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The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated June 21, 2020 59.0k votes 5.3k voters 32.3k 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
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    Tim Tebow

    University of Florida

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceMakati, Philippines

    Age33

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  • Joe Burrow2
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    Joe Burrow

    LSU Tigers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAmes, Iowa

    Age23

  • Peyton Manning3
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    Peyton Manning

    University of Tennessee Knoxville

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Age44

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  • Roger Staubach4
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    Roger Staubach

    Navy Midshipmen football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    Age73

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  • Vince Young5
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    Vince Young

    University of Texas

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Age37

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  • Dan Marino6
    740
    651

    Dan Marino

    University of Pittsburgh

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Age54

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    #36 of 60 Famous Athletes Who Could Have Dominated a Second Sport#1 of 30 The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

  • Cam Newton7
    1,215
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    Cam Newton

    Auburn Tigers football, Florida Gators football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Age26

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  • Tommie Frazier8
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    Tommie Frazier

    Nebraska Cornhuskers football

    BirthplaceBradenton, Florida

    Age46

  • Doug Flutie9
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    Doug Flutie

    Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceManchester, Maryland, United States of America

    Age53

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    #12 of 66 The Best Chicago Bears Quarterbacks of All Time#25 of 73 The Best Quarterbacks to Never Win a Super Bowl

  • Robert Griffin III10
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    Robert Griffin III

    Baylor Bears football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceOkinawa Prefecture, Japan

    Age25

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  • DeShaun Watson11
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    DeShaun Watson

    Houston Texans

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceGainesville, Georgia

  • Lamar Jackson12
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    Lamar Jackson

    Baltimore Ravens

    PositionQuarterback

  • John Elway13
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    John Elway

    Stanford Cardinal football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplacePort Angeles, Washington, United States of America

    Age55

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  • Archie Manning14
    238
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    Archie Manning

    New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceDrew, Mississippi

    Age66

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    #74 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame#13 of 84 The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time

  • Andrew Luck15
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    Andrew Luck

    Stanford Cardinal football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Age26

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  • Joe Montana16
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    Joe Montana

    Notre Dame Fighting Irish football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceNew Eagle, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Age59

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    #1 of 82 The Best Notre Dame Football Players of All Time#3 of 41 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '90s

  • Steve Young17
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    Steve Young

    BYU Cougars football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

    Age54

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  • Trevor Lawrence18
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    Trevor Lawrence

    Clemson Tigers

    PositionQuarterback

  • Michael Vick19
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    Michael Vick

    Virginia Tech Hokies football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceVirginia

    Age35

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  • Drew Brees20
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    Drew Brees

    Purdue Boilermakers football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

    Age36

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  • Sammy Baugh21
    122
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    Sammy Baugh

    TCU Horned Frogs football, Washington Redskins

    PositionPunter, Quarterback, Defensive back

    BirthplaceTemple, Texas, United States of America

    AgeDied at 94 (1914-2008)

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    #1339 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time#7 of 54 The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time

  • Johnny Manziel22
    1,073
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    Johnny Manziel

    Texas A&M University

    BirthplaceTyler, Texas

    Age27

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    #4 of 69 The Best Texas A&M Football Players of All Time#20 of 66 The Most Controversial Athletes in Sports History

  • Baker Mayfield23
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    Baker Mayfield

    Texas Tech Red Raiders

    PositionQuarterback

  • Joe Namath24
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    Joe Namath

    New York Jets, Los Angeles Rams

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceBeaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Age72

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  • Marcus Mariota25
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    Marcus Mariota

    Oregon Ducks

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    Age26