Top 10 Quarterbacks in Mississippi State History

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Sep 12, 2015; Starkville, MS, USA; A Mississippi State Bulldogs helmet sits on an equipment cart during the game against the LSU Tigers at Davis Wade Stadium. LSU defeated Mississippi State 21-19. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

#10: Tommy Pharr

Tommy Pharr was the starting quarterback at MSU in 1968 and 1969.

He was named 1st team all-SEC quarterback in 1968 (over Archie Manning). That year he threw for 1,838 yards with nine touchdowns and 18 interceptions. Not earth-shattering numbers but he didn’t have much help.

In 1969, Pharr threw for 1,603 yards but managed to improve his TD: INT ratio to 11:13.

Neither one of those teams were any good, much like the rest of the 1960s. MSU went 0-8-2 in ’68 and 3-7 in ’69. The highlight of the Pharr era were ties against #15 Texas Tech and Ole Miss in ’68.

Despite all the losing, Pharr posted stats that are still alive and well in the MSU record books:

  • 8th in completions
  • 10th in completion %
  • 9th in passing yards
  • 9th in passing touchdowns

He makes the top 10 because of those, and he’s one of just five State QBs for be 1st team all-SEC.

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