Career Leaders and Records for Passing Yards Per Attempt

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Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rk Player Y/A From To School
1Ryan Dinwiddie*9.9020002003Boise State
2Ty Detmer9.8219881991Brigham Young
3Bryce Petty*9.7020112014Baylor
4Steve Sarkisian9.4619951996Brigham Young
5Sam Bradford*9.4120072009Oklahoma
6Jameis Winston*9.3620132014Florida State
7Tim Tebow*9.3320062009Florida
8Danny Wuerffel9.2919931996Florida
9Marcus Mariota*9.2520122014Oregon
10Baker Mayfield*9.1320132016Oklahoma
11Mason Rudolph*9.1020142016Oklahoma State
12Brian Brohm*9.0920042007Louisville
13Johnny Manziel*9.0620122013Texas A&M
14Jim McMahon9.0019771981Brigham Young
15Marvin Graves8.9819901993Syracuse
16Colt Brennan*8.9620052007Hawaii
17John Dutton8.9519961997Nevada
18Donovan McNabb8.9419951998Syracuse
19David Fales*8.9420122013San Jose State
20Aaron Murray*8.9120102013Georgia
21Chris Weinke8.8919972000Florida State
22Billy Blanton8.8819931996San Diego State
23Andrew Luck*8.8620092011Stanford
24Josh Wallwork8.8519951996Wyoming
25Kellen Moore*8.8520082011Boise State
26Matt Johnson*8.8320122015Bowling Green State
27Trent Dilfer*8.8219911993Fresno State
28A.J. McCarron*8.7920102013Alabama
29Logan Woodside*8.7820132016Toledo
30Ryan Mallett*8.7820072010Arkansas
31Chuck Hartlieb*8.7619851988Iowa
32Zach Terrell*8.7220132016Western Michigan
33Joe Hamilton8.7119961999Georgia Tech
34Chuck Long*8.7019811985Iowa
35Shawn Moore8.7019871990Virginia
36Robert Griffin III*8.7020082011Baylor
37E.J. Manuel*8.6320092012Florida State
38Brandon Doughty*8.6220112015Western Kentucky
39Case Keenum*8.6220072011Houston
40Joe Germaine*8.6019961998Ohio State
41Teddy Bridgewater*8.6020112013Louisville
John Walsh8.6019911994Brigham Young
43Matt Leinart*8.5920032005Southern California
44Chad Pennington*8.5819971999Marshall
45Cade McNown*8.5719951998UCLA
46Omar Jacobs*8.5520032005Bowling Green State
47Jason Campbell*8.5520012004Auburn
48Chad Kelly*8.5420132016Mississippi
49Blake Bortles*8.5320112013Central Florida
50Steve Young8.5219811983Brigham Young
51Daunte Culpepper8.5219961998Central Florida
52Brett Rypien*8.5120152016Boise State
53Kevin Hogan*8.5120122015Stanford
54Moses Moreno8.5019941997Colorado State
55Tajh Boyd*8.4920102013Clemson
56Paul Smith*8.4620032007Tulsa
57Ryan Leaf*8.4519951997Washington State
58Bobby Hoying*8.4319921995Ohio State
59Matt Sherman8.4319941997Iowa
60Robbie Bosco8.4319831985Brigham Young
61Jared Zabransky*8.4220032006Boise State
62Deshaun Watson*8.4220142016Clemson
63Vince Young*8.4120032005Texas
64Cory Paus*8.4019992002UCLA
65Jake Browning*8.4020152016Washington
66Brandon Weeden*8.4020082011Oklahoma State
67Brad Kaaya*8.3920142016Miami (FL)
68Dan McGwire*8.3919861990San Diego State
69Denard Robinson*8.3720092012Michigan
70Nick Arbuckle*8.3620142015Georgia State
71Nick Florence*8.3620092012Baylor
72Patrick Mahomes*8.3420142016Texas Tech
73Zac Robinson*8.3320062009Oklahoma State
74JaMarcus Russell*8.3120042006Louisiana State
75Ben Roethlisberger*8.3020012003Miami (OH)
76Ken Dorsey*8.3019992002Miami (FL)
77Connor Shaw*8.2920102013South Carolina
78Kevin Kolb*8.2820032006Houston
79David Carr*8.2819972001Fresno State
80Thad Busby8.2719941997Florida State
81Stephen Morris*8.2720102013Miami (FL)
82Mike McCoy8.2619921994Utah
