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Career Leaders and Records for Passing Yards Per Attempt

  • Minimum 700 pass attempts.
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Since 1956

Rank Player Y/A From To Last School
1.Ryan Dinwiddie* 9.90 2000 2003 Boise State
2.Ty Detmer 9.82 1988 1991 Brigham Young
3.Bryce Petty* 9.70 2011 2014 Baylor
4.Steve Sarkisian 9.46 1995 1996 Brigham Young
5.Sam Bradford* 9.41 2007 2009 Oklahoma
6.Jameis Winston 9.36 2013 2014 Florida State
7.Tim Tebow* 9.33 2006 2009 Florida
8.Danny Wuerffel 9.29 1993 1996 Florida
9.Marcus Mariota* 9.25 2012 2014 Oregon
10.Brian Brohm* 9.09 2004 2007 Louisville
11.Johnny Manziel* 9.06 2012 2013 Texas A&M
12.Jim McMahon 9.00 1977 1981 Brigham Young
13.Marvin Graves 8.98 1990 1993 Syracuse
14.Colt Brennan* 8.96 2005 2007 Hawaii
15.John Dutton 8.95 1996 1997 Nevada
16.Donovan McNabb 8.94 1995 1998 Syracuse
17.David Fales* 8.94 2012 2013 San Jose State
18.Aaron Murray* 8.91 2010 2013 Georgia
19.Chris Weinke 8.89 1997 2000 Florida State
20.Billy Blanton 8.88 1993 1996 San Diego State
21.Andrew Luck* 8.86 2009 2011 Stanford
22.Josh Wallwork 8.85 1995 1996 Wyoming
23.Kellen Moore* 8.85 2008 2011 Boise State
24.Trent Dilfer* 8.82 1991 1993 Fresno State
25.A.J. McCarron* 8.79 2010 2013 Alabama
26.Ryan Mallett* 8.78 2007 2010 Arkansas
27.Chuck Hartlieb* 8.76 1985 1988 Iowa
28.Joe Hamilton 8.71 1996 1999 Georgia Tech
29.Chuck Long* 8.70 1981 1985 Iowa
30.Shawn Moore 8.70 1987 1990 Virginia
31.Robert Griffin III* 8.70 2008 2011 Baylor
32.E.J. Manuel* 8.63 2009 2012 Florida State
33.Case Keenum* 8.62 2007 2011 Houston
34.Joe Germaine* 8.60 1996 1998 Ohio State
35.Teddy Bridgewater* 8.60 2011 2013 Louisville
 John Walsh 8.60 1991 1994 Brigham Young
37.Matt Leinart* 8.59 2003 2005 Southern California
38.Chad Pennington* 8.58 1997 1999 Marshall
39.Cade McNown* 8.57 1995 1998 UCLA
40.Omar Jacobs* 8.55 2003 2005 Bowling Green State
41.Jason Campbell* 8.55 2001 2004 Auburn
42.Blake Bortles* 8.53 2011 2013 Central Florida
43.Steve Young 8.52 1981 1983 Brigham Young
44.Daunte Culpepper 8.52 1996 1998 Central Florida
45.Moses Moreno 8.50 1994 1997 Colorado State
46.Tajh Boyd* 8.49 2010 2013 Clemson
47.Paul Smith* 8.46 2003 2007 Tulsa
48.Ryan Leaf* 8.45 1995 1997 Washington State
49.Bobby Hoying* 8.43 1992 1995 Ohio State
50.Matt Sherman 8.43 1994 1997 Iowa
51.Robbie Bosco 8.43 1983 1985 Brigham Young
52.Jared Zabransky* 8.42 2003 2006 Boise State
53.Vince Young* 8.41 2003 2005 Texas
54.Cory Paus* 8.40 1999 2002 UCLA
55.Brandon Weeden* 8.40 2008 2011 Oklahoma State
56.Dan McGwire* 8.39 1986 1990 San Diego State
57.Denard Robinson* 8.37 2009 2012 Michigan
58.Nick Florence* 8.36 2009 2012 Baylor
59.Cody Kessler* 8.35 2012 2014 Southern California
60.Zac Robinson* 8.33 2006 2009 Oklahoma State
