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Independent Career Leaders and Records for Pass Attempts

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Since 1977

Rank Player Att From To Last School
1.Brady Quinn* 1602 2003 2006 Notre Dame
2.Tim Rattay 1552 1997 1999 Louisiana Tech
3.Todd Ellis* 1350 1986 1989 South Carolina
4.T.J. Rubley 1336 1987 1991 Tulsa
5.Doug Flutie* 1308 1981 1984 Boston College
6.Dan Marino* 1204 1979 1982 Pittsburgh
7.Brett Favre 1169 1987 1990 Southern Mississippi
8.Marquel Blackwell 1155 2000 2002 South Florida
9.Marcus Crandell 1133 1993 1996 East Carolina
10.Scott Erney 1128 1986 1989 Rutgers
11.Jimmy Clausen* 1110 2007 2009 Notre Dame
 Dan Orlovsky 1110 2001 2004 Connecticut
13.Daunte Culpepper 1097 1996 1998 Central Florida
14.Jay Gruden 1049 1985 1988 Louisville
15.Tommy Rees* 1048 2010 2013 Notre Dame
16.Terrence Jones 1042 1985 1988 Tulane
17.John Congemi* 994 1983 1986 Pittsburgh
18.Gene Johnson 983 1988 1991 Louisiana Tech
19.Jim Kubiak 969 1991 1994 Navy
 Ron Powlus 969 1994 1997 Notre Dame
21.Raymond Philyaw 914 1994 1996 Louisiana-Monroe
22.Danny McCoin 899 1984 1987 Cincinnati
23.Jose Fuentes 891 1999 2002 Utah State
24.Oliver Luck 888 1978 1981 West Virginia
25.Ed Rubbert 873 1983 1986 Louisville
26.Gus Frerotte 860 1990 1993 Tulsa
27.Steve Beuerlein 850 1983 1986 Notre Dame
28.Brian Mitchell 843 1986 1989 Louisiana-Lafayette
29.Tony Sacca 824 1988 1991 Penn State
30.Chris Garrity 813 1978 1981 William & Mary
31.Deron Smith 790 1987 1990 Tulane
32.Mike Kelley 785 1978 1981 Georgia Tech
33.Marty Lowe 767 1991 1995 Louisville
34.Dave Ziebart 762 1976 1979 Air Force
35.Craig Erickson 752 1987 1990 Miami (FL)
36.Everett Golson* 745 2012 2014 Notre Dame
37.Roch Hontas 743 1976 1979 Tulane
 Bernie Kosar 743 1983 1984 Miami (FL)
39.John Holman 740 1979 1981 Louisiana-Monroe
40.Shawn Halloran* 723 1983 1986 Boston College
41.Jeff Brohm 715 1989 1993 Louisville
42.Bill Byrne 711 1984 1986 Navy
43.Dean May 702 1980 1983 Louisville
44.Rick Mirer 698 1989 1992 Notre Dame
45.Steve Walsh 690 1986 1988 Miami (FL)
46.Don McPherson 686 1984 1987 Syracuse
47.Jim Kelly 676 1979 1982 Miami (FL)
48.Vinny Testaverde 674 1982 1986 Miami (FL)
49.Jeff Blake 667 1988 1991 East Carolina
50.Will Furrer 663 1988 1991 Virginia Tech