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Career Leaders and Records for Passing Yards Per Attempt

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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.Matt Johnson* 8.83 2012 2015 Bowling Green State
25.Trent Dilfer* 8.82 1991 1993 Fresno State
26.A.J. McCarron* 8.79 2010 2013 Alabama
27.Ryan Mallett* 8.78 2007 2010 Arkansas
28.Chuck Hartlieb* 8.76 1985 1988 Iowa
29.Joe Hamilton 8.71 1996 1999 Georgia Tech
30.Chuck Long* 8.70 1981 1985 Iowa
31.Shawn Moore 8.70 1987 1990 Virginia
32.Robert Griffin III* 8.70 2008 2011 Baylor
33.E.J. Manuel* 8.63 2009 2012 Florida State
34.Brandon Doughty* 8.62 2011 2015 Western Kentucky
35.Case Keenum* 8.62 2007 2011 Houston
36.Joe Germaine* 8.60 1996 1998 Ohio State
37.Teddy Bridgewater* 8.60 2011 2013 Louisville
 John Walsh 8.60 1991 1994 Brigham Young
39.Matt Leinart* 8.59 2003 2005 Southern California
40.Chad Pennington* 8.58 1997 1999 Marshall
41.Cade McNown* 8.57 1995 1998 UCLA
42.Omar Jacobs* 8.55 2003 2005 Bowling Green State
43.Jason Campbell* 8.55 2001 2004 Auburn
44.Gunner Kiel* 8.54 2014 2015 Cincinnati
45.Blake Bortles* 8.53 2011 2013 Central Florida
46.Steve Young 8.52 1981 1983 Brigham Young
47.Daunte Culpepper 8.52 1996 1998 Central Florida
48.Kevin Hogan* 8.51 2012 2015 Stanford
49.Moses Moreno 8.50 1994 1997 Colorado State
50.Tajh Boyd* 8.49 2010 2013 Clemson
51.Zach Terrell* 8.48 2013 2015 Western Michigan
52.Paul Smith* 8.46 2003 2007 Tulsa
53.Ryan Leaf* 8.45 1995 1997 Washington State
54.Bobby Hoying* 8.43 1992 1995 Ohio State
55.Matt Sherman 8.43 1994 1997 Iowa
56.Robbie Bosco 8.43 1983 1985 Brigham Young
57.Jared Zabransky* 8.42 2003 2006 Boise State
58.Vince Young* 8.41 2003 2005 Texas
59.Cory Paus* 8.40 1999 2002 UCLA
60.Brandon Weeden* 8.40 2008 2011 Oklahoma State
61.Brad Kaaya* 8.39 2014 2015 Miami (FL)
62.Dan McGwire* 8.39 1986 1990 San Diego State
63.Denard Robinson* 8.37 2009 2012 Michigan
64.Nick Arbuckle 8.36 2014 2015 Georgia State
65.Nick Florence* 8.36 2009 2012 Baylor
66.Zac Robinson* 8.33 2006 2009 Oklahoma State
67.JaMarcus Russell* 8.31 2004 2006 Louisiana State
68.Ben Roethlisberger* 8.30 2001 2003 Miami (OH)
69.Ken Dorsey* 8.30 1999 2002 Miami (FL)
70.Connor Shaw* 8.29 2010 2013 South Carolina
71.Kevin Kolb* 8.28 2003 2006 Houston
72.David Carr* 8.28 1997 2001 Fresno State
73.Thad Busby 8.27 1994 1997 Florida State
74.Stephen Morris* 8.27 2010 2013 Miami (FL)
75.Mike McCoy 8.26 1992 1994 Utah
76.Garrett Grayson* 8.26 2011 2014 Colorado State
77.Keith Smith 8.26 1996 1999 Arizona
78.Kordell Stewart 8.26 1991 1994 Colorado
79.Rex Grossman* 8.26 2000 2002 Florida
80.Byron Leftwich* 8.25 1998 2002 Marshall
81.Mike Bobo 8.25 1994 1997 Georgia
82.Todd Collins* 8.24 1991 1994 Michigan
83.Mike Maxwell 8.24 1993 1995 Nevada
84.Doug Flutie* 8.23 1981 1984 Boston College
85.Max Hall* 8.22 2007 2009 Brigham Young
86.Mike Teel* 8.22 2005 2008 Rutgers
87.Bruce Gradkowski* 8.21 2002 2005 Toledo
88.Nate Davis* 8.21 2006 2008 Ball State
89.Tom Ramsey* 8.21 1979 1982 UCLA
90.Tim Rattay 8.21 1997 1999 Louisiana Tech
91.Herb Tyler 8.21 1995 1998 Louisiana State
92.Cody Kessler* 8.20 2012 2015 Southern California
93.Tyler Wilson* 8.19 2008 2012 Arkansas
94.Baker Mayfield* 8.18 2013 2015 Oklahoma
95.Bryn Renner* 8.18 2010 2013 North Carolina
96.Patrick Mahomes 8.18 2014 2015 Texas Tech
97.Cale Gundy 8.18 1990 1993 Oklahoma