61.JaMarcus Russell* 8.31 2004 2006 Louisiana State
62.Ben Roethlisberger* 8.30 2001 2003 Miami (OH)
63.Ken Dorsey* 8.30 1999 2002 Miami (FL)
64.Connor Shaw* 8.29 2010 2013 South Carolina
65.Kevin Kolb* 8.28 2003 2006 Houston
66.David Carr* 8.28 1997 2001 Fresno State
67.Thad Busby 8.27 1994 1997 Florida State
68.Mike McCoy 8.26 1992 1994 Utah
69.Garrett Grayson 8.26 2011 2014 Colorado State
70.Keith Smith 8.26 1996 1999 Arizona
71.Kordell Stewart 8.26 1991 1994 Colorado
72.Rex Grossman* 8.26 2000 2002 Florida
73.Byron Leftwich* 8.25 1998 2002 Marshall
74.Mike Bobo 8.25 1994 1997 Georgia
75.Todd Collins* 8.24 1991 1994 Michigan
76.Mike Maxwell 8.24 1993 1995 Nevada
77.Doug Flutie* 8.23 1981 1984 Boston College
78.Max Hall* 8.22 2007 2009 Brigham Young
79.Mike Teel* 8.22 2005 2008 Rutgers
80.Bruce Gradkowski* 8.21 2002 2005 Toledo
81.Nate Davis* 8.21 2006 2008 Ball State
82.Tom Ramsey* 8.21 1979 1982 UCLA
83.Tim Rattay 8.21 1997 1999 Louisiana Tech
84.Herb Tyler 8.21 1995 1998 Louisiana State
85.Brandon Doughty* 8.20 2011 2014 Western Kentucky
86.Tyler Wilson* 8.19 2008 2012 Arkansas
87.Bryn Renner* 8.18 2010 2013 North Carolina
88.Cale Gundy 8.18 1990 1993 Oklahoma
89.Kevin Hogan* 8.16 2012 2014 Stanford
90.Marc Wilson 8.15 1977 1979 Brigham Young
91.Gifford Nielsen* 8.14 1975 1977 Brigham Young
92.Ricky Stanzi* 8.13 2007 2010 Iowa
93.Doug Gaynor 8.13 1984 1985 Long Beach State
94.Tyrod Taylor* 8.11 2007 2010 Virginia Tech
95.Bryan Cupito* 8.11 2002 2006 Minnesota
96.Peyton Manning 8.11 1994 1997 Tennessee
97.Ryan Schneider 8.11 2000 2003 Central Florida
98.Rob Johnson* 8.10 1991 1994 Southern California
99.Kyle Padron* 8.10 2009 2011 Southern Methodist
100.Kirk Cousins* 8.09 2008 2011 Michigan State
101.Tyler Bray* 8.07 2010 2012 Tennessee
102.Darron Thomas* 8.06 2008 2011 Oregon
103.Jay Barker 8.06 1991 1994 Alabama
104.Chandler Harnish* 8.06 2008 2011 Northern Illinois
105.Colt McCoy* 8.06 2006 2009 Texas
106.Craig Erickson 8.05 1987 1990 Miami (FL)
107.Chris Rix* 8.05 2001 2004 Florida State
108.Devin Gardner* 8.05 2010 2014 Michigan
109.Brett Hundley* 8.04 2012 2014 UCLA
110.Gary Huff 8.04 1970 1972 Florida State
111.Bo Wallace* 8.04 2012 2014 Mississippi
112.Ryan Clement* 8.04 1994 1997 Miami (FL)
113.Bernie Kosar 8.04 1983 1984 Miami (FL)
114.Kevin Feterik 8.03 1996 1999 Brigham Young
115.George Godsey 8.02 1998 2001 Georgia Tech
116.Zach Collaros* 8.02 2008 2011 Cincinnati
117.Rudy Carpenter* 8.01 2005 2008 Arizona State
118.David Greene* 8.01 2001 2004 Georgia
119.Jason White* 8.00 1999 2004 Oklahoma
120.Bryant Moniz* 8.00 2009 2011 Hawaii
121.Jason Johnson 8.00 1999 2002 Arizona
122.Reggie McNeal* 7.99 2002 2005 Texas A&M
123.Rod Rutherford* 7.99 2000 2003 Pittsburgh
124.Marc Bulger* 7.97 1996 1999 West Virginia
