Stanford football: 15 greatest quarterbacks in Cardinal history

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Todd Husak, Stanford Cardinal
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QB. 9. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. (1996-99). Todd Husak. 871

Todd Husak could flat out sling it and for two years, was one of the better quarterbacks in not only the Pac-10 but also the country. Husak appeared in games for the Cardinal across four seasons, but it was his junior and senior seasons where he became one of the better signal-callers in school history.

During his final season at the school, Husak had his best season yet, leading the Cardinal to a Rose Bowl appearance against the Wisconsin Badgers. That was the school’s first appearance in the big game since 1972. Although they ended up losing to Ron Dayne and the Badgers, it cemented his spot as one of the all-time greats at the school.

A First-Team All-Pac-10 selection that season, Husak would go on to be named the MVP of the Hula Bowl, which at the time was a postseason All-Star game for college players. To date, he is the seventh all-time leading passer in school history with over 6,800 yards. His 41 touchdown passes rank him in the top 10.

In one of the more historic performances by any quarterback in school history, Husak threw for a school-record 450 yards against the Oregon State Beavers back in 1998, a mark that is still No. 1 to date. Husak still has ties to Stanford, as he serves as a color man for the team’s radio broadcasts.