Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt Year-by-Year Leaders and Records

Minimum 700 pass attempts.
An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
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  • Since 1956
  • Minimum 14 pass attempts per school game.
Leaders Table
Year Player AY/A School
2017Baker Mayfield13.37Oklahoma
2016Baker Mayfield*12.30Oklahoma
2015Vernon Adams*11.17Oregon
2014Marcus Mariota*11.49Oregon
2013Bryce Petty*11.67Baylor
2012A.J. McCarron*10.82Alabama
2011Robert Griffin III*11.85Baylor
2010Cam Newton*11.21Auburn
2009Tim Tebow*9.84Florida
2008Sam Bradford*11.10Oklahoma
2007Tim Tebow*10.45Florida
2006Colt Brennan*11.04Hawaii
2005Rudy Carpenter*11.07Arizona State
2004Stefan Lefors*11.13Louisville
2003Ryan Dinwiddie*10.45Boise State
2002Brad Banks*9.76Iowa
2001Rex Grossman10.22Florida
2000Bart Hendricks10.67Boise State
1999Michael Vick*11.54Virginia Tech
1998Shaun King*10.92Tulane
1997Cade McNown*10.66UCLA
1996Danny Wuerffel10.61Florida
1995Danny Wuerffel10.82Florida
1994Kerry Collins10.55Penn State
1993Trent Dilfer*10.54Fresno State
1992Marvin Graves8.41Syracuse
1991Ty Detmer10.40Brigham Young
1990Shawn Moore9.63Virginia
1989Ty Detmer10.98Brigham Young
1988Major Harris*9.87West Virginia
1987Don McPherson9.98Syracuse
1986Vinny Testaverde9.68Miami (FL)
1985Kerwin Bell9.54Florida
1984Robbie Bosco8.82Brigham Young
1983Chuck Long9.97Iowa
1982Tom Ramsey*8.80UCLA
1981Jim McMahon9.08Brigham Young
1980Jim McMahon10.56Brigham Young
1979Brian Broomell9.57Temple
1978Dave Rader9.20Tulsa
1977Matt Cavanaugh*10.02Pittsburgh
1976Lloyd Patterson8.84Memphis
1975Bruce Hill9.17Arizona
1974Steve Joachim7.99Temple
1973Danny White9.54Arizona State
1972John Hufnagel9.16Penn State
1971Jerry Tagge*9.06Nebraska
1970Pat Sullivan8.49Auburn
1969Dennis Dummit8.72UCLA
1968Brian Dowling9.28Yale
1967Ric Zimmerman8.15Harvard
1966Dewey Warren7.69Tennessee
1965Steve Sloan9.49Alabama
1964Jerry Rhome10.21Tulsa
1963Bob Berry9.82Oregon
1962Terry Baker8.93Oregon State
1961Eddie Wilson7.66Arizona
1960Charley Johnson7.54New Mexico State
1959Dick Soergel6.97Oklahoma State
1958Randy Duncan*6.88Iowa
1957Tom Greene5.86Holy Cross
1956Bob Reinhart6.47San Jose State

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