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Career Leaders and Records for Total Plays

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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.Thaddeus Lewis 1860 2006 2009 Duke
32.Reggie Ball* 1858 2003 2006 Georgia Tech
33.Chase Clement* 1857 2005 2008 Rice
34.Brady Quinn* 1856 2003 2006 Notre Dame
35.Colt Brennan* 1851 2005 2007 Hawaii
36.Shane Carden* 1850 2012 2014 East Carolina
37.Chris Redman 1846 1996 1999 Louisville
38.Nathan Scheelhaase* 1845 2010 2013 Illinois
39.Garrett Gilbert* 1843 2009 2013 Southern Methodist
40.Keith Wenning* 1832 2010 2013 Ball State
41.Trevor Vittatoe* 1828 2007 2010 Texas-El Paso
42.Carson Palmer* 1824 1998 2002 Southern California
43.Ryan Lindley* 1822 2008 2011 San Diego State
44.Charlie Frye 1811 2001 2004 Akron
45.Tanner Price* 1804 2010 2013 Wake Forest
46.Todd Reesing* 1796 2006 2009 Kansas
47.Ty Detmer 1795 1988 1991 Brigham Young
48.Derek Carr* 1794 2009 2013 Fresno State
49.Jared Lorenzen 1793 2000 2003 Kentucky
50.Gino Guidugli* 1791 2001 2004 Cincinnati
51.Chase Holbrook 1782 2006 2008 New Mexico State
52.Tyler Sheehan* 1778 2006 2009 Bowling Green State
53.Tim Hiller* 1773 2005 2009 Western Michigan
 Juice Williams* 1773 2006 2009 Illinois
55.Chris Leak* 1769 2003 2006 Florida
56.Aaron Murray* 1764 2010 2013 Georgia
57.Kellen Moore* 1759 2008 2011 Boise State
58.Joshua Cribbs 1755 2001 2004 Kent State
59.Danny Wimprine* 1748 2001 2004 Memphis
60.Tim Lester 1747 1996 1999 Western Michigan
61.Connor Halliday 1746 2011 2014 Washington State
62.Logan Thomas* 1743 2010 2013 Virginia Tech
63.Andy Dalton* 1730 2007 2010 Texas Christian
64.David Neill 1727 1998 2001 Nevada
65.Todd Santos 1722 1984 1987 San Diego State
66.Robert Griffin III* 1720 2008 2011 Baylor
67.Brett Hundley* 1718 2012 2014 UCLA
68.Pete Thomas 1715 2010 2014 Louisiana-Monroe
69.Dan Orlovsky* 1710 2001 2004 Connecticut
 Geno Smith* 1710 2009 2012 West Virginia
71.Tim Rattay 1705 1997 1999 Louisiana Tech
72.Kevin Sweeney* 1700 1982 1986 Fresno State
73.Derek Anderson* 1697 2001 2004 Oregon State
 Alex Brink 1697 2004 2007 Washington State
75.Jay Cutler 1695 2002 2005 Vanderbilt
 Jeremy Leach 1695 1988 1991 New Mexico
77.Matt Barkley* 1694 2009 2012 Southern California
78.Matt Grothe* 1693 2006 2009 South Florida
79.Erik Wilhelm 1689 1985 1988 Oregon State
80.Tim Tebow* 1687 2006 2009 Florida
81.John Beck* 1685 2003 2006 Brigham Young
 David Garrard 1685 1998 2001 East Carolina
83.Brad Tayles 1675 1989 1992 Western Michigan
84.Casey Bramlet 1674 2000 2003 Wyoming
85.Stoney Case 1673 1991 1994 New Mexico
86.B.J. Daniels* 1658 2008 2012 South Florida
87.Walter Church 1657 1996 2000 Eastern Michigan
88.Nathan Enderle* 1655 2007 2010 Idaho
89.Chandler Harnish* 1648 2008 2011 Northern Illinois
90.David Greene* 1644 2001 2004 Georgia
91.Jordan Palmer* 1643 2003 2006 Texas-El Paso
92.Riley Skinner* 1636 2006 2009 Wake Forest
93.Charlie Whitehurst* 1634 2002 2005 Clemson
94.Byron Leftwich* 1632 1998 2002 Marshall
95.Brian McClure 1630 1982 1985 Bowling Green State
96.G.J. Kinne* 1629 2009 2011 Tulsa
97.Josh Harris* 1624 2000 2003 Bowling Green State
98.Cody Pickett* 1622 1999 2003 Washington
99.Todd Ellis* 1621 1986 1989 South Carolina
