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Athlon Sports ranks every college football quarterback for 2022

Barkley Truax08/10/22
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Athlon Sports has ranked every starting Division I quarterback from No. 1 through No. 131 ahead of the 2022 college football season.

Coming in first place – Alabama‘s Bryce Young. Young completed 66.9% of his passes for 4,872 yards and 47 touchdowns. He also added another three scores on the ground, bringing his total to 50 touchdowns. This was after a freshman season that only saw the California native attempt 22 passes. In other words, Young proved to be an instant star for the Tide once being named the starting quarterback – and the obvious selection for the nation’s top quarterback in 2022.

1. Bryce Young, Alabama

2. C.J. Stroud, Ohio State

3. Caleb Williams, USC

4. Grayson McCall, Coastal Carolina

5. Jake Haener, Fresno State

6. Sam Hartman, Wake Forest

7. Devin Leary, NC State

8. Brennan Armstrong, Virginia

9. Hendon Hooker, Tennessee

10. KJ Jefferson, Arkansas

11. Tyler Van Dyke, Miami

12. Malik Cunningham, Louisville

13. Will Rogers, Mississippi State

14. Spencer Rattler, South Carolina

15. Cameron Rising, Utah

16. Dorian Thompson-Robinson, UCLA

17. Will Levis, Kentucky

18. Spencer Sanders, Oklahoma State

19. Dillon Gabriel, Oklahoma

20. Clayton Tune, Houston

21. Jaren Hall, BYU

22. Aidan O’Connell, Purdue

23. Stetson Bennett, Georgia

24. Taulia Tagovailoa, Maryland

25. Anthony Richardson, Florida

26. Tanner Mordecai, SMU

27. Cade McNamara, Michigan

28. JT Daniels, West Virginia

29. Quinn Ewers, Texas

30. Jordan Travis, Florida State

31. Phil Jurkovec, Boston College

32. Frank Harris, UTSA

33. Cameron Ward, Washington State

34. Logan Bonner, Utah State

35. Hank Bachmeier, Boise State

36. Michael Pratt, Tulane

37. Payton Thorne, Michigan State

38. Adrian Martinez, Kansas State

39. Tanner McKee, Stanford

40. Jayden de Laura, Arizona

41. Chris Reynolds, Charlotte

42. Kedon Slovis, Pitt

43. Brett Gabbert, Miami (Ohio)

44. Haaziq Daniels, Air Force

45. Max Duggan, TCU

46. Max Johnson, Texas A&M

47. Dequan Finn, Toledo

48. Seth Henigan, Memphis

49. Sean Clifford, Penn State

50. Tanner Morgan, Minnesota

51. Casey Thompson, Nebraska

52. Chase Brice, Appalachian State

53. Jaxson Dart, Ole Miss

54. Holton Ahlers, East Carolina

55. Bo Nix, Oregon

56. Chance Nolan, Oregon State

57. Michael Penix Jr., Washington

58. Emory Jones, Arizona State

59. DJ Uiagalelei, Clemson

60. Ben Bryant/Evan Prater, Cincinnati

61. Davis Brin, Tulsa

62. Myles Brennan, LSU

63. Blake Shapen, Baylor

64. Tyler Shough, Texas Tech

65. Darren Grainger, Georgia State

66. Tyler Buchner, Notre Dame

67. Zach Calzada, Auburn

68. Chevan Cordeiro, San Jose State

69. Layne Hatcher, Texas State

70. Gerry Bohanon, USF

71. Braxton Burmeister, San Diego State

72. Rocky Lombardi, Northern Illinois

73. Collin Schlee, Kent State

74. Daniel Richardson, Central Michigan

75. Dylan Hopkins, UAB

76. N’Kosi Perry, Florida Atlantic

77. Graham Mertz, Wisconsin

78. Connor Bazelak, Indiana

79. Drake Maye, North Carolina

80. Jeff Sims, Georgia Tech

81. Garrett Shrader, Syracuse

82. Grant Wells, Virginia Tech

83. Jarret Doege, WKU

84. Gavin Hardison, UTEP

85. Clay Millen, Colorado State

86. Charlie Brewer, Liberty

87. John Rhys Plumlee, UCF

88. Jalon Daniels, Kansas

89. Hunter Dekkers, Iowa State

90. James Blackman, Arkansas State

91. Todd Centeio, James Madison

92. Tai Lavatai, Navy

93. Chase Cunningham, Middle Tennessee

94. Harrison Bailey, UNLV

95. Jack Plummer, California

96. Spencer Petras, Iowa

97. Tommy DeVito, Illinois

98. Gunnar Watson, Troy

99. Henry Colombi, Marshall

100. Matt McDonald, Bowling Green

Further down Athlon’s list, Power Five quarterbacks such as Brady Cook of Missouri (107) and Vanderbilt‘s Mike Wright (108), RutgersGavin Wimsatt (109), Colorado‘s Brendon Lewis (115), Ryan Hilinski from Northwestern (116) and Duke‘s Riley Leonard (119) round out the list of 131.

Find the full list of quarterbacks on Athlon’s website.

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