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Independent Career Leaders and Records for Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

  • Minimum 700 pass attempts.
  • An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
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Since 1977

Rank Player AY/A From To Last School
1.Tim Rattay 8.68 1997 1999 Louisiana Tech
2.Daunte Culpepper 8.52 1996 1998 Central Florida
3.Craig Erickson 7.96 1987 1990 Miami (FL)
4.Everett Golson* 7.75 2012 2014 Notre Dame
5.Ron Powlus 7.66 1994 1997 Notre Dame
6.Raymond Philyaw 7.65 1994 1996 Louisiana-Monroe
7.Brady Quinn* 7.43 2003 2006 Notre Dame
8.Doug Flutie* 7.37 1981 1984 Boston College
9.Bernie Kosar 7.36 1983 1984 Miami (FL)
10.Jimmy Clausen* 7.33 2007 2009 Notre Dame
11.Danny McCoin 7.13 1984 1987 Cincinnati
12.Jeff Brohm 6.92 1989 1993 Louisville
13.Tommy Rees* 6.89 2010 2013 Notre Dame
14.Tony Sacca 6.81 1988 1991 Penn State
15.Marquel Blackwell 6.66 2000 2002 South Florida
16.Terrence Jones 6.49 1985 1988 Tulane
17.Jose Fuentes 6.47 1999 2002 Utah State
18.Dan Orlovsky 6.26 2001 2004 Connecticut
19.T.J. Rubley 6.25 1987 1991 Tulsa
20.Shawn Halloran* 6.16 1983 1986 Boston College
21.Brett Favre 6.16 1987 1990 Southern Mississippi
22.Steve Beuerlein 5.98 1983 1986 Notre Dame
23.John Congemi* 5.90 1983 1986 Pittsburgh
24.Dan Marino* 5.87 1979 1982 Pittsburgh
25.Marcus Crandell 5.87 1993 1996 East Carolina
26.Roch Hontas 5.75 1976 1979 Tulane
27.Todd Ellis* 5.67 1986 1989 South Carolina
28.Deron Smith 5.39 1987 1990 Tulane
29.Marty Lowe 5.34 1991 1995 Louisville
30.Bill Byrne 5.23 1984 1986 Navy
31.Jay Gruden 5.22 1985 1988 Louisville
32.Gene Johnson 5.22 1988 1991 Louisiana Tech
33.Scott Erney 5.14 1986 1989 Rutgers
34.Gus Frerotte 5.13 1990 1993 Tulsa
35.John Holman 5.10 1979 1981 Louisiana-Monroe
36.Oliver Luck 5.09 1978 1981 West Virginia
37.Mike Kelley 4.87 1978 1981 Georgia Tech
38.Dean May 4.86 1980 1983 Louisville
39.Brian Mitchell 4.77 1986 1989 Louisiana-Lafayette
40.Jim Kubiak 4.49 1991 1994 Navy
41.Ed Rubbert 4.36 1983 1986 Louisville
42.Chris Garrity 3.97 1978 1981 William & Mary
43.Dave Ziebart 2.87 1976 1979 Air Force