Year-by-Year 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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  • Since 1956
  • Minimum 14 pass attempts per school game.
Leaders Table
Year Player Y/A School
2016Nate Romine12.24Air Force
2015Seth Russell*10.52Baylor
2014Marcus Mariota*10.01Oregon
2013Jameis Winston*10.57Florida State
2012Aaron Murray*10.09Georgia
2011Robert Griffin III*10.68Baylor
2010Cam Newton*10.19Auburn
2009Kyle Padron*9.56Southern Methodist
2008David Johnson*10.15Tulsa
2007Tim Tebow*9.39Florida
2006Colt Brennan*9.93Hawaii
2005Rudy Carpenter*9.97Arizona State
2004Stefan Lefors*10.10Louisville
2003Ryan Dinwiddie*9.77Boise State
2002Ryan Dinwiddie*11.14Boise State
2001Rex Grossman*9.86Florida
2000Bart Hendricks*9.69Boise State
1999Michael Vick*11.35Virginia Tech
1998Akili Smith*10.14Oregon
1997Cade McNown*9.99UCLA
1996Danny Wuerffel*10.07Florida
1995Danny Wuerffel*10.05Florida
1994Kerry Collins*10.15Penn State
1993Jake Kelchner*9.70West Virginia
1992Marvin Graves*9.49Syracuse
1991Ty Detmer*10.00Brigham Young
1990Shawn Moore*9.39Virginia
1989Ty Detmer*11.07Brigham Young
1988Major Harris*10.30West Virginia
1987Don McPherson*10.22Syracuse
1986Jim Harbaugh*9.85Michigan
1985Kerwin Bell9.33Florida
1984Don King*9.03Southern Methodist
1983Chuck Long*10.31Iowa
1982Tom Ramsey*8.89UCLA
1981Sam King8.73Nevada-Las Vegas
1980Jim McMahon*10.27Brigham Young
1979Brian Broomell*9.83Temple
1978David Henderson9.26Furman
1977Melvin Williams9.95Mississippi Valley State
1976Steve Haynes9.17Louisiana Tech
1975Jim Kubacki9.29Harvard
1974Steve Joachim8.82Temple
1973Danny White*9.85Arizona State
1972Bruce Shaw*9.76North Carolina State
1971Gary Danielson9.53Purdue
1970Pat Sullivan*9.20Auburn
1969Dennis Shaw*9.51San Diego State
1968Brian Dowling9.71Yale
1967Gary Beban8.71UCLA
1966Terry Hanratty8.48Notre Dame
1965Steve Sloan*9.08Alabama
1964John Huarte10.06Notre Dame
1963Bob Berry*9.80Oregon
1962Terry Baker*8.56Oregon State
1961Eddie Wilson8.40Arizona
1960Charley Johnson*7.59New Mexico State
1959John Amabile7.55Boston College
1958Randy Duncan*7.80Iowa
1957Tom Greene8.16Holy Cross
1956Bob Newman7.29Washington State

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