The top ten Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive players – VIDEOS & POLL


8.     Frank Carideo (1928 to 1930)

Another all-around Fighting Irish athlete Carideo excelled on both sides of the field as a quarterback, punter, kick and punt returner and defender as well. He set many records as a   punt and kick returner. Carideo helmed the last of Knute Rockne’s teams at Quarterback leading the Fighting Irish to two championships and back-to-back undefeated seasons. He was a two time All-American in 1929 and 1930 and became part of the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954.

9.     Raghib Ismail (WR) (1988-90)

Ismail was nicknamed “The Rocket” for his lightning quickness and his threat to rocket to the endzone each time he touched the ball. He ran a 4.24 in the 40 yard dash. A recipient of the highly coveted Walter Camp award, “The Rocket” was a 2 time All-American in 1989 and 1990. He totaled over 4,000 all-purpose yards and holds the school record of averaging 22.0 yards per reception.

10.    Tim Brown (WR) (1984-1987)

“Touchdown Timmy” was a force at wide receiver. He quickly made his presence felt as Freshman by setting a record of 28 receptions. Brown would go on to be the first receiver to receive the Heisman while picking up the Walter Camp award and twice being recognized as an All-American along the way.” Touchdown Timmy” also set the Notre Dame record for all-purpose yards in a season with 1,937 as a junior. Brown went to have an illustrious pro career. He was named to the 90s NFL all-decade team.