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Career Leaders and Records for Pass Attempts

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Since 1956

Rank Player Att From To Last School
1.Timmy Chang* 2436 2000 2004 Hawaii
2.Case Keenum* 2229 2007 2011 Houston
3.Landry Jones* 2183 2009 2012 Oklahoma
4.Graham Harrell* 2011 2005 2008 Texas Tech
5.Kliff Kingsbury* 1883 1999 2002 Texas Tech
6.Rakeem Cato* 1838 2011 2014 Marshall
 Sean Mannion* 1838 2011 2014 Oregon State
8.Corey Robinson* 1823 2010 2013 Troy
9.Luke McCown 1775 2000 2003 Louisiana Tech
10.Dan Lefevour* 1763 2006 2009 Central Michigan
11.Ryan Lindley* 1732 2008 2011 San Diego State
12.Philip Rivers* 1710 2000 2003 North Carolina State
13.Chris Redman 1679 1996 1999 Louisville
14.Drew Brees* 1678 1997 2000 Purdue
15.Zac Dysert* 1672 2009 2012 Miami (OH)
16.Kellen Moore* 1658 2008 2011 Boise State
17.Curtis Painter* 1648 2005 2008 Purdue
18.Colt McCoy* 1645 2006 2009 Texas
19.Keith Wenning* 1642 2010 2013 Ball State
20.Trevor Vittatoe* 1641 2007 2010 Texas-El Paso
21.Connor Halliday 1634 2011 2014 Washington State
22.Derek Carr* 1630 2009 2013 Fresno State
23.Chase Daniel* 1609 2005 2008 Missouri
24.Tim Hiller* 1608 2005 2009 Western Michigan
25.Brady Quinn* 1602 2003 2006 Notre Dame
26.Adam Weber* 1594 2007 2010 Minnesota
27.Brett Basanez* 1584 2002 2005 Northwestern
 Colt Brennan* 1584 2005 2007 Hawaii
29.Shane Carden* 1579 2012 2014 East Carolina
30.Kolton Browning* 1577 2010 2013 Louisiana-Monroe
31.Carson Palmer* 1569 1998 2002 Southern California
32.Dan Orlovsky* 1567 2001 2004 Connecticut
33.Chase Holbrook 1566 2006 2008 New Mexico State
34.Kevin Kolb* 1565 2003 2006 Houston
35.Matt Barkley* 1562 2009 2012 Southern California
36.Gino Guidugli* 1556 2001 2004 Cincinnati
37.Tim Rattay 1552 1997 1999 Louisiana Tech
38.Garrett Gilbert* 1548 2009 2013 Southern Methodist
39.Ty Detmer 1530 1988 1991 Brigham Young
40.Austin Davis* 1527 2008 2011 Southern Mississippi
41.Derek Anderson* 1515 2001 2004 Oregon State
42.Jared Lorenzen 1514 2000 2003 Kentucky
43.Thaddeus Lewis 1510 2006 2009 Duke
44.Tim Lester 1507 1996 1999 Western Michigan
45.Tyler Sheehan* 1494 2006 2009 Bowling Green State
46.Russell Wilson* 1489 2008 2011 Wisconsin
47.Todd Santos 1484 1984 1987 San Diego State
48.Erik Wilhelm 1480 1985 1988 Oregon State
49.Aaron Murray* 1478 2010 2013 Georgia
50.Steven Jyles 1473 2002 2005 Louisiana-Monroe
51.Danny Wimprine* 1469 2001 2004 Memphis
52.Geno Smith* 1465 2009 2012 West Virginia
53.Alex Van Pelt 1463 1989 1992 Pittsburgh
54.Todd Reesing* 1461 2006 2009 Kansas
55.Chris Leak* 1458 2003 2006 Florida
56.Brad Smith* 1454 2002 2005 Missouri
57.Alex Brink 1451 2004 2007 Washington State
 Tanner Price* 1451 2010 2013 Wake Forest
59.Byron Leftwich* 1442 1998 2002 Marshall
