Since Boise State has been a member of the pass-happy Big Sky and Western Athletic Conferences, it should come as no surprise that the Broncos have faced their share of great quarterbacks over the years. In terms of career passing yards, Boise State has played against no less than eight of the top 20 in college football history and seven of the top 20 in Division I-A (Football Bowl Subdivision) history.
Here, in some kind of order representing their college and professional success, are the top signal-callers that have played Boise State.
(Plummer's #4-rated ASU team whipped Boise State 56-7 in
1996; Plummer was 10-15 for 203 yards and two touchdowns)
Plummer (1993-1996) was 632-1,142 in his career for 8,827
yards and 65 touchdowns—all rank second in
Jake was drafted in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft
by the Arizona Cardinals.
Plummer played ten seasons in the NFL, going to the Denver Broncos in 2003. His best years were
In his career, Jake was 2,484-4,350 for 29, 253 yards and 161 touchdowns.
Brennan (2004-2007) took over the reins from Timmy Chang
and all he did as a sophomore was finish as the nation's #2 passer, hitting
350 of 515 attempts (67.96%) for national bests of 4,301 yards and 35
touchdowns. He was just getting
warmed up. Brennan was 406-559
(72.63%) in 2006 for 5,549 yards and 58 scores, one TD pass shy of David
Klinger's NCAA record set in 1990. Brennan
led the nation in everything but attempts and completions. As a senior, Brennan
was 359 of 510 (70.39%) for 4,343 yards and 38 touchdowns and was a Heisman
Trophy award finalist, leading
Brennan finished with mind-blowing numbers for three
seasons: 1,115 completions in 1,584
attempts (70.39%) for 14,193 yards and 131 touchdowns.
He won the Sammy Baugh Trophy and was a finalist for the Johnny Unitas
Golden Arm Award. Brennan holds 31
NCAA records for his three years at
Some of Brennan's achievements
record for most career touchdowns responsible for (146).
record for most 400 yard games (20). Achieved in 2007.
NCAA record for most career touchdown passes by a quarterback-receiver
combination (39 to Davone Bess)
single-season record for most touchdown passes, achieved in 2006 (58)
two-season record for most touchdown passes, (96, achieved 2006-2007)
record for passing efficiency (season), posting a 186.0 mark in 2006
record for most points responsible for (season) with 385. (2006)
record for highest pass completion percentage (70.4%).
all-time in career touchdown passes (131) behind Graham Harrell.
- Fourth all-time in total passing yards with 14,193 behind Graham Harrell, Ty Detmer and Timmy Chang.
Brennan was drafted in
the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.
Brennan led all 2008 NFL
rookies in touchdown passes, passing yards and quarterback rating through the
preseason . He finished the 2008
preseason with a strong performance, going 36-for-53, for 411 yards and three
touchdowns and with no interceptions. For the preseason, Brennan's completion
percentage was 67.9% and his quarterback rating was 109.9. He also carried the
ball twice for 11 yards. Redskin
coach Jim Zorn is quoted as saying he is extremely impressed with Brennan this
Bobby Hebert, Northwestern State
Hebert was 267-490 in his career at
He was chosen in the third round of the 1983 NFL draft by
the New Orleans Saints. After
playing in the United States Football League for two seasons, he signed with the
Saints. Hebert played for
Carr started his final two seasons, hitting 216-349 (61.9%)
of his passes in 2000 for 2,729 yards and 23 touchdowns.
He was sensational as a senior, completing 343 of 532 (64.5%) for 4,830
yards and 46 touchdowns (the sixth quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards and 40
touchdowns). Carr finished fifth in
voting for the Heisman Trophy, and was the winner of the Johnny Unitas Award and
the Sammy Baugh Award among others.
In his career, Carr was 587-934 (62.8%) for 7,849
yards and 70 touchdowns, playing a little more than two years.
