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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136 21
Joe Montana is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1975, 1977, 1978

2
78 33
Joe Theismann is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1968 - 1970

3
57 20
Paul Hornung is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1954 - 1956

4
76 41
Brady Quinn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

2003 - 2006

5
62 33
Tony Rice is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1987 -1989

6
36 12
Daryle Lamonica is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1960 - 1962

7
45 23
Rick Mirer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1989 - 1992

8
44 23
Steve Beuerlein is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1983 - 1986

9
30 13
John Huarte is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1962 - 1964

10
32 16
Tom Clements is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1972 - 1974

11
28 17
Terry Hanratty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Terry Hanratty

1966 -1968

12
25 15
Kevin McDougal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Kevin McDougal

1990 - 1993

13
52 43
Jimmy Clausen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

2007 - 2009

14
44 36
Tommy Rees is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

2010 - 2013

15
35 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
51 47
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
42 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
21 19
Jarious Jackson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Jarious Jackson

1996 - 1999

19
20 18
Carlyle Holiday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Carlyle Holiday

2001 - 2004

20
16 14
Tim Koegel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Tim Koegel

1877 - 1981

21
11 10
Terry Andrysiak is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Terry Andrysiak

1985 - 1987

22
11 10
George Izo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1957 - 1959

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

1956 - 1958

24
6 10
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
29 43
Brandon Wimbush is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Brandon Wimbush

2015 - 2017

26
7 15
Rick Slager is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Rick Slager

1974 - 1976

27
18 31
Dayne Crist is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Dayne Crist

2009 - 2011

28
9 20
Rusty Lisch is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Rusty Lisch

1976, 1977, 1979

29
8 20
Matt LoVecchio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

2000 - 2001

30
8 25
Cliff Brown is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1971 - 1973