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Notre Dame Fighting Irish Passing

Location: Notre Dame, Indiana ▪ Colors: Blue & Gold
Stadium: Notre Dame Stadium (cap. 80795)
Record: 110 Years, 815-298-33, .726 W-L% (Major School)

Conference: Ind
Bowls: 35 Bowls, 17-18, .486 W-L% (Major Bowls)
Professionals: NFL/AFL stats for Notre Dame Fighting Irish players at Pro-Football-Reference

Ranked in AP Poll: 53 Times (Preseason), 52 Times (Final), 767 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 Everett Golson* 443 745 59.5 5850 7.9 7.7 41 20 138.2 208 581 2.8 14
8 Jarious Jackson* 306 536 57.1 4820 9.0 8.5 34 21 145.7 272 957 3.5 13
9 Joe Theismann 290 509 57.0 4411 8.7 6.8 31 35 136.1 299 1021 3.4 14
10 Terry Hanratty 304 550 55.3 4152 7.5 5.7 27 34 122.5 181 586 3.2 16
11 Joe Montana 268 515 52.0 4121 8.0 6.8 25 25 125.6 129 104 0.8 14
12 Blair Kiel 297 609 48.8 3650 6.0 4.2 17 32 97.8 165 164 1.0 6
13 Tom Clements 265 490 54.1 3594 7.3 5.7 24 29 120.0 270 1070 4.0 12
14 Tony Rice 173 357 48.5 2961 8.3 6.4 11 20 117.1 384 1921 5.0 23
15 DeShone Kizer* 210 334 62.9 2880 8.6 8.5 21 10 150.1 135 525 3.9 10
16 Carlyle Holiday* 239 477 50.1 2876 6.0 5.1 14 16 103.7 278 898 3.2 5
17 Rusty Lisch 175 343 51.0 2616 7.6 6.0 12 18 116.1 127 58 0.5 7
18 John Huarte 138 255 54.1 2343 9.2 8.6 17 11 144.7 51 -60 -1.2 3
19 Dayne Crist* 199 338 58.9 2327 6.9 6.6 16 9 127.0 62 74 1.2 4
20 George Izo 121 250 48.4 2095 8.4 4.8 18 28 120.2 48 -128 -2.7 4
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Rick Slager 155 319 48.6 2006 6.3 5.0 13 15 105.5 112 31 0.3 3
22 Kevin McDougal 112 180 62.2 1774 9.9 9.5 10 6 156.7 71 159 2.2 6
23 Daryle Lamonica 99 211 46.9 1363 6.5 3.8 8 16 98.5 144 353 2.5 10
24 Matt LoVecchio 107 194 55.2 1267 6.5 6.6 12 5 125.3 90 283 3.1 2
25 Matt LoVecchio 107 194 55.2 1267 6.5 6.6 12 5 125.3 90 283 3.1 2
26 Terry Andrysiak 82 149 55.0 1255 8.4 7.7 6 5 132.4 79 204 2.6 1
27 Bob Williams 95 202 47.0 1100 5.4 2.2 8 18 88.0 128 330 2.6 9
28 Tim Koegel 72 140 51.4 979 7.0 6.4 7 5 119.5 26 -95 -3.7 0
29 Cliff Brown 72 154 46.8 929 6.0 4.0 7 10 99.4 102 375 3.7 4
30 Paul Hornung 59 111 53.2 917 8.3 3.5 3 13 108.0 94 420 4.5 6
31 Frank Budka 64 145 44.1 912 6.3 1.0 7 20 85.3 90 138 1.5 5
32 Coley O'Brien 59 126 46.8 795 6.3 4.0 6 9 101.3 138 572 4.1 6
33 Evan Sharpley* 81 147 55.1 761 5.2 4.9 5 3 105.7 44 -94 -2.1 0
34 Don White 44 99 44.4 745 7.5 4.0 3 9 99.5 73 -4 -0.1 1
35 Malik Zaire* 47 75 62.7 694 9.3 10.6 5 0 162.4 52 290 5.6 2
36 George Haffner 38 130 29.2 665 5.1 1.9 4 11 65.4 28 -116 -4.1 0
37 Bill Zloch 36 90 40.0 558 6.2 1.9 3 10 80.9 82 160 2.0 3
38 Mike Courey 36 74 48.6 489 6.6 2.9 2 7 94.2 63 210 3.3 1
39 Pat Dillingham* 45 87 51.7 465 5.3 2.0 1 7 84.3 6 -35 -5.8 0
40 Arnaz Battle* 30 69 43.5 438 6.3 3.7 2 5 91.9 64 320 5.0 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 Kent Graham 32 49 65.3 392 8.0 2.9 1 6 114.8 17 7 0.4 0
42 Andrew Hendrix* 25 58 43.1 360 6.2 5.0 1 2 94.0 49 229 4.7 2
43 Paul Failla 23 34 67.6 329 9.7 10.1 3 1 172.2 32 86 2.7 1
44 Denis Szot 23 68 33.8 310 4.6 -1.8 1 10 47.6 14 -52 -3.7 0
45 Tom Krug 20 37 54.1 284 7.7 6.9 3 2 134.5 7 -3 -0.4 0
46 Pat Steenberge 20 61 32.8 266 4.4 3.2 1 2 68.3 38 50 1.3 1
