6-4, 227 pound Brady Quinn came to ND out of Dublin Ohio in 2003 as the prized recruit of Tyrone Willingham. Shortly into his freshman season he took over as starting quarterback and went on to be a four year starter. During those four seasons, he rewrote the ND record books.
While showing flashes of brilliance he mostly struggled through his first two seasons but when Charlie Weis came to town with his pro style offense he really bloomed. Elected captain his junior year, he threw 32 touchdown passes and just 7 interceptions and for nearly 4000 yards, on a team that went 9-3.
Quinn saved his best for his senior year. Once again elected captain, he set an all-time ND record by tossing 37 touchdown passes and again just 7 interceptions. At one point he went 226 straight attempts without an interception. The Irish that year went 10-3.
In all Quinn set 36 Notre Dame quarterback records and he still holds 22 of them including, career passing yards at 11,762 yards. That is 2800 more than Ian Book who is second in the category. He also is the leader in touchdown passes at 95, 23 more than second place, also Ian Book.
One record that Quinn did surrender to Book is career wins, In that category Book is number one at 30 and Quinn is tied for second at 29 with Ron Powlus and Tom Clements.
Quinn was drafted in the first round of the NFL draft by The Cleveland Browns, after three years in Cleveland he moved on to stints with the Chiefs, Seahawks and Rams.
Quinn currently serves as a football analyst and personality on both TV and radio. He is heavily involved in philanthropic work particular for veteran’s causes. Last April it was announced by Notre Dame that he was spearheading an NIL foundation, set up to help Notre Dame athletes to promote charitable organizations.
Record setting quarterback Brady Quinn: another All-time Irish Hero.