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Notre Dame Fighting Irish Passing

Location: Notre Dame, Indiana ▪ Colors: Blue & Gold
Stadium: Notre Dame Stadium (cap. 80,795)
Record: 108 Years, 800-290-33, .727 W-L% (Major School)

Conference: Ind
Bowls: 32 Bowls, 15-17, .469 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 52 Times (Preseason), 51 Times (Final), 743 Weeks (Total)

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Since 1956

Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Brady Quinn* 929 1602 58.0 11762 7.3 7.4 95 39 134.4 254 182 0.7 6
2 Jimmy Clausen* 695 1110 62.6 8148 7.3 7.3 60 27 137.2 175 -355 -2.0 5
3 Tommy Rees* 627 1048 59.8 7670 7.3 6.9 61 37 133.5 58 -127 -2.2 1
4 Ron Powlus 558 969 57.6 7602 7.8 7.7 52 27 135.6 235 -123 -0.5 3
5 Steve Beuerlein 473 850 55.6 6527 7.7 6.0 27 44 120.3 177 -68 -0.4 2
6 Rick Mirer 377 698 54.0 5997 8.6 8.3 41 23 139.0 253 694 2.7 17
7 Jarious Jackson* 306 536 57.1 4820 9.0 8.5 34 21 145.7 272 957 3.5 13
8 Joe Theismann 290 509 57.0 4411 8.7 6.8 31 35 136.1 299 1021 3.4 14
9 Terry Hanratty 304 550 55.3 4152 7.5 5.7 27 34 122.5 181 586 3.2 16
10 Joe Montana 268 515 52.0 4121 8.0 6.8 25 25 125.6 129 104 0.8 14
11 Blair Kiel 297 609 48.8 3650 6.0 4.2 17 32 97.8 165 164 1.0 6
12 Tom Clements 265 490 54.1 3594 7.3 5.7 24 29 120.0 270 1070 4.0 12
13 Everett Golson* 249 414 60.1 3185 7.7 8.0 19 6 137.0 123 381 3.1 10
14 Tony Rice 173 357 48.5 2961 8.3 6.4 11 20 117.1 384 1921 5.0 23
15 Carlyle Holiday* 239 477 50.1 2876 6.0 5.1 14 16 103.7 278 898 3.2 5
16 Rusty Lisch 175 343 51.0 2616 7.6 6.0 12 18 116.1 127 58 0.5 7
17 John Huarte 138 255 54.1 2343 9.2 8.6 17 11 144.7 51 -60 -1.2 3
18 Dayne Crist* 199 338 58.9 2327 6.9 6.6 16 9 127.0 62 74 1.2 4
19 George Izo 121 250 48.4 2095 8.4 4.8 18 28 120.2 48 -128 -2.7 4
20 Rick Slager 155 319 48.6 2006 6.3 5.0 13 15 105.5 112 31 0.3 3
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Kevin McDougal 112 180 62.2 1774 9.9 9.5 10 6 156.7 71 159 2.2 6
22 Daryle Lamonica 99 211 46.9 1363 6.5 3.8 8 16 98.5 144 353 2.5 10
23 Matt Lovecchio 107 194 55.2 1267 6.5 6.6 12 5 125.3 90 283 3.1 2
24 Terry Andrysiak 82 149 55.0 1255 8.4 7.7 6 5 132.4 79 204 2.6 1
25 Bob Williams 95 202 47.0 1100 5.4 2.2 8 18 88.0 128 330 2.6 9
26 Tim Koegel 72 140 51.4 979 7.0 6.4 7 5 119.5 26 -95 -3.7 0
27 Cliff Brown 72 154 46.8 929 6.0 4.0 7 10 99.4 102 375 3.7 4
28 Paul Hornung 59 111 53.2 917 8.3 3.5 3 13 108.0 94 420 4.5 6
29 Frank Budka 64 145 44.1 912 6.3 1.0 7 20 85.3 90 138 1.5 5
30 Coley O'Brien 59 126 46.8 795 6.3 4.0 6 9 101.3 138 572 4.1 6
31 Evan Sharpley* 81 147 55.1 761 5.2 4.9 5 3 105.7 44 -94 -2.1 0
32 Don White 44 99 44.4 745 7.5 4.0 3 9 99.5 73 -4 -0.1 1
33 George Haffner 38 130 29.2 665 5.1 1.9 4 11 65.4 28 -116 -4.1 0
34 Bill Zloch 36 90 40.0 558 6.2 1.9 3 10 80.9 82 160 2.0 3
35 Mike Courey 36 74 48.6 489 6.6 2.9 2 7 94.2 63 210 3.3 1
36 Pat Dillingham* 45 87 51.7 465 5.3 2.0 1 7 84.3 6 -35 -5.8 0
37 Arnaz Battle* 30 69 43.5 438 6.3 3.7 2 5 91.9 64 320 5.0 1
38 Kent Graham 32 49 65.3 392 8.0 2.9 1 6 114.8 17 7 0.4 0
39 Andrew Hendrix* 25 58 43.1 360 6.2 5.0 1 2 94.0 49 229 4.7 2
40 Paul Failla 23 34 67.6 329 9.7 10.1 3 1 172.2 32 86 2.7 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 Denis Szot 23 68 33.8 310 4.6 -1.8 1 10 47.6 14 -52 -3.7 0
