Boise State All-Opponent Team: Quarterback

Boise State All-Opponent Team:  Quarterback

Boise State fans have been fortunate to see some great talent on opposing sidelines over the years. This summer, we spotlight players we've chosen to represent the best talent the Broncos have lined up against and will vote on The Boise State All-Opponent Team. In the first poll, we analyze the 10 nominees for quarterback.

We began the task of naming the All-Time Quarterback by looking at the QB's the Broncos have faced over the years:

Chris Petersen, Colin Kaepernick, Bobby Hebert, David Carr, Andy Dalton, Colt Brennan, Tyrod Taylor, Aaron Murray, Matt Ryan, John Friesz, Ken Hobart, Mike Machurek, Dave Dickenson, Jake Plummer, Chase Holbrook, Jamie Martin, Luke McCown, Tim Rattay, Glenn Carano, Scott Linehan, Seneca Wallace, Chris Redman, Matt Jones, Matt Moore, D.J. Shockley, Darron Thomas, Jake Locker, Mike Franckowiak, Kevin Sweeney, Omar Jacobs, Zac Dysert, Erik Wilhelm, Ryan Leaf, Derek Anderson, John Beck, Doug Nussmeier, Ryan Lindley, Damon Allen, Marty Mornhinweg, Jeff Lewis, Jason Gesser, Stefan LeFors, Brian Brohm

Here are the 10 finalists for Quarterback:

Colt Brennan, Hawai'i

Lost to Boise State 44-41 in 2005 and 41-34 in 2006, beat Boise State 39-27 in 2007

1,115-1,584 (70.39%) for 14,193 yards and 131 TD's vs. 42 INT, 547 rushing yards and 15 TD's

Won the 2006 Offensive Player of the Year award in the WAC

Led the nation in passing efficiency (182.8) and completion percentage (72.15%) in 2006

Won the Sammy Baugh trophy in 2006

Finished sixth in voting for Heisman Trophy in 2006

Led Hawai'i to a 12-0 record in 2007 and a berth in the Sugar Bowl

WAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007

A finalist for the O'Brien Award in both 2006 and 2007

A finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm award in 2007

Finished third in balloting for the Heisman in 2007

Holds NCAA records for most 400 yard passing games (20), touchdown passes in a season (58), touchdown passes in a two-year period (96), most points responsible for in a season (385)

Drafted in the 6th Round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins

David Carr, Fresno State

Lost to Boise State 35-30 in 2001

529-844 (62.68%) for 6,918 yards and 61 TD's vs. 20 INT

Helped Fresno State beat Colorado, Oregon State and Wisconsin his senior season.

Won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award in 2001 as the nation's top quarterback.

Was the #1 selection of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans.

Completed 1,353-2,267 (59.7%) for 14,452 yards and 65 TD's vs. 71 INT in the NFL

Andy Dalton, TCU

Beat Boise State 17-16 in 2008, lost 17-10 in 2009

812-1,317 (61.66%) for 10,314 yards 71 TD's vs. 30 INT, 1,611 rushing yards for 22 TD's

42-8 record as a starter for TCU

Helped the Horned Frogs win the 2009 and 2010 Mountain West Championships

After a Rose Bowl win in 2011, TCU finished the season ranked #2

Drafted in the 2nd Round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals

Has completed 629-1,044 (60.2%) for 7,067 yards and 47 TD's vs. 29 INT in the NFL

Dave Dickenson, Montana

Lost to Boise State 27-21 in 1992 and 38-14 in 1994, won 38-24 in 1993 and 54-28 in 1995

1,015-1,417 (71.63%) for 13,486 yards and 116 TD's vs. 26 INT

Led Montana to the 1995 I-AA National Championship

When he graduated, Dickenson had the highest completion percentage, highest percentage of passes for a touchdown, and fewest interceptions per pass in NCAA Division I-AA history

Signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL in 1997. In 2000, Dickenson led the CFL in passing efficiency (114.1) and completion percentage (64.3%), was a CFL All-Star, and was named Most Outstanding Player in the CFL. In 1998, he led Calgary to the Grey Cup Championship.

In 2003, Dickenson went to British Columbia and was named the West Division's Most Outstanding Player.