125.Geno Smith* 7.96 2009 2012 West Virginia
126.Kerwin Bell 7.96 1984 1987 Florida
127.Connor Cook* 7.96 2012 2014 Michigan State
128.Eric Zeier 7.96 1991 1994 Georgia
129.Kevin Sweeney* 7.95 1982 1986 Fresno State
130.Colin Kaepernick* 7.94 2007 2010 Nevada
131.Art Schlichter* 7.94 1978 1981 Ohio State
132.Darrell Hackney* 7.93 2002 2005 Alabama-Birmingham
133.Robert Hall 7.93 1990 1993 Texas Tech
134.Jevan Snead* 7.93 2006 2009 Mississippi
135.G.J. Kinne* 7.93 2009 2011 Tulsa
136.Bradlee Van Pelt* 7.92 2001 2003 Colorado State
137.David Neill 7.92 1998 2001 Nevada
138.Steve Stenstrom* 7.91 1991 1994 Stanford
139.Dave Barr 7.91 1991 1994 California
140.Bart Hendricks 7.91 1997 2000 Boise State
141.Jason Gesser* 7.90 1999 2002 Washington State
142.Matt Barkley* 7.89 2009 2012 Southern California
143.Chris Vargas 7.89 1992 1993 Nevada
144.Terrelle Pryor* 7.89 2008 2010 Ohio State
145.Philip Rivers* 7.89 2000 2003 North Carolina State
146.Derek Carr* 7.88 2009 2013 Fresno State
147.Glenn Foley 7.87 1990 1993 Boston College
148.Asad Abdul-Khaliq* 7.87 2000 2003 Minnesota
149.Jim Plunkett* 7.87 1968 1970 Stanford
150.Russell Wilson* 7.87 2008 2011 Wisconsin
151.Graham Harrell* 7.85 2005 2008 Texas Tech
152.Everett Golson* 7.85 2012 2014 Notre Dame
153.Joe Hughes 7.85 1992 1993 Wyoming
154.Mark Barsotti* 7.85 1988 1991 Fresno State
155.Ron Powlus 7.85 1994 1997 Notre Dame
156.Doug Johnson 7.84 1996 1999 Florida
157.Major Applewhite* 7.84 1998 2001 Texas
158.Randall Cunningham* 7.84 1982 1984 Nevada-Las Vegas
159.Taylor Kelly* 7.84 2011 2014 Arizona State
160.Tommy Hodson 7.84 1986 1989 Louisiana State
161.Matthew Stafford* 7.83 2006 2008 Georgia
162.Andy Dalton* 7.83 2007 2010 Texas Christian
163.Caleb Hanie* 7.81 2004 2007 Colorado State
164.Bryan Randall* 7.81 2001 2004 Virginia Tech
165.Mike Perez* 7.81 1986 1987 San Jose State
166.Jake Plummer 7.79 1993 1996 Arizona State
167.Chris Simms* 7.79 1999 2002 Texas
168.Daryll Clark* 7.78 2006 2009 Penn State
169.Chase Daniel* 7.78 2005 2008 Missouri
170.Tyler Tettleton* 7.78 2009 2013 Ohio
171.John Beck* 7.77 2003 2006 Brigham Young
172.Jordan Palmer* 7.77 2003 2006 Texas-El Paso
173.Jeff Smoker* 7.77 2000 2003 Michigan State
174.Tyler Palko* 7.76 2002 2006 Pittsburgh
175.Gino Torretta 7.76 1989 1992 Miami (FL)
176.B.J. Symons* 7.76 2000 2003 Texas Tech
177.Matt Jones* 7.76 2001 2004 Arkansas
178.Josh Haldi* 7.75 2001 2004 Northern Illinois
 Joshua Haldi* 7.75 2001 2004 Northern Illinois
180.Gene Swick 7.75 1972 1975 Toledo
181.Sam Keller* 7.74 2003 2007 Nebraska
182.John Stocco* 7.74 2003 2006 Wisconsin
183.Elvis Grbac* 7.74 1989 1992 Michigan
184.Terrance Owens* 7.73 2010 2013 Toledo
185.Pat Barnes* 7.73 1993 1996 California
186.Mike Gundy 7.73 1986 1989 Oklahoma State
187.Shane Matthews 7.73 1990 1992 Florida
