Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Passing Touchdowns

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  • Since 1956
Leaders Table
Year Player TD School
2016Logan Woodside28Toledo
2015Brandon Doughty*48Western Kentucky
2014Brandon Doughty*49Western Kentucky
2013Derek Carr*50Fresno State
2012Geno Smith*42West Virginia
2011Case Keenum*48Houston
2010Bryant Moniz*39Hawaii
2009Case Keenum*44Houston
2008Sam Bradford*50Oklahoma
2007Graham Harrell*48Texas Tech
2006Colt Brennan*58Hawaii
2005Colt Brennan35Hawaii
2004Omar Jacobs*41Bowling Green State
2003B.J. Symons*52Texas Tech
2002Kliff Kingsbury*45Texas Tech
2001David Carr*46Fresno State
2000Bart Hendricks*35Boise State
1999Chad Pennington*37Marshall
1998Tim Rattay46Louisiana Tech
1997Chad Pennington*42Marshall
1996Danny Wuerffel*39Florida
1995Danny Wuerffel*35Florida
1994Mike Maxwell29Nevada
1994John Walsh*29Brigham Young
1993Chris Vargas34Nevada
1992Jimmy Klingler32Houston
1991Troy Kopp37Pacific
1990David Klingler54Houston
1989Andre Ware46Houston
1988Scott Mitchell29Utah
1988Steve Walsh*29Miami (FL)
1987Todd Santos26San Diego State
1986Vinny Testaverde*26Miami (FL)
1985Robbie Bosco*30Brigham Young
1984Robbie Bosco*33Brigham Young
1983Steve Young*33Brigham Young
1982John Elway24Stanford
1982Jeff Tedford*24Fresno State
1981Dan Marino*37Pittsburgh
1980Jim McMahon*47Brigham Young
1979Marc Wilson*29Brigham Young
1978Steve Dils*22Stanford
1977Doug Williams38Grambling State
1976Gifford Nielsen*30Brigham Young
1975Steve Myer21New Mexico
1974Craig Kimball23San Jose State
1974Gary Sheide*23Brigham Young
1973Danny White*23Arizona State
1972Gary Huff25Florida State
1971Gary Huff*23Florida State
1970Brian Sipe23San Diego State
1969Dennis Shaw*39San Diego State
1968Bill Cappleman*25Florida State
1968Greg Cook25Cincinnati
1967Steve Ramsey21North Texas
1966Bo Burris22Houston
1965Bill Anderson*30Tulsa
1964Jerry Rhome*32Tulsa
1963Bob Berry*16Oregon
1963Gordon Queen16Oregon State
1962Terry Baker*15Oregon State
1962Jack Concannon15Boston College
1961George Potts19Xavier
1960Thomas Scull33Colgate
1959Charley Johnson*18New Mexico State
1958Randy Duncan*12Iowa
1957Ken Ford14Hardin-Simmons
1957John Hangartner14Arizona State
1957Dick Winterbauer14Yale
1956John Brodie12Stanford

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