60.Walter Church 1441 1996 2000 Eastern Michigan
61.David Greene* 1440 2001 2004 Georgia
62.Charlie Frye 1436 2001 2004 Akron
63.Jeremy Leach 1432 1988 1991 New Mexico
64.Nathan Enderle* 1427 2007 2010 Idaho
 Brian McClure 1427 1982 1985 Bowling Green State
 Jordan Palmer* 1427 2003 2006 Texas-El Paso
67.John Beck* 1418 2003 2006 Brigham Young
68.Andrew Walter* 1416 2001 2004 Arizona State
69.Bret Meyer* 1414 2004 2007 Iowa State
70.Ryan Aplin* 1410 2009 2012 Arkansas State
71.Paul Pinegar* 1405 2002 2005 Fresno State
72.Nick Foles* 1404 2007 2011 Arizona
73.Tajh Boyd* 1402 2010 2013 Clemson
 Eric Zeier 1402 1991 1994 Georgia
75.Pete Thomas 1400 2010 2014 Louisiana-Monroe
76.Ryan Griffin 1396 2009 2012 Tulane
77.Sean Renfree* 1389 2009 2012 Duke
78.Chase Clement* 1387 2005 2008 Rice
 Chad Henne* 1387 2004 2007 Michigan
80.Jason McKinley 1385 1997 2000 Houston
81.Max Hall* 1382 2007 2009 Brigham Young
82.Peyton Manning 1381 1994 1997 Tennessee
83.Casey Bramlet 1378 2000 2003 Wyoming
84.David Neill 1376 1998 2001 Nevada
85.Ben Bennett 1375 1980 1983 Duke
86.Troy Kopp 1374 1989 1992 Pacific
87.Cody Pickett* 1373 1999 2003 Washington
88.Brad Tayles 1370 1989 1992 Western Michigan
89.Spence Fischer 1369 1992 1995 Duke
90.Charlie Whitehurst* 1368 2002 2005 Clemson
91.Reggie Ball* 1363 2003 2006 Georgia Tech
 Eli Manning* 1363 2000 2003 Mississippi
93.Rusty Smith* 1361 2006 2009 Florida Atlantic
94.Patrick Ramsey* 1355 1998 2001 Tulane
95.Ryan Schneider 1354 2000 2003 Central Florida
96.Steve Stenstrom* 1352 1991 1994 Stanford
97.Todd Ellis* 1350 1986 1989 South Carolina
98.Riley Skinner* 1349 2006 2009 Wake Forest
99.Cody Fajardo* 1348 2011 2014 Nevada
100.Ryan Radcliff* 1347 2009 2012 Central Michigan
 Matt Ryan* 1347 2004 2007 Boston College
102.Kyle Orton* 1336 2001 2004 Purdue
 T.J. Rubley 1336 1987 1991 Tulsa
 Kevin Sweeney* 1336 1982 1986 Fresno State
105.Chad Pennington* 1334 1997 1999 Marshall
106.John Navarre* 1327 2000 2003 Michigan
107.Drew Willy* 1322 2005 2008 Buffalo
108.Jason Martin 1320 1993 1996 Louisiana Tech
109.Andy Dalton* 1317 2007 2010 Texas Christian
110.Spencer Keith* 1316 2009 2012 Kent State
111.Ryan Nassib* 1312 2009 2012 Syracuse
112.Rudy Carpenter* 1309 2005 2008 Arizona State
 Mark Herrmann* 1309 1977 1980 Purdue
114.Doug Flutie* 1308 1981 1984 Boston College
115.Ben Roethlisberger* 1304 2001 2003 Miami (OH)
116.Kyle Boller 1301 1999 2002 California
117.Paul Smith* 1292 2003 2007 Tulsa
118.Andre Woodson* 1278 2004 2007 Kentucky
119.T.J. Yates* 1277 2007 2010 North Carolina
120.Willie Tuitama* 1276 2005 2008 Arizona
121.Glenn Foley 1275 1990 1993 Boston College
122.Colin Kaepernick* 1271 2007 2010 Nevada
 Bryant Moniz* 1271 2009 2011 Hawaii
124.Casey Clausen* 1270 2000 2003 Tennessee