In 2006, Dickenson led B.C. to the Grey Cup Title and was named MVP of that game.

1,635-2,421 (67.5%) for 22,913 yards and 154 TD's vs. 50 INT, 1,560 rushing yards and 14 TD's in the CFL

John Friesz, Idaho

Beat Boise State 40-34 in 1987, 26-20 in 1988 and 26-21 in 1989

791-1,324 (59.74%) for 10,592 yards and 77 TD's vs. 39 INT

Three-year starter, earned Walter Payton Award as the Outstanding Player in I-AA in 1989

Named Big Sky Player of the Year all three seasons Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

Chosen in the 6th Round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers, where he started

Completed 745-1,364 (54.6%) for 8,699 yards and 45 TD's vs. 42 INT in the NFL

Bobby Hebert, Northwestern Louisiana

Lost to Boise State 32-20 in 1981

267 completions for 3,798 yards and 18 TD's

Played for the Michigan Panthers in the USFL, leading them to the USFL Championship, also played for the Oakland Invaders before signing with the New Orleans Saints, also played for the Atlanta Falcons

Completed 773-1,407 passes for 13,137 yards in the USFL

Completed 1,839-3,121 (58.9%) for 21,683 yards and 135 TD's vs. 124 INT in the NFL

Made the Pro Bowl with Atlanta

Member of the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame

Colin Kaepernick, Nevada

Lost to Boise State 69-67 in 2007, 41-34 in 2008 and 44-33 in 2009, won 34-31 in 2010

740-1,271 (58.22%) for 10,098 yards and 82 TD's vs. 24 INT, 4,112 rushing yards and 59 TD's

Kapernick led Nevada in one of the highest-scoring games in NCAA history, a 69-67 four-overtime loss in Boise to Boise State. The game was instantly tabbed by ESPN as an Instant Classic.

Named WAC Freshman of the Year

In 2009, he became the first player in NCAA history to have back-to-back seasons of 2,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards. Kaepernick did it again in 2010.

Named WAC Offensive Player of the Year twice

Finished his career as the only player in NCAA history to pass for 10,000 yards and run for 4,000.

Drafted in the 2nd Round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49'ers

Has completed 139-223 (62.3%) for 1,849 yards and 10 TD's vs. 3 INT and rushed for 413 yards and 5 scores in the NFL

Led San Francisco to the 2013 Super Bowl

Jake Plummer, Arizona State

Beat Boise State 56-7 in 1996

613-1,107 (55.37%) for 8,626 yards and 64 TD's vs. 34 INT, 5 rushing TD's

Led Arizona State to the Pac-10 Championship in 1996 and a berth in the Rose Bowl

Was drafted in the 2nd Round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals

Completed 2,484-4,350 (57.1%) for 29,353 yards and 161 TD's vs. 161 INT, 1,853 rushing yards and 17 TD's in the NFL

Tim Rattay, Louisiana Tech

Beat Boise State 31-27 in 1997 and 63-28 in 1998

1,015-1,552 (65.40%) for 12,746 yards and 115 TD's vs. 35 INT, broke the NCAA record with 386.2 average passing yards per game and the total offense record with 12,643 career yards

Finished in the Top 10 in balloting for the Heisman Trophy in 1998

Drafted in the 7th Round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49'ers--also played for Tampa Bay, Tennessee and Arizona

Broke Joe Montana's San Francisco record for most completions when he completed 38 in 2004 against Arizona

Completed 432 of 714 passes (62.5%) for 4,853 yards and 31 TD's vs. 23 INT's in the NFL

Matt Ryan, Boston College

Beat Boise State 27-21 in the 2005 MPC Computers Bowl

807-1,346 (59.96%) for 9,313 yards and 56 TD's vs. 37 INT, 11 rushing TD's

25-7 record with three bowl victories as a starter at Boston College

ACC Player of the Year in 2007

Drafted in the first round of 2008 NFL Draft (#3 player chosen) by the Atlanta Falcons, named AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2008

Has completed 1,654 of 2,637 (62.7%) for 18,957 yards and 127 TD's vs 60 INT's, rushed for 500 yards and 5 TD's in the NFL

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