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Career Leaders and Records for Passing Yards

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Since 1956

Rank Player Yds From To Last School
1.Case Keenum* 19217 2007 2011 Houston
2.Timmy Chang* 17072 2000 2004 Hawaii
3.Landry Jones* 16646 2009 2012 Oklahoma
4.Graham Harrell* 15793 2005 2008 Texas Tech
5.Ty Detmer 15031 1988 1991 Brigham Young
6.Kellen Moore* 14667 2008 2011 Boise State
7.Colt Brennan* 14193 2005 2007 Hawaii
8.Rakeem Cato* 14079 2011 2014 Marshall
9.Sean Mannion* 13600 2011 2014 Oregon State
10.Philip Rivers* 13484 2000 2003 North Carolina State
11.Corey Robinson* 13477 2010 2013 Troy
12.Colt McCoy* 13253 2006 2009 Texas
13.Aaron Murray* 13166 2010 2013 Georgia
14.Kevin Kolb* 12964 2003 2006 Houston
15.Dan Lefevour* 12905 2006 2009 Central Michigan
16.Derek Carr* 12842 2009 2013 Fresno State
17.Tim Rattay 12746 1997 1999 Louisiana Tech
18.Ryan Lindley* 12690 2008 2011 San Diego State
19.Luke McCown 12666 2000 2003 Louisiana Tech
20.Chris Redman 12541 1996 1999 Louisville
21.Chase Daniel* 12515 2005 2008 Missouri
22.Trevor Vittatoe* 12439 2007 2010 Texas-El Paso
23.Kliff Kingsbury* 12429 1999 2002 Texas Tech
24.Matt Barkley* 12327 2009 2012 Southern California
25.Zac Dysert* 12013 2009 2012 Miami (OH)
26.Shane Carden* 11991 2012 2014 East Carolina
27.Tajh Boyd* 11904 2010 2013 Clemson
28.Byron Leftwich* 11903 1998 2002 Marshall
29.Chase Holbrook 11846 2006 2008 New Mexico State
30.Carson Palmer* 11818 1998 2002 Southern California
31.Drew Brees* 11792 1997 2000 Purdue
32.Brady Quinn* 11762 2003 2006 Notre Dame
33.Russell Wilson* 11720 2008 2011 Wisconsin
34.Geno Smith* 11662 2009 2012 West Virginia
35.David Greene* 11528 2001 2004 Georgia
36.Gino Guidugli* 11453 2001 2004 Cincinnati
37.Chad Pennington* 11446 1997 1999 Marshall
38.Todd Santos 11425 1984 1987 San Diego State
39.Keith Wenning* 11402 2010 2013 Ball State
40.Max Hall* 11365 2007 2009 Brigham Young
41.Tim Hiller* 11329 2005 2009 Western Michigan
42.Connor Halliday 11308 2011 2014 Washington State
43.Tim Lester 11299 1996 1999 Western Michigan
44.Derek Anderson* 11249 2001 2004 Oregon State
45.Chris Leak* 11213 2003 2006 Florida
46.Peyton Manning 11201 1994 1997 Tennessee
47.Todd Reesing* 11194 2006 2009 Kansas
48.Curtis Painter* 11163 2005 2008 Purdue
49.Eric Zeier 11153 1991 1994 Georgia
50.Jordan Palmer* 11084 2003 2006 Texas-El Paso
51.Charlie Frye 11049 2001 2004 Akron
52.John Beck* 11021 2003 2006 Brigham Young
53.Ryan Schneider 10976 2000 2003 Central Florida
54.Paul Smith* 10936 2003 2007 Tulsa
55.Adam Weber* 10917 2007 2010 Minnesota
56.Alex Brink 10913 2004 2007 Washington State
 Alex Van Pelt 10913 1989 1992 Pittsburgh
58.David Neill 10903 1998 2001 Nevada
59.Austin Davis* 10892 2008 2011 Southern Mississippi
