Colleges of Super Bowl Winning QBs

Name the universities where the Super Bowl winning quarterbacks played their college ball.
Year corresponds to the regular season of the Super Bowl winning team
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Last updated: February 13, 2022
First submittedSeptember 4, 2014
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Year
Quarterback
College
2021
Matthew Stafford
Georgia
2020
Tom Brady
Michigan
2019
Patrick Mahomes
Texas Tech
2018
Tom Brady
Michigan
2017
Nick Foles
Arizona
2016
Tom Brady
Michigan
2015
Peyton Manning
Tennessee
2014
Tom Brady
Michigan
2013
Russell Wilson
Wisconsin
2012
Joe Flacco
Delaware
2011
Eli Manning
Ole Miss
2010
Aaron Rodgers
California
2009
Drew Brees
Purdue
2008
Ben Roethlisberger
Miami (OH)
2007
Eli Manning
Ole Miss
2006
Peyton Manning
Tennessee
2005
Ben Roethlisberger
Miami (OH)
2004
Tom Brady
Michigan
2003
Tom Brady
Michigan
2002
Brad Johnson
Florida State
2001
Tom Brady
Michigan
2000
Trent Dilfer
Fresno State
1999
Kurt Warner
Northern Iowa
1998
John Elway
Stanford
1997
John Elway
Stanford
1996
Brett Favre
Southern Miss
1995
Troy Aikman
UCLA
1994
Steve Young
BYU
Year
Quarterback
College
1993
Troy Aikman
UCLA
1992
Troy Aikman
UCLA
1991
Mark Rypien
Washington State
1990
Jeff Hostetler
West Virginia
1989
Joe Montana
Notre Dame
1988
Joe Montana
Notre Dame
1987
Doug Williams
Grambling State
1986
Phil Simms
Morehead State
1985
Jim McMahon
BYU
1984
Joe Montana
Notre Dame
1983
Jim Plunkett
Stanford
1982
Joe Theismann
Notre Dame
1981
Joe Montana
Notre Dame
1980
Jim Plunkett
Stanford
1979
Terry Bradshaw
Louisiana Tech
1978
Terry Bradshaw
Louisiana Tech
1977
Roger Staubach
Navy
1976
Ken Stabler
Alabama
1975
Terry Bradshaw
Louisiana Tech
1974
Terry Bradshaw
Louisiana Tech
1973
Bob Griese
Purdue
1972
Bob Griese
Purdue
1971
Roger Staubach
Navy
1970
Johnny Unitas
Louisville
1969
Len Dawson
Purdue
1968
Joe Namath
Alabama
1967
Bart Starr
Alabama
1966
Bart Starr
Alabama
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Level 78
Dec 12, 2016
FSU for Florida State
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Level 62
Feb 14, 2022
But that could give you 2 answers since Fresno St is also on this quiz.
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Level 51
Apr 2, 2018
The type-ins are wrong for some of these (Wisconsin / Cal I think).
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Level ∞
Apr 2, 2018
I double-checked. They look to be correct.
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Level 62
Sep 8, 2020
Some players played for multiple teams, like Russell Wilson and Jeff Hostetler. So by typing NC State for Wilson gets you Wisconsin and Penn St for Hostetler gets you West Virginia. Perhaps this is what you experienced.
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Level 83
Dec 30, 2019
Accept "Wazzu" for Washington St.?
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Level 73
Dec 1, 2021
Yeah I typed this then moved on because I had to resort to volume guessing, and it unfortunately wasn't accepted.
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Level 73
Feb 14, 2022
I can see moving on if you tried BYU and it required Brigham Young, but Wazzu?
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Level 56
Aug 10, 2021
Can you accept "Berkeley" for California? That's the official name of it, after all.
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Level 73
Feb 14, 2022
For students and academics, yes. For football, I don't think I've ever heard it described as such. ("Washington 17, Berkeley 10 at the half" - that would sound super weird.)
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Level 85
Feb 17, 2022
No. It is officially "the University of California, Berkeley."
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Level 78
Feb 14, 2022
Typing Oklahoma gets UCLA for some reason
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Level 56
Feb 14, 2022
Troy Aikman went to Oklahoma before he transferred to UCLA.
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Level 44
Feb 14, 2022
When I typed in 'Penn State', it popped us West Virginia for Hostetler.
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Level 62
Feb 14, 2022
That is because Hostettler started at Penn St. before going to WV.
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Level 68
Feb 14, 2022
Can you accept UNI for kurt warner
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Level 57
Feb 14, 2022
Why does Penn State work for West Virginia?
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Level 73
Feb 14, 2022
Because he also played there. A few more years of the transfer portal and any three letters will probably get you five answers.
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Level 73
Feb 14, 2022
I thought this would be pretty easy just by naming major programs, but I started by doing the ones I knew (21). Then I employed the other strategy and got nothing else. Might've been here awhile before I got Simms' school.
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Level 67
Feb 14, 2022
There is only a small handful of programs that have been consistently top-tier through the decades (Oklahoma and Alabama come to mind). Clemson and LSU weren't pumping out pros in the 70s. Miami was unstoppable for 20 years through around 2001, and now they've fallen way off. "Big" programs are mostly programs that are above-average most of the time and then have a burst of several years where they're really great.
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Level 73
Feb 15, 2022
Fair. But I'd have guessed that at least some of Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, Ohio St., Penn St. (we really shouldn't count Hostetler), Florida, LSU, Miami (Fla.), and USC, would have been on the list. Also interesting that Alabama's recent glory days haven't resulted in getting very close to getting back on this list.
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Level 83
Feb 14, 2022
Joe Flacco played at Pitt in 2004 before transferring to Delaware.
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Level 50
Feb 14, 2022
Correct
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Level 82
Feb 14, 2022
"Grambling" doesn't work? Really?
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Level 57
Feb 14, 2022
Man, these past few months have been really good for the state of Georgia...