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The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated October 24, 2019 6.0k votes 1.0k voters 20.4k views31 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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    1975, 1977, 1978

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  • 2

    1968 - 1970

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  • 3

    1954 - 1956

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  • 4
    104
    38

    Ian Book

  • 5

    2003 - 2006

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  • 6
    188
    114

    1987 -1989

  • 7

    1972 - 1974

  • 8

    1960 - 1962

  • 9

    1966 -1968

  • 10

    1989 - 1992

  • 11
    132
    83

    Steve Beuerlein

    1983 - 1986

  • 12

    1962 - 1964

  • 13

    2007 - 2009

  • 14
    167
    147

    DeShone Kizer

    2015 - 2016

  • 15

    2010 - 2013

  • 16

    2012, 2014, 2015

  • 17
    63
    46

    Terry Andrysiak

    1985 - 1987

  • 18
    81
    66

    Kevin McDougal

    1990 - 1993

  • 19
    68
    61

    Jarious Jackson

    1996 - 1999

  • 20

    1994 - 1997

  • 21

    1957 - 1959

  • 22
    41
    47

    Rusty Lisch

    1976, 1977, 1979

  • 23
    50
    64

    Carlyle Holiday

    2001 - 2004

  • 24
    37
    50

    Tim Koegel

    1877 - 1981

  • 25
    91
    128

    Brandon Wimbush

    2015 - 2017