60.Danny Wuerffel 10875 1993 1996 Florida
61.Ben Roethlisberger* 10829 2001 2003 Miami (OH)
62.Marcus Mariota* 10796 2012 2014 Oregon
63.Brian Brohm* 10775 2004 2007 Louisville
64.Doug Flutie* 10759 1981 1984 Boston College
65.Ryan Aplin* 10758 2009 2012 Arkansas State
66.Cade McNown* 10708 1995 1998 UCLA
67.Dan Orlovsky* 10706 2001 2004 Connecticut
68.Steve Stenstrom* 10701 1991 1994 Stanford
69.Matt Leinart* 10693 2003 2005 Southern California
70.Kevin Sweeney* 10623 1982 1986 Fresno State
71.Andrew Walter* 10617 2001 2004 Arizona State
72.Brett Basanez* 10580 2002 2005 Northwestern
73.Rudy Carpenter* 10491 2005 2008 Arizona State
74.Robert Griffin III* 10366 2008 2011 Baylor
75.Jared Lorenzen 10354 2000 2003 Kentucky
76.Andy Dalton* 10314 2007 2010 Texas Christian
77.Brian McClure 10280 1982 1985 Bowling Green State
78.Kolton Browning* 10263 2010 2013 Louisiana-Monroe
79.Troy Kopp 10258 1989 1992 Pacific
80.Danny Wimprine* 10215 2001 2004 Memphis
81.Bryant Moniz* 10169 2009 2011 Hawaii
82.Paul Pinegar* 10136 2002 2005 Fresno State
83.Eli Manning* 10119 2000 2003 Mississippi
84.Tyler Sheehan* 10117 2006 2009 Bowling Green State
85.Rusty Smith* 10112 2006 2009 Florida Atlantic
86.Colin Kaepernick* 10098 2007 2010 Nevada
87.Nathan Enderle* 10084 2007 2010 Idaho
88.Nick Foles* 10068 2007 2011 Arizona
89.Thaddeus Lewis 10065 2006 2009 Duke
90.Glenn Foley 10039 1990 1993 Boston College
91.Brett Hundley* 9966 2012 2014 UCLA
92.Todd Ellis* 9953 1986 1989 South Carolina
93.Mark Herrmann* 9946 1977 1980 Purdue
94.Ryan Radcliff* 9922 2009 2012 Central Michigan
95.Cody Pickett* 9916 1999 2003 Washington
96.Darrell Hackney* 9886 2002 2005 Alabama-Birmingham
97.Chris Weinke 9839 1997 2000 Florida State
98.Ryan Dinwiddie* 9819 2000 2003 Boise State
99.Teddy Bridgewater* 9817 2011 2013 Louisville
100.Chase Clement* 9785 2005 2008 Rice
101.Riley Skinner* 9762 2006 2009 Wake Forest
102.Garrett Gilbert* 9761 2009 2013 Southern Methodist
103.Chad Henne* 9715 2004 2007 Michigan
104.Casey Clausen* 9707 2000 2003 Tennessee
105.Casey Bramlet 9684 2000 2003 Wyoming
106.Chuck Long* 9671 1981 1985 Iowa
107.Charlie Whitehurst* 9665 2002 2005 Clemson
108.Cody Fajardo* 9659 2011 2014 Nevada
109.Ben Bennett 9614 1980 1983 Duke
110.Ken Dorsey* 9565 1999 2002 Miami (FL)
111.Jim McMahon 9536 1977 1981 Brigham Young
112.Bo Wallace* 9534 2012 2014 Mississippi
113.Bret Meyer* 9499 2004 2007 Iowa State
114.G.J. Kinne* 9472 2009 2011 Tulsa
115.Sean Renfree* 9465 2009 2012 Duke
116.Jamie Barnette 9461 1996 1999 North Carolina State
117.Stoney Case 9460 1991 1994 New Mexico
118.David Klingler 9430 1988 1991 Houston
 Andrew Luck* 9430 2009 2011 Stanford
120.Erik Wilhelm 9393 1985 1988 Oregon State
121.Mike Teel* 9383 2005 2008 Rutgers
122.Jeremy Leach 9382 1988 1991 New Mexico
123.T.J. Yates* 9377 2007 2010 North Carolina
