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Greatest Clemson QB?


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Greatest Clemson QB?
I have been blessed to see some great quarterbacks at Clemson, but we may be seeing the best in school history.

Steve Fuller finished sixth in the Heisman voting in 1978 and was the best I had seen at that time. Homer Jordan helped the Tigers to a National Championship. Woody Dantzler dazzled with jaw-dropping moves in the open field and had the greatest game I have ever seen with the win at NC State. Charlie WhitehurstCharlie Whitehurst
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was a model of consistency for four seasons. However, Boyd is making his case again this season.

If Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
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returns to Clemson and if he stays healthy, he should have 17 and 19 more games at Clemson. I am trying to find a stat he will not break before he leaves Clemson. Here is where he stands on the all-time career leaders list in the passing categories:

Passing Attempts
Charlie Whitehurst 1,368
Tajh Boyd 845

Completions
Charlie Whitehurst 817
Tajh Boyd 523

Passing Yards
Charlie Whitehurst 9,665
Tajh Boyd 6,837

Passing Touchdowns
Tajh Boyd 62
Charlie Whitehurst 49

In terms of the greatest seasons in Clemson history, Boyd has already broken the major single season records last season and may break more this year.

Passing Attempts
Tajh Boyd-2011 499
Charlie Whitehurst-2003 465

Completions
Tajh Boyd-2011 298
Charlie Whitehurst-2003 288

Passing Yards
Tajh Boyd-2011 3,828
Charlie Whitehurst-2003 3,561

Passing Touchdowns
Tajh Boyd-2011 33
Cullen Harper-2007 27

Boyd broke the single game passing yards record with 428 yards at Wake Forest this season. He also tied the school record for touchdown passes in a game with five three times in his career. The last two games Boyd has thrown for five touchdowns in the first half.

Boyd went on to tie the Clemson single game record for touchdown responsibility with six, five passing and one rushing, in the win over Duke. He enters the Maryland game with 73 total touchdowns, 62 passing and 11 rushing. He has 25 passing and five rushing so far this season, so he has 30 total. He set an ACC record last year with 38 total touchdowns, so he is on pace to break that mark as well.

Boyd broke the Clemson career touchdown responsibility record when he connected on a 58-yard scoring pass to DeAndre HopkinsDeAndre Hopkins
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against Duke on November 3. It gave him 69 touchdowns rushing and passing in his career, one more than Woody Dantzler had between 1998-2001.

Boyd has seven of the top nine passing yardage games in Clemson history.

To be fair, the game has changed through the years and passing numbers have increased. Boyd also has the luxury of playing in an offense that is loaded with terrific weapons and plays for perhaps the best offensive coordinator in the country.

However, if he stays healthy, I think at some point next season we may be able to look back and call Tajh Boyd the best to ever play the position at Clemson.

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Mickey Plyler's Blog: Greatest Clemson QB?
Crump®
I do not rely on stats alone, Boyd is having a fine career
ragtop
To me,you have to account for winning %,Tajh is definately
tigerjebus
I can see where you're going with that
Prime T. Tiger
Re: I can see where you're going with that
Texascarl
?? Seriously?!!***
Prime T. Tiger
That's a great picture.
CU''90
Hard to judge
PenthouseTiger
2003 aside this is the best WR corp we've had
Drobins
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TigerDunes
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bubba1239®
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Texascarl
And he has done all that in just over 1.5 seasons...
Manning_Tiger®
He needs to beat the coots this year and next. Then he will
ArmyRanger28®
agreed - you cant be considered one of the best till you
albtigers
I've got him top 3 personally.***
Drobins
I'd put Rodney Williams ahead of Boyd.***
brobro3
Re: I'd put Rodney Williams ahead of Boyd.***
ClemTig®
Mickey Jacked me!
The FIGHTINGDABOS®
expect a tmail from gwp
deadsolidperfect®
That's offensive!
GWPTiger®
Probably Sick "Dave78" on me..........***
The FIGHTINGDABOS®
oh now, go tigers! you two stop that petty bickering.
deadsolidperfect®
You don't wanna be my friend?
The FIGHTINGDABOS®
I'd say Dantzler>Boyd for Chad/RichRod O. CW best pro-style
Razzmatazz
Hard to argue with this. Between Tajh,Woody,Charlie
Drobins
In honor of Election Day, I endorse this opinion...***
CM Shack
Good analysis, but I think Fuller is better than Charlie as
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Re: Mickey Plyler's Blog: Greatest Clemson QB?
walkertiger
The most important stat is career wins as starting QB
Locotiger
Whitehurst?
the_heckler
Re: Whitehurst?
Anonymous08®
Re: Whitehurst?
the_heckler
1. Fuller 2. Woody 3. Homer 4. Charlie W. 5. Rodney but
josephg®
Couple of those had some nice defenses to help them
RC Tiger®
Re: Couple of those had some nice defenses to help them
CRobb®
Re: Mickey Plyler's Blog: Greatest Clemson QB?
Anonymous08®
Willy***
Anonymous08®
Korn
Anonymous08®
Simmons***
lgwilli
Re: Simmons***
Anonymous08®
Steve Fuller was ACC Player of the Year twice
Walhalla Wildman®
The ACC has far fewer teams and no FSU or GT
The FIGHTINGDABOS®
Yet doesn't Charlie have the longest run ever by a CU QB?
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Re: Mickey Plyler's Blog: Greatest Clemson QB?
rwpage
I think Boyd is the best QB in Clemson history.
Judge Keller
Rodney Rodney Rodney
Deano101a
Rodney won the most games and was a great and unselfish
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icebucket
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waterski59®
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grover173
Clearly Chad Kelly is the greatest Clemson QB evar!!!!!!!!!!
BentZero
Clemson QB
footballmanager
Homer!!!!***
Spiller 28
Re: Homer!!!! Ditto
cu1981fans
Banks McFadden***
gopaws4
Re: Banks McFadden***
Deano101a
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