He is fourth at
Carr's 2001 Awards
Johnny Unitas Award
Football News Offensive Player of the Year
Sammy Baugh Award
WAC Offensive Player of the Year
CNN/SI Honorable mention All-American
Sixth player ever with at least 4,000 passing yards/40 TD's
First in the nation in passing yards (4,308) and TD's (42)
Carr was the first player selected in the 2002 NFL
Draft by the Houston Texans.
He started five seasons in
(Played Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1997—Won 31-27)
(Played Boise State in 1998--Rattay threw for 539 yards and
seven touchdowns in a 63-28 win)
(1997-1999) was a prolific passer for Louisiana Tech, hitting 293 of 447 passes
as a sophomore for 3,881 yards and 34 touchdowns.
Rattay's passing yards broke a then-29 year-old record at Louisiana
Tech, previously held by a certain Terry Bradshaw.
Rattay completed a Tech 380 passes out of 559 attempts for
4,943 yards and 46 touchdowns in 1998 (all are still school records) and 342-516
for 3,922 yards and 35 scores in 1999.
Tim hit 1,015 passes out of 1,552 attempts over his
three-year career (both second all-time at
Rattay threw seven TD passes in a game against both
Rattay was a seventh round choice of the
(Played Boise State in 1987—Friesz threw for 423 yards
and won 40-34)
(Played Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1988—Won 26-20)
(Played Boise State in 1989—Won 26-21)
Friesz was one of the top quarterbacks of Division I-AA.
He was 311-502 for 3,677 yards and 28 touchdowns in 1987, 220-397 for
2,874 yards and 18 TD's as a junior and 260-425 for 4,041 yards and 31
touchdowns in 1989. He finished his
career with 801 completions out of 1,350 attempts for 10,697 yards and 77
Friesz was drafted in the sixth round of the 1990 NFL Draft
by the San Diego Chargers. He
started every game in 1991, hitting 262 of 487 passes (53.8%) for 2,896 yards
and 12 touchdowns. Friesz's
playing time diminished, and soon he was off to
Ryan (2004-2007) had 35 completions in 71 attempts with two
touchdown passes as a freshman. The
following season, Ryan hit 121 of 195 passes for 1,514 yards and eight
touchdowns. In 2006, he hit 263 of
427 passes for 2,942 yards and 15 touchdowns and passed for 4,507 yards and 31
touchdowns in 2007, beating Doug Flutie's school records of 3,454 and 27,
respectively, set in 1984. Ryan hit
on 388 of 654 attempts. He finished
his career with 807 completions out of 1,347 attempts for 9,313 yards and 56
Ryan set school records with 807 completions and 1,347
attempts and he is third in career touchdown passes with 56 and third in yards
with 9,313. Matt also holds school
marks for 300-yard games in a season (nine in 2007) and in a career (12).
He tied the single-game record with 57 attempts against
Ryan was a first round choice (third player overall) of the
Atlanta Falcons in the 2008 NFL Draft. He
started every game last season, completing 265 of 434 passes (61.1%) for 3,440
yards and 16 touchdowns.
(Played Boise State in 1999 Humanitarian Bowl—Lost 34-31)
(1996-1999) was 144-272 for 1,773 yards and eight touchdowns his freshman season
and 261-445 for 3,079 yards and 18 TD's in 1997.
He completed 309-473 (65.3%) for 4,042 yards and 29 touchdowns as a
junior and 317-489 (64.8%) for 3,647 yards and 29 scores as a senior.
holds Louisville season records for passing yards (4,042 in 1998; he is also
second with 3,647 in 1999), he is 1-2-3 in completions (317 in 1999, 309 in 1998
and 261 in 1997) and tops in TD passes (29 in both 1998 and '99; he is also
ninth with 18 in 1997), attempts (489 in 1999), yards of total offense (4,042 in
also holds single-season records for attempts (63 vs.
was drafted in the third round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens.
His best year with the Ravens was in 2002 when he started six games,
completing 97 of 182 passes for 1,034 yards and seven touchdowns.
