Athlon Sports recently ranked the top 50 college quarterbacks of the BCS era, and the ACC was well represented (at least by schools that are currently in the ACC). The ACC now claims Miami and Virginia Tech, though everyone knows those schools racked up titles and awards before joining the conference.
There are a few more recent names, though, that made the cut -- including former NC State quarterback Russell Wilson and current Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd.
Here are the ACC-related names you should recognize:
No. 6 Michael Vick, Virginia Tech
No. 8 Chris Weinke, Florida State
No. 11 Russell Wilson, NC State/Wisconsin
No. 18 Ken Dorsey, Miami
No. 20 Philip Rivers, NC State
No. 27 Matt Ryan, Boston College
No. 32 Joe Hamilton, Georgia Tech
No. 45 Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech
No. 49 Tajh Boyd, Clemson
It's nice to see Hamilton get some love, and for those of you thinking about Charlie Ward, don't forget this is only during the BCS era. To me, Rivers should be higher, one of the top three ACC quarterbacks of the BCS era in my opinion. As good as Wilson was, I wouldn't rank him higher than Rivers or Ryan. Listing Boyd is definitely a vote of confidence in his abilities, and Athlon thinks highly of Boyd, as the publication listed him as its No. 2 Heisman candidate for 2013.