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In the last 10 years fans have been lucky enough to witness some of the greatest college quarterbacks of all time. There is no denying the importance and impact of quarterbacks, as eight of the last 10 Heisman Trophy winners have been quarterbacks. College is no different from the NFL, in that teams are becoming ever more dependent on their quarterbacks to bring their team success. Since 2004, these 10 quarterbacks have accepted that challenge, and become larger than life figures in their respective regions.
Alabama's AJ McCarron, Boise State's Kellen Moore and Ohio State's Troy Smith just barely missed making the list.
This past year's Heisman Trophy winner, Jameis Winston, is not on the list because he was only a freshman last year. We'll wait until his college career is over before we evaluate where he should rank on a list like this, though he is good enough to have made it.
With that, here are the 10 best college quarterbacks to play from 2004 to 2013.