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Big Ten Conference Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Passing Touchdowns

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Since 1956

Year Player TD School
2014 J.T. Barrett 34 Ohio State
2013 Braxton Miller 24 Ohio State
2012 Matt McGloin 24 Penn State
2011 Russell Wilson* 33 Wisconsin
2010 Terrelle Pryor* 27 Ohio State
2009 Daryll Clark* 24 Penn State
2008 Juice Williams 22 Illinois
2007 Curtis Painter* 29 Purdue
2006 Troy Smith* 30 Ohio State
2005 Chad Henne* 23 Michigan
2004 Kyle Orton* 31 Purdue
2003 John Navarre* 24 Michigan
2002 Brad Banks* 26 Iowa
2001 Kurt Kittner 23 Illinois
2000 Drew Brees* 26 Purdue
1999 Drew Brees* 25 Purdue
1998 Drew Brees* 39 Purdue
1997 Billy Dicken* 21 Purdue
1996 Steve Schnur* 17 Northwestern
1995 Bobby Hoying* 29 Ohio State
1994 Kerry Collins 21 Penn State
1993 Darrell Bevell* 19 Wisconsin
1992 Elvis Grbac* 17 Michigan
1991 Elvis Grbac* 25 Michigan
1990 Elvis Grbac* 21 Michigan
1989 Jeff George* 22 Illinois
1988 Chuck Hartlieb 14 Iowa
1987 Chuck Hartlieb 19 Iowa
1986 Dave Yarema 16 Michigan State
1985 Chuck Long 26 Iowa
1984 Chuck Long* 22 Iowa
1983 Randy Wright 19 Wisconsin
1982 Tony Eason 17 Illinois
1981 Tony Eason 20 Illinois
  Mike Hohensee 20 Minnesota
1980 Mark Herrmann* 23 Purdue
1979 Mark Herrmann* 16 Purdue
1978 Ed Smith 20 Michigan State
1977 Mark Herrmann 18 Purdue
1976 Mike Carroll 13 Wisconsin
  Rick Leach* 13 Michigan
  Ed Smith 13 Michigan State
1975 Tony Dungy 15 Minnesota
1974 Terry Jones 11 Indiana
1973 Mitch Anderson 12 Northwestern
1972 Rudy Steiner 9 Wisconsin
1971 Gary Danielson 10 Purdue
1970 Neil Graff 11 Wisconsin
1969 Mike Phipps 23 Purdue
1968 Dennis Brown 12 Michigan
  Harry Gonso 12 Indiana
1967 Mike Phipps 11 Purdue
1966 Bob Griese 12 Purdue
1965 Fred Custardo 11 Illinois
  Bob Griese 11 Purdue
1964 Gary Snook 11 Iowa
1963 Ron DiGravio 8 Purdue
1962 Ron Vander Kelen* 14 Wisconsin
1961 Ron Miller 11 Wisconsin
1960 Tom Matte 8 Ohio State
  Ron Miller 8 Wisconsin
  Tom Wilson 8 Michigan State
1959 Dean Look 9 Michigan State
1958 Randy Duncan* 12 Iowa
1957 Randy Duncan 10 Iowa
1956 Len Dawson 7 Purdue