83Garrett Grayson*8.2620112014Colorado State
84Keith Smith8.2619961999Arizona
85Kordell Stewart8.2619911994Colorado
86Rex Grossman*8.2620002002Florida
87Byron Leftwich*8.2519982002Marshall
88Mike Bobo8.2519941997Georgia
89Todd Collins*8.2419911994Michigan
90Mike Maxwell8.2419931995Nevada
91Doug Flutie*8.2319811984Boston College
92Max Hall*8.2220072009Brigham Young
93Mike Teel*8.2220052008Rutgers
94Bruce Gradkowski*8.2120022005Toledo
95Nate Davis*8.2120062008Ball State
96Tom Ramsey*8.2119791982UCLA
97Tim Rattay8.2119971999Louisiana Tech
98Herb Tyler8.2119951998Louisiana State
99Gunner Kiel*8.2120142016Cincinnati
100Cody Kessler*8.2020122015Southern California
101Tyler Wilson*8.1920082012Arkansas
102Bryn Renner*8.1820102013North Carolina
103Cale Gundy8.1819901993Oklahoma
104Marc Wilson8.1519771979Brigham Young
105Gifford Nielsen*8.1419751977Brigham Young
106Ricky Stanzi*8.1320072010Iowa
107Doug Gaynor8.1319841985Long Beach State
108Tyrod Taylor*8.1120072010Virginia Tech
109Bryan Cupito*8.1120022006Minnesota
110Peyton Manning8.1119941997Tennessee
111Ryan Schneider8.1120002003Central Florida
112Rob Johnson*8.1019911994Southern California
113Kyle Padron*8.1020092011Southern Methodist
114Kirk Cousins*8.0920082011Michigan State
115Driphus Jackson*8.0820122015Rice
116Tyler Bray*8.0720102012Tennessee
117Darron Thomas*8.0620082011Oregon
118Jay Barker8.0619911994Alabama
119Chandler Harnish*8.0620082011Northern Illinois
120Colt McCoy*8.0620062009Texas
121Craig Erickson8.0519871990Miami (FL)
122Ryan Higgins*8.0520132016Louisiana Tech
123Chris Rix*8.0520012004Florida State
124Devin Gardner*8.0520102014Michigan
125Gary Huff8.0419701972Florida State
126Bo Wallace*8.0420122014Mississippi
127Ryan Clement*8.0419941997Miami (FL)
128Bernie Kosar8.0419831984Miami (FL)
129Kevin Feterik8.0319961999Brigham Young
130Brett Hundley*8.0320122014UCLA
131George Godsey8.0219982001Georgia Tech
132Brent Stockstill*8.0220142016Middle Tennessee State
133Dak Prescott*8.0220122015Mississippi State
134Zach Collaros*8.0220082011Cincinnati
135Nate Sudfeld*8.0220122015Indiana
136Rudy Carpenter*8.0120052008Arizona State
137David Greene*8.0120012004Georgia
138Jason White*8.0019992004Oklahoma
139Bryant Moniz*8.0020092011Hawaii
140Jason Johnson8.0019992002Arizona
141Reggie McNeal*7.9920022005Texas A&M
142Rod Rutherford*7.9920002003Pittsburgh
143Marc Bulger*7.9719961999West Virginia
144Skyler Howard*7.9620142016West Virginia
145Geno Smith*7.9620092012West Virginia
146Kerwin Bell7.9619841987Florida
147Eric Zeier7.9619911994Georgia
148Kevin Sweeney*7.9519821986Fresno State
149Colin Kaepernick*7.9420072010Nevada
150Art Schlichter*7.9419781981Ohio State
151Darrell Hackney*7.9320022005Alabama-Birmingham
152Robert Hall7.9319901993Texas Tech
153Jevan Snead*7.9320062009Mississippi
154G.J. Kinne*7.9320092011Tulsa
155Bradlee Van Pelt*7.9220012003Colorado State
156David Neill7.9219982001Nevada
157Trevone Boykin*7.9220122015Texas Christian
158Steve Stenstrom*7.9119911994Stanford
159Dave Barr*7.9119911994California
160Everett Golson*7.9120122015Florida State
161Bart Hendricks7.9119972000Boise State
162Jason Gesser*7.9019992002Washington State
163Matt Barkley*7.8920092012Southern California
164Chris Vargas7.8919921993Nevada
165Terrelle Pryor*7.8920082010Ohio State
166Philip Rivers*7.8920002003North Carolina State
