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Single Season Leaders and Records for Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

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Since 1956

Rank Player AY/A Season School
1.Ryan Dinwiddie* 12.43 2002 Boise State
2.Seth Russell 12.07 2015 Baylor
3.Robert Griffin III* 11.85 2011 Baylor
4.Russell Wilson* 11.83 2011 Wisconsin
5.Bryce Petty* 11.67 2013 Baylor
6.Michael Vick* 11.54 1999 Virginia Tech
7.Marcus Mariota* 11.49 2014 Oregon
8.Jameis Winston* 11.48 2013 Florida State
9.Cam Newton* 11.21 2010 Auburn
10.Vernon Adams 11.17 2015 Oregon
11.Kellen Moore* 11.16 2010 Boise State
12.Stefan Lefors* 11.13 2004 Louisville
13.Sam Bradford* 11.10 2008 Oklahoma
14.Rudy Carpenter* 11.07 2005 Arizona State
15.Colt Brennan* 11.04 2006 Hawaii
16.Ty Detmer 10.98 1989 Brigham Young
17.Shaun King* 10.92 1998 Tulane
18.Akili Smith* 10.90 1998 Oregon
19.A.J. McCarron* 10.82 2012 Alabama
20.Danny Wuerffel 10.82 1995 Florida
21.Aaron Murray* 10.79 2012 Georgia
22.Alex Smith* 10.76 2004 Utah
23.Zach Mettenberger* 10.68 2013 Louisiana State
24.Bart Hendricks 10.67 2000 Boise State
25.Cade McNown* 10.66 1997 UCLA
26.Marcus Mariota* 10.63 2013 Oregon
27.Tim Tebow* 10.62 2008 Florida
28.Danny Wuerffel 10.61 1996 Florida
29.Jim McMahon 10.56 1980 Brigham Young
30.Case Keenum* 10.56 2011 Houston
31.Kerry Collins 10.55 1994 Penn State
32.Trent Dilfer* 10.54 1993 Fresno State
33.Ryan Dinwiddie* 10.45 2003 Boise State
34.Tim Tebow* 10.45 2007 Florida
35.Michael Bishop 10.44 1998 Kansas State
36.David Johnson* 10.42 2008 Tulsa
37.Ty Detmer 10.40 1991 Brigham Young
38.Billy Blanton 10.40 1996 San Diego State
39.Baker Mayfield 10.39 2015 Oklahoma
40.Brandon Doughty 10.39 2015 Western Kentucky
41.Teddy Bridgewater* 10.33 2013 Louisville
42.Jason Campbell* 10.31 2004 Auburn
43.Garrett Grayson* 10.31 2014 Colorado State
44.Joe Hamilton 10.31 1999 Georgia Tech
45.Ben Leard 10.31 1999 Auburn
46.Jake Kelchner* 10.30 1993 West Virginia
47.Steve Sarkisian 10.26 1996 Brigham Young
48.Troy Smith* 10.22 2005 Ohio State
49.Rex Grossman 10.22 2001 Florida
50.Jerry Rhome 10.21 1964 Tulsa
51.Sam Bradford* 10.21 2007 Oklahoma
52.Matt Blundin 10.19 1991 Virginia
53.Connor Shaw* 10.15 2013 South Carolina
54.Mark Barsotti* 10.14 1991 Fresno State
55.Ryan Leaf* 10.13 1997 Washington State
56.Greg McElroy* 10.10 2010 Alabama
57.Brian Brohm* 10.09 2005 Louisville
58.Jeff Smoker* 10.07 2001 Michigan State
59.Asad Abdul-Khaliq* 10.06 2003 Minnesota
60.Philip Rivers* 10.05 2003 North Carolina State
61.Chris Weinke 10.05 2000 Florida State
62.Omar Jacobs* 10.05 2004 Bowling Green State
63.David Carr* 10.04 2001 Fresno State
64.Brian Brohm* 10.04 2006 Louisville
65.Kevin Hogan 10.02 2015 Stanford
66.Matt Cavanaugh* 10.02 1977 Pittsburgh
67.John Beck* 9.99 2006 Brigham Young
68.Chad Pennington 9.99 1999 Marshall
69.Don McPherson 9.98 1987 Syracuse
70.Chuck Long 9.97 1983 Iowa
71.John Dutton 9.96 1997 Nevada
72.David Neill 9.95 1998 Nevada
73.Johnny Manziel* 9.95 2013 Texas A&M
74.Brandon Allen 9.95 2015 Arkansas
75.Zac Robinson* 9.92 2008 Oklahoma State
76.Matt Johnson* 9.90 2013 Bowling Green State
77.Andy Dalton* 9.90 2010 Texas Christian
78.Donovan McNabb 9.88 1997 Syracuse
79.Major Harris* 9.87 1988 West Virginia
80.David Fales* 9.86 2012 San Jose State
81.Donovan McNabb 9.86 1995 Syracuse
82.A.J. McCarron* 9.85 2013 Alabama
83.Tim Tebow* 9.84 2009 Florida
84.Bob Berry 9.82 1963 Oregon
85.Colin Kaepernick* 9.80 2007 Nevada
86.Kevin Kolb* 9.79 2006 Houston
87.Daunte Culpepper 9.79 1998 Central Florida
88.Tajh Boyd* 9.77 2013 Clemson
89.Terrance Owens* 9.77 2011 Toledo
90.J.T. Barrett* 9.76 2014 Ohio State
91.Brad Banks* 9.76 2002 Iowa
92.Byron Leftwich 9.74 2001 Marshall
93.JaMarcus Russell* 9.73 2006 Louisiana State
 Cade McNown* 9.73 1998 UCLA
95.Matt Leinart* 9.73 2003 Southern California
96.Andrew Luck* 9.73 2010 Stanford
97.Ryan Dinwiddie 9.71 2001 Boise State
98.Brandon Doughty* 9.71 2014 Western Kentucky
99.Bobby Hoying* 9.70 1995 Ohio State
100.Kellen Moore* 9.70 2009 Boise State