42 Tom Krug 20 37 54.1 284 7.7 6.9 3 2 134.5 7 -3 -0.4 0
43 Pat Steenberge 20 61 32.8 266 4.4 3.2 1 2 68.3 38 50 1.3 1
44 Jim O'Hara 15 27 55.6 230 8.5 10.0 2 0 151.6 3 -21 -7.0 0
45 Tom Schoen 13 24 54.2 229 9.5 8.5 1 1 139.7 35 81 2.3 0
46 Ken Karcher 16 38 42.1 228 6.0 5.3 1 1 95.9 16 -85 -5.3 0
47 Gary Godsey* 19 41 46.3 224 5.5 4.2 2 2 98.6 9 2 0.2 1
48 Bill Etter 20 39 51.3 193 4.9 3.8 0 1 87.7 65 415 6.4 3
49 Bob Belden 8 14 57.1 137 9.8 9.8 0 0 139.3 45 168 3.7 0
50 Scott Grooms 14 44 31.8 134 3.0 2.5 1 1 60.4 18 16 0.9 0
51 Norb Rascher 12 33 36.4 122 3.7 -0.4 0 3 49.2 7 -18 -2.6 0
52 Nate Montana* 9 18 50.0 116 6.4 3.9 0 1 93.0 9 25 2.8 0
53 Sandy Bonvechio 11 32 34.4 114 3.6 -0.7 0 3 45.6 14 5 0.4 0
54 Gary Forystek 7 21 33.3 111 5.3 1.0 0 2 58.7 6 -2 -0.3 0
55 Steve Belles 3 7 42.9 111 15.9 15.1 2 1 241.8 53 226 4.3 1
56 David Givens* 3 5 60.0 102 20.4 24.4 1 0 297.4 41 146 3.6 4
57 Pete Graham 6 8 75.0 90 11.3 11.3 0 0 169.5 15 3 0.2 1
58 Allen Pinkett 3 3 100.0 89 29.7 36.3 1 0 459.2 889 4131 4.6 49
59 Pete Holohan 2 4 50.0 81 20.3 9.0 0 1 170.1 3 -24 -8.0 0
60 Frank Allocco 8 13 61.5 74 5.7 0.3 1 2 104.0 36 130 3.6 3
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 Jim Morse 5 7 71.4 68 9.7 3.3 0 1 124.5 48 148 3.1 0
62 Dan McGinn 5 6 83.3 65 10.8 10.8 0 0 174.3 2 -19 -9.5 0
63 Mike Dugan 4 5 80.0 65 13.0 13.0 0 0 189.2 4 2 0.5 0
64 Larry Cooke 6 12 50.0 63 5.3 6.9 1 0 121.6 4 10 2.5 0
65 Frank Reynolds 4 8 50.0 58 7.3 -4.0 0 2 60.9 93 299 3.2 3
66 Ed Rutkowski 2 10 20.0 45 4.5 -9.0 0 3 -2.2 49 169 3.4 2
67 Craig Hentrich 1 2 50.0 42 21.0 21.0 0 0 226.4 2 23 11.5 0
68 Ray Zellars 1 1 100.0 35 35.0 35.0 0 0 394.0 210 1135 5.4 9
69 Dave Waymer 1 1 100.0 33 33.0 33.0 0 0 377.2 10 47 4.7 0
70 Al Hunter 1 1 100.0 33 33.0 53.0 1 0 707.2 382 1766 4.6 23
71 John Goodman* 1 4 25.0 32 8.0 13.0 1 0 174.7 3 16 5.3 0
72 Nick Pietrosante 1 1 100.0 32 32.0 32.0 0 0 368.8 215 1032 4.8 6
73 Jim Bulger 3 11 27.3 31 2.8 -1.3 0 1 32.8 4 -1 -0.3 0
74 Tony Hunter 1 2 50.0 31 15.5 -7.0 0 1 80.2 32 120 3.8 1
75 Joe Howard 1 2 50.0 29 14.5 24.5 1 0 336.8 11 93 8.5 1
76 David Wolke* 1 3 33.3 28 9.3 -5.7 0 1 45.1 1 22 22.0 0
77 Dick Lynch 2 5 40.0 26 5.2 -3.8 0 1 43.7 77 287 3.7 5
78 Nicholas Setta* 1 1 100.0 25 25.0 45.0 1 0 640.0 2 2 1.0 1
79 Eric Maust* 1 1 100.0 25 25.0 25.0 0 0 310.0 2 -4 -2.0 0
80 Nick Setta* 1 1 100.0 25 25.0 45.0 1 0 640.0 2 2 1.0 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
81 Gus Ornstein 2 5 40.0 21 4.2 -0.8 1 1 101.3 2 -5 -2.5 0
82 Dan Harshman 1 2 50.0 21 10.5 10.5 0 0 138.2 50 165 3.3 2
83 Jim Milota 1 2 50.0 19 9.5 9.5 0 0 129.8 25 99 4.0 0
84 Armando Allen* 3 3 100.0 18 6.0 12.7 1 0 260.4 469 2144 4.6 8
85 Tony Brooks 1 1 100.0 16 16.0 16.0 0 0 234.4 423 2274 5.4 14
86 Marty Mooney* 1 1 100.0 16 16.0 16.0 0 0 234.4
87 Kevin Smith 1 2 50.0 15 7.5 7.5 0 0 113.0
88 D.J. Fitzpatrick* 1 1 100.0 14 14.0 14.0 0 0 217.6
89 Joe Restic 2 4 50.0 14 3.5 8.5 1 0 161.9 1 -10 -10.0 0
90 Greg Knafelc 2 3 66.7 13 4.3 11.0 1 0 213.1 5 4 0.8 0
91 Joey Hildbold* 1 1 100.0 12 12.0 12.0 0 0 200.8 2 -12 -6.0 0
92 Tom Cushing 1 1 100.0 12 12.0 12.0 0 0 200.8
93 Jim Stone 1 4 25.0 11 2.8 2.8 0 0 48.1 286 1366 4.8 11
