Clemson's Top Quarterbacks

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Clemson’s Top Quarterbacks
I have been watching Clemson football since 1974 and love the history of this program. Over the next few weeks I am ranking the top players I have seen at each position. Today, lets start with quarterbacks.

I considered players like Mark Fellers, Mike O’Cain, Willie Jordan, Billy Lott, Chris Morocco, DeChane Cameron, Patrick Sapp and Nealon Greene but here is my top ten list of Clemson quarterbacks since 1974:

1. Deshaun Watson
This one was easy. If you only watched two games, just watch the two national title contests where Watson ripped up Alabama’s defense. Watson is third in school history in completions (814), attempts (1,207), second in career yards (10,168), and second in touchdown passes (90). No one played better in bigger games than Watson who led the Tigers to two ACC titles, two national title game appearances, and a national championship.

2. Steve Fuller
Fuller played in a different time with a different offense, but he is the second best quarterback in Clemson in the last 40 years. He took over a losing program and helped turn it into a national power. He finished sixth in Heisman voting as a senior. Fuller is ninth in career passing yards (4,359), 11th in completions (287) and 11th in touchdown passes (22).

3. Tajh Boyd
No one completed more passes (901) for more yards (11,904) and more touchdowns (107) in Clemson history than Boyd. He led Clemson to an ACC title and some of the biggest wins in Tiger history.

4. Woody Dantzler
Dantzler is the only Clemson quarterback to rank in the top ten in career rushing (2763). He was the first player in NCAA history to rush for over 1,000 yards and pass for over 2,000 yards in a single season.

5. Charlie Whitehurst
Whitehurst had broken every passing record at Clemson when he left Tigertown. In 2003 he passed for 3,561 yards which was another school record at the time. He also gets credit for going 4-0 against the arch rival.

6. Homer Jordan
Jordan eventually beat out several other quarterbacks and led the Tigers to a national title as a junior. Like Fuller, his stats don’t tell the entire story. Jordan helped the Tigers to wins over three top ten teams on the way to the national championship.

7. Rodney Williams
Stats didn’t matter to Williams, but wins did and when his career ended no one had more wins in school history. He still ranked in the top ten in school history in passing yards (4,547), attempts (717), and completions (333).

8. Mike Eppley
This two-sport star ran the option well but was also an accomplished left-handed passer. Eppley is 13th in career passing yards (3,354), 14th in attempts (449), 14th in completions (252) and eighth in touchdown passes (28).

9. Brandon Streeter
Toughness defined Streeter. Few quarterbacks showcased his ability to comeback from injury. Despite the injuries, Streeter is 12th in career passing yards (3,504), 11th in attempts (519), tenth in completions (294) and 14th in touchdown passes (17).

10. Cullen Harper
Harper had a huge junior season that helped him to this ranking. His 27 touchdown passes as a junior set the school record.

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Re: Plyler's Blog: Clemson's Top Quarterbacks
I know it's all opinion
clemson man7®
I know it's all opinion
clemson man7®
NOoo Mickey!
Re: Plyler's Blog: Clemson's Top Quarterbacks
Tajh should not be ahead of Whitehurst and Harper is not...
based on college performance yeah Tajh should be ahead of..
I was wondering how long many posts it would take before
Re: Plyler's Blog: Clemson's Top Quarterbacks
Re: Plyler's Blog: Clemson's Top Quarterbacks
Dechane Cameron should be in over Cullen Harper
^^^^ This Gentleman is CORRECT!^^^^
Country Gentleman®
Cullen Harper was on his way to greatness before injuring
Boyd deserves to be ahead of Fuller
Re: Boyd deserves to be ahead of Fuller
masked tiger®
Re: Boyd deserves to be ahead of Fuller
I have Boyd ahead of Fuller, but I get Fuller as being ahead
dwight clark and jerry butler ain't bad***
Fuller had Butler so he had one great target.***
Hard to compare different eras with drastically different
Smiling Tiger®
And Fuller didn't go 0-3 against the coots. Sure, Tahj had
Re: Plyler's Blog: Clemson's Top Quarterbacks
Re: Plyler's Blog: Clemson's Top Quarterbacks
Re: Plyler's Blog: Clemson's Top Quarterbacks
Pretty close MP, switch Homer and Charlie
Homer is right where he blongs IMHO ...
May have had another NC if Homer had been there
every one of us can agree on one thing
Whwn discussing "targets"
clemson man7®
Re: Whwn discussing "targets"
No Will Cockter?***

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