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Big Ten Conference Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Passing Efficiency Rating

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Since 1956

Year Player Rate School
2012 Taylor Martinez* 141.59 Nebraska
2011 Russell Wilson* 191.78 Wisconsin
2010 Scott Tolzien* 165.92 Wisconsin
2009 Scott Tolzien* 142.99 Wisconsin
2008 Daryll Clark* 143.44 Penn State
2007 Todd Boeckman* 148.94 Ohio State
2006 Troy Smith* 161.91 Ohio State
2005 Troy Smith* 162.65 Ohio State
2004 Kyle Orton* 151.12 Purdue
2003 Asad Abdul-Khaliq* 162.31 Minnesota
2002 Brad Banks* 157.12 Iowa
2001 Jeff Smoker* 166.39 Michigan State
2000 Drew Henson 152.70 Michigan
1999 Tom Brady 137.98 Michigan
1998 Joe Germaine* 150.58 Ohio State
1997 Joe Germaine* 151.88 Ohio State
1996 Todd Schultz* 131.73 Michigan State
1995 Bobby Hoying* 163.43 Ohio State
1994 Kerry Collins 172.85 Penn State
1993 Darrell Bevell* 155.24 Wisconsin
1992 Elvis Grbac* 150.18 Michigan
1991 Elvis Grbac* 161.67 Michigan
1990 Elvis Grbac* 137.15 Michigan
1989 Greg Frey* 142.27 Ohio State
1988 Chuck Hartlieb 137.96 Iowa
1987 Chuck Hartlieb 161.38 Iowa
1986 Jim Harbaugh* 151.71 Michigan
1985 Jim Harbaugh* 157.88 Michigan
1984 Chuck Long* 156.45 Iowa
1983 Chuck Long 160.45 Iowa
1982 Tony Eason 128.21 Illinois
1981 Tony Eason 139.96 Illinois
1980 Mark Herrmann* 150.46 Purdue
1979 Art Schlichter* 145.87 Ohio State
1978 Ed Smith 139.04 Michigan State
1977 Mark Herrmann 121.14 Purdue
1976 Randy Dean 118.45 Northwestern
1975 Tony Dungy 120.78 Minnesota
1974 Terry Jones 120.20 Indiana
1973 Gregg Bohlig 112.86 Wisconsin
1972 Mitch Anderson 112.43 Northwestern
1971 Gary Danielson 147.55 Purdue
1970 Neil Graff 127.35 Wisconsin
1969 Mike Phipps 131.20 Purdue
1968 Larry Lawrence 130.06 Iowa
1967 Mike Phipps 119.96 Purdue
1966 Bob Griese 136.98 Purdue
1965 Bob Griese 128.86 Purdue
1964 Steve Juday 110.67 Michigan State
1963 Ron DiGravio 122.65 Purdue
1962 Tom Myers 133.34 Northwestern
1961 Ron Miller 122.83 Wisconsin
1960 Ron Miller 108.98 Wisconsin
1959 Olen Treadway 125.83 Iowa
1958 Randy Duncan* 136.84 Iowa
1956 Len Dawson 110.77 Purdue