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Brigham Young Cougars Passing

Location: Provo, Utah ▪ Colors: Dark Blue & White
Stadium: LaVell Edwards Stadium (cap. 64,045)
Record: 90 Years, 542-397-26, .575 W-L% (Major School)

Conferences: Ind, MWC, WAC, Skyline, MSAC and RMC
Conference Champion: 23 Times
Bowls: 32 Bowls, 13-18-1, .422 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 11 Times (Preseason), 17 Times (Final), 240 Weeks (Total)

  • Players sorted by passing yards.
  • An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
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Since 1956

Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Ty Detmer 958 1530 62.6 15031 9.8 9.5 121 65 162.7 265 -366 -1.4 14
2 Max Hall* 903 1382 65.3 11365 8.2 8.3 94 40 151.1 189 204 1.1 7
3 John Beck* 885 1418 62.4 11021 7.8 7.8 79 34 141.3 267 38 0.1 9
4 Jim McMahon 653 1060 61.6 9536 9.0 9.1 84 34 156.9 265 187 0.7 10
5 Robbie Bosco 638 997 64.0 8400 8.4 8.1 66 36 149.4 162 -101 -0.6 4
6 John Walsh 588 976 60.2 8390 8.6 8.3 66 35 147.6 179 -654 -3.7 3
7 Kevin Feterik 609 1004 60.7 8065 8.0 7.9 53 27 140.2 248 -342 -1.4 5
8 Steve Young 592 908 65.2 7733 8.5 8.1 56 33 149.8 269 1084 4.0 18
9 Marc Wilson 535 937 57.1 7637 8.2 7.2 61 46 137.2 246 -35 -0.1 8
10 Steve Sarkisian 528 789 66.9 7464 9.5 9.3 53 26 162.0 164 -211 -1.3 3
11 Gifford Nielsen* 438 742 59.0 6039 8.1 7.6 56 33 143.4 169 -436 -2.6 3
12 Virgil Carter 327 736 44.4 5125 7.0 5.7 50 43 113.7 323 1225 3.8 18
13 Gary Sheide 358 594 60.3 4524 7.6 6.8 45 31 138.8 102 -172 -1.7 8
14 Sean Covey 320 557 57.5 4467 8.0 7.3 22 19 131.0 109 -144 -1.3 6
15 Brandon Doman 313 504 62.1 4354 8.6 8.8 35 14 152.0 184 673 3.7 11
16 Taysom Hill* 366 640 57.2 4338 6.8 6.4 30 19 123.7 387 2143 5.5 22
17 Riley Nelson* 324 560 57.9 4032 7.2 6.8 35 21 131.5 226 858 3.8 6
18 Riley Nelson* 324 560 57.9 4032 7.2 6.8 35 21 131.5 226 858 3.8 6
19 Jake Heaps* 363 635 57.2 3768 5.9 5.5 24 17 114.1 48 -157 -3.3 2
20 Marc Lyons 251 543 46.2 3345 6.2 4.6 20 28 99.8 169 -45 -0.3 8
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Matt Berry* 273 449 60.8 2994 6.7 4.9 15 24 117.1 92 -146 -1.6 3
22 Ryan Hancock 165 288 57.3 2635 9.1 8.3 17 13 144.6 33 -49 -1.5 0
23 Bob Jensen 169 313 54.0 2298 7.3 5.6 13 18 117.9 136 227 1.7 4
24 Steve Lindsley 182 290 62.8 2273 7.8 5.9 12 18 129.8 100 -91 -0.9 3
25 Charlie Peterson 197 327 60.2 2249 6.9 6.7 11 6 125.4 60 -11 -0.2 2
26 Bret Engemann 194 353 55.0 2243 6.4 5.1 9 14 108.8 62 -124 -2.0 1
27 Rick Jones 118 297 39.7 1453 4.9 0.7 3 29 64.6 147 92 0.6 1
28 Carroll Johnston 110 269 40.9 1422 5.3 2.3 10 22 81.2 71 146 2.1 3
29 Eldon Fortie 81 203 39.9 1390 6.8 2.7 12 24 93.3 364 1624 4.5 17
30 Bill August 106 231 45.9 1339 5.8 3.3 7 16 90.7 99 -22 -0.2 2
31 Dave Terry 95 199 47.7 1093 5.5 2.5 2 14 83.1 164 385 2.3 5
32 Christian Stewart* 94 169 55.6 992 5.9 5.5 8 5 114.6 43 94 2.2 1
33 James Lark* 77 125 61.6 836 6.7 6.9 8 3 134.1 24 31 1.3 1
34 Wayne Startin 64 164 39.0 773 4.7 0.9 5 16 69.2 14 -21 -1.5 1
35 Drew Miller 60 112 53.6 762 6.8 5.3 5 6 114.7 23 -163 -7.1 0