47 Jim O'Hara 15 27 55.6 230 8.5 10.0 2 0 151.6 3 -21 -7.0 0
48 Tom Schoen 13 24 54.2 229 9.5 8.5 1 1 139.7 35 81 2.3 0
49 Ken Karcher 16 38 42.1 228 6.0 5.3 1 1 95.9 16 -85 -5.3 0
50 Gary Godsey* 19 41 46.3 224 5.5 4.2 2 2 98.6 9 2 0.2 1
51 Bill Etter 20 39 51.3 193 4.9 3.8 0 1 87.7 65 415 6.4 3
52 Bob Belden 8 14 57.1 137 9.8 9.8 0 0 139.3 45 168 3.7 0
53 Scott Grooms 14 44 31.8 134 3.0 2.5 1 1 60.4 18 16 0.9 0
54 Norb Rascher 12 33 36.4 122 3.7 -0.4 0 3 49.2 7 -18 -2.6 0
55 Nate Montana* 9 18 50.0 116 6.4 3.9 0 1 93.0 9 25 2.8 0
56 Sandy Bonvechio 11 32 34.4 114 3.6 -0.7 0 3 45.6 14 5 0.4 0
57 Gary Forystek 7 21 33.3 111 5.3 1.0 0 2 58.7 6 -2 -0.3 0
58 Steve Belles 3 7 42.9 111 15.9 15.1 2 1 241.8 53 226 4.3 1
59 David Givens* 3 5 60.0 102 20.4 24.4 1 0 297.4 41 146 3.6 4
60 Pete Graham 6 8 75.0 90 11.3 11.3 0 0 169.5 15 3 0.2 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 Allen Pinkett 3 3 100.0 89 29.7 36.3 1 0 459.2 889 4131 4.6 49
62 Pete Holohan 2 4 50.0 81 20.3 9.0 0 1 170.1 3 -24 -8.0 0
63 Frank Allocco 8 13 61.5 74 5.7 0.3 1 2 104.0 36 130 3.6 3
64 Jim Morse 5 7 71.4 68 9.7 3.3 0 1 124.5 48 148 3.1 0
65 Dan McGinn 5 6 83.3 65 10.8 10.8 0 0 174.3 2 -19 -9.5 0
66 Mike Dugan 4 5 80.0 65 13.0 13.0 0 0 189.2 4 2 0.5 0
67 Larry Cooke 6 12 50.0 63 5.3 6.9 1 0 121.6 4 10 2.5 0
68 Frank Reynolds 4 8 50.0 58 7.3 -4.0 0 2 60.9 93 299 3.2 3
69 Ed Rutkowski 2 10 20.0 45 4.5 -9.0 0 3 -2.2 49 169 3.4 2
70 Craig Hentrich 1 2 50.0 42 21.0 21.0 0 0 226.4 2 23 11.5 0
71 Torii Hunter Jr* 1 3 33.3 35 11.7 11.7 0 0 131.3 7 29 4.1 0
72 Ray Zellars 1 1 100.0 35 35.0 35.0 0 0 394.0 210 1135 5.4 9
73 Dave Waymer 1 1 100.0 33 33.0 33.0 0 0 377.2 10 47 4.7 0
74 Al Hunter 1 1 100.0 33 33.0 53.0 1 0 707.2 382 1766 4.6 23
75 John Goodman* 1 4 25.0 32 8.0 13.0 1 0 174.7 3 16 5.3 0
76 Nick Pietrosante 1 1 100.0 32 32.0 32.0 0 0 368.8 215 1032 4.8 6
77 Jim Bulger 3 11 27.3 31 2.8 -1.3 0 1 32.8 4 -1 -0.3 0
78 Tony Hunter 1 2 50.0 31 15.5 -7.0 0 1 80.2 32 120 3.8 1
79 Joe Howard 1 2 50.0 29 14.5 24.5 1 0 336.8 11 93 8.5 1
80 David Wolke* 1 3 33.3 28 9.3 -5.7 0 1 45.1 1 22 22.0 0
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
81 Dick Lynch 2 5 40.0 26 5.2 -3.8 0 1 43.7 77 287 3.7 5
82 Nicholas Setta* 1 1 100.0 25 25.0 45.0 1 0 640.0 2 2 1.0 1
83 Eric Maust* 1 1 100.0 25 25.0 25.0 0 0 310.0 2 -4 -2.0 0
84 Nick Setta* 1 1 100.0 25 25.0 45.0 1 0 640.0 2 2 1.0 1
85 Gus Ornstein 2 5 40.0 21 4.2 -0.8 1 1 101.3 2 -5 -2.5 0
86 Dan Harshman 1 2 50.0 21 10.5 10.5 0 0 138.2 50 165 3.3 2
87 Jim Milota 1 2 50.0 19 9.5 9.5 0 0 129.8 25 99 4.0 0
88 Armando Allen* 3 3 100.0 18 6.0 12.7 1 0 260.4 469 2144 4.6 8
89 Brandon Wimbush* 3 5 60.0 17 3.4 3.4 0 0 88.6 7 96 13.7 1
90 Tony Brooks 1 1 100.0 16 16.0 16.0 0 0 234.4 423 2274 5.4 14
91 Marty Mooney* 1 1 100.0 16 16.0 16.0 0 0 234.4
92 Kevin Smith 1 2 50.0 15 7.5 7.5 0 0 113.0
93 D.J. Fitzpatrick* 1 1 100.0 14 14.0 14.0 0 0 217.6
94 Joe Restic 2 4 50.0 14 3.5 8.5 1 0 161.9 1 -10 -10.0 0
95 Greg Knafelc 2 3 66.7 13 4.3 11.0 1 0 213.1 5 4 0.8 0
96 Joey Hildbold* 1 1 100.0 12 12.0 12.0 0 0 200.8 2 -12 -6.0 0
97 Tom Cushing 1 1 100.0 12 12.0 12.0 0 0 200.8
98 Jim Stone 1 4 25.0 11 2.8 2.8 0 0 48.1 286 1366 4.8 11
