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Single Season Leaders and Records for Passing Yards

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Since 1956

Rank Player Yds Season School
1.B.J. Symons* 5833 2003 Texas Tech
2.Graham Harrell* 5705 2007 Texas Tech
3.Case Keenum* 5671 2009 Houston
4.Case Keenum* 5631 2011 Houston
5.Colt Brennan* 5549 2006 Hawaii
6.Ty Detmer 5188 1990 Brigham Young
7.David Klingler 5140 1990 Houston
8.Graham Harrell* 5111 2008 Texas Tech
9.Derek Carr* 5083 2013 Fresno State
10.Paul Smith* 5065 2007 Tulsa
11.Brandon Doughty 5055 2015 Western Kentucky
12.Bryant Moniz* 5040 2010 Hawaii
13.Case Keenum* 5020 2008 Houston
14.Kliff Kingsbury* 5017 2002 Texas Tech
15.Matt Johnson 4946 2015 Bowling Green State
16.Tim Rattay 4943 1998 Louisiana Tech
17.David Carr* 4839 2001 Fresno State
18.Brandon Doughty* 4830 2014 Western Kentucky
19.Sonny Cumbie* 4742 2004 Texas Tech
20.Shane Carden* 4736 2014 East Carolina
21.Brandon Weeden* 4727 2011 Oklahoma State
22.Sam Bradford* 4720 2008 Oklahoma
23.Landry Jones* 4718 2010 Oklahoma
24.Jared Goff 4714 2015 California
25.Andre Ware 4699 1989 Houston
26.Sean Mannion* 4662 2013 Oregon State
27.Patrick Mahomes 4653 2015 Texas Tech
28.Chase Holbrook 4619 2006 New Mexico State
29.Connor Halliday* 4597 2013 Washington State
30.Jim McMahon 4571 1980 Brigham Young
31.Luke Falk 4561 2015 Washington State
32.Ty Detmer 4560 1989 Brigham Young
33.Graham Harrell* 4555 2006 Texas Tech
34.Matt Ryan* 4507 2007 Boston College
35.Philip Rivers* 4491 2003 North Carolina State
36.Ben Roethlisberger* 4486 2003 Miami (OH)
37.Nick Mullens 4476 2015 Southern Mississippi
38.Timmy Chang* 4474 2002 Hawaii
39.Landry Jones* 4463 2011 Oklahoma
40.Cody Pickett* 4458 2002 Washington
41.Marcus Mariota* 4454 2014 Oregon
42.Geno Smith* 4385 2011 West Virginia
43.Nick Arbuckle 4368 2015 Georgia State
44.Ryan Dinwiddie* 4356 2003 Boise State
45.Colt Brennan* 4343 2007 Hawaii
46.Chase Daniel* 4335 2008 Missouri
47.Nick Foles 4334 2011 Arizona
48.Dane Evans 4332 2015 Tulsa
49.Scott Mitchell 4322 1988 Utah
50.Nick Florence* 4309 2012 Baylor
51.Chase Daniel* 4306 2007 Missouri
52.Colt Brennan 4301 2005 Hawaii
53.Robert Griffin III* 4293 2011 Baylor
54.Brandon Weeden* 4277 2010 Oklahoma State
55.Tim Couch 4275 1998 Kentucky
56.Robbie Bosco 4273 1985 Brigham Young
57.Byron Leftwich* 4268 2002 Marshall
58.Landry Jones* 4267 2012 Oklahoma
59.Chris Vargas 4265 1993 Nevada
60.Timmy Chang* 4258 2004 Hawaii
61.Levi Brown* 4254 2009 Troy
62.Seth Doege* 4205 2012 Texas Tech
 Geno Smith* 4205 2012 West Virginia
64.Rakeem Cato 4201 2012 Marshall
65.Bryce Petty* 4200 2013 Baylor
66.Timmy Chang* 4199 2003 Hawaii
67.Cody Hodges* 4197 2005 Texas Tech
68.David Fales* 4193 2012 San Jose State
69.David Fales 4189 2013 San Jose State
70.Chris Weinke 4167 2000 Florida State
71.Keith Wenning* 4148 2013 Ball State
72.Colby Cameron 4147 2012 Louisiana Tech
73.Shane Carden* 4139 2013 East Carolina
74.Byron Leftwich 4132 2001 Marshall
75.Chase Clement* 4119 2008 Rice
76.Johnny Manziel* 4114 2013 Texas A&M
77.Deshaun Watson 4109 2015 Clemson
78.Derek Carr* 4104 2012 Fresno State
79.Josh Wallwork 4090 1996 Wyoming
80.David Johnson* 4059 2008 Tulsa
81.Derek Anderson* 4058 2003 Oregon State
82.Jameis Winston* 4057 2013 Florida State
83.Tyler Sheehan* 4051 2009 Bowling Green State
84.Chad Kelly 4042 2015 Mississippi
 Chris Redman 4042 1998 Louisville
86.Brock Osweiler* 4036 2011 Arizona State
87.Mike Glennon* 4031 2012 North Carolina State
 Ty Detmer 4031 1991 Brigham Young
89.Steve Sarkisian 4027 1996 Brigham Young
90.Jeff Driskel 4026 2015 Louisiana Tech
91.Brian Brohm 4024 2007 Louisville
92.Garrett Grayson* 4006 2014 Colorado State
93.Seth Doege 4004 2011 Texas Tech
94.Omar Jacobs* 4002 2004 Bowling Green State
95.Brent Stockstill 3993 2015 Middle Tennessee State
96.Curtis Painter* 3985 2006 Purdue
97.Drew Brees* 3983 1998 Purdue
98.Jared Goff 3973 2014 California
99.Teddy Bridgewater* 3970 2013 Louisville
100.Ryan Leaf* 3968 1997 Washington State