36 Royce Bybee 59 90 65.6 678 7.5 6.9 6 4 141.9 13 -49 -3.8 0
37 Blaine Fowler 49 82 59.8 615 7.5 6.6 3 3 127.5 16 -13 -0.8 0
38 Brian Gunderson 41 100 41.0 592 5.9 2.2 4 10 83.9 69 115 1.7 0
39 Randy Litchfield 54 107 50.5 554 5.2 2.6 2 7 87.0 62 215 3.5 3
40 Jason Beck* 45 77 58.4 553 7.2 5.1 1 4 112.7 9 5 0.6 0
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 Terry Sanford 46 112 41.1 540 4.8 3.8 8 6 94.4 104 303 2.9 1
42 Mark Giles 49 93 52.7 525 5.6 1.4 5 11 94.2 53 261 4.9 0
43 John Erdhaus 38 80 47.5 472 5.9 4.4 3 4 99.4 19 -12 -0.6 0
44 Lance Pendleton 41 79 51.9 426 5.4 5.0 3 2 104.7 47 149 3.2 4
45 Paul Shoemaker 31 63 49.2 408 6.5 6.0 3 2 113.0 24 44 1.8 2
46 Stewart Simpson 28 50 56.0 361 7.2 1.7 2 7 101.8 17 -17 -1.0 0
47 Bud Belnap 21 66 31.8 345 5.2 0.0 3 9 63.5 107 280 2.6 2
48 Gary Dunn 19 60 31.7 297 5.0 1.5 1 5 62.1 83 226 2.7 2
49 Steve Clements 22 52 42.3 285 5.5 5.0 1 1 90.8 15 26 1.7 0
50 Ron Startin 23 51 45.1 229 4.5 -0.4 1 6 65.8 14 25 1.8 1
51 Terry McEwen* 19 34 55.9 226 6.6 7.8 2 0 131.1 10 -12 -1.2 0
52 Don Dixon 19 49 38.8 221 4.5 3.5 2 2 82.0 42 -41 -1.0 1
53 Todd Mortensen 27 77 35.1 217 2.8 0.7 1 4 52.6 14 0 0.0 0
54 Phil Brady 13 36 36.1 203 5.6 0.6 0 4 61.3 128 609 4.8 3
55 Doug Wardell 14 49 28.6 201 4.1 1.8 1 3 57.5 90 172 1.9 1
56 Brent Hancock 10 25 40.0 184 7.4 2.6 3 4 109.4 4 -25 -6.3 0
57 Ron Stewart 10 23 43.5 160 7.0 7.8 1 0 116.3 7 -5 -0.7 0
58 Joe Evans 11 16 68.8 148 9.3 6.4 0 1 134.0 3 -5 -1.7 0
59 Bob Marshall 9 19 47.4 145 7.6 2.9 0 2 90.4 9 8 0.9 0
60 Tom Young 18 35 51.4 137 3.9 1.2 2 3 86.0 14 19 1.4 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 Curtis Brown* 9 20 45.0 133 6.7 5.4 1 1 107.4 653 3241 5.0 31
62 Dave Coon 8 24 33.3 116 4.8 -2.7 0 4 40.6 249 839 3.4 2
63 Mike Young 8 14 57.1 115 8.2 6.4 1 1 135.4 7 -30 -4.3 0
64 Pete Van Valkenburg 8 17 47.1 115 6.8 5.3 1 1 111.5 456 2392 5.2 24
65 Brenden Gaskins* 9 16 56.3 104 6.5 3.7 0 1 98.4 2 -2 -1.0 0
66 Jackie Jordan 13 24 54.2 99 4.1 3.1 1 1 94.2 39 170 4.4 0
67 Jim Ballard 9 26 34.6 98 3.8 -4.9 0 5 27.8 26 36 1.4 1
68 Jackson Brown 8 19 42.1 93 4.9 0.2 0 2 62.2 12 20 1.7 0
69 Randy Autentico 6 15 40.0 93 6.2 6.2 0 0 92.1 20 15 0.8 0
70 Keith Hubbs 8 28 28.6 84 3.0 -1.8 0 3 32.3 138 485 3.5 8
71 Jeff Duva 6 25 24.0 84 3.4 -2.0 0 3 28.2 11 34 3.1 0
72 Scott Phillips 3 7 42.9 81 11.6 -1.3 0 2 82.9 212 1157 5.5 7
73 Bill Jackson 1 1 100.0 80 80.0 100.0 1 0 1102.0 5 -26 -5.2 0
74 Doran Merkley 4 18 22.2 72 4.0 -12.4 1 7 -3.6 223 789 3.5 3
75 Eric Krzmarzick 9 14 64.3 61 4.4 5.8 1 0 124.5 6 -34 -5.7 0
76 Bill Wright 4 10 40.0 59 5.9 5.9 0 0 89.6 97 264 2.7 3
77 Don Griffith 9 23 39.1 59 2.6 -1.3 0 2 43.3 26 41 1.6 1
78 Matt Bellini 1 3 33.3 43 14.3 14.3 0 0 153.7 214 931 4.4 14
79 Eddie Stinnett 1 1 100.0 39 39.0 59.0 1 0 757.6 101 742 7.3 9
80 Don Griffin 6 16 37.5 39 2.4 2.4 0 0 58.0 14 49 3.5 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
81 Reynaldo Brathwaite 1 1 100.0 26 26.0 26.0 0 0 318.4 145 812 5.6 2
82 Reynoldo Brathwaite 1 1 100.0 26 26.0 26.0 0 0 318.4 145 812 5.6 2
83 Matt Marshall* 2 3 66.7 21 7.0 7.0 0 0 125.5 1 2 2.0 1
