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Single Season Leaders and Records for Passing Efficiency Rating

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Since 1956

Rank Player Rate Season School
1.Russell Wilson* 191.78 2011 Wisconsin
2.Robert Griffin III* 189.48 2011 Baylor
3.Ryan Dinwiddie* 188.18 2002 Boise State
4.Colt Brennan* 185.96 2006 Hawaii
5.Kellen Moore* 182.63 2010 Boise State
6.Cam Newton* 182.05 2010 Auburn
7.Stefan Lefors* 181.74 2004 Louisville
8.Sam Bradford* 180.84 2008 Oklahoma
9.Shaun King* 178.71 1998 Tulane
10.David Johnson* 178.69 2008 Tulsa
11.Danny Wuerffel 178.41 1995 Florida
12.Jim McMahon 176.87 1980 Brigham Young
13.Sam Bradford* 176.53 2007 Oklahoma
14.Alex Smith* 176.52 2004 Utah
15.Ty Detmer 175.64 1989 Brigham Young
16.A.J. McCarron* 175.28 2012 Alabama
17.Kellen Moore* 175.19 2011 Boise State
18.Rudy Carpenter* 175.01 2005 Arizona State
19.Joe Hamilton 175.00 1999 Georgia Tech
20.Aaron Murray* 174.82 2012 Georgia
21.Case Keenum* 174.03 2011 Houston
22.Colt McCoy* 173.75 2008 Texas
23.Steve Sarkisian 173.56 1996 Brigham Young
24.Jason Campbell* 172.89 2004 Auburn
25.Kerry Collins 172.85 1994 Penn State
26.Jerry Rhome 172.60 1964 Tulsa
27.Tim Tebow* 172.46 2007 Florida
28.Tim Tebow* 172.37 2008 Florida
29.Chad Pennington 171.41 1999 Marshall
30.Michael Vick* 171.08 1999 Virginia Tech
31.Ben Leard 170.78 1999 Auburn
32.David Fales* 170.76 2012 San Jose State
33.Rex Grossman 170.75 2001 Florida
34.Bart Hendricks 170.63 2000 Boise State
35.Danny Wuerffel 170.61 1996 Florida
36.Philip Rivers* 170.49 2003 North Carolina State
37.Daunte Culpepper 170.24 1998 Central Florida
38.Andrew Luck* 170.16 2010 Stanford
39.Andrew Luck* 169.69 2011 Stanford
40.Billy Blanton 169.55 1996 San Diego State
41.Terrance Owens* 169.24 2011 Toledo
42.John Beck* 169.05 2006 Brigham Young
43.Greg McElroy* 168.98 2010 Alabama
44.Ty Detmer 168.51 1991 Brigham Young
45.Steve Young 168.45 1983 Brigham Young
46.Mark Barsotti* 167.73 1991 Fresno State
47.Akili Smith* 167.30 1998 Oregon
48.Trent Dilfer* 167.20 1993 Fresno State
49.Omar Jacobs* 167.20 2004 Bowling Green State
50.JaMarcus Russell* 167.03 2006 Louisiana State
51.Zac Robinson* 166.84 2008 Oklahoma State
52.Brian Brohm* 166.73 2005 Louisville
53.Wes Counts 166.63 2001 Middle Tennessee State
54.Andy Dalton* 166.48 2010 Texas Christian
55.Jeff Smoker* 166.39 2001 Michigan State
56.Cade McNown* 166.01 1997 UCLA
57.Stan Hill 165.93 2003 Marshall
58.Scott Tolzien* 165.92 2010 Wisconsin
59.David Carr* 165.91 2001 Fresno State
60.Ben Roethlisberger* 165.84 2003 Miami (OH)
61.Vinny Testaverde 165.79 1986 Miami (FL)
62.Brian Dowling 165.77 1968 Yale
63.Tajh Boyd* 165.59 2012 Clemson
64.Tim Rattay 164.76 1998 Louisiana Tech
65.Ryan Dinwiddie 164.69 2001 Boise State
66.Mark Sanchez* 164.64 2008 Southern California
67.Byron Leftwich 164.57 2001 Marshall
68.Dave Barr 164.47 1993 California
69.Matt Leinart* 164.45 2003 Southern California
70.Don McPherson 164.30 1987 Syracuse
71.Dave Wilson 164.17 1977 Ball State
72.Tim Tebow* 164.17 2009 Florida
73.Bob Berry 164.04 1963 Oregon
74.Jake Kelchner* 164.02 1993 West Virginia
75.Vince Young* 163.95 2005 Texas
76.Chase Clement* 163.92 2008 Rice
77.Geno Smith* 163.86 2012 West Virginia
78.Ryan Dinwiddie* 163.72 2003 Boise State
79.Ryan Mallett* 163.65 2010 Arkansas
80.Bobby Hoying* 163.43 1995 Ohio State
81.Tyler Palko 163.25 2006 Pittsburgh
82.Marcus Mariota* 163.23 2012 Oregon
83.Turk Schonert 163.15 1979 Stanford
84.Chris Weinke 163.09 2000 Florida State
85.Kevin Kolb* 162.72 2006 Houston
86.Troy Smith* 162.65 2005 Ohio State
87.Jared Zabransky* 162.57 2006 Boise State
88.Bruce Gradkowski* 162.56 2004 Toledo
89.Donovan McNabb 162.34 1995 Syracuse
90.Asad Abdul-Khaliq* 162.31 2003 Minnesota
91.Brian Broomell 162.27 1979 Temple
92.Dennis Shaw 162.16 1969 San Diego State
93.Keith Price* 161.93 2011 Washington
94.Troy Smith* 161.91 2006 Ohio State
95.Colt McCoy* 161.82 2006 Texas
96.Rex Grossman 161.81 2000 Florida
97.Matt Cavanaugh* 161.71 1977 Pittsburgh
98.Elvis Grbac* 161.67 1991 Michigan
99.Kellen Moore* 161.65 2009 Boise State
100.Drew Olson* 161.60 2005 UCLA