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The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated March 29, 2020 8.0k votes 1.9k voters 53.6k views32 items

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 Super Bowl winning greats like Drew Brees and Bob Griese, as well as Mark Herrmann and Mike Phipps.

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 Brees1

    Boilermakers career: 1997 - 2000

    Drew Christopher Brees (; born January 15, 1979) is an American football quarterback for the...  more

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  • Bob Griese2

    Boilermakers career: 1964 - 1966

    Robert Allen Griese (born February 3, 1945) is a former American football quarterback who...  more

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  • Len Dawson3

    Boilermakers career: 1953 - 1956

    Leonard Ray Dawson (born June 20, 1935) is a former American football quarterback and a member...  more

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  • Jim Everett4

    Boilermakers career: 1981 - 1985

    James Samuel Everett III (born January 3, 1963) is a former professional American football...  more

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  • Mike Phipps5

    Boilermakers career: 1967 - 1969

    Michael Elston Phipps (born January 19, 1947) is a former American college and professional...  more
  • Kyle Orton6

    Boilermakers career: 2001 - 2004

    Kyle Raymond Orton (born November 14, 1982) is a former American football quarterback. He...  more

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  • Mark Herrmann7
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    Mark Herrmann

    Boilermakers career: 1977 - 1980

    Mark Donald Herrmann (born January 8, 1959) is a former American college and professional...  more
  • Gary Danielson8
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    100

    Gary Danielson

    Boilermakers career: 1970 - 1972

    Gary Dennis Danielson (born September 10, 1951) is a former professional American football...  more
  • David Blough9
    310
    184

    David Blough

    Boilermakers career: 2015 - 2018

  • Curtis Painter10

    Boilermakers career: 2005 - 2008

    Curtis Jeffrey Painter (born June 24, 1985) is a former American football quarterback. He...  more
  • Scott Campbell11
    136
    88

    Scott Campbell

    Boilermakers career: 1980 - 1983

    Robert Scott Campbell (born April 15, 1962 in Hershey, Pennsylvania) is a former professional...  more

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  • Billy Dicken12
    140
    100

    Billy Dicken

    Boilermakers career: 1994, 1996, 1997

  • Elijah Sindelar13
    144
    147

    Elijah Sindelar

    Boilermakers career: 2015 - 2018

  • Jeff George14

    Boilermakers career: 1986 - 1989

    Jeffrey Scott George (born December 8, 1967) is a former American college and professional...  more

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  • Bernie Allen15
    58
    57

    Bernie Allen

    Boilermakers career: 1958 - 1960

  • Joey Elliott16
    71
    76

    Joey Elliott

    Boilermakers career: 2006 - 2009

    Joseph Preston Elliott (born August 2, 1986) is a former American football quarterback. He was...  more
  • Robert Marve17
    76
    86

    Robert Marve

    Boilermakers career: 2010 - 2012

    Robert Eugene Marve (born February 10, 1989) is a former American football quarterback who...  more
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    18
    15

    Jack Plummer

  • Danny Etling19
    88
    111

    Danny Etling

    Boilermakers career: 2013 - 2014

  • Austin Appleby20
    71
    93

    Austin Appleby

    Boilermakers career: 2013 - 2016

  • Ron DiGravio21
    40
    54

    Ron DiGravio

    Boilermakers career: 1961 - 1963

  • Rick Trefzger22
    49
    70

    Rick Trefzger

    Boilermakers career: 1993 - 1996

  • Eric Hunter23
    59
    85

    Eric Hunter

    Boilermakers career: 1989 - 1992

  • Doug Downing24
    35
    53

    Doug Downing

    Boilermakers career: 1984 - 1987

  • Mark Vitali25
    41
    61

    Mark Vitali

    Boilermakers career: 1974 - 1976