When the poll was first published, his name was left off the ballot. A major oversight by this Blogger! His fans, quickly pointed this out and Rice was rightly placed amongst the list of all time great QB's at Notre Dame. A list of QB's that no other school in America can match. It contains Heisman Trophy Winners, All Americans, National Champions, Super Bowl Champions, College Hall of Famer's, Super Bowl MVP's, NFL All Pro's, NFL Hall of Famer's, etc. And, Tony Rice -- who led the Irish to their last National Championship -- was voted the Favorite Irish QB of All Time (QUITE AN HONOR) by the visitors to the NOTRE DAME GO IRISH Blog with 29% of the vote. Joe Montana finished second with 25%, Brady Quinn was third with 13%, Terry Hanratty finished fourth and Jimmy Clausen fifth. Rice adorned the cover of Sports Illustrated four times during the 1988 and 1989 seasons -- and was voted one of the top athletes of all time in his home state of South Carolina. Tony was also named MVP in ND's Fiesta Bowl win over WVU -- the win that clinched the National Championship. A Notre Dame Man -- Rice now resides in the South Bend area. Congratulations Tony!
HIGHLIGHTS OF RICE'S 1988 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON