Notre Dame Football History

Joe Montana - Notre Dame #3

Notre Dame’s 1977 National Championship

“All animals are equal but some are more equal than others.” George Orwell, Animal Farm Well at Notre Dame, all national championships are different but some are more different than ...
John Lattner - 1953 Heisman Trophy Winner

John Lattner

It seemed that Notre Dame’s Heisman Trophy winners were following a Westward sojourn.  Angelo Bertelli, from Springfield, MA, was the first and next was John Lujack of Connellsville in Western PA. ...

Irish History 101: Leon Hart, 1949 Heisman Winner

Hart was born in Pittsburgh, and was recruited to Notre Dame from Turtle Creek, PA, just Southeast of Pittsburgh.  Hart’s recruiting had some drama. Leahy had assigned the wonderful Moose Krause to ...

Leon Hart

Leon Hart was a big player for Notre Dame.  He was actually the BIGGEST Heisman Trophy Winner of all time. Hart was born in Pittsburgh, and was recruited to Notre ...

Irish History 101: Johnny Lujack, 1947 Heisman Winner

Last week we profiled Angelo Bertelli.  This week we move on to Notre Dame’s 2nd Heisman Winner, Johnny Lujack.  Read about how this high school valedictorian took home college football’s ...
Johnny Lujack - Notre Dame

Johnny Lujack

John Lujack was born and raised in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, southeast of Pittsburgh.  Lujack was a four sport athlete at Connellsville, and was an RKG, graduating as both the Valedictorian and Senior ...
Angelo Bertelli - 1943 Heisman Trophy Winner

Irish History 101: Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame’s 1st Heisman Winner

During the 2014 off-season, UHND will be profiling all seven Notre Dame Heisman Trophy winners starting with the 1st member of the Fighting Irish to win the award, Angelo Bertelli. ...
Angelo Bertelli - 1943 Heisman Trophy Winner

Angelo Bertelli

The Heisman Trophy was first awarded in 1935 by New York’s Downtown Athletic Club as the “Downtown Athletic Club Trophy.” John Heisman, the former coach at Georgia Tech, was the athletic ...
Notre Dame's 1966 National Championship

Notre Dame’s 1966 National Championship

1965 had ended not with a bang, but a whimper. In November, Michigan State had come into South Bend and held the Irish to -12 yards on the ground, just ...
Notre Dame - 1943 National Champions

Notre Dame’s 1943 National Championship

Frank Leahy replaced the beloved Elmer Layden as Irish head coach in 1941. Leahy had, as a schoolboy in Winner, South Dakota, written a letter to Knute Rockne talking about ...
Notre Dame's 1949 National Championship Team

Notre Dame’s 1949 National Championship

Weren't the Irish unbeaten in 1948? Well, yes, but wtih a tie against USC in the last game. The 1948 Irish were 9-0-1 and outscored opponents by a total of ...
Notre Dame's 1947 National Championship Team

Notre Dame’s 1947 National Championship – Its Best Ever?

We continue our summer trip down memory lane by looking back at Notre Dame’s 1947 National Championship – the third won under the guidance of Frank Leahy and the program’s ...
Notre Dame's 1946 National Championship

Notre Dame’s 1946 National Championship

1946 was morning in America. After making Japanese rubble bounce with a Fat Man and a Little Boy, victory was assured. Japan had followed Italy and Germany to defeat. Frank ...
Notre Dame 1930 National Championship Team

Notre Dame’s 1930 National Championship

The Irish had won it all in ’29, and unlike ’24, there were many key veterans returning for the 1930 campaign. All-Americas Carideo and Schwartz were returning, joined in the ...
Knute Rockne coached Notre Dame to a national championship in 1929.

Notre Dame’s 1929 National Championship

As the never-ending off-season finally draws close to ending, we continue to look back at great moments in Notre Dame football history to get everyone through the final few weeks ...