100.Terrence Jones 1620 1985 1988 Tulane
 Paul Smith* 1620 2003 2007 Tulsa
102.Len Williams 1614 1990 1993 Northwestern
103.Spence Fischer 1612 1992 1995 Duke
104.Shawn Jones 1609 1989 1992 Georgia Tech
105.Kyle Orton* 1607 2001 2004 Purdue
106.Paul Pinegar* 1605 2002 2005 Fresno State
107.Corey Leonard 1604 2006 2009 Arkansas State
108.Jake Locker* 1601 2007 2010 Washington
109.Doug Flutie* 1599 1981 1984 Boston College
110.Drew Willy* 1597 2005 2008 Buffalo
111.Troy Kopp 1596 1989 1992 Pacific
112.Andrew Walter* 1591 2001 2004 Arizona State
113.Brett Smith* 1590 2011 2013 Wyoming
114.Ben Bennett 1582 1980 1983 Duke
115.Bo Wallace* 1581 2012 2014 Mississippi
116.Rudy Carpenter* 1580 2005 2008 Arizona State
117.Steve Stenstrom* 1577 1991 1994 Stanford
118.Kyle Boller 1576 1999 2002 California
119.Ben Roethlisberger* 1573 2001 2003 Miami (OH)
120.Max Hall* 1571 2007 2009 Brigham Young
121.Shaun King* 1570 1995 1998 Tulane
 Alex Van Pelt 1570 1989 1992 Pittsburgh
123.Gene Swick 1569 1972 1975 Toledo
124.Chad Henne* 1567 2004 2007 Michigan
125.Cade McNown* 1563 1995 1998 UCLA
126.Eric Zeier 1560 1991 1994 Georgia
127.Jamie Barnette 1559 1996 1999 North Carolina State
128.Ryan Nassib* 1554 2009 2012 Syracuse
129.Spencer Keith* 1548 2009 2012 Kent State
130.Taylor Martinez* 1547 2010 2013 Nebraska
131.Kevin O'Connell 1546 2004 2007 San Diego State
 Steve Slayden 1546 1984 1987 Duke
133.Ryan Griffin 1545 2009 2012 Tulane
134.Sean Renfree* 1542 2009 2012 Duke
135.T.J. Rubley 1541 1987 1991 Tulsa
136.Peyton Manning 1534 1994 1997 Tennessee
137.Jason McKinley 1530 1997 2000 Houston
138.Taylor Kelly* 1528 2011 2014 Arizona State
139.Zebbie Lethridge 1523 1994 1997 Texas Tech
140.Joe Hamilton 1521 1996 1999 Georgia Tech
 Brian Mitchell 1521 1986 1989 Louisiana-Lafayette
 Tyler Tettleton* 1521 2009 2013 Ohio
143.Matt Ryan* 1515 2004 2007 Boston College
144.Nick Foles* 1510 2007 2011 Arizona
 Andre Woodson* 1510 2004 2007 Kentucky
146.Patrick Ramsey* 1507 1998 2001 Tulane
147.Dave Ragone* 1506 1999 2002 Louisville
148.John Elway 1505 1979 1982 Stanford
149.Marcus Mariota* 1504 2012 2014 Oregon
150.Chad Pennington* 1502 1997 1999 Marshall
151.Darrell Hackney* 1501 2002 2005 Alabama-Birmingham
152.Alex Carder* 1500 2009 2012 Western Michigan
153.Casey Clausen* 1499 2000 2003 Tennessee
154.T.J. Yates* 1497 2007 2010 North Carolina
155.Eli Manning* 1491 2000 2003 Mississippi
 Bryant Moniz* 1491 2009 2011 Hawaii
157.Bart Hendricks 1490 1997 2000 Boise State
 Troy Taylor 1490 1986 1989 California
159.Jordan Lynch* 1486 2010 2013 Northern Illinois
160.Kawaun Jakes* 1481 2009 2012 Western Kentucky
 Stan White* 1481 1990 1993 Auburn
162.Ryan Huzjak 1478 1993 1996 Toledo
 James Pinkney* 1478 2003 2006 East Carolina
 Ryan Radcliff* 1478 2009 2012 Central Michigan
165.Jake Delhomme 1476 1993 1996 Louisiana-Lafayette
 Rusty Smith* 1476 2006 2009 Florida Atlantic
167.Darian Durant* 1475 2001 2004 North Carolina
168.Ryan Schneider 1472 2000 2003 Central Florida
169.John Navarre* 1471 2000 2003 Michigan
170.Denard Robinson* 1470 2009 2012 Michigan
171.Daunte Culpepper 1468 1996 1998 Central Florida
 Brian Kuklick 1468 1994 1998 Wake Forest
173.Pat White* 1467 2005 2008 West Virginia
174.Marquel Blackwell 1464 2000 2002 South Florida
