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Purdue Boilermakers Passing

Location: West Lafayette, Indiana ▪ Colors: Old Gold & Black
Stadium: Ross-Ade Stadium (cap. 62,500)
Record*: 123 Years, 583-524-48, .526 W-L% (Major School)
*W-L-T adjusted to 584-523-48 by NCAA.

Conferences: Big Ten, Western and Ind
Conference Champion: 8 Times
Bowls: 17 Bowls, 9-8, .529 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 15 Times (Preseason), 17 Times (Final), 237 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 Drew Brees* 1026 1678 61.1 11792 7.0 6.9 90 45 132.5 253 900 3.6 14
2 Curtis Painter* 987 1648 59.9 11163 6.8 6.3 67 46 124.6 225 348 1.5 13
3 Mark Herrmann* 772 1309 59.0 9946 7.6 6.1 71 75 129.2 151 -812 -5.4 2
4 Kyle Orton* 786 1336 58.8 9337 7.0 7.0 63 28 128.9 271 316 1.2 6
5 Scott Campbell* 609 1060 57.5 7636 7.2 6.3 45 41 124.2 245 -110 -0.4 6
6 Jim Everett* 572 965 59.3 7411 7.7 7.0 43 33 131.7 136 -127 -0.9 3
7 Eric Hunter 422 818 51.6 5598 6.8 5.9 33 32 114.6 343 386 1.1 12
8 Mike Phipps 375 733 51.2 5423 7.4 6.3 37 34 120.7 240 460 1.9 9
9 Rick Trefzger 383 663 57.8 5063 7.6 6.5 24 28 125.4 151 -6 0.0 2
10 Bob Griese 348 609 57.1 4402 7.2 6.0 28 29 123.5 264 427 1.6 14
11 Billy Dicken* 308 570 54.0 4247 7.5 6.5 25 23 123.0 148 447 3.0 7
12 Brandon Kirsch* 292 489 59.7 3532 7.2 6.7 23 16 129.4 165 757 4.6 5
13 Joey Elliott* 294 482 61.0 3326 6.9 6.5 24 15 129.2 99 295 3.0 5
14 Caleb Terbush* 283 476 59.5 3077 6.5 6.2 25 14 125.2 134 274 2.0 3
15 Mark Vitali 187 444 42.1 2918 6.6 3.9 11 31 91.5 203 632 3.1 15
16 Robert Marve* 294 461 63.8 2879 6.2 5.8 22 14 125.9 91 89 1.0 2
17 Gary Danielson 178 390 45.6 2748 7.0 4.3 14 30 101.3 187 202 1.1 5
18 Ron DiGravio 174 353 49.3 2598 7.4 7.0 21 12 123.9 200 161 0.8 9
19 Matt Pike 156 337 46.3 2273 6.7 5.2 12 17 104.6 82 -210 -2.6 0
20 Danny Etling 212 377 56.2 2231 5.9 5.3 14 11 112.4 72 -63 -0.9 3
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Rob Henry* 188 352 53.4 2044 5.8 4.9 15 14 108.3 161 657 4.1 7
22 Doug Downing* 177 359 49.3 1907 5.3 3.7 12 18 94.9 82 -33 -0.4 1
23 Shawn McCarthy 147 279 52.7 1579 5.7 3.2 8 19 96.1 13 -42 -3.2 0
24 Brandon Hance* 141 267 52.8 1569 5.9 4.9 9 10 105.8 119 279 2.3 4
25 Brian Fox 121 235 51.5 1250 5.3 3.4 7 13 94.9 45 -101 -2.2 1
26 Jeff George 122 227 53.7 1217 5.4 2.7 4 15 91.4 30 -210 -7.0 0
27 Bernie Allen 96 195 49.2 1200 6.2 4.6 10 11 106.6 122 212 1.7 4
28 John Reeves* 77 159 48.4 1057 6.6 4.4 7 11 105.0 82 263 3.2 0
29 Bo Bobrowski 63 146 43.2 910 6.2 3.4 4 11 89.5 192 781 4.1 12
30 Ross Fichtner 60 155 38.7 898 5.8 4.1 9 10 93.6 105 227 2.2 0
31 Len Dawson 69 130 53.1 856 6.6 4.2 7 10 110.8 44 23 0.5
32 Scott Hoffman 65 125 52.0 753 6.0 2.4 2 11 90.3 24 -45 -1.9 0
33 Gary Hogan 60 125 48.0 740 5.9 3.4 2 8 90.2 51 -34 -0.7 2
34 Steve Letnich 53 124 42.7 638 5.1 3.8 3 5 85.9 35 47 1.3 1
35 Craig Nagel 46 109 42.2 613 5.6 2.9 1 7 79.6 81 21 0.3 1
36 Jeff Lesniewicz 46 78 59.0 546 7.0 4.1 2 6 110.9 32 -43 -1.3 0
37 Mike Terrizzi 32 72 44.4 526 7.3 4.7 2 5 101.1 45 63 1.4 1
38 Justin Siller* 60 107 56.1 496 4.6 4.4 3 2 100.5 81 264 3.3 3
39 Steve Burke 40 83 48.2 486 5.9 3.9 1 4 91.7 15 -24 -1.6 1
40 Chuck Piebes 44 90 48.9 430 4.8 1.3 0 7 73.5 49 115 2.3 2
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 Bob Spoo 25 79 31.6 425 5.4 -2.4 3 15 51.4 58 79 1.4 0
42 Don Kiepert 28 67 41.8 377 5.6 -0.1 1 9 67.1 30 -12 -0.4 3
43 Sean Robinson* 44 93 47.3 301 3.2 0.8 2 6 68.7 32 47 1.5 0
44 David Edgerton* 18 29 62.1 251 8.7 11.4 4 0 180.3 18 9 0.5 0
45 Leroy Keyes 12 22 54.5 186 8.5 13.7 8 1 236.5 354 2090 5.9 29
46 Mark Mascheck 15 33 45.5 186 5.6 3.5 1 2 90.7 9 -46 -5.1 0
47 Doug Holcomb 16 40 40.0 182 4.6 -0.1 2 5 69.7 17 77 4.5 1
48 Maury Guttman 9 30 30.0 181 6.0 -0.1 2 5 69.3 59 213 3.6 2
49 Jeff Huber 18 28 64.3 156 5.6 0.8 0 3 89.7 6 -30 -5.0 0
50 Chuck Oliver 14 34 41.2 153 4.5 5.7 2 0 98.4 23 -31 -1.3 0
