University Of Notre Dame Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of University Of Notre Dame. The list includes people like Joe Montana, Condoleezza Rice, Nicholas Sparks, Catherine Hicks & Theodore Hesburgh. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as media personalities, sportspersons, leaders, writers and musicians etc.
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Joe Montana
(One of the Greatest Quarterbacks in the History of the National Football League)
Joe Montana
25
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 11, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Eagle, Pennsylvania, United States
Former NFL quarterback Joe Montana, nicknamed Joe Cool, mostly played for the San Francisco 49ers, winning four Super Bowls with them. ESPN’s 25th Greatest Athlete of the 20th Century, Montana was the first player to be Super Bowl MVP thrice and was part of the Pro Bowl eight times.
 2 
Regis Philbin
(Actor)
Regis Philbin
19
Birthdate: August 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 3 
Kirsten Dunst
(Best Known for Her Role as 'Mary Jane Watson' in Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man' Trilogy)
Kirsten Dunst
67
Birthdate: April 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Point Pleasant, New Jersey, United States

Actress Kirsten Dunst gained recognition for her performance in the 1994 horror film Interview with the Vampire. Later she attained more fame when she acted in the Spiderman, its sequels Spiderman 2 and Spiderman 3. The Virgin Suicides, Elizabethtown, Marie Antoinette, Melancholia and The Beguiled are some of her other notable films. She has also acted in television series like Fargo.

 4 
Condoleezza Rice
(66th United States Secretary of State (2005-09))
Condoleezza Rice
38
Birthdate: November 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

The 66th United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made history in 2005 when she became the first female black Secretary of State. She is also the first female to serve as National Security Advisor, a position which she served from 2001 to 2005. One of the most powerful women in the world at one point of time, she has been depicted in Hollywood films.

 5 
Mark Consuelos
(Best Known for His Portrayal of 'Mateo Santos' on the ABC Soap Opera 'All My Children')
Mark Consuelos
10
Birthdate: March 30, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain

Best known as Mateo Santos from All My Children and as Hiram Lodge from Riverdale, Mark Consuelos was born to an Italian mother and a Mexican father in Spain. He began his career as a dancer and then stepped into soap operas. He is an avid sports lover, too.

 6 
Nicholas Sparks
(Novelist Known for His Best-Selling Tales of Romance and Heartbreak Like 'The Notebook' & 'Dear John')
Nicholas Sparks
13
Birthdate: December 31, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Novelist Nicholas Sparks is known for his bestselling books which have been translated into over 50 languages. Eleven of his books, such as Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, and The Notebook, have been adapted into films. He also owns the educational non-profit The Nicholas Sparks Foundation.
 7 
William Mapother
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Ethan Rom’ on the TV Series ‘Lost’)
William Mapother
3
Birthdate: April 17, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
William Mapother gained recognition with the role of Ethan Rom in the series Lost. He also appeared in the films In the Bedroom and Another Earth. He is one of the co-founders of the film finance platform Slated and has also served on the board of the Screen Actors Guild.
 8 
Joe Theismann
(American football player)
Joe Theismann
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 9, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 9 
Jerome Bettis
(Football player)
Jerome Bettis
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 10 
Phil Donahue
(The Host of American TV Talk Show 'The Phil Donahue Show')
Phil Donahue
15
Birthdate: December 21, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Phil Donahue is best known for his long stint as the host and creator of The Phil Donahue Show, later named Donahue, the first talk show that involved audience participation. He inspired iconic talk show host Oprah. He also hosted an MSNBC show and co-directed the documentary Body of War.

 11 
Chase Claypool
(American Football Wide Receiver)
Chase Claypool
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Abbotsford, Canada
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 12 
Rudy Ruettiger
(Motivational speaker)
Rudy Ruettiger
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois, United States

Daniel Eugene Ruettiger, better known as Rudy Ruettiger, remains an icon of the football team of the University of Notre Dame. One of his parents’ 14 children, he suffered from dyslexia, before finding his calling in football. His life later inspired the film Rudy, with actor Sean Astin playing his role.

 13 
Sunny Hostin
(Lawyer, Journalist and Co-Host on ABC's Morning Talk Show 'The View')
Sunny Hostin
18
Birthdate: October 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Sunny Hostin is an American journalist, lawyer, and television host. She is best known for co-hosting the popular talk show, The View, for which she has received four Daytime Emmy Award nominations so far. Before appearing on TV, Sunny Hostin served as a federal prosecutor; for successfully prosecuting sex offenders, Hostin was honored with a Special Achievement Award.

 14 
Monty Williams
(Basketball coach)
Monty Williams
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 15 
Brady Quinn
(American Football Player)
Brady Quinn
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 16 
Alan Page
(Jurist)
Alan Page
4
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 7, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 17 
Bill Laimbeer
(Basketball Player)
Bill Laimbeer
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
 18 
Alexander Haig
(United States Secretary of State (1981-82))
Alexander Haig
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 20, 2010
 19 
Jaylon Smith
(American football player)
Jaylon Smith
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 14, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 20 
Greg Olsen
(American football player)
Greg Olsen
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 21 
Austin Swift
(Actor and Producer Known for His Films ‘Live by Night’ and ‘I.T.’)
Austin Swift
11
Birthdate: March 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, United States

Austin Swift is an American actor best known for playing important roles in films like We Summon the Darkness, for which he also served as a co-producer. The younger brother of Taylor Swift, Austin Swift followed in the footsteps of his sister to establish himself in the entertainment industry.

