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Career Leaders and Records for Total Plays

  • Total Plays (Pass and Rush Attempts)
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Since 1956

Rank Player Plays From To Last School
1.Timmy Chang* 2587 2000 2004 Hawaii
2.Case Keenum* 2529 2007 2011 Houston
3.Dan Lefevour* 2434 2006 2009 Central Michigan
4.Landry Jones* 2315 2009 2012 Oklahoma
5.Brad Smith* 2233 2002 2005 Missouri
6.Kliff Kingsbury* 2156 1999 2002 Texas Tech
7.Rakeem Cato* 2145 2011 2014 Marshall
8.Kolton Browning* 2135 2010 2013 Louisiana-Monroe
9.Zac Dysert* 2133 2009 2012 Miami (OH)
10.Graham Harrell* 2124 2005 2008 Texas Tech
11.Colt McCoy* 2092 2006 2009 Texas
12.Luke McCown 2049 2000 2003 Louisiana Tech
13.Kevin Kolb* 2037 2003 2006 Houston
14.Adam Weber* 1992 2007 2010 Minnesota
15.Austin Davis* 1987 2008 2011 Southern Mississippi
16.Cody Fajardo* 1984 2011 2014 Nevada
17.Brett Basanez* 1975 2002 2005 Northwestern
18.Chase Daniel* 1973 2005 2008 Missouri
 Corey Robinson* 1973 2010 2013 Troy
20.Sean Mannion* 1970 2011 2014 Oregon State
21.Philip Rivers* 1962 2000 2003 North Carolina State
22.Drew Brees* 1931 1997 2000 Purdue
23.Russell Wilson* 1930 2008 2011 Wisconsin
24.Bret Meyer* 1923 2004 2007 Iowa State
25.Antwaan Randle El 1917 1998 2001 Indiana
26.Steven Jyles 1909 2002 2005 Louisiana-Monroe
27.Tajh Boyd* 1907 2010 2013 Clemson
28.Ryan Aplin* 1877 2009 2012 Arkansas State
29.Curtis Painter* 1873 2005 2008 Purdue
30.Colin Kaepernick* 1871 2007 2010 Nevada
31.Trevone Boykin* 1862 2012 2015 Texas Christian
32.Thaddeus Lewis 1860 2006 2009 Duke
33.Reggie Ball* 1858 2003 2006 Georgia Tech
34.Chase Clement* 1857 2005 2008 Rice
35.Brady Quinn* 1856 2003 2006 Notre Dame
36.Colt Brennan* 1851 2005 2007 Hawaii
37.Shane Carden* 1850 2012 2014 East Carolina
38.Chris Redman 1846 1996 1999 Louisville
39.Nathan Scheelhaase* 1845 2010 2013 Illinois
40.Garrett Gilbert* 1843 2009 2013 Southern Methodist
41.Keith Wenning* 1832 2010 2013 Ball State
42.Trevor Vittatoe* 1828 2007 2010 Texas-El Paso
43.Carson Palmer* 1824 1998 2002 Southern California
44.Ryan Lindley* 1822 2008 2011 San Diego State
45.Charlie Frye 1811 2001 2004 Akron
46.Tanner Price* 1804 2010 2013 Wake Forest
47.Todd Reesing* 1796 2006 2009 Kansas
48.Ty Detmer 1795 1988 1991 Brigham Young
49.Derek Carr* 1794 2009 2013 Fresno State
50.Jared Lorenzen 1793 2000 2003 Kentucky
51.Gino Guidugli* 1791 2001 2004 Cincinnati
52.Chase Holbrook 1782 2006 2008 New Mexico State
53.Tyler Sheehan* 1778 2006 2009 Bowling Green State
54.Tim Hiller* 1773 2005 2009 Western Michigan
 Isiah Williams* 1773 2006 2009 Illinois
 Juice Williams* 1773 2006 2009 Illinois
57.Chris Leak* 1769 2003 2006 Florida
58.Aaron Murray* 1764 2010 2013 Georgia
59.Kellen Moore* 1759 2008 2011 Boise State