84 Byron Rex 1 1 100.0 19 19.0 39.0 1 0 589.6
85 Dale Grant 3 5 60.0 18 3.6 -5.4 0 1 50.2 12 17 1.4 0
86 Jamal Willis 1 1 100.0 18 18.0 18.0 0 0 251.2 584 2970 5.1 35
87 Chris Bisgaard 1 1 100.0 17 17.0 17.0 0 0 242.8 7 20 2.9 0
88 Reno Mahe 1 1 100.0 17 17.0 17.0 0 0 242.8 30 238 7.9 1
89 Toby Christensen 1 1 100.0 17 17.0 37.0 1 0 572.8 4 11 2.8 0
90 Pat Thompson 1 1 100.0 15 15.0 15.0 0 0 226.0 2 10 5.0 0
91 Matt Payne 1 2 50.0 12 6.0 16.0 1 0 265.4 3 72 24.0 0
92 Danny Hartwig 2 3 66.7 12 4.0 4.0 0 0 100.3 2 7 3.5 0
93 Luke Staley 1 1 100.0 11 11.0 11.0 0 0 192.4 418 2507 6.0 41
94 Joe McGinn 1 1 100.0 8 8.0 8.0 0 0 167.2 54 165 3.1 3
95 Nyle McFarlane 1 6 16.7 8 1.3 1.3 0 0 27.9 181 811 4.5 8
96 Kurt McEuen* 1 3 33.3 5 1.7 1.7 0 0 47.3 0 0 0
97 Dick Parque 1 2 50.0 5 2.5 2.5 0 0 71.0 1 0 0.0 0
98 Tyson Dunham 1 1 100.0 1 1.0 1.0 0 0 108.4 0 0 0
99 Glen Kozlowski 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 9 52 5.8 0
100 Austin Collie* 0 3 0.0 0 0.0 -15.0 0 1 -66.7 17 106 6.2 0
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
101 Dion Frazier 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 110 292 2.7 1
102 Hema Heimuli 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 329 1426 4.3 11
103 Fred Whittingham 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 351 1580 4.5 14
104 Scott Collie 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0
105 John Betham 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0 1 -100.0 6 -5 -0.8 0
106 Richard Orr 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0
107 Kip Jackson 0 4 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 312 1180 3.8 7
108 Cody Hoffman* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 3 3.0 0
109 Mike O'Brien 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 121 411 3.4 8
110 Vai Sikahema 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 112 745 6.7 11
111 Jim Edwards 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0
112 Jack Gifford 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 106 508 4.8 6
113 Kent Oborn 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 75 247 3.3 2
114 Weldon Jackson 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 292 1449 5.0 9
115 John Van Der Wouden* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 3 17 5.7 1
116 Mike Chronister* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 7 122 17.4 1
117 Bruce Hansen 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 135 710 5.3 4
118 Bill Glatch 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 28 74 2.6 0
119 Naufahu Tahi* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 224 913 4.1 12
120 Raynor Pearce 0 3 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 143 589 4.1 3
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
121 Mark Terranova 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 94 414 4.4 1
122 Larry Regis 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0 16 56 3.5 0
123 Mike Rigell 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 3 9 3.0 0
124 Jared McLaughlin* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0