College Sports The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time  

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College football fans, we’re ranking the best Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterbacks of all time. It includes every starting quarterback throughout Notre Dame Fighting Irish history, including current quarterbacks and past ones. This Notre Dame football roster has famous All-Americans, Notre Dame quarterbacks in the NFL, and Fighting Irish players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Featuring some of the greatest college quarterbacks of all time, the best Notre Dame QBs include Brady Quinn, John Huarte, Joe Theismann, and Joe Montana.

In the 2017 FBS season, the current Notre Dame Fighting Irish QBs are Brandon Wimbush, Ian Book, J. D. Carney, Avery Davis, Cameron Ekanayake, Nolan Henry, and Montgomery VanGorder. 

Who are the greatest quarterbacks in Notre Dame Fighting Irish history? They're all on this comprehensive list of University of Notre Dame football players who have played as quarterback. 

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57 8
Joe Montana is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Joe Montana 1975, 1977, 1978

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38 18
Joe Theismann is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Joe Theismann 1968 - 1970

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35 16
Brady Quinn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Brady Quinn 2003 - 2006

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23 8
Paul Hornung is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Paul Hornung 1954 - 1956

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26 14
Tony Rice is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Tony Rice 1987 -1989

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15 5
John Huarte is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
John Huarte 1962 - 1964

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15 6
Tom Clements is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Tom Clements 1972 - 1974

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16 7
Terry Hanratty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Terry Hanratty 1966 -1968

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21 13
Rick Mirer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Rick Mirer 1989 - 1992

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21 13
Steve Beuerlein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Steve Beuerlein 1983 - 1986

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22 14
Ron Powlus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Ron Powlus 1994 - 1997

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24 16
Everett Golson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Everett Golson 2012, 2014, 2015

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25 19
DeShone Kizer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
DeShone Kizer 2015 - 2016

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26 22
Jimmy Clausen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Jimmy Clausen 2007 - 2009

The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time

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21 17
Tommy Rees is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Tommy Rees 2010 - 2013

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11 7
Daryle Lamonica is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Daryle Lamonica 1960 - 1962

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11 7
Kevin McDougal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Kevin McDougal 1990 - 1993

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12 10
Carlyle Holiday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Carlyle Holiday 2001 - 2004

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9 7
Tim Koegel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Tim Koegel 1877 - 1981

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11 10
Jarious Jackson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Jarious Jackson 1996 - 1999

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5 5
Bob Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Bob Williams 1956 - 1958

The Best Current NFL Helmets

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4 6
George Izo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
George Izo 1957 - 1959

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4 6
Terry Andrysiak is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Terry Andrysiak 1985 - 1987

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12 16
Brandon Wimbush is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Brandon Wimbush 2015 - 2017

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3 6
Frank Budka is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Frank Budka 1961 - 1963

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4 10
Rick Slager is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Rick Slager 1974 - 1976

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4 13
Cliff Brown is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Cliff Brown 1971 - 1973

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3 12
Matt LoVecchio is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Matt LoVecchio 2000 - 2001

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5 15
Dayne Crist is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Dayne Crist 2009 - 2011

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4 14
Rusty Lisch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Rusty Lisch 1976, 1977, 1979