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The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated March 29, 2020 8.3k votes 1.8k voters 48.7k 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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  • 1
    Drew Brees

    Boilermakers career: 1997 - 2000

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  • 2
    Bob Griese

    Boilermakers career: 1964 - 1966

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  • 3
    Len Dawson

    Boilermakers career: 1953 - 1956

  • 4
    Jim Everett

    Boilermakers career: 1981 - 1985

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    Mike Phipps

    Boilermakers career: 1967 - 1969

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    Mark Herrmann
    275
    140

    Mark Herrmann

    Boilermakers career: 1977 - 1980

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    Kyle Orton

    Boilermakers career: 2001 - 2004

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  • 8
    Gary Danielson
    217
    108

    Gary Danielson

    Boilermakers career: 1970 - 1972

  • 9
    David Blough
    328
    188

    David Blough

    Boilermakers career: 2015 - 2018

  • 10
    Scott Campbell
    143
    90

    Scott Campbell

    Boilermakers career: 1980 - 1983

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  • 11
    Curtis Painter

    Boilermakers career: 2005 - 2008

  • 12
    Billy Dicken
    143
    104

    Billy Dicken

    Boilermakers career: 1994, 1996, 1997

  • 13
    Elijah Sindelar
    148
    149

    Elijah Sindelar

    Boilermakers career: 2015 - 2018

  • 14
    Jeff George

    Boilermakers career: 1986 - 1989

  • 15
    Bernie Allen
    60
    59

    Bernie Allen

    Boilermakers career: 1958 - 1960

  • 16
    Robert Marve
    80
    90

    Robert Marve

    Boilermakers career: 2010 - 2012

  • 17
    Joey Elliott
    73
    83

    Joey Elliott

    Boilermakers career: 2006 - 2009

  • 18
    14
    8

    Jack Plummer

  • 19
    Danny Etling
    95
    119

    Danny Etling

    Boilermakers career: 2013 - 2014

  • 20
    Austin Appleby
    72
    99

    Austin Appleby

    Boilermakers career: 2013 - 2016

  • 21
    Eric Hunter
    65
    94

    Eric Hunter

    Boilermakers career: 1989 - 1992

  • 22
    Rick Trefzger
    50
    76

    Rick Trefzger

    Boilermakers career: 1993 - 1996

  • 23
    Ron DiGravio
    37
    58

    Ron DiGravio

    Boilermakers career: 1961 - 1963

  • 24
    Rob Henry
    49
    77

    Rob Henry

    Boilermakers career: 2010, 2012, 2013

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    Doug Downing
    36
    58

    Doug Downing

    Boilermakers career: 1984 - 1987