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 Mayfield11.122016Oklahoma
4Ty Detmer*11.071989Brigham Young
5Robert Griffin III*10.682011Baylor
6Jameis Winston*10.572013Florida State
7Seth Russell*10.522015Baylor
8Bryce Petty*10.422013Baylor
9Zach Mettenberger*10.412013Louisiana State
10Mike White10.412016Western Kentucky
11Chuck Long*10.311983Iowa
12Major Harris*10.301988West Virginia
13Russell Wilson*10.282011Wisconsin
14Jim McMahon*10.271980Brigham Young
15Don McPherson*10.221987Syracuse
16Vernon Adams*10.202015Oregon
17Cam Newton*10.192010Auburn
18Kerry Collins*10.151994Penn State
19David Johnson*10.152008Tulsa
20Akili Smith*10.141998Oregon
21Stefan Lefors*10.102004Louisville
22Aaron Murray*10.092012Georgia
23Danny Wuerffel*10.071996Florida
24John Huarte10.061964Notre Dame
25Danny Wuerffel*10.051995Florida
26Kellen Moore*10.042010Boise State
27Joe Hamilton*10.031999Georgia Tech
28Marcus Mariota*10.012014Oregon
29Ty Detmer*10.001991Brigham Young
30Jason Campbell*10.002004Auburn
31Cade McNown*9.991997UCLA
32Rudy Carpenter*9.972005Arizona State
33Steve Sarkisian*9.971996Brigham Young
34Melvin Williams9.951977Mississippi Valley State
35Colt Brennan*9.932006Hawaii
36Logan Woodside9.902016Toledo
37Rex Grossman*9.862001Florida
38Matt Cavanaugh*9.861977Pittsburgh
39Jim Harbaugh*9.851986Michigan
40Danny White*9.851973Arizona State
41Jeff Smoker*9.842001Michigan State
42Brian Broomell*9.831979Temple
43Bob Berry*9.801963Oregon
44Sam Bradford*9.772008Oklahoma
45Ryan Dinwiddie*9.772003Boise State
46Bruce Shaw*9.761972North Carolina State
47Zac Robinson*9.762008Oklahoma State
48Brian Brohm*9.742006Louisville
49Brett Rypien9.742016Boise State
50Cade McNown*9.721998UCLA
51Brian Dowling9.711968Yale
52Jake Kelchner*9.701993West Virginia
53Bart Hendricks*9.692000Boise State
54Ryan Leaf*9.681997Washington State
55Zach Terrell9.672016Western Michigan
56Chris Weinke*9.672000Florida State
57Michael Bishop*9.641998Kansas State
58Troy Smith*9.632005Ohio State
59Donovan McNabb*9.621995Syracuse
60Bill Scharr*9.621989Syracuse
61John Dutton9.611997Nevada
62Asad Abdul-Khaliq*9.602003Minnesota
63Trent Dilfer*9.591993Fresno State
64Johnny Manziel*9.592013Texas A&M
65Bobby Hoying*9.591995Ohio State
66Shaun King*9.581998Tulane
67Bradlee Van Pelt*9.582003Colorado State
68Brian Brohm*9.582005Louisville
69Kyle Padron*9.562009Southern Methodist
70Chris Rix*9.562001Florida State
71Chuck Hartlieb*9.551987Iowa
72Greg McElroy*9.542010Alabama
73Garrett Grayson*9.542014Colorado State
74Gary Danielson9.531971Purdue
75Dave Barr*9.521993California
76Tyrod Taylor*9.512009Virginia Tech
77Dennis Shaw*9.511969San Diego State
78Jake Waters*9.502013Kansas State
79Marcus Mariota*9.492013Oregon
80Jeff Garcia9.491991San Jose State
81Marvin Graves*9.491992Syracuse
82Ryan Dinwiddie9.452001Boise State
83David Neill9.441998Nevada
84John Hufnagel*9.441972Penn State
85Dennis Dummit9.441969UCLA
86Kevin Hogan*9.432015Stanford
87Steve Woods9.421980Chattanooga
88Ryan Mallett*9.412010Arkansas
89Shawn Moore*9.401989Virginia
90Matt Johnson*9.402013Bowling Green State
91Donovan McNabb*9.391997Syracuse
92Tim Tebow*9.392007Florida
93John Walsh*9.391993Brigham Young
94John Torok9.391964Arizona State
95Shawn Moore*9.391990Virginia
96Trace McSorley9.392016Penn State
97Chad Pennington*9.381999Marshall
98Blake Bortles*9.372013Central Florida
99Baker Mayfield*9.372015Oklahoma
100Billy Blanton9.361996San Diego State

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