Penn State is commonly referred to as Linebacker U. The football program has been a linebacker factory over the course of the program’s history, and for good reason. For all of the great players who have played at Penn State over the years, quarterback has rarely been one of the stronger positions before the arrival of Bill O’Brien as head coach.
O’Brien looks to be turning a corner with production at quarterback and the future looks bright for any quarterback who may have a shot at playing in O’Brien’s quarterback-friendly offense. Whether or not we one day include a name like Tyler Ferguson or Christian Hackenberg in a ranking of the top ten quarterbacks in Penn State history will be determined years from now.
For now, let’s take a look through some of the best to play quarterback at Penn State to date and see how far the position has come.