124.Jonathan Smith* 9375 1998 2001 Oregon State
125.Andre Woodson* 9360 2004 2007 Kentucky
126.John Elway 9349 1979 1982 Stanford
127.Daunte Culpepper 9341 1996 1998 Central Florida
128.Kyle Orton* 9337 2001 2004 Purdue
129.T.J. Rubley 9324 1987 1991 Tulsa
130.Matt Ryan* 9313 2004 2007 Boston College
131.Shane Matthews 9287 1990 1992 Florida
132.Tim Tebow* 9285 2006 2009 Florida
133.Brandon Weeden* 9260 2008 2011 Oklahoma State
134.Gary Nova* 9258 2011 2014 Rutgers
135.Nate Davis* 9233 2006 2008 Ball State
136.Bruce Gradkowski* 9225 2002 2005 Toledo
137.Jake Delhomme 9216 1993 1996 Louisiana-Lafayette
138.Willie Tuitama* 9211 2005 2008 Arizona
139.Patrick Ramsey* 9205 1998 2001 Tulane
140.Garrett Grayson 9190 2011 2014 Colorado State
 Ryan Nassib* 9190 2009 2012 Syracuse
142.Jose Fuentes 9168 1999 2002 Utah State
143.Rex Grossman* 9164 2000 2002 Florida
144.Walter Church 9142 1996 2000 Eastern Michigan
145.Kirk Cousins* 9131 2008 2011 Michigan State
146.Tyler Tettleton* 9129 2009 2013 Ohio
147.Pete Thomas 9117 2010 2014 Louisiana-Monroe
148.Tommy Hodson 9115 1986 1989 Louisiana State
149.Jason Martin 9066 1993 1996 Louisiana Tech
150.Bart Hendricks 9030 1997 2000 Boise State
151.David Garrard 9029 1998 2001 East Carolina
152.Ryan Griffin 9026 2009 2012 Tulane
153.Spence Fischer 9021 1992 1995 Duke
154.A.J. McCarron* 9019 2010 2013 Alabama
155.John Navarre* 9014 2000 2003 Michigan
156.Logan Thomas* 9003 2010 2013 Virginia Tech
157.Steven Jyles 8987 2002 2005 Louisiana-Monroe
158.Scott Mitchell 8981 1987 1989 Utah
159.Chandler Harnish* 8944 2008 2011 Northern Illinois
160.Jeff Smoker* 8932 2000 2003 Michigan State
161.Keith Price* 8921 2010 2013 Washington
162.Tanner Price* 8899 2010 2013 Wake Forest
163.Alex Carder* 8886 2009 2012 Western Michigan
164.Joe Hamilton 8882 1996 1999 Georgia Tech
165.Brett Smith* 8834 2011 2013 Wyoming
166.Jason Gesser* 8830 1999 2002 Washington State
167.Jacory Harris* 8826 2008 2011 Miami (FL)
168.Taylor Kelly* 8819 2011 2014 Arizona State
169.Darian Durant* 8754 2001 2004 North Carolina
170.Drew Willy* 8748 2005 2008 Buffalo
171.Brad Tayles 8717 1989 1992 Western Michigan
172.Erik Ainge* 8700 2004 2007 Tennessee
173.Jay Cutler 8697 2002 2005 Vanderbilt
174.Shaun King* 8695 1995 1998 Tulane
175.Jason McKinley 8694 1997 2000 Houston
176.Matt Grothe* 8669 2006 2009 South Florida
177.Brad Smith* 8644 2002 2005 Missouri
178.Seth Doege* 8636 2009 2012 Texas Tech
179.Jake Plummer 8626 1993 1996 Arizona State
180.Dan Marino* 8597 1979 1982 Pittsburgh
181.Tino Sunseri* 8590 2009 2012 Pittsburgh
182.Nathan Scheelhaase* 8568 2010 2013 Illinois
183.Dave Ragone* 8564 1999 2002 Louisville
184.Steve Taneyhill 8555 1992 1995 South Carolina
185.Drew Olson* 8532 2002 2005 UCLA
186.Ryan Hart* 8482 2002 2005 Rutgers
187.Rob Johnson* 8472 1991 1994 Southern California
