The Stanford Cardinal Quarterbacks Who Have Been Drafted Into The NFL


Stanford has produced some great players over the years. Players who have not only excelled wearing the school’s uniform but the uniforms of several NFL teams after their collegiate career has ended. How many Stanford Cardinal quarterbacks have been taken in the draft over the years? The answer is 23.

Frankie Albert – 1942 – Bears – 1st Round

Gary Kerkorian – 1952 – Steelers – 19th Round

Bobby Garrett – 1954 – Browns – 1st Round

Jerry Gustafson – 1956 – 49ers – 27th Round

John Brodie – 1957 – 49ers – 1st Round

Dick Norman – 1960 – Bears – 5th Round

Jim Plunkett – 1971 – Patriots – 1st Round

Don Bunce – 1972 – Redskins – 12th Round

Mike Boryla – 1974 – Bengals – 4th Round

Mike Cordova – 1977 – Eagles – 11th Round

Guy Benjamin – 1978 – Dolphins – 2nd Round

Steve Dils – 1979 – Vikings – 4th Round

Turk Schonert – 1980 – Bears – 9th Round

John Elway – 1983 – Colts – 1st Round

John Paye – 1987 – 49ers – 10th Round

Steve Stenstrom – 1995 – Chiefs – 4th Round

Todd Husak – 2000 – Redskins – 6th Round

Randy Fasani – 2002 – Panthers – 5th Round

Trent Edwards – 2007 – Bills – 3rd Round

Andrew Luck – 2012 – Colts – 1st Round

Kevin Hogan – 2016 – Chiefs – 5th Round

Of note:

-The Stanford Cardinal have had four quarterbacks selected with the number one overall pick in the draft; Bobby Garrett, Jim Plunkett, John Elway, and Andrew Luck.

-For four consecutive years, from 1977 to 1980, there was a quarterback drafted into the NFL out of Stanford.

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