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The Best Pittsburgh Panthers Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated June 14, 2019 7.8k votes 1.3k voters 19.9k views30 items

College football fans, we’re ranking the best Pitt Panthers quarterbacks of all time. It includes every starting quarterback throughout Pittsburgh Panthers history, including current quarterbacks and past ones. This Pittsburgh football roster has famous All-Americans, Pittsburgh quarterbacks in the NFL, and Panthers players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Featuring some of the greatest college quarterbacks of all time, the best Pittsburgh QBs include Alex Van Pelt, Dan Marino, Tino Sunseri, and Tyler Palko.

In the 2017 FBS season, the current Pitt Panthers QBs are Ben DiNucci, Max Browne, Kenny Pickett, Thomas MacVittie, and Jake Zilinskas. 

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

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  • Dan Marino1

    1979 - 1982

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  • Matt Cavanaugh2

    1975 - 1977

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  • Tyler Palko3

    2002 - 2006

  • Alex Van Pelt4

    1989 - 1992

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  • Rod Rutherford5
    231
    170

    Rod Rutherford

    2000 - 2003

  • John Congemi6

    1983 - 1986

  • Pete Gonzalez7
    173
    129

    Pete Gonzalez

    1993 - 1997

  • Nathan Peterman8

    2015 - 2016

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  • Tom Savage9
    187
    198

    Tom Savage

    2013

  • Rick Trocano10
    105
    125

    Rick Trocano

    1977 - 1980

  • Darnell Dickerson11
    99
    118

    Darnell Dickerson

    1987 - 1990

  • Bill Stull12
    116
    156

    Bill Stull

    2005 - 2009

  • Dave Havern13
    54
    82

    Dave Havern

    1968, 1970

  • Pat Bostick14
    111
    172

    Pat Bostick

    2007 - 2010

  • John Turman15
    64
    102

    John Turman

    1999 - 2000

  • Fred Mazurek16
    43
    70

    Fred Mazurek

    1962 - 1964

  • David Priestley17
    69
    112

    David Priestley

    1999 - 2001

  • Matt Lytle18
    61
    100

    Matt Lytle

    1995 - 1998

  • Bill Daniels19
    51
    86

    Bill Daniels

    1972 - 1974

  • Kenny Lucas20
    46
    83

    Kenny Lucas

    1963 - 1965

  • Sal Genilla21
    53
    99

    Sal Genilla

    1986 - 1987

  • Dave Halverm22
    35
    69

    Dave Halverm

    1971

  • Jim Traficant23
    46
    88

    Jim Traficant

    1960 - 1962

  • Chad Voytik24
    61
    115

    Chad Voytik

    2013 - 2015

  • Ed James25
    39
    82

    Ed James

    1964, 1966