Bill Etter

William F. Etter (born February 18, 1950) is a former American football quarterback. He was an All-American at Lewis & Clark High School in Spokane; a two-game starter for the University of Notre Dame until a knee injury ended his college career; and a three-year backup for the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, from 1973-1975.[1][2] He is currently a commercial and personal injury defense lawyer in Spokane.

Etter held the Notre Dame record for the most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single game—146 yards[3] against the Naval Academy, accomplished as a backup to Joe Theismann in 1969.

Bill Etter
No. 2
Born:February 18, 1950 (age 69)
Spokane, Washington, U.S.
Career information
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight185 lb (84 kg)
CollegeUniversity of Notre Dame
Career history
As player
1973–1975Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)


  1. ^ "Distinguished Alumni". Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  2. ^ "Doug Clark: Gonzaga Law classmates Bill Etter and Joe Shogan set right a 40-year-old intramural injustice". Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  3. ^ Steele, Michael R. (2002-08-01). The Fighting Irish Football Encyclopedia. Sports Publishing LLC. pp. 189–. ISBN 9781582612911. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
1973 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season

The 1973 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season was the 16th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 24th overall. The Tiger-Cats finished in 4th place in the Eastern Conference with a 7–7 record and missed the playoffs for only the second time since the inception of the Tiger-Cats in 1950. In May 1973 the club was sold to Mr. Michael G. DeGroote, chairman and chief executive officer of Laidlaw Transportation Limited.

1975 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season

The 1975 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season was the 18th season for the team in the Canadian Football League and their 26th overall. The Tiger-Cats finished in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference with a 5–10–1 record, but lost the East Semi-Finals to the Montreal Alouettes.

Tiger-Cats president Ralph Sazio became president of the Canadian Football League in 1975. It would be Garney Henley's last season with the Tiger-Cats where he finished his career with 56 touchdowns. At the time, it was the franchise record for most touchdowns in a Tiger-Cats career. Long-time CFL star Jerry Keeling would join the Tiger-Cats midway through the season, as it would also be his final season in the CFL.Terry Evanshen set a Tiger-Cats record (since broken) for most touchdowns in one season by a Tiger-Cats player with 13. On September 7, Evanshen scored four of those touchdowns in one game against the Ottawa Rough Riders. He tied Garney Henley's record for most touchdowns in one game by a Tiger-Cats player. In the same game, Evanshen would set a franchise record with most points in one game by scoring 26 points.Tragedy struck the CFL in October, when 23-year-old, Hamilton Tiger-Cats star Tom Pate suffered an aneurysm in the fourth quarter against the Stampeders at McMahon Stadium. Pate was never again conscious and would die two days later. A year later, the CFLPA announced the Tom Pate Memorial Award in his honour to be awarded to the player who best personifies a unique combination of outstanding sportsmanship and dedication to the league and the community.

Cliff Brown (American football)

Clifton "Cliff" Brown, Sr. (June 14, 1952 – December 10, 2012) was an American football quarterback for the University of Notre Dame, and was the first Negro quarterback to start a game for the prestigious program.After future Hall-of-Famer Joe Theismann graduated in 1971, Irish head coach Ara Parseghian selected Pat Steenberge to start the first two games of the next season. Following a leg injury to Steenberge, backup Bill Etter started the next two games, and then he too suffered a knee injury that ended his season. Cliff Brown then went into action in the second quarter against Miami, and led the team to a 17–0 victory. Brown started all of the remaining games in the season, losing only to USC and LSU.The following year, sophomore Tom Clements started at quarterback, and Brown was the primary backup for both the 1972 and 1973 seasons. Brown's last touchdown at Notre Dame came in the final regular-season game of the 1973 national championship season—a 6-yard run at the end of a 44–0 rout of Miami. Brown was selected in the 17th round of the 1974 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles as a running back; he did not make the final roster.

Brown died on December 10, 2012 at the age of 60.


Etter is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Albert Etter (born 1872), American horticulturist

Bill Etter (born 1950), American football quarterback

Bob Etter (born 1945), American football placekicker, bridge player, and professor

Carrie Etter (born 1969), American poet

Lior Etter (born 1990), Swiss footballer

Maria Woodworth-Etter (1844–1924), evangelist

Philipp Etter (1891–1977), Swiss politician

Lewis and Clark High School

Lewis and Clark High School is a four-year public secondary school in Spokane, Washington, United States. Opened 107 years ago in 1912, it is located at 521 W. Fourth Ave. in downtown Spokane, bounded by I-90 to the north and Deaconess Medical Center to the west. It replaced South Central High School, destroyed by fire in 1910, and was named for the two leaders of the Corps of Discovery.

List of Notre Dame Fighting Irish starting quarterbacks

The following individuals have started games at quarterback for the University of Notre Dame football team, updated through the 2018 season.

The year of induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, if applicable, is designated alongside the respective player's final season.

List of University of Notre Dame athletes

This list of University of Notre Dame athletes includes graduates, non-graduate former students, and current students of Notre Dame who are notable for their achievements within athletics, sometimes before or after their time at Notre Dame. Other alumni can be found in the list of University of Notre Dame alumni.

Although Notre Dame is highly ranked academically, it has also been called a "jock school" as it has produced a large number of athletes. Intercollegiate sports teams at Notre Dame are called the "Fighting Irish". Notre Dame offers 13 varsity sports for both men and women: Men's American Football, Men's Baseball, Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Cross Country, Men's and Women's Fencing, Men's and Women's Golf, Men's Ice Hockey, Men's and Women's Lacrosse, Women's Rowing, Men's and Women's Soccer, Women's Softball, Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving, Men's and Women's Tennis, Men's and Women's Track and Field, and Women's Volleyball. Approximately 400 students have gone on to play professional American football in the National Football League, the American Football League, or the All-America Football Conference, with many others going to play other sports professionally. Some athletes have also participated in the Olympic Games.

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