Masoli hit136 of 239 passes last season for 1,744 yards and
13 scores. The consummate dual
threat, Masoli also ran 127 times for 718 yards (5.7 avg.) and 10 touchdowns.
Wallace (2001-2002) was 167-269 in 2001 with 2,044 yards
passing and 11 TD passes and 244-443 for 3,245 yards and 15 scores in 2002.
In his career, Wallace was 411-712 for 5,289 yards and 26 touchdowns.
Wallace holds Iowa State records for completions in a game
(31 vs. Missouri in 2002), completions in a season (244 in 2002), attempts in a
season (443 in 2002), completion percentage in a season (167-269 (62.1% in
2001), passing yards in a season (3,245 in '02) and holds the Big 12
Conference record for completion percentage in a game (22-24 (91.7%) vs. Baylor
in 2001). He also is the Cyclone
record holder with 3,682 yards of total offense in 2002 and despite only playing
two seasons, is second with 6,201 career yards of total offense.
Wallace was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth
round of the 2003 NFL Draft and has been with the ‘Hawks ever since.
His best season was last year, when he started eight games, going 141-242
(58.3%) for 1,532 yards and 11 touchdowns. Wallace
has completed 255 of 436 career NFL passes (58.5%) for 2,847 yards and 22
touchdowns and rushed 38 times for 212 yards (5.6 avg.).
(Played Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1990—Lost 24-14)
(Played Boise State in 1991—Won 35-32)
(Played Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1992—Lost 24-21)
Martin (1989-1992) was 256-428 his sophomore season (59.8%)
for 3,700 yards and 23 scores. He
hit 310 of 500 passes in 1991 (62.0%) for 4,125 yards and 35 TD's and
completed 282 of 463 (60.9%) in 1992 for 3,207 yards and 20 touchdowns.
He is fourth in Big Sky Conference history with 297.73
yards per game. Martin completed 934
of 1544 passes (60.5%) for 12,207 yards and 87 touchdowns.
Martin has played 16 seasons in the NFL.
He started with the Los Angeles Rams in 1993, which moved to
When he has been given a chance, he has done well, hitting
355-541 in his career for 3,814 yards and 20 touchdowns.
McCown (2000-2003) was 214-369 as a freshman for 2,544
yards and 21 touchdowns. He hit 277
of 469 passes the following season for 3,337 yards (sixth all-time at Louisiana
Tech) and 28 scores. Luke connected
on 296 of 505 passes for 3,539 yards (#4 all-time) and 19 TD's in 2002 and hit
246 of 432 for 3,246 yards (7th in school history) and 19 touchdowns
as a senior.
McCown had 1,033 completions out of 1,775 career attempts,
a school record, for 87 touchdowns, second only to Tim Rattay.
His passes covered 12,666 yards, just 80 shy of the school record set by
McCown set a school record with 47 completions in a game
McCown was chosen in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft
by the Cleveland Browns. He was sent
to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the next year, and was 94-139 (67.6%) for 1,009
yards and five touchdowns in 2007. In
his career thus far, McCown is 142-238 (59.7%) for 1,617 yards and nine
touchdowns and has rushed 21 times for 157 yards (7.5 avg.).
Beck (2003-2006) started as a freshman against Stanford and
saw action in eight games, hitting 73 of 145 passes for 864 yards and five
touchdowns. He was 192-342 for 2,563
yards and 15 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2004.
In 2005, Beck was third in the nation in passing, connecting on 331
passes (out of 513) for 64.52%, 3,709 yards and 27 touchdowns.
Beck was 289-417 for 3,885 yards and 32 touchdowns in 2006.
He was a Johnny Unitas Golden Arm finalist and a Davey O'Brien Award
Beck passed for 11,021 yards in his career (2nd
all-time at BYU). He is third behind
Ty Detmer and Jim McMahon with 79 career TD passes.
