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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131 20
Joe Montana is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1975, 1977, 1978

2
76 32
Joe Theismann is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1968 - 1970

3
55 18
Paul Hornung is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1954 - 1956

4
73 39
Brady Quinn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

2003 - 2006

5
34 11
Daryle Lamonica is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1960 - 1962

6
59 33
Tony Rice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1987 -1989

7
43 21
Steve Beuerlein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1983 - 1986

8
43 22
Rick Mirer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1989 - 1992

9
29 12
John Huarte is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1962 - 1964

10
30 16
Tom Clements is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1972 - 1974

11
24 14
Kevin McDougal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Kevin McDougal

1990 - 1993

12
43 33
Tommy Rees is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

2010 - 2013

13
26 17
Terry Hanratty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Terry Hanratty

1966 -1968

14
49 42
Jimmy Clausen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

2007 - 2009

15
33 28
Ron Powlus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Ron Powlus

1994 - 1997

16
49 45
DeShone Kizer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
DeShone Kizer

2015 - 2016

17
38 39
Everett Golson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

2012, 2014, 2015

18
14 13
Tim Koegel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Tim Koegel

1877 - 1981

19
19 19
Jarious Jackson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Jarious Jackson

1996 - 1999

20
18 18
Carlyle Holiday is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Carlyle Holiday

2001 - 2004

21
9 9
Bob Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1956 - 1958

22
9 10
Terry Andrysiak is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Terry Andrysiak

1985 - 1987

23
9 10
George Izo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1957 - 1959

24
5 9
Frank Budka is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Frank Budka

1961 - 1963

25
6 14
Rick Slager is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Rick Slager

1974 - 1976

26
26 43
Brandon Wimbush is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Brandon Wimbush

2015 - 2017

27
8 19
Rusty Lisch is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Rusty Lisch

1976, 1977, 1979

28
7 19
Matt LoVecchio is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

2000 - 2001

29
15 31
Dayne Crist is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Dayne Crist

2009 - 2011

30
6 25
Cliff Brown is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1971 - 1973