South Carolina Football’s GOAT Series: Top-12 greatest quarterbacks of all-time

Ranking the top-12 greatest quarterbacks in South Carolina football history

South Carolina football's all-time passing yardage leader, Todd Ellis, . Mandatory Credit: RVR Photos-USA TODAY Network
South Carolina football's all-time passing yardage leader, Todd Ellis, . Mandatory Credit: RVR Photos-USA TODAY Network /
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South Carolina Football’s No. 3 Greatest Quarterback of All-Time:
Anthony Wright

Anthony Wright (1995-1998) was a stud. Playing behind some porous offensive lines, A1 was often running for his life while in garnet and black. Despite this disadvantage, Wright was a consistent playmaker for Brad Scott’s South Carolina teams, both through the air and on the ground. He finished his career with over 5600 passing yards and a solid 38-22 touchdown-interception ratio. If not for taking so many sacks due to holes up front, Wright’s rushing totals would have been much higher than the 200 yards and 7 touchdowns he scraped together.

Sandwiched between two other quarterbacks on this list (Steve Taneyhill and Phil Petty), Wright is seventh in Gamecock history in total yardage even though he only started for three seasons. He was voted the team’s MVP as a junior when he threw for 18 touchdowns and just 5 picks. His career is one of the biggest “what if” careers in South Carolina history as Gamecock fans often wonder how a talent like Anthony Wright would have fared on a good football team.