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Single Season Leaders and Records for Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

  • Minimum 14 pass attempts per school game.
  • Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt; the formula is (Yds + 20 * TD - 45 * Int) / Att
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Since 1956

Rank Player AY/A Season School
1.Ryan Dinwiddie* 12.43 2002 Boise State
2.Robert Griffin III* 11.85 2011 Baylor
3.Russell Wilson* 11.83 2011 Wisconsin
4.Bryce Petty* 11.67 2013 Baylor
5.Michael Vick* 11.54 1999 Virginia Tech
6.Marcus Mariota* 11.49 2014 Oregon
7.Jameis Winston* 11.48 2013 Florida State
8.Cam Newton* 11.21 2010 Auburn
9.Kellen Moore* 11.16 2010 Boise State
10.Stefan Lefors* 11.13 2004 Louisville
11.Sam Bradford* 11.10 2008 Oklahoma
12.Rudy Carpenter* 11.07 2005 Arizona State
13.Colt Brennan* 11.04 2006 Hawaii
14.Ty Detmer 10.98 1989 Brigham Young
15.Shaun King* 10.92 1998 Tulane
16.Akili Smith* 10.90 1998 Oregon
17.A.J. McCarron* 10.82 2012 Alabama
18.Danny Wuerffel 10.82 1995 Florida
19.Aaron Murray* 10.79 2012 Georgia
20.Alex Smith* 10.76 2004 Utah
21.Zach Mettenberger* 10.68 2013 Louisiana State
22.Bart Hendricks 10.67 2000 Boise State
23.Cade McNown* 10.66 1997 UCLA
24.Marcus Mariota* 10.63 2013 Oregon
25.Tim Tebow* 10.62 2008 Florida
26.Danny Wuerffel 10.61 1996 Florida
27.Jim McMahon 10.56 1980 Brigham Young
28.Case Keenum* 10.56 2011 Houston
29.Kerry Collins 10.55 1994 Penn State
30.Trent Dilfer* 10.54 1993 Fresno State
31.Ryan Dinwiddie* 10.45 2003 Boise State
32.Tim Tebow* 10.45 2007 Florida
33.Michael Bishop 10.44 1998 Kansas State
34.David Johnson* 10.42 2008 Tulsa
35.Ty Detmer 10.40 1991 Brigham Young
36.Billy Blanton 10.40 1996 San Diego State
37.Teddy Bridgewater* 10.33 2013 Louisville
38.Jason Campbell* 10.31 2004 Auburn
39.Garrett Grayson* 10.31 2014 Colorado State
40.Joe Hamilton 10.31 1999 Georgia Tech
41.Ben Leard 10.31 1999 Auburn
42.Jake Kelchner* 10.30 1993 West Virginia
43.Steve Sarkisian 10.26 1996 Brigham Young
44.Troy Smith* 10.22 2005 Ohio State
45.Rex Grossman 10.22 2001 Florida
46.Jerry Rhome 10.21 1964 Tulsa
47.Sam Bradford* 10.21 2007 Oklahoma
48.Matt Blundin 10.19 1991 Virginia
49.Connor Shaw* 10.15 2013 South Carolina
50.Mark Barsotti* 10.14 1991 Fresno State
51.Ryan Leaf* 10.13 1997 Washington State
52.Greg McElroy* 10.10 2010 Alabama
53.Brian Brohm* 10.09 2005 Louisville
54.Jeff Smoker* 10.07 2001 Michigan State
55.Asad Abdul-Khaliq* 10.06 2003 Minnesota
56.Philip Rivers* 10.05 2003 North Carolina State
57.Chris Weinke 10.05 2000 Florida State
58.Omar Jacobs* 10.05 2004 Bowling Green State
59.David Carr* 10.04 2001 Fresno State
60.Brian Brohm* 10.04 2006 Louisville
61.Matt Cavanaugh* 10.02 1977 Pittsburgh
62.John Beck* 9.99 2006 Brigham Young
63.Chad Pennington 9.99 1999 Marshall
64.Don McPherson 9.98 1987 Syracuse
65.Chuck Long 9.97 1983 Iowa
66.John Dutton 9.96 1997 Nevada
67.David Neill 9.95 1998 Nevada
68.Johnny Manziel* 9.95 2013 Texas A&M
69.Zac Robinson* 9.92 2008 Oklahoma State
70.Matt Johnson* 9.90 2013 Bowling Green State
71.Andy Dalton* 9.90 2010 Texas Christian
72.Donovan McNabb 9.88 1997 Syracuse
73.Major Harris* 9.87 1988 West Virginia
74.David Fales* 9.86 2012 San Jose State
75.Donovan McNabb 9.86 1995 Syracuse
76.A.J. McCarron* 9.85 2013 Alabama
77.Tim Tebow* 9.84 2009 Florida
78.Bob Berry 9.82 1963 Oregon
79.Colin Kaepernick* 9.80 2007 Nevada
80.Kevin Kolb* 9.79 2006 Houston
81.Daunte Culpepper 9.79 1998 Central Florida
82.Tajh Boyd* 9.77 2013 Clemson
83.Terrance Owens* 9.77 2011 Toledo
84.J.T. Barrett* 9.76 2014 Ohio State
85.Brad Banks* 9.76 2002 Iowa
86.Byron Leftwich 9.74 2001 Marshall
87.JaMarcus Russell* 9.73 2006 Louisiana State
 Cade McNown* 9.73 1998 UCLA
89.Matt Leinart* 9.73 2003 Southern California
90.Andrew Luck* 9.73 2010 Stanford
91.Ryan Dinwiddie 9.71 2001 Boise State
92.Brandon Doughty* 9.71 2014 Western Kentucky
93.Bobby Hoying* 9.70 1995 Ohio State
94.Kellen Moore* 9.70 2009 Boise State
95.Ryan Mallett* 9.70 2009 Arkansas
96.Cody Kessler* 9.69 2014 Southern California
 Kellen Moore* 9.69 2011 Boise State
98.Vinny Testaverde 9.68 1986 Miami (FL)
99.Kyle Padron* 9.66 2009 Southern Methodist
100.Ryan Mallett* 9.66 2010 Arkansas