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Big Ten Conference Career Leaders and Records for Passing Touchdowns

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Since 1956

Rank Player TD From To Last School
1.Drew Brees* 90 1997 2000 Purdue
2.Chad Henne* 87 2004 2007 Michigan
3.Adam Weber* 72 2007 2010 Minnesota
4.Connor Cook* 71 2012 2015 Michigan State
 Elvis Grbac* 71 1989 1992 Michigan
 Mark Herrmann* 71 1977 1980 Purdue
7.Chuck Long* 70 1981 1985 Iowa
 John Navarre* 70 2000 2003 Michigan
9.Curtis Painter* 67 2005 2008 Purdue
10.Kirk Cousins* 66 2008 2011 Michigan State
 Kurt Kittner* 66 1998 2001 Illinois
12.Kyle Orton* 63 2001 2004 Purdue
13.Jeff Smoker* 61 2000 2003 Michigan State
 Nate Sudfeld 61 2012 2015 Indiana
 Drew Tate* 61 2003 2006 Iowa
16.Darrell Bevell* 59 1992 1995 Wisconsin
17.Bobby Hoying* 57 1992 1995 Ohio State
 Terrelle Pryor* 57 2008 2010 Ohio State
19.Joe Germaine* 56 1996 1998 Ohio State
 Ricky Stanzi* 56 2007 2010 Iowa
 Isiah Williams* 56 2006 2009 Illinois
 Juice Williams* 56 2006 2009 Illinois
23.Asad Abdul-Khaliq* 55 2000 2003 Minnesota
 Bryan Cupito* 55 2002 2006 Minnesota
 Nathan Scheelhaase* 55 2010 2013 Illinois
26.Jake Rudock* 54 2013 2015 Michigan
 Troy Smith* 54 2003 2006 Ohio State
28.Tommy Armstrong Jr* 53 2013 2015 Nebraska
29.Braxton Miller* 52 2011 2015 Ohio State
30.Jack Trudeau 51 1981 1985 Illinois
31.Art Schlichter* 50 1978 1981 Ohio State
32.Denard Robinson* 49 2009 2012 Michigan
33.Christian Hackenberg* 48 2013 2015 Penn State
 Kellen Lewis* 48 2006 2008 Indiana
 Joel Stave* 48 2012 2015 Wisconsin
36.John Stocco* 47 2003 2006 Wisconsin
37.Bill Burke* 46 1996 1999 Michigan State
 Rick Leach* 46 1975 1978 Michigan
 Taylor Martinez* 46 2010 2013 Nebraska
 Matt McGloin* 46 2009 2012 Penn State
41.J.T. Barrett* 45 2014 2015 Ohio State
 Jon Beutjer 45 2000 2004 Illinois
 Scott Campbell* 45 1980 1983 Purdue
 Ben Chappell* 45 2007 2010 Indiana
45.Brett Basanez* 44 2002 2005 Northwestern
 Devin Gardner* 44 2010 2014 Michigan
 Len Williams 44 1990 1993 Northwestern
 Dave Yarema* 44 1982 1986 Michigan State
49.C.J. Bacher* 43 2005 2008 Northwestern
 Daryll Clark* 43 2006 2009 Penn State
 Jim Everett* 43 1981 1985 Purdue
 Matt Sherman 43 1994 1997 Iowa
 Ed Smith 43 1976 1978 Michigan State