In the history of football, there are few quarterbacks who have accomplished as much as former Washington Huskies signal-caller Warren Moon. A member of both the Canadian Football League, and Pro Football Hall of Fame, Moon arrived in Washington after a two-year stint at West Los Angeles College. While his record was only 11-11 as a starter, he definitely made his mark on the program.
Moon was the team’s starting quarterback in 1976 and 1977, though it was his 1977 campaign that really cemented his place on our list of the top-30 greatest players in school history. The conference Offensive Player of the Year in 1977, Moon led the Huskies to the Pac-8 title and capped off his career at Washington with an upset victory over Michigan in the Rose Bowl.
The incredibly talented Moon was named Most Valuable Player of that Rose Bowl. Despite how well he played for Washington, he went undrafted by the NFL. Moon shrugged it off, going to play in the CFL and absolutely dominating north of the border. When he finally got to the NFL, he became one of the best quarterbacks in league history, as he was named to nine Pro Bowls.
The AFC’s Player of the Year and NEA NFL Most Valuable Player in 1990, Moon is also a member of the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame, where he was inducted back in 1997. There was nothing he could not do with the football in his hands. The only reason that he is not ranked higher on this list is because he only started two years for Washington.