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Single Season Leaders and Records for Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

  • Minimum 14 pass attempts per school game.
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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.Michael Vick* 11.54 1999 Virginia Tech
5.Cam Newton* 11.21 2010 Auburn
6.Kellen Moore* 11.16 2010 Boise State
7.Stefan Lefors* 11.13 2004 Louisville
8.Sam Bradford* 11.10 2008 Oklahoma
9.Rudy Carpenter* 11.07 2005 Arizona State
10.Colt Brennan* 11.04 2006 Hawaii
11.Ty Detmer 10.98 1989 Brigham Young
12.Shaun King* 10.92 1998 Tulane
13.Akili Smith* 10.90 1998 Oregon
14.A.J. McCarron* 10.82 2012 Alabama
15.Danny Wuerffel 10.82 1995 Florida
16.Aaron Murray* 10.79 2012 Georgia
17.Alex Smith* 10.76 2004 Utah
18.Bart Hendricks 10.67 2000 Boise State
19.Cade McNown* 10.66 1997 UCLA
20.Tim Tebow* 10.62 2008 Florida
21.Danny Wuerffel 10.61 1996 Florida
22.Jim McMahon 10.56 1980 Brigham Young
23.Case Keenum* 10.56 2011 Houston
24.Kerry Collins 10.55 1994 Penn State
25.Trent Dilfer* 10.54 1993 Fresno State
26.Ryan Dinwiddie* 10.45 2003 Boise State
27.Tim Tebow* 10.45 2007 Florida
28.Michael Bishop 10.44 1998 Kansas State
29.David Johnson* 10.42 2008 Tulsa
30.Ty Detmer 10.40 1991 Brigham Young
31.Billy Blanton 10.40 1996 San Diego State
32.Jason Campbell* 10.31 2004 Auburn
33.Joe Hamilton 10.31 1999 Georgia Tech
34.Ben Leard 10.31 1999 Auburn
35.Jake Kelchner* 10.30 1993 West Virginia
36.Steve Sarkisian 10.26 1996 Brigham Young
37.Troy Smith* 10.22 2005 Ohio State
38.Rex Grossman 10.22 2001 Florida
39.Jerry Rhome 10.21 1964 Tulsa
40.Sam Bradford* 10.21 2007 Oklahoma
41.Matt Blundin 10.19 1991 Virginia
42.Mark Barsotti* 10.14 1991 Fresno State
43.Ryan Leaf* 10.13 1997 Washington State
44.Greg McElroy* 10.10 2010 Alabama
45.Brian Brohm* 10.09 2005 Louisville
46.Jeff Smoker* 10.07 2001 Michigan State
47.Asad Abdul-Khaliq* 10.06 2003 Minnesota
48.Philip Rivers* 10.05 2003 North Carolina State
49.Chris Weinke 10.05 2000 Florida State
50.Omar Jacobs* 10.05 2004 Bowling Green State
51.David Carr* 10.04 2001 Fresno State
52.Brian Brohm* 10.04 2006 Louisville
53.Matt Cavanaugh* 10.02 1977 Pittsburgh
54.John Beck* 9.99 2006 Brigham Young
55.Chad Pennington 9.99 1999 Marshall
56.Don McPherson 9.98 1987 Syracuse
57.Chuck Long 9.97 1983 Iowa
58.John Dutton 9.96 1997 Nevada
59.David Neill 9.95 1998 Nevada
60.Zac Robinson* 9.92 2008 Oklahoma State
61.Andy Dalton* 9.90 2010 Texas Christian
62.Donovan McNabb 9.88 1997 Syracuse
63.Major Harris* 9.87 1988 West Virginia
64.David Fales* 9.86 2012 San Jose State
65.Donovan McNabb 9.86 1995 Syracuse
66.Tim Tebow* 9.84 2009 Florida
67.Bob Berry 9.82 1963 Oregon
68.Colin Kaepernick* 9.80 2007 Nevada
69.Kevin Kolb* 9.79 2006 Houston
70.Daunte Culpepper 9.79 1998 Central Florida
71.Terrance Owens* 9.77 2011 Toledo
72.Brad Banks* 9.76 2002 Iowa
73.Byron Leftwich 9.74 2001 Marshall
74.JaMarcus Russell* 9.73 2006 Louisiana State
 Cade McNown* 9.73 1998 UCLA
76.Matt Leinart* 9.73 2003 Southern California
77.Andrew Luck* 9.73 2010 Stanford
78.Ryan Dinwiddie 9.71 2001 Boise State
79.Bobby Hoying* 9.70 1995 Ohio State
80.Kellen Moore* 9.70 2009 Boise State
81.Ryan Mallett* 9.70 2009 Arkansas
82.Kellen Moore* 9.69 2011 Boise State
83.Vinny Testaverde 9.68 1986 Miami (FL)
84.Kyle Padron* 9.66 2009 Southern Methodist
85.Ryan Mallett* 9.66 2010 Arkansas
86.Tyrod Taylor* 9.65 2009 Virginia Tech
87.Jimmy Clausen 9.65 2009 Notre Dame
88.Colt McCoy* 9.65 2008 Texas
89.Ben Roethlisberger* 9.65 2003 Miami (OH)
90.Shawn Moore 9.63 1990 Virginia
91.Chuck Hartlieb 9.62 1987 Iowa
92.Shawn Moore 9.61 1989 Virginia
93.Wes Counts 9.60 2001 Middle Tennessee State
94.Jeff Garcia 9.59 1991 San Jose State
95.Maurice DeShazo 9.59 1993 Virginia Tech
96.Steve Young 9.59 1983 Brigham Young
97.Brian Broomell 9.57 1979 Temple
98.Chase Clement* 9.56 2008 Rice
99.Vince Young* 9.56 2005 Texas
100.Drew Olson* 9.54 2005 UCLA