Fighting Irish Athletics | September 4, 2015
Debates will eternally linger or rage about who is the greatest and most famous football player ever to don the Notre Dame uniform.
Johnny Lujack, the 1947 Heisman Trophy winner and college football's lone three-time national champion at quarterback, is often a popular choice to historians because of his prowess on both sides of the ball.
Consummate triple threats -- offense, defense, kicking game -- Johnny Lattner and Paul Hornung, the 1953 and 1956 Heisman recipients, also merit legitimate consideration. An argument today can be made that no Notre Dame football player has more recognizable name value than Joe Montana, even though his NFL career was more hallowed than when he guided the Fighting Irish to the 1977 national title.