Quarterback U Criteria
When analyzing which college football programs have had the biggest influence on the pro football passing game, we have awarded specific points
that rank colleges on our all-time list.  Schools receive points and higher rankings for producing passers that have gained AP 1st Team NFL
honors, Super Bowl MVP's, Leading teams to NFL Championships, being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and more.
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Associated Press 1st Team All-Pro Quarterbacks
Year-By-Year Results from 1940-Current
Year
AP 1st Team QB
Pro Team
College
1940
Sammy Baugh
Washington Redskins
TCU
1941
Sid Luckman
Chicago Bears
Columbia
1942
Sid Luckman
Chicago Bears
Columbia
1943
Sammy Baugh
Washington Redskins
TCU
1944
Sid Luckman
Chicago Bears
Columbia
1945
Bob Waterfield
Cleveland Rams
UCLA
1946
Bob Waterfield
Cleveland Rams
UCLA
1947
Sid Luckman
Chicago Bears
Columbia
1948
Sammy Baugh
Washington Redskins
TCU
1949
Bob Waterfield
Cleveland Rams
UCLA
1950
Johnny Lujack
Chicago Bears
Notre Dame
1951
Otto Graham
Cleveland Browns
Northwestern
1952
Bobby Layne
Detroit Lions
Texas
1953
Otto Graham
Cleveland Browns
Northwestern
1954
Otto Graham
Cleveland Browns
Northwestern
1955
Otto Graham
Cleveland Browns
Northwestern
1956
Bobby Layne
Detroit Lions
Texas
1957
Y.A. Tittle
San Francisco 49ers
LSU
1958
Johnny Unitas
Baltimore Colts
Louisville
1959
Johnny Unitas
Baltimore Colts
Louisville
1960
Norm Van Brocklin
Philadelphia Eagles
Oregon
  (AFL) Jack Kemp
Buffalo Bills
Occidental
1961
Sonny Jurgensen
Philadelphia Eagles
Duke
  (AFL) George Blanda
Oakland Raiders
Kentucky
1962
Y.A. Tittle
NY Giants
LSU
  (AFL) Len Dawson
Kansas City Chiefs
Purdue
1963
Y.A. Tittle
NY Giants
LSU
  (AFL) Tobin Rote
San Diego Chargers
Rice
1964
Johnny Unitas
Baltimore Colts
Louisville
  (AFL) Babe Parilli
Boston Patriots
Kentucky
1965
Johnny Unitas
Baltimore Colts
Louisville
  (AFL) Jack Kemp
Buffalo Bills
Occidental
1966
Bart Starr
Green Bay Packers
Alabama
  (AFL) Len Dawson
Kansas City Chiefs
Purdue
1967
Johnny Unitas
Baltimore Colts
Louisville
  (AFL) Daryle Lamonica
Oakland Raiders
Notre Dame
1968
Earl Morrall
Baltimore Colts
Michigan State
  (AFL) Joe Namath
NY Jets
Alabama
1969
Roman Gabriel
Los Angeles Rams
NC State
  (AFL) Daryle Lamonica
Oakland Raiders
Notre Dame
1970
John Brodie
San Francisco 49ers
Stanford
1971
Bob Griese
Miami Dolphins
Purdue
1972
Earl Morrall
Miami Dolphins
Michigan State
1973
John Hadl
Los Angeles Rams
Kansas
1974
Ken Stabler
Oakland Raiders
Alabama
1975
Fran Tarkenton
Minnesota Vikings
Georgia
1976
Bert Jones
Baltimore Colts
LSU
1977
Bob Griese
Miami Dolphins
Purdue
1978
Terry Bradshaw
Pittsburgh Steelers
Louisiana Tech
1979
Dan Fouts
San Diego Chargers
Oregon
1980
Brian Sipe
Cleveland Browns
San Diego St.
