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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, 804-295-33, .725 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), 751 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* 437 734 59.5 5760 7.8 7.7 41 20 138.4 207 578 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 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 Malik Zaire 9 20 45.0 170 8.5 8.5 0 0 116.4 11 91 8.3 1
50 Bob Belden 8 14 57.1 137 9.8 9.8 0 0 139.3 45 168 3.7 0
51 Scott Grooms* 14 44 31.8 134 3.0 2.5 1 1 60.4 18 16 0.9 0
52 Norb Rascher 12 33 36.4 122 3.7 -0.4 0 3 49.2 7 -18 -2.6 0
53 Nate Montana* 9 18 50.0 116 6.4 3.9 0 1 93.0 9 25 2.8 0
54 Sandy Bonvechio 11 32 34.4 114 3.6 -0.7 0 3 45.6 14 5 0.4 0
55 Steve Belles* 3 7 42.9 111 15.9 15.1 2 1 241.8 53 226 4.3 1
56 Gary Forystek* 7 21 33.3 111 5.3 1.0 0 2 58.7 6 -2 -0.3 0
57 David Givens* 3 5 60.0 102 20.4 24.4 1 0 297.4 41 146 3.6 4
58 Pete Graham* 6 8 75.0 90 11.3 11.3 0 0 169.5 15 3 0.2 1
59 Allen Pinkett* 3 3 100.0 89 29.7 36.3 1 0 459.2 889 4131 4.6 49
60 Pete Holohan* 2 4 50.0 81 20.3 9.0 0 1 170.1 3 -24 -8.0 0
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 Frank Allocco* 8 13 61.5 74 5.7 0.3 1 2 104.0 36 130 3.6 3
62 Jim Morse 5 7 71.4 68 9.7 3.3 0 1 124.5 48 148 3.1 0
63 Dan McGinn 5 6 83.3 65 10.8 10.8 0 0 174.3 2 -19 -9.5 0
64 Mike Dugan 4 5 80.0 65 13.0 13.0 0 0 189.2 4 2 0.5 0
65 Larry Cooke 6 12 50.0 63 5.3 6.9 1 0 121.6 4 10 2.5 0
66 Frank Reynolds 4 8 50.0 58 7.3 -4.0 0 2 60.9 93 299 3.2 3
67 Ed Rutkowski 2 10 20.0 45 4.5 -9.0 0 3 -2.2 49 169 3.4 2
68 Craig Hentrich* 1 2 50.0 42 21.0 21.0 0 0 226.4 2 23 11.5 0
69 Ray Zellars* 1 1 100.0 35 35.0 35.0 0 0 394.0 210 1135 5.4 9
70 Dave Waymer* 1 1 100.0 33 33.0 33.0 0 0 377.2 10 47 4.7 0
71 Al Hunter* 1 1 100.0 33 33.0 53.0 1 0 707.2 382 1766 4.6 23
72 Nick Pietrosante 1 1 100.0 32 32.0 32.0 0 0 368.8 215 1032 4.8 6
73 John Goodman* 1 4 25.0 32 8.0 13.0 1 0 174.7 3 16 5.3 0
74 Jim Bulger 3 11 27.3 31 2.8 -1.3 0 1 32.8 4 -1 -0.3 0
75 Tony Hunter* 1 2 50.0 31 15.5 -7.0 0 1 80.2 32 120 3.8 1
76 Joe Howard* 1 2 50.0 29 14.5 24.5 1 0 336.8 11 93 8.5 1
77 David Wolke* 1 3 33.3 28 9.3 -5.7 0 1 45.1 1 22 22.0 0
78 Dick Lynch 2 5 40.0 26 5.2 -3.8 0 1 43.7 77 287 3.7 5
79 Nicholas Setta* 1 1 100.0 25 25.0 45.0 1 0 640.0 2 2 1.0 1
80 Eric Maust* 1 1 100.0 25 25.0 25.0 0 0 310.0 2 -4 -2.0 0
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
81 Nick Setta* 1 1 100.0 25 25.0 45.0 1 0 640.0 2 2 1.0 1
82 Dan Harshman 1 2 50.0 21 10.5 10.5 0 0 138.2 50 165 3.3 2
83 Gus Ornstein* 2 5 40.0 21 4.2 -0.8 1 1 101.3 2 -5 -2.5 0
84 Jim Milota 1 2 50.0 19 9.5 9.5 0 0 129.8 25 99 4.0 0
85 Armando Allen* 3 3 100.0 18 6.0 12.7 1 0 260.4 469 2144 4.6 8
86 Tony Brooks* 1 1 100.0 16 16.0 16.0 0 0 234.4 423 2274 5.4 14
87 Marty Mooney* 1 1 100.0 16 16.0 16.0 0 0 234.4
88 Kevin Smith* 1 2 50.0 15 7.5 7.5 0 0 113.0
89 Joe Restic* 2 4 50.0 14 3.5 8.5 1 0 161.9 1 -10 -10.0 0
90 D.J. Fitzpatrick* 1 1 100.0 14 14.0 14.0 0 0 217.6
91 Greg Knafelc* 2 3 66.7 13 4.3 11.0 1 0 213.1 5 4 0.8 0
92 Joey Hildbold* 1 1 100.0 12 12.0 12.0 0 0 200.8 2 -12 -6.0 0
93 Tom Cushing* 1 1 100.0 12 12.0 12.0 0 0 200.8
94 Jim Stone* 1 4 25.0 11 2.8 2.8 0 0 48.1 286 1366 4.8 11
