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Year-by-Year 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

Season Player Y/A School
2012 Aaron Murray* 10.09 Georgia
2011 Robert Griffin III* 10.68 Baylor
2010 Cam Newton* 10.19 Auburn
2009 Kyle Padron* 9.56 Southern Methodist
2008 David Johnson* 10.15 Tulsa
2007 Tim Tebow* 9.39 Florida
2006 Colt Brennan* 9.93 Hawaii
2005 Rudy Carpenter* 9.97 Arizona State
2004 Stefan Lefors* 10.10 Louisville
2003 Ryan Dinwiddie* 9.77 Boise State
2002 Ryan Dinwiddie* 11.14 Boise State
2001 Rex Grossman 9.86 Florida
2000 Bart Hendricks 9.69 Boise State
1999 Michael Vick* 11.35 Virginia Tech
1998 Akili Smith* 10.14 Oregon
1997 Cade McNown* 9.99 UCLA
1996 Danny Wuerffel 10.07 Florida
1995 Danny Wuerffel 10.05 Florida
1994 Kerry Collins 10.15 Penn State
1993 Jake Kelchner* 9.70 West Virginia
1992 Marvin Graves 9.49 Syracuse
1991 Ty Detmer 10.00 Brigham Young
1990 Shawn Moore 9.39 Virginia
1989 Ty Detmer 11.07 Brigham Young
1988 Major Harris* 10.30 West Virginia
1987 Don McPherson 10.22 Syracuse
1986 Jim Harbaugh* 9.85 Michigan
1985 Kerwin Bell 9.33 Florida
1984 Don King 9.03 Southern Methodist
1983 Chuck Long 10.31 Iowa
1982 Tom Ramsey* 8.89 UCLA
1981 Sam King 8.73 Nevada-Las Vegas
1980 Jim McMahon 10.27 Brigham Young
1979 Brian Broomell 9.83 Temple
1978 David Henderson 9.26 Furman
1977 Melvin Williams 9.95 Mississippi Valley State
1976 Steve Haynes 9.17 Louisiana Tech
1975 Jim Kubacki 9.29 Harvard
1974 Steve Joachim 8.82 Temple
1973 Danny White 9.85 Arizona State
1972 Bruce Shaw 9.76 North Carolina State
1971 Gary Danielson 9.53 Purdue
1970 Pat Sullivan 9.20 Auburn
1969 Dennis Shaw 9.51 San Diego State
1968 Brian Dowling 9.71 Yale
1967 Gary Beban 8.71 UCLA
1966 Terry Hanratty 8.48 Notre Dame
1965 Steve Sloan 9.08 Alabama
1964 John Huarte 10.06 Notre Dame
1963 Bob Berry 9.80 Oregon
1962 Terry Baker 8.56 Oregon State
1961 Eddie Wilson 8.40 Arizona
1960 Charley Johnson 7.59 New Mexico State
1959 John Amabile 7.55 Boston College
1958 Randy Duncan* 7.80 Iowa
1957 Tom Greene 8.16 Holy Cross
1956 Bob Newman 7.29 Washington State