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Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Total Plays

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Since 1956

Season Player Plays School
2014 Shane Carden 713 East Carolina
2013 Connor Halliday 764 Washington State
2012 Jordan Lynch* 688 Northern Illinois
2011 Case Keenum* 660 Houston
2010 Dominique Davis* 688 East Carolina
2009 Case Keenum* 760 Houston
2008 Graham Harrell* 667 Texas Tech
2007 Graham Harrell* 751 Texas Tech
2006 Graham Harrell* 649 Texas Tech
2005 Cody Hodges* 640 Texas Tech
2004 Sonny Cumbie* 694 Texas Tech
2003 B.J. Symons* 798 Texas Tech
2002 Kliff Kingsbury* 814 Texas Tech
2001 David Carr* 627 Fresno State
2000 Kliff Kingsbury 663 Texas Tech
1999 Drew Brees* 633 Purdue
1998 Drew Brees* 638 Purdue
1997 Tim Couch 613 Kentucky
1996 Jon Denton 594 Nevada-Las Vegas
1995 Cody Ledbetter 543 New Mexico State
1994 Stoney Case 549 New Mexico
1993 Anthony Calvillo 558 Utah State
1992 John Kaleo 588 Maryland
1991 David Klingler 589 Houston
1990 David Klingler 704 Houston
1989 Andre Ware 628 Houston
1988 Scott Mitchell 589 Utah
1987 Todd Santos 562 San Diego State
1986 Erik Wilhelm 545 Oregon State
1985 Doug Gaynor 588 Long Beach State
1984 Robbie Bosco 543 Brigham Young
1983 Kurt Page 553 Vanderbilt
1982 Todd Dillon 585 Long Beach State
1981 Matt Kofler 594 San Diego State
1980 Jim McMahon 540 Brigham Young
1979 Marc Wilson 488 Brigham Young
1978 Steve Dils 481 Stanford
1977 Dave Ziebart 438 Air Force
1976 Tommy Kramer 562 Rice
1975 Gene Swick 480 Toledo
1974 Gene Swick 493 Toledo
1973 Gene Swick 520 Toledo
1972 Don Strock 480 Virginia Tech
1971 Don Bunce* 471 Stanford
1970 Jim Plunkett* 475 Stanford
1969 Charlie Richards 455 Richmond
1968 Chuck Hixson 556 Southern Methodist
1967 Terry Stone 406 New Mexico
1966 John Eckman 539 Wichita State
1965 Bill Anderson 580 Tulsa
1964 Jerry Rhome 470 Tulsa
1963 Don Trull 406 Baylor
1962 George Mira* 379 Miami (FL)
1961 Dave Hoppmann 320 Iowa State
1960 Mel Melin 312 Washington State
  Norm Snead 312 Wake Forest
1959 Peter Hall 330 Marquette
1958 Charles Milstead 279 Texas A&M
1957 Dwight Nichols 310 Iowa State
1956 John Brodie 295 Stanford