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Boise State Quarterbacks: Jared Zabransky

Z is Fiesta Bowl MVP
Z is Fiesta Bowl MVP
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Jared Zabransky has the lowest quarterback rating of all six of the quarterbacks. But that certainly doesn't mean he shouldn't deserve a high ranking among these six or even number one. He was the starting quarterback during the unforgettable 2006-7 season.

Zabransky was a three year starter and totaled 8,256 yards, 58 touchdowns, and 37 interceptions. He completed 62.2 percent of his passes, with a career quarterback rating of 145.0. He was probably most known for his running ability. During his time at Boise State he racked up 863 yards and 31 touchdowns. Interestingly, add the rushing touchdowns to the passing touchdowns and his total is 89. That places him second in total touchdowns among this group, second only to Kellen Moore.

During his senior year, he led the team to an undefeated season and possibly the biggest win in Boise State history to date. Zabransky and the Broncos went into the Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma in a game very few people felt that had any business playing in. You all know how that worked out. Add to that, Z was voted the game’s MVP, which led to the cover boy of EA Sports NCAA football game.

Many people still remember the dismissal performance Zabransky had against Georgia during his junior year. The Broncos finished that season with a 9 – 4 record, lost the conference championship and the bowl game against Boston College.

Of all the quarterbacks, it is Jared Zabransky that seems to bring the most arguments out. As previously mentioned, statistically he doesn't compare favorably, but you can’t question what the team accomplished with him at the helm. That undefeated season put Boise State on the map and made the country notice.

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