I just ran across an interesting article from College Football News, they took on the old question who is the real Quarterback U. I I was well aware of the amazing streak of QB's the UW enjoyed and sent to the NFL, but I was surprised to find us ranked #4 overall. I knew they were looking over the last 40 years, but I would have thought the last 5-8 years would have knocked us down the list a bit.
Here's the link: http://cfn.scout.com/2/861180.html
Here is the part on the Huskies:
The Flag-Bearer – Warren Moon
The Ensemble – Mark Brunell, Chris Chandler, Marques Tuiasosopo, Sonny Sixkiller, Brock Huard, Cody Pickett, Steve Pelluer, Hugh Millen, Billy Joe Hobert, Cary Conklin, Jake Locker and Damon Huard
Amid little fanfare, Seattle has been an NFL pipeline for quarterbacks the past three decades. Washington holds the distinction of having had six alums on NFL rosters during the 1999 season.
Moon, a Hall of Famer, was a star wherever he laced up his cleats. The 1977 Pac-10 Player of the Year is the NFL’s No. 3 all-time passer and a member of the CFL Hall of Fame. Brunell and Chandler have had long and very productive pro careers, while Tuiasosopo is the best all-around quarterback the school has ever had; he’s the only man in NCAA history to pass for 300 yards and rush for 200 more in the same game. Hobert never lost a college game he played in and helped lead the school to its only national championship in 1991. Sixkiller had more than just the best surname in college football history. En route to becoming a local folk hero, he led the country in passing in 1972.
If Jake Locker turns into the NFL style QB I think he will, and Jake Heaps comes to Montlake, we could quickly return to and continue a great UW legacy.