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The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time 

Ranker College Football
Updated October 24, 2019 4.7k votes 929 voters 18.5k views 31 items

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. Vote below, then head over and check out the best Notre Dame wide receivers ever.

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Joe Montana is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
2
Joe Theismann is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
3
Brady Quinn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
4
Paul Hornung is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
5
Tony Rice is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1987 -1989

6
Steve Beuerlein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Steve Beuerlein

1983 - 1986

7
Rick Mirer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1989 - 1992

8
Tom Clements is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1972 - 1974

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

1960 - 1962

10
John Huarte is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1962 - 1964

11
Terry Hanratty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1966 -1968

12
DeShone Kizer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
DeShone Kizer

2015 - 2016

13
Jimmy Clausen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

2007 - 2009

14
Tommy Rees is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

2010 - 2013

15
Everett Golson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

2012, 2014, 2015

16
Ian Book is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Cole Mclaughlin added Ian Book
17
Kevin McDougal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Kevin McDougal

1990 - 1993

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

1994 - 1997

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

1957 - 1959

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

1976, 1977, 1979

22
Carlyle Holiday is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Carlyle Holiday

2001 - 2004

23
Tim Koegel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Tim Koegel

1877 - 1981

24
Terry Andrysiak is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Terry Andrysiak

1985 - 1987

25
Bob Williams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1956 - 1958