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Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Total Yards

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Since 1956

Season Player Yds School
2014 Marcus Mariota 5224 Oregon
2013 Derek Carr 5199 Fresno State
2012 Johnny Manziel* 5116 Texas A&M
2011 Case Keenum* 5666 Houston
2010 Bryant Moniz* 5142 Hawaii
2009 Case Keenum* 5829 Houston
2008 Case Keenum* 5241 Houston
2007 Graham Harrell* 5614 Texas Tech
2006 Colt Brennan* 5915 Hawaii
2005 Colt Brennan 4455 Hawaii
2004 Sonny Cumbie* 4575 Texas Tech
2003 B.J. Symons* 5976 Texas Tech
2002 Kliff Kingsbury* 4903 Texas Tech
2001 David Carr* 4906 Fresno State
2000 Drew Brees* 4189 Purdue
1999 Drew Brees* 4086 Purdue
1998 Tim Rattay 4865 Louisiana Tech
1997 Tim Rattay 3968 Louisiana Tech
1996 Josh Wallwork 4209 Wyoming
1995 Cody Ledbetter 3724 New Mexico State
1994 Stoney Case 3649 New Mexico
1993 Chris Vargas 4332 Nevada
1992 Jimmy Klingler 3768 Houston
1991 Ty Detmer 4001 Brigham Young
1990 David Klingler 5221 Houston
1989 Andre Ware 4661 Houston
1988 Scott Mitchell 4299 Utah
1987 Todd Santos 3688 San Diego State
1986 Mike Perez* 3250 San Jose State
1985 Robbie Bosco 4141 Brigham Young
1984 Doug Flutie* 4013 Boston College
1983 Steve Young 4346 Brigham Young
1982 Todd Dillon 3587 Long Beach State
1981 Sam King 3562 Nevada-Las Vegas
1980 Jim McMahon 4627 Brigham Young
1979 Marc Wilson 3580 Brigham Young
1978 Mike Ford 2957 Southern Methodist
1977 Doug Williams* 3249 Grambling State
1976 Tommy Kramer 3272 Rice
1975 Gene Swick 2706 Toledo
1974 Gene Swick 2450 Toledo
1973 Jesse Freitas 2901 San Diego State
1972 Don Strock 3170 Virginia Tech
1971 Don Bunce* 2805 Stanford
1970 Jim Plunkett* 3189 Stanford
1969 Dennis Shaw 3197 San Diego State
1968 Greg Cook 3210 Cincinnati
1967 Sal Olivas 2190 New Mexico State
1966 Virgil Carter 2545 Brigham Young
1965 Bill Anderson 3343 Tulsa
1964 Jerry Rhome 3128 Tulsa
1963 George Mira 2318 Miami (FL)
1962 Terry Baker 2276 Oregon State
1961 Dave Hoppmann 1638 Iowa State
1960 Billy Kilmer 1889 UCLA
1959 Dick Norman 2018 Stanford
1958 Randy Duncan* 1462 Iowa
1957 Bob Newman 1444 Washington State
1956 John Brodie 1642 Stanford