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Top 10 Notre Dame Players
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No. 7
Leon Hart
Defensive End, 1946-49
The last lineman to win the Heisman Trophy, Hart also edged out Sam Snead and Jackie Robinson as the 1949 AP male athlete of the year. The four-year star never experienced a loss at Notre Dame, as the Irish were 36-0-2 during his time and won three national titles. A physical terror on offense and defense, the two-time consensus All-American also was athletic enough to average 15.3 yards per his 49 career receptions -- 13 of them resulting in TDs -- and line up at fullback. He is the last college player to win the Heisman Trophy, a national title and be the NFL's No. 1 pick in the same school year.
Text: Lou Somogyi/Blue & Gold Illustrated
Photo: AP