 Jose Fuentes 1270 1999 2002 Utah State
126.David Klingler 1261 1988 1991 Houston
127.Cody Hawkins* 1253 2007 2010 Colorado
128.Cade McNown* 1250 1995 1998 UCLA
129.Logan Thomas* 1248 2010 2013 Virginia Tech
130.Jake Delhomme 1246 1993 1996 Louisiana-Lafayette
 John Elway 1246 1979 1982 Stanford
 Darrell Hackney* 1246 2002 2005 Alabama-Birmingham
133.Matt Leinart* 1245 2003 2005 Southern California
 Gary Nova* 1245 2011 2014 Rutgers
135.Jamie Barnette 1243 1996 1999 North Carolina State
136.Jay Cutler 1242 2002 2005 Vanderbilt
 Chase Rettig* 1242 2010 2013 Boston College
138.Brett Hundley* 1239 2012 2014 UCLA
139.Stoney Case 1237 1991 1994 New Mexico
 Jonathan Smith* 1237 1998 2001 Oregon State
141.Nathan Scheelhaase* 1231 2010 2013 Illinois
 Stan White* 1231 1990 1993 Auburn
143.Brian Kuklick 1230 1994 1998 Wake Forest
144.Kurt Kittner* 1229 1998 2001 Illinois
145.Matt Schilz* 1225 2010 2013 Bowling Green State
146.Ryan Hart* 1217 2002 2005 Rutgers
 Shawn Jones 1217 1989 1992 Georgia Tech
148.Alex Carder* 1215 2009 2012 Western Michigan
149.Brett Smith* 1212 2011 2013 Wyoming
150.Erik Ainge* 1210 2004 2007 Tennessee
151.Steve Taneyhill 1209 1992 1995 South Carolina
152.Dan Marino* 1204 1979 1982 Pittsburgh
 Steve Slayden 1204 1984 1987 Duke
154.Shane Matthews 1202 1990 1992 Florida
155.Shaun King* 1201 1995 1998 Tulane
156.John Paye* 1198 1983 1986 Stanford
157.G.J. Kinne* 1195 2009 2011 Tulsa
158.Chuck Clements 1192 1993 1996 Houston
 Robert Griffin III* 1192 2008 2011 Baylor
160.James Pinkney* 1189 2003 2006 East Carolina
161.Seth Doege* 1187 2009 2012 Texas Tech
162.Bo Wallace* 1186 2012 2014 Mississippi
163.Brian Brohm* 1185 2004 2007 Louisville
164.Tim Couch 1184 1996 1998 Kentucky
 Zac Dahman 1184 2002 2005 Army
166.Keith Price* 1183 2010 2013 Washington
167.Dave Ragone* 1180 1999 2002 Louisville
168.Jeff Graham 1175 1985 1988 Long Beach State
 John Parker Wilson* 1175 2005 2008 Alabama
170.Tyler Tettleton* 1174 2009 2013 Ohio
171.Ryan Cubit* 1172 2001 2006 Western Michigan
172.Jacory Harris* 1170 2008 2011 Miami (FL)
 Danny Wuerffel 1170 1993 1996 Florida
174.Brett Favre 1169 1987 1990 Southern Mississippi
 David Garrard 1169 1998 2001 East Carolina
176.Marcus Mariota* 1167 2012 2014 Oregon
177.Scott Mitchell 1165 1987 1989 Utah
178.Tommy Hodson 1163 1986 1989 Louisiana State
179.Troy Taylor 1162 1986 1989 California
180.Darian Durant* 1159 2001 2004 North Carolina
181.Greg Zolman 1156 1998 2001 Vanderbilt
182.Marquel Blackwell 1155 2000 2002 South Florida
183.Ken Dorsey* 1153 1999 2002 Miami (FL)
184.Josh Freeman* 1151 2006 2008 Kansas State
 Kevin O'Connell 1151 2004 2007 San Diego State
 Jack Trudeau 1151 1981 1985 Illinois
187.Jeff Smoker* 1150 2000 2003 Michigan State
188.Matt Grothe* 1148 2006 2009 South Florida
 Drew Olson* 1148 2002 2005 UCLA
