1952 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1952 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
NotreDameFightingIrish.svg
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 3
AP No. 3
1952 record 7–2–1
Head coach Frank Leahy (7th year of 2nd stint; 10th overall year)
Captain Jack Alessandrini
Home stadium Notre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
« 1951 1953 »

The 1952 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1952 college football season.

Rivalries[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 27 at No. 12 Penn No. 10 Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA T 7–7   74,518
October 4 at No. 5 Texas No. 19 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 14–3   67,666
October 11 Pittsburgh No. 8 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN L 19–22   45,507
October 18 at No. 9 Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN (Rivalry) W 26–14   49,000
October 25 North Carolina No. 16 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN W 34–14   54,338
November 1 vs. Navy No. 13 Municipal StadiumCleveland, OH (Rivalry) W 17– 6   61,927
November 8 No. 4 Oklahoma No. 10 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN W 27–21   57,446
November 15 at No. 1 Michigan State No. 6 Macklin StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Megaphone Trophy) L 3–21   52,472
November 22 at Iowa No. 9 Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA W 27–0   46,600
November 29 No. 2 USC No. 7 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Jeweled Shillelagh) W 9–0   58,394
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise

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