Georgia Bulldogs: Top 10 quarterbacks in team history

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Aug 15, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Aaron Murray (7) against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason NFL football game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

1. Aaron Murray (2010-13)

Aaron Murray holds most of the passing records at the University of Georgia. His four-year stint as a starter for the Georgia Bulldogs is one of the best college football history from a statistical stand point. In what were the peak years of SEC passers, Aaron Murray was perhaps the best passer that the conference had ever seen statistically.

Murray is the record holder in the SEC in both touchdown passes (121) and passing yards (13,166). He led the Georgia Bulldogs to two SEC Championship Games and was only about five yards away from winning the SEC in 2012 to play for a National Title. Never again will I be able to watch the 2012 SEC Championship Game in my life. I’ve never been more heartbroken by sports.

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Aaron Murray’s progression as a passer proved as one of the better parts of watching Georgia football. He led the Dawgs to four straight bowl games, improving every year as a passer. Murray had so many signature plays during his UGA playing career. The late game-winning drives over South Carolina and LSU in 2013, the torching of Nebraska in the 2012 Capital One Bowl, the improbable scramble to take the lead over Auburn in 2013 (thanks JHC).

Though it has been only two years since Aaron Murray last played Between the Hedges, quarterbacking in the SEC has not been the same since his departure for the NFL after 2013. Murray went in the fifth round to the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2014 NFL Draft. While he backups up former No. 1 overall draft pick Alex Smith in Kansas City, Murray could one day start in the National Football League because of his intelligence and accuracy.

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Aaron Murray gave it his all for the Georgia Bulldogs from day one until he tore his ACL at home against the Kentucky Wildcats in 2013. For as prolific of a passer he was for the Dawgs, it was a shame that he had to go out like that. Aaron Murray was something else playing for the Georgia Bulldogs.