Top 10 quarterbacks in Georgia history

semerson@macon.comNovember 25, 2013 

David Greene and Mike Bobo talk on the sideline before the 2012 Georgia-Florida game.

JOHN KELLEY

The list: Top 10 quarterbacks in University of Georgia history

Criteria: Individual performance while in college.

10. Mike Bobo (1994-97)
Georgia’s current offensive coordinator passed for 6,334 yards and 38 touchdowns, serving for two years as the full-time starter.

9. D.J. Shockley (2002-05)
Shockley was only the starter his senior year, but he was spectacular. And including the previous three seasons, when he subbed in often for Greene, Shockley finished with great numbers, including the school record for pass efficiency rating, until Murray broke it.

8. Matt Stafford (2006-08)
The future No. 1 overall pick put up huge numbers (7.731 yards, 51 touchdowns, 33 interceptions) but understandably didn’t stick around for his senior season to pad the numbers.

7. Buck Belue (1978-81)
Belue led Georgia to only its second ever national championship, propelled by the 93-yard catch-and-run to Lindsay Scott. But Belue put up some good numbers too: 3,864 passing yards and 32 touchdowns.

6. Fran Tarkenton (1958-60)
The future NFL star was an all-American in 1960, and led Georgia to the SEC championship in 1959. A year later he led the SECc in total offense (1,274 yards) and passing offense (1,189 yards.)

5. Johnny Rauch (1945-48)
A member of the College Football of Fame, Rauch started 45 straight games and was SEC player of the year as a senior. He passed for 4,044 yards and 33 touchdowns during his career, before passing was as much a part of the game.

4. Zeke Bratkowski (1950-52)
Bratkowski was a two-time All-American, in ’52 and ’53, and twice led the SEC in passing, re-writing Georgia’s record books for the next decade.

3. Eric Zeier (1991-94)
Zeier left school with 18 SEC records, including career passing yards (broken by Greene), and was the school’s leader in completion percentage until Murray broke it.

2. David Greene (2001-04)
The winningest quarterback in school history, leading the Bulldogs to 42 career wins, an SEC title (in 2002), and left with the SEC record for career passing yardage (11,528), a mark broken by Murray.

1. Aaron Murray (2010-13)
Yes, he never won an SEC or national championship. But Murray broke pretty much every school record, and holds the school record for pass efficiency rating despite starting for four seasons. History will show that he did everything in his power to get Georgia titles, but was failed by factors out of his control.

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