Single Season 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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Leaders

  • Since 1956
  • Minimum 3000 total yards.
Leaders Table
Rk Player Avg Year School
1Mike White9.642016Western Kentucky
2Baker Mayfield9.502016Oklahoma
3Kellen Moore*9.492010Boise State
4Colt Brennan*9.172006Hawaii
5Rex Grossman9.102001Florida
6Marcus Mariota*9.092013Oregon
7Sam Bradford*9.082008Oklahoma
8Jameis Winston*9.062013Florida State
9Russell Wilson*9.052011Wisconsin
10Marcus Mariota*9.012014Oregon
11Logan Woodside8.992016Toledo
12Ty Detmer8.921989Brigham Young
13Andrew Luck*8.882010Stanford
14Bryce Petty*8.872013Baylor
15Chris Weinke8.832000Florida State
16Akili Smith*8.711998Oregon
17Brandon Doughty*8.702015Western Kentucky
18Ryan Lindley*8.632010San Diego State
19Mike Teel*8.632007Rutgers
20David Johnson*8.632008Tulsa
21Glenn Foley8.621993Boston College
22Doug Williams*8.621977Grambling State
23Aaron Murray*8.602012Georgia
24Brian Brohm*8.592006Louisville
25Robert Griffin III*8.592011Baylor
26Case Keenum*8.582011Houston
27John Dutton8.571997Nevada
28Jim McMahon8.571980Brigham Young
29Vince Young*8.512005Texas
30Johnny Manziel*8.502013Texas A&M
31Chad Pennington8.461999Marshall
32Trent Dilfer*8.451993Fresno State
33Cade McNown*8.451998UCLA
34Danny Wuerffel8.421995Florida
35Bart Hendricks8.412000Boise State
36Sam Bradford*8.412007Oklahoma
37Ryan Higgins8.382016Louisiana Tech
38Ty Detmer8.371991Brigham Young
39Nate Davis*8.362008Ball State
40Brandon Allen*8.352015Arkansas
41Ryan Dinwiddie*8.352003Boise State
42Ryan Mallett*8.342010Arkansas
43Danny Wuerffel8.331996Florida
44Terrence Broadway*8.332012Louisiana-Lafayette
45Zach Terrell*8.312014Western Michigan
46Nathan Peterman8.312016Pittsburgh
47JaMarcus Russell*8.302006Louisiana State
48Garrett Grayson*8.302014Colorado State
John Beck*8.302006Brigham Young
50Stefan Lefors*8.292003Louisville
51Zach Terrell8.282016Western Michigan
52Rohan Davey8.272001Louisiana State
53Joe Hamilton8.271999Georgia Tech
54Teddy Bridgewater*8.262013Louisville
55Dennis Shaw8.241969San Diego State
56Kevin Hogan*8.232015Stanford
57Bobby Hoying*8.221995Ohio State
58David Fales*8.222012San Jose State
59A.J. McCarron*8.222013Alabama
60Blake Bortles*8.222013Central Florida
61Brett Rypien8.212016Boise State
62Doug Flutie*8.211984Boston College
63Philip Rivers*8.202003North Carolina State
64Quinton Flowers8.202016South Florida
65Steve Sarkisian8.201996Brigham Young
66David Neill8.191998Nevada
67Andy Dalton*8.192010Texas Christian
68Steve Young8.181983Brigham Young
69Ben Roethlisberger*8.182003Miami (OH)
70Mike Maxwell8.181995Nevada
71Aaron Murray*8.152013Georgia
72Kellen Moore*8.142011Boise State
73Andrew Luck*8.132011Stanford
74Chris Rix8.112001Florida State
75Chris Vargas8.101993Nevada
76Blake Sims*8.092014Alabama
77Nick Florence*8.092012Baylor
78Bryant Moniz*8.082010Hawaii
79Brandon Doughty*8.082014Western Kentucky
80Byron Leftwich*8.082002Marshall
Tim Rattay8.081998Louisiana Tech
82Trevone Boykin*8.082015Texas Christian
83Chad Kelly*8.072015Mississippi
84Johnny Manziel*8.062012Texas A&M
85Jeff Driskel*8.052015Louisiana Tech
86Matt Leinart*8.052003Southern California
87Rakeem Cato*8.052014Marshall
88Jared Goff*8.042015California
89Bradlee Van Pelt*8.042003Colorado State
90Cade McNown*8.041997UCLA
91Josh Wallwork8.021996Wyoming
92Ken Dorsey*8.002002Miami (FL)
93Ryan Dinwiddie7.992001Boise State
94Matt Leinart*7.992005Southern California
95Matthew Stafford*7.992008Georgia
96Paul Smith*7.992007Tulsa
97Brandon Weeden*7.972010Oklahoma State
98Peter Tom Willis7.971989Florida State
99Ryan Leaf*7.971997Washington State
100Mike Teel*7.962008Rutgers

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