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Single Season Leaders and Records for Total Yards Per Play

  • Minimum 3000 total yards.
  • An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
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Since 1956

Rank Player Avg Season School
1.Kellen Moore* 9.49 2010 Boise State
2.Colt Brennan* 9.17 2006 Hawaii
3.Rex Grossman 9.10 2001 Florida
4.Marcus Mariota 9.09 2013 Oregon
5.Sam Bradford* 9.08 2008 Oklahoma
6.Jameis Winston 9.06 2013 Florida State
7.Russell Wilson* 9.05 2011 Wisconsin
8.Marcus Mariota 9.01 2014 Oregon
9.Ty Detmer 8.92 1989 Brigham Young
10.Andrew Luck* 8.88 2010 Stanford
11.Bryce Petty 8.87 2013 Baylor
12.Chris Weinke 8.83 2000 Florida State
13.Akili Smith* 8.71 1998 Oregon
14.Ryan Lindley* 8.63 2010 San Diego State
15.Mike Teel* 8.63 2007 Rutgers
16.David Johnson* 8.63 2008 Tulsa
17.Glenn Foley 8.62 1993 Boston College
18.Doug Williams* 8.62 1977 Grambling State
19.Aaron Murray* 8.60 2012 Georgia
20.Brian Brohm* 8.59 2006 Louisville
21.Robert Griffin III* 8.59 2011 Baylor
22.Case Keenum* 8.58 2011 Houston
23.John Dutton 8.57 1997 Nevada
24.Jim McMahon 8.57 1980 Brigham Young
25.Vince Young* 8.51 2005 Texas
26.Johnny Manziel 8.50 2013 Texas A&M
27.Chad Pennington 8.46 1999 Marshall
28.Trent Dilfer* 8.45 1993 Fresno State
29.Cade McNown* 8.45 1998 UCLA
30.Danny Wuerffel 8.42 1995 Florida
31.Bart Hendricks 8.41 2000 Boise State
32.Sam Bradford* 8.41 2007 Oklahoma
33.Ty Detmer 8.37 1991 Brigham Young
34.Nate Davis* 8.36 2008 Ball State
35.Ryan Dinwiddie* 8.35 2003 Boise State
36.Ryan Mallett* 8.34 2010 Arkansas
37.Danny Wuerffel 8.33 1996 Florida
38.Terrence Broadway* 8.33 2012 Louisiana-Lafayette
39.Zach Terrell 8.31 2014 Western Michigan
40.JaMarcus Russell* 8.30 2006 Louisiana State
41.Garrett Grayson 8.30 2014 Colorado State
 John Beck* 8.30 2006 Brigham Young
43.Stefan Lefors* 8.29 2003 Louisville
44.Rohan Davey 8.27 2001 Louisiana State
45.Joe Hamilton 8.27 1999 Georgia Tech
46.Teddy Bridgewater 8.26 2013 Louisville
47.Dennis Shaw 8.24 1969 San Diego State
48.Bobby Hoying* 8.22 1995 Ohio State
49.David Fales* 8.22 2012 San Jose State
50.A.J. McCarron 8.22 2013 Alabama
51.Blake Bortles 8.22 2013 Central Florida
52.Doug Flutie* 8.21 1984 Boston College
53.Philip Rivers* 8.20 2003 North Carolina State
54.Steve Sarkisian 8.20 1996 Brigham Young
55.David Neill 8.19 1998 Nevada
56.Andy Dalton* 8.19 2010 Texas Christian
57.Steve Young 8.18 1983 Brigham Young
58.Ben Roethlisberger* 8.18 2003 Miami (OH)
59.Mike Maxwell 8.18 1995 Nevada
60.Aaron Murray 8.15 2013 Georgia
61.Kellen Moore* 8.14 2011 Boise State
62.Andrew Luck* 8.13 2011 Stanford
63.Chris Rix 8.11 2001 Florida State
64.Chris Vargas 8.10 1993 Nevada
65.Blake Sims 8.09 2014 Alabama
66.Nick Florence* 8.09 2012 Baylor
67.Bryant Moniz* 8.08 2010 Hawaii
68.Brandon Doughty 8.08 2014 Western Kentucky
69.Byron Leftwich* 8.08 2002 Marshall
 Tim Rattay 8.08 1998 Louisiana Tech
71.Johnny Manziel* 8.06 2012 Texas A&M
72.Matt Leinart* 8.05 2003 Southern California
73.Rakeem Cato 8.05 2014 Marshall
74.Bradlee Van Pelt* 8.04 2003 Colorado State
75.Cade McNown* 8.04 1997 UCLA
76.Josh Wallwork 8.02 1996 Wyoming
77.Ken Dorsey* 8.00 2002 Miami (FL)
78.Ryan Dinwiddie 7.99 2001 Boise State
79.Matt Leinart* 7.99 2005 Southern California
80.Matthew Stafford* 7.99 2008 Georgia
81.Paul Smith* 7.99 2007 Tulsa
82.Brandon Weeden* 7.97 2010 Oklahoma State
83.Peter Tom Willis 7.97 1989 Florida State
84.Ryan Leaf* 7.97 1997 Washington State
85.Mike Teel* 7.96 2008 Rutgers
86.Cam Newton* 7.95 2010 Auburn
87.Chandler Harnish* 7.95 2011 Northern Illinois
88.Shaun King* 7.95 1998 Tulane
89.Colin Kaepernick* 7.95 2010 Nevada
90.Brandon Weeden* 7.95 2011 Oklahoma State
91.Alex Smith* 7.93 2004 Utah
92.Connor Cook 7.92 2014 Michigan State
93.Byron Leftwich 7.91 2001 Marshall
94.Ty Detmer 7.91 1990 Brigham Young
95.Koy Detmer 7.89 1996 Colorado
96.Zac Robinson* 7.88 2008 Oklahoma State
97.Ryan Schneider 7.88 2002 Central Florida
98.Case Keenum* 7.88 2008 Houston
99.Chandler Harnish* 7.85 2010 Northern Illinois
100.David Fales 7.84 2013 San Jose State