188.Marvin Graves 8466 1990 1993 Syracuse
189.Kurt Kittner* 8460 1998 2001 Illinois
190.Shawn Jones 8441 1989 1992 Georgia Tech
191.Tim Couch 8435 1996 1998 Kentucky
192.B.J. Daniels* 8433 2008 2012 South Florida
193.Sam Bradford* 8403 2007 2009 Oklahoma
194.Robbie Bosco 8400 1983 1985 Brigham Young
195.Chris Rix* 8390 2001 2004 Florida State
 John Walsh 8390 1991 1994 Brigham Young
197.Donovan McNabb 8389 1995 1998 Syracuse
198.Ryan Mallett* 8385 2007 2010 Arkansas
199.David Fales* 8382 2012 2013 San Jose State
200.Major Applewhite* 8353 1998 2001 Texas
201.Bill Musgrave* 8343 1987 1990 Oregon
 Tyler Palko* 8343 2002 2006 Pittsburgh
203.Zac Robinson* 8317 2006 2009 Oklahoma State
204.Danny O'Neil* 8301 1991 1994 Oregon
205.Drew Tate* 8292 2003 2006 Iowa
206.Randall Cunningham* 8290 1982 1984 Nevada-Las Vegas
207.Jared Zabransky* 8256 2003 2006 Boise State
208.Chase Rettig* 8253 2010 2013 Boston College
209.Rodney Peete* 8225 1985 1988 Southern California
210.Bryn Renner* 8221 2010 2013 North Carolina
211.Terrance Owens* 8203 2010 2013 Toledo
212.Andre Ware 8202 1987 1989 Houston
213.Bryce Petty* 8195 2011 2014 Baylor
214.James Pinkney* 8173 2003 2006 East Carolina
215.Billy Blanton 8165 1993 1996 San Diego State
216.Dan McGwire* 8164 1986 1990 San Diego State
217.Marc Bulger* 8153 1996 1999 West Virginia
218.Jimmy Clausen* 8148 2007 2009 Notre Dame
219.Jack Trudeau 8146 1981 1985 Illinois
220.Reggie Ball* 8128 2003 2006 Georgia Tech
221.Troy Taylor 8126 1986 1989 California
222.Mark Barsotti* 8093 1988 1991 Fresno State
223.Jeff Graham 8080 1985 1988 Long Beach State
224.Josh Freeman* 8078 2006 2008 Kansas State
225.Kevin Feterik 8065 1996 1999 Brigham Young
226.Spencer Keith* 8062 2009 2012 Kent State
227.Juice Williams* 8037 2006 2009 Illinois
228.Brian Kuklick 8017 1994 1998 Wake Forest
229.Stan White* 8016 1990 1993 Auburn
230.Matt Schilz* 8012 2010 2013 Bowling Green State
231.Jerrod Johnson* 8011 2007 2010 Texas A&M
232.Steve Slayden 8004 1984 1987 Duke
233.Mike Gundy 7997 1986 1989 Oklahoma State
234.Greg Zolman 7981 1998 2001 Vanderbilt
235.Kyle Boller 7980 1999 2002 California
236.Jameis Winston 7964 2013 2014 Florida State
237.Tom Corontzos* 7945 1988 1991 Wyoming
238.John Parker Wilson* 7924 2005 2008 Alabama
239.Jason White* 7922 1999 2004 Oklahoma
240.Robert Hall 7908 1990 1993 Texas Tech
241.Zach Maynard* 7905 2008 2012 California
242.Jeff Rowe* 7862 2002 2006 Nevada
243.Brian Johnson* 7853 2004 2008 Utah
244.Logan Kilgore* 7849 2010 2013 Middle Tennessee State
245.Taylor Potts* 7835 2007 2010 Texas Tech
246.Johnny Manziel* 7820 2012 2013 Texas A&M
247.Jack Thompson 7818 1975 1978 Washington State
248.Jim Plunkett* 7809 1968 1970 Stanford
249.Brandon Doughty* 7800 2011 2014 Western Kentucky
250.Tyler Wilson* 7765 2008 2012 Arkansas