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

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Since 1956

Year Player Yds School
2014 Connor Cook 3214 Michigan State
2013 Nathan Scheelhaase 3272 Illinois
2012 Matt McGloin 3271 Penn State
2011 Kirk Cousins* 3316 Michigan State
2010 Ben Chappell 3295 Indiana
2009 Mike Kafka* 3430 Northwestern
2008 Juice Williams 3173 Illinois
2007 Curtis Painter* 3846 Purdue
2006 Curtis Painter* 3985 Purdue
2005 Brett Basanez* 3622 Northwestern
2004 Kyle Orton* 3090 Purdue
2003 Jeff Smoker* 3395 Michigan State
2002 John Navarre* 2905 Michigan
2001 Kurt Kittner 2994 Illinois
2000 Drew Brees* 3668 Purdue
1999 Drew Brees* 3909 Purdue
1998 Drew Brees* 3983 Purdue
1997 Billy Dicken* 3136 Purdue
1996 Steve Schnur* 2632 Northwestern
1995 Bobby Hoying* 3269 Ohio State
1994 Kerry Collins 2679 Penn State
1993 Todd Collins* 2509 Michigan
1992 Marquel Fleetwood 2168 Minnesota
1991 Jason Verduzco 3014 Illinois
1990 Jason Verduzco* 2567 Illinois
1989 Jeff George* 2738 Illinois
1988 Chuck Hartlieb 3310 Iowa
1987 Chuck Hartlieb 2855 Iowa
1986 Jim Harbaugh* 2729 Michigan
1985 Jim Everett 3651 Purdue
1984 Jim Everett* 3256 Purdue
1983 Jack Trudeau 2446 Illinois
1982 Tony Eason 3248 Illinois
1981 Tony Eason 3360 Illinois
1980 Mark Herrmann* 3212 Purdue
1979 Mark Herrmann* 2377 Purdue
1978 Ed Smith 2226 Michigan State
1977 Mark Herrmann 2453 Purdue
1976 Ed Smith 1749 Michigan State
1975 Tony Dungy 1515 Minnesota
1974 Terry Jones 1347 Indiana
1973 Mitch Anderson 1224 Northwestern
1972 Mitch Anderson 1335 Northwestern
1971 Maurie Daigneau 1733 Northwestern
1970 Mike Rasmussen 1344 Michigan State
1969 Mike Phipps 2527 Purdue
1968 Dennis Brown 1562 Michigan
1967 Mike Phipps 1800 Purdue
1966 Bob Griese 1749 Purdue
1965 Bob Griese 1719 Purdue
1964 Gary Snook 2062 Iowa
1963 Tom Myers 1398 Northwestern
1962 Ron Vander Kelen* 1582 Wisconsin
1961 Ron Miller 1487 Wisconsin
1960 Ron Miller 1351 Wisconsin
1959 Olen Treadway 1014 Iowa
1958 Randy Duncan* 1397 Iowa
1957 Randy Duncan 1124 Iowa
1956 Len Dawson 856 Purdue