 Art Schlichter* 1464 1978 1981 Ohio State
176.Mark Herrmann* 1460 1977 1980 Purdue
177.Chuck Long* 1456 1981 1985 Iowa
178.Danny O'Neil* 1449 1991 1994 Oregon
179.John Paye* 1442 1983 1986 Stanford
180.Glenn Foley 1441 1990 1993 Boston College
181.Jerrod Johnson* 1440 2007 2010 Texas A&M
182.Jason Martin 1439 1993 1996 Louisiana Tech
 Jeff Rowe* 1439 2002 2006 Nevada
184.Chase Rettig* 1433 2010 2013 Boston College
185.David Klingler 1431 1988 1991 Houston
186.Willie Tuitama* 1430 2005 2008 Arizona
187.Zac Robinson* 1425 2006 2009 Oklahoma State
188.Steve Taneyhill 1423 1992 1995 South Carolina
189.Diondre Borel 1421 2007 2010 Utah State
 Kurt Kittner* 1421 1998 2001 Illinois
191.Tino Sunseri* 1417 2009 2012 Pittsburgh
192.Jose Fuentes 1415 1999 2002 Utah State
 Mike Greenfield 1415 1984 1987 Northwestern
194.John Parker Wilson* 1413 2005 2008 Alabama
195.Jonathan Smith* 1408 1998 2001 Oregon State
196.Austen Arnaud* 1407 2007 2010 Iowa State
197.Keith Price* 1406 2010 2013 Washington
198.Jeff Smoker* 1405 2000 2003 Michigan State
199.Donovan McNabb 1403 1995 1998 Syracuse
200.Ramon Flanigan 1397 1992 1997 Southern Methodist
 Shane Matthews 1397 1990 1992 Florida
202.Jake Plummer 1396 1993 1996 Arizona State
203.James Franklin* 1393 2010 2013 Missouri
204.Dwight Dasher* 1389 2007 2010 Middle Tennessee State
205.Gary Nova* 1385 2011 2014 Rutgers
206.Greg Zolman 1384 1998 2001 Vanderbilt
207.Brian Johnson* 1383 2004 2008 Utah
208.Alex Espinoza 1380 1982 1986 Iowa State
209.Jay Stoner 1378 1997 2000 Wyoming
210.Marvin Graves 1377 1990 1993 Syracuse
 Matt Leinart* 1377 2003 2005 Southern California
212.Ryan Cubit* 1376 2001 2006 Western Michigan
213.Cody Hawkins* 1375 2007 2010 Colorado
214.Jeff Graham 1374 1985 1988 Long Beach State
215.Bruce Gradkowski* 1371 2002 2005 Toledo
 Rodney Peete* 1371 1985 1988 Southern California
217.Teddy Bridgewater* 1368 2011 2013 Louisville
218.Peter Gardere 1367 1989 1992 Texas
219.Tyrod Taylor* 1366 2007 2010 Virginia Tech
220.Josh Freeman* 1365 2006 2008 Kansas State
221.Jerry Babb 1363 2003 2006 Louisiana-Lafayette
 Randy Hertel 1363 1977 1980 Rice
223.Randall Cunningham* 1362 1982 1984 Nevada-Las Vegas
 Brett Favre 1362 1987 1990 Southern Mississippi
 Cody Ledbetter 1362 1991 1995 New Mexico State
226.Matt Schilz* 1361 2010 2013 Bowling Green State
227.Zach Maynard* 1360 2008 2012 California
228.Ryan Hart* 1358 2002 2005 Rutgers
 Chuck Hixson 1358 1968 1970 Southern Methodist
230.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
234.Danny Wuerffel 1355 1993 1996 Florida
235.Tom Corontzos* 1354 1988 1991 Wyoming
236.Zak Kustok* 1353 1999 2001 Northwestern
237.Stephen Garcia* 1350 2008 2011 South Carolina
 Tyler Palko* 1350 2002 2006 Pittsburgh
239.Marcus Crandell 1348 1993 1996 East Carolina
 Chris Rix* 1348 2001 2004 Florida State
241.Drew Olson* 1347 2002 2005 UCLA
 Whit Taylor 1347 1979 1982 Vanderbilt
243.Jacory Harris* 1345 2008 2011 Miami (FL)
 Kellen Lewis* 1345 2006 2008 Indiana
 Jack Thompson 1345 1975 1978 Washington State
246.Trevone Boykin* 1344 2012 2014 Texas Christian
247.Anthony Thornton 1343 1987 1990 Ohio
248.Robert Hall 1341 1990 1993 Texas Tech
249.Dave Ziebart 1340 1976 1979 Air Force
250.Tim Couch 1338 1996 1998 Kentucky