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The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated June 21, 2020 60.7k 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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  • Tim Tebow1
    1,911
    1,556

    Tim Tebow

    University of Florida

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceMakati, Philippines

    Age33

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  • Joe Burrow2
    624
    495

    Joe Burrow

    LSU Tigers

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAmes, Iowa

    Age23

  • Peyton Manning3
    1,377
    1,156

    Peyton Manning

    University of Tennessee Knoxville

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Age44

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    #150 of 269 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World#305 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

  • Roger Staubach4
    792
    651

    Roger Staubach

    Navy Midshipmen football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    Age78

  • Trevor Lawrence5
    181
    130

    Trevor Lawrence

    Clemson Tigers

    PositionQuarterback

  • Dan Marino6
    765
    659

    Dan Marino

    University of Pittsburgh

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Age54

  • Vince Young7
    1,316
    1,166

    Vince Young

    University of Texas

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Age37

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    #1005 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#55 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

  • Cam Newton8
    1,256
    1,126

    Cam Newton

    Auburn Tigers football, Florida Gators football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Age31

  • John Elway9
    686
    601

    John Elway

    Stanford Cardinal football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplacePort Angeles, Washington, United States of America

    Age60

  • Doug Flutie10
    294
    239

    Doug Flutie

    Buffalo Bills, Toronto Argonauts

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceManchester, Maryland, United States of America

    Age57

  • DeShaun Watson11
    1,029
    921

    DeShaun Watson

    Houston Texans

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceGainesville, Georgia

    Age25

  • Lamar Jackson12
    517
    447

    Lamar Jackson

    Baltimore Ravens

    PositionQuarterback

  • Tommie Frazier13
    827
    737

    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
    496
    430

    Joe Montana

    Notre Dame Fighting Irish football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceNew Eagle, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Age64

  • Archie Manning15
    230
    182

    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#11 of 39 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

  • Andrew Luck16
    691
    612

    Andrew Luck

    Stanford Cardinal football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Age31

  • Robert Griffin III17
    708
    632

    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#39 of 80 The Best NFL Player Nicknames

  • Steve Young18
    532
    476

    Steve Young

    BYU Cougars football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

    Age58

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    #2 of 107 College & Professional Athletes Who Were Raised Mormon#962 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • Drew Brees19
    810
    741

    Drew Brees

    Purdue Boilermakers football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

    Age41

  • Michael Vick20
    871
    806

    Michael Vick

    Virginia Tech Hokies football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceVirginia

    Age40

  • Sammy Baugh21
    117
    82

    Sammy Baugh

    TCU Horned Frogs football, Washington Redskins

    PositionPunter, Quarterback, Defensive back

    BirthplaceTemple, Texas, United States of America

    AgeDied at 94 (1914-2008)

  • Johnny Manziel22
    1,106
    1,066

    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#21 of 66 The Most Controversial Athletes in Sports History

  • Marcus Mariota23
    849
    822

    Marcus Mariota

    Oregon Ducks

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    Age26

  • Joe Namath24
    190
    165

    Joe Namath

    Los Angeles Rams, Alabama Crimson Tide Football

    PositionQuarterback

    BirthplaceBeaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Age77

  • Baker Mayfield25
    713
    696

    Baker Mayfield

    Texas Tech Red Raiders

    PositionQuarterback

    Age25