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The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s 

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It goes without saying that the greatest 70s college QBs won national championships, Heisman Trophies and went on to tremendous success in the NFL. The top college quarterbacks of the 1970s also transcended the college game. Players like Joe Montana started to become legends in college. Some of the greatest 70s college football quarterbacks played at the beginning of the decade. Guys like Jim Plunkett, Joe Theismann and Archie Manning fall into this category. Many of the best college QBs of the 70s played for traditional powerhouses like Notre Dame and USC. Others played at schools like Stanford and Ole Miss but were still considered to be among the greatest college football quarterbacks of the 1970s. The best 70s college football quarterbacks are an impressive group. Vote for your favorites now!
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Joe Montana is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Quarterback from New Eagle, Pennsylvania, United States of America
2
Archie Manning is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Quarterback from Drew, Mississippi
3
Joe Theismann is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Quarterback from New Brunswick, USA, New Jersey
4
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Quarterback from Jersey City, New Jersey, United States of America
5
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s
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Dan Fouts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Quarterback from California
7
Steve Bartkowski is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Quarterback from Des Moines, Iowa
8
Danny White is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Punter and Quarterback from Mesa, Arizona
9
Pat Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Quarterback from Birmingham, Alabama
10
Vince Ferragamo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Quarterback from Torrance, California
11
Brian Sipe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Quarterback from San Diego, California
12
Pat Haden is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Quarterback from Westbury, New York
13
Dan Pastorini is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Quarterback from Sonora, California, United States of America
14
Gifford Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Gifford Nielsen Quarterback from Provo, Utah
15
Sonny Sixkiller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Quarterback from Tahlequah, Oklahoma, United States of America
16
Don Strock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Quarterback from Pottstown, Pennsylvania
17
Marc Wilson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Quarterback from Bremerton, Washington
18
Gary Danielson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Gary Danielson Quarterback from Detroit, Michigan
19
Chuck Fusina is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s
slaft added Quarterback from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Jack Thompson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Quarterback from Tutuila, American Samoa
21
John Hufnagel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s
slaft added Quarterback from Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
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Gary Huff is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Quarterback from Natchez, Mississippi
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Tony Dungy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s
RobLein added Tony Dungy
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Bob Parker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1970s
Bob Parker