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Career Leaders and Records for Total Yards Per Play

  • Minimum 7500 total yards.
  • An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
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Since 1956

Rank Player Avg From To Last School
1.Sam Bradford* 8.70 2007 2009 Oklahoma
2.Marcus Mariota* 8.67 2012 2014 Oregon
3.Andrew Luck* 8.47 2009 2011 Stanford
4.Ryan Dinwiddie* 8.35 2000 2003 Boise State
5.Jameis Winston 8.28 2013 2014 Florida State
6.Johnny Manziel* 8.27 2012 2013 Texas A&M
7.Kellen Moore* 8.26 2008 2011 Boise State
8.Bryce Petty* 8.23 2011 2014 Baylor
9.Ty Detmer 8.17 1988 1991 Brigham Young
10.David Fales* 8.03 2012 2013 San Jose State
11.Brandon Weeden* 7.98 2008 2011 Oklahoma State
12.Brian Brohm* 7.97 2004 2007 Louisville
13.Colt Brennan* 7.96 2005 2007 Hawaii
14.Case Keenum* 7.95 2007 2011 Houston
15.A.J. McCarron* 7.83 2010 2013 Alabama
16.Ken Dorsey* 7.83 1999 2002 Miami (FL)
17.Vince Young* 7.80 2003 2005 Texas
18.Chris Weinke 7.78 1997 2000 Florida State
19.Danny Wuerffel 7.75 1993 1996 Florida
20.Matt Leinart* 7.71 2003 2005 Southern California
21.Aaron Murray* 7.69 2010 2013 Georgia
22.Trent Dilfer* 7.66 1991 1993 Fresno State
23.Chad Pennington* 7.66 1997 1999 Marshall
24.Mike Teel* 7.66 2005 2008 Rutgers
25.Colin Kaepernick* 7.59 2007 2010 Nevada
26.Ryan Mallett* 7.56 2007 2010 Arkansas
27.Blake Bortles* 7.51 2011 2013 Central Florida
28.Nate Davis* 7.50 2006 2008 Ball State
29.Steve Young 7.49 1981 1983 Brigham Young
30.Bruce Gradkowski* 7.47 2002 2005 Toledo
31.Brandon Doughty* 7.44 2011 2014 Western Kentucky
32.Tim Rattay 7.42 1997 1999 Louisiana Tech
33.Byron Leftwich* 7.40 1998 2002 Marshall
34.Matt Jones* 7.38 2001 2004 Arkansas
35.Max Hall* 7.36 2007 2009 Brigham Young
36.Graham Harrell* 7.35 2005 2008 Texas Tech
37.Rex Grossman* 7.35 2000 2002 Florida
38.Jim McMahon 7.34 1977 1981 Brigham Young
39.Robert Griffin III* 7.34 2008 2011 Baylor
40.Doug Flutie* 7.33 1981 1984 Boston College
41.Denard Robinson* 7.31 2009 2012 Michigan
42.Teddy Bridgewater* 7.30 2011 2013 Louisville
43.Tyler Wilson* 7.30 2008 2012 Arkansas
44.Ryan Schneider 7.27 2000 2003 Central Florida
45.Kirk Cousins* 7.27 2008 2011 Michigan State
46.Derek Carr* 7.26 2009 2013 Fresno State
47.Tim Tebow* 7.25 2006 2009 Florida
48.Chandler Harnish* 7.24 2008 2011 Northern Illinois
49.Billy Blanton 7.23 1993 1996 San Diego State
50.Cade McNown* 7.22 1995 1998 UCLA
51.Matt Barkley* 7.21 2009 2012 Southern California
52.Peyton Manning 7.18 1994 1997 Tennessee
53.Pat White* 7.18 2005 2008 West Virginia
54.E.J. Manuel* 7.17 2009 2012 Florida State
55.Bryant Moniz* 7.16 2009 2011 Hawaii
56.Paul Smith* 7.16 2003 2007 Tulsa
57.Robbie Bosco 7.16 1983 1985 Brigham Young
58.Garrett Grayson 7.15 2011 2014 Colorado State
59.Kordell Stewart 7.15 1991 1994 Colorado
