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The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated December 13, 2019 9.7k votes 2.1k voters 52.8k 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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    Kirk Cousins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

    Spartans career: 2008 - 2011

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

    Spartans career: 2012 - 2015

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

    Spartans career: 1960 - 1962

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    Drew Stanton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Drew Stanton

    Spartans career: 2003 - 2006

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

    Spartans career: 2005 - 2008

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

    Spartans career: 2000 - 2003

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

    Spartans career: 1994 - 1995

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

    Spartans career: 1990 - 1993

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

    Spartans career: 1955

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

    Spartans career: 1976 - 1978

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

    Spartans career: 1985 - 1988

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    Bill Burke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Bill Burke

    Spartans career: 1996 - 1999

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    Jimmy Raye is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

    Spartans career: 1965 - 1967

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

    Spartans career: 1982 - 1986

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    Dan Enos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time
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    Dan Enos

    Spartans career: 1987 - 1990

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

    Spartans career: 1963 - 1965

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

    Spartans career: 1973 - 1975

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    Jim Ninowski is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Michigan State Spartans Quarterbacks of All Time

    Spartans career: 1956 - 1957

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

    Spartans career: 2015 - 2018

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

    Spartans career: 1957 - 1959

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

    Spartans career: 1998 - 2001

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

    Spartans career: 1994 - 1997

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

    Spartans career: 1968 - 1970

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

    Spartans career: 1979 - 1982

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

    Spartans career: 1958 - 1960

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