Notre Dame Football History

Revisiting Notre Dame vs USC 1992 And Dreams Coming True

A simple game from the past for some, but monumental for me. On November 21st, 1992, the Flammang family headed to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to watch their first ...

Notre Dame Football: Revisiting The Game Of The Century

So, sports are gone, you might have heard. The coronavirus pandemic has shut down the sports world, which of course, includes Notre Dame’s spring football (I’ll never curse it again). ...

A Look Back at Notre Dame’s Cotton Bowl History

The 13th game on the Notre Dame football schedule has the Irish penciled in to face the Clemson Tigers at the annual Cotton Bowl on December 29. While the contest ...
Notre Dame's epic goalline stand against Stanford in 2012.

The Notre Dame – Stanford Football Rivalry

The Notre Dame Stanford series had an enchanted beginning.  Pasadena’s Rose Bowl Committee had been itching to get Rockne and Notre Dame to play in the Rose Bowl and they ...

Notre Dame Football ESPN Gameday History

Notre Dame has been in contests in front of the Gameday crew 28 times since the show first aired on the site of game – Florida State’s visit to South ...
Ara Parseghian - Notre Dame Head Coach

Ara Parseghian: Tribute To A Notre Dame Football Legend

Ara’s Birth and Early Years Ara was born in Akron in 1923 to an Armenian Father and a French mother, both immigrants.  He was an intense kid, a fine student, ...

#1 George Gipp: Notre Dame Football’s Top 25 Players

George Gipp, HB, QB, P, DB, KR PR, 1917-1920 Unique – adj. being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else.  It is an absolute, binary term. Something is either ...

#2 Johnny Lujack: Notre Dame Football’s Top 25 Players

#2 Johnny Lujack, QB/DB 1942-1943, 1946-1947 Connelsville’s All-American Boy Johnny Lujack was born in Connellsville on January 3, 1925. He was born under a good sign as that was just ...

#3 Leon Hart: Notre Dame Football’s Top 25 Players

#3 Leon Hart, TE/DE 1946-1949 Leon Hart was the strapping son of a Westinghouse Crane operator who lived in Pittsburgh’s Southeast suburb of Turtle Creek.  He was one of Notre ...

#4 The Four Horsemen: Notre Dame Football’s Top 25 Players

#4 -Four Horsemen, Backs. 1921-1924 Harry Stuhldreher, Don Miller, Elmer Layden, Sleepy Jim Crowley The Four Horsemen are a single entity.  As a Catholic University, Notre Dame and its true ...
Angelo Bertelli - 1943 Heisman Trophy Winner

#5 Angelo Bertelli: Notre Dame Football’s Top 25 Players

#5 Angelo Bertelli, QB, 1940-1943 Angello Bertelli was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA to Italian immigrant parents.  A generation later, also in Springfield, Nick Buoniconti, #21 on our list of ...
Ross Browner - Notre Dame DE

#6 Ross Browner: Notre Dame Football’s Top 25 Players

#6 Ross Browner, DE, 1973, 1975-1977 Ross Browner was a high school phenom at Western Reserve High School in talent-rich Warren, Ohio. ROSS BROWNER’S PROPHET-GREG BLACHE There were two great ...
John Lattner - 1953 Heisman Trophy Winner

#7 Johnny Lattner: Notre Dame Football’s Top 25 Players

#7 Johnny Lattner, HB/DB 1950-1953 As Frank Leahy was looking to replenish the glistening treasure of the ’46 recruiting class that was finally depleting in 1949, he looked to the ...
Tim Brown - Notre Dame Great Receiver

#8 Tim Brown: Notre Dame Football’s Top 25 Players

#8 Tim Brown, WR/RB/KR/PR, 1984-1987 Tim Brown may have been unique in that he might have been influenced by Notre Dame’s Bowl Appearances, which began after the ’69 season, with ...
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#9 Paul Hornung: Notre Dame Football’s Top 25 Players

#9 Paul Hornung, QB 1953-1956 Paul Hornung was a legendary schoolboy athlete at Flaget High in Louisville.  Hornung eventually became a member of the High School Hall of Fame. Hornung’s ...