Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Total Yards

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  • Since 1956
Leaders Table
Year Player Yds School
2016Patrick Mahomes5337Texas Tech
2015Deshaun Watson*5214Clemson
2014Marcus Mariota*5224Oregon
2013Derek Carr*5200Fresno State
2012Johnny Manziel*5116Texas A&M
2011Case Keenum*5666Houston
2010Bryant Moniz*5142Hawaii
2009Case Keenum*5829Houston
2008Case Keenum*5241Houston
2007Graham Harrell*5614Texas Tech
2006Colt Brennan*5915Hawaii
2005Colt Brennan4455Hawaii
2004Sonny Cumbie*4575Texas Tech
2003B.J. Symons*5976Texas Tech
2002Kliff Kingsbury*4903Texas Tech
2001David Carr*4906Fresno State
2000Drew Brees*4189Purdue
1999Drew Brees*4086Purdue
1998Tim Rattay4865Louisiana Tech
1997Tim Rattay3968Louisiana Tech
1996Josh Wallwork4209Wyoming
1995Cody Ledbetter3724New Mexico State
1994Stoney Case3649New Mexico
1993Chris Vargas4332Nevada
1992Jimmy Klingler3768Houston
1991Ty Detmer*4001Brigham Young
1990David Klingler5221Houston
1989Andre Ware4661Houston
1988Scott Mitchell4299Utah
1987Todd Santos3688San Diego State
1986Mike Perez*3250San Jose State
1985Robbie Bosco*4141Brigham Young
1984Doug Flutie*4013Boston College
1983Steve Young*4346Brigham Young
1982Todd Dillon3587Long Beach State
1981Sam King3562Nevada-Las Vegas
1980Jim McMahon*4627Brigham Young
1979Marc Wilson*3580Brigham Young
1978Mike Ford2957Southern Methodist
1977Doug Williams3249Grambling State
1976Tommy Kramer3272Rice
1975Gene Swick2706Toledo
1974Gene Swick2450Toledo
1973Jesse Freitas2901San Diego State
1972Don Strock3170Virginia Tech
1971Don Bunce*2805Stanford
1970Jim Plunkett*3189Stanford
1969Dennis Shaw*3197San Diego State
1968Greg Cook3210Cincinnati
1967Sal Olivas2190New Mexico State
1966Virgil Carter2545Brigham Young
1965Bill Anderson*3343Tulsa
1964Jerry Rhome*3128Tulsa
1963George Mira2318Miami (FL)
1962Terry Baker*2276Oregon State
1961Dave Hoppmann1638Iowa State
1960Billy Kilmer1889UCLA
1959Dick Norman2018Stanford
1958Randy Duncan*1462Iowa
1957Bob Newman1444Washington State
1956John Brodie1642Stanford

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