5. David Greene
Quite simply, David Greene was a winner. He may not have been the most talented (Stafford) or the most exciting (D.J. Shockley), but he finished his career with more wins than any other quarterback in college football history.
To see images of David Greene through the years click above. (Dean Legge/Dawg Post)
Greene led Georgia to a 42-10 record during his four years as the starter. His signature play came in his redshirt freshman year – the ‘Hobnail Boot’ play, where Greene hit Verron Haynes with 44 seconds remaining in the game to knock off No. 5 Tennessee in Neyland Stadium.
That play alone seared Greene into Georgia lore. But that was only the beginning. Best friends and roommates with Pollack, the Gwinnett County duo went on to win an SEC title in 2002 and the Eastern Division in 2003. Greene was named the Offensive Player of the Year in the SEC in 2002 and finished his career as the winningest quarterback in NCAA history, breaking Peyton Manning’s previous record.
He was drafted in the third round of the 2005 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks and stuck around in the league until 2009.
Fans will remember Greene for his excellent play-action fakes, his cool under pressure and for winning – lots of winning.