One way to evaluate Notre Dame Football Players is by how many years they played in the NFL. Because of wear and tear on the body and the increasing quality and quality of the talent pool from colleges and fiscal considerations, it is very difficult to play more than a few years in the NFL. These are the men from Notre Dame with more than 10 years in the NFL:

21 years: John Carney

16 years: Craig Hentrich

15 years: 
Joe Montana
Alan Page
Joe Scibelli

14 years:
Steve Beuerlein
Nick Buoniconti
Johnny Blood*
Bob Golic
Bob Kuechenberg
Jim Martin
Bryant Young

*still trying to confirm ND

13 years:
Jerome Bettis
Bucko Kilroy
Dick Szymanski
Dave Waymer

12 years:

Bert Berry
Ed Cook
Art Donovan^
(^was at ND briefly)
Andy Heck
Pete Holohan
Daryle Lamonica
Jim Lynch
Myron Pottios
Allan Rossum
Hunter Smith
Joe Theismann
Bob Thomas
Bob Toneff
George Trafton

11 years:

Rocky Bleier 
Tim Grunhard
Dave Huffman
Art Hunter
Anthony Johnson
George Kunz
Dorsey Levens
Jim Lynch
Mike McCoy
Jack Snow
Frank Varrichione

10 years:

Mike Fanning
Jim Flanigan
Scott Kowalkowski
George Ratterman
Tim Ruddy
Jim Schrader
Bobby Taylor
Ricky Watters  
Bob Wetoska

Other news