Notre Dame: 1964-66
Teams: Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears
Accomplishments: Hall of Fame, NFL Champion, 1971 NFL MVP, 1971 Defensive Player of the Year, 9x Pro Bowl, 5x All-Pro
At Notre Dame, Page was an All-American in 1966 and led the Fighting Irish to the 1966 national championship. Then, the Minnesota Vikings selected him 15th overall and posted 8.5 sacks as a rookie.
Page’s career high in sacks came in 1976 with 18.0, but he won the MVP with a nine-sack season that included two safeties and three fumble recoveries. Page is eighth all-time in the NFL with 148.5 career sacks.
Notre Dame: 1975-78
NFL: 1979-90, 1992-94
Teams: San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs
Accomplishments: Hall of Fame, 4x Super Bowl Champion, 3x Super Bowl MVP, 2x NFL MVP, 8x Pro Bowl, 3x All-Pro,1989 Offensive Player of the Year
Montana quarterbacked the 49ers to four Super Bowls in the 1980s, culminating with back-to-back wins in Super Bowls XXIII and XXIV. His greatest moment came in the third of the three Super Bowls when he led the 49ers on a 92-yard game-winning touchdown drive.
Twice Montana led the league in passing, but he is best remembered for his playoff heroics. At the time of his retirement he ranked fourth all-time in passing yards, but with his four Super Bowls was widely considered the greatest quarterback in NFL history. Among quarterbacks, only Tom Brady has ever won more Super Bowls.