95 Leon Blunt* 1 1 100.0 10 10.0 10.0 0 0 184.0 9 6 0.7 0
96 Mike Perona* 1 1 100.0 8 8.0 8.0 0 0 167.2
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 Willard Browner* 1 4 25.0 4 1.0 -5.3 1 1 65.9 41 170 4.1 0
100 Hunter Smith* 3 6 50.0 3 0.5 0.5 0 0 54.2
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
101 Mike Viracola* 1 1 100.0 1 1.0 1.0 0 0 108.4
102 Greg Bell* 1 1 100.0 1 1.0 1.0 0 0 108.4 158 870 5.5 10
103 Clay Schulz 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0 1 15 15.0 0
104 Autry Denson* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0 854 4318 5.1 43
105 Aubrey Lewis 0 5 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 70 312 4.5 1
106 Jim Just 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 78 353 4.5 1
107 Matt Johnson* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 5 4 0.8 0
108 Denny Allan* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 292 1118 3.8 19
109 Phil Carter* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 557 2409 4.3 14
110 B.J. Hawkins* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 2 26 13.0 0
111 Jim Yoder* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 23 130 5.7 1
112 Eric Chappell* 0 4 0.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0 2 -100.0 9 45 5.0 0
113 Al Samuel* 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0 1 -100.0 142 787 5.5 5
114 Ed Gulyas* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 177 774 4.4 8
115 Tim Brown* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 98 442 4.5 4
116 Jared Clark* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 2 17 8.5 0
117 Kevin Hardy 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0
118 Ron Goodman* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 50 227 4.5 2
119 Jeff Samardzija* 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 13 19 1.5 1
120 Bill Gallagher* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 60 240 4.0 0
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
121 Ted Burgmeier* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 2 71 35.5 0
122 Bob Gladieux 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 263 1208 4.6 20
123 Hal Von Wyl* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0
124 Ron Dushney 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 162 828 5.1 6
125 Bob Ward 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 39 158 4.1 1
126 Larry Parker* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 106 500 4.7 4
127 Justin Hoskins* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 6 15 2.5 0
128 Vagas Ferguson* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 673 3472 5.2 32
129 Dick Selcer 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 15 93 6.2 0
130 Red Mack 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 112 544 4.9 4
131 Tom Byrne 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 3 -2 -0.7 0
132 Darryll Dewan* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 143 596 4.2 6
133 Marcus Wilson* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 88 277 3.1 1
134 Emmett Mosley 1 1 100.0 -3 -3.0 -3.0 0 0 74.8 16 75 4.7 1
135 Tony Brantley 1 1 100.0 -17 -17.0 -17.0 0 0 -42.8