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Stanford Cardinal Passing

Location: Stanford, California ▪ Colors: Cardinal & White
Stadium: Stanford Stadium (cap. 50,000)
Record: 94 Years, 531-423-34, .555 W-L% (Major School)

Conferences: Pac-12, Pac-10, Pac-8, AAWU and PCC
Conference Champion: 12 Times
Bowls: 23 Bowls, 11-11-1, .500 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 17 Times (Preseason), 17 Times (Final), 251 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 Steve Stenstrom* 849 1352 62.8 10701 7.9 7.7 72 37 141.4 225 -718 -3.2 3
2 Andrew Luck* 713 1064 67.0 9430 8.9 9.5 82 22 162.8 163 957 5.9 7
3 John Elway 774 1246 62.1 9349 7.5 7.3 77 39 139.3 259 -279 -1.1 5
4 Jim Plunkett* 550 992 55.4 7809 7.9 6.8 53 48 129.5 220 369 1.7 10
5 John Paye* 715 1198 59.7 7669 6.4 5.4 38 44 116.6 244 -130 -0.5 9
6 Todd Husak 465 872 53.3 6564 7.5 7.2 41 24 126.6 99 -136 -1.4 3
7 Guy Benjamin 488 808 60.4 5946 7.4 6.1 45 43 129.9 109 -181 -1.7 7
8 Trent Edwards 487 865 56.3 5429 6.3 5.4 36 33 115.1 226 199 0.9 2
9 Jason Palumbis* 444 711 62.4 4979 7.0 6.3 19 20 124.5 118 -256 -2.2 6
10 Chris Lewis 350 713 49.1 4346 6.1 5.1 33 31 106.9 111 -18 -0.2 2
11 Chad Hutchinson 379 627 60.4 4235 6.8 5.8 20 22 120.7 118 -451 -3.8 1
12 Mike Boryla* 337 637 52.9 4062 6.4 5.2 31 30 113.1 137 -281 -2.1 1
13 T.C. Ostrander 297 580 51.2 3783 6.5 6.2 15 11 110.7 128 -511 -4.0 0
14 Dick Norman 323 597 54.1 3737 6.3 4.5 18 32 105.9 114 -83 -0.7 0
15 Kevin Hogan* 289 447 64.7 3726 8.3 8.3 29 13 150.3 139 618 4.4 4
16 Mike Cordova 286 636 45.0 3539 5.6 4.4 25 27 96.2 131 73 0.6 5
17 Brian Johnson 279 491 56.8 3334 6.8 5.1 18 26 115.4 112 -186 -1.7 5
18 Steve Dils 274 433 63.3 3278 7.6 7.1 23 15 137.5 100 -80 -0.8 1
19 Don Bunce* 214 404 53.0 3095 7.7 6.3 20 21 123.3 185 481 2.6 5
20 Randy Fasani 188 369 50.9 2973 8.1 8.1 25 11 135.0 127 317 2.5 6
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Tavita Pritchard* 254 471 53.9 2865 6.1 4.4 15 24 105.3 141 173 1.2 1
22 Mark Butterfield 219 384 57.0 2858 7.4 7.3 19 10 130.7 85 9 0.1 1
23 Turk Schonert 152 230 66.1 1931 8.4 8.9 21 7 160.7 82 46 0.6 2
24 Dave Lewis 140 269 52.0 1931 7.2 5.6 8 13 112.5 233 520 2.2 4
25 Josh Nunes* 125 237 52.7 1650 7.0 6.5 10 7 119.2 27 74 2.7 3
26 John Brodie 139 240 57.9 1633 6.8 5.2 12 14 119.9 55 9 0.2
27 Steve Smith 150 270 55.6 1502 5.6 4.2 7 11 102.7 42 -115 -2.7 1
28 Steve Thurlow 78 168 46.4 1418 8.4 5.7 4 12 110.9 210 800 3.8 4
29 Kyle Matter 127 232 54.7 1319 5.7 4.4 8 10 105.3 72 79 1.1 3
30 Chuck Williams 101 204 49.5 1294 6.3 3.9 9 15 102.6 93 101 1.1 1
31 Jack Douglas 100 194 51.5 1275 6.6 6.0 12 8 118.9 66 91 1.4
32 Steve Cottrell 89 173 51.4 1246 7.2 6.0 8 8 118.0 32 -66 -2.1 0
33 Greg Ennis* 89 182 48.9 1122 6.2 4.1 6 11 99.5 52 156 3.0 1
34 Fred Buckley 97 187 51.9 1098 5.9 1.8 5 19 89.7 48 -43 -0.9 3
35 Hogan* 109 152 71.7 1096 7.2 7.5 9 3 147.9 55 263 4.8 2
36 Joe Borchard 63 119 52.9 1064 8.9 10.2 10 1 154.1 57 196 3.4 1
37 Bob Nicolet 84 165 50.9 814 4.9 4.1 4 5 94.3 14 -1 -0.1 1
38 Rod Sears 61 145 42.1 721 5.0 3.1 2 7 78.7 71 24 0.3
39 Dick Berg 55 110 50.0 579 5.3 2.2 1 8 82.7 50 79 1.6 0
40 Clark Weaver 47 102 46.1 543 5.3 3.4 6 7 96.5 104 284 2.7 0
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 Terry DeSylvia 44 85 51.8 516 6.1 1.5 1 9 85.5 67 89 1.3 1
42 Gene Washington 35 104 33.7 479 4.6 0.2 4 12 62.0 151 469 3.1 4
43 Dave Ottmar 48 88 54.5 474 5.4 3.5 3 5 99.7 8 1 0.1 1
44 Scott Frost 35 86 40.7 470 5.5 3.3 2 5 82.7 53 256 4.8 2
45 Jerry Waldvogel 24 46 52.2 271 5.9 2.4 1 4 91.4 12 -11 -0.9 0
46 Don Cook 20 49 40.8 263 5.4 -0.7 1 7 64.1 11 -45 -4.1 0
47 Chuck Butler 22 48 45.8 255 5.3 2.0 1 4 80.7 37 19 0.5
48 Mark Marquess 25 55 45.5 249 4.5 0.8 1 5 71.3 62 90 1.5 2