He had 17 games with over 300-yards passing, tying McMahon and John Walsh
for second. In his career, he hit
885 of 1,417 passes. Beck set the
school record with 67 attempts against UNLV in 2004.
Beck was chosen in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft
(Played Boise State in 1993—Won 38-24)
(Played Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1994—Lost 38-14)
(Played Boise State in 1995—Won 54-28)
Dickenson (1992-1995) hit 262 of 390 passes his sophomore
year for 3,640 yards and 32 touchdowns. In
1994, he threw of 3,053 yards and 24 TD's on 229-of-336 passing (68.1%).
He is second in Big Sky Conference history with 11,080
yards. He finished his career
completing 813 of 1,208 passes for 96 touchdowns.
When he left
(Played Boise State in 1980—Lost 22-13)
(Played Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1981—Won 21-10)
Machurek was a pure passer and led the Bengals to the
Division I-AA National Championship in 1981.
He was a two-year starter, going 196-390 for 2,397 yards and 16
touchdowns in 1980 and 188-313 (60.1%) for 2,752 yards and 22 touchdowns as a
senior. In his two-year career,
Machurek was 384-703 for 5,149 yards and 38 touchdowns.
Machurek was chosen in the sixth round of the 1982 NFL
Draft by the Detroit Lions. He only
saw action in one season—1984, when he was just 14-43 for 193 yards.
(Played Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1980—Lost 44-21)
(Played Boise State in 1981—Lost 45-43)
(Played Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1982—Won 24-17)
(Played Boise State in 1983--Hobart 440 passing yards in a
(Played Boise State at Bronco Stadium in 1998—Lost 26-13)
Brady (1998-2001) started 43 straight games with the
Matadors, finishing as the all-time school leader with 1,036 completions, 1,677
attempts, 12,479 yards, 75 touchdown passes and 34 touchdowns scored.
Sweeney was 227-421 for 3,259 yards and 20 touchdowns (10th
He was chosen in the seventh round of the 1987 NFL Draft by
the Dallas Cowboys. He played six
games in two seasons, hitting 47 of 106 passes for 605 yards and seven
In 2004, his sophomore season,
Jacobs set the record for the best touchdown-to-interception ration in NCAA
Division I-A history (10.25:1). He
led the nation with 41 TD passes. In
2005, an injury reduced his productivity but he still completed 60.7% of his
passes for 2,591 yards and 26 touchdowns. Jacobs
was a Davey O'Brien Award semifinalist.
Jacobs skipped his senior season
at Bowling Green to enter the NFL draft. Jacobs left Bowling Green as the
school's all-time leader in touchdown passes (71) and third in career passing
Pinegar (2002-2005) was 230-403 for 2,929 yards and 20
touchdowns in 2002 and threw for 1,773 yards in 2002 and 2,099 yards in 2004.
He was 265-416 for 3,335 yards and 30 touchdowns in 2005. Pinegar was
848-1,405 for his career with 10,136 yards (second all-time at
Pinegar is tied for second in Bulldog history with 30 TD passes in 2005 and he is sixth with 23 in 2004 and 10th with 20 in 2002.
Chang (2000-2004) saw a lot of
action as a freshman, hitting 245 of 469 passes for 3,041 yards and 19 TD's
but 19 interceptions. In 2002, he as
83-140 for 1,100 yards with six touchdowns and six interceptions in an
injury-shortened year. He hit
349-624 in 2002 for 4,474 and 25 touchdowns but 22 interceptions.
Chang was 353 out of 601 for 4,199 yards and 29 touchdowns against 20
interceptions as a junior. In 2004,
Chang received an extra year of eligibility--he completed 358 of 602 for 4,258
yards and 38 touchdowns.
In his career, Chang was 1,388
for 2,436 totaling an NCAA record 17,072 yards and 117 touchdowns but he did
have 80 interceptions, also an NCAA record.
