UNC Football: Top 10 Tar Heels Quarterbacks All-Time

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No. 4 – Darian Durant, UNC (2001-04)

Darian Durant had one of the best college careers that any UNC football player could have. In four seasons, he averaged more than 2,000 passing yards. As a freshman quarterback, he threw for 1,843 yards; his only season with less than 2,000 yards.

Durant has the record for the most touchdown passes in UNC career (68).

Durant holds several other records including the most touchdown passes in a game (five vs. Arizona State 2002), the most yards per completion in a season with a minimum of 100 passes (14.4 yards per pass in 2002; 147 completions for 2,123 yards) and the most yards gained by a freshman quarterback in a game (261 vs. Wake Forest in 2001).

In addition, Durant has the fifth-highest career completion percentage (60.5% from 2001-2004), the seventh-highest QBR in a season (149.3 in 2001), the tenth-highest QBR in a season (145.2 in 2002), the sixth-highest career QBR (136.74), the second-most career passing yards (8,755), sixth-most completions in a season (234 in 2012), the ninth-most touchdowns in a season (18 in 2003) and the 10th-most touchdowns in a season (17 in 2001 and 2004).

Durant was a member of the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) Grey Cup Championship Saskatchewan Roughriders teams in 2007 and 2013, as well as an all-star in 2009 and 2013.

Currently, Durant plays for the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes.