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The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated October 24, 2019 6.1k votes 982 voters 19.6k 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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    Joe Montana

    1975, 1977, 1978

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    Joe Theismann

    1968 - 1970

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    Paul Hornung

    1954 - 1956

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    Brady Quinn

    2003 - 2006

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  • 5
    Tony Rice
    203
    114

    1987 -1989

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    Tom Clements

    1972 - 1974

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    Terry Hanratty

    1966 -1968

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    Steve Beuerlein
    143
    84

    Steve Beuerlein

    1983 - 1986

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    Rick Mirer

    1989 - 1992

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    Daryle Lamonica

    1960 - 1962

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    82
    35

    Ian Book

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    John Huarte

    1962 - 1964

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    Jimmy Clausen

    2007 - 2009

  • 14
    DeShone Kizer
    180
    153

    DeShone Kizer

    2015 - 2016

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    Everett Golson

    2012, 2014, 2015

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    Tommy Rees

    2010 - 2013

  • 17
    Kevin McDougal
    85
    69

    Kevin McDougal

    1990 - 1993

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    Jarious Jackson
    72
    62

    Jarious Jackson

    1996 - 1999

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    Ron Powlus

    1994 - 1997

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    George Izo

    1957 - 1959

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    Rusty Lisch
    43
    46

    Rusty Lisch

    1976, 1977, 1979

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    Carlyle Holiday
    55
    63

    Carlyle Holiday

    2001 - 2004

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    Brandon Wimbush
    98
    133

    Brandon Wimbush

    2015 - 2017

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    Tim Koegel
    38
    49

    Tim Koegel

    1877 - 1981

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    Bob Williams

    1956 - 1958