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Career Leaders and Records for Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

  • Minimum 700 pass attempts.
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Since 1956

Rank Player AY/A From To Last School
1.Bryce Petty* 10.63 2011 2014 Baylor
2.Ryan Dinwiddie* 10.60 2000 2003 Boise State
3.Sam Bradford* 10.57 2007 2009 Oklahoma
4.Marcus Mariota* 10.51 2012 2014 Oregon
5.Tim Tebow* 10.38 2006 2009 Florida
6.Kellen Moore* 9.80 2008 2011 Boise State
7.Omar Jacobs* 9.70 2003 2005 Bowling Green State
8.A.J. McCarron* 9.63 2010 2013 Alabama
9.Danny Wuerffel 9.63 1993 1996 Florida
10.Ty Detmer 9.49 1988 1991 Brigham Young
11.Andrew Luck* 9.47 2009 2011 Stanford
12.Colt Brennan* 9.42 2005 2007 Hawaii
13.Jameis Winston 9.41 2013 2014 Florida State
14.John Dutton 9.38 1996 1997 Nevada
15.Brian Brohm* 9.38 2004 2007 Louisville
16.Johnny Manziel* 9.37 2012 2013 Texas A&M
17.Robert Griffin III* 9.36 2008 2011 Baylor
18.Matt Leinart* 9.35 2003 2005 Southern California
19.Donovan McNabb 9.34 1995 1998 Syracuse
20.Steve Sarkisian 9.32 1995 1996 Brigham Young
21.Aaron Murray* 9.30 2010 2013 Georgia
22.David Fales* 9.29 2012 2013 San Jose State
23.Chad Pennington* 9.17 1997 1999 Marshall
24.Jim McMahon 9.14 1977 1981 Brigham Young
25.Cody Kessler* 9.13 2012 2014 Southern California
26.Billy Blanton 9.11 1993 1996 San Diego State
27.Ryan Mallett* 9.09 2007 2010 Arkansas
28.Case Keenum* 9.08 2007 2011 Houston
29.Chris Weinke 9.01 1997 2000 Florida State
30.Teddy Bridgewater* 8.91 2011 2013 Louisville
31.Trent Dilfer* 8.90 1991 1993 Fresno State
32.Joe Germaine* 8.89 1996 1998 Ohio State
33.Connor Shaw* 8.83 2010 2013 South Carolina
34.Blake Bortles* 8.82 2011 2013 Central Florida
35.Darron Thomas* 8.82 2008 2011 Oregon
36.Tajh Boyd* 8.77 2010 2013 Clemson
37.Ken Dorsey* 8.69 1999 2002 Miami (FL)
38.Tim Rattay 8.68 1997 1999 Louisiana Tech
39.Brandon Weeden* 8.65 2008 2011 Oklahoma State
40.Geno Smith* 8.65 2009 2012 West Virginia
41.Nate Davis* 8.65 2006 2008 Ball State
42.Bruce Gradkowski* 8.65 2002 2005 Toledo
43.Chuck Hartlieb* 8.64 1985 1988 Iowa
44.David Carr* 8.62 1997 2001 Fresno State
45.Byron Leftwich* 8.62 1998 2002 Marshall
46.Josh Wallwork 8.60 1995 1996 Wyoming
47.Derek Carr* 8.60 2009 2013 Fresno State
48.Ryan Leaf* 8.56 1995 1997 Washington State
49.Jason White* 8.55 1999 2004 Oklahoma
50.Paul Smith* 8.53 2003 2007 Tulsa
51.Daunte Culpepper 8.52 1996 1998 Central Florida
52.Kevin Kolb* 8.48 2003 2006 Houston
53.JaMarcus Russell* 8.43 2004 2006 Louisiana State
54.Russell Wilson* 8.43 2008 2011 Wisconsin
55.Graham Harrell* 8.43 2005 2008 Texas Tech
56.Ben Roethlisberger* 8.42 2001 2003 Miami (OH)
57.Colin Kaepernick* 8.39 2007 2010 Nevada
58.Brett Hundley* 8.35 2012 2014 UCLA
