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The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated June 21, 2020 58.1k votes 5.0k voters 30.3k 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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  • 1
    Joe Burrow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time
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    415

    Joe Burrow

    LSU Tigers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAmes, Iowa

    Age23

  • 2
    Tim Tebow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time
    1,836
    1,511

    Tim Tebow

    University of Florida

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceMakati, Philippines

    Age33

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  • 3
    Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time
    762
    624

    Roger Staubach

    Navy Midshipmen football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    Age78

  • 4
    Trevor Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time
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    85

    Trevor Lawrence

    Clemson Tigers

    PositionQuarterback

  • 5
    Peyton Manning is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time
    1,320
    1,143

    Peyton Manning

    University of Tennessee Knoxville

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Age44

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  • 6
    Dan Marino is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time
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    637

    Dan Marino

    University of Pittsburgh

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Age54

  • 7
    Vince Young is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time
    1,271
    1,137

    Vince Young

    University of Texas

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Age37

  • 8
    Lamar Jackson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time
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    421

    Lamar Jackson

    Baltimore Ravens

    PositionQuarterback

  • 9
    DeShaun Watson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time
    1,004
    897

    DeShaun Watson

    Houston Texans

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceGainesville, Georgia

    Age25

  • 10
    Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time
    267
    215

    Doug Flutie

    Buffalo Bills, Toronto Argonauts

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceManchester, Maryland, United States of America

    Age57

  • 11
    Robert Griffin III is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time
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    610

    Robert Griffin III

    Baylor Bears football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceOkinawa Prefecture, Japan

    Age30

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  • 12
    Joe Montana is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time
    474
    411

    Joe Montana

    Notre Dame Fighting Irish football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceNew Eagle, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Age64

  • 13
    Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time
    1,216
    1,106

    Cam Newton

    Auburn Tigers football, Florida Gators football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Age31

  • 14
    John Elway is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time
    659
    585

    John Elway

    Stanford Cardinal football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplacePort Angeles, Washington, United States of America

    Age60

  • 15
    Andrew Luck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time
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    592

    Andrew Luck

    Stanford Cardinal football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Age31

  • 16
    Tommie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time
    801
    721

    Tommie Frazier

    Nebraska Cornhuskers football

    BirthplaceBradenton, Florida

    Age46

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  • 17
    Archie Manning is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time
    210
    168

    Archie Manning

    New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceDrew, Mississippi

    Age71

  • 18
    Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time
    793
    726

    Drew Brees

    Purdue Boilermakers football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

    Age41

  • 19
    Michael Vick is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time
    853
    785

    Michael Vick

    Virginia Tech Hokies football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceVirginia

    Age40

  • 20
    Steve Young is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time
    514
    463

    Steve Young

    BYU Cougars football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

    Age58

  • 21
    Sammy Baugh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time
    104
    72

    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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  • 22
    Johnny Manziel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time
    1,080
    1,044

    Johnny Manziel

    Texas A&M University

    BirthplaceTyler, Texas

    Age27

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  • 23
    Joe Namath is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time
    179
    149

    Joe Namath

    Los Angeles Rams, Alabama Crimson Tide Football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceBeaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Age77

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  • 24
    Marcus Mariota is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time
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    806

    Marcus Mariota

    Oregon Ducks

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    Age26

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  • 25
    Baker Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time
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    677

    Baker Mayfield

    Texas Tech Red Raiders

    PositionQuarterback

    Age25

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