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1976 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Roster

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (21st of 137) ▪ Rank: 12th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dan Devine (9-3)

PS/G: 24.5 (31st of 137) ▪ PA/G: 13.2 (22nd of 137)
SRS: 16.61 (16th of 137) ▪ SOS: 8.53 (16th of 137)

Bowl Game: Won Gator Bowl 20-9 versus Penn State


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Rick Slager* QB 86 Cmp, 172 Att, 1281 Yds, 11 TD
Gary Forystek QB 5 Cmp, 17 Att, 99 Yds, 0 TD
Rusty Lisch QB 16 Cmp, 41 Att, 267 Yds, 2 TD
Vagas Ferguson* RB 81 Att, 350 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Al Hunter* RB 233 Att, 1058 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Mark McLane* RB 18 Att, 56 Yds, 3.1 Avg
Willard Browner RB 41 Att, 170 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Tom Domin RB
Terry Eurick RB 46 Att, 230 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Jerome Heavens RB 54 Att, 204 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Dan Knott RB 5 Att, 25 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Steve Orsini RB 33 Att, 159 Yds, 4.8 Avg
Dan Kelleher* WR 24 Rec, 522 Yds, 21.8 Avg
Kris Haines WR 3 Rec, 64 Yds, 21.3 Avg
Speedy Hart WR 1 Rec, 9 Yds, 9.0 Avg
Ken MacAfee* TE 34 Rec, 483 Yds, 14.2 Avg
Mike Carney* OL
Dave Huffman* OL
Ernie Hughes* OL
Steve McDaniel* OL
Harry Woebkenberg* OL
Ted Horansky OL
Ross Browner* DL
Mike Calhoun* DL
Ken Dike* DL
Willie Fry* DL
Doug Becker* LB
Bob Golic* LB
Steve Heimkreiter* LB
Luther Bradley* DB
Jim Browner* DB
Ted Burgmeier* DB
Dave Waymer DB
Joe Restic* P
Steve Schmitz PR