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Single Season Leaders and Records for Total Yards Per Play

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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.Brandon Doughty 8.70 2015 Western Kentucky
15.Ryan Lindley* 8.63 2010 San Diego State
16.Mike Teel* 8.63 2007 Rutgers
17.David Johnson* 8.63 2008 Tulsa
18.Glenn Foley 8.62 1993 Boston College
19.Doug Williams* 8.62 1977 Grambling State
20.Aaron Murray* 8.60 2012 Georgia
21.Brian Brohm* 8.59 2006 Louisville
22.Robert Griffin III* 8.59 2011 Baylor
23.Case Keenum* 8.58 2011 Houston
24.John Dutton 8.57 1997 Nevada
25.Jim McMahon 8.57 1980 Brigham Young
26.Vince Young* 8.51 2005 Texas
27.Johnny Manziel* 8.50 2013 Texas A&M
28.Chad Pennington 8.46 1999 Marshall
29.Trent Dilfer* 8.45 1993 Fresno State
30.Cade McNown* 8.45 1998 UCLA
31.Danny Wuerffel 8.42 1995 Florida
32.Bart Hendricks 8.41 2000 Boise State
33.Sam Bradford* 8.41 2007 Oklahoma
34.Ty Detmer 8.37 1991 Brigham Young
35.Nate Davis* 8.36 2008 Ball State
36.Brandon Allen 8.35 2015 Arkansas
37.Ryan Dinwiddie* 8.35 2003 Boise State
38.Ryan Mallett* 8.34 2010 Arkansas
39.Danny Wuerffel 8.33 1996 Florida
40.Terrence Broadway* 8.33 2012 Louisiana-Lafayette
41.Zach Terrell* 8.31 2014 Western Michigan
42.JaMarcus Russell* 8.30 2006 Louisiana State
43.Garrett Grayson* 8.30 2014 Colorado State
 John Beck* 8.30 2006 Brigham Young
45.Stefan Lefors* 8.29 2003 Louisville
46.Rohan Davey 8.27 2001 Louisiana State
47.Joe Hamilton 8.27 1999 Georgia Tech
48.Teddy Bridgewater* 8.26 2013 Louisville
49.Dennis Shaw 8.24 1969 San Diego State
50.Kevin Hogan 8.23 2015 Stanford
51.Bobby Hoying* 8.22 1995 Ohio State
52.David Fales* 8.22 2012 San Jose State
53.A.J. McCarron* 8.22 2013 Alabama
54.Blake Bortles* 8.22 2013 Central Florida
55.Doug Flutie* 8.21 1984 Boston College
56.Philip Rivers* 8.20 2003 North Carolina State
57.Steve Sarkisian 8.20 1996 Brigham Young
58.David Neill 8.19 1998 Nevada
59.Andy Dalton* 8.19 2010 Texas Christian
60.Steve Young 8.18 1983 Brigham Young
61.Ben Roethlisberger* 8.18 2003 Miami (OH)
62.Mike Maxwell 8.18 1995 Nevada
63.Aaron Murray* 8.15 2013 Georgia
64.Kellen Moore* 8.14 2011 Boise State
65.Andrew Luck* 8.13 2011 Stanford
66.Chris Rix 8.11 2001 Florida State
67.Chris Vargas 8.10 1993 Nevada
68.Blake Sims* 8.09 2014 Alabama
69.Nick Florence* 8.09 2012 Baylor
70.Bryant Moniz* 8.08 2010 Hawaii
71.Brandon Doughty* 8.08 2014 Western Kentucky
72.Byron Leftwich* 8.08 2002 Marshall
 Tim Rattay 8.08 1998 Louisiana Tech
74.Trevone Boykin 8.08 2015 Texas Christian
75.Chad Kelly 8.07 2015 Mississippi
76.Johnny Manziel* 8.06 2012 Texas A&M
77.Jeff Driskel 8.05 2015 Louisiana Tech
78.Matt Leinart* 8.05 2003 Southern California
79.Rakeem Cato* 8.05 2014 Marshall
80.Jared Goff 8.04 2015 California
81.Bradlee Van Pelt* 8.04 2003 Colorado State
82.Cade McNown* 8.04 1997 UCLA
83.Josh Wallwork 8.02 1996 Wyoming
84.Ken Dorsey* 8.00 2002 Miami (FL)
85.Ryan Dinwiddie 7.99 2001 Boise State
86.Matt Leinart* 7.99 2005 Southern California
87.Matthew Stafford* 7.99 2008 Georgia
88.Paul Smith* 7.99 2007 Tulsa
89.Brandon Weeden* 7.97 2010 Oklahoma State
90.Peter Tom Willis 7.97 1989 Florida State
91.Ryan Leaf* 7.97 1997 Washington State
92.Mike Teel* 7.96 2008 Rutgers
93.Cam Newton* 7.95 2010 Auburn
94.Chandler Harnish* 7.95 2011 Northern Illinois
95.Shaun King* 7.95 1998 Tulane
96.Colin Kaepernick* 7.95 2010 Nevada
97.Brandon Weeden* 7.95 2011 Oklahoma State
98.Nate Sudfeld 7.93 2015 Indiana
99.Alex Smith* 7.93 2004 Utah
100.Connor Cook* 7.92 2014 Michigan State