Notre Dame has produced seven Heisman Trophy winners over the years, which is the most of any college football team. Manti Te'o had a chance to become the eighth player last season but fell just short to some freshman named Johnny Manziel.
While the record is something that should be admired and respected, there hasn't been a Heisman winner from Notre Dame since Tim Brown back in 1987. If there is any time to bridge the gap and produce yet another Irish player that will live forever in history, it is now.
The Irish are once again winning at a high level, recruiting better than ever, and you can start to feel that excitement in the air that has been missing over the years.
It likely won't be long before a Notre Dame player brings the hardware back to South Bend. Here are the top players that are the most likely to make history.