60.Zac Robinson* 7.14 2006 2009 Oklahoma State
61.Dan McGwire* 7.12 1986 1990 San Diego State
62.Jordan Lynch* 7.10 2010 2013 Northern Illinois
63.Donovan McNabb 7.09 1995 1998 Syracuse
64.Colt McCoy* 7.09 2006 2009 Texas
65.Jason White* 7.07 1999 2004 Oklahoma
66.Terrance Owens* 7.07 2010 2013 Toledo
67.Daunte Culpepper 7.05 1996 1998 Central Florida
68.Bradlee Van Pelt* 7.04 2001 2003 Colorado State
69.Matthew Stafford* 7.04 2006 2008 Georgia
70.Ben Roethlisberger* 7.04 2001 2003 Miami (OH)
71.Dak Prescott* 7.04 2012 2014 Mississippi State
72.Landry Jones* 7.03 2009 2012 Oklahoma
73.Geno Smith* 7.02 2009 2012 West Virginia
74.Gino Torretta 7.01 1989 1992 Miami (FL)
75.David Carr* 7.01 1997 2001 Fresno State
76.Joe Hamilton 7.00 1996 1999 Georgia Tech
77.Rakeem Cato* 6.95 2011 2014 Marshall
78.Bryn Renner* 6.95 2010 2013 North Carolina
79.Eric Zeier 6.95 1991 1994 Georgia
80.Marc Bulger* 6.93 1996 1999 West Virginia
81.Philip Rivers* 6.92 2000 2003 North Carolina State
82.Asad Abdul-Khaliq* 6.91 2000 2003 Minnesota
83.Reggie McNeal* 6.91 2002 2005 Texas A&M
84.Jason Campbell* 6.90 2001 2004 Auburn
85.Andy Dalton* 6.89 2007 2010 Texas Christian
86.Alex Van Pelt 6.89 1989 1992 Pittsburgh
87.David Greene* 6.86 2001 2004 Georgia
88.Tajh Boyd* 6.85 2010 2013 Clemson
89.Mike McCoy 6.85 1992 1994 Utah
90.Jared Zabransky* 6.85 2003 2006 Boise State
91.Terrelle Pryor* 6.84 2008 2010 Ohio State
92.Tommy Hodson 6.84 1986 1989 Louisiana State
93.Chase Daniel* 6.83 2005 2008 Missouri
94.Chris Rix* 6.83 2001 2004 Florida State
95.Braxton Miller* 6.82 2011 2013 Ohio State
96.Drew Stanton* 6.82 2003 2006 Michigan State
97.Tommy Rees* 6.82 2010 2013 Notre Dame
98.Major Applewhite* 6.82 1998 2001 Texas
99.Brett Hundley* 6.82 2012 2014 UCLA
100.Ryan Lindley* 6.81 2008 2011 San Diego State
101.Mark Barsotti* 6.81 1988 1991 Fresno State
102.Russell Wilson* 6.81 2008 2011 Wisconsin
103.Scott Mitchell 6.77 1987 1989 Utah
104.David Neill 6.75 1998 2001 Nevada
105.Andre Ware 6.75 1987 1989 Houston
106.Jim Plunkett* 6.75 1968 1970 Stanford
107.Glenn Foley 6.74 1990 1993 Boston College
108.Tyrod Taylor* 6.74 2007 2010 Virginia Tech
109.Bart Hendricks 6.74 1997 2000 Boise State
110.Kevin Kolb* 6.73 2003 2006 Houston
111.Trevor Vittatoe* 6.72 2007 2010 Texas-El Paso
112.James Brown 6.72 1994 1997 Texas
113.Jordan Palmer* 6.72 2003 2006 Texas-El Paso
114.Shawn Moore 6.71 1987 1990 Virginia
115.John Walsh 6.70 1991 1994 Brigham Young
116.Eli Manning* 6.70 2000 2003 Mississippi
117.Taylor Kelly* 6.69 2011 2014 Arizona State
118.Seth Doege* 6.68 2009 2012 Texas Tech
119.Chuckie Keeton* 6.68 2011 2014 Utah State
120.Ryan Aplin* 6.67 2009 2012 Arkansas State
121.Corey Robinson* 6.66 2010 2013 Troy
122.G.J. Kinne* 6.65 2009 2011 Tulsa
123.Darrell Hackney* 6.65 2002 2005 Alabama-Birmingham
