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Career Leaders and Records for Total Yards Per Play

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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.Brandon Doughty* 7.89 2011 2015 Western Kentucky
16.A.J. McCarron* 7.83 2010 2013 Alabama
17.Ken Dorsey* 7.83 1999 2002 Miami (FL)
18.Vince Young* 7.80 2003 2005 Texas
19.Chris Weinke 7.78 1997 2000 Florida State
20.Danny Wuerffel 7.75 1993 1996 Florida
21.Matt Leinart* 7.71 2003 2005 Southern California
22.Aaron Murray* 7.69 2010 2013 Georgia
23.Trent Dilfer* 7.66 1991 1993 Fresno State
24.Chad Pennington* 7.66 1997 1999 Marshall
25.Mike Teel* 7.66 2005 2008 Rutgers
26.Colin Kaepernick* 7.59 2007 2010 Nevada
27.Ryan Mallett* 7.56 2007 2010 Arkansas
28.Blake Bortles* 7.51 2011 2013 Central Florida
29.Nate Davis* 7.50 2006 2008 Ball State
30.Kevin Hogan* 7.50 2012 2015 Stanford
31.Steve Young 7.49 1981 1983 Brigham Young
32.Bruce Gradkowski* 7.47 2002 2005 Toledo
33.Stephen Morris* 7.45 2010 2013 Miami (FL)
34.Matt Johnson* 7.42 2012 2015 Bowling Green State
35.Tim Rattay 7.42 1997 1999 Louisiana Tech
36.Zach Terrell* 7.41 2013 2015 Western Michigan
37.Byron Leftwich* 7.40 1998 2002 Marshall
38.Matt Jones* 7.38 2001 2004 Arkansas
39.Max Hall* 7.36 2007 2009 Brigham Young
40.Graham Harrell* 7.35 2005 2008 Texas Tech
41.Rex Grossman* 7.35 2000 2002 Florida
42.Jim McMahon 7.34 1977 1981 Brigham Young
43.Robert Griffin III* 7.34 2008 2011 Baylor
44.Doug Flutie* 7.33 1981 1984 Boston College
45.Denard Robinson* 7.31 2009 2012 Michigan
46.Teddy Bridgewater* 7.30 2011 2013 Louisville
47.Tyler Wilson* 7.30 2008 2012 Arkansas
48.Ryan Schneider 7.27 2000 2003 Central Florida
49.Kirk Cousins* 7.27 2008 2011 Michigan State
50.Derek Carr* 7.26 2009 2013 Fresno State
51.Tim Tebow* 7.25 2006 2009 Florida
52.Chandler Harnish* 7.24 2008 2011 Northern Illinois
53.Billy Blanton 7.23 1993 1996 San Diego State
54.Cade McNown* 7.22 1995 1998 UCLA
55.Nick Arbuckle 7.21 2014 2015 Georgia State
56.Matt Barkley* 7.21 2009 2012 Southern California
57.Peyton Manning 7.18 1994 1997 Tennessee
58.Pat White* 7.18 2005 2008 West Virginia
59.E.J. Manuel* 7.17 2009 2012 Florida State
60.Nate Sudfeld 7.17 2012 2015 Indiana
61.Bryant Moniz* 7.16 2009 2011 Hawaii
62.Paul Smith* 7.16 2003 2007 Tulsa
63.Robbie Bosco 7.16 1983 1985 Brigham Young
64.Garrett Grayson* 7.15 2011 2014 Colorado State
65.Kordell Stewart 7.15 1991 1994 Colorado
66.Zac Robinson* 7.14 2006 2009 Oklahoma State
67.Dan McGwire* 7.12 1986 1990 San Diego State
68.Jordan Lynch* 7.10 2010 2013 Northern Illinois
69.Donovan McNabb 7.09 1995 1998 Syracuse
70.Colt McCoy* 7.09 2006 2009 Texas
