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Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

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Since 1956

Season Player AY/A School
2012 A.J. McCarron* 10.82 Alabama
2011 Robert Griffin III* 11.85 Baylor
2010 Cam Newton* 11.21 Auburn
2009 Tim Tebow* 9.84 Florida
2008 Sam Bradford* 11.10 Oklahoma
2007 Tim Tebow* 10.45 Florida
2006 Colt Brennan* 11.04 Hawaii
2005 Rudy Carpenter* 11.07 Arizona State
2004 Stefan Lefors* 11.13 Louisville
2003 Ryan Dinwiddie* 10.45 Boise State
2002 Ryan Dinwiddie* 12.43 Boise State
2001 Rex Grossman 10.22 Florida
2000 Bart Hendricks 10.67 Boise State
1999 Michael Vick* 11.54 Virginia Tech
1998 Shaun King* 10.92 Tulane
1997 Cade McNown* 10.66 UCLA
1996 Danny Wuerffel 10.61 Florida
1995 Danny Wuerffel 10.82 Florida
1994 Kerry Collins 10.55 Penn State
1993 Trent Dilfer* 10.54 Fresno State
1992 Marvin Graves 8.41 Syracuse
1991 Ty Detmer 10.40 Brigham Young
1990 Shawn Moore 9.63 Virginia
1989 Ty Detmer 10.98 Brigham Young
1988 Major Harris* 9.87 West Virginia
1987 Don McPherson 9.98 Syracuse
1986 Vinny Testaverde 9.68 Miami (FL)
1985 Kerwin Bell 9.54 Florida
1984 Robbie Bosco 8.82 Brigham Young
1983 Chuck Long 9.97 Iowa
1982 Tom Ramsey* 8.80 UCLA
1981 Jim McMahon 9.08 Brigham Young
1980 Jim McMahon 10.56 Brigham Young
1979 Brian Broomell 9.57 Temple
1978 Dave Rader 9.20 Tulsa
1977 Matt Cavanaugh* 10.02 Pittsburgh
1976 Lloyd Patterson 8.84 Memphis
1975 Bruce Hill 9.17 Arizona
1974 Steve Joachim 7.99 Temple
1973 Danny White 9.54 Arizona State
1972 John Hufnagel 9.16 Penn State
1971 Jerry Tagge* 9.06 Nebraska
1970 Pat Sullivan 8.49 Auburn
1969 Dennis Dummit 8.72 UCLA
1968 Brian Dowling 9.28 Yale
1967 Ric Zimmerman 8.15 Harvard
1966 Dewey Warren 7.69 Tennessee
1965 Steve Sloan 9.49 Alabama
1964 Jerry Rhome 10.21 Tulsa
1963 Bob Berry 9.82 Oregon
1962 Terry Baker 8.93 Oregon State
1961 Eddie Wilson 7.66 Arizona
1960 Charley Johnson 7.54 New Mexico State
1959 Dick Soergel 6.97 Oklahoma State
1958 Randy Duncan* 6.88 Iowa
1957 Jack Douglas 5.94 Stanford
1956 Bob Reinhart 6.47 San Jose State