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The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time 

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Updated March 29, 2020 6k votes 1.5k voters 42.6k views 32 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 Brees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time

Boilermakers career: 1997 - 2000

Drew Christopher Brees (; born January 15, 1979) is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). After a successful college football career ...more

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

Boilermakers career: 1964 - 1966

Robert Allen Griese (pronounced GREE-see; born February 3, 1945) is a former American football quarterback who earned All-American honors with the Purdue Boilermakers before being drafted in ...more

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Jim Everett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time

Boilermakers career: 1981 - 1985

James Samuel Everett III (born January 3, 1963) is a former professional American football quarterback who played for twelve seasons in the National Football League (NFL). Everett attended ...more

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Kyle Orton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time

Boilermakers career: 2001 - 2004

Kyle Raymond Orton (born November 14, 1982) is a former American football quarterback. He played college football for Purdue, where he started four straight bowl games. He was drafted by the ...more

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

Boilermakers career: 1953 - 1956

Leonard Ray Dawson (born June 20, 1935) is a former American football quarterback and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He played 19 seasons for three professional teams, the last 14 ...more

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Mark Herrmann is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Mark Herrmann

Boilermakers career: 1977 - 1980

Mark Donald Herrmann (born January 8, 1959) is a former American college and professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons during ...more
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David Blough is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
David Blough

Boilermakers career: 2015 - 2018

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Mike Phipps is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time

Boilermakers career: 1967 - 1969

Michael Elston Phipps (born January 19, 1947) is a former American college and professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons during ...more
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Gary Danielson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Gary Danielson

Boilermakers career: 1970 - 1972

Gary Dennis Danielson (born September 10, 1951) is a former professional American football player and a current college football commentator. Danielson was a quarterback in the National Football ...more
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Curtis Painter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time

Boilermakers career: 2005 - 2008

Curtis Jeffrey Painter (born June 24, 1985) is a former American football quarterback. He played college football for the Purdue Boilermakers and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the ...more
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Scott Campbell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Scott Campbell

Boilermakers career: 1980 - 1983

Robert Scott Campbell (born April 15, 1962 in Hershey, Pennsylvania) is a former professional American football player who played quarterback for six seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers and ...more
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Billy Dicken is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Billy Dicken

Boilermakers career: 1994, 1996, 1997

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Jeff George is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time

Boilermakers career: 1986 - 1989

Jeffrey Scott George (born December 8, 1967) is a former American college and professional football player in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons during the 1990s and early ...more

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Elijah Sindelar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Elijah Sindelar

Boilermakers career: 2015 - 2018

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

Boilermakers career: 2013 - 2014

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

Boilermakers career: 2006 - 2009

Joseph Preston Elliott (born August 2, 1986) is a former American football quarterback. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played for the Winnipeg ...more
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Bernie Allen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Bernie Allen

Boilermakers career: 1958 - 1960

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

Boilermakers career: 2010 - 2012

Robert Eugene Marve (born February 10, 1989) is a former American football quarterback who played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL). As a high school player, ...more
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Austin Appleby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Austin Appleby

Boilermakers career: 2013 - 2016

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Jack Plummer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
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Eric Hunter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Eric Hunter

Boilermakers career: 1989 - 1992

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

Boilermakers career: 1974 - 1976

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Ron DiGravio is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Ron DiGravio

Boilermakers career: 1961 - 1963

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Rick Trefzger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Rick Trefzger

Boilermakers career: 1993 - 1996

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Doug Downing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Purdue Boilermakers Quarterbacks of All Time
Doug Downing

Boilermakers career: 1984 - 1987