College Sports The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time  

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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 include Connor Cook, Kirk Cousins, Jeff Smoker, and Drew Stanton.

In the 2018 FBS season, the current Michigan State Spartans QBs are Brian Lewerke, Rocky Lombardi, Theo Day, and Mikey Macius. 

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. 

1
307 75
Kirk Cousins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

2008 - 2011

2
260 78
Connor Cook is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

2012 - 2015

3
142 71
Drew Stanton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

2003 - 2006

4
135 75
Brian Hoyer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

2005 - 2008

5
103 58
Jeff Smoker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

2000 - 2003

6
70 36
Jim Miller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

1990 - 1993

7
53 25
Tony Banks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

1994 - 1995

8
52 31
Ed Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

1976 - 1978

9
141 120
Brian Lewerke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

2015 - 2018

 

10
38 24
Bill Burke is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

1996 - 1999

11
33 21
Bobby McAllister is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

1985 - 1988

12
34 23
Dan Enos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

1987 - 1990

13
21 18
Steve Juday is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

1963 - 1965

14
20 20
Dave Yarema is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

1982 - 1986

15
19 20
John Leister is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

1979 - 1982

16
19 20
Jimmy Raye is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

1965 - 1967

17
21 23
Ryan Van Dyke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

1998 - 2001

18
15 16
Dean Look is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

1957 - 1959

19
13 14
Jim Ninowski is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

1956 - 1957

20
14 17
Charles Baggett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

1973 - 1975

21
15 20
Todd Schultz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

1994 - 1997

22
11 16
Bryan Clark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

1978 - 1981

23
11 18
Bill Triplett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

1968 - 1970

24
9 18
Tom Wilson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

1958 - 1960

25
9 18
Pete Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

1960 - 1962

26
9 19
Bert Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

1977 - 1980

27
6 17
Mike Rasmussen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

1970 - 1971

28
23 48
Andrew Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

2010 - 2013

29
11 30
Damon Dowdell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

2001 - 2004

30
23 70
Tyler O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

2013 - 2016