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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 5082 2013 Fresno State
10.Paul Smith* 5065 2007 Tulsa
11.Bryant Moniz* 5040 2010 Hawaii
12.Case Keenum* 5020 2008 Houston
13.Kliff Kingsbury* 5017 2002 Texas Tech
14.Tim Rattay 4943 1998 Louisiana Tech
15.David Carr* 4839 2001 Fresno State
16.Brandon Doughty 4830 2014 Western Kentucky
17.Sonny Cumbie* 4742 2004 Texas Tech
18.Shane Carden 4736 2014 East Carolina
19.Brandon Weeden* 4727 2011 Oklahoma State
20.Sam Bradford* 4720 2008 Oklahoma
21.Landry Jones* 4718 2010 Oklahoma
22.Andre Ware 4699 1989 Houston
23.Sean Mannion 4662 2013 Oregon State
24.Chase Holbrook 4619 2006 New Mexico State
25.Connor Halliday 4597 2013 Washington State
26.Jim McMahon 4571 1980 Brigham Young
27.Ty Detmer 4560 1989 Brigham Young
28.Graham Harrell* 4555 2006 Texas Tech
29.Matt Ryan* 4507 2007 Boston College
30.Philip Rivers* 4491 2003 North Carolina State
31.Ben Roethlisberger* 4486 2003 Miami (OH)
32.Timmy Chang* 4474 2002 Hawaii
33.Landry Jones* 4463 2011 Oklahoma
34.Cody Pickett* 4458 2002 Washington
35.Marcus Mariota 4454 2014 Oregon
36.Geno Smith* 4385 2011 West Virginia
37.Ryan Dinwiddie* 4356 2003 Boise State
38.Colt Brennan* 4343 2007 Hawaii
39.Chase Daniel* 4335 2008 Missouri
40.Nick Foles 4334 2011 Arizona
41.Scott Mitchell 4322 1988 Utah
42.Nick Florence* 4309 2012 Baylor
43.Chase Daniel* 4306 2007 Missouri
44.Colt Brennan 4301 2005 Hawaii
45.Robert Griffin III* 4293 2011 Baylor
46.Brandon Weeden* 4277 2010 Oklahoma State
47.Tim Couch 4275 1998 Kentucky
48.Robbie Bosco 4273 1985 Brigham Young
49.Byron Leftwich* 4268 2002 Marshall
50.Landry Jones* 4267 2012 Oklahoma
51.Chris Vargas 4265 1993 Nevada
52.Timmy Chang* 4258 2004 Hawaii
53.Levi Brown* 4254 2009 Troy
54.Seth Doege* 4205 2012 Texas Tech
 Geno Smith* 4205 2012 West Virginia
56.Rakeem Cato 4201 2012 Marshall
57.Bryce Petty 4200 2013 Baylor
58.Timmy Chang* 4199 2003 Hawaii
59.Cody Hodges* 4197 2005 Texas Tech
60.David Fales* 4193 2012 San Jose State
61.David Fales 4189 2013 San Jose State
62.Chris Weinke 4167 2000 Florida State
63.Keith Wenning 4148 2013 Ball State
64.Colby Cameron 4147 2012 Louisiana Tech
65.Shane Carden 4139 2013 East Carolina
66.Byron Leftwich 4132 2001 Marshall
67.Chase Clement* 4119 2008 Rice
68.Johnny Manziel 4114 2013 Texas A&M
69.Derek Carr* 4104 2012 Fresno State
70.Josh Wallwork 4090 1996 Wyoming
71.David Johnson* 4059 2008 Tulsa
72.Derek Anderson* 4058 2003 Oregon State
73.Jameis Winston 4057 2013 Florida State
74.Tyler Sheehan* 4051 2009 Bowling Green State
75.Chris Redman 4042 1998 Louisville
76.Brock Osweiler* 4036 2011 Arizona State
77.Mike Glennon* 4031 2012 North Carolina State
 Ty Detmer 4031 1991 Brigham Young
79.Steve Sarkisian 4027 1996 Brigham Young
80.Brian Brohm 4024 2007 Louisville
81.Garrett Grayson 4006 2014 Colorado State
82.Seth Doege 4004 2011 Texas Tech
83.Omar Jacobs* 4002 2004 Bowling Green State
84.Curtis Painter* 3985 2006 Purdue
85.Drew Brees* 3983 1998 Purdue
86.Jared Goff 3973 2014 California
87.Teddy Bridgewater 3970 2013 Louisville
88.Ryan Leaf* 3968 1997 Washington State
89.Dominique Davis* 3967 2010 East Carolina
90.Max Hall* 3957 2008 Brigham Young
91.Carson Palmer* 3942 2002 Southern California
92.Todd Santos 3932 1987 San Diego State
93.Tim Rattay 3922 1999 Louisiana Tech
94.Brady Quinn* 3919 2005 Notre Dame
95.Rakeem Cato 3916 2013 Marshall
96.Drew Brees* 3909 1999 Purdue
97.Jameis Winston 3907 2014 Florida State
98.Rakeem Cato 3903 2014 Marshall
99.Steve Young 3902 1983 Brigham Young
100.Trevone Boykin 3901 2014 Texas Christian