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Independent Career Leaders and Records for Total Yards

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Since 1977

Rank Player Yds From To Last School
1.Tim Rattay 12643 1997 1999 Louisiana Tech
2.Brady Quinn* 11944 2003 2006 Notre Dame
3.Doug Flutie* 11728 1981 1984 Boston College
4.Daunte Culpepper 10344 1996 1998 Central Florida
5.Terrence Jones 9445 1985 1988 Tulane
6.Todd Ellis* 9351 1986 1989 South Carolina
7.T.J. Rubley 9080 1987 1991 Tulsa
8.Brian Mitchell 8782 1986 1989 Louisiana-Lafayette
9.Marquel Blackwell 8597 2000 2002 South Florida
10.Dan Marino* 8320 1979 1982 Pittsburgh
11.Jimmy Clausen* 7793 2007 2009 Notre Dame
12.Marcus Crandell 7641 1993 1996 East Carolina
13.Brett Favre 7606 1987 1990 Southern Mississippi
14.Tommy Rees* 7543 2010 2013 Notre Dame
15.Ron Powlus 7479 1994 1997 Notre Dame
16.Scott Erney 7308 1986 1989 Rutgers
17.Major Harris* 7177 1987 1989 West Virginia
18.Dan Orlovsky 7108 2001 2004 Connecticut
19.Don McPherson 7096 1984 1987 Syracuse
20.Raymond Philyaw 6931 1994 1996 Louisiana-Monroe
21.Rick Mirer 6691 1989 1992 Notre Dame
22.Jay Gruden 6564 1985 1988 Louisville
23.Taysom Hill* 6478 2012 2014 Brigham Young
24.Steve Beuerlein 6459 1983 1986 Notre Dame
25.Everett Golson* 6431 2012 2014 Notre Dame
26.John Congemi* 6350 1983 1986 Pittsburgh
27.Danny McCoin 6210 1984 1987 Cincinnati
28.Oliver Luck 6150 1978 1981 West Virginia
29.Jose Fuentes 6084 1999 2002 Utah State
30.Trent Steelman* 6043 2009 2012 Army
31.Craig Erickson 6021 1987 1990 Miami (FL)
32.Tony Sacca 6000 1988 1991 Penn State
33.Gene Johnson 5990 1988 1991 Louisiana Tech
34.Keenan Reynolds* 5984 2012 2014 Navy
35.Reggie Collier 5966 1979 1982 Southern Mississippi
36.Chris McCoy 5887 1995 1997 Navy
37.Jarious Jackson* 5777 1996 1999 Notre Dame
38.Vinny Testaverde 5738 1982 1986 Miami (FL)
39.Alton Grizzard 5666 1987 1990 Navy
40.Jeff Blake 5607 1988 1991 East Carolina
41.Bernie Kosar 5585 1983 1984 Miami (FL)
42.Gus Frerotte 5553 1990 1993 Tulsa
43.Jim Kubiak 5498 1991 1994 Navy
44.Ricky Dobbs* 5435 2008 2010 Navy
45.Jeff Brohm 5410 1989 1993 Louisville
46.Jim Kelly 5352 1979 1982 Miami (FL)
47.Steve Walsh 5328 1986 1988 Miami (FL)
48.Sam King 5220 1979 1981 Nevada-Las Vegas
49.Lee Saltz 5217 1983 1986 Temple
50.Mike Kelley 5198 1978 1981 Georgia Tech