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

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Since 1956

Year Player Yds School
2014 J.T. Barrett 3772 Ohio State
2013 Nathan Scheelhaase 3543 Illinois
2012 Taylor Martinez* 3890 Nebraska
2011 Russell Wilson* 3513 Wisconsin
2010 Denard Robinson* 4272 Michigan
2009 Mike Kafka* 3725 Northwestern
2008 Juice Williams 3892 Illinois
2007 Curtis Painter* 3826 Purdue
2006 Curtis Painter* 4092 Purdue
2005 Brett Basanez* 4045 Northwestern
2004 Kyle Orton* 3202 Purdue
2003 Jeff Smoker* 3279 Michigan State
2002 Brad Banks* 2996 Iowa
2001 Zak Kustok 3272 Northwestern
2000 Drew Brees* 4189 Purdue
1999 Drew Brees* 4086 Purdue
1998 Drew Brees* 4176 Purdue
1997 Billy Dicken* 3487 Purdue
1996 Steve Schnur* 2600 Northwestern
1995 Bobby Hoying* 3290 Ohio State
1994 Kerry Collins 2660 Penn State
1993 Todd Collins* 2428 Michigan
1992 Marquel Fleetwood 2487 Minnesota
1991 Jason Verduzco 2983 Illinois
1990 Jason Verduzco* 2384 Illinois
1989 Jeff George* 2556 Illinois
1988 Chuck Hartlieb 3070 Iowa
1987 Chuck Hartlieb 2717 Iowa
1986 Jim Harbaugh* 2847 Michigan
1985 Jim Everett 3589 Purdue
1984 Jim Everett* 3207 Purdue
1983 Randy Wright 2418 Wisconsin
1982 Tony Eason 3258 Illinois
1981 Tony Eason 3331 Illinois
1980 Mark Herrmann* 3026 Purdue
1979 Art Schlichter* 2246 Ohio State
1978 Ed Smith 2247 Michigan State
1977 Mark Herrmann 2190 Purdue
1976 Mike Carroll 1773 Wisconsin
1975 Tony Dungy 1759 Minnesota
1974 Cornelius Greene* 1781 Ohio State
1973 Archie Griffin* 1577 Ohio State
1972 Otis Armstrong 1361 Purdue
1971 Craig Curry 2071 Minnesota
1970 Craig Curry 1610 Minnesota
1969 Mike Phipps 2745 Purdue
1968 Dennis Brown 1777 Michigan
1967 Mike Phipps 2020 Purdue
1966 Bob Griese 1964 Purdue
1965 Bob Griese 1784 Purdue
1964 Gary Snook 2044 Iowa
1963 Tom Myers 1292 Northwestern
1962 Ron Vander Kelen* 1839 Wisconsin
1961 Ron Miller 1449 Wisconsin
1960 Tom Matte 1419 Ohio State
1959 Dale Hackbart* 1121 Wisconsin
1958 Randy Duncan* 1462 Iowa
1957 Randy Duncan 1183 Iowa
1956 Melvin Dillard 902 Purdue