The 5 best quarterbacks in Miami Hurricanes football history

Unknown date, 2000; Coral Gables, FL, USA; FILE PHOTO; Miami Hurricanes quarterback Ken Dorsey (11).
Unknown date, 2000; Coral Gables, FL, USA; FILE PHOTO; Miami Hurricanes quarterback Ken Dorsey (11). / RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports
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Incredibly talented quarterbacks have historically blessed the Miami Hurricanes at the reigns of their football program.

Over the last decade or so, the Canes have struggled to find their once-banked-upon success.

As teams such as Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, and Michigan have risen to the top of college football, Miami has had to take a back seat to many of its former equals.

The Texas Longhorns, the Michigan State Spartans, and even the Washington Huskies have made their way to the College Football Playoffs with elite quarterbacks leading the team.

So, while Miami may have settled into a slight quarterback slump, take a look back at some of the best ball slingers to ever grace Hard Rock Stadium.

5. player. Bernie Kosar. . . 1982-1984. kosar. . 834. Bernie Kosar

Kosar played for the Hurricanes under Howard Schnellenberger in the early 1980s, right when Miami was starting to cement itself as a national powerhouse in college football.

He was a huge part of why the Canes started becoming Quarterback U and led Miami to its first-ever national title.

Bernie Kosar
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After redshirting his first year with Miami, Kosar started in 12 out of 12 games as a freshman in 1983. He threw for 2,328 yards and 15 touchdowns, earning the Canes an 11-1 overall record and a berth in the Orange Bowl against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Kosar rallied the Hurricanes to a 31-30 vivtory over the Huskers with his 300 passing yards and 2 touchdowns through the air.

While his third year with the Canes wasn't as successful as his freshman campaign, Kosar was still a second-team All American and finished fourth in voting for the Heisman Trophy.