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Single Season Leaders and Records for Passing Yards Per Attempt

  • Minimum 14 pass attempts per school game.
  • An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
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Since 1956

Rank Player Y/A Season School
1.Michael Vick* 11.35 1999 Virginia Tech
2.Ryan Dinwiddie* 11.14 2002 Boise State
3.Ty Detmer 11.07 1989 Brigham Young
4.Robert Griffin III* 10.68 2011 Baylor
5.Chuck Long 10.31 1983 Iowa
6.Major Harris* 10.30 1988 West Virginia
7.Russell Wilson* 10.28 2011 Wisconsin
8.Jim McMahon 10.27 1980 Brigham Young
9.Don McPherson 10.22 1987 Syracuse
10.Cam Newton* 10.19 2010 Auburn
11.Kerry Collins 10.15 1994 Penn State
12.David Johnson* 10.15 2008 Tulsa
13.Akili Smith* 10.14 1998 Oregon
14.Stefan Lefors* 10.10 2004 Louisville
15.Aaron Murray* 10.09 2012 Georgia
16.Danny Wuerffel 10.07 1996 Florida
17.John Huarte 10.06 1964 Notre Dame
18.Danny Wuerffel 10.05 1995 Florida
19.Kellen Moore* 10.04 2010 Boise State
20.Joe Hamilton 10.03 1999 Georgia Tech
21.Ty Detmer 10.00 1991 Brigham Young
22.Jason Campbell* 10.00 2004 Auburn
23.Cade McNown* 9.99 1997 UCLA
24.Rudy Carpenter* 9.97 2005 Arizona State
25.Steve Sarkisian 9.97 1996 Brigham Young
26.Melvin Williams 9.95 1977 Mississippi Valley State
27.Colt Brennan* 9.93 2006 Hawaii
28.Rex Grossman 9.86 2001 Florida
29.Matt Cavanaugh* 9.86 1977 Pittsburgh
30.Jim Harbaugh* 9.85 1986 Michigan
31.Danny White 9.85 1973 Arizona State
32.Jeff Smoker* 9.84 2001 Michigan State
33.Brian Broomell 9.83 1979 Temple
34.Bob Berry 9.80 1963 Oregon
35.Sam Bradford* 9.77 2008 Oklahoma
36.Ryan Dinwiddie* 9.77 2003 Boise State
37.Bruce Shaw 9.76 1972 North Carolina State
38.Zac Robinson* 9.76 2008 Oklahoma State
39.Brian Brohm* 9.74 2006 Louisville
40.Cade McNown* 9.72 1998 UCLA
41.Brian Dowling 9.71 1968 Yale
42.Jake Kelchner* 9.70 1993 West Virginia
43.Bart Hendricks 9.69 2000 Boise State
44.Ryan Leaf* 9.68 1997 Washington State
45.Chris Weinke 9.67 2000 Florida State
46.Michael Bishop 9.64 1998 Kansas State
47.Troy Smith* 9.63 2005 Ohio State
48.Donovan McNabb 9.62 1995 Syracuse
49.Bill Scharr 9.62 1989 Syracuse
50.John Dutton 9.61 1997 Nevada
51.Asad Abdul-Khaliq* 9.60 2003 Minnesota
52.Trent Dilfer* 9.59 1993 Fresno State
53.Bobby Hoying* 9.59 1995 Ohio State
54.Shaun King* 9.58 1998 Tulane
55.Bradlee Van Pelt* 9.58 2003 Colorado State
56.Brian Brohm* 9.58 2005 Louisville
57.Kyle Padron* 9.56 2009 Southern Methodist
58.Chris Rix 9.56 2001 Florida State
59.Chuck Hartlieb 9.55 1987 Iowa
60.Greg McElroy* 9.54 2010 Alabama
61.Gary Danielson 9.53 1971 Purdue
62.Dave Barr 9.52 1993 California
63.Tyrod Taylor* 9.51 2009 Virginia Tech
64.Dennis Shaw 9.51 1969 San Diego State
65.Jeff Garcia 9.49 1991 San Jose State
66.Marvin Graves 9.49 1992 Syracuse
67.Ryan Dinwiddie 9.45 2001 Boise State
68.David Neill 9.44 1998 Nevada
69.John Hufnagel 9.44 1972 Penn State
70.Dennis Dummit 9.44 1969 UCLA
71.Steve Woods 9.42 1980 Chattanooga
72.Ryan Mallett* 9.41 2010 Arkansas
73.Shawn Moore 9.40 1989 Virginia
74.Donovan McNabb 9.39 1997 Syracuse
75.Tim Tebow* 9.39 2007 Florida
76.John Walsh 9.39 1993 Brigham Young
77.John Torok 9.39 1964 Arizona State
78.Shawn Moore 9.39 1990 Virginia
79.Chad Pennington 9.38 1999 Marshall
80.Billy Blanton 9.36 1996 San Diego State
81.Glenn Foley 9.36 1993 Boston College
82.Marty Vaughn 9.35 1973 Pennsylvania
83.Vince Young* 9.34 2005 Texas
84.A.J. McCarron* 9.34 2012 Alabama
85.J.J. Joe 9.34 1992 Baylor
86.Case Keenum* 9.34 2011 Houston
87.Doug Williams* 9.34 1977 Grambling State
88.Kerwin Bell 9.33 1985 Florida
89.John Beck* 9.32 2006 Brigham Young
90.Nathan Enderle* 9.31 2009 Idaho
91.Alex Smith* 9.31 2004 Utah
92.Paul Smith* 9.31 2007 Tulsa
93.Mark Barsotti* 9.30 1991 Fresno State
94.Philip Rivers* 9.30 2003 North Carolina State
95.David Fales* 9.30 2012 San Jose State
96.Jim Kubacki 9.29 1975 Harvard
97.Nick Florence* 9.29 2012 Baylor
98.Vinny Testaverde 9.26 1986 Miami (FL)
99.David Henderson 9.26 1978 Furman
100.Troy Aikman* 9.26 1987 UCLA