71.Jason White* 7.07 1999 2004 Oklahoma
72.Terrance Owens* 7.07 2010 2013 Toledo
73.Daunte Culpepper 7.05 1996 1998 Central Florida
74.Bradlee Van Pelt* 7.04 2001 2003 Colorado State
75.Matthew Stafford* 7.04 2006 2008 Georgia
76.Ben Roethlisberger* 7.04 2001 2003 Miami (OH)
77.Landry Jones* 7.03 2009 2012 Oklahoma
78.Geno Smith* 7.02 2009 2012 West Virginia
79.Gino Torretta 7.01 1989 1992 Miami (FL)
80.David Carr* 7.01 1997 2001 Fresno State
81.Joe Hamilton 7.00 1996 1999 Georgia Tech
82.Cody Kessler* 6.99 2012 2015 Southern California
83.Connor Cook* 6.99 2012 2015 Michigan State
84.Dak Prescott* 6.98 2012 2015 Mississippi State
85.Cooper Rush* 6.96 2013 2015 Central Michigan
86.Rakeem Cato* 6.95 2011 2014 Marshall
87.Bryn Renner* 6.95 2010 2013 North Carolina
88.Jared Goff 6.95 2013 2015 California
89.Eric Zeier 6.95 1991 1994 Georgia
90.Marc Bulger* 6.93 1996 1999 West Virginia
91.Philip Rivers* 6.92 2000 2003 North Carolina State
92.Asad Abdul-Khaliq* 6.91 2000 2003 Minnesota
93.Reggie McNeal* 6.91 2002 2005 Texas A&M
94.Marquise Williams* 6.90 2012 2015 North Carolina
95.Jason Campbell* 6.90 2001 2004 Auburn
96.Andy Dalton* 6.89 2007 2010 Texas Christian
97.Alex Van Pelt 6.89 1989 1992 Pittsburgh
98.Trevone Boykin* 6.86 2012 2015 Texas Christian
99.David Greene* 6.86 2001 2004 Georgia
100.Tajh Boyd* 6.85 2010 2013 Clemson
101.Mike McCoy 6.85 1992 1994 Utah
102.Jared Zabransky* 6.85 2003 2006 Boise State
103.Terrelle Pryor* 6.84 2008 2010 Ohio State
104.Tommy Hodson 6.84 1986 1989 Louisiana State
105.Chase Daniel* 6.83 2005 2008 Missouri
106.Chris Rix* 6.83 2001 2004 Florida State
107.Drew Stanton* 6.82 2003 2006 Michigan State
108.Tommy Rees* 6.82 2010 2013 Notre Dame
109.Major Applewhite* 6.82 1998 2001 Texas
110.Ryan Lindley* 6.81 2008 2011 San Diego State
111.Mark Barsotti* 6.81 1988 1991 Fresno State
112.Brett Hundley* 6.81 2012 2014 UCLA
113.Russell Wilson* 6.81 2008 2011 Wisconsin
114.Braxton Miller* 6.80 2011 2015 Ohio State
115.Scott Mitchell 6.77 1987 1989 Utah
116.David Neill 6.75 1998 2001 Nevada
117.Andre Ware 6.75 1987 1989 Houston
118.Jim Plunkett* 6.75 1968 1970 Stanford
119.Glenn Foley 6.74 1990 1993 Boston College
120.Tyrod Taylor* 6.74 2007 2010 Virginia Tech
121.Bart Hendricks 6.74 1997 2000 Boise State
122.Kevin Kolb* 6.73 2003 2006 Houston
123.Tommy Armstrong Jr* 6.73 2013 2015 Nebraska
124.Trevor Vittatoe* 6.72 2007 2010 Texas-El Paso
125.James Brown 6.72 1994 1997 Texas
126.Jordan Palmer* 6.72 2003 2006 Texas-El Paso
127.Shawn Moore 6.71 1987 1990 Virginia
128.Everett Golson* 6.71 2012 2015 Florida State
129.John Walsh 6.70 1991 1994 Brigham Young
130.Eli Manning* 6.70 2000 2003 Mississippi
