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1978 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Roster

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (15th of 138) ▪ Rank: 7th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dan Devine (9-3)

PS/G: 24.4 (35th of 138) ▪ PA/G: 16.4 (32nd of 138)
SRS: 19.72 (8th of 138) ▪ SOS: 11.47 (8th of 138)

Bowl Game: Won Cotton Bowl 35-34 versus Houston


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  • 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 141 Cmp, 260 Att, 2010 Yds, 10 TD
Greg Knafelc QB 1 Cmp, 2 Att, -4 Yds, 0 TD
Tim Koegel QB 4 Cmp, 8 Att, 50 Yds, 0 TD
Vagas Ferguson* RB 211 Att, 1192 Yds, 5.6 Avg
Jerome Heavens* RB 178 Att, 728 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Ty Barber RB 3 Att, 6 Yds, 2.0 Avg
Tony Belden RB 3 Att, 5 Yds, 1.7 Avg
Pete Buchanan RB 22 Att, 67 Yds, 3.0 Avg
Dave Mitchell RB 12 Att, 38 Yds, 3.2 Avg
Pete Pallas RB 16 Att, 82 Yds, 5.1 Avg
Jim Stone RB 28 Att, 109 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Kris Haines* WR 32 Rec, 699 Yds, 21.8 Avg
Pete Holohan* WR 20 Rec, 301 Yds, 15.1 Avg
Mike Boushka WR
Dave Condeni WR 7 Rec, 87 Yds, 12.4 Avg
Mike Courey WR
Lou Pagley WR 1 Rec, 16 Yds, 16.0 Avg
Dennis Grindinger* TE 16 Rec, 177 Yds, 11.1 Avg
Kevin Hart TE 5 Rec, 60 Yds, 12.0 Avg
Dean Masztak TE 13 Rec, 236 Yds, 18.2 Avg
Nick Vehr TE 2 Rec, 38 Yds, 19.0 Avg
Tim Foley* OL
Jim Hautman* OL
Dave Huffman* OL
Tim Huffman* OL
Rob Martinovich* OL
Mike Calhoun* DL
Jay Case* DL
John Hankerd* DL
Jeff Weston* DL
Bob Golic* LB
Steve Heimkreiter* LB
Bobby Leopold* LB
Mike Whittington LB
Jim Browner* DB
Tom Gibbons* DB
Dave Waymer* DB
Joe Restic* P