Best of the Packers: Top 10 quarterbacks since 1960

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6. David Whitehurst (1977-83)

Furman quarterback David Whitehurst was an unlikely NFL player, making the roster of the Green Bay Packers after being selected in the eighth round of the 1977 NFL Draft.

He wound up starting five games as a rookie after Lynn Dickey was hurt and started all 16 games in 1978, leading the Packers to an 8-7-1 mark and nearly pulling out the NFC Central title—losing a tiebreaker to the Minnesota Vikings.

That season, he completed 51.2 percent of his passes for 2,093 yards and 10 touchdowns, with 17 interceptions.

Whitehurst made 13 starts in 1979, with Green Bay going 4-9 as he completed 55.6 percent of his throws for 2,247 yards and 10 scores with 18 picks.

A backup for the remainder of his stint with the Packers, Whitehurst led Green Bay to a 2-1 record in three starts in 1981.

He was released during training camp in 1984 and signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, playing in four games before being waived in October 1984 and retiring.

In seven seasons, Whitehurst started 37 games, with Green Bay going 16-20-1. He completed 51.4 percent of his passes for 6,205 yards and 28 touchdowns with 51 interceptions and a passer rating of 59.2.

His 6,205 yards are ninth in Packers history.

His son, Charlie Whitehurst, is currently a backup quarterback with the Tennessee Titans.

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