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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
42 14
Steve Young is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Steve Young Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers, BYU Cougars football

2
45 17
Dan Marino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Dan Marino Miami Dolphins

3
46 18
Troy Aikman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Troy Aikman Dallas Cowboys

4
36 17
John Elway is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
John Elway Stanford Cardinal football, Denver Broncos

5
29 17
Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Doug Flutie Buffalo Bills, Toronto Argonauts, New England Patriots

6
27 17
Jim McMahon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Jim McMahon Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears

7
17 11
Ty Detmer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Ty Detmer Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers

8
20 17
Bernie Kosar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Bernie Kosar Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Miami Hurricanes football

9
24 23
Jim Harbaugh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Jim Harbaugh Michigan Wolverines football, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears

10
16 17
Andre Ware is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Andre Ware Ottawa Rough Riders, Toronto Argonauts, Houston Cougars football

11
13 15
Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Boomer Esiason Maryland Terrapins football, Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals

12
10 12
Jim Everett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Jim Everett New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Purdue Boilermakers football

13
13 16
Steve Walsh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

14
8 10
Tony Rice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

The Most Underrated College Football Player

15
15 19
Todd Blackledge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

16
14 18
Robbie Bosco is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Robbie Bosco

17
10 14
Jeff Hostetler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Jeff Hostetler Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, Penn State Nittany Lions football

18
7 11
Rodney Peete is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

19
13 19
Vinny Testaverde is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Vinny Testaverde Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens

20
11 17
Major Harris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Major Harris Cleveland Thunderbolts, Charleston Swamp Foxes, BC Lions

21
10 16
Art Schlichter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Art Schlichter Massachusetts Marauders, Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts

The Best Current NFL Helmets

22
6 12
Dee Dowis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Dee Dowis

23
8 15
Chuck Long is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

24
8 15
Walter Lewis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Walter Lewis

25
9 17
Don McPherson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Don McPherson

26
6 13
Timm Rosenbach is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Timm Rosenbach

27
8 16
Turner Gill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Turner Gill Montreal Alouettes, Nebraska Cornhuskers football

28
4 12
Tony Eason is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

29
6 15
Brian McClure is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Brian McClure

30
3 12
Darian Hagan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Darian Hagan