Sports' Top 10s: Top 10 College Quarterbacks of the 2000s

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Sports' Top 10s: Top 10 College Quarterbacks of the 2000s

Posted on Monday, November 1 on Sport's Top Tens

10. Philip Rivers (2000-2003)

  • Career: 13,484 yards, 95 TD, 34 INT

  • 2003: 4,491 yards, 72%, 34 TD, 7 INT

  • 33-16 record as starter

  • Heisman Trophy finalist in 2003

  • 2004 ACC Athlete of the Year, 2000 ACC Freshman of the Year

  • Set ACC records for single-season and career pass attempts, pass completions, passing yards, passing TD

  • Set NCAA single-season and career records for completion percentage, QB rating, career starts, yards per attempt

9. Jason White (2001-2004)

  • Career: 7,913 yards, 81 TD, 24 INT

  • 2004: 3,205 yards, 65.4%, 35 TD, 9 INT

  • 27-3 record as starter

  • Heisman Trophy winner in 2003, finalist in 2004

  • 2003 Davey O'Brien Award winner, 2003 Player of the Year, 2003 NCAA Quarterback of the Year, 2003 All-America Player of the Year, 2004 Johnny Unitas Award winner, 2004 Maxwell Award winner

  • Set Big XII records for single-season passing touchdowns, QB rating

  • National Championship runner-up in 2003 and 2004

8. Chase Daniel (2005-2008)

  • Career: 12,515 yards, 101 TD, 41 INT

  • 2007: 4,306 yards, 68.2%, 33 TD, 11 INT, 253 rushing yards, 4 TD

  • 30-11 record as a starter

  • Heisman Trophy finalist in 2007 and 2008

  • 2007 Big XII Male Athlete of the Year, 2007 All-Big XII first team, 2007 Big-XII Offensive Player of the Year, 2007 All-American second team, 2007 Maxwell Award finalist, 2007 Manning Award finalist, 2007 Walter Camp Award finalist, 2007 Davey O'Brien Award finalist, 2008 Preseason Big XII Offensive Player of the Year

  • Set Missouri records for virtually every single-season and career passing category

7. Graham Harrell (2005-2008)

  • Career: 15,793 yards, 134 TD, 34 INT

  • 2007: 5,705 yards, 71.8%, 48 TD, 14 INT

  • 28-11 record as starter

  • Heisman Trophy finalist in 2008

  • 2007 Sammy Bough Award winner, 2008 All-American first team, 2008 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award winner, 2008 Sporting News National Player of the Year, 2008 All-America Player of the Year

  • Set Big XII record for single-season and career completion percentage

  • Set NCAA single-season and career records for pass completions, pass attempts, passing yards, passing TD

6. Colt McCoy (2006-2009)

  • Career: 13,253 yards, 112 TD, 45 INT

  • 2008: 3,859 yards, 76.7%, 34 TD, 8 INT, 561 rushing yards, 11 TD

  • 45-8 record as starter

  • Heisman Trophy finalist in 2008 and 2009

  • 2006 All-Freshman first team, 2006 National Freshman of the Year, 2008 Big-XII Offensive Player of the Year, 2008 Walter Camp Award winner, 2008 All-American first team, 2008 Archie Griffin Award winner, 2008 Sporting News Player of the Year, 2009 All-American first team, 2009 Big-XII first team, Big XII Offensive Player of the Year, 2009 NCAA Quarterback of the Year, 2009 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award winner, 2009 Davey O'Brien Award winner, 2009 Chic Harley Award winner, 2009 Maxwell Award winner, 2009 Walter Camp Award winner, 2009 College Athlete of the Year award, 2009 All-America Player of the Year, #12 Longhorns jersey retired

