The Notre Dame football program is simply dripping in tradition and excellence. Trying to rank the top 50 best players in history to wear the Blue & Gold is one serious task.
Consider that the school has more national championships and All-Americans than any other program in the country. In addition, Notre Dame has taken home seven Heisman trophies.
In compiling this list it was necessary to provide some guidelines in order to rank each player properly because in reality, there are nearly 100 players who could make a case to be on this list.
Therefore, I believe individual statistics and awards to be paramount, but team success and winning are also key components as well. Also note that NFL and professional success is not part of the ranking formula.
Brace yourself for a list of some of the greatest football players in college history!
Here are the top 50 all-time Fighting Irish!