The golden era for Ivy League football, at least in terms of producing quarterbacks, was probably the early 1980s. Five quarterbacks found their way into the N.F.L. A few of them even stuck.
There was Jeff Kemp, who emerged from Dartmouth to lead the Los Angeles Rams into the 1984 playoffs. There was Princeton’s Bob Holly, a dashing backup to Joe Theismann in Super Bowl XVII. There was Jim Crocicchia, who got a call from the Giants after graduating from Penn in 1987. The players were on strike; the Giants needed a quarterback. He made his debut on “Monday Night Football,” completed six passes for 89 yards, and never played in the N.F.L. again.