One of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play a down for Notre Dame, Joe Theismann's inclusion on this list goes without saying.
Upon graduating from Notre Dame, Theismann was drafted by the Miami Dolphins with the 99th overall pick in the 1971 NFL Draft.
However, Theismann and the Redskins could not agree to terms, resulting in Theismann signing with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.
Theismann eventually made his way back to the NFL, starring for the Washington Redskins from 1974 to 1985.
During those 12 seasons in the NFL, Theismann racked up 25,206 passing yards and 160 touchdown passes. He also had a career quarterback rating of 77.4.
Theismann was voted as the 1983 NFL MVP and was a two-time All-Pro.