(Played Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1984—Lost 45-17)
Worman hit 156 of 274 passes in 1984 and went 274-491 for
3,466 yards and 27 touchdowns in 1985. Worman
still holds the school record with 67 attempts against
Worman completed 430 of 765 throws in his two year career
(1984-1985) for 5,548 yards and 45 touchdowns.
(Played Boise State in 1985—Won 34-3)
Wilhelm (1985-1988) completed 86 of 165 passes as a
freshman for 880 yards and six touchdowns. Wilhelm
hit a school record 283 of 470 passes (60.2%) in 1986 for 2,871 yards and 11
touchdowns. In 1987, he was 226-423
for 2,736 yards and 17 scores and was accurate on 275 of 422 throws in 1988 for
2,896 yards and 18 TD's.
He is the career leader at
Gesser (1999-2002) was 63-135
for 726 yards and one touchdown his freshman season, then hit 128 of 246
passes for 1,967 yards and 16 touchdowns his sophomore season.
Gesser was184-335 for 2,729 yards and 25 scores in 2001 and hit 236 of
402 in 2002 for 3,408 yards and 28 TD's.
Jason had 611 completions in 1,118 career attempts at
Gesser holds the school record with a six-TD pass
Gesser spent some time with the Tennessee Titans of the NFL
and now is in the Arena League.
LeFors was 219-357 for 3,145 yards (third in
LeFors hit 416 of 630 career attempts for 5,849 yards at
LeFors was drafted in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL
Draft by the Carolina Panthers but saw no action.
He currently is with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL.
In 2004, Brohm hit 66 of 98 passes for 819 yards and six
touchdowns. Brohm hit 207 of 301
passes (68.8%) as a sophomore for 2,883 yards (#8 at
Brohm was 780-1,185 (65.8%) for his career, throwing for 10.775
yards and 71 touchdowns. He is
second in career percentage and career passing efficiency (157.85) behind
LeFors, second in career completions behind Chris Redman, third in career
attempts and third in career touchdown passes.
Brian was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of
the 2008 NFL Draft. To date, he has
no playing time.
Ratliff was 48 of 77 for 872 yards and eight touchdowns as
a junior. He started in his senior
year and was 228-391 for 2,796 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2006.
He had 3,668 career passing yards, going 276-468 and
throwing 31 TD passes.
Ratliff is currently with the Cleveland Browns.
Chris Petersen, Cal-Davis
In 1985, Petersen was 191-279 for 2,590 yards and 19
touchdowns his junior year and 250-354 for 2,965 yards and 23 scores in 1986.
He still holds the school record for season completion percentage (70.6%
in 1986) and career percentage (69.7% on 386 of 554 passes).
His best game came against
Petersen ranks third and fifth in season passing efficiency
(163.18 in 1985 and 157.90 in 1986) at Cal-Davis.
(Played Boise State in 1997—Won 58-0)
Leaf (1994-1997) attempted 373 and 2,811 yards in 1996 and
410 and 3,968 yards (all-time record) and 33 touchdowns in 1997.
Leaf was 473-880 in career attempts at WSU for 7,433 yards
and 59 touchdowns.
Leaf is tied for the most 300-yard passing games with 12.
He is third with 23 200-yard games. He
not only was an All-American, but finished third in the Heisman Trophy balloting
as a junior.
He opted to not continue his schooling at
(Played Boise State in 1989—Won 26-21)
(Played Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1990—Won 21-14)
(Played Boise State in 1991—Won 28-24)
(Played Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1992—Won 62-16)
Nussmeier (1989-1992) played considerably in four years,
starting the last three. He was
124-204 (61.3%) in 1990 for 1,536 yards and 11 touchdowns.
In his sophomore year, he was 230-384 for 3,300 yards and 25 scores.
In 1992, Doug went 206-333 for 3,028 yards and 22 TD's and he was
185-304 for 2,960 and 33 touchdowns he senior year.
In his career, he ranks as the seventh best passer in the
Big Sky Conference, hitting 746 of 1,225 passes for 10,824 yards and 91
Nussmeier played two seasons with the New Orleans Saints,
going 46-82 for 455 yards and one touchdown against four interceptions.