94 Leon Blunt 1 1 100.0 10 10.0 10.0 0 0 184.0 9 6 0.7 0
95 Mike Perona 1 1 100.0 8 8.0 8.0 0 0 167.2
96 Willard Browner 1 4 25.0 4 1.0 -5.3 1 1 65.9 41 170 4.1 0
97 Dave Condeni 1 1 100.0 4 4.0 4.0 0 0 133.6
98 Demetrius Jones 1 3 33.3 4 1.3 1.3 0 0 44.5 12 28 2.3 0
99 Hunter Smith* 3 6 50.0 3 0.5 0.5 0 0 54.2
100 Mike Viracola 1 1 100.0 1 1.0 1.0 0 0 108.4
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
101 Greg Bell 1 1 100.0 1 1.0 1.0 0 0 108.4 158 870 5.5 10
102 Tim Brown 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 98 442 4.5 4
103 Jared Clark* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 2 17 8.5 0
104 Kevin Hardy 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0
105 Ron Goodman 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 50 227 4.5 2
106 Jeff Samardzija* 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 13 19 1.5 1
107 Bill Gallagher 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 60 240 4.0 0
108 Ted Burgmeier 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 2 71 35.5 0
109 Bob Gladieux 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 263 1208 4.6 20
110 Hal Von Wyl 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0
111 Ron Dushney 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 162 828 5.1 6
112 Bob Ward 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 39 158 4.1 1
113 Larry Parker 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 106 500 4.7 4
114 Justin Hoskins* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 6 15 2.5 0
115 Vagas Ferguson 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 673 3472 5.2 32
116 Dick Selcer 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 15 93 6.2 0
117 Tom Byrne 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 3 -2 -0.7 0
118 Red Mack 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 112 544 4.9 4
119 Darryll Dewan 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 143 596 4.2 6
120 Marcus Wilson* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 88 277 3.1 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
121 Clay Schulz 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0 1 15 15.0 0
122 Autry Denson* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0 854 4318 5.1 43
123 Aubrey Lewis 0 5 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 70 312 4.5 1
124 Jim Just 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 78 353 4.5 1
125 Matt Johnson 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 5 4 0.8 0
126 Denny Allan 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 292 1118 3.8 19
127 Phil Carter 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 557 2409 4.3 14
128 B.J. Hawkins 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 2 26 13.0 0
129 Jim Yoder 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 23 130 5.7 1
130 Eric Chappell* 0 4 0.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0 2 -100.0 9 45 5.0 0
131 Al Samuel 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0 1 -100.0 142 787 5.5 5
132 Ed Gulyas 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 177 774 4.4 8
133 Emmett Mosley 1 1 100.0 -3 -3.0 -3.0 0 0 74.8 16 75 4.7 1
134 Tony Brantley 1 1 100.0 -17 -17.0 -17.0 0 0 -42.8