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Who is the Best University of Georgia Quarterback Ever?

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Welcome to the ultimate showdown to determine the Greatest Quarterback in the history of the University of Georgia (UGA) Bulldogs. This page is dedicated to celebrating the remarkable quarterbacks who have donned the red and black, showcasing their skills on the field and leading the Bulldogs to numerous victories. From the precision passing of Aaron Murray to the back-to-back national championship wins of Stetson Bennett, each QB has left their mark on UGA’s storied football legacy. Now, it’s your turn to weigh in! Cast your vote for who you believe is the best UGA quarterback of all time. Remember, your voice matters – you can vote once per day, but feel free to return daily to support your favorite quarterback. May the best Bulldog win!

Quarterback Name Years Played Accomplishments
Aaron Murray 2009-2013 All-time SEC leader in passing yards and touchdowns.
Fran Tarkenton 1957-1960 Successful NFL career, Hall of Famer.
David Greene 2001-2004 NCAA's all-time wins leader for a quarterback upon graduation, 2002 SEC Champion.
Jake Fromm 2017-2019 Led UGA to three straight SEC Championship games, 2018 National Championship game appearance.
Matt Stafford 2006-2008 No. 1 overall pick in 2009 NFL Draft.
Buck Belue 1978-1981 1980 National Champion, known for the famous pass to Lindsay Scott against Florida.
D.J. Shockley 2002-2005 2005 SEC Champion, known for his dual-threat capabilities.
Eric Zeier 1991-1994 Held numerous UGA and SEC passing records at the time of his graduation.
Mike Bobo 1994-1997 Successful career at UGA, later returned as a successful offensive coordinator.
Stetson Bennett 2019-2023 Back-to-back National Championships in 2022 and 2023.

Who is the Best UGA QB of All Time?

Aaron Murray

Aaron Murray’s time at UGA set a new standard in the SEC for passing excellence. His record-breaking career in terms of passing yards and touchdowns makes him one of the most prolific quarterbacks in conference history.
  • Years Played: 2009-2013
  • Accomplishments: All-time SEC leader in passing yards and touchdowns.
  • Assigned Votes: 15

Fran Tarkenton

Fran Tarkenton’s career at UGA and subsequent NFL success demonstrate his exceptional skill and versatility as a quarterback. His legacy in both college and professional football is noteworthy.
  • Years Played: 1957-1960
  • Accomplishments: Successful NFL career, Hall of Famer.
  • Assigned Votes: 10

David Greene

David Greene’s tenure at UGA was marked by remarkable leadership and success, highlighted by his record as the NCAA’s all-time wins leader for a quarterback upon graduation.
  • Years Played: 2001-2004
  • Accomplishments: NCAA’s all-time wins leader at graduation, 2002 SEC Champion.
  • Assigned Votes: 15

Jake Fromm

Jake Fromm’s consistent leadership and performance at UGA were instrumental in leading the team to multiple SEC Championship games and a national championship appearance.
  • Years Played: 2017-2019
  • Accomplishments: Led UGA to three straight SEC Championship games, 2018 National Championship game appearance.
  • Assigned Votes: 10

Matt Stafford

Matt Stafford’s arm talent and impressive performances at UGA led him to become the No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick, showcasing the high level of talent developed at UGA.
  • Years Played: 2006-2008
  • Accomplishments: No. 1 overall pick in 2009 NFL Draft.
  • Assigned Votes: 10

Buck Belue

Buck Belue’s role in UGA’s 1980 national championship team, especially his critical plays in key moments, marks him as a pivotal figure in UGA’s football history.
  • Years Played: 1978-1981
  • Accomplishments: 1980 National Champion, famous pass to Lindsay Scott against Florida.
  • Assigned Votes: 5

D.J. Shockley

D.J. Shockley’s dynamic playing style and leadership were key in securing the 2005 SEC Championship for UGA, showcasing his importance in the team’s success.
  • Years Played: 2002-2005
  • Accomplishments: 2005 SEC Champion, dual-threat quarterback.
  • Assigned Votes: 10

Eric Zeier

Eric Zeier’s tenure at UGA was marked by record-setting performances, making him one of the top passers in UGA and SEC history at the time.
  • Years Played: 1991-1994
  • Accomplishments: Held numerous UGA and SEC passing records at graduation.
  • Assigned Votes: 10

Mike Bobo

Mike Bobo’s solid career as a quarterback and later contributions as a successful offensive coordinator highlight his all-around impact on UGA football.
  • Years Played: 1994-1997
  • Accomplishments: Successful career at UGA, influential offensive coordinator.
  • Assigned Votes: 5

Stetson Bennett

Stetson Bennett’s recent achievements, leading UGA to back-to-back national championships, reflect a significant high-point in the program’s history.
  • Years Played: 2019-2023
  • Accomplishments: Back-to-back National Championships in 2022 and 2023.
  • Assigned Votes: 20

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