Ranking the best NFL quarterbacks from Utah State

Even though they have had some solid passers over the years, the Utah State Aggies have never really been known for their quarterback play.  The Aggies have only had five quarterbacks in school history make it to the NFL and one didn’t even record any stats.  This list ranks those five signal callers by how they performed in the NFL.

5.  Craig Bradshaw- Bradshaw was the 182nd pick in the seventh round by the Houston Oilers in the 1980 draft.  Bradshaw only saw regular season action in two games and recorded no stats.

4.  Tony Adams- Adams was the 343rd pick in the 14th round by the San Diego Chargers in the 1973 draft.  Adams played five seasons in the NFL for two different teams and appeared in 53 games.  Adams started ten of those games and finished with a 1-9 record.

During his NFL career, Adams threw for 2,733 yards and 12 touchdowns to go along with 27 interceptions.  He also rushed for 155 yards.

3.  Bob Gagliano- Gagliano was the 319th pick in the 12th round by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1981 draft.  Gagliano lasted 12 seasons in the NFL with seven different teams but only saw game action in seven of those years.  Gagliano is best known for his time as a Detroit Lion as he started 11 games over two seasons.

His best year came in 1990, when as a Lion Gagliano threw for 1,190 yards and ten touchdowns.

For his career, Gagliano threw for 3,431 yards 17 touchdowns and 27 interceptions.  He also rushed for 352 yards and four more scores.

2.  Eric Hipple- Hipple was the 85th pick in the fourth round by the Detroit Lions in the 1980 draft.  Hipple spent his entire nine year NFL career with the Lions and was a starter for good parts of four seasons.  Hipple’s best statistical season came in 1985 when he threw for 2,952 yards and 17 touchdowns while completing 54.9 percent of his passes.

For his career, Hipple threw for 10,711 yards, 55 touchdowns and 70 interceptions while rushing for 550 yards and 13 scores.

1.  Bill Munson- Munson was the seventh pick in the first round by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1964 draft.  Munson played for five teams in his 16 year NFL career including seven as a starter.  Most of his success on the field came as a member of the Detroit Lions.  His best season came with the Lions in 1968, when Munson threw for 2,311 yards, 15touchdowns and only eight interceptions.

For his career, Munson threw for 12,896 yards, 84 touchdowns and 80 interceptions while rushing for 548 yards and three scores.

 

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