Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Total Touchdowns

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  • Since 1956
Leaders Table
Year Player TD School
2016Patrick Mahomes53Texas Tech
2015Matt Johnson*50Bowling Green State
2014Marcus Mariota*57Oregon
2013Derek Carr*52Fresno State
2012Johnny Manziel*47Texas A&M
2011Case Keenum*51Houston
2010Cam Newton*50Auburn
2009Case Keenum*48Houston
2008Chase Clement*56Rice
2007Paul Smith*60Tulsa
2006Colt Brennan*63Hawaii
2005Vince Young*38Texas
2004Omar Jacobs*45Bowling Green State
2003B.J. Symons*57Texas Tech
2002Kliff Kingsbury*47Texas Tech
2001David Carr*51Fresno State
2000Bart Hendricks41Boise State
1999Chad Pennington39Marshall
1998Shaun King*49Tulane
1997Chad Pennington*43Marshall
1996Danny Wuerffel41Florida
1995Danny Wuerffel37Florida
1994Stoney Case33New Mexico
1993Chris Vargas35Nevada
1992Jimmy Klingler32Houston
1991Ty Detmer39Brigham Young
1990David Klingler55Houston
1989Andre Ware49Houston
1988Barry Sanders37Oklahoma State
1988Randy Welniak*37Wyoming
1987Terrence Jones28Tulane
1986Vinny Testaverde30Miami (FL)
1985Robbie Bosco32Brigham Young
1984Robbie Bosco35Brigham Young
1983Steve Young41Brigham Young
1982Jeff Tedford*32Fresno State
1981Dan Marino*39Pittsburgh
1980Jim McMahon53Brigham Young
1979Marc Wilson33Brigham Young
1978Rick Leach*29Michigan
1977Doug Williams*38Grambling State
1976Gifford Nielsen*31Brigham Young
1975Jeff Grantz*28South Carolina
1974Steve Joachim29Temple
1973Danny White28Arizona State
1972Danny White28Arizona State
1971Jack Mildren*30Oklahoma
1970Pat Sullivan26Auburn
1969Dennis Shaw45San Diego State
1968Greg Cook30Cincinnati
1967Steve Ramsey22North Texas
1967Paul Toscano22Wyoming
1966Virgil Carter30Brigham Young
1965Bill Anderson35Tulsa
1964Jerry Rhome40Tulsa
1963Don Trull23Baylor
1962Terry Baker24Oregon State
1961Pete Pedro21West Texas A&M
1960Thomas Scull34Colgate
1959Charley Johnson18New Mexico State
1958Billy Austin23Rutgers
1957Ken Ford18Hardin-Simmons
1956Tom Flores18Pacific

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