College Football: The Top 25 SEC Quarterbacks of the Past 50 Years

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College Football: The Top 25 SEC Quarterbacks of the Past 50 Years

From 1960 to 2010, the SEC has built a reputation based upon impressive coaching, solid defenses and outstanding quarterback play.

There are a number of methods to determine who is a "top player" and in this review we shall concern ourselves with the following criteria:

No. 1: Did the quarterback display his talent in college?

No. 2: Was the player effective in leading his team to winning seasons?

No. 3: Did the intense competition of SEC play provide the field general an opportunity to improve through his career and eventually achieve "legendary" status?

Now that we know the parameters, let us agree on two rules concerning this evaluation:

No. 1: We will use all 12 schools currently in the SEC even if the choice from that institution did not actually play in the SEC. Case in point would be someone from South Carolina or Arkansas.

No. 2: We will not use anyone from schools no longer in the SEC even if they have a viable candidate. Case in point, the late Billy Lothridge of Georgia Tech,1963 first runner-up for the Heisman Trophy.

With so many choices, it is easy to pick out 40 or 50 candidates to meet the criteria.

Some, like the great Richard Todd (see picture), have left echoes of their performances so we may evaluate them just as if they were to take the field this coming September.

We now will look at the cream of the crop.

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