Right now, the ACC is stacked when it comes to QBs. A number of skilled veteran signal callers lead teams across the conference. Here is a look at all twelve starting quarterbacks of the ACC.
1. EJ Manuel, FSU
EJ has shined so far this season for FSU. The tall, athletic, senior is completing over 70% of his passes and has an 8-1 TD-Interception ratio. Manuel is coming off a 380 yard, two touchdown performance in their win over Clemson.
2. Tajh Boyd, Clemson
The dual threat Boyd is one of Clemson’s best weapons. Boyd had a tremendous 2011 season, passing for nearly 4,000 yards and 33 TDs. He is off to a great statistical start in 2012, but struggled against Florida State.
3. Mike Glennon, NC State
Mike Glennon, NC State’s strong armed 6-6 QB proved an incredible replacement for the Wolfpack after Russell Wilson transferred to Wisconsin before the 2011 season. Glennon had a 31-12 TD-INT ratio last season.
4. Logan Thomas, VT
A converted Tight End, Logan Thomas has NFL scouts drooling. Thomas is big and athletic, and throws a mean deep ball. Still, he has struggled early this season for the Hokies, completing just over 50% of his passes though four games.
5. Bryn Renner, UNC
Renner is extremely accurate: he completed 68% of his passes last season including a 22 of 23 passing day against James Madison (the one incompletion was a pick) en route to a 26 touchdown season. Renner is off to a hot start this season too as he has thrown 11 TDs in four games.
6. Chase Rettig, BC
After a couple of so-so seasons, Chase Rettig appears to be finding his groove as a junior. Rettig passed for 441 Week One against Miami, threw for three touchdowns Week Two against Maine, and picked up another 291 passing yards Week Three against NU.
7. Tanner Price, WF
Price is athletic and accurate, spearheading an efficient Wake Forest offense. Price had a phenomenal sophomore season last year, completing 20 touchdown passes and throwing for over 3,000 yards. After Wake Forest got obliterated by FSU Week Three this season, Price and Wake Forest rebounded nicely this past weekend, beating Army 49-37 with Price throwing a pair of TDs.
8. Sean Renfree, Duke
The Blue Devils pass A LOT and Renfree is their capable QB. Renfree is off to hot start to 2012; he has already passed for nine touchdowns and over 1000 yards! Even more surprising, Duke is 3-1. If the Blue Devils are going to make their first bowl since 1994, they will do so on Renfree’s shoulders.
9. Stephen Morris, Miami
An athletic signal caller, Morris is just hitting his stride after two seasons of playing part-time backup to inconsistent Jacory Harris. Morris has the Hurricanes out to a 3-1 start (2-0 in ACC games) and was nothing short of heroic in passing for 436 yards against Georgia Tech in an overtime win.
10.Michael Rocco, UVA
Rocco is a very good game manager with a good arm. He had a very good game last season in an upset last season against FSU when he passed for 238 yards on 31 attempts. The young Cavaliers will need a big year from him.
11. Tevin Washington, GT
Washington is the speedy QB of an explosive Yellow Jackets offense, but has struggled passing the ball in his time at Georgia Tech. One positive sign is Washington may be headed for his first season with a completion percentage over 50%– he is completing over 60% of his passes so far.
12. Perry Hills, Maryland
Just a freshman, Hills has shown loads of potential so far this season and had a terrific game against West Virginia in which he passed for 305 yards and three touchdowns.