Notre Dame Fighting Irish Quarterbacks Picked In The NFL Draft


Notre Dame is one of the biggest names in college football history. They are not nearly as dominant as they once were but still are looked on as a potential threat by every team who has to play them. Over the years, there have been few more prominent positions in college football than the quarterback of Notre Dame. It is also interesting to take a look back at a school’s history with the NFL Draft. With that in mind, here is a look at the long list of Notre Dame quarterbacks to be selected by teams during the NFL Draft.

Angelo Bertelli – 1944 – Yankees – 1st Round

Johnny Lujack – 1946 – Bears – 1st Round

Frank Dancewicz – 1946 – Yankees – 1st Round

George Ratterman – 1948 – Yankees – 16th Round

Frank Tripucka – 1949 – Eagles – 1st Round

Bob Williams – 1951 – Bears – 1st Round

Ralph Guglielmi – 1955 – Redskins – 1st Round

George Izo – 1960 – Cardinals – 1st Round

Daryle Lamonica – 1963 – Packers – 12th Round

John Huarte – 1965 – Eagles – 6th Round

Terry Hanratty – 1969 – Steelers – 2nd Round

Bob Belden – 1969 – Cowboys – 12th Round

Joe Theismann – 1971 – Dolphins – 4th Round

Joe Montana – 1979 – 49ers – 3rd Round

Rusty Lisch – 1980 – Cardinals – 4th Round

Blair Kiel – 1984 – Buccaneers – 11th Round

Steve Beuerlein – 1987 – Raiders – 4th Round

Rick Mirer – 1993 – Seahawks – 1st Round

Jarious Jackson – 2000 – Broncos – 7th Round

Brady Quinn – 2007 – Browns – 1st Round

Jimmy Clausen – 2010 – Panthers – 2nd Round

Of note:

-Seven of the first eight quarterbacks drafted out of Notre Dame were all taken in the first round.

-Three of the first four quarterbacks drafted out of Notre Dame were drafted by the now non-existent New York Yankees football team.

-The 1990’s is the only decade in which multiple quarterbacks weren’t selected from Notre Dame in the NFL Draft.

Leave a Reply