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Independent Career Leaders and Records for Passing Yards

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Since 1977

Rank Player Yds From To Last School
1.Tim Rattay 12746 1997 1999 Louisiana Tech
2.Brady Quinn* 11762 2003 2006 Notre Dame
3.Doug Flutie* 10759 1981 1984 Boston College
4.Todd Ellis* 9953 1986 1989 South Carolina
5.Daunte Culpepper 9341 1996 1998 Central Florida
6.T.J. Rubley 9324 1987 1991 Tulsa
7.Dan Marino* 8597 1979 1982 Pittsburgh
8.Jimmy Clausen* 8148 2007 2009 Notre Dame
9.Brett Favre 7695 1987 1990 Southern Mississippi
10.Terrence Jones 7684 1985 1988 Tulane
11.Tommy Rees* 7670 2010 2013 Notre Dame
12.Ron Powlus 7602 1994 1997 Notre Dame
13.Marquel Blackwell 7488 2000 2002 South Florida
14.Dan Orlovsky 7352 2001 2004 Connecticut
15.Marcus Crandell 7198 1993 1996 East Carolina
16.Scott Erney 7188 1986 1989 Rutgers
17.Jay Gruden 7024 1985 1988 Louisville
18.Raymond Philyaw 6965 1994 1996 Louisiana-Monroe
19.Danny McCoin 6801 1984 1987 Cincinnati
20.Steve Beuerlein 6527 1983 1986 Notre Dame
21.John Congemi* 6467 1983 1986 Pittsburgh
22.Jose Fuentes 6368 1999 2002 Utah State
23.Gene Johnson 6059 1988 1991 Louisiana Tech
24.Vinny Testaverde 6058 1982 1986 Miami (FL)
25.Craig Erickson 6056 1987 1990 Miami (FL)
26.Jim Kubiak 6008 1991 1994 Navy
27.Rick Mirer 5997 1989 1992 Notre Dame
28.Bernie Kosar 5971 1983 1984 Miami (FL)
29.Tony Sacca 5869 1988 1991 Penn State
30.Everett Golson* 5850 2012 2014 Notre Dame
31.Don McPherson 5812 1984 1987 Syracuse
32.Oliver Luck 5658 1978 1981 West Virginia
33.Ed Rubbert 5496 1983 1986 Louisville
34.Gus Frerotte 5480 1990 1993 Tulsa
35.Jeff Brohm 5451 1989 1993 Louisville
36.Brian Mitchell 5447 1986 1989 Louisiana-Lafayette
37.Sam King 5372 1979 1981 Nevada-Las Vegas
38.Steve Walsh 5369 1986 1988 Miami (FL)
39.Ryan Schneider 5257 2000 2003 Central Florida
40.Shawn Halloran* 5252 1983 1986 Boston College
41.Mike Kelley 5249 1978 1981 Georgia Tech
42.Jim Kelly 5228 1979 1982 Miami (FL)
43.Lee Saltz 5171 1983 1986 Temple
44.Jeff Blake 5133 1988 1991 East Carolina
45.Major Harris* 5119 1987 1989 West Virginia
46.Roch Hontas 4972 1976 1979 Tulane
47.Alex Van Pelt 4954 1989 1992 Pittsburgh
48.Deron Smith 4910 1987 1990 Tulane
49.Bobby Fuller 4896 1990 1991 South Carolina
50.John Holman 4863 1979 1981 Louisiana-Monroe