Patrick W. Steenberge is a former American football quarterback who played at Cathedral Preparatory School in Erie, Pennsylvania and at the University of Notre Dame. He is currently the owner and operator of Global Football, which organizes competitive events for young amateur athletes worldwide. Global Football is the largest exporter of American football, having produced games and events in 28 countries since 1996. He previously served as Director of Corporate Development for the National Cutting Horse Association in Fort Worth, Texas.
Following the graduation of Joe Theismann from Notre Dame, Steenberge was named the starting quarterback at the beginning of the 1971 season. He won his only two starts—a 50-7 rout of Northwestern and an 8-7 comeback victory over Purdue—before a leg injury sidelined him.
Over the years, Steenberge has remained very active in the Notre Dame athletics program. He is a mainstay at the annual Alumni Flag Football Game during the Blue-Gold scrimmage in the spring, and in 2003 he began the Notre Dame Football Fantasy Camp, where amateurs can play a flag football game in Notre Dame Stadium in an authentic gameday environment, led by former players and coaches. Pat is married and has three children, Georgia, Brier and Xela.Björn Werner
Björn Werner (German pronunciation: [bjœɐ̯n ˈvɛɐ̯nɐ]) (born August 30, 1990) is a German-born former American football defensive end. He played college football at Florida State, where he earned All-American recognition, and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL) in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft.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.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.