59.Brandon Doughty* 8.34 2011 2014 Western Kentucky
60.Jason Campbell* 8.34 2001 2004 Auburn
61.John Walsh 8.34 1991 1994 Brigham Young
62.Bryn Renner* 8.33 2010 2013 North Carolina
63.Peyton Manning 8.32 1994 1997 Tennessee
64.Garrett Grayson 8.32 2011 2014 Colorado State
65.Connor Cook* 8.30 2012 2014 Michigan State
66.Max Hall* 8.28 2007 2009 Brigham Young
67.E.J. Manuel* 8.27 2009 2012 Florida State
68.Joe Hamilton 8.26 1996 1999 Georgia Tech
69.Shawn Moore 8.25 1987 1990 Virginia
70.Zac Robinson* 8.25 2006 2009 Oklahoma State
71.Chandler Harnish* 8.23 2008 2011 Northern Illinois
72.Tyler Bray* 8.20 2010 2012 Tennessee
73.Taylor Kelly* 8.20 2011 2014 Arizona State
74.Mike McCoy 8.20 1992 1994 Utah
75.Colt McCoy* 8.19 2006 2009 Texas
76.Rex Grossman* 8.18 2000 2002 Florida
77.Cade McNown* 8.18 1995 1998 UCLA
78.Kevin Hogan* 8.18 2012 2014 Stanford
79.Moses Moreno 8.14 1994 1997 Colorado State
80.Nick Florence* 8.13 2009 2012 Baylor
81.Robbie Bosco 8.12 1983 1985 Brigham Young
82.Bryant Moniz* 8.12 2009 2011 Hawaii
83.Steve Young 8.11 1981 1983 Brigham Young
84.Philip Rivers* 8.10 2000 2003 North Carolina State
85.Chuck Long* 8.10 1981 1985 Iowa
86.Tyrod Taylor* 8.09 2007 2010 Virginia Tech
87.Bryan Cupito* 8.08 2002 2006 Minnesota
88.G.J. Kinne* 8.08 2009 2011 Tulsa
89.Kirk Cousins* 8.07 2008 2011 Michigan State
90.Josh Haldi* 8.07 2001 2004 Northern Illinois
 Joshua Haldi* 8.07 2001 2004 Northern Illinois
92.Tyler Wilson* 8.05 2008 2012 Arkansas
93.Rudy Carpenter* 8.05 2005 2008 Arizona State
94.George Godsey 8.04 1998 2001 Georgia Tech
95.Todd Collins* 8.01 1991 1994 Michigan
96.Dan McGwire* 8.01 1986 1990 San Diego State
97.Jordan Lynch* 8.01 2010 2013 Northern Illinois
98.Rakeem Cato* 8.01 2011 2014 Marshall
99.Kordell Stewart 8.01 1991 1994 Colorado
100.David Greene* 8.01 2001 2004 Georgia
101.Rob Johnson* 8.00 1991 1994 Southern California
102.Matt Barkley* 7.99 2009 2012 Southern California
103.Daryll Clark* 7.97 2006 2009 Penn State
104.Craig Erickson 7.96 1987 1990 Miami (FL)
105.Mike Maxwell 7.96 1993 1995 Nevada
106.Tyler Palko* 7.94 2002 2006 Pittsburgh
107.Bart Hendricks 7.93 1997 2000 Boise State
108.Kyle Padron* 7.92 2009 2011 Southern Methodist
109.Bobby Hoying* 7.92 1992 1995 Ohio State
110.Jared Zabransky* 7.91 2003 2006 Boise State
111.David Neill 7.91 1998 2001 Nevada
112.Chase Daniel* 7.89 2005 2008 Missouri
113.Andy Dalton* 7.88 2007 2010 Texas Christian
114.Vince Young* 7.88 2003 2005 Texas
115.Colby Cameron* 7.88 2009 2012 Louisiana Tech
116.Darrell Hackney* 7.88 2002 2005 Alabama-Birmingham
117.Kevin Feterik 7.88 1996 1999 Brigham Young
118.Todd Reesing* 7.88 2006 2009 Kansas
119.Thad Busby 7.86 1994 1997 Florida State
120.Andre Ware 7.86 1987 1989 Houston
121.Terrance Owens* 7.86 2010 2013 Toledo
122.Terrelle Pryor* 7.85 2008 2010 Ohio State
