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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.Derek Carr 5199 2013 Fresno State
10.Paul Smith* 5184 2007 Tulsa
11.Bryant Moniz* 5142 2010 Hawaii
12.Johnny Manziel* 5116 2012 Texas A&M
13.Graham Harrell* 5096 2008 Texas Tech
14.Ty Detmer 5022 1990 Brigham Young
15.Robert Griffin III* 4992 2011 Baylor
16.Jordan Lynch* 4953 2012 Northern Illinois
17.David Carr* 4906 2001 Fresno State
18.Kliff Kingsbury* 4903 2002 Texas Tech
19.Nick Florence* 4877 2012 Baylor
20.Johnny Manziel 4873 2013 Texas A&M
21.Tim Rattay 4865 1998 Louisiana Tech
22.Shane Carden 4812 2014 East Carolina
 Jordan Lynch 4812 2013 Northern Illinois
 Chase Clement* 4812 2008 Rice
25.Brandon Doughty 4778 2014 Western Kentucky
26.Dan Lefevour* 4774 2007 Central Michigan
27.Sam Bradford* 4767 2008 Oklahoma
28.Andre Ware 4661 1989 Houston
29.Josh Harris* 4643 2003 Bowling Green State
30.Jim McMahon 4627 1980 Brigham Young
31.Brandon Weeden* 4625 2011 Oklahoma State
32.Chase Daniel* 4616 2008 Missouri
33.Trevone Boykin 4608 2014 Texas Christian
34.Philip Rivers* 4600 2003 North Carolina State
35.Ben Roethlisberger* 4597 2003 Miami (OH)
36.Chandler Harnish* 4595 2011 Northern Illinois
37.Landry Jones* 4590 2010 Oklahoma
38.Sonny Cumbie* 4575 2004 Texas Tech
39.Chase Daniel* 4559 2007 Missouri
40.Chase Holbrook 4541 2006 New Mexico State
41.Matt Ryan* 4509 2007 Boston College
42.Graham Harrell* 4489 2006 Texas Tech
43.Timmy Chang* 4457 2002 Hawaii
44.Colt Brennan 4455 2005 Hawaii
45.Sean Mannion 4439 2013 Oregon State
 Landry Jones* 4439 2011 Oklahoma
47.Dak Prescott 4435 2014 Mississippi State
48.Ty Detmer 4433 1989 Brigham Young
49.Connor Halliday 4420 2013 Washington State
 Colt McCoy* 4420 2008 Texas
51.Tajh Boyd* 4410 2012 Clemson
52.Bryce Petty 4409 2013 Baylor
53.Ryan Dinwiddie* 4399 2003 Boise State
54.Cody Hodges* 4388 2005 Texas Tech
55.Rakeem Cato 4385 2014 Marshall
56.Marcus Mariota 4380 2013 Oregon
57.Colt Brennan* 4370 2007 Hawaii
58.Geno Smith* 4356 2012 West Virginia
59.Geno Smith* 4352 2011 West Virginia
60.Steve Young 4346 1983 Brigham Young
61.Chris Vargas 4332 1993 Nevada
62.Cam Newton* 4327 2010 Auburn
63.Colby Cameron 4324 2012 Louisiana Tech
64.Omar Jacobs* 4302 2004 Bowling Green State
65.Scott Mitchell 4299 1988 Utah
66.Grant Hedrick 4288 2014 Boise State
67.Taysom Hill 4282 2013 Brigham Young
68.Jameis Winston 4276 2013 Florida State
69.Timmy Chang* 4273 2004 Hawaii
 Cody Pickett* 4273 2002 Washington
71.Denard Robinson* 4272 2010 Michigan
72.Byron Leftwich* 4267 2002 Marshall
73.Seth Doege* 4264 2012 Texas Tech
74.Levi Brown* 4261 2009 Troy
75.Tajh Boyd 4251 2013 Clemson
76.David Johnson* 4245 2008 Tulsa
77.Taylor Kelly 4243 2013 Arizona State
78.Shane Carden 4242 2013 East Carolina
79.Rakeem Cato 4232 2012 Marshall
80.Nick Foles 4231 2011 Arizona
81.Colin Kaepernick* 4228 2010 Nevada
82.Byron Leftwich 4224 2001 Marshall
83.G.J. Kinne* 4211 2010 Tulsa
84.Rakeem Cato 4210 2013 Marshall
85.Brandon Weeden* 4209 2010 Oklahoma State
 Josh Wallwork 4209 1996 Wyoming
87.David Fales 4196 2013 San Jose State
88.Keith Wenning 4192 2013 Ball State
89.Drew Brees* 4189 2000 Purdue
90.Tim Tebow* 4181 2007 Florida
91.Ryan Aplin* 4176 2011 Arkansas State
 Drew Brees* 4176 1998 Purdue
93.Landry Jones* 4157 2012 Oklahoma
94.Daunte Culpepper 4153 1998 Central Florida
95.Dan Lefevour* 4151 2009 Central Michigan
 Tim Couch 4151 1998 Kentucky
97.Shaun King* 4149 1998 Tulane
98.Alex Carder* 4143 2011 Western Michigan
99.Robbie Bosco 4141 1985 Brigham Young
100.Timmy Chang* 4139 2003 Hawaii