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Single Season Leaders and Records for Passing Yards Per Attempt

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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.Jameis Winston* 10.57 2013 Florida State
6.Seth Russell 10.52 2015 Baylor
7.Bryce Petty* 10.42 2013 Baylor
8.Zach Mettenberger* 10.41 2013 Louisiana State
9.Chuck Long 10.31 1983 Iowa
10.Major Harris* 10.30 1988 West Virginia
11.Russell Wilson* 10.28 2011 Wisconsin
12.Jim McMahon 10.27 1980 Brigham Young
13.Don McPherson 10.22 1987 Syracuse
14.Vernon Adams 10.20 2015 Oregon
15.Cam Newton* 10.19 2010 Auburn
16.Kerry Collins 10.15 1994 Penn State
17.David Johnson* 10.15 2008 Tulsa
18.Akili Smith* 10.14 1998 Oregon
19.Stefan Lefors* 10.10 2004 Louisville
20.Aaron Murray* 10.09 2012 Georgia
21.Danny Wuerffel 10.07 1996 Florida
22.John Huarte 10.06 1964 Notre Dame
23.Danny Wuerffel 10.05 1995 Florida
24.Kellen Moore* 10.04 2010 Boise State
25.Joe Hamilton 10.03 1999 Georgia Tech
26.Marcus Mariota* 10.01 2014 Oregon
27.Ty Detmer 10.00 1991 Brigham Young
28.Jason Campbell* 10.00 2004 Auburn
29.Cade McNown* 9.99 1997 UCLA
30.Rudy Carpenter* 9.97 2005 Arizona State
31.Steve Sarkisian 9.97 1996 Brigham Young
32.Melvin Williams 9.95 1977 Mississippi Valley State
33.Colt Brennan* 9.93 2006 Hawaii
34.Rex Grossman 9.86 2001 Florida
35.Matt Cavanaugh* 9.86 1977 Pittsburgh
36.Jim Harbaugh* 9.85 1986 Michigan
37.Danny White 9.85 1973 Arizona State
38.Jeff Smoker* 9.84 2001 Michigan State
39.Brian Broomell 9.83 1979 Temple
40.Bob Berry 9.80 1963 Oregon
41.Sam Bradford* 9.77 2008 Oklahoma
42.Ryan Dinwiddie* 9.77 2003 Boise State
43.Bruce Shaw 9.76 1972 North Carolina State
44.Zac Robinson* 9.76 2008 Oklahoma State
45.Brian Brohm* 9.74 2006 Louisville
46.Cade McNown* 9.72 1998 UCLA
47.Brian Dowling 9.71 1968 Yale
48.Jake Kelchner* 9.70 1993 West Virginia
49.Bart Hendricks 9.69 2000 Boise State
50.Ryan Leaf* 9.68 1997 Washington State
51.Chris Weinke 9.67 2000 Florida State
52.Michael Bishop 9.64 1998 Kansas State
53.Troy Smith* 9.63 2005 Ohio State
54.Donovan McNabb 9.62 1995 Syracuse
55.Bill Scharr 9.62 1989 Syracuse
56.John Dutton 9.61 1997 Nevada
57.Asad Abdul-Khaliq* 9.60 2003 Minnesota
58.Trent Dilfer* 9.59 1993 Fresno State
59.Johnny Manziel* 9.59 2013 Texas A&M
60.Bobby Hoying* 9.59 1995 Ohio State
61.Shaun King* 9.58 1998 Tulane
62.Bradlee Van Pelt* 9.58 2003 Colorado State
63.Brian Brohm* 9.58 2005 Louisville
64.Kyle Padron* 9.56 2009 Southern Methodist
65.Chris Rix 9.56 2001 Florida State
66.Chuck Hartlieb 9.55 1987 Iowa
67.Greg McElroy* 9.54 2010 Alabama
68.Garrett Grayson* 9.54 2014 Colorado State
69.Gary Danielson 9.53 1971 Purdue
70.Dave Barr 9.52 1993 California
71.Tyrod Taylor* 9.51 2009 Virginia Tech
72.Dennis Shaw 9.51 1969 San Diego State
73.Jake Waters* 9.50 2013 Kansas State
74.Marcus Mariota* 9.49 2013 Oregon
75.Jeff Garcia 9.49 1991 San Jose State
76.Marvin Graves 9.49 1992 Syracuse
77.Ryan Dinwiddie 9.45 2001 Boise State
78.David Neill 9.44 1998 Nevada
79.John Hufnagel 9.44 1972 Penn State
80.Dennis Dummit 9.44 1969 UCLA
81.Kevin Hogan 9.43 2015 Stanford
82.Steve Woods 9.42 1980 Chattanooga
83.Ryan Mallett* 9.41 2010 Arkansas
84.Shawn Moore 9.40 1989 Virginia
85.Matt Johnson* 9.40 2013 Bowling Green State
86.Donovan McNabb 9.39 1997 Syracuse
87.Tim Tebow* 9.39 2007 Florida
88.John Walsh 9.39 1993 Brigham Young
89.John Torok 9.39 1964 Arizona State
90.Shawn Moore 9.39 1990 Virginia
91.Chad Pennington 9.38 1999 Marshall
92.Blake Bortles* 9.37 2013 Central Florida
93.Baker Mayfield 9.37 2015 Oklahoma
94.Billy Blanton 9.36 1996 San Diego State
95.Brandon Doughty 9.36 2015 Western Kentucky
96.Glenn Foley 9.36 1993 Boston College
97.Zach Terrell* 9.36 2014 Western Michigan
98.Marty Vaughn 9.35 1973 Pennsylvania
99.Vince Young* 9.34 2005 Texas
100.A.J. McCarron* 9.34 2012 Alabama