Let's Remember Some Big 12 Quarterbacks by HightB

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apeekrtr
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Ryno23

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Quiz Description

Patrick Mahomes managed to break the barrier of Big 12 quarterbacks winning an NFL playoff game (at least among QBs who played for a school that was in the conference when they were representing their school). Here are some questions about 12 who have not done so.

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Questions:

In 2018, he returned to Nebraska as head coach after winning a share of the 1997 National Championship. His NFL career was spent on defense and special teams duty. (edited at 6:07 am, January 14, 2019 (EST))

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Scott FROST

This QB of the 1998 Kansas State Wildcats did win playoff games in the Arena League and the CFL, but lost a battle to become the backup to Drew Bledsoe in New England to some 7th-round pick out of Michigan.

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Michael BISHOP

When the answer to Question 1 left Central Florida, this 2000 Heisman runner-up and National Championship winner as a Sooner took over at UCF.

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Josh HEUPEL

Yet another coach in the making, this Texas quarterback alternated time with Chris Simms, but was recently fired by the Houston Cougars after a 70-14 bowl loss to Army.

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Major APPLEWHITE

This first starting quarterback of the Mike Leach head coaching era at Texas Tech was recently fired from the head position in Lubbock only to surface as the new head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.

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Kliff KINGSBURY

After two exciting seasons at Iowa State in 2001-02, this QB did catch passes in two Matt Hasselbeck-era Seahawks playoff victories. He later played for Cleveland and had a one-game stint as an injury replacement for Aaron Rodgers in 2013.

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Seneca WALLACE

Knee injuries hindered the NFL potential of this Sooner, a 2003 Heisman winner and 2004 Heisman 3rd-place finisher.

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Jason WHITE

The notorious "I'm a man, I'm 40!" Mike Gundy rant was set off by a newspaper article about this Oklahoma State quarterback, who was benched during the 2007 season. Gundy was intent upon defending the QB at the time.

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Bobby REID

The 2007 Missouri Tigers were led by this QB, who earned a Super Bowl ring early in his career as a backup to Drew Brees and who went 1-1 as a starter this year for the Bears as a replacement for an injured Mitchell Trubisky.

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Chase DANIEL

2011 was the Heisman year of Robert Griffin III, but the Big 12 passing yardage title was held by this Oklahoma State QB, who joined a line of unsuccessful first round QB picks by the Cleveland Browns. He wasn't the long term answer in Dallas, either.

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Brandon WEEDEN

Yet another star Big 12 QB who never made it into the NFL was this Kansas State quarterback of 2011-12, who helped the Wildcats to a Big 12 title and a Fiesta Bowl appearance in his senior year and ran for over 1100 yards in his junior year, but NFL scouts projected him as a tight end and he went undrafted in 2013.

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Collin KLEIN

West Virginia's first Big 12 season was in 2012 and the Mountaineers were led by this quarterback, who managed to create headlines with the Jets for having his jaw broken by a teammate and with the Giants for ending Eli Manning's start streak in 2017.

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Geno SMITH