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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199 26
Joe Montana is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1975, 1977, 1978

2
111 42
Joe Theismann is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1968 - 1970

3
81 27
Paul Hornung is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1954 - 1956

4
81 43
Tony Rice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1987 -1989

5
106 63
Brady Quinn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

2003 - 2006

6
59 28
Rick Mirer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1989 - 1992

7
60 29
Steve Beuerlein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1983 - 1986

8
40 17
John Huarte is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1962 - 1964

9
43 22
Tom Clements is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1972 - 1974

10
40 22
Daryle Lamonica is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1960 - 1962

11
37 24
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
75 66
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
31 22
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
28 20
Jarious Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Jarious Jackson

1996 - 1999

15
68 62
Jimmy Clausen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

2007 - 2009

16
46 40
Ron Powlus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Ron Powlus

1994 - 1997

17
57 52
Everett Golson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

2012, 2014, 2015

18
56 51
Tommy Rees is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

2010 - 2013

19
25 19
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
20 15
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
14 11
George Izo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1957 - 1959

22
14 12
Terry Andrysiak is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Terry Andrysiak

1985 - 1987

23
12 12
Bob Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time

1956 - 1958

24
8 11
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
12 16
Rick Slager is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks of All Time
Rick Slager

1974 - 1976