UCLA Football: The Top 10 Bruin Quarterbacks of All-Time

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Oct 11, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins fans with letters on their chests cheer against the Oregon Ducks at Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

9. Bob Waterfield 1942-45

Bob Waterfield was a big part of UCLA’s first trip to the Rose Bowl after they defeated USC for the first time in their rivalry. Bob Waterfield will forever be remembered as the the first Bruin quarterback to beat USC.

That win also marked the first time UCLA had won the Pacific Coast Championship. The unfortunate part was that UCLA’s first trip to the Rose Bowl was that it ended in a 9-0 loss to Georgia.

Still, Waterfield was an exceptional player. Not only was he quarterback, but his duties also extended to punting and kicking. He also had an interesting tenure at UCLA as after his first season, he entered the service during World War II, but returned to UCLA for the 1944 and 1945 seasons.

He went on to play with the Los Angeles Rams in 1945 where he was the first ever rookie to win the Most Valuable Player award.

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