49 Jim Smith 23 39 59.0 244 6.3 -4.1 0 9 65.4 22 49 2.2
50 John Lynch 17 39 43.6 229 5.9 2.4 0 3 77.5 29 53 1.8 0
51 Jesse Freitas* 14 29 48.3 215 7.4 4.3 0 2 96.8 8 16 2.0 0
52 Jack Taylor 15 33 45.5 199 6.0 3.9 1 2 94.0 14 18 1.3
53 Alex Loukas* 12 25 48.0 149 6.0 5.0 1 1 103.3 54 336 6.2 2
54 Evan Crower* 10 15 66.7 141 9.4 10.7 1 0 167.6 1 -3 -3.0 0
55 Mike Connelly 9 29 31.0 134 4.6 2.2 1 2 67.4 27 -2 -0.1 0
56 Sid Garber 14 31 45.2 119 3.8 0.1 1 3 68.7 46 133 2.9 0
57 Brett Nottingham* 10 16 62.5 100 6.3 7.5 1 0 135.6 1 10 10.0 0
58 Ryan Eklund 7 18 38.9 69 3.8 -2.6 1 3 56.1 2 -13 -6.5 0
59 Chris Burford 2 2 100.0 66 33.0 33.0 0 0 377.2 1 0 0.0
60 Jason Forcier 5 13 38.5 62 4.8 1.3 0 1 63.1 6 -3 -0.5 0
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 Jason Forcier 5 13 38.5 62 4.8 1.3 0 1 63.1 6 -3 -0.5 0
62 Eric Test 2 2 100.0 60 30.0 30.0 0 0 352.0
63 Anthony Kimble 1 1 100.0 57 57.0 77.0 1 0 908.8 415 1940 4.7 18
64 Drew Terrell* 2 2 100.0 47 23.5 23.5 0 0 297.4 1 4 4.0 0
65 Scott Stark 6 16 37.5 43 2.7 -2.9 0 2 35.1 5 -23 -4.6 0
66 Justin McCullum 1 1 100.0 42 42.0 42.0 0 0 452.8
67 Emile Harry 2 4 50.0 40 10.0 10.0 0 0 134.0 2 -3 -1.5 0
68 John Bond 1 2 50.0 40 20.0 20.0 0 0 218.0 6 25 4.2 0
69 Phil Wilson 4 5 80.0 34 6.8 6.8 0 0 137.1 6 -15 -2.5 0
70 Luke Powell 1 2 50.0 31 15.5 15.5 0 0 180.2 19 32 1.7 0
71 Doug Robison* 1 1 100.0 31 31.0 31.0 0 0 360.4 4 -35 -8.8 0
72 Coy Wire 1 2 50.0 26 13.0 23.0 1 0 324.2 173 615 3.6 6
73 Kerry Carter 1 2 50.0 26 13.0 23.0 1 0 324.2 538 2039 3.8 23
74 Chris Jessen 1 1 100.0 25 25.0 45.0 1 0 640.0
75 Doug Jena 1 2 50.0 24 12.0 12.0 0 0 150.8 83 321 3.9 3
76 Robbie Picazo* 4 4 100.0 22 5.5 5.5 0 0 146.2
77 Toby Gerhart* 1 1 100.0 18 18.0 38.0 1 0 581.2 671 3522 5.2 44
78 Brad Muster* 1 1 100.0 18 18.0 18.0 0 0 251.2 703 3010 4.3 28
79 Bob Price 2 8 25.0 17 2.1 -9.1 0 2 -7.2 8 29 3.6
80 Glyn Milburn* 1 1 100.0 16 16.0 16.0 0 0 234.4 472 2234 4.7 13
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
81 Steve Murray 1 1 100.0 13 13.0 33.0 1 0 539.2
82 Griff Whalen* 1 1 100.0 11 11.0 11.0 0 0 192.4
83 Greg Topp 1 5 20.0 4 0.8 -8.2 0 1 -13.3
84 Justin Armour 1 2 50.0 3 1.5 1.5 0 0 62.6 2 8 4.0 0
85 Ray Handley 1 3 33.3 3 1.0 7.7 1 0 151.7 403 1768 4.4 11
86 Brian Morris* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0 127 504 4.0 6
87 Anthony Bookman 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 514 2523 4.9 17
88 Bill Shoemaker 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0 43 219 5.1 0
89 Dick Ragsdale 0 3 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 63 319 5.1 3
90 Jon Huss 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0 65 283 4.4 1
91 Mark Bradford 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0 7 57 8.1 0
92 Vincent White 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0 321 1689 5.3 12
93 Chuck Shea 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 180 914 5.1
94 Skip Face 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 222 908 4.1 2
95 Ellery Roberts 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 271 1130 4.2 9
96 Gil Dowd 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 198 774 3.9 1
97 Teyo Johnson 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0 1 -2 -2.0 0
98 Darrin Nelson 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0 703 4033 5.7 24
99 Ron Inge 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 296 1228 4.1 7
100 Mike Dotterer 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 267 1187 4.4 15
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
101 J.R. Lemon 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 317 1214 3.8 13
102 Noe McAnerney 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0 2 7 3.5
103 Eric Johnson 1 3 33.3 -8 -2.7 -2.7 0 0 10.9 2 -32 -16.0 0