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!
list ordered by

1
56 25
Dan Marino is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Miami Dolphins

2
52 22
Steve Young is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers, BYU Cougars football

3
47 22
John Elway is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Stanford Cardinal football, Denver Broncos

4
55 29
Troy Aikman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Dallas Cowboys

5
39 22
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
37 22
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
25 15
Ty Detmer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers

8
28 21
Bernie Kosar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Miami Hurricanes football

9
31 31
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
23 22
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
22 21
Vinny Testaverde is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens

12
20 20
Steve Walsh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

13
15 15
Tony Rice is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

14
20 21
Major Harris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Cleveland Thunderbolts, Charleston Swamp Foxes, BC Lions

15
17 18
Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Maryland Terrapins football, Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals

16
19 21
Todd Blackledge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

17
13 14
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
14 16
Jeff Hostetler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, Penn State Nittany Lions football

19
18 21
Robbie Bosco is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Robbie Bosco

20
11 15
Rodney Peete is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

21
13 19
Turner Gill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Montreal Alouettes, Nebraska Cornhuskers football

22
11 19
Chuck Long is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

23
11 20
Art Schlichter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Massachusetts Marauders, Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts

24
10 20
Don McPherson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

25
7 16
Timm Rosenbach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Timm Rosenbach

26
6 15
Tony Eason is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

27
7 17
Dee Dowis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Dee Dowis

28
9 20
Walter Lewis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Walter Lewis

29
5 16
Darian Hagan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

30
7 20
Brian McClure is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Brian McClure