Passing Touchdowns Year-by-Year Leaders and Records

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  • Since 1956
Leaders Table
Year Player TD School
2017Josh Rosen16UCLA
2016Logan Woodside*45Toledo
2015Brandon Doughty*48Western Kentucky
2014Brandon Doughty*49Western Kentucky
2013Derek Carr*50Fresno State
2012Geno Smith*42West Virginia
2011Case Keenum*48Houston
2010Bryant Moniz*39Hawaii
2009Case Keenum*44Houston
2008Sam Bradford*50Oklahoma
2007Graham Harrell*48Texas Tech
2006Colt Brennan*58Hawaii
2005Colt Brennan35Hawaii
2004Omar Jacobs*41Bowling Green State
2003B.J. Symons*52Texas Tech
2002Kliff Kingsbury*45Texas Tech
2001David Carr*46Fresno State
2000Bart Hendricks35Boise State
1999Chad Pennington37Marshall
1998Tim Rattay46Louisiana Tech
1997Chad Pennington*42Marshall
1996Danny Wuerffel39Florida
1995Danny Wuerffel35Florida
1994Mike Maxwell29Nevada
1994John Walsh29Brigham Young
1993Chris Vargas34Nevada
1992Jimmy Klingler32Houston
1991Troy Kopp37Pacific
1990David Klingler54Houston
1989Andre Ware46Houston
1988Scott Mitchell29Utah
1988Steve Walsh29Miami (FL)
1987Todd Santos26San Diego State
1986Vinny Testaverde26Miami (FL)
1985Robbie Bosco30Brigham Young
1984Robbie Bosco33Brigham Young
1983Steve Young33Brigham Young
1982John Elway24Stanford
1982Jeff Tedford*24Fresno State
1981Dan Marino*37Pittsburgh
1980Jim McMahon47Brigham Young
1979Marc Wilson29Brigham Young
1978Steve Dils22Stanford
1977Doug Williams*38Grambling State
1976Gifford Nielsen*30Brigham Young
1975Steve Myer21New Mexico
1974Craig Kimball23San Jose State
1974Gary Sheide23Brigham Young
1973Danny White23Arizona State
1972Gary Huff25Florida State
1971Gary Huff23Florida State
1970Brian Sipe23San Diego State
1969Dennis Shaw39San Diego State
1968Bill Cappleman25Florida State
1968Greg Cook25Cincinnati
1967Steve Ramsey21North Texas
1966Bo Burris22Houston
1965Bill Anderson30Tulsa
1964Jerry Rhome32Tulsa
1963Bob Berry16Oregon
1963Gordon Queen16Oregon State
1962Terry Baker15Oregon State
1962Jack Concannon15Boston College
1961George Potts19Xavier
1960Charley Johnson13New Mexico State
1960James Earl Wright13Memphis
1959Charley Johnson18New Mexico State
1958Randy Duncan*12Iowa
1957Ken Ford14Hardin-Simmons
1957John Hangartner14Arizona State
1957Dick Winterbauer14Yale
1956John Brodie12Stanford

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