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The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time 

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Updated December 13, 2019 7.4k votes 1.9k voters 49.6k views

College football fans, we’re ranking the best Michigan State Spartans quarterbacks of all time. It includes every starting quarterback throughout Michigan State Spartans history, including current quarterbacks and past ones. This Michigan State football roster has famous All-Americans, Michigan State quarterbacks in the NFL, and Spartans players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Featuring some of the greatest college quarterbacks of all time, the best Michigan State QBs include Connor Cook, Kirk Cousins, Jeff Smoker, and Drew Stanton.

Who are the greatest quarterbacks in Michigan State Spartans history? They're all on this comprehensive list of Michigan State University football players who have played as quarterback. 

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1
Kirk Cousins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time
2
Connor Cook is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

Spartans career: 2012 - 2015

3
Drew Stanton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time
Drew Stanton

Spartans career: 2003 - 2006

4
Brian Hoyer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time
5
Jeff Smoker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time
Jeff Smoker

Spartans career: 2000 - 2003

6
Pete Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time
Pete Smith

Spartans career: 1960 - 1962

7
Tony Banks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

Spartans career: 1994 - 1995

8
Jim Miller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

Spartans career: 1990 - 1993

9
Ed Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time
Ed Smith

Spartans career: 1976 - 1978

10
Bobby McAllister is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time
Bobby McAllister

Spartans career: 1985 - 1988

11
Bill Burke is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time
Bill Burke

Spartans career: 1996 - 1999

12
Earl Morrall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time
13
Dan Enos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time
Dan Enos

Spartans career: 1987 - 1990

14
Brian Lewerke is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time
Brian Lewerke

Spartans career: 2015 - 2018

15
Jimmy Raye II is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

Spartans career: 1965 - 1967

16
Steve Juday is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time
Steve Juday

Spartans career: 1963 - 1965

17
Dave Yarema is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time
Dave Yarema

Spartans career: 1982 - 1986

18
Charlie Baggett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time
Charles Baggett

Spartans career: 1973 - 1975

19
Jim Ninowski is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

Spartans career: 1956 - 1957

20
Dean Look is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

Spartans career: 1957 - 1959

21
Ryan Van Dyke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time
Ryan Van Dyke

Spartans career: 1998 - 2001

22
Todd Schultz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time
Todd Schultz

Spartans career: 1994 - 1997

23
John Leister is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time
John Leister

Spartans career: 1979 - 1982

24
Bill Triplett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

Spartans career: 1968 - 1970

25
Bryan Clark is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time
Bryan Clark

Spartans career: 1978 - 1981