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Independent Career Leaders and Records for Total Plays

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Since 1977

Rank Player Plays From To Last School
1.Brady Quinn* 1856 2003 2006 Notre Dame
2.Tim Rattay 1705 1997 1999 Louisiana Tech
3.Todd Ellis* 1621 1986 1989 South Carolina
4.Terrence Jones 1620 1985 1988 Tulane
5.Doug Flutie* 1599 1981 1984 Boston College
6.T.J. Rubley 1541 1987 1991 Tulsa
7.Brian Mitchell 1521 1986 1989 Louisiana-Lafayette
8.Daunte Culpepper 1468 1996 1998 Central Florida
9.Marquel Blackwell 1464 2000 2002 South Florida
10.Brett Favre 1362 1987 1990 Southern Mississippi
11.Marcus Crandell 1348 1993 1996 East Carolina
12.Dan Marino* 1321 1979 1982 Pittsburgh
13.Scott Erney 1310 1986 1989 Rutgers
14.Jimmy Clausen* 1285 2007 2009 Notre Dame
15.Oliver Luck 1246 1978 1981 West Virginia
16.Jay Gruden 1235 1985 1988 Louisville
17.Dan Orlovsky 1221 2001 2004 Connecticut
18.John Congemi* 1208 1983 1986 Pittsburgh
19.Ron Powlus 1204 1994 1997 Notre Dame
20.Don McPherson 1178 1984 1987 Syracuse
21.Gene Johnson 1155 1988 1991 Louisiana Tech
22.Trent Steelman* 1150 2009 2012 Army
23.Dave Ziebart 1138 1976 1979 Air Force
24.Alton Grizzard 1128 1987 1990 Navy
25.Jim Kubiak 1114 1991 1994 Navy
26.Tommy Rees* 1106 2010 2013 Notre Dame
27.Raymond Philyaw 1095 1994 1996 Louisiana-Monroe
28.Danny McCoin 1091 1984 1987 Cincinnati
29.Chris Garrity 1075 1978 1981 William & Mary
30.Keenan Reynolds* 1059 2012 2014 Navy
31.Tony Sacca 1051 1988 1991 Penn State
32.Taysom Hill* 1029 2012 2014 Brigham Young
33.Steve Beuerlein 1027 1983 1986 Notre Dame
34.Gus Frerotte 1023 1990 1993 Tulsa
35.Reggie Collier 1020 1979 1982 Southern Mississippi
36.Chris McCoy 1005 1995 1997 Navy
37.Jose Fuentes 997 1999 2002 Utah State
38.Major Harris* 989 1987 1989 West Virginia
39.Mike Kelley 987 1978 1981 Georgia Tech
40.Roch Hontas 983 1976 1979 Tulane
41.Jeff Brohm 982 1989 1993 Louisville
 Steve Casey 982 1978 1981 Virginia Tech
 Pat O'Brien 982 1977 1980 Villanova
44.Deron Smith 971 1987 1990 Tulane
45.Ed Rubbert 966 1983 1986 Louisville
46.Ricky Dobbs* 958 2008 2010 Navy
47.Paul Palmer 955 1983 1986 Temple
48.Everett Golson* 953 2012 2014 Notre Dame
49.Rick Mirer 951 1989 1992 Notre Dame
50.Rick Trocano* 942 1977 1980 Pittsburgh