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
61 26
Dan Marino is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Miami Dolphins

2
54 25
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
58 30
Troy Aikman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Dallas Cowboys

4
50 25
John Elway is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Stanford Cardinal football, Denver Broncos

5
42 24
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
41 24
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
28 17
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
31 22
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
26 24
Andre Ware is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Ottawa Rough Riders, Toronto Argonauts, Houston Cougars football

10
18 15
Tony Rice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

11
33 33
Jim Harbaugh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Michigan Wolverines football, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears

12
24 23
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
20 19
Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Maryland Terrapins football, Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals

14
23 24
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
21 23
Todd Blackledge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

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

17
15 16
Rodney Peete is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

18
21 24
Steve Walsh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

19
14 17
Jim Everett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Purdue Boilermakers football

20
16 21
Turner Gill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Montreal Alouettes, Nebraska Cornhuskers football

21
19 25
Robbie Bosco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Robbie Bosco

22
12 21
Chuck Long is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

23
12 22
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
7 16
Tony Eason is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

25
11 22
Don McPherson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s