124.Jason Gesser* 6.64 1999 2002 Washington State
125.Bo Wallace* 6.63 2012 2014 Mississippi
126.Rusty Smith* 6.62 2006 2009 Florida Atlantic
127.Cody Fajardo* 6.62 2011 2014 Nevada
128.Shane Carden* 6.62 2012 2014 East Carolina
129.Shane Matthews 6.61 1990 1992 Florida
130.Taylor Martinez* 6.61 2010 2013 Nebraska
131.Ryan Radcliff* 6.61 2009 2012 Central Michigan
132.Tyler Tettleton* 6.60 2009 2013 Ohio
133.Drew Tate* 6.60 2003 2006 Iowa
134.Todd Reesing* 6.59 2006 2009 Kansas
135.Drew Brees* 6.57 1997 2000 Purdue
136.Chris Redman 6.57 1996 1999 Louisville
137.Taylor Potts* 6.57 2007 2010 Texas Tech
138.John Beck* 6.56 2003 2006 Brigham Young
139.Jacory Harris* 6.56 2008 2011 Miami (FL)
140.Erik Ainge* 6.56 2004 2007 Tennessee
141.Logan Kilgore* 6.55 2010 2013 Middle Tennessee State
142.Connor Shaw* 6.55 2010 2013 South Carolina
143.Charlie Batch 6.54 1994 1997 Eastern Michigan
144.Timmy Chang* 6.54 2000 2004 Hawaii
145.Chuck Long* 6.54 1981 1985 Iowa
146.Joe Webb 6.53 2006 2009 Alabama-Birmingham
147.Darian Durant* 6.53 2001 2004 North Carolina
148.Brett Smith* 6.52 2011 2013 Wyoming
149.David Klingler 6.52 1988 1991 Houston
150.Dan Lefevour* 6.51 2006 2009 Central Michigan
151.Gino Guidugli* 6.51 2001 2004 Cincinnati
152.John Welsh 6.51 1998 2001 Idaho
153.Jeremiah Masoli* 6.50 2008 2010 Mississippi
154.Gary Nova* 6.50 2011 2014 Rutgers
155.Chase Holbrook 6.50 2006 2008 New Mexico State
156.Sean Mannion* 6.50 2011 2014 Oregon State
157.Alex Brink 6.49 2004 2007 Washington State
158.Nick Foles* 6.48 2007 2011 Arizona
159.Bryan Randall* 6.47 2001 2004 Virginia Tech
160.Rudy Carpenter* 6.45 2005 2008 Arizona State
161.Tim Lester 6.45 1996 1999 Western Michigan
162.Brady Quinn* 6.44 2003 2006 Notre Dame
163.Ell Roberson* 6.43 2000 2003 Kansas State
164.Marc Wilson 6.43 1977 1979 Brigham Young
165.Matt Grothe* 6.42 2006 2009 South Florida
166.Chris Leak* 6.42 2003 2006 Florida
167.Keith Price* 6.42 2010 2013 Washington
168.Keith Wenning* 6.40 2010 2013 Ball State
169.Bill Musgrave* 6.40 1987 1990 Oregon
170.Trevone Boykin* 6.39 2012 2014 Texas Christian
171.Casey Clausen* 6.39 2000 2003 Tennessee
172.Derek Thompson 6.38 2009 2013 North Texas
173.Andrew Walter* 6.37 2001 2004 Arizona State
174.Carson Palmer* 6.37 1998 2002 Southern California
175.Adam Tafralis* 6.37 2004 2007 San Jose State
176.Stoney Case 6.37 1991 1994 New Mexico
177.Woodrow Dantzler* 6.36 1998 2001 Clemson
178.Marvin Graves 6.36 1990 1993 Syracuse
179.Charlie Frye 6.34 2001 2004 Akron
180.B.J. Daniels* 6.33 2008 2012 South Florida
181.Jonathan Smith* 6.33 1998 2001 Oregon State
182.Robert Hall 6.33 1990 1993 Texas Tech
 Steve Stenstrom* 6.33 1991 1994 Stanford
184.Kellen Clemens* 6.33 2002 2005 Oregon
185.Tim Hiller* 6.33 2005 2009 Western Michigan
186.Alex Carder* 6.32 2009 2012 Western Michigan
187.Paul Pinegar* 6.32 2002 2005 Fresno State
