In honor of the Pac-12 hitting the century mark in its history, a 119-person panel of former players, coaches and media named the 50 greatest football players to play in the conference.
Not only was former Stanford star quarterback John Elway one of the 50, but he was named Offensive Player of the Century for the Pac-12 (which was then the Pac-10).
During his four years there, Elway was named 1980 Pac-10 Player of the Year and 1982 Pac-10 Player of the Year, and he won the 1982 Sammy Baugh Trophy, which is an annual award given to the nation's top collegiate passer. He was also a 1982 Consensus All-American. In his senior season, he threw for the most touchdown passes in the NCAA and accounted for most passing yards. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000.
By the time he finished playing at Stanford, Elway had set scores of records, from career passing yards to career touchdown passes, and plenty more.
Elway will be among the honorees in attendance when the All-Century Team members are honored in a special on-field presentation before the Pac-12 Football Championship Game between Stanford and USC on Dec. 5 at Levi's Stadium.