1981
Ken Anderson
Cincinnati Bengals
Augustana (IL)
1982
Dan Fouts
San Diego Chargers
Oregon
1983
Joe Theismann
Washington Redskins
Notre Dame
1984
Dan Marino
Miami Dolphins
Pittsburgh
1985
Dan Marino
Miami Dolphins
Pittsburgh
1986
Dan Marino
Miami Dolphins
Pittsburgh
1987
Joe Montana
San Francisco 49ers
Notre Dame
1988
Boomer Esiason
Cincinnati Bengals
Maryland
1989
Joe Montana
San Francisco 49ers
Notre Dame
1990
Joe Montana
San Francisco 49ers
Notre Dame
1991
Jim Kelly
Buffalo Bills
Miami
1992
Steve Young
San Francisco 49ers
BYU
1993
Steve Young
San Francisco 49ers
BYU
1994
Steve Young
San Francisco 49ers
BYU
1995
Brett Favre
Green Bay Packers
Southern Miss
1996
Brett Favre
Green Bay Packers
Southern Miss
1997
Brett Favre
Green Bay Packers
Southern Miss
1998
Randall Cunningham
Minnesota Vikings
UNLV
1999
Kurt Warner
St. Louis Rams
Northern Iowa
2000
Rich Gannon
Oakland Raiders
Deleware
2001
Kurt Warner
St. Louis Rams
Northern Iowa
2002
Rich Gannon
Oakland Raiders
Deleware
2003
Peyton Manning
Indianapolis Colts
Tennessee
2004
Peyton Manning
Indianapolis Colts
Tennessee
2005
Peyton Manning
Indianapolis Colts
Tennessee
2006
Drew Brees
New Orleans Saints
Purdue
2007
Tom Brady
New England Patriots
Michigan
2008
Peyton Manning
Indianapolis Colts
Tennessee
2009
Peyton Manning
Indianapolis Colts
Tennessee
2010
Tom Brady
New England Patriots
Michigan
2011
Aaron Rodgers
Green Bay Packers
California
2012
Peyton Manning
Denver Broncos
Tennessee
2013
Peyton Manning
Denver Broncos
Tennessee
2014
Aaron Rodgers
Green Bay Packers
California
2015
Cam Newton
Carolina Panthers
Auburn
These universities have "Passed" on greatness to the NFL
When it comes to producing NFL quarterbacks, many fans take pride in the impact that players have made in pro football.  Through
careful research, we offer you our list of top colleges that qualify for being called "Quarterback U"
NFL, AFL, Super Bowl Championship
QB's by College
Colleges that have produced the most
championship quarterbacks.  Includes NFL and AFL
passers through the 1965 season and then Super Bowl
winning QB's from the 1966 season to present.
Alabama
7
  • Bart Starr (5)
  • Joe Namath (1)
  • Ken Stabler (1)
Purdue
5
  • Len Dawson (2)
  • Bob Griese  (2)
  • Drew Brees (1)
Notre Dame
5
  • Joe Theismann (1)
  • Joe Montana (4)
Michigan
4
  • Tom Brady
Stanford
4
  • Jim Plunkett (2)
  • John Elway (2)
UCLA
4
  • Bob Waterfield (1)
  • Troy Aikman (3)
LA Tech
4
  • Terry Bradshaw (4)
Ole Miss
3
  • Charlie Connerly (1)
  • Eli Manning (2)
Rice
3
  • Tobin Rote (2)
  • Frank Ryan (1)
Louisville
3
  • Johnny Unitas
Columbia
3
  • Sid Luckman
Northwestern
3
  • Otto Graham
Quarterbacks that Led NFL, AFL & Super Bowl
Championship Teams
Year-By-Year Results from 1940-Current
Year
AP 1st Team QB
Pro Team
College
1940
Sid Luckman
Chicago Bears
Columbia
1941
Sid Luckman
Chicago Bears
Columbia
1942
Sammy Baugh
Washington Redskins
TCU
1943
Sid Luckman
Chicago Bears
Columbia
1944
Irv Comp
Green Bay Packers
Benedictine
1945
Bob Waterfield
Cleveland Rams
UCLA
1946
Sid Luckman
Chicago Bears
Columbia
1947
Paul Christman
Chicago Cardinals
Missouri
1948
Tommy Thompson
Philadelphia Eagles
Tulsa
1949
Tommy Thompson
Philadelphia Eagles
Tulsa
1950
Otto Graham
Cleveland Browns
Northwestern
1951
Norm Van Brocklin
Los Angeles Rams
Oregon
1952
Bobby Layne
Detroit Lions
Texas
1953
Bobby Layne
Detroit Lions
Texas
1954
Otto Graham
Cleveland Browns
Northwestern
1955
Otto Graham
Cleveland Browns
Northwestern
1956
Charlie Connerly
New York Giants
Ole Miss
1957
Tobin Rote
Detroit Lions
Rice
1958
Johnny Unitas
Baltimore Colts
Louisville
1959
Johnny Unitas
Baltimore Colts
Louisville
1960
Norm Van Brocklin
Philadelphia Eagles
Oregon
  (AFL) George Blanda
Houston Oilers
Kentucky
1961
Bart Starr
Green Bay Packers
Alabama
  (AFL) George Blanda
Houston Oilers
Kentucky
1962
Bart Starr
Green Bay Packers
Alabama
  (AFL) Len Dawson
Dallas Texans
Purdue
1963
Bill Wade
Chicago Bears
Vanderbilt
  (AFL) Tobin Rote
San Diego Chargers
Rice
1964
Frank Ryan
Cleveland Browns
Rice
  (AFL) Jack Kemp
Buffalo Bills
Occidental
1965
Bart Starr
Green Bay Packers
Alabama
  (AFL) Jack Kemp
Buffalo Bills
Occidental
Super Bowl Era
1966
Bart Starr
Green Bay Packers
Alabama
1967
Bart Starr
Green Bay Packers
Alabama
1968
Len Dawson
Kansas City Chiefs
Purdue
1969
Joe Namath
New York Jets
Alabama
1970
Johnny Unitas
Baltimore Colts
Louisville
1971
Roger Staubach
Dallas Cowboys
Navy
1972
Bob Griese
Miami Dolphins
Purdue
1973
Bob Griese
Miami Dolphins
Purdue
1974
Terry Bradshaw
Pittsburgh Steelers
Louisiana Tech
1975
Terry Bradshaw
Pittsburgh Steelers
Louisiana Tech
1976
Ken Stabler
Oakand Raiders
Alabama
1977
Roger Staubach
Dallas Cowboys
Navy
1978
Terry Bradshaw
Pittsburgh Steelers
Louisiana Tech
1979
Terry Bradshaw
Pittsburgh Steelers
Louisiana Tech
1980
Jim Plunkett
Oakland Raiders
Stanford
1981
Joe Montana
San Francisco 49ers
Notre Dame
1982
Joe Theismann
Washington Redskins
Notre Dame
1983
Jim Plunkett
Oakland Raiders
Stanford
1984
Joe Montana
San Francisco 49ers
Notre Dame
1985
Jim McMahon
Chicago Bears
BYU
1986
Phil Simms
New York Giants
Morehead State
1987
Doug Williams
Washington Redskins
Grambling
1988
Joe Montana
San Francisco 49ers
Notre Dame
1989
Joe Montana
San Francisco 49ers
Notre Dame
1990
Jeff Hostetler
New York Giants
West Virginia
1991
Mark Rypien
Washington Redskins
Washington St.
