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The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated July 27, 2021 10.2k votes 2.4k voters 63.2k views40 items

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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 includes players like Connor Cook, Kirk Cousins, Jeff Smoker, and Drew Stanton, as well as former Spartan stars like Brian Hoyer and Tony Banks.

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. Vote below, then head over and check out the best Michigan State football players of all time.

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  • 1
    1,018
    370

    Spartans career: 2008 - 2011

  • 2

    Spartans career: 2012 - 2015

  • 3

    Drew Stanton

    474
    253

    Spartans career: 2003 - 2006

  • 4

    Spartans career: 2005 - 2008

  • 5

    Pete Smith

    178
    89

    Spartans career: 1960 - 1962

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    Earl Morrall

    98
    37

    Spartans career: 1955

  • 7

    Jeff Smoker

    319
    214

    Spartans career: 2000 - 2003

  • 8

    Spartans career: 1994 - 1995

  • 9

    Spartans career: 1990 - 1993

  • 10

    Ed Smith

    158
    117

    Spartans career: 1976 - 1978

  • 11

    Bill Burke

    143
    118

    Spartans career: 1996 - 1999

  • 12

    Bobby McAllister

    133
    111

    Spartans career: 1985 - 1988

  • 13

    Spartans career: 1965 - 1967

  • 14

    Charles Baggett

    86
    79

    Spartans career: 1973 - 1975

  • 15

    Steve Juday

    79
    72

    Spartans career: 1963 - 1965

  • 16

    Dan Enos

    111
    117

    Spartans career: 1987 - 1990

  • 17

    Payton Thorne

    15
    5

    Spartans career: 2020 - present

  • 18

    Dave Yarema

    80
    89

    Spartans career: 1982 - 1986

  • 19

    Spartans career: 1951 - 1953

  • 20

    Brian Lewerke

    353
    478

    Spartans career: 2015 - 2019

  • 21

    Spartans career: 1957 - 1959

  • 22

    Spartans career: 1956 - 1957

  • 23

    Anthony Russo

    7
    8

    Spartans career: 2021

  • 24

    Spartans career: 1968 - 1970

  • 25

    Todd Schultz

    54
    79

    Spartans career: 1994 - 1997