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Independent Career Leaders and Records for Total Yards Per Play

  • Minimum 7500 total yards.
  • An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
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Since 1977

Rank Player Avg From To Last School
1.Tim Rattay 7.42 1997 1999 Louisiana Tech
2.Doug Flutie* 7.33 1981 1984 Boston College
3.Daunte Culpepper 7.05 1996 1998 Central Florida
4.Tommy Rees* 6.82 2010 2013 Notre Dame
5.Brady Quinn* 6.44 2003 2006 Notre Dame
6.Dan Marino* 6.30 1979 1982 Pittsburgh
7.Jimmy Clausen* 6.06 2007 2009 Notre Dame
8.T.J. Rubley 5.89 1987 1991 Tulsa
9.Marquel Blackwell 5.87 2000 2002 South Florida
10.Terrence Jones 5.83 1985 1988 Tulane
11.Brian Mitchell 5.77 1986 1989 Louisiana-Lafayette
12.Todd Ellis* 5.77 1986 1989 South Carolina
13.Marcus Crandell 5.67 1993 1996 East Carolina
14.Brett Favre 5.58 1987 1990 Southern Mississippi