123.Marvin Graves 7.85 1990 1993 Syracuse
124.Tyler Tettleton* 7.84 2009 2013 Ohio
125.Asad Abdul-Khaliq* 7.84 2000 2003 Minnesota
126.Levi Brown* 7.84 2008 2009 Troy
127.Pat White* 7.83 2005 2008 West Virginia
128.Ricky Stanzi* 7.83 2007 2010 Iowa
129.Shane Carden* 7.83 2012 2014 East Carolina
130.Zach Collaros* 7.83 2008 2011 Cincinnati
131.B.J. Symons* 7.83 2000 2003 Texas Tech
132.Herb Tyler 7.82 1995 1998 Louisiana State
133.Reggie McNeal* 7.81 2002 2005 Texas A&M
134.Rod Rutherford* 7.81 2000 2003 Pittsburgh
135.John Beck* 7.81 2003 2006 Brigham Young
136.Chuckie Keeton* 7.80 2011 2014 Utah State
137.Major Applewhite* 7.79 1998 2001 Texas
138.Elvis Grbac* 7.77 1989 1992 Michigan
139.Keith Smith 7.76 1996 1999 Arizona
140.Steve Stenstrom* 7.75 1991 1994 Stanford
141.Everett Golson* 7.75 2012 2014 Notre Dame
142.Casey Clausen* 7.73 2000 2003 Tennessee
143.Eric Zeier 7.72 1991 1994 Georgia
144.Randall Cunningham* 7.72 1982 1984 Nevada-Las Vegas
145.Mike Bobo 7.71 1994 1997 Georgia
146.Brad Otton* 7.70 1994 1996 Southern California
147.John Stocco* 7.68 2003 2006 Wisconsin
148.Landry Jones* 7.68 2009 2012 Oklahoma
149.Andre Woodson* 7.68 2004 2007 Kentucky
150.Keith Price* 7.67 2010 2013 Washington
151.Ron Powlus 7.66 1994 1997 Notre Dame
152.Kellen Clemens* 7.66 2002 2005 Oregon
153.Raymond Philyaw 7.65 1994 1996 Louisiana-Monroe
154.Brian Johnson* 7.65 2004 2008 Utah
155.Gifford Nielsen* 7.65 1975 1977 Brigham Young
156.Cory Paus* 7.63 1999 2002 UCLA
157.Marc Bulger* 7.63 1996 1999 West Virginia
158.Ryan Schneider 7.62 2000 2003 Central Florida
159.Gino Torretta 7.62 1989 1992 Miami (FL)
160.Matt Sherman 7.62 1994 1997 Iowa
161.Trevor Vittatoe* 7.61 2007 2010 Texas-El Paso
162.Joey Harrington* 7.60 1998 2001 Oregon
163.Chris Leak* 7.60 2003 2006 Florida
164.Charlie Frye 7.58 2001 2004 Akron
165.Jason Gesser* 7.58 1999 2002 Washington State
166.Jake Plummer 7.57 1993 1996 Arizona State
167.David Klingler 7.57 1988 1991 Houston
168.Pat Barnes* 7.56 1993 1996 California
169.Charlie Ward 7.56 1989 1993 Florida State
170.Dan Lefevour* 7.56 2006 2009 Central Michigan
171.Andrew Walter* 7.55 2001 2004 Arizona State
172.John David Booty* 7.55 2003 2007 Southern California
173.Robert Hall 7.54 1990 1993 Texas Tech
174.Chris Rix* 7.53 2001 2004 Florida State
175.Chris Simms* 7.53 1999 2002 Texas
176.Sam Keller* 7.53 2003 2007 Nebraska
177.Bo Wallace* 7.53 2012 2014 Mississippi
178.Tom Ramsey* 7.51 1979 1982 UCLA
179.Brett Smith* 7.50 2011 2013 Wyoming
180.Jared Goff 7.48 2013 2014 California
181.Kerwin Bell 7.48 1984 1987 Florida
182.Tino Sunseri* 7.48 2009 2012 Pittsburgh
183.Billy Volek 7.48 1996 1999 Fresno State
184.Chase Holbrook 7.47 2006 2008 New Mexico State
185.Eli Manning* 7.46 2000 2003 Mississippi
186.Seth Doege* 7.45 2009 2012 Texas Tech
