List of Georgia Bulldogs starting quarterbacks
This is a list of every Georgia Bulldogs football team quarterback and the years they participated on the Georgia Bulldogs football team.
Main starting quarterbacks
1892 to 1894
The following players were the predominant quarters for the Bulldogs each season the team was a non-conference independent team, following the birth of Georgia football.
|W. N. Gramling||1892||Georgia's first quarterback.|
|George Butler||1893–1894||Captain in 1894.|
1895 to 1921
The following quarterbacks were the predominant quarters for the Bulldogs each season after the establishment of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association until the establishment of the Southern Conference.
|Craig Barrow||1895||Later a distinguished physician in Savannah.|
|Richard Von Albade Gammon||1896||Led Georgia to its first undefeated season under Pop Warner. He is most famous for having died after injuries sustained in a collegiate football game. The next year he moved to fullback. He died in the game against Virginia.|
|Reynolds Tichenor||1897||Transferred from Auburn. He was quarterback when Richard Von Albade Gammon met his death.|
|James "Kid" Huff||1898||The small quarterback once prevented a Vanderbilt touchdown by tackling the massive Wallace Crutchfield.|
|Frank K. McCutcheon||1899–1900|
|Harry Woodruff||1903–1904||Brother of "Kid" and known as "Big Kid". The two of them were the namesake of Woodruff Hall.|
|John Dozier Lowndes||1905–1906|
|Kid Woodruff||1907–1908; 1910–1911||He took a year off in 1909 to travel around the U.S. and Mexico. He coached the "dream and wonder team" of 1927. Brother of Harry; the two of them were the namesake of Woodruff Hall.|
|David Paddock||1913–1915||3x All-Southern. Paddock went unnoticed his freshman year at halfback, until he was moved to the quarterback position in the game with Georgia Tech and led the Bulldogs to a 20 to 0 victory. Paddock is the only player in school history to have a petition circulated by the student body requesting that he play for the Bulldogs. He was its second ever All-American after Bob McWhorter.|
|Buck Cheves||1919–1920||Head of the 1920 "ten second backfield" that went undefeated and was the first team of Georgia's to be called "Bulldogs."|
|Sheldon Fitts||1920||Started the Florida game.|
1922 to 1932
The following quarterbacks were the predominant quarters for the Bulldogs each season after the establishment of the Southern Conference until the establishment of the Southeastern Conference.
|Dave Collings||1922||Started the Vandy game.|
|Scrappy Moore||1923–1925||Made the drop kick to beat Vandy. It was the game which injured Lynn Bomar. He coached the Chattanooga Mocs for many years, and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach.|
|Johnny Broadnax||1926–1927||Quarterback on the "dream and wonder team." In the 1940s he was assistant athletic director at UGA.|
|H. F. Johnson||1926–1928||Quarterback on the "dream and wonder team."|
|Austin Downes||1929–1931||All-Southern. Led the 1930 team to wins over NYU and Yale. The 1931 team lost only to Southern Conference champion Tulane (whose only loss was in the Rose Bowl to USC) and National Champion USC.|
1933 to present
The following quarterbacks were the leading passer for the Bulldogs each season since joining the Southeastern Conference in 1933.
|Fran Tarkenton||1959–1960||Led the Bulldogs to the 1959 SEC Championship. He was a famed scrambler. College Football Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame. With the Minnesota Vikings, he had 3 Super Bowl appearances. Vikings Career Passing Yards Leader with 33,098. Vikings Career Passing Touchdowns Leader with 239. Vikings head coach Bud Grant flatly called Tarkenton "the greatest quarterback who's ever played."|
|Kirby Moore||1965–1967||Led the Bulldogs to the 1966 SEC Championship.|
|Mike Cavan||1968–1970||Led the Bulldogs to the 1968 SEC Championship.|
|Matt Robinson||1974||With Ray Goff, led the Bulldogs to the 1976 SEC Championship.|
|Ray Goff||1975–1976||With Matt Robinson, led the Bulldogs to the 1976 SEC Championship.|
|Buck Belue||1979–1981||Led the Bulldogs to the 1980 National Championship. Led the Bulldogs to the 1980 and 1981 SEC Championships.|
|John Lastinger||1982–1983||Led the Bulldogs to the 1982 SEC Championship.|
|Hines Ward||1995||Super Bowl MVP (XL).|
|David Greene||2001–2004||Led the Bulldogs to the 2002 SEC Championship.|
|D. J. Shockley||2004–2005||Led the Bulldogs to the 2005 SEC Championship.|
|Matthew Stafford||2006–2008||Current starting quarterback for the Detroit Lions. 1st Overall Pick of the 2009 NFL Draft. AP NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2011).|
|Aaron Murray||2010–2013||SEC Career Passing Yards Leader|
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