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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

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