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Originally published Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at 12:00 AM


The long purple line: UW's top quarterbacks

Warren Moon heads a long list of great Washington Husky quarterbacks.

1. Warren Moon

1975-77 | Points: 105

Emergence in 1977, leading Huskies to Rose Bowl victory, keyed program revival

2. Bob Schloredt

1958-60 | Points: 100

Only two-time Rose Bowl MVP in school history, led upsets of Wisconsin, Minnesota

3. Marques Tuiasosopo

1997-2000 | Points: 98

Consummate two-way college quarterback, and a terrific leader

4. Mark Brunell

1989-92 | Points: 81

Long professional career backed up his excellent 1990-92 run


5. Don Heinrich

1949-52 | Points: 73

First great UW QB was a college Hall of Famer, then played nine years as a pro

6. Billy Joe Hobert

1990-92 | Points: 71

Quarterback of 1991 national champs never lost a game in his UW career

7. Sonny Sixkiller

1970-72 | Points: 61

Ushered in the passing era of Huskies football, went 22-10 his three years

8. Chris Chandler

1984-87 | Points: 44

Won modestly with Huskies, but then spent 17 seasons in the NFL

9. Steve Pelluer

1980-83 | Points: 26.5

Took Huskies to '82 Rose Bowl win before a seven-year pro career

10. Tom Flick

1979-80 | Points: 13

Went 17-5 in two years as starter, including a Pasadena appearance

Others receiving votes: Damon Huard (11.3), Hugh Millen (11), Bob Hivner (7), Bill Douglas (5), Cody Pickett (3.5), Brock Huard (3.3), Jake Locker (1.3.)

Scoring: Quarterbacks received 10 points per first-place vote, nine points for second, etc.

The panel of 13: Rod Belcher, UW play-by-play radio announcer in the 1950s and '60s; Carver Gayton, wingback/safety, 1957-59; Lou Gellerman, longtime Husky Stadium public-address announcer; Don James, head coach, 1975-92; Bruce King, former KING sports director; Jim Lambright, 1963-64 defensive end, assistant coach from 1969-93, head coach 1993-98; Chip Lydum, UW grad, associate athletic director; Hugh Millen, 1984-85 quarterback, radio-TV football analyst; Blaine Newnham, Seattle Times sports columnist from 1982 to 2005; Tom Porter, UW historian/author; Rick Redman, All-American guard/linebacker, 1962-64; Steve Roake, UW quarterback, 1953-55, longtime season-ticket holder; Dave Torrell, curator, Husky Hall of Fame.

Bud Withers

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