60.Joshua Cribbs 1755 2001 2004 Kent State
61.Danny Wimprine* 1748 2001 2004 Memphis
62.Tim Lester 1747 1996 1999 Western Michigan
63.Connor Halliday* 1746 2011 2014 Washington State
64.Logan Thomas* 1743 2010 2013 Virginia Tech
65.Jared Goff 1738 2013 2015 California
66.Andy Dalton* 1730 2007 2010 Texas Christian
67.David Neill 1727 1998 2001 Nevada
68.Todd Santos 1722 1984 1987 San Diego State
69.Robert Griffin III* 1720 2008 2011 Baylor
 Brett Hundley* 1720 2012 2014 UCLA
71.Pete Thomas 1715 2010 2014 Louisiana-Monroe
72.Dan Orlovsky* 1710 2001 2004 Connecticut
 Geno Smith* 1710 2009 2012 West Virginia
74.Dak Prescott* 1705 2012 2015 Mississippi State
 Tim Rattay 1705 1997 1999 Louisiana Tech
76.Kevin Sweeney* 1700 1982 1986 Fresno State
77.Derek Anderson* 1697 2001 2004 Oregon State
 Alex Brink 1697 2004 2007 Washington State
79.Jay Cutler 1695 2002 2005 Vanderbilt
 Jeremy Leach 1695 1988 1991 New Mexico
81.Matt Barkley* 1694 2009 2012 Southern California
82.Matt Grothe* 1693 2006 2009 South Florida
83.Erik Wilhelm 1689 1985 1988 Oregon State
84.Tim Tebow* 1687 2006 2009 Florida
85.John Beck* 1685 2003 2006 Brigham Young
 David Garrard 1685 1998 2001 East Carolina
87.Brad Tayles 1675 1989 1992 Western Michigan
88.Casey Bramlet 1674 2000 2003 Wyoming
89.Stoney Case 1673 1991 1994 New Mexico
90.B.J. Daniels* 1658 2008 2012 South Florida
91.Walter Church 1657 1996 2000 Eastern Michigan
92.Nathan Enderle* 1655 2007 2010 Idaho
93.Chandler Harnish* 1648 2008 2011 Northern Illinois
94.David Greene* 1644 2001 2004 Georgia
95.Jordan Palmer* 1643 2003 2006 Texas-El Paso
96.Riley Skinner* 1636 2006 2009 Wake Forest
97.Charlie Whitehurst* 1634 2002 2005 Clemson
98.Byron Leftwich* 1632 1998 2002 Marshall
99.Brian McClure 1630 1982 1985 Bowling Green State
100.G.J. Kinne* 1629 2009 2011 Tulsa
101.Josh Harris* 1624 2000 2003 Bowling Green State
102.Cody Pickett* 1622 1999 2003 Washington
103.Todd Ellis* 1621 1986 1989 South Carolina
104.Terrence Jones 1620 1985 1988 Tulane
 Paul Smith* 1620 2003 2007 Tulsa
106.Len Williams 1614 1990 1993 Northwestern
107.Spence Fischer 1612 1992 1995 Duke
108.Shawn Jones 1609 1989 1992 Georgia Tech
109.Kyle Orton* 1607 2001 2004 Purdue
110.Paul Pinegar* 1605 2002 2005 Fresno State
111.Corey Leonard 1604 2006 2009 Arkansas State
112.Jake Locker* 1601 2007 2010 Washington
113.Doug Flutie* 1599 1981 1984 Boston College
114.Drew Willy* 1597 2005 2008 Buffalo
115.Troy Kopp 1596 1989 1992 Pacific
116.Brandon Doughty* 1593 2011 2015 Western Kentucky
117.Andrew Walter* 1591 2001 2004 Arizona State
118.Brett Smith* 1590 2011 2013 Wyoming
119.Ben Bennett 1582 1980 1983 Duke
120.Bo Wallace* 1581 2012 2014 Mississippi
121.Rudy Carpenter* 1580 2005 2008 Arizona State
122.Steve Stenstrom* 1577 1991 1994 Stanford
123.Kyle Boller 1576 1999 2002 California
