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Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Passing Yards

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Since 1956

Season Player Yds School
2014 Brandon Doughty 4830 Western Kentucky
2013 Derek Carr 5082 Fresno State
2012 Nick Florence* 4309 Baylor
2011 Case Keenum* 5631 Houston
2010 Bryant Moniz* 5040 Hawaii
2009 Case Keenum* 5671 Houston
2008 Graham Harrell* 5111 Texas Tech
2007 Graham Harrell* 5705 Texas Tech
2006 Colt Brennan* 5549 Hawaii
2005 Colt Brennan 4301 Hawaii
2004 Sonny Cumbie* 4742 Texas Tech
2003 B.J. Symons* 5833 Texas Tech
2002 Kliff Kingsbury* 5017 Texas Tech
2001 David Carr* 4839 Fresno State
2000 Chris Weinke 4167 Florida State
1999 Tim Rattay 3922 Louisiana Tech
1998 Tim Rattay 4943 Louisiana Tech
1997 Ryan Leaf* 3968 Washington State
1996 Josh Wallwork 4090 Wyoming
1995 Mike Maxwell 3611 Nevada
1994 John Walsh 3712 Brigham Young
1993 Chris Vargas 4265 Nevada
1992 Jimmy Klingler 3818 Houston
1991 Ty Detmer 4031 Brigham Young
1990 Ty Detmer 5188 Brigham Young
1989 Andre Ware 4699 Houston
1988 Scott Mitchell 4322 Utah
1987 Todd Santos 3932 San Diego State
1986 Mike Perez* 3225 San Jose State
1985 Robbie Bosco 4273 Brigham Young
1984 Robbie Bosco 3875 Brigham Young
1983 Steve Young 3902 Brigham Young
1982 Todd Dillon 3517 Long Beach State
1981 Sam King 3778 Nevada-Las Vegas
1980 Jim McMahon 4571 Brigham Young
1979 Marc Wilson 3720 Brigham Young
1978 Mike Ford 3007 Southern Methodist
1977 Doug Williams* 3286 Grambling State
1976 Gifford Nielsen* 3401 Brigham Young
1975 Craig Penrose 2660 San Diego State
1974 Steve Bartkowski 2580 California
1973 Jesse Freitas 2993 San Diego State
1972 Don Strock 3243 Virginia Tech
1971 Gary Huff 2736 Florida State
1970 Jim Plunkett* 2980 Stanford
1969 Dennis Shaw 3185 San Diego State
1968 Greg Cook 3272 Cincinnati
1967 Sal Olivas 2225 New Mexico State
1966 Mark Reed 2368 Arizona
1965 Bill Anderson 3464 Tulsa
1964 Jerry Rhome 2870 Tulsa
1963 Don Trull 2157 Baylor
1962 George Mira* 1893 Miami (FL)
1961 Ron Miller 1487 Wisconsin
1960 Norm Snead 1676 Wake Forest
1959 Dick Norman 1963 Stanford
1958 Randy Duncan* 1397 Iowa
1957 Lee Grosscup 1398 Utah
1956 John Brodie 1633 Stanford