188.Pat White* 7.73 2005 2008 West Virginia
189.David Garrard 7.72 1998 2001 East Carolina
190.Rich Campbell* 7.72 1977 1980 California
191.Brian Johnson* 7.72 2004 2008 Utah
192.Tony Eason 7.72 1981 1982 Illinois
193.Drew Stanton* 7.71 2003 2006 Michigan State
194.Scott Mitchell 7.71 1987 1989 Utah
195.Dameyune Craig 7.71 1994 1997 Auburn
196.Steve Brown 7.70 1977 1980 Appalachian State
197.Todd Santos 7.70 1984 1987 San Diego State
198.Charlie Frye 7.69 2001 2004 Akron
199.Chris Leak* 7.69 2003 2006 Florida
200.Maurice DeShazo 7.69 1991 1994 Virginia Tech
201.Jim Everett* 7.68 1981 1985 Purdue
202.Steve Beuerlein 7.68 1983 1986 Notre Dame
203.Steve Bellisari* 7.68 1998 2001 Ohio State
204.Cody Carlson 7.68 1983 1986 Baylor
205.Jerry Rhome 7.67 1961 1964 Tulsa
206.Brian Lindgren 7.67 2001 2003 Idaho
207.Todd Reesing* 7.66 2006 2009 Kansas
208.Jeff Van Raaphorst* 7.66 1984 1986 Arizona State
209.Rakeem Cato* 7.66 2011 2014 Marshall
210.Paul Justin* 7.65 1987 1990 Arizona State
211.Stoney Case 7.65 1991 1994 New Mexico
212.John Welsh 7.65 1998 2001 Idaho
213.Casey Clausen* 7.64 2000 2003 Tennessee
214.Jeff Francis 7.64 1985 1988 Tennessee
215.Ryan Kealy* 7.64 1997 2000 Arizona State
216.Andre Ware 7.64 1987 1989 Houston
217.Scott Hall* 7.63 2000 2004 North Texas
218.Ryan Aplin* 7.63 2009 2012 Arkansas State
219.Landry Jones* 7.63 2009 2012 Oklahoma
220.Jeff Brohm 7.62 1989 1993 Louisville
221.Raymond Philyaw 7.62 1994 1996 Louisiana-Monroe
222.Jamie Barnette 7.61 1996 1999 North Carolina State
223.Woodrow Dantzler* 7.61 1998 2001 Clemson
224.Rodney Peete* 7.61 1985 1988 Southern California
225.Drew Tate* 7.61 2003 2006 Iowa
226.Charlie Batch 7.61 1994 1997 Eastern Michigan
227.James Brown 7.61 1994 1997 Texas
228.Mark Herrmann* 7.60 1977 1980 Purdue
 Timm Rosenbach* 7.60 1986 1988 Washington State
230.Shane Carden* 7.59 2012 2014 East Carolina
231.Trevor Vittatoe* 7.58 2007 2010 Texas-El Paso
232.Jonathan Smith* 7.58 1998 2001 Oregon State
233.Dave Schnell* 7.58 1986 1989 Indiana
234.Dave Yarema* 7.57 1982 1986 Michigan State
235.Charlie Ward 7.57 1989 1993 Florida State
236.Pat Sullivan* 7.57 1969 1971 Auburn
237.Levi Brown* 7.57 2008 2009 Troy
238.Josh Betts* 7.57 2002 2005 Miami (OH)
239.Danny McCoin 7.57 1984 1987 Cincinnati
240.Chase Holbrook 7.56 2006 2008 New Mexico State
241.Greg Frey* 7.56 1987 1990 Ohio State
242.Andy Kelly 7.56 1988 1991 Tennessee
243.Lee Roberts* 7.56 1995 1998 Southern Mississippi
244.Quincy Carter 7.56 1998 2000 Georgia
245.Bill Musgrave* 7.56 1987 1990 Oregon
246.Darian Durant* 7.55 2001 2004 North Carolina
247.Matt Grothe* 7.55 2006 2009 South Florida
248.Terry Harvey 7.55 1991 1995 North Carolina State
249.Blake Mitchell* 7.55 2004 2007 South Carolina
250.Taylor Martinez* 7.54 2010 2013 Nebraska