131.Taylor Kelly* 6.69 2011 2014 Arizona State
132.Seth Doege* 6.68 2009 2012 Texas Tech
133.Ryan Aplin* 6.67 2009 2012 Arkansas State
134.Corey Robinson* 6.66 2010 2013 Troy
135.G.J. Kinne* 6.65 2009 2011 Tulsa
136.Darrell Hackney* 6.65 2002 2005 Alabama-Birmingham
137.Jason Gesser* 6.64 1999 2002 Washington State
138.Bo Wallace* 6.63 2012 2014 Mississippi
139.Rusty Smith 6.62 2006 2009 Florida Atlantic
140.Cody Fajardo* 6.62 2011 2014 Nevada
141.Nick Mullens 6.62 2013 2015 Southern Mississippi
142.Shane Carden* 6.62 2012 2014 East Carolina
143.Shane Matthews 6.61 1990 1992 Florida
144.Taylor Martinez* 6.61 2010 2013 Nebraska
145.Ryan Radcliff* 6.61 2009 2012 Central Michigan
146.Brandon Allen* 6.61 2012 2015 Arkansas
147.Jake Rudock* 6.60 2013 2015 Michigan
148.Tyler Tettleton* 6.60 2009 2013 Ohio
149.Drew Tate* 6.60 2003 2006 Iowa
150.Todd Reesing* 6.59 2006 2009 Kansas
151.Drew Brees* 6.57 1997 2000 Purdue
152.Chris Redman 6.57 1996 1999 Louisville
153.Taylor Potts* 6.57 2007 2010 Texas Tech
154.John Beck* 6.56 2003 2006 Brigham Young
155.Jacory Harris* 6.56 2008 2011 Miami (FL)
156.Erik Ainge* 6.56 2004 2007 Tennessee
157.Logan Kilgore* 6.55 2010 2013 Middle Tennessee State
158.Connor Shaw* 6.55 2010 2013 South Carolina
159.Charlie Batch 6.54 1994 1997 Eastern Michigan
160.Timmy Chang* 6.54 2000 2004 Hawaii
161.Chuck Long* 6.54 1981 1985 Iowa
162.Joe Webb 6.53 2006 2009 Alabama-Birmingham
163.Darian Durant* 6.53 2001 2004 North Carolina
164.Brett Smith* 6.52 2011 2013 Wyoming
165.David Klingler 6.52 1988 1991 Houston
166.Dan Lefevour* 6.51 2006 2009 Central Michigan
167.Gino Guidugli* 6.51 2001 2004 Cincinnati
168.John Welsh 6.51 1998 2001 Idaho
169.Jeremiah Masoli* 6.50 2008 2010 Mississippi
170.Gary Nova* 6.50 2011 2014 Rutgers
171.Chase Holbrook 6.50 2006 2008 New Mexico State
172.Sean Mannion* 6.50 2011 2014 Oregon State
173.Alex Brink 6.49 2004 2007 Washington State
174.Nick Foles* 6.48 2007 2011 Arizona
175.Bryan Randall* 6.47 2001 2004 Virginia Tech
176.Rudy Carpenter* 6.45 2005 2008 Arizona State
177.Tim Lester 6.45 1996 1999 Western Michigan
178.Brady Quinn* 6.44 2003 2006 Notre Dame
179.Ell Roberson* 6.43 2000 2003 Kansas State
180.Marc Wilson 6.43 1977 1979 Brigham Young
181.Matt Grothe* 6.42 2006 2009 South Florida
182.Chris Leak* 6.42 2003 2006 Florida
183.Keith Price* 6.42 2010 2013 Washington
184.Jeff Driskel* 6.41 2011 2015 Louisiana Tech
185.Keith Wenning* 6.40 2010 2013 Ball State
186.Bill Musgrave* 6.40 1987 1990 Oregon
187.Paxton Lynch* 6.40 2013 2015 Memphis
188.Casey Clausen* 6.39 2000 2003 Tennessee
189.Derek Thompson* 6.38 2009 2013 North Texas
190.Andrew Walter* 6.37 2001 2004 Arizona State
