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Nebraska Football Ultimate Quarterback Bracket: First Round Voting Is Open!

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Do you vote for the best passer, runner or leader? And how do you evaluate combinations of those?

First round voting is open for the Nebraska ultimate quarterback bracket. Again, a big thank you to BrewCityHSKR for setting this up!

Quarterbacks are hard to evaluate when it comes to picking the best of all time. There is a lot of “well if Guy X played behind the offensive line Guy Y had...” and “but Guy Z was throwing the ball to....”

There are guys on this list that could make plays that left spectators speechless. There are guys that could bring out the best in others around them. There are also guys that won, or lost, games because of their decisions or playmaking ability.

What do you think it takes to be the ultimate quarterback?

1) Tommie Frazier – How many tackles can one man break? (Huskers.com bio)
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16) Tom Sorley – He handed the ball to I.M. Hipp (Wikipedia)

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Who is the ultimate quarterback?

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  • 96%
    Tommie Frazier
    (515 votes)
  • 3%
    Tom Sorley
    (18 votes)
533 votes total Vote Now

2) Eric Crouch – Record for most rushing TDs, Heisman trophy 2001 (Huskers.com bio)
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15) Keithen McCant – 1991 Big 8 completion % leader, take that, Paul Watson! (Sports Reference.com stats)

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Who is the ultimate quarterback?

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  • 96%
    Eric Crouch
    (514 votes)
  • 3%
    Keithen McCant
    (20 votes)
534 votes total Vote Now

3) Turner Gill – 3:1 TD:Int ratio, trigger man for The Scoring Explosion (Huskers.com bio)
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14) Dave Humm – Ton of yds, threw 42 picks (and 42 TDs) in three years as a starter, couldn’t run (Huskers.com bio)

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Who is the ultimate quarterback?

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  • 93%
    Turner Gill
    (491 votes)
  • 6%
    Dave Humm
    (36 votes)
527 votes total Vote Now

4) Jerry Tagge – 1st round draft pick, led absolute monster of an offense in ‘71 (Huskers.com bio)
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13) Zac Taylor – Almost made Callahan’s hire justifiable (Huskers.com bio)

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  • 47%
    Jerry Tagge
    (383 votes)
  • 52%
    Zac Taylor
    (422 votes)
805 votes total Vote Now

5) Taylor Martinez – Only Husker QB to ever have 2000+ yds passing and 1000+ yds rushing in a season (Huskers.com bio)
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12) Brook Berringer – Saved the ’94 season and Dr. Tom’s first natty, but was never “the guy” (Huskers.com bio)

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  • 58%
    Taylor Martinez
    (463 votes)
  • 41%
    Brook Berringer
    (335 votes)
798 votes total Vote Now

6) Scott Frost – took heat in ‘96, led team to national title in 97, still came back to Lincoln for an even worse job than starting QB (Huskers.com bio)
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11) Gerry Gdowski – Might be (Is definitely) underrated (Huskers.com bio)

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Who is the ultimate quarterback?

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  • 92%
    Scott Frost
    (608 votes)
  • 7%
    Gerry Gdowski
    (50 votes)
658 votes total Vote Now

7) Vince Ferragamo – became starter partway into 1975 as a junior (Big 8 newcomer of the year) and All-American in 1976 (Huskers.com bio)
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10) Tommy Armstrong Jr. – Records for passing yds & total TDs; lots of stats and grit but square peg/round hole with Mike Riley (Huskers.com bio)

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  • 45%
    Vince Ferragamo
    (264 votes)
  • 54%
    Tommy Armstrong
    (317 votes)
581 votes total Vote Now

8) Joe Ganz – Great numbers, never beat a ranked team (huskers.com bio)
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9) Steve Taylor – The reason Gdowski only started one season (Huskers.com bio)

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  • 52%
    Joe Ganz
    (289 votes)
  • 47%
    Steve Taylor
    (261 votes)
550 votes total Vote Now