Ranking the best season by a quarterback in BYU history (29 items)
BYU has been known as a quarterback factory for the better part of four decades, and for good reason. Those four decades have provided some of the best years in school history. They have led BYU to incredible seasons on the grid iron as a team and helped to propel the Cougars into the national spotlight.
Along the way, the great BYU signal callers have received plenty of recognition on both the conference and national level. There have been conference player of the year awards, All-American seasons,Sammy Baugh and Davey O'Brien trophies for the nation's best quarterback and even a Heisman Trophy.
While most of the quarterbacks have done most of the damage through the air, some have also done serious work with their legs. Both skill sets were taken into account when ranking each season as well as team success and individual awards. It is also important to know that while stats played a role in these rankings, it was more important how each player fared in relation to his peers because the game has changed so much.
Here is a look at the best of the best of those seasons.
All rankings in conference and national leaderboards are from Sports-reference.com. All award information, school records and NCAA records are from BYUCougars.com.
1 of 29. Honorable mention: John Beck, 2005
On the season, he completed 64.5 percent of his passes for 3,709 yards and 27 touchdowns to only 13 interceptions. He also added 61 yards and a pair of scores on the ground.
2 of 29. Honorable mention: Kevin Feterik, 1999
On the season, he completed 61.1 percent of his passes for 3,554 yards and 25 touchdowns as well as 15 interceptions.
3 of 29. Honorable mention: Steve Sarkisian, 1995
On the season, he completed 64.9 percent of his passes for 3,437 yards and 20 touchdowns as well as 14 interceptions. He also added two scores on the ground.
4 of 29. Honorable mention: Taysom Hill, 2013
On the season, he completed 53.9 percent of his passes for 2,938 yards and 19 touchdowns as well as 14 interceptions. He also added 1,344 yards and 10 scores on 246 carries.
5 of 29. 25. Max Hall, 2007
For the season, he completed 60.1 percent of his passes for 3,848 yards and 26 touchdowns as well as 12 interceptions.