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The Alltime Notre Dame Team
Lou Somogyi
September 20, 2006
HOW DO YOU PICK OUT THE BRIGHTEST STARS FROM A GALAXY? YOU LOOK AT ACHIEVEMENTS, IMPACT ON THE TEAM--AND YOU SAY A PRAYER
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September 20, 2006

The Alltime Notre Dame Team

HOW DO YOU PICK OUT THE BRIGHTEST STARS FROM A GALAXY? YOU LOOK AT ACHIEVEMENTS, IMPACT ON THE TEAM--AND YOU SAY A PRAYER

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TIM BROWN

SE | CAREER: 1984-87
HIGHLIGHTS: Heisman Trophy winner (1987); nine NFL Pro Bowl appearances
ALTHOUGH the Irish were only 25-21 during his four years, Brown's game-breaking skills set the table for recruiting hauls that would return Notre Dame to the summit. In his two seasons under Lou Holtz, Brown caught 84 passes and averaged 21 yards per catch. He returned three punts and three kickoffs for TDs.

JOE MONTANA

QB | CAREER: 1975, 1977-78
HIGHLIGHTS: 4,121 yards passing, 25 touchdowns; four-time Super Bowl champion
AGAIN and again, he led spectacular fourth-quarter rallies when all seemed lost. He took the Irish to the 1977 national title after starting the year as the third-string quarterback. If you're 99 yards away, two minutes left, no timeouts and need a TD to win, who else do you want behind the center?

PAUL HORNUNG

QB | CAREER: 1954-56
HIGHLIGHTS: Heisman Trophy (1956); two-time NFL Player of the Year
ALL-AROUND skills get Hornung on our team as a utility player. He won the Heisman as a QB, was an All-Pro at HB for the Green Bay Packers, set the NFL season scoring record (176 points) as a kicker and intercepted 10 passes and was a top tackler at Notre Dame.

LEON HART

DE | CAREER: 1946-49
HIGHLIGHTS: Heisman Trophy (1949)
THE LAST lineman to win the Heisman, Hart never tasted defeat in four seasons at Notre Dame. He was a physical force on offense and defense but athletic enough to average 15.3 yards per reception at end.

ALAN PAGE

DT | CAREER: 1964-66
HIGHLIGHTS: One of only four NFL defensive players to be named league MVP
IN HIS THREE seasons as a starter, the ND defense yielded an average of 6.3 points per game. He switched from end to tackle in the NFL and made the Pro Bowl nine straight times.

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