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Independent Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Passing Efficiency Rating

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Since 1977

Year Player Rate School
2014 Everett Golson 143.58 Notre Dame
2013 Tommy Rees* 135.43 Notre Dame
2012 Everett Golson* 131.01 Notre Dame
2011 Riley Nelson* 152.93 Brigham Young
  Riley Nelson* 152.93 Brigham Young
2010 Dayne Crist* 129.34 Notre Dame
2009 Jimmy Clausen 161.42 Notre Dame
2008 Jimmy Clausen* 132.49 Notre Dame
2007 Carson Williams 108.70 Army
2006 Brady Quinn* 146.66 Notre Dame
2005 Brady Quinn* 158.40 Notre Dame
2004 Brady Quinn* 125.87 Notre Dame
2003 Dan Orlovsky 137.40 Connecticut
2002 Dan Orlovsky 128.60 Connecticut
2001 Ryan Schneider 136.59 Central Florida
2000 Ryan Schneider 146.98 Central Florida
1999 Tim Rattay 147.86 Louisiana Tech
1998 Daunte Culpepper 170.24 Central Florida
1997 Tim Rattay 149.10 Louisiana Tech
1996 Jason Martin 145.26 Louisiana Tech
1995 Ron Powlus 140.67 Notre Dame
1994 Ron Powlus 139.16 Notre Dame
1993 Kevin McDougal 151.29 Notre Dame
1992 Steve Matthews 134.77 Memphis
  Steve Matthews 134.77 Memphis
1991 Tony Sacca 149.76 Penn State
1990 Casey Weldon 152.75 Florida State
1989 Bill Scharr 152.19 Syracuse
1988 Major Harris* 159.17 West Virginia
1987 Don McPherson 164.30 Syracuse
1986 Vinny Testaverde 165.79 Miami (FL)
1985 Vinny Testaverde 149.80 Miami (FL)
1984 Bernie Kosar 148.66 Miami (FL)
1983 Troy Bodine 139.67 Cincinnati
1982 Tim Riordan 137.84 Temple
1981 Dan Marino* 143.07 Pittsburgh
1980 Larry Gentry 141.46 Nevada-Las Vegas
1979 Brian Broomell 162.27 Temple
1978 Wally Woodham 132.99 Florida State
1977 Matt Cavanaugh* 161.71 Pittsburgh