99 Leon Blunt 1 1 100.0 10 10.0 10.0 0 0 184.0 9 6 0.7 0
100 Mike Perona 1 1 100.0 8 8.0 8.0 0 0 167.2
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
101 Willard Browner 1 4 25.0 4 1.0 -5.3 1 1 65.9 41 170 4.1 0
102 Dave Condeni 1 1 100.0 4 4.0 4.0 0 0 133.6
103 Demetrius Jones 1 3 33.3 4 1.3 1.3 0 0 44.5 12 28 2.3 0
104 Hunter Smith* 3 6 50.0 3 0.5 0.5 0 0 54.2
105 Mike Viracola 1 1 100.0 1 1.0 1.0 0 0 108.4
106 Greg Bell 1 1 100.0 1 1.0 1.0 0 0 108.4 158 870 5.5 10
107 Tim Brown 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 98 442 4.5 4
108 Kevin Hardy 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0
109 Ron Goodman 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 50 227 4.5 2
110 Bill Gallagher 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 60 240 4.0 0
111 Jared Clark* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 2 17 8.5 0
112 Jeff Samardzija* 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 13 19 1.5 1
113 Ted Burgmeier 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 2 71 35.5 0
114 Bob Gladieux 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 263 1208 4.6 20
115 Hal Von Wyl 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0
116 Ron Dushney 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 162 828 5.1 6
117 Bob Ward 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 39 158 4.1 1
118 Larry Parker 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 106 500 4.7 4
119 Justin Hoskins* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 6 15 2.5 0
120 Vagas Ferguson 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 673 3472 5.2 32
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
121 Dick Selcer 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 15 93 6.2 0
122 Tom Byrne 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 3 -2 -0.7 0
123 Red Mack 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 112 544 4.9 4
124 Darryll Dewan 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 143 596 4.2 6
125 Marcus Wilson* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 88 277 3.1 1
126 Clay Schulz 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0 1 15 15.0 0
127 Autry Denson* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0 854 4318 5.1 43
128 Aubrey Lewis 0 5 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 70 312 4.5 1
129 Jim Just 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 78 353 4.5 1
130 Matt Johnson 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 5 4 0.8 0
131 Denny Allan 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 292 1118 3.8 19
132 Phil Carter 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 557 2409 4.3 14
133 B.J. Hawkins 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 2 26 13.0 0
134 Jim Yoder 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 23 130 5.7 1
135 Eric Chappell* 0 4 0.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0 2 -100.0 9 45 5.0 0
136 Al Samuel 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0 1 -100.0 142 787 5.5 5
137 Ed Gulyas 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 177 774 4.4 8
138 Emmett Mosley 1 1 100.0 -3 -3.0 -3.0 0 0 74.8 16 75 4.7 1
139 Tony Brantley 1 1 100.0 -17 -17.0 -17.0 0 0 -42.8