SMU's offense in those days was loosely structured and depended entirely on Meredith making plays out of essentially nothing. His jersey number "17" is retired at SMU.
5. Robert Griffin III, Baylor (2008-11): Easily the greatest quarterback in Baylor history and possibly the most popular Baylor Bear of all time, RG3 is synonymous with Baylor's recent success and national recognition.
Griffin was a solid four-year starter in Waco, but, much like Andre Ware, his legacy is built around one incredible season. He was a Freshman All-American in 2008, but back-to-back 4-8 seasons proved less than stunning.
In 2010, Griffin led the Bears to a 7-6 record and their first bowl appearance since 1994. Then in 2011, magic happened in Waco. After a thrilling opening night comeback victory over 15th-ranked TCU, Griffin's Bears went 10-3 and beat Washington in the Alamo Bowl -- the program's first bowl win since 1992. Oh yeah, and did I mention that year he won the Heisman Trophy, AP Player of the Year, the O'Brien award, the Manning Award and was a Consensus All-American.
Griffin put that Baylor squad on his back every week, and without him the Bears likely would not have come close to their second 10-win season in school history. Griffin has burst on to the scene in the NFL as well, collecting multiple awards and accolades with the Washington Redskins.
4. Sammy Baugh, TCU (1934-36): If this list was predicated on NFL success, "Slingin' Sammy" Baugh would undoubtedly be at the top. One of the most versatile and athletic players in TCU history, Baugh was a three-sport letterman for the Horned Frogs, as he excelled in football, baseball and basketball. On the football field alone he started at punter and defensive back in addition to his duties as a signal caller.