Heath Shuler, Tennessee
Shuler had two incredible seasons as the starting quarterback at Tennessee, amassing over 4,000 yards passing with 36 touchdowns to just 12 interceptions. If not for Peyton Manning, his name would be all over the school’s record books. He was also the Heisman Trophy runner up in 1993.
However, Shuler flamed out gloriously in the NFL with unsuccessful stints with the Redskins, who took him third overall in 1994, and the Saints. After his football career, Shuler went into real estate and then spent six years representing North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives, ironically returning to the city where his pro football career began. In 2013, he left Congress and began working as a lobbyist in Washington for Duke Energy.