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Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Passing Touchdowns

  • An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
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Since 1956

Season Player TD School
2014 Brandon Doughty 49 Western Kentucky
2013 Derek Carr 50 Fresno State
2012 Geno Smith* 42 West Virginia
2011 Case Keenum* 48 Houston
2010 Bryant Moniz* 39 Hawaii
2009 Case Keenum* 44 Houston
2008 Sam Bradford* 50 Oklahoma
2007 Graham Harrell* 48 Texas Tech
2006 Colt Brennan* 58 Hawaii
2005 Colt Brennan 35 Hawaii
2004 Omar Jacobs* 41 Bowling Green State
2003 B.J. Symons* 52 Texas Tech
2002 Kliff Kingsbury* 45 Texas Tech
2001 David Carr* 46 Fresno State
2000 Bart Hendricks 35 Boise State
1999 Chad Pennington 37 Marshall
1998 Tim Rattay 46 Louisiana Tech
1997 Chad Pennington* 42 Marshall
1996 Danny Wuerffel 39 Florida
1995 Danny Wuerffel 35 Florida
1994 Mike Maxwell 29 Nevada
  John Walsh 29 Brigham Young
1993 Chris Vargas 34 Nevada
1992 Jimmy Klingler 32 Houston
1991 Troy Kopp 37 Pacific
1990 David Klingler 54 Houston
1989 Andre Ware 46 Houston
1988 Scott Mitchell 29 Utah
  Steve Walsh 29 Miami (FL)
1987 Todd Santos 26 San Diego State
1986 Vinny Testaverde 26 Miami (FL)
1985 Robbie Bosco 30 Brigham Young
1984 Robbie Bosco 33 Brigham Young
1983 Steve Young 33 Brigham Young
1982 John Elway 24 Stanford
  Jeff Tedford* 24 Fresno State
1981 Dan Marino* 37 Pittsburgh
1980 Jim McMahon 47 Brigham Young
1979 Marc Wilson 29 Brigham Young
1978 Steve Dils 22 Stanford
1977 Doug Williams* 38 Grambling State
1976 Gifford Nielsen* 30 Brigham Young
1975 Steve Myer 21 New Mexico
1974 Craig Kimball 23 San Jose State
  Gary Sheide 23 Brigham Young
1973 Danny White 23 Arizona State
1972 Gary Huff 25 Florida State
1971 Gary Huff 23 Florida State
1970 Brian Sipe 23 San Diego State
1969 Dennis Shaw 39 San Diego State
1968 Bill Cappleman 25 Florida State
  Greg Cook 25 Cincinnati
1967 Steve Ramsey 21 North Texas
1966 Bo Burris 22 Houston
1965 Bill Anderson 30 Tulsa
1964 Jerry Rhome 32 Tulsa
1963 Bob Berry 16 Oregon
  Gordon Queen 16 Oregon State
1962 Terry Baker 15 Oregon State
  Jack Concannon 15 Boston College
1961 George Potts 19 Xavier
1960 Thomas Scull 33 Colgate
1959 Charley Johnson 18 New Mexico State
1958 Randy Duncan* 12 Iowa
1957 Ken Ford 14 Hardin-Simmons
  John Hangartner 14 Arizona State
  Dick Winterbauer 14 Yale
1956 John Brodie 12 Stanford