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Big Ten Conference Career Leaders and Records for Passing Yards

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Since 1956

Rank Player Yds From To Last School
1.Drew Brees* 11792 1997 2000 Purdue
2.Curtis Painter* 11163 2005 2008 Purdue
3.Adam Weber* 10917 2007 2010 Minnesota
4.Brett Basanez* 10580 2002 2005 Northwestern
5.Mark Herrmann* 9946 1977 1980 Purdue
6.Chad Henne* 9715 2004 2007 Michigan
7.Chuck Long* 9671 1981 1985 Iowa
8.Kyle Orton* 9337 2001 2004 Purdue
9.Kirk Cousins* 9131 2008 2011 Michigan State
10.John Navarre* 9014 2000 2003 Michigan
11.Jeff Smoker* 8932 2000 2003 Michigan State
12.Nathan Scheelhaase* 8568 2010 2013 Illinois
13.Kurt Kittner* 8460 1998 2001 Illinois
14.Drew Tate* 8292 2003 2006 Iowa
15.Jack Trudeau 8146 1981 1985 Illinois
16.Juice Williams* 8037 2006 2009 Illinois
17.Darrell Bevell* 7686 1992 1995 Wisconsin
18.Scott Campbell* 7636 1980 1983 Purdue
19.Art Schlichter* 7547 1978 1981 Ohio State
20.Jason Verduzco* 7532 1989 1992 Illinois
21.Len Williams 7487 1990 1993 Northwestern
22.Antwaan Randle El 7469 1998 2001 Indiana
23.Bryan Cupito* 7446 2002 2006 Minnesota
24.Jim Everett* 7411 1981 1985 Purdue
25.Ricky Stanzi* 7377 2007 2010 Iowa
26.C.J. Bacher* 7319 2005 2008 Northwestern
27.Ben Chappell* 7251 2007 2010 Indiana
28.Bobby Hoying* 7232 1992 1995 Ohio State
29.John Stocco* 7227 2003 2006 Wisconsin
30.Zack Mills* 7212 2001 2004 Penn State
31.Cory Sauter 6834 1994 1997 Minnesota
32.Matt Rodgers* 6725 1988 1991 Iowa
33.Asad Abdul-Khaliq* 6660 2000 2003 Minnesota
34.Tony Eason 6608 1981 1982 Illinois
35.Steve Bradley 6579 1983 1985 Indiana
36.Drew Stanton* 6524 2003 2006 Michigan State
37.Elvis Grbac* 6460 1989 1992 Michigan
38.Kellen Lewis* 6395 2006 2008 Indiana
39.Matt McGloin* 6390 2009 2012 Penn State
40.Joe Germaine* 6370 1996 1998 Ohio State
41.Devin Gardner* 6336 2010 2014 Michigan
42.Greg Frey* 6316 1987 1990 Ohio State
43.Chuck Hartlieb* 6269 1985 1988 Iowa
44.Denard Robinson* 6250 2009 2012 Michigan
45.Jeff George* 6212 1986 1989 Illinois
46.Terrelle Pryor* 6177 2008 2010 Ohio State
47.Brian Hoyer* 6159 2005 2008 Michigan State
48.Connor Cook* 6063 2012 2014 Michigan State
49.Jon Beutjer 6031 2000 2004 Illinois
50.Matt Sherman 6018 1994 1997 Iowa