The Kansas State football program has had some pretty good quarterbacks throughout their history. Who have been the 15 best to ever don the purple and silver jerseys?
The Kansas State Wildcats have had some darn good quarterbacks throughout their storied history, including three Heisman candidates in Lynn Dickey, Michael Bishop, and Collin Klein. K-State also saw one of their quarterbacks go in the first round of the NFL Draft in Josh Freeman.
So who have been the best signal callers for the Kansas State Wildcats? Let’s take a look.
Best Quarterbacks in Kansas State football history: 15. Dennis Morrison
The first quarterback to appear on this list is Dennis Morrison, who played for the team in the early 1970s.
Morrison, a left-handed quarterback (at least according to his Wikipedia page) first got the nod to start the 1971 season and saw two solid years as the starter for the Wildcats. He threw for 3,428 yards and 18 touchdowns during three total seasons with K-State.
It’s worth noting that during Morrison’s tenure at Kansas State, the team was not very good. They went 5-6 in 1971 and 3-8 in 1972 under head coach Vince Gibson.
Despite playing for a losing team during his college career, Morrison was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 14th round of the 1973 NFL Draft. He only spent a small amount of time on the 49ers roster, throwing one touchdown and five interceptions.
Although his pro career didn’t go too well, Dennis Morrison is one of the best Kansas State quarterbacks in team history.