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Independent Career Leaders and Records for Passing Touchdowns

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Since 1977

Rank Player TD From To Last School
1.Tim Rattay 115 1997 1999 Louisiana Tech
2.Brady Quinn* 95 2003 2006 Notre Dame
3.Dan Marino* 79 1979 1982 Pittsburgh
4.T.J. Rubley 73 1987 1991 Tulsa
5.Daunte Culpepper 72 1996 1998 Central Florida
6.Doug Flutie* 70 1981 1984 Boston College
7.Dan Orlovsky 61 2001 2004 Connecticut
 Tommy Rees* 61 2010 2013 Notre Dame
9.Jimmy Clausen* 60 2007 2009 Notre Dame
10.Marcus Crandell 58 1993 1996 East Carolina
11.Brett Favre 52 1987 1990 Southern Mississippi
 Ron Powlus 52 1994 1997 Notre Dame
13.Marquel Blackwell 51 2000 2002 South Florida
 Raymond Philyaw 51 1994 1996 Louisiana-Monroe
15.Todd Ellis* 49 1986 1989 South Carolina
16.Vinny Testaverde 48 1982 1986 Miami (FL)
 Steve Walsh 48 1986 1988 Miami (FL)
18.Craig Erickson 46 1987 1990 Miami (FL)
 Terrence Jones 46 1985 1988 Tulane
 Don McPherson 46 1984 1987 Syracuse
21.Jose Fuentes 44 1999 2002 Utah State
 Jay Gruden 44 1985 1988 Louisville
23.Jeff Blake 43 1988 1991 East Carolina
24.John Congemi* 42 1983 1986 Pittsburgh
 Oliver Luck 42 1978 1981 West Virginia
 Casey Weldon 42 1988 1991 Florida State
27.Todd Blackledge 41 1980 1982 Penn State
 Scott Erney 41 1986 1989 Rutgers
 Everett Golson* 41 2012 2014 Notre Dame
 Major Harris* 41 1987 1989 West Virginia
 Rick Mirer 41 1989 1992 Notre Dame
 Tony Sacca 41 1988 1991 Penn State
33.Bernie Kosar 40 1983 1984 Miami (FL)
34.Gene Johnson 39 1988 1991 Louisiana Tech
 Danny McCoin 39 1984 1987 Cincinnati
36.Jeff Brohm 38 1989 1993 Louisville
 Ryan Schneider 38 2000 2003 Central Florida
38.Roch Hontas 37 1976 1979 Tulane
 Jimmy Jordan 37 1976 1979 Florida State
 Deron Smith 37 1987 1990 Tulane
41.Larry Gentry 36 1978 1980 Nevada-Las Vegas
42.Brian Broomell 35 1976 1979 Temple
43.Chip Ferguson 34 1985 1988 Florida State
 Jarious Jackson* 34 1996 1999 Notre Dame
45.Jim Kelly 33 1979 1982 Miami (FL)
 Lee Saltz 33 1983 1986 Temple
 Peter Tom Willis 33 1986 1989 Florida State
48.Gus Frerotte 32 1990 1993 Tulsa
 Travis Hunter 32 1986 1989 East Carolina
 Jason Martin 32 1993 1996 Louisiana Tech
 Browning Nagle 32 1988 1990 Louisville
 Riley Nelson* 32 2009 2012 Brigham Young
 Riley Nelson* 32 2006 2012 Brigham Young