 Danny Kanell 7.45 1992 1995 Florida State
188.Josh Fields* 7.44 2001 2003 Oklahoma State
189.Tommy Hodson 7.44 1986 1989 Louisiana State
190.Brady Quinn* 7.43 2003 2006 Notre Dame
191.Jerry Rhome 7.43 1961 1964 Tulsa
192.Scott Mitchell 7.43 1987 1989 Utah
193.Doug Johnson 7.42 1996 1999 Florida
194.Austin Davis* 7.42 2008 2011 Southern Mississippi
195.Scott Hall* 7.41 2000 2004 North Texas
196.Dave Ragone* 7.41 1999 2002 Louisville
197.Ryan Aplin* 7.40 2009 2012 Arkansas State
198.Joe Licata 7.39 2012 2014 Buffalo
199.Kevin Riley* 7.39 2007 2010 California
200.Chase Clement* 7.38 2005 2008 Rice
201.Matt Jones* 7.37 2001 2004 Arkansas
202.Doug Flutie* 7.37 1981 1984 Boston College
203.Tom Savage* 7.36 2009 2013 Pittsburgh
 Jonathan Smith* 7.36 1998 2001 Oregon State
205.Matthew Stafford* 7.36 2006 2008 Georgia
206.Bernie Kosar 7.36 1983 1984 Miami (FL)
207.Rusty Smith* 7.36 2006 2009 Florida Atlantic
208.Taylor Martinez* 7.35 2010 2013 Nebraska
209.Lee Roberts* 7.35 1995 1998 Southern Mississippi
210.Drew Olson* 7.34 2002 2005 UCLA
211.Jason Johnson 7.34 1999 2002 Arizona
212.Devin Gardner* 7.34 2010 2014 Michigan
213.Jerrod Johnson* 7.34 2007 2010 Texas A&M
214.Trevone Boykin* 7.33 2012 2014 Texas Christian
215.John Elway 7.33 1979 1982 Stanford
216.Denard Robinson* 7.33 2009 2012 Michigan
217.Jimmy Clausen* 7.33 2007 2009 Notre Dame
218.Drew Tate* 7.32 2003 2006 Iowa
219.Kevin Sweeney* 7.32 1982 1986 Fresno State
220.Dameyune Craig 7.32 1994 1997 Auburn
221.Mike Teel* 7.32 2005 2008 Rutgers
222.Stoney Case 7.31 1991 1994 New Mexico
223.Jeff Smoker* 7.30 2000 2003 Michigan State
224.Blaine Gabbert* 7.30 2008 2010 Missouri
225.Joe Hughes 7.30 1992 1993 Wyoming
226.Ryan Kealy* 7.30 1997 2000 Arizona State
227.Brooks Bollinger* 7.29 1999 2002 Wisconsin
228.Bryan Randall* 7.29 2001 2004 Virginia Tech
229.Davis Webb 7.29 2013 2014 Texas Tech
230.Josh Betts* 7.28 2002 2005 Miami (OH)
231.Charlie Batch 7.27 1994 1997 Eastern Michigan
 James Franklin* 7.27 2010 2013 Missouri
233.Dave Barr 7.27 1991 1994 California
234.Jay Barker 7.26 1991 1994 Alabama
235.Ryan Clement* 7.25 1994 1997 Miami (FL)
236.Cale Gundy 7.25 1990 1993 Oklahoma
237.Darian Durant* 7.25 2001 2004 North Carolina
238.David Garrard 7.25 1998 2001 East Carolina
239.Marc Wilson 7.24 1977 1979 Brigham Young
240.Shane Matthews 7.24 1990 1992 Florida
241.Alex Brink 7.24 2004 2007 Washington State
242.Todd Husak 7.23 1996 1999 Stanford
243.Matt McGloin* 7.22 2009 2012 Penn State
244.Brian Lindgren 7.22 2001 2003 Idaho
245.Wes Counts 7.22 1999 2001 Middle Tennessee State
246.Drew Stanton* 7.22 2003 2006 Michigan State
247.Alex Carder* 7.20 2009 2012 Western Michigan
248.Troy Kopp 7.19 1989 1992 Pacific
249.Tim Lester 7.19 1996 1999 Western Michigan
250.Taylor Potts* 7.19 2007 2010 Texas Tech