College Sports The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time  

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College football fans, we’re ranking the best Purdue Boilermakers quarterbacks of all time. It includes every starting quarterback throughout Purdue Boilermakers history, including current quarterbacks and past ones. This Purdue football roster has famous All-Americans, Purdue quarterbacks in the NFL, and Boilermakers players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Featuring some of the greatest college quarterbacks of all time, the best Purdue QBs include Drew Brees, Mark Herrmann, Bob Griese, and Mike Phipps.

In the 2018 FBS season, the current Purdue Boilermakers QBs are Elijah Sindelar, David Blough, Jack Plummer, Aaron Banks, Danny Carrollo, Aidan O'Connell, and Nick Sipe. 

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

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Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time

1997 - 2000

Drew Christopher Brees is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. After a prolific college football career at Purdue University, he was ...more

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192 49
Bob Griese is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time

1964 - 1966

Robert Allen "Bob" Griese is a former American football quarterback who earned All-American honors with the Purdue Boilermakers before being drafted in 1967 by the American Football ...more

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35 5
Len Dawson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time

1953 - 1956

Leonard Ray "Len" Dawson is a former American collegiate and Professional Football quarterback who attended Purdue University and went on to play for three professional teams, most ...more

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131 79
Jim Everett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time

1981 - 1985

James Samuel Everett III is a retired professional American football quarterback who played for twelve seasons in the National Football League. Everett attended Purdue University and was ...more

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116 68
Mark Herrmann is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Mark Herrmann

1977 - 1980

Mark Donald Herrmann is a former American college and professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League for twelve seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. Herrmann ...more

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152 98
Kyle Orton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time

2001 - 2004

Kyle Raymond Orton is a former American football quarterback. He played college football for Purdue, where he started four straight bowl games. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth ...more

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91 49
Mike Phipps is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time

1967 - 1969

Michael Elston Phipps is a former American college and professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football league for twelve seasons during the 1970s and 1980s. Phipps ...more

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86 46
Gary Danielson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time

1970 - 1972

Gary Dennis Danielson is a former professional football player, a quarterback in the National Football League. He played for the Detroit Lions from 1976 to 1984 and for the Cleveland Browns in ...more

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105 64
David Blough is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
David Blough

2015 - 2018

10
81 65
Curtis Painter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time

2005 - 2008

Curtis Jeffrey Painter is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college ...more

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58 47
Billy Dicken is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Billy Dicken

1994, 1996, 1997

12
51 41
Scott Campbell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Scott Campbell

1980 - 1983

Robert Scott Campbell is a former professional American football player who played quarterback for six seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Atlanta Falcons. He played collegiately at Purdue ...more

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67 63
Elijah Sindelar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Elijah Sindelar

2015 - 2018

14
87 87
Jeff George is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time

1986 - 1989

Jeffrey Scott George is a former American college and professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League for thirteen seasons during the 1990s and early 2000s. He ...more

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48 44
Danny Etling is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Danny Etling

2013 - 2014

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37 33
Joey Elliott is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Joey Elliott

2006 - 2009

Joseph Preston Elliott is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He also played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League for three seasons. He was ...more

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26 24
Bernie Allen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Bernie Allen

1958 - 1960

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36 40
Robert Marve is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Robert Marve

2010 - 2012

Robert Eugene Marve is an American football quarterback for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. As a high school player, Marve was named Florida's Mr. Football and member ...more

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28 32
Rick Trefzger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Rick Trefzger

1993 - 1996

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22 26
Mark Vitali is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Mark Vitali

1974 - 1976

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32 39
Eric Hunter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Eric Hunter

1989 - 1992

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33 43
Austin Appleby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Austin Appleby

2013 - 2016

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23 32
Rob Henry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Rob Henry

2010, 2012, 2013

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17 24
Matt Pike is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Matt Pike

1991 - 1993

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15 22
Ron DiGravio is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Ron DiGravio

1961 - 1963