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JaMarcus Russell: Finished his LSU career 25-4 as a starting quarterback and was the second player in school history to be selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. When he left LSU, he was second in school history in completion percentage (61.9) and touchdown passes (52) and third in yards (6,625). Won the Sugar Bowl MVP and Manning Award after throwing for 3,129 yards, a school-record tying 28 touchdowns, and completing 67.8 percent of his passes in 2006.
Bert Jones: Jones became LSU’s first consensus All-America quarterback in 1972 when he threw for a school-record 1,446 yards and 14 touchdowns in leading the Tigers to a 9-2-1 record. Jones was named the National Player of the Year in 1972 by the Sporting News and finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy balloting following the season. led the SEC in passing as both a junior and senior and he capped his career with the Tigers as the school’s all-time leader in passing yards (3,255), attempts (418), completions (220) and touchdowns (28). He would go on to be named the NFL MVP in 1976.
Y.A. Tittle: Tittle left LSU with a number of school records, including: 166 completions for 2,525 yards and 23 touchdowns, records that stood until Bert Jones surpassed them years later. He won the Cotton Bowl MVP in 1947 and was twice named First Team All-SEC. Tittle was “Player of the Year” in two of his last four seasons in the NFL, and directed the Giants to three consecutive conference titles. He finished his NFL career with 33,070 yards and 242 touchdowns.
Rohan Davey: The Sugar Bowl MVP in 2002, Davey set school records in 2001 by completing 217-of-367 passes for 3,347 yards, becoming the first 3,000-yard passer in school history. He finished his career fifth in school history in passing touchdowns (29) and sixth in yards (4,415)
Tommy Hodson: Hodson was chosen All-SEC all four years he played at LSU, setting a school record in passing yards (9,115) – the first 9,000-yard passer in SEC history. He also established records for passing touchdowns (69) and threw for a then-LSU-record 2,655 yards in his senior year. His 31 wins are the most by a quarterback in school history.
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