 22 
Mike Golic
(American Football defensive lineman)
Mike Golic
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Willowick, Ohio, USA
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 23 
Knute Rockne
(American Football Player and Coach)
Knute Rockne
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 4, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Voss Municipality, Norway
Died: March 31, 1931
 24 
Brian Moynihan
(Chairman and CEO of 'Bank of America')
Brian Moynihan
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marietta, Ohio, United States

Brian Moynihan is an American businessman and investment banker. He is best known as the CEO and chairman of Bank of America. In 2020, Chief Executive Magazine named him the CEO of the Year.

 25 
Golden Tate
(American football player)
Golden Tate
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 26 
Equanimeous St. Brown
(American Football Wide Receiver)
Equanimeous St. Brown
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 30, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Placentia, California, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 27 
Quenton Nelson
(American football player)
Quenton Nelson
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Holmdel, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 28 
Hannah Storm
(Sports commentator, Disc jockey)
Hannah Storm
7
Birthdate: June 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oak Park
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 29 
Skylar Diggins-Smith
(Basketball player)
Skylar Diggins-Smith
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 30 
W. Eugene Smith
(Photographer, Photojournalist, War photographer, Journalist)
W. Eugene Smith
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: December 30, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wichita
Died: October 15, 1978

W. Eugene Smith was an American photojournalist whose major photo essays include photographs of the Second World War. His work, Country Doctor, which he photographed for Life magazine, is now widely regarded as the first extended editorial photo story. An organization named W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund has been established in his honor to support young photographers. 

 31 
Paul Hornung
(American Professional Football Player )
Paul Hornung
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 23, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: November 13, 2020
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 32 
Jacob Eason
(American football player)
Jacob Eason
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 17, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lake Stevens, Washington, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 33 
Orson Scott Card
(American Writer Best Known for His Science Fiction Novel 'Ender’s Game')
Orson Scott Card
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 24, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Richland, Washington, United States

American author, playwright and script-writer Orson Scott Card is best-known for writing the series’ Ender's Game and The Tales of Alvin Maker. First two novels of the Ender's Game series are counted among the most influential novels of the 1980s and won both the Hugo and Nebula awards, while The Tales of Alvin Maker series won the Locus Fantasy Award.

 34 
Dave Duerson
(American Football Player)
Dave Duerson
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Muncie, Indiana, United States
Died: February 17, 2011
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 35 
Cap Anson
(Baseball Player)
Cap Anson
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 17, 1852
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Marshalltown, Iowa, United States
Died: April 14, 1922
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 36 
Michelle McNamara
(American True Crime Author)
Michelle McNamara
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 14, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: April 21, 2016

True-crime writer, Michelle McNamara, is remembered for coining the name "Golden State Killer" for the serial killer later identified as Joseph James DeAngelo. Sadly, the author died before his identification and arrest. Fascinated by true crime from a young age, she launched her website TrueCrimeDiary in 2006 and dedicated her life to researching and writing about true crime.

 37 
Manti Te'o
(American Football Player)
Manti Te'o
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Laie, Hawaii, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 38 
John Paxson
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
John Paxson
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 39 
Craig Counsell
(Baseball player)
Craig Counsell
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 21, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, USA
 40 
Tim Brown
(American football player, Announcer)
Tim Brown
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 41 
Rocky Bleier
(Former Professional American Football Player)
Rocky Bleier
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 42 
Billy Casper
(American Professional Golfer)
Billy Casper
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Died: February 7, 2015

Billy Casper was an American golfer who won three majors, including two U.S. Open Championships, in an illustrious professional career that spanned more than two decades. One of the best performers on the PGA Tour of his generation, Casper won 51 PGA Tour events. In 1978, Billy Casper was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

 43 
Jerian Grant
(Basketball player)
Jerian Grant
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 9, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 44 
Curly Lambeau
(American Football Player)
Curly Lambeau
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 9, 1898
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
Died: June 1, 1965
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 45 
Justin Tuck
(American football player)
Justin Tuck
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kellyton, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 46 
Tyler Eifert
(American football player)
Tyler Eifert
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 47 
George Gipp
(American Football Player)
George Gipp
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 18, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Calumet Township, Michigan, United States
Died: December 14, 1920
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 48 
Nick Buoniconti
(American football player)
Nick Buoniconti
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 15, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 30, 2019
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 49 
Andrew Napolitano
(Judge, lawyer)
Andrew Napolitano
3
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
 50 
Jimmy Clausen
(American football player)
Jimmy Clausen
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 21, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Thousand Oaks, California, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
The University Of Notre Dame is a famous educational institution located in Indiana, USA and was founded in 1842. The name of the university has been derived from ‘Notre Dame du Lac’, which roughly translates to ‘Our Lady Of The Lake’. Several study centers of the ‘University Of Notre Dame’ are situated in cities like London, Beijing, Dublin, Rome and Jerusalem. Several colleges are affiliated to the ‘University Of Notre Dame’, namely ‘College Of Science’, ‘College Of Arts And Letters’, ‘College of Engineering’ and ‘Mendoza School of Business’. Some of the graduates of these institutions have been immensely successful in their endeavors. Many eminent personalities from the fields of sports, politics and arts have been students of this notable University. Notre Dame’s list of alumni includes political stalwarts like Condoleezza Rice and Joe Donnelly, sportsman Joe Montana, businessman Bryan T Moynihan, journalist Hannah Storm as well as actor Tony Bill. Republican Condoleezza Rice became a household name after she was sworn in as the 66th United States Secretary Of State during George W Bush’s tenure as the American president. The legendary Joe Montana is one of the greatest icons of American football, who represented the team ‘San Francisco 49ers’ in the ‘National Football League’ for several seasons. He was also felicitated with the ‘NFL Most Valuable Player’ award multiple times. Here’s a list of noteworthy names who have graduated from the ‘University of Notre Dame’. Some of these individuals have set examples which are being followed by millions of others from around the world.