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Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Passing Efficiency Rating

  • Minimum 14 pass attempts per school game.
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Since 1956

Season Player Rate School
2012 A.J. McCarron* 175.28 Alabama
2011 Russell Wilson* 191.78 Wisconsin
2010 Kellen Moore* 182.63 Boise State
2009 Tim Tebow* 164.17 Florida
2008 Sam Bradford* 180.84 Oklahoma
2007 Sam Bradford* 176.53 Oklahoma
2006 Colt Brennan* 185.96 Hawaii
2005 Rudy Carpenter* 175.01 Arizona State
2004 Stefan Lefors* 181.74 Louisville
2003 Philip Rivers* 170.49 North Carolina State
2002 Ryan Dinwiddie* 188.18 Boise State
2001 Rex Grossman 170.75 Florida
2000 Bart Hendricks 170.63 Boise State
1999 Joe Hamilton 175.00 Georgia Tech
1998 Shaun King* 178.71 Tulane
1997 Cade McNown* 166.01 UCLA
1996 Steve Sarkisian 173.56 Brigham Young
1995 Danny Wuerffel 178.41 Florida
1994 Kerry Collins 172.85 Penn State
1993 Trent Dilfer* 167.20 Fresno State
1992 Elvis Grbac* 150.18 Michigan
1991 Ty Detmer 168.51 Brigham Young
1990 Shawn Moore 160.71 Virginia
1989 Ty Detmer 175.64 Brigham Young
1988 Major Harris* 159.17 West Virginia
1987 Don McPherson 164.30 Syracuse
1986 Vinny Testaverde 165.79 Miami (FL)
1985 Kerwin Bell 159.38 Florida
1984 Chuck Long* 156.45 Iowa
1983 Steve Young 168.45 Brigham Young
1982 Tom Ramsey* 151.53 UCLA
1981 Jim McMahon 154.99 Brigham Young
1980 Jim McMahon 176.87 Brigham Young
1979 Turk Schonert 163.15 Stanford
1978 David Henderson 152.45 Furman
1977 Dave Wilson 164.17 Ball State
1976 Steve Haynes 146.85 Louisiana Tech
1975 Jim Kubacki 147.61 Harvard
1974 Steve Joachim 150.14 Temple
1973 Danny White 157.38 Arizona State
1972 John Hufnagel 148.04 Penn State
1971 Jerry Tagge* 149.24 Nebraska
1970 Pat Sullivan 148.16 Auburn
1969 Dennis Shaw 162.16 San Diego State
1968 Brian Dowling 165.77 Yale
1967 Ronny South 142.01 Arkansas
1966 Dewey Warren 142.16 Tennessee
1965 Steve Sloan 153.78 Alabama
1964 Jerry Rhome 172.60 Tulsa
1963 Bob Berry 164.04 Oregon
1962 Terry Baker 146.55 Oregon State
1961 Eddie Wilson 134.22 Arizona
1960 Charley Johnson 134.08 New Mexico State
1959 Dick Soergel 131.48 Oklahoma State
1958 Randy Duncan* 136.84 Iowa
1957 Bob Newman 126.46 Washington State
1956 Bob Reinhart 121.27 San Jose State