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Single Season Leaders and Records for Passing Touchdowns

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Since 1956

Rank Player TD Season School
1.Colt Brennan* 58 2006 Hawaii
2.David Klingler 54 1990 Houston
3.B.J. Symons* 52 2003 Texas Tech
4.Derek Carr 50 2013 Fresno State
 Sam Bradford* 50 2008 Oklahoma
6.Brandon Doughty 49 2014 Western Kentucky
7.Case Keenum* 48 2011 Houston
 Graham Harrell* 48 2007 Texas Tech
9.Paul Smith* 47 2007 Tulsa
 Jim McMahon 47 1980 Brigham Young
11.David Johnson* 46 2008 Tulsa
 David Carr* 46 2001 Fresno State
 Tim Rattay 46 1998 Louisiana Tech
 Andre Ware 46 1989 Houston
15.Graham Harrell* 45 2008 Texas Tech
 Kliff Kingsbury* 45 2002 Texas Tech
17.Case Keenum* 44 2009 Houston
 Chase Clement* 44 2008 Rice
 Case Keenum* 44 2008 Houston
20.Kellen Moore* 43 2011 Boise State
21.Marcus Mariota 42 2014 Oregon
 Geno Smith* 42 2012 West Virginia
 Chad Pennington* 42 1997 Marshall
24.Omar Jacobs* 41 2004 Bowling Green State
 Ty Detmer 41 1990 Brigham Young
26.Rakeem Cato 40 2014 Marshall
 Jameis Winston 40 2013 Florida State
 Andre Woodson* 40 2007 Kentucky
 Jason White* 40 2003 Oklahoma
30.Cody Kessler 39 2014 Southern California
 Rakeem Cato 39 2013 Marshall
 Seth Doege* 39 2012 Texas Tech
 Matt Barkley 39 2011 Southern California
 Bryant Moniz* 39 2010 Hawaii
 Kellen Moore* 39 2009 Boise State
 Chase Daniel* 39 2008 Missouri
 Drew Brees* 39 1998 Purdue
 Danny Wuerffel 39 1996 Florida
 Dennis Shaw 39 1969 San Diego State
40.Landry Jones* 38 2010 Oklahoma
 Colt Brennan* 38 2007 Hawaii
 Graham Harrell* 38 2006 Texas Tech
 Timmy Chang* 38 2004 Hawaii
 Matt Leinart* 38 2003 Southern California
 Byron Leftwich 38 2001 Marshall
 Shaun King* 38 1998 Tulane
 Doug Williams* 38 1977 Grambling State
48.Sean Mannion 37 2013 Oregon State
 Johnny Manziel 37 2013 Texas A&M
 Derek Carr* 37 2012 Fresno State
 Rakeem Cato 37 2012 Marshall
 Robert Griffin III* 37 2011 Baylor
 Andrew Luck* 37 2011 Stanford
 Brandon Weeden* 37 2011 Oklahoma State
 Dominique Davis* 37 2010 East Carolina
 Brady Quinn* 37 2006 Notre Dame
 Ben Roethlisberger* 37 2003 Miami (OH)
 Rod Rutherford* 37 2003 Pittsburgh
 Chad Pennington 37 1999 Marshall
 Tim Couch 37 1997 Kentucky
 Troy Kopp 37 1991 Pacific
 Dan Marino* 37 1981 Pittsburgh
63.Matt Barkley* 36 2012 Southern California
 Tajh Boyd* 36 2012 Clemson
 Aaron Murray* 36 2012 Georgia
 Tim Hiller* 36 2008 Western Michigan
 Sam Bradford* 36 2007 Oklahoma
 Tim Couch 36 1998 Kentucky
 Peyton Manning 36 1997 Tennessee
70.Jared Goff 35 2014 California
 Keith Wenning 35 2013 Ball State
 Aaron Murray* 35 2011 Georgia
 Kellen Moore* 35 2010 Boise State
 Taylor Potts* 35 2010 Texas Tech
 Max Hall* 35 2008 Brigham Young
 Colt Brennan 35 2005 Hawaii
 Jason White* 35 2004 Oklahoma
 Bart Hendricks 35 2000 Boise State
 Tim Rattay 35 1999 Louisiana Tech
 Danny Wuerffel 35 1995 Florida
 Ty Detmer 35 1991 Brigham Young
82.J.T. Barrett 34 2014 Ohio State
 Tajh Boyd 34 2013 Clemson
 Connor Halliday 34 2013 Washington State
 Tyler Bray 34 2012 Tennessee
 Brandon Weeden* 34 2010 Oklahoma State
 Colt McCoy* 34 2008 Texas
 Mark Sanchez* 34 2008 Southern California
 Chase Holbrook 34 2006 New Mexico State
 Drew Olson* 34 2005 UCLA
 Philip Rivers* 34 2003 North Carolina State
 Rex Grossman 34 2001 Florida
 Nick Rolovich 34 2001 Hawaii
 Tim Lester 34 1999 Western Michigan
 Ryan Leaf* 34 1997 Washington State
 Tim Rattay 34 1997 Louisiana Tech
 Chris Vargas 34 1993 Nevada
98.Trevone Boykin 33 2014 Texas Christian
 Shane Carden 33 2013 East Carolina
 David Fales 33 2013 San Jose State
 David Fales* 33 2012 San Jose State
 Nick Florence* 33 2012 Baylor
 Tajh Boyd* 33 2011 Clemson
 Keith Price* 33 2011 Washington
 Darron Thomas* 33 2011 Oregon
 Russell Wilson* 33 2011 Wisconsin
 Max Hall* 33 2009 Brigham Young
 Trevor Vittatoe 33 2008 Texas-El Paso
 Chase Daniel* 33 2007 Missouri
 Todd Reesing* 33 2007 Kansas
 Matt Leinart* 33 2004 Southern California
 J.P. Losman 33 2003 Tulane
 Dan Orlovsky 33 2003 Connecticut
 Carson Palmer* 33 2002 Southern California
 Brandon Doman 33 2001 Brigham Young
 Chris Weinke 33 2000 Florida State
 Steve Sarkisian 33 1996 Brigham Young
 Josh Wallwork 33 1996 Wyoming
 Mike Maxwell 33 1995 Nevada
 Robbie Bosco 33 1984 Brigham Young
 Steve Young 33 1983 Brigham Young
 Thomas Scull 33 1960 Colgate