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David Sabino
September 20, 2006
NOTRE DAME'S FOOTBALL HISTORY IS FULL OF FANTASTIC FACTS AND FIGURES
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September 20, 2006

The Irish

NOTRE DAME'S FOOTBALL HISTORY IS FULL OF FANTASTIC FACTS AND FIGURES

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WINS in Notre Dame history, second alltime among major-college football programs. Only Michigan (849 victories) has won more often.

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ALLTIME winning percentage at the start of the '06 season, second in major-college football to Michigan's .7442.

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AP NATIONAL championships, the most of any program. Oklahoma is second, with seven titles. ( Knute Rockne's 1924, '29 and '30 titles occurred before the AP poll began in '36.)

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UNBEATEN and untied seasons in school history, the last coming in 1988 under coach Lou Holtz (right).

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WINNING PERCENTAGE for Knute Rockne, the best among all major-college coaches. Rockne's teams were 105-12-5 in his 13 seasons guiding the Irish.

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PERFECT SEASONS for Knute Rockne's teams. Notre Dame went undefeated and untied in 1919, '20, '24, '29 and '30.

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HEAD COACHES, including Knute Rockne and current coach Charlie Weis, who were alumni of Notre Dame. The other graduates to pilot the program were Hunk Anderson, Terry Brennan, Hugh Devore, Joe Kuharich, Elmer Layden and Frank Leahy.

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YEARS (1920-1978) that George Gipp held the school rushing record. The legendary Gipp led the Irish in rushing and receiving from 1918 through 1920. For his career Gipp ran for 2,341 yards while passing for another 1,769. Jerome Heavens broke the rushing record in 1978.

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WIDE RECEIVERS (Tom Gatewood, Jeff Samardzija [below], Jack Snow and Maurice Stovall) who have had 1,000-yard seasons while at Notre Dame.

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PLAYERS and coaches from Notre Dame who have been inducted into the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame, the most of any college.

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