Football The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s  

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These are the best 80s College quarterbacks, ranked by user votes. This list of the top 80s college football quarterbacks probably won't surprise very many of you, especially the hardcore college football fans among you, but there was so much talent at the quarterback position in the 80s voting for a favorite might prove difficult. But, who is the greatest college QB of the 80s on this list stacked top to bottom phenomenal QB's? Vote up your favorites!

College football in the 80s had some of the greatest passers to ever play the game. From Steve to Troy Aikman, John Elway to Jim Harbaugh and beyond. The best 1980s quarterbacks certainly faced some stiff competition on their way to the record books.

Take a look at this list of the greatest college football QBs from the 1980s and vote up your favorites!
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1
51 23
Dan Marino is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Miami Dolphins

2
52 25
Troy Aikman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Dallas Cowboys

3
46 21
Steve Young is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers, BYU Cougars football

4
43 20
John Elway is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Stanford Cardinal football, Denver Broncos

5
37 19
Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Buffalo Bills, Toronto Argonauts, New England Patriots

6
33 21
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears

7
26 18
Bernie Kosar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Miami Hurricanes football

8
21 14
Ty Detmer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers

9
28 28
Jim Harbaugh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Michigan Wolverines football, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears

10
20 20
Andre Ware is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Ottawa Rough Riders, Toronto Argonauts, Houston Cougars football

11
13 12
Tony Rice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

12
19 19
Vinny Testaverde is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens

13
18 18
Major Harris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Cleveland Thunderbolts, Charleston Swamp Foxes, BC Lions

14
15 15
Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Maryland Terrapins football, Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals

15
17 19
Steve Walsh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

16
16 19
Robbie Bosco is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Robbie Bosco

17
11 13
Jim Everett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Purdue Boilermakers football

18
16 20
Todd Blackledge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

19
11 15
Jeff Hostetler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, Penn State Nittany Lions football

20
11 16
Turner Gill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Montreal Alouettes, Nebraska Cornhuskers football

21
8 13
Rodney Peete is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

22
7 13
Dee Dowis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Dee Dowis

23
9 16
Chuck Long is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

24
9 16
Walter Lewis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Walter Lewis

25
10 18
Art Schlichter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Massachusetts Marauders, Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts

26
9 18
Don McPherson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

27
6 14
Timm Rosenbach is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Timm Rosenbach

28
5 13
Darian Hagan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

29
5 13
Tony Eason is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

30
6 17
Brian McClure is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Brian McClure