowl 24-23 versus Alabama

  • 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 60 Cmp, 113 Att, 882 Yds, 8 TD
2 Frank Allocco QB 1 Cmp, 1 Att, 2 Yds, 0 TD
3 Cliff Brown QB 14 Cmp, 28 Att, 228 Yds, 3 TD
4 Art Best* RB 118 Att, 700 Yds, 5.9 Avg
5 Wayne Bullock* RB 162 Att, 752 Yds, 4.6 Avg
6 Eric Penick* RB 102 Att, 586 Yds, 5.7 Avg
7 Gary Diminick RB 19 Att, 121 Yds, 6.4 Avg
8 John Gambone RB 1 Att, 8 Yds, 8.0 Avg
9 Ron Goodman RB 21 Att, 86 Yds, 4.1 Avg
10 Greg Hill RB 1 Att, 1 Yds, 1.0 Avg
11 Al Hunter RB 32 Att, 150 Yds, 4.7 Avg
12 Dan Knott RB 1 Att, 7 Yds, 7.0 Avg
13 Russ Kornman RB 21 Att, 94 Yds, 4.5 Avg
14 Tom Parise RB 31 Att, 164 Yds, 5.3 Avg
15 Al Samuel RB 33 Att, 221 Yds, 6.7 Avg
16 Jim Weiler RB
17 Dave Casper* WR 19 Rec, 317 Yds, 16.7 Avg
18 Pete Demmerle* WR 26 Rec, 404 Yds, 15.5 Avg
19 Tim Simon WR
20 Willie Townsend WR 4 Rec, 68 Yds, 17.0 Avg
21 Robin Weber WR 1 Rec, 11 Yds, 11.0 Avg
22 Mark Brenneman* OL
23 Gerry DiNardo* OL
24 Steve Neece* OL
25 Frank Pomarico* OL
26 Steve Sylvester* OL
27 Ross Browner* DL
28 Mike Fanning* DL
29 Steve Niehaus* DL
30 Jim Stock* DL
31 Kevin Nosbusch DL
32 Greg Collins* LB
33 Drew Mahalic* LB
34 Gary Potemba* LB
35 Sherm Smith LB
36 Reggie Barnett* DB
37 Luther Bradley* DB
38 Tim Rudnick* DB
39 Mike Townsend* DB