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The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated June 21, 2020 60.8k votes 5.2k voters 31.9k 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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  • Tim Tebow1
    1,919
    1,561

    Tim Tebow

    University of Florida

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceMakati, Philippines

    Age33

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  • Joe Burrow2
    630
    501

    Joe Burrow

    LSU Tigers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAmes, Iowa

    Age23

  • Peyton Manning3
    1,383
    1,160

    Peyton Manning

    University of Tennessee Knoxville

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Age39

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    #147 of 269 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World#313 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

  • Roger Staubach4
    793
    652

    Roger Staubach

    Navy Midshipmen football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    Age73

  • Dan Marino5
    767
    662

    Dan Marino

    University of Pittsburgh

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Age54

  • Vince Young6
    1,322
    1,169

    Vince Young

    University of Texas

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Age37

  • Trevor Lawrence7
    185
    135

    Trevor Lawrence

    Clemson Tigers

    PositionQuarterback

  • Lamar Jackson8
    523
    449

    Lamar Jackson

    Baltimore Ravens

    PositionQuarterback

  • John Elway9
    689
    602

    John Elway

    Stanford Cardinal football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplacePort Angeles, Washington, United States of America

    Age55

  • Archie Manning10
    234
    183

    Archie Manning

    New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceDrew, Mississippi

    Age71

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    #76 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame#12 of 39 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

  • Cam Newton11
    1,259
    1,130

    Cam Newton

    Auburn Tigers football, Florida Gators football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Age31

  • DeShaun Watson12
    1,031
    924

    DeShaun Watson

    Houston Texans

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceGainesville, Georgia

    Age25

  • Tommie Frazier13
    830
    738

    Tommie Frazier

    Nebraska Cornhuskers football

    BirthplaceBradenton, Florida

    Age46

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    #1 of 69 The Best Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Players of All Time#2 of 51 The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1990s

  • Joe Montana14
    500
    432

    Joe Montana

    Notre Dame Fighting Irish football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceNew Eagle, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Age64

  • Doug Flutie15
    295
    242

    Doug Flutie

    Buffalo Bills, Toronto Argonauts

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceManchester, Maryland, United States of America

    Age57

  • Andrew Luck16
    693
    613

    Andrew Luck

    Stanford Cardinal football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Age31

  • Robert Griffin III17
    709
    633

    Robert Griffin III

    Baylor Bears football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceOkinawa Prefecture, Japan

    Age30

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    #45 of 83 The Best Heisman Trophy Winners of All Time#50 of 70 The Best Quarterbacks in the NFL Right Now

  • Steve Young18
    536
    476

    Steve Young

    BYU Cougars football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

    Age54

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  • Drew Brees19
    814
    741

    Drew Brees

    Purdue Boilermakers football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

    Age36

  • Sammy Baugh20
    118
    82

    Sammy Baugh

    TCU Horned Frogs football, Washington Redskins

    PositionPunter, Quarterback, Defensive back

    BirthplaceTemple, Texas, United States of America

    AgeDied at 94 (1914-2008)

  • Michael Vick21
    873
    808

    Michael Vick

    Virginia Tech Hokies football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceVirginia

    Age40

  • Johnny Manziel22
    1,106
    1,069

    Johnny Manziel

    Texas A&M University

    BirthplaceTyler, Texas

    Age27

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    #12 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes#4 of 69 The Best Texas A&M Football Players of All Time

  • Marcus Mariota23
    849
    825

    Marcus Mariota

    Oregon Ducks

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    Age26

  • Joe Namath24
    192
    165

    Joe Namath

    Los Angeles Rams, Alabama Crimson Tide Football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceBeaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Age72

  • Baker Mayfield25
    716
    696

    Baker Mayfield

    Texas Tech Red Raiders

    PositionQuarterback

    Age25