(Played Boise State in 1992—Lost 20-14)
(Played Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1993—Won 23-9)
(Played Boise State in 1994—Lost 28-16)
(Played Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1995—Won 32-13)
Lewis (1992-1995) threw for 2,497 yards in 1993.
He was 272-450 (60.4%) for 3,355 yards and 26 touchdowns in 1994 and set
an NAU record hitting 66.8% in 1995 (202-313), with 22 TD strikes.
Lewis only threw three interceptions in 1995.
Lewis was 784-1,315 (59.6%, #2 at
Lewis was drafted in the fourth round of the 1996 NFL Draft
by the Denver Broncos. He played
three seasons with the Broncos before going to the Carolina Panthers for his
final two seasons. He
saw only limited duty in both locations, hitting 28 of 54 career passes for 210
Boise State in 1998—Won 52-24)
Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1999—Lost 52-17)
(1998-2001) threw for 3,249 yards and 29 touchdowns in 1998 and hit 247 of 423
passes for 3,402 yards in 1999. He
was 179-353 for 2,334 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2000.
Neill finished his four-year career as a starter by hitting 138 of 256
for 1,918 yards and 11 scores.
completed 763 of 1,374 attempts (both Wolf Pack records).
Neill threw for 10,901 yards in his great career, a Wolf Pack record, and
threw 73 scoring passes, #2 all-time at
Boise State in 1986—Won 17-14)
Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1987—Lost 48-18)
Boise State in 1988—Lost 24-21)
Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1989—Lost 21-14)
(1986-1989) fired 250-of-396 (63.1%) for 2,862 yards in 1986, 268-412 (65%, #2
at NAU) for 3,002 yards and 24 TD's the
following year, 183-301 (60.8%)as a junior and 225-405 for 2,683 yards in 1989.
threw 1,512 passes in his career (#3 at
(Played Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1985—Won 17-16)
Gaynor is eighth in NCAA history with 305 yards of total
offense per game for his career.
Gaynor was chosen in the fourth round of the NFL Draft by
the Cincinnati Bengals. He played
one season (1986) and was 3-3 for 30 yards.
Boise State in 1985—Lost 28-3)
Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1986—Lost 31-0)
Pease (1985-1986) completed 241 of 440 passes in 1986 for 3,056 yards and 30
touchdowns and led the nation in total offense. He
totaled 3,655 yards passing and 34 TD passes in his two-year career.
was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings and played in 1987 and 1988 with the
Houston Oilers. He also played in
the CFL and was the first player chosen in the inaugural draft of the World
League of American Football.
(2002-2006) hit 230 of 395 passes in 2004 for 2,633 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Rowe completed 241 of 389 attempts for 2,925 yards and 21 TD's in 2005.
Rowe was 172-266 for 1,907 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2006.
He was 682 for 1,122 in his career for 7,862 yards and 55 touchdowns.
was drafted in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals
and is now with the Seattle Seahawks.
Boise State in 1989—Won 30-14)
Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1990—Lost 30-14)
Boise State in 1991—Won 17-14)
(1989-1992) was 613-1,116 in his career, throwing for 8,312 yards and 63
was with the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL.
Boise State in 1993—Won 38-10)
(1990-1993) was 331-490 for 4,265 yards and 34 touchdowns in 1993, setting
his career, Vargas connected on 625 passes in 1,027 attempts.
He threw for 8,130 yards and 60 touchdowns.
He is the co-record holder with seven touchdown passes in a game vs. UNLV
played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL.
(Played Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1987—Won 35-32)
(Played Boise State in 1988—Lost 31-10)
(Played Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1989—Lost 20-7)
(Played Boise State in 1990—Lost 44-16)
Whitmer threw for 2,616 yards and 20 touchdowns in 1987,
and 2,250 yards in 1988. Whitmer
then threw for 1,967 yards in 1999 and 2,248 in 1990.
