Georgia Bulldogs: Top 10 quarterbacks in team history

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Sep 27, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs fans react after Georgia defeated the Tennessee Volunteers at Sanford Stadium. Georgia defeated Tennessee 35-32. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

2. David Greene (2001-04)

There likely isn’t a more beloved passer in UGA’s history than the southpaw from Snellville, David Greene. Greene was the first starting quarterback to play under then head coach Mark Richt. After redshirting in 2000, Greene became a four-year starter for the Dawgs, leading them to great heights during his time in Athens.

As a redshirt freshman, Greene completed the pass to tight end Verron Haynes in Knoxville, better known as “Hobnail Boot” in 2001 to give Richt his first signature win at Georgia. If you still don’t get chills from watching a replay of the 2001 Tennessee Game, then you need to re-evaluate your commitment to the G. It is easily a Top 4 play all-time in UGA football history.

Greene was a huge reason that the Georgia Bulldogs went on to win the SEC and the Sugar Bowl in 2002. Had UGA not dropped their game in Jacksonville to Florida, Georgia could have had its third ever national title. That team was simply outstanding.

David Greene was the gold standard for Georgia Bulldogs quarterbacking, breaking so many passing records in his four years as a starter. Greene threw for 11,528 career yards, 72 career touchdowns, 32 career interceptions, and a career passing rating of 138.3.

At the time of his 2005 graduation, David Greene was the all-time winningest passer in Division I history with 42 career wins as a starter. He didn’t have the most arm talent, but there were very few that could lead on the gridiron like David Greene.

The Seattle Seahawks drafted him in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. After never playing a professional snap for four different NFL teams, David Greene retired from football in 2008 after being solely a practice squad member.

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