167Derek Carr*7.8820092013Fresno State
168Glenn Foley7.8719901993Boston College
169Asad Abdul-Khaliq*7.8720002003Minnesota
170Jim Plunkett*7.8719681970Stanford
171Russell Wilson*7.8720082011Wisconsin
172Greg Ward Jr.*7.8720132016Houston
173Connor Cook*7.8620122015Michigan State
174Graham Harrell*7.8520052008Texas Tech
175Joe Hughes7.8519921993Wyoming
176Mark Barsotti*7.8519881991Fresno State
177Ron Powlus7.8519941997Notre Dame
178Doug Johnson7.8419961999Florida
179Major Applewhite*7.8419982001Texas
180Randall Cunningham*7.8419821984Nevada-Las Vegas
181Taylor Kelly*7.8420112014Arizona State
182Tommy Hodson7.8419861989Louisiana State
183Matthew Stafford*7.8320062008Georgia
184Andy Dalton*7.8320072010Texas Christian
185Cooper Rush*7.8220132016Central Michigan
186Marquise Williams*7.8220122015North Carolina
187Caleb Hanie*7.8120042007Colorado State
188Bryan Randall*7.8120012004Virginia Tech
189Taylor Lamb*7.8120142016Appalachian State
190Mike Perez*7.8119861987San Jose State
191Jake Plummer7.7919931996Arizona State
192Chris Simms*7.7919992002Texas
193Daryll Clark*7.7820062009Penn State
194Chase Daniel*7.7820052008Missouri
195Jared Goff*7.7820132015California
196Josh Rosen*7.7820152016UCLA
197Tyler Tettleton*7.7820092013Ohio
198John Beck*7.7720032006Brigham Young
199Jordan Palmer*7.7720032006Texas-El Paso
200Jeff Smoker*7.7720002003Michigan State
201Tyler Palko*7.7620022006Pittsburgh
202Gino Torretta7.7619891992Miami (FL)
203B.J. Symons*7.7620002003Texas Tech
204Nick Mullens*7.7620132016Southern Mississippi
205Matt Jones*7.7620012004Arkansas
206Josh Haldi*7.7520012004Northern Illinois
Joshua Haldi*7.7520012004Northern Illinois
208Gene Swick7.7519721975Toledo
209Sam Keller*7.7420032007Nebraska
210John Stocco*7.7420032006Wisconsin
211Elvis Grbac*7.7419891992Michigan
212Terrance Owens*7.7320102013Toledo
213Pat Barnes*7.7319931996California
214Mike Gundy7.7319861989Oklahoma State
215Shane Matthews7.7319901992Florida
216Pat White*7.7320052008West Virginia
217David Garrard7.7219982001East Carolina
218Rich Campbell*7.7219771980California
219Brian Johnson*7.7220042008Utah
220Tony Eason7.7219811982Illinois
221Kenny Hill*7.7120132016Texas Christian
222Drew Stanton*7.7120032006Michigan State
223Scott Mitchell7.7119871989Utah
224Dameyune Craig7.7119941997Auburn
225Steve Brown7.7019771980Appalachian State
226Todd Santos7.7019841987San Diego State
227Charlie Frye7.6920012004Akron
228Chris Leak*7.6920032006Florida
229Maurice DeShazo7.6919911994Virginia Tech
230Jim Everett*7.6819811985Purdue
231Steve Beuerlein7.6819831986Notre Dame
232Steve Bellisari*7.6819982001Ohio State
233Jonathan Smith*7.6819982001Oregon State
234Cody Carlson7.6819831986Baylor
235Jerry Rhome7.6719611964Tulsa
236Brian Lindgren7.6720012003Idaho
237Todd Reesing*7.6620062009Kansas
238Jeff Van Raaphorst*7.6619841986Arizona State
239Rakeem Cato*7.6620112014Marshall
240Paul Justin*7.6519871990Arizona State
241Stoney Case7.6519911994New Mexico
242John Welsh7.6519982001Idaho
243Casey Clausen*7.6420002003Tennessee
244Jeff Francis7.6419851988Tennessee
245Ryan Kealy*7.6419972000Arizona State
246Andre Ware7.6419871989Houston
247Scott Hall*7.6320002004North Texas
248Ryan Aplin*7.6320092012Arkansas State
249Landry Jones*7.6320092012Oklahoma
250Jeff Brohm7.6219891993Louisville

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