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The Best Illinois Fighting Illini Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 2.9k votes 602 voters 13.4k views30 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. 

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  • 1
    Kurt Kittner
    153
    76

    Kurt Kittner

    1998 - 2001

  • 2
    Juice Williams
    164
    91

    Juice Williams

    2006 - 2009

  • 3
    Tony Eason

    1981 - 1982

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  • 4
    Jeff George

    1986 - 1989

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  • 5
    Jack Trudeau
    106
    54

    Jack Trudeau

    1981 - 1985

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  • 6
    Dave Wilson

    1980

  • 7
    Nathan Scheelhaase

    2010 - 2013

  • 8
    Jason Verduzco
    61
    63

    Jason Verduzco

    1989 - 1992

  • 9
    Chris Pazan
    40
    57

    Chris Pazan

    2003 - 2005

  • 10
    Johnny Johnson

    1993 - 1995

  • 11
    Mike Wells
    26
    46

    Mike Wells

    1970 - 1972

  • 12
    Wes Lunt
    44
    74

    Wes Lunt

    2014 - 2016

  • 13
    Mike Taliaferro
    19
    37

    Mike Taliaferro

    1960 - 1963

  • 14
    Reilly O'Toole
    38
    69

    Reilly O'Toole

    2011 - 2014

  • 15
    Kurt Steger
    25
    52

    Kurt Steger

    1974 - 1977

  • 16
    Fred Custardo
    17
    39

    Fred Custardo

    1963 - 1965

  • 17
    Bob Naponic
    10
    28

    Bob Naponic

    1966 - 1968

  • 18
    Scott Weaver
    22
    49

    Scott Weaver

    1993 - 1996

  • 19
    Jeff George Jr.
    46
    90

    Jeff George Jr.

    2015 - 2017

  • 20
    Jon Beutjer
    24
    54

    Jon Beutjer

    2002 - 2004

  • 21
    John Easterbrook
    14
    38

    John Easterbrook

    1958 - 1960

  • 22
    Mark Hoekstra
    13
    39

    Mark Hoekstra

    1995 - 1998

  • 23
    Tim Brasic
    16
    45

    Tim Brasic

    2003, 2005, 2006

  • 24
    Brian Menkhausen
    9
    30

    Brian Menkhausen

    1986 - 1989

  • 25
    Dustin Ward
    10
    42

    Dustin Ward

    2000 - 2003