188.Derek Anderson* 6.31 2001 2004 Oregon State
189.Eric Crouch 6.31 1998 2001 Nebraska
190.Rodney Peete* 6.30 1985 1988 Southern California
191.Dan Marino* 6.30 1979 1982 Pittsburgh
192.Matt Schaub* 6.29 2000 2003 Virginia
193.Brian Johnson* 6.29 2004 2008 Utah
194.Troy Kopp 6.28 1989 1992 Pacific
195.Shaun King* 6.28 1995 1998 Tulane
196.Mark Herrmann* 6.26 1977 1980 Purdue
197.Randall Cunningham* 6.25 1982 1984 Nevada-Las Vegas
198.Tyler Palko* 6.24 2002 2006 Pittsburgh
199.James Franklin* 6.24 2010 2013 Missouri
200.Luke McCown 6.21 2000 2003 Louisiana Tech
201.Jose Fuentes 6.21 1999 2002 Utah State
202.Jason Martin 6.21 1993 1996 Louisiana Tech
203.Chase Clement* 6.21 2005 2008 Rice
204.Stephen Garcia* 6.20 2008 2011 South Carolina
205.Jeff Smoker* 6.20 2000 2003 Michigan State
206.Connor Halliday 6.19 2011 2014 Washington State
207.Matt Ryan* 6.19 2004 2007 Boston College
208.Jamie Barnette 6.18 1996 1999 North Carolina State
209.Zach Maynard* 6.18 2008 2012 California
210.Drew Olson* 6.18 2002 2005 UCLA
211.Shaun Carney* 6.18 2004 2007 Air Force
212.Joshua Cribbs 6.18 2001 2004 Kent State
213.Austin Davis* 6.17 2008 2011 Southern Mississippi
214.Jerrod Johnson* 6.17 2007 2010 Texas A&M
215.Josh Freeman* 6.17 2006 2008 Kansas State
216.Kevin Feterik 6.17 1996 1999 Brigham Young
217.Curtis Painter* 6.15 2005 2008 Purdue
218.Josh Harris* 6.14 2000 2003 Bowling Green State
219.Jack Trudeau 6.14 1981 1985 Illinois
220.Christian Ponder* 6.11 2007 2010 Florida State
221.Todd Santos 6.11 1984 1987 San Diego State
222.Willie Tuitama* 6.10 2005 2008 Arizona
223.Tim Couch 6.10 1996 1998 Kentucky
224.Jake Plummer 6.10 1993 1996 Arizona State
225.Dan Orlovsky* 6.09 2001 2004 Connecticut
226.Mike Gundy 6.09 1986 1989 Oklahoma State
227.Danny Wimprine* 6.08 2001 2004 Memphis
228.Dave Ragone* 6.08 1999 2002 Louisville
229.David Garrard 6.08 1998 2001 East Carolina
230.Kurt Kittner* 6.07 1998 2001 Illinois
231.Riley Skinner* 6.07 2006 2009 Wake Forest
232.Jimmy Clausen* 6.06 2007 2009 Notre Dame
233.Tino Sunseri* 6.06 2009 2012 Pittsburgh
234.Rob Johnson* 6.05 1991 1994 Southern California
235.Art Schlichter* 6.05 1978 1981 Ohio State
236.T.J. Yates* 6.04 2007 2010 North Carolina
237.Kevin Sweeney* 6.03 1982 1986 Fresno State
238.Rod Rutherford* 6.03 2000 2003 Pittsburgh
239.Sean Renfree* 6.03 2009 2012 Duke
240.John Elway 6.03 1979 1982 Stanford
241.Cody Ledbetter 6.03 1991 1995 New Mexico State
242.Patrick Ramsey* 6.02 1998 2001 Tulane
243.Ryan Nassib* 6.02 2009 2012 Syracuse
244.Jake Delhomme 6.01 1993 1996 Louisiana-Lafayette
245.Kyle Orton* 6.01 2001 2004 Purdue
246.Kellen Lewis* 6.00 2006 2008 Indiana
247.Ryan Hart* 6.00 2002 2005 Rutgers
248.Cody Pickett* 6.00 1999 2003 Washington
249.Chad Henne* 6.00 2004 2007 Michigan
250.Brian McClure 6.00 1982 1985 Bowling Green State