191.Carson Palmer* 6.37 1998 2002 Southern California
192.Adam Tafralis* 6.37 2004 2007 San Jose State
193.Stoney Case 6.37 1991 1994 New Mexico
194.Woodrow Dantzler* 6.36 1998 2001 Clemson
195.Marvin Graves 6.36 1990 1993 Syracuse
196.Charlie Frye 6.34 2001 2004 Akron
197.Chuckie Keeton* 6.34 2011 2015 Utah State
198.B.J. Daniels* 6.33 2008 2012 South Florida
199.Jonathan Smith* 6.33 1998 2001 Oregon State
200.Robert Hall 6.33 1990 1993 Texas Tech
 Steve Stenstrom* 6.33 1991 1994 Stanford
202.Kellen Clemens* 6.33 2002 2005 Oregon
203.Tim Hiller* 6.33 2005 2009 Western Michigan
204.Alex Carder* 6.32 2009 2012 Western Michigan
205.Paul Pinegar* 6.32 2002 2005 Fresno State
206.Derek Anderson* 6.31 2001 2004 Oregon State
207.Eric Crouch 6.31 1998 2001 Nebraska
208.Rodney Peete* 6.30 1985 1988 Southern California
209.Dan Marino* 6.30 1979 1982 Pittsburgh
210.Dane Evans 6.30 2013 2015 Tulsa
211.Matt Schaub* 6.29 2000 2003 Virginia
212.Brian Johnson* 6.29 2004 2008 Utah
213.Troy Kopp 6.28 1989 1992 Pacific
214.Shaun King* 6.28 1995 1998 Tulane
215.Mark Herrmann* 6.26 1977 1980 Purdue
216.Joe Licata* 6.25 2012 2015 Buffalo
217.Randall Cunningham* 6.25 1982 1984 Nevada-Las Vegas
218.Tyler Palko* 6.24 2002 2006 Pittsburgh
219.James Franklin* 6.24 2010 2013 Missouri
220.Luke McCown 6.21 2000 2003 Louisiana Tech
221.Jose Fuentes 6.21 1999 2002 Utah State
222.Jason Martin 6.21 1993 1996 Louisiana Tech
223.Chase Clement* 6.21 2005 2008 Rice
224.Stephen Garcia* 6.20 2008 2011 South Carolina
225.Jeff Smoker* 6.20 2000 2003 Michigan State
226.Connor Halliday* 6.19 2011 2014 Washington State
227.Matt Ryan* 6.19 2004 2007 Boston College
228.Jamie Barnette 6.18 1996 1999 North Carolina State
229.Zach Maynard* 6.18 2008 2012 California
230.Drew Olson* 6.18 2002 2005 UCLA
231.Shaun Carney* 6.18 2004 2007 Air Force
232.Joshua Cribbs 6.18 2001 2004 Kent State
233.Austin Davis* 6.17 2008 2011 Southern Mississippi
234.Jerrod Johnson* 6.17 2007 2010 Texas A&M
235.Josh Freeman* 6.17 2006 2008 Kansas State
236.Kevin Feterik 6.17 1996 1999 Brigham Young
237.P.J. Walker 6.16 2013 2015 Temple
238.Curtis Painter* 6.15 2005 2008 Purdue
239.Josh Harris* 6.14 2000 2003 Bowling Green State
240.Jack Trudeau 6.14 1981 1985 Illinois
241.Christian Ponder* 6.11 2007 2010 Florida State
242.Todd Santos 6.11 1984 1987 San Diego State
243.Willie Tuitama* 6.10 2005 2008 Arizona
244.Tim Couch 6.10 1996 1998 Kentucky
245.Jake Plummer 6.10 1993 1996 Arizona State
246.Dan Orlovsky* 6.09 2001 2004 Connecticut
247.Mike Gundy 6.09 1986 1989 Oklahoma State
248.Danny Wimprine* 6.08 2001 2004 Memphis
249.Dave Ragone* 6.08 1999 2002 Louisville
250.David Garrard 6.08 1998 2001 East Carolina