Single Season Leaders and Records for Passing Yards Per Attempt

Minimum 700 pass attempts.
An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
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Leaders

  • Since 1956
  • Minimum 14 pass attempts per school game.
Leaders Table
Rk Player Y/A Year School
1Michael Vick*11.351999Virginia Tech
2Ryan Dinwiddie*11.142002Boise State
3Baker Mayfield11.082016Oklahoma
4Ty Detmer11.071989Brigham Young
5Robert Griffin III*10.682011Baylor
6Jameis Winston*10.572013Florida State
7Seth Russell*10.522015Baylor
8Mike White10.492016Western Kentucky
9Bryce Petty*10.422013Baylor
10Zach Mettenberger*10.412013Louisiana State
11Chuck Long10.311983Iowa
12Major Harris*10.301988West Virginia
13Russell Wilson*10.282011Wisconsin
14Jim McMahon10.271980Brigham Young
15Don McPherson10.221987Syracuse
16Vernon Adams*10.202015Oregon
17Cam Newton*10.192010Auburn
18Kerry Collins10.151994Penn State
19David Johnson*10.152008Tulsa
20Akili Smith*10.141998Oregon
21Stefan Lefors*10.102004Louisville
22Aaron Murray*10.092012Georgia
23Danny Wuerffel10.071996Florida
24John Huarte10.061964Notre Dame
25Danny Wuerffel10.051995Florida
26Kellen Moore*10.042010Boise State
27Joe Hamilton10.031999Georgia Tech
28Marcus Mariota*10.012014Oregon
29Ty Detmer10.001991Brigham Young
30Jason Campbell*10.002004Auburn
31Cade McNown*9.991997UCLA
32Rudy Carpenter*9.972005Arizona State
33Steve Sarkisian9.971996Brigham Young
34Melvin Williams9.951977Mississippi Valley State
35Colt Brennan*9.932006Hawaii
36Logan Woodside9.882016Toledo
37Rex Grossman9.862001Florida
38Matt Cavanaugh*9.861977Pittsburgh
39Jim Harbaugh*9.851986Michigan
40Danny White9.851973Arizona State
41Jeff Smoker*9.842001Michigan State
42Brian Broomell9.831979Temple
43Bob Berry9.801963Oregon
44Sam Bradford*9.772008Oklahoma
45Ryan Dinwiddie*9.772003Boise State
46Bruce Shaw9.761972North Carolina State
47Zac Robinson*9.762008Oklahoma State
48Brian Brohm*9.742006Louisville
49Cade McNown*9.721998UCLA
50Brian Dowling9.711968Yale
51Jake Kelchner*9.701993West Virginia
52Bart Hendricks9.692000Boise State
53Ryan Leaf*9.681997Washington State
54Chris Weinke9.672000Florida State
55Nick Stevens9.662016Colorado State
56Michael Bishop9.641998Kansas State
57Troy Smith*9.632005Ohio State
58Donovan McNabb9.621995Syracuse
59Bill Scharr9.621989Syracuse
60John Dutton9.611997Nevada
61Asad Abdul-Khaliq*9.602003Minnesota
62Trent Dilfer*9.591993Fresno State
63Johnny Manziel*9.592013Texas A&M
64Bobby Hoying*9.591995Ohio State
65Shaun King*9.581998Tulane
66Bradlee Van Pelt*9.582003Colorado State
67Brian Brohm*9.582005Louisville
68Kyle Padron*9.562009Southern Methodist
69Chris Rix9.562001Florida State
70Chuck Hartlieb9.551987Iowa
71Greg McElroy*9.542010Alabama
72Garrett Grayson*9.542014Colorado State
73Gary Danielson9.531971Purdue
74Dave Barr*9.521993California
75Tyrod Taylor*9.512009Virginia Tech
76Dennis Shaw9.511969San Diego State
77Jake Waters*9.502013Kansas State
78Marcus Mariota*9.492013Oregon
79Jeff Garcia9.491991San Jose State
80Marvin Graves9.491992Syracuse
81Ryan Dinwiddie9.452001Boise State
82David Neill9.441998Nevada
83John Hufnagel9.441972Penn State
84Dennis Dummit9.441969UCLA
85Kevin Hogan*9.432015Stanford
86Steve Woods9.421980Chattanooga
87Ryan Mallett*9.412010Arkansas
88Shawn Moore9.401989Virginia
89Matt Johnson*9.402013Bowling Green State
90Donovan McNabb9.391997Syracuse
91Tim Tebow*9.392007Florida
92John Walsh9.391993Brigham Young
93John Torok9.391964Arizona State
94Shawn Moore9.391990Virginia
95Chad Pennington9.381999Marshall
96Blake Bortles*9.372013Central Florida
97Zach Terrell9.372016Western Michigan
98Baker Mayfield*9.372015Oklahoma
99Billy Blanton9.361996San Diego State
100Brandon Doughty*9.362015Western Kentucky

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