Notre Dame Fighting Irish football statistical leaders

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football program in various categories,[1] including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Fighting Irish represent the University of Notre Dame as an Independent in the NCAA.

Although Notre Dame began competing in intercollegiate football in 1887,[1] records from the early years are often incomplete and inconsistent and may not appear on this list. Notre Dame's official record book does not list a specific "modern era" beginning in a certain year, and the records listed below can go as far back as 1900, although they may not be complete.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

  • Since the 1940s, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.
  • The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.
  • Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002.[2] The Fighting Irish have played in 11 bowl games since then, allowing more recent players an extra game to accumulate statistics.

These lists are updated through the end of the 2016 season.

Passing[edit]

Passing yards[edit]

Passing touchdowns[edit]

Rushing[edit]

Rushing yards[edit]

Rushing touchdowns[edit]

Receiving[edit]

Receptions[edit]

Receiving yards[edit]

Receiving touchdowns[edit]

Total offense[edit]

Total offense is the sum of passing and rushing statistics. It does not include receiving or returns.[21]

Total offense yards[edit]

Total touchdowns[edit]

Defense[edit]

Interceptions[edit]

Tackles[edit]

Sacks[edit]

Kicking[edit]

Field goals made[edit]

Field goal percentage[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2015 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Media Guide" (PDF). und.com. Retrieved 2015-11-07. 
  2. ^ "NCAA changes policy on football stats". ESPN.com. AP. 2002-08-28. Retrieved 2014-09-11. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "DeShone Kizer". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-12-03. 
  4. ^ a b "Kizer covers for shaky D as Notre Dame beats Syracuse 50-33". ESPN.com. 2016-10-01. 
  5. ^ a b "Navy scores second straight victory in South Bend". ESPN.com. 2009-11-07. 
  6. ^ a b "No. 9 Arizona State holds off late rally, defeats No. 10 Notre Dame". ESPN.com. 2014-11-08. 
  7. ^ a b c "Notre Dame ends OT curse, improves record vs. Washington to 8-0". ESPN.com. 2009-10-03. 
  8. ^ "A season saved? ND comes back from 17 down to topple MSU". ESPN.com. 2006-09-23. 
  9. ^ "Clausen's 401 yards passing, 5 TDs lead way as Irish end bowl skid". ESPN.com. 2008-12-24. 
  10. ^ Hawaii Bowl
  11. ^ a b "Weis' future hangs in limbo after Irish lose to Stanford". ESPN.com. 2009-11-28. 
  12. ^ "Rees leads Notre Dame to 45-10 win over Air Force". ESPN.com. 2013-10-26. 
  13. ^ a b "Texas edges No. 10 Notre Dame in 2OT thriller". ESPN.com. 2016-09-04. 
  14. ^ "Michigan scores with 2 seconds left, stuns Irish". ESPN.com. 2011-09-10. 
  15. ^ "Michael Floyd powers Notre Dame past Purdue". ESPN.com. 2011-10-01. 
  16. ^ "South Florida upsets Notre Dame after long weather delays". ESPN.com. 2011-09-03. 
  17. ^ "Notre Dame ends 6-game skid to Boston College". ESPN.com. 2009-10-24. 
  18. ^ "Robert Hughes' TD run sends ND past USC for first time since '01". ESPN.com. 2010-11-27. 
  19. ^ "Tulsa stuns Notre Dame; Irish QB Dayne Crist injures knee". ESPN.com. 2010-10-30. 
  20. ^ "Clausen tosses four TDs as Notre Dame overwhelms Nevada". ESPN.com. 2009-09-05. 
  21. ^ "Official 2007 NCAA Division I Football Record Book" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-12-01. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  22. ^ "DeShone Kizer's late TD pass helps Notre Dame escape No. 21 Temple". ESPN.com. 2015-10-31. 
  23. ^ "Reed kicks game-winning field goal as Duke beats Notre Dame". ESPN.com. 2016-09-24. 
  24. ^ "Everett Golson's six TDs guide No. 10 Notre Dame past Navy". ESPN.com. 2014-11-01. 
  25. ^ "Kizer throws for 5 TDs, No. 5 Notre Dame tops Pitt". ESPN.com. 2015-11-07. 
  26. ^ "Notre Dame beats USC to secure spot in BCS title game". ESPN.com. 2012-11-24. 
  27. ^ "Notre Dame controls 2nd half to beat Rutgers in Pinstripe Bowl". ESPN.com. 2013-12-28. 
  28. ^ Pinstripe Bowl
  29. ^ "Justin Yoon". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-12-03.