  • Set Big XII records for single-season and career pass completions, QB rating

  • Set NCAA single-season and career record for completion percentage

  • National Championship runner-up in 2009

5. Ken Dorsey (1999-2002)

  • Career: 9,565 yards, 86 TD, 28 INT

  • 2002: 3,369 yards, 56.5%, 28 TD, 12 INT

  • 38-2 record as starter

  • Heisman Trophy finalist in 2001 and 2002

  • 2000, 2001, and 2002 All-Big East first team, 2001 and 2002 Archie Griffin Award winner, 2001 and 2002 Offensive Player of the Year, 2001 and 2002 NCAA QB of the Year, 2002 Maxwell Award winner

  • Set Big East records for single-season and career passing TD, pass completions, pass attempts, completion percentage, passing yards, yards per attempt, QB rating

  • National Championship in 2002

4. Sam Bradford (2007-2009)

  • Career: 8,403 yards, 88 TD, 16 INT

  • 2008: 4,720 yards, 67.9%, 50 TD, 8 INT

  • 24-6 record as a starter

  • Heisman Trophy winner in 2008

  • 2007 Sporting News Freshman of the Year, 2008 Big XII Offensive Player of the Year, 2008 All-Big XII first team, 2008 All-American first team, 2008 Davey O'Brien Award winner, 2008 College Football Player of the Year, 2008 Sammy Baugh Trophy winner, 2008 Sporting News Player of the Year, 2008 Harley Award winner, 2008 Quarterback of the Year, 2010 NFL Draft first overall pick

  • Set Big-XII record for single-season and career yards per attempt

  • Set NCAA records for single-season and career passing TD, QB rating

  • National Championship runner-up in 2008

3. Vince Young (2004-2005)

  • Career: 4,885 yards, 38 TD, 21 INT, 2,129 rushing yards, 26 TD

  • 2005: 3,036 yards, 65.2%, 26 TD, 10 INT, 1,050 rushing yards, 12 TD

  • 25-1 record as starter

  • Heisman finalist in 2005

  • 2003 Big XII Freshman of the Year, 2005 All-Big XII first team, 2005 Davey O'Brien Award winner, 2005 Maxwell Award winner, 2005 All-American first team, 2005 All-America Player of the Year, 2005 Manning Award winner, 2005 Big XII Athlete of the Year

  • Set Big XII records for single-season and career yards per attempt, QB rating

  • Set NCAA record for single-season rushing yards per attempt

  • National Championship in 2005

2. Matt Leinart (2003-2005)

  • Career: 10,693 yards, 99 TD, 23 INT
  • 2005: 3,815 yards, 65.7%, 28 TD, 8 INT

  • 38-2 record as starter

  • Heisman Trophy winner in 2004, finalist in 2003 and 2005

  • 2003 and 2004 Archie Griffin Award winner, 2004 Manning Award winner, 2004 Johnny Unitas Award winner, 2004 and 2005 NCAA Quarterback of the Year, 2005 Walter Camp Award winner

  • Set Pac-10 records for single-season and career pass completions, pass attempts, completion percentage, passing yards, yards per attempt, passing touchdowns, QB rating

  • National Championship in 2003 and 2004

1. Tim Tebow (2006-2009)

  • Career: 9,285 yards, 88 TD, 16 INT, 2,947 rushing yards, 57 TD
  • 2007: 3,286 yards, 66.9%, 32 TD, 6 INT, 895 rushing yards, 23 TD

  • 35-6 record as starter

  • Heisman winner in 2007, finalist in 2008 and 2009

  • 2007 and 2008 All-American first team, 2007, 2008, and 2009 All-SEC first team, 2007 Player of the Year, 2007 Harley Award winner, 2007 Davey O'Brien Award winner, 2007 and 2008 Maxwell Award winner, 2007 NCAA Quarterback of the Year, 2008 Manning Award winner

  • Set SEC records for single-season and career completion percentage, passing touchdowns, rushing touchdowns, touchdowns from scrimmage

  • Set NCAA records for single-season and career yards per attempt, QB rating

  • National Championship in 2006 and 2007

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