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These are the best 80s College quarterbacks, ranked by user votes. This list of the top 80s college football quarterbacks probably won't surprise very many of you, especially the hardcore college football fans among you, but there was so much talent at the quarterback position in the 80s voting for a favorite might prove difficult. But, who is the greatest college QB of the 80s on this list stacked top to bottom phenomenal QB's? Vote up your favorites!

College football in the 80s had some of the greatest passers to ever play the game. From Steve to Troy Aikman, John Elway to Jim Harbaugh and beyond. The best 1980s quarterbacks certainly faced some stiff competition on their way to the record books.

Take a look at this list of the greatest college football QBs from the 1980s and vote up your favorites!

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Steve Young 
                    is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Steve Young Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers, BYU Cougars football

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Troy Aikman 
                    is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Troy Aikman Dallas Cowboys

3
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Dan Marino 
                    is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Dan Marino Miami Dolphins

4
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John Elway 
                    is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
John Elway Stanford Cardinal football, Denver Broncos

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Jim McMahon 
                    is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Jim McMahon Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears

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Jim Harbaugh 
                    is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Jim Harbaugh Michigan Wolverines football, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears

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Doug Flutie 
                    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Doug Flutie Buffalo Bills, Toronto Argonauts, New England Patriots

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Ty Detmer 
                    is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Ty Detmer Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers

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Bernie Kosar 
                    is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Bernie Kosar Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Miami Hurricanes football

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Major Harris 
                    is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Major Harris Cleveland Thunderbolts, Charleston Swamp Foxes, BC Lions

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Andre Ware 
                    is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Andre Ware Ottawa Rough Riders, Toronto Argonauts, Houston Cougars football

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Vinny Testaverde 
                    is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Vinny Testaverde Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens

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Boomer Esiason 
                    is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Boomer Esiason Maryland Terrapins football, Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals

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Chuck Long 
                    is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

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Tony Rice 
                    is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

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Todd Blackledge 
                    is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

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+ - 11 13
Robbie Bosco 
                    is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

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+ - 10 12
Steve Walsh 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

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Art Schlichter 
                    is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Art Schlichter Massachusetts Marauders, Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts

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Jim Everett 
                    is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Jim Everett New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Purdue Boilermakers football

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Tony Eason 
                    is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

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Turner Gill 
                    is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Turner Gill Montreal Alouettes, Nebraska Cornhuskers football

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Jeff Hostetler 
                    is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Jeff Hostetler Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, Penn State Nittany Lions football

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Timm Rosenbach 
                    is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

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Dee Dowis 
                    is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

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Rodney Peete 
                    is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

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Don McPherson 
                    is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

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Walter Lewis 
                    is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s
Walter Lewis

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Brian McClure 
                    is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s

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Darian Hagan 
                    is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1980s