RANKED: The 32 Best College Quarterbacks of All-Time

32. Jim Plunkett


Stanford has a rich quarterback history, and it all starts with this guy. In his three seasons on The Farm, Plunkett became the gold standard for quarterbacks in the Pac-8. The College Football Hall of Famer set Pac-8 records for touchdown passes in a season, passing yards, and total offense.

Plunkett led the Cardinal to the Rose Bowl in 1970, defeating Ohio State 27-17. On the year, Plunkett threw for 2,980 yards and 19 touchdowns. Plunkett became the first Latino to win the Heisman Trophy, leading many in the game at the time to coin him the best college football player of all-time.

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31. Michael Vick


One of the most dynamic players in football history, Vick established himself as the archetype for the modern day quarterback. With the ability to outrun the entire defense as well as throw it into any opening, Vick became an iconic figure in American sports.

While at Virginia Tech, Vick led the Hokies to a 22-2 record over two seasons and an appearance in the National Championship. Left-handed with a cannon for an arm, Vick threw for 3,300 yards and 21 touchdowns. Using his top-end speed, Vick ran for an additional 1,299 yards and 17 touchdowns. Possessing home run play ability, Vick will forever go down as one of the most feared offensive players in history.

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