While the rosters of NFL teams are filled with players from non-major conference schools, the quarterback position is still dominated by former major-conference standouts.
There are notable exceptions (Ben Roethlisberger, Tony Romo, Joe Flacco, etc.), but quarterbacks from schools like USC and Michigan still dominate the starting ranks.
Eleven quarterbacks from major programs have won the Heisman since a quarterback from a mid-major last won the award—back when Andre Ware (Houston) and Ty Detmer (BYU) won the trophy in 1989 and 1990, respectively.
Despite the focus on the major conferences, the 12 teams in Conference USA have established an impressive legacy of great quarterbacks.
Here are the best quarterbacks in the history of each school in Conference USA.