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Single Season Leaders and Records for Total Yards

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Since 1956

Rank Player Yds Season School
1.B.J. Symons* 5976 2003 Texas Tech
2.Colt Brennan* 5915 2006 Hawaii
3.Case Keenum* 5829 2009 Houston
4.Case Keenum* 5666 2011 Houston
5.Graham Harrell* 5614 2007 Texas Tech
6.Case Keenum* 5241 2008 Houston
7.Marcus Mariota* 5224 2014 Oregon
8.David Klingler 5221 1990 Houston
9.Deshaun Watson 5214 2015 Clemson
10.Derek Carr* 5200 2013 Fresno State
11.Paul Smith* 5184 2007 Tulsa
12.Bryant Moniz* 5142 2010 Hawaii
13.Johnny Manziel* 5116 2012 Texas A&M
14.Patrick Mahomes 5109 2015 Texas Tech
15.Matt Johnson 5105 2015 Bowling Green State
16.Graham Harrell* 5096 2008 Texas Tech
17.Ty Detmer 5022 1990 Brigham Young
18.Robert Griffin III* 4992 2011 Baylor
19.Jordan Lynch* 4953 2012 Northern Illinois
20.Brandon Doughty 4933 2015 Western Kentucky
21.David Carr* 4906 2001 Fresno State
22.Kliff Kingsbury* 4903 2002 Texas Tech
23.Nick Florence* 4877 2012 Baylor
24.Johnny Manziel* 4873 2013 Texas A&M
25.Tim Rattay 4865 1998 Louisiana Tech
26.Shane Carden* 4812 2014 East Carolina
 Jordan Lynch* 4812 2013 Northern Illinois
 Chase Clement* 4812 2008 Rice
29.Brandon Doughty* 4778 2014 Western Kentucky
30.Dan Lefevour* 4774 2007 Central Michigan
31.Sam Bradford* 4767 2008 Oklahoma
32.Jared Goff 4706 2015 California
33.Andre Ware 4661 1989 Houston
34.Josh Harris* 4643 2003 Bowling Green State
35.Jim McMahon 4627 1980 Brigham Young
36.Brandon Weeden* 4625 2011 Oklahoma State
37.Chase Daniel* 4616 2008 Missouri
38.Trevone Boykin* 4608 2014 Texas Christian
39.Philip Rivers* 4600 2003 North Carolina State
40.Ben Roethlisberger* 4597 2003 Miami (OH)
41.Chandler Harnish* 4595 2011 Northern Illinois
42.Landry Jones* 4590 2010 Oklahoma
43.Sonny Cumbie* 4575 2004 Texas Tech
44.Chase Daniel* 4559 2007 Missouri
45.Chad Kelly 4551 2015 Mississippi
46.Chase Holbrook 4541 2006 New Mexico State
47.Matt Ryan* 4509 2007 Boston College
48.Graham Harrell* 4489 2006 Texas Tech
49.Timmy Chang* 4457 2002 Hawaii
50.Colt Brennan 4455 2005 Hawaii
51.Luke Falk 4446 2015 Washington State
52.Sean Mannion* 4439 2013 Oregon State
 Landry Jones* 4439 2011 Oklahoma
54.Dak Prescott* 4435 2014 Mississippi State
55.Ty Detmer 4433 1989 Brigham Young
56.Connor Halliday* 4420 2013 Washington State
 Colt McCoy* 4420 2008 Texas
58.Tajh Boyd* 4410 2012 Clemson
59.Bryce Petty* 4409 2013 Baylor
60.Ryan Dinwiddie* 4399 2003 Boise State
61.Cody Hodges* 4388 2005 Texas Tech
62.Rakeem Cato* 4385 2014 Marshall
63.Nick Mullens 4384 2015 Southern Mississippi
64.Dak Prescott 4381 2015 Mississippi State
65.Marcus Mariota* 4380 2013 Oregon
66.Colt Brennan* 4370 2007 Hawaii
67.Geno Smith* 4356 2012 West Virginia
68.Geno Smith* 4352 2011 West Virginia
69.Jeff Driskel 4349 2015 Louisiana Tech
70.Steve Young 4346 1983 Brigham Young
71.Chris Vargas 4332 1993 Nevada
72.Cam Newton* 4327 2010 Auburn
73.Colby Cameron 4324 2012 Louisiana Tech
74.Dane Evans 4323 2015 Tulsa
75.Omar Jacobs* 4302 2004 Bowling Green State
76.Scott Mitchell 4299 1988 Utah
77.Grant Hedrick* 4288 2014 Boise State
78.Taysom Hill* 4282 2013 Brigham Young
79.Jameis Winston* 4276 2013 Florida State
80.Nick Arbuckle 4273 2015 Georgia State
 Timmy Chang* 4273 2004 Hawaii
 Cody Pickett* 4273 2002 Washington
83.Denard Robinson* 4272 2010 Michigan
84.Byron Leftwich* 4267 2002 Marshall
85.Seth Doege* 4264 2012 Texas Tech
86.Levi Brown* 4261 2009 Troy
87.Tajh Boyd* 4251 2013 Clemson
88.David Johnson* 4245 2008 Tulsa
89.Taylor Kelly* 4243 2013 Arizona State
90.Shane Carden* 4242 2013 East Carolina
91.Rakeem Cato 4232 2012 Marshall
92.Nick Foles 4231 2011 Arizona
93.Colin Kaepernick* 4228 2010 Nevada
94.Byron Leftwich 4224 2001 Marshall
95.G.J. Kinne* 4211 2010 Tulsa
96.Rakeem Cato* 4210 2013 Marshall
97.Brandon Weeden* 4209 2010 Oklahoma State
 Josh Wallwork 4209 1996 Wyoming
99.David Fales 4196 2013 San Jose State
100.Keith Wenning* 4192 2013 Ball State