The college programs that have produced the most Super Bowl starting quarterbacks

  • Big-name quarterbacks like Tua Tagovailoa, Trevor Lawrence, and Joe Burrow stole the show this season, but success at the collegiate level doesn't always translate to the NFL.
  • Business Insider set out to determine which colleges produce the most Super Bowl starting quarterbacks and how many Super Bowl victories they have produced.
  • The California Golden Bears lead the pack with a whopping five quarterbacks heading to the Super Bowl after their time in Berkeley came to a close, but the Alabama Crimson Tide and Purdue Boilermakers have the most Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks with three winners apiece.
  • Check out the full list of college football programs that boast the most Super Bowl starting and winning quarterbacks below and read all of Business Insider's Super Bowl LIV coverage here.

With big names like Tua Tagovailoa, Trevor Lawrence, and Joe Burrow lighting up scoreboards across the country, this year's college football season was all about quarterbacks.

But success at the collegiate level doesn't always translate to the NFL, so Business Insider set out to determine which colleges produce quarterbacks who find success on the NFL's biggest stage: the Super Bowl.

The California Golden Bears lead the pack with a whopping five quarterbacks making appearances in Super Bowl games after their time in Berkeley came to a close, but the Alabama Crimson Tide and Purdue Boilermakers have the most Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks with three winners apiece.

This year's Super Bowl quarterbacks both enjoyed successful college football careers and become the first quarterbacks from their respective colleges to compete at the highest level in the pros.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes spent three years with the Texas Tech Red Raiders and accumulated 11,252 yards with a 152.0 average passing efficiency rating in that span. Shockingly, he also becomes the first quarterback who attended a school in Texas to compete in the Super Bowl.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, meanwhile, spent four years in Illinois with the Eastern Illinois University Panthers. He threw for a program-best 13,156 yards in that span — eclipsing the records of former Panthers-turned-pros Sean Payton and Tony Romo.

Check out the full list of college football programs that boast the most Super Bowl starting and winning quarterbacks below:

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