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1977 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Roster

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Record: 11-1, .917 W-L% (1st of 145) ▪ Rank: 1st in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dan Devine (11-1)

PS/G: 35.0 (5th of 145) ▪ PA/G: 11.6 (11th of 145)
SRS: 26.18 (1st of 145) ▪ SOS: 9.93 (4th of 145)

Bowl Game: Won Cotton Bowl 38-10 versus Texas


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Joe Montana* QB 99 Cmp, 189 Att, 1604 Yds, 11 TD
Gary Forystek QB 2 Cmp, 3 Att, 12 Yds, 0 TD
Greg Knafelc QB
Tim Koegel QB 5 Cmp, 8 Att, 68 Yds, 1 TD
Rusty Lisch QB 51 Cmp, 94 Att, 568 Yds, 6 TD
Vagas Ferguson* RB 80 Att, 493 Yds, 6.2 Avg
Jerome Heavens* RB 229 Att, 994 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Mike Courey RB 2 Att, 10 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Steve Dover RB 3 Att, 8 Yds, 2.7 Avg
Terry Eurick RB 68 Att, 291 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Dan Knott RB 8 Att, 19 Yds, 2.4 Avg
Dave Mitchell RB 82 Att, 303 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Steve Orsini RB 20 Att, 85 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Pete Pallas RB 17 Att, 85 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Jim Stone RB 29 Att, 193 Yds, 6.7 Avg
Kris Haines* WR 28 Rec, 587 Yds, 21.0 Avg
Dave Waymer* WR 10 Rec, 164 Yds, 16.4 Avg
Ty Dickerson WR 6 Rec, 98 Yds, 16.3 Avg
Tom Domin WR 4 Rec, 51 Yds, 12.8 Avg
Leo Driscoll WR 1 Rec, 6 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Speedy Hart WR 1 Rec, 31 Yds, 31.0 Avg
Steve Schmitz WR 3 Rec, 33 Yds, 11.0 Avg
Ken MacAfee* TE 54 Rec, 797 Yds, 14.8 Avg
Mark Czaja TE 1 Rec, 4 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Kevin Hart TE 1 Rec, 4 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Tim Foley* OL
Ted Horansky* OL
Dave Huffman* OL
Ernie Hughes* OL
Steve McDaniel* OL
Ross Browner* DL
Mike Calhoun* DL
Ken Dike* DL
Willie Fry* DL
Jeff Weston DL
Scott Zettek DL
Doug Becker* LB
Bob Golic* LB
Steve Heimkreiter* LB
Luther Bradley* DB
Jim Browner* DB
Ted Burgmeier* DB
Joe Restic* P