51 Austin Appleby 12 23 52.2 146 6.3 8.1 2 0 134.2 2 7 3.5 0
52 Joe Metallic 13 28 46.4 141 5.0 0.2 0 3 67.3 9 -37 -4.1 0
53 Brian Goehl 11 22 50.0 132 6.0 4.0 0 1 91.3 5 -31 -6.2 0
54 Wayne Jones 8 10 80.0 111 11.1 8.6 1 1 186.2 12 22 1.8
55 Ted Krzeczowski 11 30 36.7 92 3.1 -0.8 1 3 53.4 8 -16 -2.0
56 Mike Alstott 1 1 100.0 69 69.0 89.0 1 0 1009.6 644 3635 5.6 39
57 Larry Gates* 6 17 35.3 55 3.2 1.8 1 1 70.1
58 Mike Engelbrecht 4 9 44.4 48 5.3 5.3 0 0 89.2 4 11 2.8 0
59 Desmond Tardy* 2 4 50.0 43 10.8 4.5 1 1 172.8 6 17 2.8 0
60 Vinny Sutherland* 3 7 42.9 37 5.3 4.6 2 1 153.0 50 384 7.7 3
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 Chris Gebert 2 3 66.7 37 12.3 12.3 0 0 170.3 1 -11 -11.0 0
62 Mike Segard* 1 4 25.0 35 8.8 8.8 0 0 98.5 2 14 7.0 1
63 Chris Daniels* 1 1 100.0 33 33.0 53.0 1 0 707.2 2 -1 -0.5 0
64 Charles Schelsky 1 3 33.3 32 10.7 10.7 0 0 122.9
65 Montrell Lowe* 1 1 100.0 31 31.0 51.0 1 0 690.4 612 2648 4.3 15
66 Melvin Dillard 1 2 50.0 29 14.5 -8.0 0 1 71.8 272 1138 4.2
67 Brandon Jones* 1 2 50.0 28 14.0 14.0 0 0 167.6 360 1661 4.6 10
68 Jim Finley 1 1 100.0 21 21.0 41.0 1 0 606.4 6 19 3.2 0
69 Doug Streff 1 2 50.0 21 10.5 -12.0 0 1 38.2
70 Kenneth Mikes 1 1 100.0 20 20.0 20.0 0 0 268.0 74 347 4.7
71 George Ogorek 2 3 66.7 19 6.3 6.3 0 0 119.9 1 -2 -2.0 0
72 Steve Barr 1 2 50.0 17 8.5 8.5 0 0 121.4 11 11 1.0 0
73 Taylor Stubblefield* 1 1 100.0 16 16.0 16.0 0 0 234.4 8 13 1.6 0
74 Keith Smith* 1 2 50.0 15 7.5 17.5 1 0 278.0 2 10 5.0 0
75 Rick Sayers 1 1 100.0 15 15.0 35.0 1 0 556.0
76 Scott Bell 2 13 15.4 12 0.9 -6.0 0 2 -7.6 4 -13 -3.3 0
77 Dave Brytus* 1 1 100.0 9 9.0 9.0 0 0 175.6 1 2 2.0 0
78 Ray Graham 1 1 100.0 8 8.0 8.0 0 0 167.2 45 143 3.2 1
79 Manuel Gentry 1 1 100.0 4 4.0 4.0 0 0 133.6
80 Travis Dorsch* 1 2 50.0 4 2.0 12.0 1 0 231.8
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
81 Jeff Jones 1 2 50.0 3 1.5 1.5 0 0 62.6 5 36 7.2 0
82 Eric Haddad* 1 3 33.3 1 0.3 0.3 0 0 36.1 68 311 4.6 2
83 Scott Dierking 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 2 -200.0 578 2863 5.0 25
84 Kyle Smith* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 5 5.0 0
85 Mike Rhinehart* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0
86 Brian Alford* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 5 1 0.2 0
87 Isaac Jones* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 20 20.0 0
88 Otis Armstrong 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0 670 3315 4.9 17
89 Dan Dierking* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0 171 748 4.4 5
90 Anthony Hardy 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 -3 -3.0 0
91 Tom Fletcher 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0 128 535 4.2
92 Gordon Teter 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 2 -200.0 315 1201 3.8 7
93 Rob Deignan 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 3 31 10.3 0
94 Tommie Thomas* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0
95 Herb McGuire 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0 1 5 5.0
96 Ray Wallace* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 245 1109 4.5 8
97 Lance Scheib 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0
98 John Brideweser 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 9 27 3.0
99 Eric Bruun 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 -9 -9.0 0
100 Clyde Washington 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 117 449 3.8 0
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
101 Austin Parker* 1 1 100.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 100.0 2 8 4.0 0
102 Bilal Marshall 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0
103 Joe Linville* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0
104 Chris James* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 1 1.0 0
105 Russell Pope 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 195 805 4.1 5