Single Season Leaders and Records for Passing Yards

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Leaders

  • Since 1956
Leaders Table
Rk Player Yds Year School
1B.J. Symons*58332003Texas Tech
2Graham Harrell*57052007Texas Tech
3Case Keenum*56712009Houston
4Case Keenum*56312011Houston
5Colt Brennan*55492006Hawaii
6Ty Detmer51881990Brigham Young
7David Klingler51401990Houston
8Graham Harrell*51112008Texas Tech
9Derek Carr*50832013Fresno State
10Paul Smith*50652007Tulsa
11Brandon Doughty*50552015Western Kentucky
12Patrick Mahomes50522016Texas Tech
13Bryant Moniz*50402010Hawaii
14Case Keenum*50202008Houston
15Kliff Kingsbury*50172002Texas Tech
16Matt Johnson*49462015Bowling Green State
17Tim Rattay49431998Louisiana Tech
18David Carr*48392001Fresno State
19Brandon Doughty*48302014Western Kentucky
20Sonny Cumbie*47422004Texas Tech
21Shane Carden*47362014East Carolina
22Brandon Weeden*47272011Oklahoma State
23Sam Bradford*47202008Oklahoma
24Landry Jones*47182010Oklahoma
25Jared Goff*47142015California
26Andre Ware46991989Houston
27Sean Mannion*46622013Oregon State
28Patrick Mahomes*46532015Texas Tech
29Chase Holbrook46192006New Mexico State
30Ryan Higgins46172016Louisiana Tech
31Connor Halliday*45972013Washington State
32Deshaun Watson45932016Clemson
33Jim McMahon45711980Brigham Young
34Luke Falk*45612015Washington State
35Ty Detmer45601989Brigham Young
36Graham Harrell*45552006Texas Tech
37Matt Ryan*45072007Boston College
38Philip Rivers*44912003North Carolina State
39Ben Roethlisberger*44862003Miami (OH)
40Nick Mullens*44762015Southern Mississippi
41Timmy Chang*44742002Hawaii
42Luke Falk44682016Washington State
43Landry Jones*44632011Oklahoma
44Cody Pickett*44582002Washington
45Marcus Mariota*44542014Oregon
46Geno Smith*43852011West Virginia
47Nick Arbuckle*43682015Georgia State
48Mike White43632016Western Kentucky
49Ryan Dinwiddie*43562003Boise State
50Colt Brennan*43432007Hawaii
51Chase Daniel*43352008Missouri
52Nick Foles43342011Arizona
53Dane Evans*43322015Tulsa
54Scott Mitchell43221988Utah
55Nick Florence*43092012Baylor
56Chase Daniel*43062007Missouri
57Colt Brennan43012005Hawaii
58Davis Webb42952016California
59Robert Griffin III*42932011Baylor
60Brandon Weeden*42772010Oklahoma State
61Tim Couch42751998Kentucky
62Robbie Bosco42731985Brigham Young
63Byron Leftwich*42682002Marshall
64Landry Jones*42672012Oklahoma
65Chris Vargas42651993Nevada
66Timmy Chang*42582004Hawaii
67Levi Brown*42542009Troy
68Seth Doege*42052012Texas Tech
Geno Smith*42052012West Virginia
70Rakeem Cato42012012Marshall
71Bryce Petty*42002013Baylor
72Timmy Chang*41992003Hawaii
73Cody Hodges*41972005Texas Tech
74David Fales*41932012San Jose State
75David Fales41892013San Jose State
76Chris Weinke41672000Florida State
77Keith Wenning*41482013Ball State
78Colby Cameron41472012Louisiana Tech
79Shane Carden*41392013East Carolina
80Byron Leftwich41322001Marshall
81Logan Woodside41292016Toledo
82Chase Clement*41192008Rice
83Johnny Manziel*41142013Texas A&M
84Deshaun Watson*41092015Clemson
85Derek Carr*41042012Fresno State
86Mason Rudolph40912016Oklahoma State
87Josh Wallwork40901996Wyoming
88David Johnson*40592008Tulsa
89Derek Anderson*40582003Oregon State
90Jameis Winston*40572013Florida State
91Tyler Sheehan*40512009Bowling Green State
92Chad Kelly*40422015Mississippi
Chris Redman40421998Louisville
94Brock Osweiler*40362011Arizona State
95Mike Glennon*40312012North Carolina State
Ty Detmer40311991Brigham Young
97Steve Sarkisian40271996Brigham Young
98Jeff Driskel*40262015Louisiana Tech
99Brian Brohm40242007Louisville
100Garrett Grayson*40062014Colorado State

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