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Top 5 QBs Entering the 2014 College Football Season

Top QBs Entering the 2014 College Football Season

Braxton Miller
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Quarterback is commonly looked at as the most important position in football. Football is clearly a team sport, but sometimes what separates a good team from a really good team is the person throwing the passes. With that, we look at the top five QBs for the 2014-15 college football season.

Honorable Mentions

Nick Marshall Auburn
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Honorable Mentions

Nick Marshall Auburn
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Nick Marshall
Brett Hundley

Other players certainly could have made the list, but these two were just behind the top five.

5. Rakeem Cato, Marshall

Rakeem Cato, Marshall
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5. Rakeem Cato, Marshall

Rakeem Cato, Marshall
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Rakeem Cato might play for a less-known school like Marshall, but that does not mean he isn’t talented. Cato threw for 3,916 yards, 39 touchdowns and nine interceptions last season. He also rushed for 294 yards and six more TDs.

4. Braxton Miller, Ohio State

Braxton Miller, Ohio State
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4. Braxton Miller, Ohio State

Braxton Miller, Ohio State
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Braxton Miller is one of the best duel-threat quarterbacks that college football has to offer. He threw for 2,094 yards, 24 TDs and seven interceptions this past season. He also had 1,068 yards and 12 TDs on the ground. Miller could put up his best stats yet, and should be in the running for the Heisman all season long.

3. Marcus Mariota, Oregon

Marcus Mariota, Oregon
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3. Marcus Mariota, Oregon

Marcus Mariota, Oregon
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Marcus Mariota will be another favorite for the Heisman entering the season. For one, he plays for Oregon, who will challenge for a title. For two, he put up great stats in 2013 (3,665 yards, 31 TDs and four interceptions.) He also rushed for 715 yards and nine scores on the ground.

2. Bryce Petty, Baylor

Bryce Petty, Baylor
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2. Bryce Petty, Baylor

Bryce Petty, Baylor
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I am sure many fans miss Robert Griffin III, but Bryce Petty was awesome last season. He threw for 4,200 yards, 32 TDs and just three interceptions. He also had 14 rushing touchdowns.

1. Jameis Winston, Florida State

Jameis Winston, Florida State
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1. Jameis Winston, Florida State

Jameis Winston, Florida State
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Jameis Winston led Florida State to a national championship last season and won the Heisman. So yeah, he easily takes the No. 1 spot. He will have a target on his back all season long, but you have to remember that he was just a freshman in 2013.

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