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Bill Etter
No. 2
Born: (1950-02-18) February 18, 1950 (age 72)
Spokane, Washington, U.S.
Career information
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight185 lb (84 kg)
CollegeUniversity of Notre Dame
Career history
As player
1973–1975Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)

William F. Etter (born February 18, 1950) is a former American football quarterback. He was an All-American at Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane; a two-game starter for the University of Notre Dame until a knee injury ended his college career; and a three-year backup for the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, from 1973-1975.[1][2] He is currently a commercial and personal injury defense lawyer in Spokane.

Etter held the Notre Dame record for the most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single game—146 yards[3] against the Naval Academy, accomplished as a backup to Joe Theismann in 1969.


  1. ^ "Distinguished Alumni". Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  2. ^ "Doug Clark: Gonzaga Law classmates Bill Etter and Joe Shogan set right a 40-year-old intramural injustice". Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  3. ^ Steele, Michael R. (2002-08-01). The Fighting Irish Football Encyclopedia. Sports Publishing LLC. pp. 189–. ISBN 9781582612911. Retrieved 8 March 2016.