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1989 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Roster

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Record: 12-1, .923 W-L% (1st of 106) ▪ Rank: 2nd in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Lou Holtz (12-1)

PS/G: 32.8 (11th of 106) ▪ PA/G: 14.5 (9th of 106)
SRS: 21.34 (3rd of 106) ▪ SOS: 7.96 (2nd of 106)

Bowl Game: Won Orange Bowl 21-6 versus Colorado


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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
Tony Rice* QB 68 Cmp, 137 Att, 1122 Yds, 2 TD
Pete Graham QB 4 Cmp, 5 Att, 64 Yds, 0 TD
Rick Mirer QB 15 Cmp, 30 Att, 180 Yds, 0 TD
Raghib Ismail* RB 64 Att, 478 Yds, 7.5 Avg
Anthony Johnson* RB 131 Att, 515 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Ricky Watters* RB 118 Att, 791 Yds, 6.7 Avg
Steve Belles RB 15 Att, 83 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Walter Boyd RB 9 Att, 64 Yds, 7.1 Avg
Reggie Brooks RB 13 Att, 43 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Rodney Culver RB 59 Att, 242 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Craig Lanigan RB 2 Att, 9 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Dorsey Levens RB 25 Att, 132 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Ted McNamara RB 4 Att, 14 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Ryan Mihalko RB 12 Att, 44 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Rusty Setzer RB 17 Att, 59 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Pat Eilers* WR 5 Rec, 53 Yds, 10.6 Avg
Ray Griggs WR 1 Rec, 7 Yds, 7.0 Avg
Adrian Jarrell WR 4 Rec, 37 Yds, 9.3 Avg
William Pollard WR 4 Rec, 117 Yds, 29.3 Avg
Tony Smith WR 2 Rec, 26 Yds, 13.0 Avg
Derek Brown* TE 13 Rec, 204 Yds, 15.7 Avg
Irv Smith TE 1 Rec, 6 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Rod West TE
Mike Brennan* OL
Dean Brown* OL
Tim Grunhard* OL
Mike Heldt* OL
Tim Ryan* OL
Jeff Alm* DL
Bob Dahl* DL
Chris Zorich* DL
Ned Bolcar* LB
Donn Grimm* LB
Andre Jones* LB
Scott Kowalkowski* LB
Devon McDonald LB
D'Juan Francisco* DB
Todd Lyght* DB
Stan Smagala* DB
Pat Terrell* DB
Rod Smith DB