98.Marc Wilson 8.15 1977 1979 Brigham Young
99.Gifford Nielsen* 8.14 1975 1977 Brigham Young
100.Ricky Stanzi* 8.13 2007 2010 Iowa
101.Doug Gaynor 8.13 1984 1985 Long Beach State
102.Tyrod Taylor* 8.11 2007 2010 Virginia Tech
103.Bryan Cupito* 8.11 2002 2006 Minnesota
104.Peyton Manning 8.11 1994 1997 Tennessee
105.Ryan Schneider 8.11 2000 2003 Central Florida
106.Rob Johnson* 8.10 1991 1994 Southern California
107.Kyle Padron* 8.10 2009 2011 Southern Methodist
108.Kirk Cousins* 8.09 2008 2011 Michigan State
109.Driphus Jackson* 8.08 2012 2015 Rice
110.Tyler Bray* 8.07 2010 2012 Tennessee
111.Darron Thomas* 8.06 2008 2011 Oregon
112.Jay Barker 8.06 1991 1994 Alabama
113.Chandler Harnish* 8.06 2008 2011 Northern Illinois
114.Colt McCoy* 8.06 2006 2009 Texas
115.Craig Erickson 8.05 1987 1990 Miami (FL)
116.Chris Rix* 8.05 2001 2004 Florida State
117.Devin Gardner* 8.05 2010 2014 Michigan
118.Gary Huff 8.04 1970 1972 Florida State
119.Bo Wallace* 8.04 2012 2014 Mississippi
120.Ryan Clement* 8.04 1994 1997 Miami (FL)
121.Bernie Kosar 8.04 1983 1984 Miami (FL)
122.Kevin Feterik 8.03 1996 1999 Brigham Young
123.Brett Hundley* 8.03 2012 2014 UCLA
124.George Godsey 8.02 1998 2001 Georgia Tech
125.Dak Prescott* 8.02 2012 2015 Mississippi State
126.Zach Collaros* 8.02 2008 2011 Cincinnati
127.Nate Sudfeld 8.02 2012 2015 Indiana
128.Rudy Carpenter* 8.01 2005 2008 Arizona State
129.David Greene* 8.01 2001 2004 Georgia
130.Jason White* 8.00 1999 2004 Oklahoma
131.Bryant Moniz* 8.00 2009 2011 Hawaii
132.Jason Johnson 8.00 1999 2002 Arizona
133.Reggie McNeal* 7.99 2002 2005 Texas A&M
134.Rod Rutherford* 7.99 2000 2003 Pittsburgh
135.Marc Bulger* 7.97 1996 1999 West Virginia
136.Geno Smith* 7.96 2009 2012 West Virginia
137.Kerwin Bell 7.96 1984 1987 Florida
138.Eric Zeier 7.96 1991 1994 Georgia
139.Kevin Sweeney* 7.95 1982 1986 Fresno State
140.Colin Kaepernick* 7.94 2007 2010 Nevada
141.Art Schlichter* 7.94 1978 1981 Ohio State
142.Darrell Hackney* 7.93 2002 2005 Alabama-Birmingham
143.Robert Hall 7.93 1990 1993 Texas Tech
144.Jevan Snead* 7.93 2006 2009 Mississippi
145.G.J. Kinne* 7.93 2009 2011 Tulsa
146.Bradlee Van Pelt* 7.92 2001 2003 Colorado State
147.David Neill 7.92 1998 2001 Nevada
148.Trevone Boykin* 7.92 2012 2015 Texas Christian
149.Steve Stenstrom* 7.91 1991 1994 Stanford
150.Dave Barr* 7.91 1991 1994 California
151.Everett Golson* 7.91 2012 2015 Florida State
152.Bart Hendricks 7.91 1997 2000 Boise State
153.Cooper Rush* 7.90 2013 2015 Central Michigan
154.Jason Gesser* 7.90 1999 2002 Washington State
155.Matt Barkley* 7.89 2009 2012 Southern California
156.Chris Vargas 7.89 1992 1993 Nevada
157.Terrelle Pryor* 7.89 2008 2010 Ohio State
158.Philip Rivers* 7.89 2000 2003 North Carolina State
159.Derek Carr* 7.88 2009 2013 Fresno State
160.Glenn Foley 7.87 1990 1993 Boston College
161.Asad Abdul-Khaliq* 7.87 2000 2003 Minnesota
162.Jim Plunkett* 7.87 1968 1970 Stanford
163.Russell Wilson* 7.87 2008 2011 Wisconsin
164.Connor Cook* 7.86 2012 2015 Michigan State
165.Graham Harrell* 7.85 2005 2008 Texas Tech
166.Joe Hughes 7.85 1992 1993 Wyoming
167.Mark Barsotti* 7.85 1988 1991 Fresno State
168.Ron Powlus 7.85 1994 1997 Notre Dame
169.Doug Johnson 7.84 1996 1999 Florida
170.Major Applewhite* 7.84 1998 2001 Texas
171.Randall Cunningham* 7.84 1982 1984 Nevada-Las Vegas
172.Taylor Kelly* 7.84 2011 2014 Arizona State
173.Tommy Hodson 7.84 1986 1989 Louisiana State