190.Jake Locker* 1147 2007 2010 Washington
191.Teddy Bridgewater* 1142 2011 2013 Louisville
 Bart Hendricks 1142 1997 2000 Boise State
 Mike Teel* 1142 2005 2008 Rutgers
194.Tino Sunseri* 1141 2009 2012 Pittsburgh
195.Henry Burris 1138 1993 1996 Temple
196.Juice Williams* 1136 2006 2009 Illinois
197.Logan Kilgore* 1135 2010 2013 Middle Tennessee State
198.Marcus Crandell 1133 1993 1996 East Carolina
199.B.J. Daniels* 1132 2008 2012 South Florida
 Danny O'Neil* 1132 1991 1994 Oregon
201.Kirk Cousins* 1128 2008 2011 Michigan State
 Scott Erney 1128 1986 1989 Rutgers
 Joel Klatt* 1128 2002 2005 Colorado
 Cleo Lemon 1128 1997 2000 Arkansas State
 John Reaves 1128 1969 1971 Florida
 Drew Weatherford* 1128 2004 2008 Florida State
207.Taylor Kelly* 1125 2011 2014 Arizona State
208.Nate Davis* 1124 2006 2008 Ball State
209.Joshua Cribbs 1123 2001 2004 Kent State
 Bruce Gradkowski* 1123 2002 2005 Toledo
 Kawaun Jakes* 1123 2009 2012 Western Kentucky
212.Jeff Rowe* 1122 2002 2006 Nevada
213.Randy Hertel 1121 1977 1980 Rice
214.Jason Gesser* 1118 1999 2002 Washington State
 Ed Luther 1118 1976 1979 San Jose State
216.Chuck Hixson 1115 1968 1970 Southern Methodist
 Max Knake 1115 1992 1995 Texas Christian
218.Alex Espinoza 1114 1982 1986 Iowa State
219.Garrett Grayson 1113 2011 2014 Colorado State
 Gary Schofield 1113 1981 1983 Wake Forest
221.Jay Stoner 1112 1997 2000 Wyoming
222.Chuck Long* 1111 1981 1985 Iowa
223.Jimmy Clausen* 1110 2007 2009 Notre Dame
 Rex Grossman* 1110 2000 2002 Florida
 Chandler Harnish* 1110 2008 2011 Northern Illinois
226.Mike Elkins 1109 1985 1988 Wake Forest
 Jerrod Johnson* 1109 2007 2010 Texas A&M
228.Jake Plummer 1107 1993 1996 Arizona State
 Chris Weinke 1107 1997 2000 Florida State
230.Taylor Potts* 1106 2007 2010 Texas Tech
231.C.J. Bacher* 1105 2005 2008 Northwestern
232.Bill Musgrave* 1104 1987 1990 Oregon
233.Dominique Davis* 1103 2010 2011 East Carolina
 Brandon Weeden* 1103 2008 2011 Oklahoma State
235.Daunte Culpepper 1097 1996 1998 Central Florida
236.Drew Tate* 1090 2003 2006 Iowa
237.Corey Leonard 1088 2006 2009 Arkansas State
238.Jack Thompson 1086 1975 1978 Washington State
239.Zach Maynard* 1083 2008 2012 California
 Jason Verduzco* 1083 1989 1992 Illinois
241.Zack Mills* 1082 2001 2004 Penn State
242.Rodney Peete* 1081 1985 1988 Southern California
243.Len Williams 1076 1990 1993 Northwestern
244.Tyler Palko* 1075 2002 2006 Pittsburgh
245.Aaron Opelt 1074 2006 2009 Toledo
 Andre Ware 1074 1987 1989 Houston
247.Rich Dackin 1073 1986 1989 Bowling Green State
248.Zebbie Lethridge 1070 1994 1997 Texas Tech
249.Wesley Carroll* 1069 2007 2011 Florida International
 Mike Glennon* 1069 2009 2012 North Carolina State
 Matt Schaub* 1069 2000 2003 Virginia
 Tom Tunnicliffe 1069 1980 1983 Arizona