Jason was 721-1,349 in his career with 9,081 passing yards
and 55 touchdown passes.
Boise State in 1983—Won 38-20)
Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1984—Lost 37-12)
Boise State in 1985—Won 37-10)
Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1986—Won 21-16)
(1983-1986) threw for 27 touchdowns in 1985 and 2,810 yards and 25 touchdowns in
hit 642 of 1,095 passes for 8,629 yards and a record 78 touchdowns in his
Boise State in 1984—Won 22-18)
Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1985—Lost 58-21)
(1983-1986) completed 289 of 499 attempts in 1984 for 3,508 yards and 30
touchdowns. He hit 714 of 1,238 in
his career for 8,152 yards and 76 touchdowns.
(1984-1988) connected on 384 of 723 career attempts for 6,147 yards and 47
was drafted in the fourth round of the 1989 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams
but quickly sent to
Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1988—Lost 31-28)
Boise State in 1989—Won 48-13)
Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1990—Lost 41-3)
(1988-90) threw for 1,682 yards in 1988, struck for 3,089 yards and 20
touchdowns in 1989 and threw for 3,005 yards and 24 TD's in 1990.
He finished his career with 641 completions in 1,097 attempts for 7,778
yards and 55 touchdowns.
Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1994—Lost 37-27)
(1993-1995) threw for 3,537 yards (#3 all-time) and 24 touchdowns in 1994 and
3,611 yards and 33 touchdowns (both #2 at
was 560-881 for 7,256 yards and 62 touchdowns in his career.
He holds the all-time record with seven TD passes in a game, which he
accomplished twice in 1995, against UNLV and Louisiana-Monroe.
Aaron Flowers, Cal State-Northridge
(Played Boise State at Bronco Stadium in 1997 and won
63-23, but had to forfeit the game)
Flowers was 247-414 for 3,540 yards and 30 touchdowns in
1996 and hit 255 of 404 passes in 1997 (63.1%) for 3,226 yards and 24
touchdowns. He had 6,754 yards of
total offense in his career, which is third all-time in yards per game for the
Football Championship Subdivision.
Worman (1982-1985) completed 222
of 393 attempts in 1985 for 2,842 yards. He
set 10 school records, including career completions (378) and career passing
yards (4,964). He was drafted by
Jacksonville in the 1986 United States Football League, but chose to play in the
CFL instead. He began his CFL career
with the Calgary Stampeders in 1986. He
was then acquired by the Edmonton Eskimos in late 1988 before re-signing with
the Stampeders for the 1990 season. He spent the 1991 season with the
Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1990—Lost 41-3)
Boise State in 1991—Won 21-7)
Boise State in Bronco Stadium in 1993—Won 38-24)
(1989-1992) threw for 3,384 yards and 21 touchdowns in 1991 and another 2,646
yards in 1992. He finished with
6,716 career passing yards and 41 touchdown strikes.
(Played Boise State in 1982—Lost 27-24)
(Played Boise State in 1984—Lost 26-23)
Peterson was 228-444 for 2,623 yards and 13 aerial strikes
for touchdowns in 1982 and threw for 3,041 yards and 19 TD's in 1983, going
244-489. He holds the school record
by flinging 74 passes in a game vs.
Peterson completed 472 of 933 passes in his
Graham Harrell, Texas Tech (15,793)
Ty Detmer, BYU (15,031)
Kevin Kolb, Houston (12,964)
Chase Daniel, Missouri (12,515)
Marcus Brady, Cal State-Northridge (12,479)
Chase Holbrook, New Mexico State (11,846)
20. Brady Quinn, Notre Dame (11,762)
Top Division I-A (FBS) Quarterbacks:
Graham Harrell, Texas Tech (15,793)
Ty Detmer, BYU (15,031)
Kevin Kolb, Houston (12,964)
Chase Daniel, Missouri (12,515)
Chase Holbrook, New Mexico State (11,846)
Brady Quinn, Notre Dame (11,762)