25. Kellen Moore (Boise State)
As the quarterback for those feisty Boise State University teams that all the “big name” college football teams were terrified to play (because of the very probable chance they’d lose), Kellen Moore became the first quarterback in FBS history to win 50 games in his career.
Leading the Boise State Broncos to four-straight Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championships and being named the WAC Offensive Player of the Year three years in a row, Moore was also a two-time first-team All-American despite playing in a mostly “overlooked” school.
24. John Elway (Stanford)
John Elway could famously demand that he wouldn’t play for the (then) Baltimore Colts in the days and weeks leading up to the 1983 NFL Draft, and not turn off all the other NFL teams with his demands, because he was that damn good.
Still considered to be among the greatest college football quarterbacks of all time, ESPN ranked Elway #15 in their rankings list of the Top 25 Players In College Football History.
By the time he left Palo Alto, Elways was the owner of almost every Pac-10 record for passing and offense in general. He was named the Pac-10 Player of the Year two separate times, and was a consensus All-American and the runner up in Heisman Trophy voting.