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The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated June 21, 2020 60.8k votes 5.2k voters 31.8k views119 items

List RulesVote up who you think is the greatest college football quarterback of all time

Who is the best college quarterback ever? Who are the greatest college quarterbacks of all time?There have been many great college quarterbacks in the past and surely there are many more great QBs to come, so answering those questions is sure to prove difficult. But list is all about trying to decide just who is the greatest college quarterback of all time? These are the greatest college QBs, ranked by user votes.

Take a look at this list of the all time greatest college football quarterbacks in history and see if you agree with who made the cut. Featuring some young guns like Tim Tebow and old staples like Peyton Manning, this list truly meant to represent all time. Not just recent memory. If you see someone missing, feel free to add them! This is one impressive group of college qbs. Make sure to vote up who you think is the top college football quarterback of all time!
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  • Ken Stabler26
    122
    97

    Ken Stabler

    New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceFoley, Alabama

    Age70

  • Tua Tagovailoa27
    282
    270

    Tua Tagovailoa

    Alabama Crimson Tide

    PositionQuarterback

  • Matt Leinart28
    539
    566

    Matt Leinart

    USC Trojans football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceSanta Ana, California, United States of America

    Age37

  • Russell Wilson29
    152
    151

    Russell Wilson

    Wisconsin Badgers, Seattle Seahawks

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    Age27

  • Charlie Ward30
    373
    403

    Charlie Ward

    Florida State Seminoles football

    BirthplaceThomasville, Georgia

    Age49

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    #38 of 83 The Best Heisman Trophy Winners of All Time#5 of 81 The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

  • Sam Bradford31
    546
    605

    Sam Bradford

    Oklahoma Sooners football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Age32

  • Patrick Mahomes II32
    165
    174

    Patrick Mahomes II

    Texas Tech Red Raiders

    PositionQuarterback

  • Jim Plunkett33
    283
    311

    Jim Plunkett

    Stanford Cardinal football, Oakland Raiders

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, United States of America

    Age72

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    #1417 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#32 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time

  • Kyler Murray34
    282
    312

    Kyler Murray

    Arizona Cardinals

    PositionQuarterback

  • Kellen Moore35
    435
    493

    Kellen Moore

    Boise State Broncos football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceProsser, Washington

    Age31

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    #1 of 30 The Best Boise State Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time#22 of 41 The Best Dallas Cowboys Quarterbacks of All Time

  • Danny Wuerffel36
    297
    336

    Danny Wuerffel

    New Orleans Saints, Washington Redskins

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceFort Walton Beach, Florida

    Age41

  • Colt McCoy37
    488
    569

    Colt McCoy

    University of Texas at Austin

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceHobbs, New Mexico

    Age34

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    #25 of 41 The 41 Hottest Men in the NFL#108 of 115 The Greatest Washington Redskins of All Time

  • Matthew Stafford38
    98
    101

    Matthew Stafford

    Detroit Lions

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceTampa, Florida

    Age32

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    #14 of 53 The Best No. 1 Overall NFL Draft Picks Of All Time, Ranked#13 of 119 The Best Detroit Lions of All Time

  • Steve Spurrier39
    109
    116

    Steve Spurrier

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Florida Gators football

    PositionQuarterback, Head Coach

    BirthplaceMiami Beach, Florida, United States of America

    Age75

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    #209 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes#6 of 85 The Best University of Florida Football Players of All Time

  • Carson Palmer40
    304
    359

    Carson Palmer

    USC Trojans football, Cincinnati Bengals

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceFresno, California, United States of America

    Age40

  • Brett Favre41
    122
    137

    Brett Favre

    Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, Atlanta Falcons

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceGulfport, Mississippi, United States of America

    Age50

  • Steve McNair42
    105
    115

    Steve McNair

    Baltimore Ravens, Alcorn State Braves

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceMount Olive, Mississippi, United States of America

    AgeDied at 36 (1973-2009)

  • Ty Detmer43
    319
    382

    Ty Detmer

    Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceSan Marcos, Texas

    Age48

  • Eli Manning44
    91
    100

    Eli Manning

    New York Giants, Ole Miss Rebles

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Age34

  • Colt Brennan45
    241
    292

    Colt Brennan

    Washington Redskins, Hawaii Rainbow Warriors football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceLaguna Beach, California

    Age37

  • Philip Rivers46
    74
    82

    Philip Rivers

    Los Angeles Chargers, N.C. State Wolfpack

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceDecatur, Alabama

    Age34

  • Vinny Testaverde47
    229
    283

    Vinny Testaverde

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Age56

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    #27 of 64 The Best Miami Football Players of All Time#195 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Jameis Winston48
    456
    579

    Jameis Winston

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceHueytown, Alabama

    Age26

  • Davey O'Brien49
    78
    90

    Davey O'Brien

    TCU Horned Frogs

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    AgeDec. at 60 (1917-1977)

  • Ben Roethlisberger50
    60
    67

    Ben Roethlisberger

    Miami Red Hawks, Pittsburgh Steelers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceLima, Ohio, United States of America

    Age33