1992
Troy Aikman
Dallas Cowboys
UCLA
1993
Troy Aikman
Dallas Cowboys
UCLA
1994
Steve Young
San Francisco 49ers
BYU
1995
Troy Aikman
Dallas Cowboys
UCLA
1996
Brett Favre
Green Bay Packers
Southern Miss
1997
John Elway
Denver Broncos
Stanford
1998
John Elway
Denver Broncos
Stanford
1999
Kurt Warner
St. Louis Rams
Northern Iowa
2000
Trent Dilfer
Baltimore Ravens
Fresno State
2001
Tom Brady
New England Patriots
Michigan
2002
Brad Johnson
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Florida State
2003
Tom Brady
New England Patriots
Michigan
2004
Tom Brady
New England Patriots
Michigan
2005
Ben Roethlisberger
Pittsburgh Steelers
Miami (OH)
2006
Peyton Manning
Indianapolis Colts
Tennessee
2007
Eli Manning
New York Giants
Ole Miss
2008
Ben Roethlisberger
Pittsburgh Steelers
Miami (OH)
2009
Drew Brees
New Orleans Saints
Purdue
2010
Aaron Rodgers
Green Bay Packers
California
2011
Eli Manning
New York Giants
Ole Miss
2012
Joe Flacco
Baltimore Ravens
Deleware
2013
Russell Wilson
Seattle Seahawks
Wisconsin
2014
Tom Brady
New England Patriots
Michigan
2015
Peyton Manning
Denver Broncos
Tennessee
Top Colleges That Produced AP 1st Team
All-Pro QB's
From 1940 through 2014 seasons
School
# of QB's
Players - # of 1st Team All-Pro
Seasons
Notre Dame
(4)
  • Johnny Lujack (1)
  • Daryle Lamonica (2)
  • Joe Theismann (1)
  • Joe Montona (3)
Purdue
(3)
  • Len Dawson (2)
  • Bob Griese (2)
  • Drew Breese (1)
Alabama
(3)
  • Bart Starr (1)
  • Joe Namath (1)
  • Ken Stabler (1)
LSU
(2)
  • Y.A. Tittle (3)
  • Bert Jones (1)
Kentucky
(2)
  • George Blanda (1)
  • Babe Parilli (1)
Oregon
(2)
  • Norm Van Brocklin (1)
  • Dan Fouts (2)
These Domers Played Golden in the Pros
Former Notre Dame stars such as Daryle Lamonica, Joe Montana,
Johnny Lujack and Joe Theismann helped Notre Dame gain the
status of "Quarterback U" when producing 1st Team All-Pro QB's.
Daryle Lamonica
Joe Montana
Johnny Lujack
Joe Theismann
Bama Quarterbacks Have Basked in the
Championship Tide
Joe Montona, Bart Starr and Ken Stabler have combined to engineer
seven championship seasons including the first 3 Super Bowls
Championships Have
Been a Brees for
Purdue QB's
When Drew Brees led the
New Orleans Saints to a
Super Bowl championship in
2009, it marked the 3rd time
that a former Boilermaker had
directed his team to a Super
Bowl title.
Stanford QB's
Plunkett and Elway
Made championship marks
on the NFL long before the
focus became on Luck.
Colleges that have
put the most QB's
into the Pro Football
Hall of Fame
- Alabama (2) Bart Starr and
Joe Namath

- Purdue (2) Len Dawson &
Bob Griese

- Oregon (2) Norm Van
Brocklin & Dan Fouts

- UCLA (2) Bob Wterfield &
Troy Aikman
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