Former BYU quarterback Ty Detmer.

What defines a greatness in quarterbacking? The answer will vary.

Some coaches want a game manager while others need a play maker. One coach might want a quarterback with a strong arm and a pocket presence, while another coach may look at escape ability and speed.

The only two things that every coach can agree on is having a player under center who is a leader and a winner.

On this the first day of college football, I give you the best leaders and winners that have played the quarterback position at Utah, Utah State and BYU over the last 35 years.

Who made the list and who got cut? Take a look.

Jay Yeomans is a courier by day and a free-lance writer by night. He is the creator and lone contributor to the blog Contact him at