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Big Ten Conference Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

  • Minimum 14 pass attempts per school game.
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Since 1956

Year Player AY/A School
2012 Braxton Miller 8.15 Ohio State
2011 Russell Wilson* 11.83 Wisconsin
2010 Scott Tolzien* 9.43 Wisconsin
2009 Kirk Cousins* 8.09 Michigan State
2008 Daryll Clark* 8.42 Penn State
2007 Todd Boeckman* 7.52 Ohio State
2006 Troy Smith* 9.23 Ohio State
2005 Troy Smith* 10.22 Ohio State
2004 Kyle Orton* 8.96 Purdue
2003 Asad Abdul-Khaliq* 10.06 Minnesota
2002 Brad Banks* 9.76 Iowa
2001 Jeff Smoker* 10.07 Michigan State
2000 Drew Henson 9.18 Michigan
1999 Antwaan Randle El 8.25 Indiana
1998 Joe Germaine* 9.15 Ohio State
1997 Mike McQueary 8.42 Penn State
1996 Scott Dreisbach 6.91 Michigan
1995 Bobby Hoying* 9.70 Ohio State
1994 Kerry Collins 10.55 Penn State
1993 Todd Collins* 8.56 Michigan
1992 Elvis Grbac* 7.24 Michigan
1991 Elvis Grbac* 9.11 Michigan
1990 Elvis Grbac* 7.07 Michigan
1989 Greg Frey* 8.26 Ohio State
1988 Chuck Hartlieb 7.79 Iowa
1987 Chuck Hartlieb 9.62 Iowa
1986 Jim Harbaugh* 8.79 Michigan
1985 Jim Harbaugh* 9.10 Michigan
1984 Chuck Long* 8.47 Iowa
1983 Chuck Long 9.97 Iowa
1982 Mike Tomczak* 6.78 Ohio State
1981 Tony Eason 7.71 Illinois
1980 Art Schlichter* 8.08 Ohio State
1979 Art Schlichter* 9.13 Ohio State
1978 Ed Smith 7.76 Michigan State
1977 Ed Smith 5.42 Michigan State
1976 Randy Dean 6.18 Northwestern
1975 Randy Dean 5.30 Northwestern
1974 Terry Jones 5.69 Indiana
1973 Gregg Bohlig 6.40 Wisconsin
1972 Mitch Anderson 5.48 Northwestern
1971 Gary Danielson 8.19 Purdue
1970 Neil Graff 7.78 Wisconsin
1969 Mike Phipps 6.78 Purdue
1968 Larry Lawrence 6.68 Iowa
1967 Mike Phipps 7.02 Purdue
1966 Bob Griese 6.95 Purdue
1965 Bob Griese 6.63 Purdue
1964 John Hankinson 5.47 Minnesota
1963 Ron DiGravio 6.48 Purdue
1962 Ron Vander Kelen* 6.54 Wisconsin
1961 Ron Miller 6.12 Wisconsin
1960 Ron Miller 4.21 Wisconsin
1959 Olen Treadway 6.80 Iowa
1958 Randy Duncan* 6.88 Iowa
1956 Len Dawson 4.20 Purdue