No. 1 – Joe Hamilton (1996-99)
When only one player on the list is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, it’s not difficult to put him at the top spot. It’s difficult to dispute Joe Hamilton as the greatest quarterback in the storied history of Georgia Tech football.
A consensus first-team All-American in 1999, Hamilton was also the Heisman Trophy runner-up and won the Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s top quarterback. He was also named ACC Player of the Year for the same season.
While at Tech, Hamilton set Atlantic Coast Conference records for total offense (10,640 yards), total touchdowns (83) and total touchdown passes (65).
Capping his brilliant college football legacy, Hamilton was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2014, an organization that is now based just a few blocks from Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta.
Though his performances didn’t always translate to team wins, there’s no doubt that Joe Hamilton is the greatest to ever take a snap for the Yellow Jackets.