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Big Ten Conference Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Pass Attempts

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Since 1956

Year Player Att School
2014 Christian Hackenberg 484 Penn State
2013 Nathan Scheelhaase 430 Illinois
2012 Andrew Maxwell* 446 Michigan State
  Matt McGloin 446 Penn State
2011 Kirk Cousins* 419 Michigan State
2010 Ben Chappell 483 Indiana
2009 Mike Kafka* 492 Northwestern
2008 Adam Weber* 410 Minnesota
2007 Curtis Painter* 569 Purdue
2006 Curtis Painter* 530 Purdue
2005 Brett Basanez* 497 Northwestern
2004 Brett Basanez 460 Northwestern
2003 Jeff Smoker* 488 Michigan State
2002 John Navarre* 448 Michigan
2001 Zak Kustok 404 Northwestern
2000 Drew Brees* 512 Purdue
1999 Drew Brees* 554 Purdue
1998 Drew Brees* 569 Purdue
1997 Billy Dicken* 407 Purdue
1996 Steve Schnur* 368 Northwestern
1995 Bobby Hoying* 341 Ohio State
1994 Tim Schade 341 Minnesota
1993 Jim Miller* 336 Michigan State
1992 Marquel Fleetwood 385 Minnesota
1991 Jason Verduzco 420 Illinois
1990 Eric Hunter 366 Purdue
1989 Jeff George* 386 Illinois
1988 Chuck Hartlieb 409 Iowa
1987 Chuck Hartlieb 299 Iowa
1986 Dave Yarema 297 Michigan State
1985 Jim Everett 450 Purdue
1984 Jim Everett* 431 Purdue
1983 Steve Bradley 355 Indiana
1982 Tony Eason 450 Illinois
1981 Tony Eason 406 Illinois
1980 Dave Wilson 463 Illinois
1979 Mark Herrmann* 348 Purdue
1978 Kevin Strasser 307 Northwestern
1977 Mark Herrmann 319 Purdue
1976 Mike Carroll 262 Wisconsin
1975 Tony Dungy 225 Minnesota
1974 Mitch Anderson 225 Northwestern
1973 Mitch Anderson 197 Northwestern
1972 Mitch Anderson 187 Northwestern
1971 Craig Curry 266 Minnesota
1970 Craig Curry 228 Minnesota
1969 Mike Phipps 321 Purdue
1968 Dave Shelbourne 251 Northwestern
1967 Mike Phipps 243 Purdue
1966 Dick Vidmer 225 Michigan
1965 Bob Griese 238 Purdue
1964 Gary Snook 311 Iowa
1963 Hal Brandt 181 Wisconsin
1962 Ron Vander Kelen* 216 Wisconsin
1961 Ron Miller 198 Wisconsin
1960 Ron Miller 188 Wisconsin
1959 Olen Treadway 147 Iowa
1958 Randy Duncan* 179 Iowa
1957 Tom McDonald 123 Indiana
1956 Len Dawson 130 Purdue