Over the three weeks of fall camp, Mississippi State will be collecting votes and assembling an all-time MSU football team in honor of the 100th anniversary of Scott Field. Winners will be announced over the course of the season as the starters are filled in on both sides of the ball.
Voting is simple: the candidates and their highlights are listed below, just vote for your choices in the poll.
Today, we are selecting one quarterback from the pool of candidates.
Jackie Parker 1952-53
All-American 1953, All-SEC 1952-53, member of National Football Foundation Hall of Fame, two-time Nashville Banner SEC MVP (1952-53), record for most total touchdowns in a game (six vs. Auburn 1952). 24 career rushing touchdowns (T-4th all-time), 15 passing touchdowns, 39 career touchdowns responsible for (7th), 24 total touchdowns in 1952 (2nd-best single season), 8.52 yards per pass attempt (1st), most points scored by non-kicker in a single season (120, an SEC record until 1992) and most points responsible for in a single season (168), most points responsible for in a single game (six touchdowns and six extra points vs. Auburn in 1952), MSU’s leading punt and kick returner 1952-53, led MSU in interceptions (four) in 1953, nicknamed “The Fast Freight From Mississippi State,” one of five in MSU Ring of Honor, member of Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, 135.11 passing efficiency (2nd), only quarterback with a perfect 1.000 completion percentage in a game (vs. Ole Miss 1953)
Tommy Pharr 1967-69
3,720 passing yards (8th), 24 touchdowns (8th), 36 interceptions. 569 rushing yards, four touchdowns. 11 200-yard passing games (T-1st)
Rockey Felker 1971-74
2,921 passing yards, 23 touchdowns (9th), 27 interceptions. 815 rushing yards, 12 touchdowns
John Bond 1980-83
4,621 passing yards (6th), 18 touchdowns (10th), 37 interceptions. 2,280 rushing yards (1st among QBs), 24 touchdowns. 6,901 yards of total offense (2nd), 42 touchdowns responsible for (4th)
Don Smith 1983-86
5,229 passing yards (5th), 31 touchdowns (5th), 35 interceptions. 7,097 yards of total offense (1st), 1,868 rush yards (2nd among QBs), nine career 100-yard rushing games (1st among QBs), most 100-yard rushing games in one season by a QB (five in 1986), most yards per game in a career (165), most yards per game in a season 262.4 in 1985, 52 total touchdowns responsible for (1st), tied-most consecutive games in a season with a touchdown pass (six in 1985)
Sleepy Robinson 1990-92
1,501 passing yards, 14 touchdowns, 11 interceptions. 682 yards rushing, seven touchdowns
Derrick Taite 1993-96
5,232 passing yards (4th), 38 touchdowns (2nd), 25 interceptions. Nine career 200-yard games (5th), records for most passing yards in a game (466 vs. Tulane 1994) and total yards in a game (468 vs. Tulane 1994), 5,405 yards total offense (6th)
Wayne Madkin 1998-01
6,336 yards (1st), 34 touchdowns (3rd) and 35 interceptions. 116.85 career passing efficiency (8th), 11 200-yard games (T-1st)
Tyler Russell 2010-13
5,441 passing yards (3rd), 42 touchdowns (1st), 23 interceptions. 137.29 passing efficiency (1st), most touchdowns in a season (24 in 2012), 10 200-yard games (4th), .587 completion percentage (3rd), 410 completions (3rd)