Single Season Leaders and Records for Total Yards

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Leaders

  • Since 1956
Leaders Table
Rk Player Yds Year School
1B.J. Symons*59762003Texas Tech
2Colt Brennan*59152006Hawaii
3Case Keenum*58292009Houston
4Case Keenum*56662011Houston
5Graham Harrell*56142007Texas Tech
6Case Keenum*52412008Houston
7Marcus Mariota*52242014Oregon
8David Klingler52211990Houston
9Deshaun Watson*52142015Clemson
10Derek Carr*52002013Fresno State
11Paul Smith*51842007Tulsa
12Bryant Moniz*51422010Hawaii
13Johnny Manziel*51162012Texas A&M
14Patrick Mahomes*51092015Texas Tech
15Matt Johnson*51052015Bowling Green State
16Graham Harrell*50962008Texas Tech
17Ty Detmer*50221990Brigham Young
18Robert Griffin III*49922011Baylor
19Jordan Lynch*49532012Northern Illinois
20Brandon Doughty*49332015Western Kentucky
21David Carr*49062001Fresno State
22Kliff Kingsbury*49032002Texas Tech
23Nick Florence*48772012Baylor
24Johnny Manziel*48732013Texas A&M
25Tim Rattay48651998Louisiana Tech
26Shane Carden*48122014East Carolina
Jordan Lynch*48122013Northern Illinois
Chase Clement*48122008Rice
29Brandon Doughty*47782014Western Kentucky
30Dan Lefevour*47742007Central Michigan
31Sam Bradford*47672008Oklahoma
32Jared Goff*47062015California
33Andre Ware46611989Houston
34Josh Harris*46432003Bowling Green State
35Jim McMahon*46271980Brigham Young
36Brandon Weeden*46252011Oklahoma State
37Chase Daniel*46162008Missouri
38Trevone Boykin*46082014Texas Christian
39Philip Rivers*46002003North Carolina State
40Ben Roethlisberger*45972003Miami (OH)
41Chandler Harnish*45952011Northern Illinois
42Landry Jones*45902010Oklahoma
43Sonny Cumbie*45752004Texas Tech
44Chase Daniel*45592007Missouri
45Chad Kelly*45512015Mississippi
46Chase Holbrook45412006New Mexico State
47Matt Ryan*45092007Boston College
48Graham Harrell*44892006Texas Tech
49Timmy Chang*44572002Hawaii
50Colt Brennan44552005Hawaii
51Luke Falk*44462015Washington State
52Sean Mannion*44392013Oregon State
Landry Jones*44392011Oklahoma
54Dak Prescott*44352014Mississippi State
55Ty Detmer*44331989Brigham Young
56Connor Halliday*44202013Washington State
Colt McCoy*44202008Texas
58Tajh Boyd*44102012Clemson
59Bryce Petty*44092013Baylor
60Ryan Dinwiddie*43992003Boise State
61Cody Hodges*43882005Texas Tech
62Rakeem Cato*43852014Marshall
63Nick Mullens*43842015Southern Mississippi
64Dak Prescott*43812015Mississippi State
65Marcus Mariota*43802013Oregon
66Colt Brennan*43702007Hawaii
67Geno Smith*43562012West Virginia
68Geno Smith*43522011West Virginia
69Jeff Driskel*43492015Louisiana Tech
70Steve Young*43461983Brigham Young
71Chris Vargas43321993Nevada
72Cam Newton*43272010Auburn
73Colby Cameron43242012Louisiana Tech
74Dane Evans*43232015Tulsa
75Omar Jacobs*43022004Bowling Green State
76Scott Mitchell42991988Utah
77Grant Hedrick*42882014Boise State
78Taysom Hill*42822013Brigham Young
79Jameis Winston*42762013Florida State
80Nick Arbuckle*42732015Georgia State
Timmy Chang*42732004Hawaii
Cody Pickett*42732002Washington
83Denard Robinson*42722010Michigan
84Byron Leftwich*42672002Marshall
85Seth Doege*42642012Texas Tech
86Levi Brown*42612009Troy
87Tajh Boyd*42512013Clemson
88David Johnson*42452008Tulsa
89Taylor Kelly*42432013Arizona State
90Shane Carden*42422013East Carolina
91Rakeem Cato42322012Marshall
92Nick Foles42312011Arizona
93Colin Kaepernick*42282010Nevada
94Byron Leftwich*42242001Marshall
95G.J. Kinne*42112010Tulsa
96Rakeem Cato*42102013Marshall
97Brandon Weeden*42092010Oklahoma State
Josh Wallwork42091996Wyoming
99David Fales41962013San Jose State
100Keith Wenning*41922013Ball State

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