ACC's Best Quarterbacks of All-Time
The ACC was founded in 1953, with 8 teams but since then it has expended to 13 teams.
The orignal teams were Clemson, Duke, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Wake Forest, North Carolina State, South Carolina.
In 1971 South Carolina left for the SEC.
Since 1978 five teams have joined, Geogria Tech, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Miami, Boston College.
The ACC has a very rich tradition in many sports, espically football.
I found it very tough to pick out the top ten quarterbacks, with a huge amount of talented present and past players to choose from.
Shawn Jones, GT - Totaled 34 wins in his college career, while throwing for 9,296 yards and 70 total touchdown
Thad Busby, FSU - totaled 5,883 yards and 46 touchdown passes
Matt Schaub, UVA - his career numbers were 7, 502 passing yards, 56 touchdown passes, 716 - 1069(.670) ,eight 300-yard games, and, two 200-yard games.
10. Shawn Moore, UVA
Moore had his best season as a senior throwing for 2,262 yards and 21 touchdowns, while rushing for 306 yards and 8 touchdowns, also was fourth in passing effciency in all of college football.
9. Norm Snead, WF
Norm was the best quarterback the Wake Forest Demon Deacons ever had. He was responsible for putting them on the map during his years, also he was the first wake player to become an All-American in Football.
8. Chris Weinke, FSU
Chris was a two-sport star while at FSU, playing baseball and football. He is one of two players to have their jersey's retired at FSU, the other being charlie ward. Chris earned multiple awards during his collegiate career, including the 2000 Heisman Trophy.
7. Matt Ryan, BC
Ryan had a fanatic career at Boston College, breaking many of the passing records. He also engineered one of the most amazing comebacks in recent ACC history in a game against VT. He lead them to three bowl victories and a 25-7 record in 32 starts. He threw for 200 or more yards 15 times and is fifth all-time in school history in passing yards and in pass completions.
6. Steve Fuller, Clemson
Steve Fuller started 27 consecutive games for Clemson. He was selected as a third-team All-American in 1978 and All-ACC in 1977 and 1978. He was honored with the ACC Player-of-the-Year Award both years, the only Tiger to win that award twice.
5. Boomer Esiason, Maryland
Boomer while at Maryland, he set 17 school records. Boomer completed 461-850 passes (54.2 percent) for 6,259 yards and 42 touchdowns and was a two-time honorable mention All-American in 1982 and 1983.
4. Philip Rivers, NCSU
Rivers had career 13,484 passing yards, 4th all-time among Division 1-A quarterbacks (he was 2nd at the end of his collegiate career). He also threw 95 touchdown passes, which ties him for eighth all-time with Kliff Kingsbury and Brady Quinn. His career YPA (yards per attempt) average (9.55) is still the best in college football history. Rivers' number was retired before his final home game at North Carolina State.
3. Roman Gabriel, NCSU
He was two-time All-American, and a two-time Two-time ACC Player of the Year and finished his career holding virtually every Wolfpack passing record. For his career he threw for 2,961 yards and 19 touchdowns.
2. Charlie Ward, FSU
Ward won the 1993 Heisman Trophy and Davey O'Brien Award as a quarterback for Florida State University, and Ward holds the second-largest margin of victory in the history of Heisman trophy balloting. He threw for 5,679 career yards with 49 touchdowns for his career.
1. Joe Hamilton, GT
Hamilton set ACC career records for total offense in 10,640 yards, touchdown passes in 65 and total touchdowns in 83. He won numerous NCAA awards, including the Davey O'Brien Award as a senior and he was a finalist for the 1999 Heisman Trophy in his senior year.