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College football: Top seasons by freshman starting quarterbacks

Oklahoma has two of the top seasons by a freshman quarterback in college football history. Here's a look at a few of the other top seasons by freshman quarterbacks.
by Ryan Aber Published: August 25, 2013

Colt McCoy (2006): After replacing Vince Young at quarterback, McCoy helped get the Longhorns back in the national championship picture as a freshman, throwing for 2,570 yards, 29 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. After he started out 9-1 as a starter, including a 28-10 win over Oklahoma, McCoy was hurt against Kansas State and the Longhorns dropped that game and the Texas A&M game to end the regular season.

Chad Henne, Michigan (2004): Henne never matched his freshman numbers with the Wolverines, throwing for 2,743 yards and 25 touchdowns in helping Michigan to a 9-3 season.

Michael Vick, Virginia Tech (1999): The redshirt freshman electrified college football, helping the Hokies to an undefeated regular season while finishing third in Heisman Trophy voting. In a Sugar Bowl loss to Florida State for the national championship, Vick still put up 322 yards of total offense.