124.Ben Roethlisberger* 1573 2001 2003 Miami (OH)
125.Max Hall* 1571 2007 2009 Brigham Young
126.Shaun King* 1570 1995 1998 Tulane
 Alex Van Pelt 1570 1989 1992 Pittsburgh
128.Gene Swick 1569 1972 1975 Toledo
129.Chad Henne* 1567 2004 2007 Michigan
130.Cade McNown* 1563 1995 1998 UCLA
131.Eric Zeier 1560 1991 1994 Georgia
132.Jamie Barnette 1559 1996 1999 North Carolina State
133.Ryan Nassib* 1554 2009 2012 Syracuse
134.Spencer Keith* 1548 2009 2012 Kent State
135.Taylor Martinez* 1547 2010 2013 Nebraska
136.Kevin O'Connell 1546 2004 2007 San Diego State
 Steve Slayden 1546 1984 1987 Duke
138.Ryan Griffin 1545 2009 2012 Tulane
139.Sean Renfree* 1542 2009 2012 Duke
140.T.J. Rubley 1541 1987 1991 Tulsa
141.Peyton Manning 1534 1994 1997 Tennessee
142.Jason McKinley 1530 1997 2000 Houston
143.Taylor Kelly* 1528 2011 2014 Arizona State
144.Zebbie Lethridge 1523 1994 1997 Texas Tech
145.Joe Hamilton 1521 1996 1999 Georgia Tech
 Brian Mitchell 1521 1986 1989 Louisiana-Lafayette
 Tyler Tettleton* 1521 2009 2013 Ohio
148.Matt Ryan* 1515 2004 2007 Boston College
149.Nick Foles* 1510 2007 2011 Arizona
 Andre Woodson* 1510 2004 2007 Kentucky
151.Marquise Williams* 1509 2012 2015 North Carolina
152.Patrick Ramsey* 1507 1998 2001 Tulane
153.Dave Ragone* 1506 1999 2002 Louisville
154.John Elway 1505 1979 1982 Stanford
155.Marcus Mariota* 1504 2012 2014 Oregon
156.Chad Pennington* 1502 1997 1999 Marshall
157.Darrell Hackney* 1501 2002 2005 Alabama-Birmingham
158.Alex Carder* 1500 2009 2012 Western Michigan
159.Casey Clausen* 1499 2000 2003 Tennessee
160.T.J. Yates* 1497 2007 2010 North Carolina
161.Paxton Lynch* 1493 2013 2015 Memphis
162.Eli Manning* 1491 2000 2003 Mississippi
 Bryant Moniz* 1491 2009 2011 Hawaii
164.Bart Hendricks 1490 1997 2000 Boise State
 Troy Taylor 1490 1986 1989 California
166.Joe Licata* 1488 2012 2015 Buffalo
167.Jordan Lynch* 1486 2010 2013 Northern Illinois
168.Kawaun Jakes* 1481 2009 2012 Western Kentucky
 Stan White* 1481 1990 1993 Auburn
170.Ryan Huzjak 1478 1993 1996 Toledo
 James Pinkney* 1478 2003 2006 East Carolina
 Ryan Radcliff* 1478 2009 2012 Central Michigan
173.Jake Delhomme 1476 1993 1996 Louisiana-Lafayette
 Rusty Smith 1476 2006 2009 Florida Atlantic
175.Darian Durant* 1475 2001 2004 North Carolina
176.Ryan Schneider 1472 2000 2003 Central Florida
177.John Navarre* 1471 2000 2003 Michigan
178.Denard Robinson* 1470 2009 2012 Michigan
179.Daunte Culpepper 1468 1996 1998 Central Florida
 Brian Kuklick 1468 1994 1998 Wake Forest
 Travis Wilson* 1468 2012 2015 Utah
182.Pat White* 1467 2005 2008 West Virginia
183.Marquel Blackwell 1464 2000 2002 South Florida
 Art Schlichter* 1464 1978 1981 Ohio State
185.Mark Herrmann* 1460 1977 1980 Purdue
186.Chuck Long* 1456 1981 1985 Iowa
187.Danny O'Neil* 1449 1991 1994 Oregon
