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The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time 

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Updated October 13, 2018 2k votes 515 voters 11.1k views 30 items

College football fans, we’re ranking the best Illinois Fighting Illini quarterbacks of all time. It includes every starting quarterback throughout Illinois Fighting Illini history, including current quarterbacks and past ones. This Illinois football roster has famous All-Americans, Illinois quarterbacks in the NFL, and Fighting Illini players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Featuring some of the greatest college quarterbacks of all time, the best Illinois QBs include Jeff George, Kurt Kittner, Jack Trudeau, and Tony Eason.

In the 2017 FBS season, the current Illinois Fighting Illini QBs are Jeff George Jr., Chayce Crouch, Cam Thomas, Cam Miller, Pete Dinovo, Connor Kelly, and Charlie Reinkemeyer. 

Who are the greatest quarterbacks in Illinois Fighting Illini history? They're all on this comprehensive list of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign football players who have played as quarterback. 

list ordered by
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Jeff George is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time
2
Juice Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time
Juice Williams

2006 - 2009

3
Kurt Kittner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time
Kurt Kittner

1998 - 2001

4
Tony Eason is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time
5
Jack Trudeau is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time
Jack Trudeau

1981 - 1985

6
Dave Wilson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time
7
Nathan Scheelhaase is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time

2010 - 2013

8
Jason Verduzco is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time
Jason Verduzco

1989 - 1992

9
Johnny Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time

1993 - 1995

10
Chris Pazan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time
Chris Pazan

2003 - 2005

11
Mike Wells is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time
Mike Wells

1970 - 1972

12
Mike Taliaferro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time
Mike Taliaferro

1960 - 1963

13
Fred Custardo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time
Fred Custardo

1963 - 1965

14
Bob Naponic is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time
Bob Naponic

1966 - 1968

15
John Easterbrook is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time
John Easterbrook

1958 - 1960

16
Reilly O'Toole is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time
Reilly O'Toole

2011 - 2014

17
Scott Weaver is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time
Scott Weaver

1993 - 1996

18
Jon Beutjer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time
Jon Beutjer

2002 - 2004

19
Kurt Steger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time
Kurt Steger

1974 - 1977

20
Wes Lunt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time
Wes Lunt

2014 - 2016

21
Mark Hoekstra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time
Mark Hoekstra

1995 - 1998

22
Jeff George Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time
Jeff George Jr.

2015 - 2017

23
Tim Brasic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time
Tim Brasic

2003, 2005, 2006

24
Brian Menkhausen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time
Brian Menkhausen

1986 - 1989

25
Dustin Ward is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time
Dustin Ward

2000 - 2003