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1987 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Roster

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Record: 8-4, .667 W-L% (22nd of 104) ▪ Rank: 17th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Lou Holtz (8-4)

PS/G: 28.2 (19th of 104) ▪ PA/G: 18.2 (25th of 104)
SRS: 15.25 (10th of 104) ▪ SOS: 7.75 (2nd of 104)

Bowl Game: Lost Cotton Bowl 35-10 versus Texas A&M


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Tony Rice* QB 35 Cmp, 82 Att, 663 Yds, 1 TD
Terry Andrysiak QB 30 Cmp, 58 Att, 480 Yds, 2 TD
Steve Belles QB 1 Cmp, 1 Att, 27 Yds, 0 TD
Kent Graham QB 16 Cmp, 24 Att, 248 Yds, 1 TD
Pete Graham QB
Tim Brown* RB 39 Rec, 846 Yds, 21.7 Avg
Mark Green* RB 146 Att, 861 Yds, 5.9 Avg
Anthony Johnson* RB 78 Att, 366 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Braxston Banks RB 54 Att, 212 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Tony Brooks RB 54 Att, 262 Yds, 4.9 Avg
Linc Coleman RB 6 Att, 20 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Joe Jarosz RB 8 Att, 37 Yds, 4.6 Avg
Alonzo Jefferson RB 11 Att, 39 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Bob Satterfield RB 2 Att, 8 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Pernell Taylor RB 16 Att, 46 Yds, 2.9 Avg
Ricky Watters RB 69 Att, 373 Yds, 5.4 Avg
Pat Terrell* WR 2 Rec, 63 Yds, 31.5 Avg
Ray Dumas WR 1 Rec, 25 Yds, 25.0 Avg
Aaron Robb WR 2 Rec, 21 Yds, 10.5 Avg
Reggie Ward WR 2 Rec, 50 Yds, 25.0 Avg
Andy Heck* TE 5 Rec, 59 Yds, 11.8 Avg
Frank Jacobs TE 2 Rec, 23 Yds, 11.5 Avg
Tom Freeman* OL
Chuck Lanza* OL
Jeff Pearson* OL
Tom Rehder* OL
Byron Spruell* OL
Tim Grunhard OL
Tom Gorman* DL
Mike Griffin* DL
Jeff Kunz* DL
Bryan Flannery DL
Ned Bolcar* LB
Cedric Figaro* LB
Flash Gordon* LB
Wes Pritchett* LB
Stan Smagala* DB
Marv Spence* DB
George Streeter* DB
Brandy Wells* DB
Corny Southall DB