188.Christian Hackenberg* 1443 2013 2015 Penn State
189.John Paye* 1442 1983 1986 Stanford
190.Glenn Foley 1441 1990 1993 Boston College
191.Jerrod Johnson* 1440 2007 2010 Texas A&M
192.Jason Martin 1439 1993 1996 Louisiana Tech
 Keenan Reynolds* 1439 2012 2015 Navy
 Jeff Rowe* 1439 2002 2006 Nevada
195.Chase Rettig* 1433 2010 2013 Boston College
196.David Klingler 1431 1988 1991 Houston
197.Willie Tuitama* 1430 2005 2008 Arizona
198.Zac Robinson* 1425 2006 2009 Oklahoma State
199.Steve Taneyhill 1423 1992 1995 South Carolina
200.Diondre Borel 1421 2007 2010 Utah State
 Kurt Kittner* 1421 1998 2001 Illinois
202.Cody Kessler* 1419 2012 2015 Southern California
203.Kevin Hogan* 1418 2012 2015 Stanford
204.Tino Sunseri* 1417 2009 2012 Pittsburgh
205.Jose Fuentes 1415 1999 2002 Utah State
 Mike Greenfield 1415 1984 1987 Northwestern
207.John Parker Wilson* 1413 2005 2008 Alabama
208.Jonathan Smith* 1408 1998 2001 Oregon State
209.Austen Arnaud* 1407 2007 2010 Iowa State
210.Keith Price* 1406 2010 2013 Washington
211.Jeff Smoker* 1405 2000 2003 Michigan State
212.Donovan McNabb 1403 1995 1998 Syracuse
213.Ramon Flanigan 1397 1992 1997 Southern Methodist
 Shane Matthews 1397 1990 1992 Florida
215.Jake Plummer 1396 1993 1996 Arizona State
216.James Franklin* 1393 2010 2013 Missouri
217.Chuckie Keeton* 1390 2011 2015 Utah State
218.Dwight Dasher* 1389 2007 2010 Middle Tennessee State
219.Gary Nova* 1385 2011 2014 Rutgers
220.Greg Zolman 1384 1998 2001 Vanderbilt
221.Brian Johnson* 1383 2004 2008 Utah
222.Alex Espinoza 1380 1982 1986 Iowa State
223.Jay Stoner 1378 1997 2000 Wyoming
224.Marvin Graves 1377 1990 1993 Syracuse
 Matt Leinart* 1377 2003 2005 Southern California
226.Ryan Cubit* 1376 2001 2006 Western Michigan
227.Cody Hawkins* 1375 2007 2010 Colorado
228.Jeff Graham 1374 1985 1988 Long Beach State
229.Bruce Gradkowski* 1371 2002 2005 Toledo
 Rodney Peete* 1371 1985 1988 Southern California
231.Teddy Bridgewater* 1368 2011 2013 Louisville
232.Peter Gardere 1367 1989 1992 Texas
233.Tyrod Taylor* 1366 2007 2010 Virginia Tech
234.Josh Freeman* 1365 2006 2008 Kansas State
235.Jerry Babb 1363 2003 2006 Louisiana-Lafayette
 Randy Hertel 1363 1977 1980 Rice
237.Randall Cunningham* 1362 1982 1984 Nevada-Las Vegas
 Brett Favre 1362 1987 1990 Southern Mississippi
 Cody Ledbetter 1362 1991 1995 New Mexico State
240.Matt Schilz* 1361 2010 2013 Bowling Green State
241.Zach Maynard* 1360 2008 2012 California
242.Ryan Hart* 1358 2002 2005 Rutgers
 Chuck Hixson 1358 1968 1970 Southern Methodist
244.Brian Brohm* 1357 2004 2007 Louisville
 Jason Gesser* 1357 1999 2002 Washington State
 Tommy Kramer 1357 1973 1976 Rice
 Zack Mills* 1357 2001 2004 Penn State
248.Danny Wuerffel 1355 1993 1996 Florida
249.Tom Corontzos* 1354 1988 1991 Wyoming
250.Zak Kustok* 1353 1999 2001 Northwestern