174.Matthew Stafford* 7.83 2006 2008 Georgia
175.Andy Dalton* 7.83 2007 2010 Texas Christian
176.Marquise Williams* 7.82 2012 2015 North Carolina
177.Caleb Hanie* 7.81 2004 2007 Colorado State
178.Bryan Randall* 7.81 2001 2004 Virginia Tech
179.Mike Perez* 7.81 1986 1987 San Jose State
180.Jake Plummer 7.79 1993 1996 Arizona State
181.Chris Simms* 7.79 1999 2002 Texas
182.Daryll Clark* 7.78 2006 2009 Penn State
183.Chase Daniel* 7.78 2005 2008 Missouri
184.Jared Goff 7.78 2013 2015 California
185.Tyler Tettleton* 7.78 2009 2013 Ohio
186.John Beck* 7.77 2003 2006 Brigham Young
187.Jordan Palmer* 7.77 2003 2006 Texas-El Paso
188.Jeff Smoker* 7.77 2000 2003 Michigan State
189.Tyler Palko* 7.76 2002 2006 Pittsburgh
190.Gino Torretta 7.76 1989 1992 Miami (FL)
191.B.J. Symons* 7.76 2000 2003 Texas Tech
192.Matt Jones* 7.76 2001 2004 Arkansas
193.Josh Haldi* 7.75 2001 2004 Northern Illinois
 Joshua Haldi* 7.75 2001 2004 Northern Illinois
195.Gene Swick 7.75 1972 1975 Toledo
196.Sam Keller* 7.74 2003 2007 Nebraska
197.John Stocco* 7.74 2003 2006 Wisconsin
198.Elvis Grbac* 7.74 1989 1992 Michigan
199.Terrance Owens* 7.73 2010 2013 Toledo
200.Pat Barnes* 7.73 1993 1996 California
201.Mike Gundy 7.73 1986 1989 Oklahoma State
202.Shane Matthews 7.73 1990 1992 Florida
203.Pat White* 7.73 2005 2008 West Virginia
204.David Garrard 7.72 1998 2001 East Carolina
205.Rich Campbell* 7.72 1977 1980 California
206.Brian Johnson* 7.72 2004 2008 Utah
207.Tony Eason 7.72 1981 1982 Illinois
208.Drew Stanton* 7.71 2003 2006 Michigan State
209.Scott Mitchell 7.71 1987 1989 Utah
210.Dameyune Craig 7.71 1994 1997 Auburn
211.Steve Brown 7.70 1977 1980 Appalachian State
212.Todd Santos 7.70 1984 1987 San Diego State
213.Charlie Frye 7.69 2001 2004 Akron
214.Chris Leak* 7.69 2003 2006 Florida
215.Maurice DeShazo 7.69 1991 1994 Virginia Tech
216.Jim Everett* 7.68 1981 1985 Purdue
217.Steve Beuerlein 7.68 1983 1986 Notre Dame
218.Steve Bellisari* 7.68 1998 2001 Ohio State
219.Cody Carlson 7.68 1983 1986 Baylor
220.Jerry Rhome 7.67 1961 1964 Tulsa
221.Brian Lindgren 7.67 2001 2003 Idaho
222.Todd Reesing* 7.66 2006 2009 Kansas
223.Jeff Van Raaphorst* 7.66 1984 1986 Arizona State
224.Rakeem Cato* 7.66 2011 2014 Marshall
225.Paul Justin* 7.65 1987 1990 Arizona State
226.Stoney Case 7.65 1991 1994 New Mexico
227.John Welsh 7.65 1998 2001 Idaho
228.Casey Clausen* 7.64 2000 2003 Tennessee
229.Jeff Francis 7.64 1985 1988 Tennessee
230.Ryan Kealy* 7.64 1997 2000 Arizona State
231.Andre Ware 7.64 1987 1989 Houston
232.Scott Hall* 7.63 2000 2004 North Texas
233.Ryan Aplin* 7.63 2009 2012 Arkansas State
234.Landry Jones* 7.63 2009 2012 Oklahoma
235.Jeff Brohm 7.62 1989 1993 Louisville
236.Tommy Armstrong Jr* 7.62 2013 2015 Nebraska
237.Raymond Philyaw 7.62 1994 1996 Louisiana-Monroe
238.Jamie Barnette 7.61 1996 1999 North Carolina State
239.Woodrow Dantzler* 7.61 1998 2001 Clemson
240.Rodney Peete* 7.61 1985 1988 Southern California
241.Drew Tate* 7.61 2003 2006 Iowa
242.Charlie Batch 7.61 1994 1997 Eastern Michigan
243.James Brown 7.61 1994 1997 Texas
244.Mark Herrmann* 7.60 1977 1980 Purdue
 Timm Rosenbach* 7.60 1986 1988 Washington State
246.Shane Carden* 7.59 2012 2014 East Carolina
247.Trevor Vittatoe* 7.58 2007 2010 Texas-El Paso
248.Jonathan Smith* 7.58 1998 2001 Oregon State
249.Dave Schnell* 7.58 1986 1989 Indiana
250.Dave Yarema* 7.57 1982 1986 Michigan State