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

1972 - 1974

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

1987 -1989

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John Huarte is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
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Terry Hanratty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
9
Steve Beuerlein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
10
Daryle Lamonica is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
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Rick Mirer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
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Ian Book is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Cole Mclaughlin added Ian Book
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Kevin McDougal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Kevin McDougal

1990 - 1993

14
Jimmy Clausen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
15
DeShone Kizer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
DeShone Kizer

2015 - 2016

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George Izo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
17
Jarious Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Jarious Jackson

1996 - 1999

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

2012, 2014, 2015

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

2010 - 2013

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

1994 - 1997

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

2001 - 2004

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

1976, 1977, 1979

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

1877 - 1981

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

1985 - 1987

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

1956 - 1958