Passing Yards Per Attempt Career Leaders and Records

Minimum 700 pass attempts.
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Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rk Player Y/A From To School
1Ryan Dinwiddie*9.9020002003Boise State
2Ty Detmer9.8219881991Brigham Young
3Bryce Petty*9.7020112014Baylor
4Steve Sarkisian9.4619951996Brigham Young
5Sam Bradford*9.4120072009Oklahoma
6Jameis Winston*9.3620132014Florida State
7Tim Tebow*9.3320062009Florida
8Danny Wuerffel9.2919931996Florida
9Marcus Mariota*9.2520122014Oregon
10Baker Mayfield*9.1320132017Oklahoma
11Mason Rudolph*9.1020142017Oklahoma State
12Brian Brohm*9.0920042007Louisville
13Johnny Manziel*9.0620122013Texas A&M
14Jim McMahon9.0019771981Brigham Young
15Marvin Graves8.9819901993Syracuse
16Colt Brennan*8.9620052007Hawaii
17John Dutton8.9519961997Nevada
18Donovan McNabb8.9419951998Syracuse
19David Fales*8.9420122013San Jose State
20Aaron Murray*8.9120102013Georgia
21Chris Weinke8.8919972000Florida State
22Billy Blanton8.8819931996San Diego State
23Andrew Luck*8.8620092011Stanford
24Josh Wallwork8.8519951996Wyoming
25Kellen Moore*8.8520082011Boise State
26Matt Johnson*8.8320122015Bowling Green State
27Trent Dilfer*8.8219911993Fresno State
28A.J. McCarron*8.7920102013Alabama
29Logan Woodside*8.7820132017Toledo
30Ryan Mallett*8.7820072010Arkansas
31Chuck Hartlieb*8.7619851988Iowa
32Zach Terrell*8.7220132016Western Michigan
33Joe Hamilton8.7119961999Georgia Tech
34Chuck Long*8.7019811985Iowa
35Shawn Moore8.7019871990Virginia
36Robert Griffin III*8.7020082011Baylor
37E.J. Manuel*8.6320092012Florida State
38Brandon Doughty*8.6220112015Western Kentucky
39Case Keenum*8.6220072011Houston
40Joe Germaine*8.6019961998Ohio State
41Teddy Bridgewater*8.6020112013Louisville
John Walsh8.6019911994Brigham Young
43Matt Leinart*8.5920032005USC
44Chad Pennington*8.5819971999Marshall
45Cade McNown*8.5719951998UCLA
46Omar Jacobs*8.5520032005Bowling Green State
47Jason Campbell*8.5520012004Auburn
48Chad Kelly*8.5420132016Ole Miss
49Blake Bortles*8.5320112013UCF
50Steve Young8.5219811983Brigham Young
51Daunte Culpepper8.5219961998UCF
52Brett Rypien*8.5120152017Boise State
53Kevin Hogan*8.5120122015Stanford
54Mike White*8.5120132017Western Kentucky
55Moses Moreno8.5019941997Colorado State
56Tajh Boyd*8.4920102013Clemson
57Paul Smith*8.4620032007Tulsa
58Ryan Leaf*8.4519951997Washington State
59Bobby Hoying*8.4319921995Ohio State
60Matt Sherman8.4319941997Iowa
61Robbie Bosco8.4319831985Brigham Young
62Jared Zabransky*8.4220032006Boise State
63Deshaun Watson*8.4220142016Clemson
64Vince Young*8.4120032005Texas
65Cory Paus*8.4019992002UCLA
66Jake Browning*8.4020152017Washington
67Brandon Weeden*8.4020082011Oklahoma State
68Brad Kaaya*8.3920142016Miami (FL)
69Dan McGwire*8.3919861990San Diego State
70Denard Robinson*8.3720092012Michigan
71Nick Arbuckle*8.3620142015Georgia State
72Nick Florence*8.3620092012Baylor
73Patrick Mahomes*8.3420142017Texas Tech
74Zac Robinson*8.3320062009Oklahoma State
75JaMarcus Russell*8.3120042006LSU
76Ben Roethlisberger*8.3020012003Miami (OH)
77Ken Dorsey*8.3019992002Miami (FL)
78Connor Shaw*8.2920102013South Carolina
79Kevin Kolb*8.2820032006Houston
80David Carr*8.2819972001Fresno State
81Thad Busby8.2719941997Florida State
82Stephen Morris*8.2720102013Miami (FL)
83Mike McCoy8.2619921994Utah
84Garrett Grayson*8.2620112014Colorado State
85Keith Smith8.2619961999Arizona
86Kordell Stewart8.2619911994Colorado
87Rex Grossman*8.2620002002Florida
88Byron Leftwich*8.2519982002Marshall
89Mike Bobo8.2519941997Georgia
90Todd Collins*8.2419911994Michigan
91Mike Maxwell8.2419931995Nevada
92Doug Flutie*8.2319811984Boston College
93Max Hall*8.2220072009Brigham Young
94Mike Teel*8.2220052008Rutgers
95Bruce Gradkowski*8.2120022005Toledo
96Nate Davis*8.2120062008Ball State
97Tom Ramsey*8.2119791982UCLA
98Tim Rattay8.2119971999Louisiana Tech
99Herb Tyler8.2119951998LSU
100Gunner Kiel*8.2120142016Cincinnati
101Cody Kessler*8.2020122015USC
102Tyler Wilson*8.1920082012Arkansas
103Bryn Renner*8.1820102013North Carolina
104Cale Gundy8.1819901993Oklahoma
105Marc Wilson8.1519771979Brigham Young
106Gifford Nielsen*8.1419751977Brigham Young
107Ricky Stanzi*8.1320072010Iowa
108Doug Gaynor8.1319841985Long Beach State
109Tyrod Taylor*8.1120072010Virginia Tech
110Bryan Cupito*8.1120022006Minnesota
111Peyton Manning8.1119941997Tennessee
112Ryan Schneider8.1120002003UCF
113Rob Johnson*8.1019911994USC
114Kyle Padron*8.1020092011SMU
115Kirk Cousins*8.0920082011Michigan State
116Driphus Jackson*8.0820122015Rice
117Tyler Bray*8.0720102012Tennessee
118Darron Thomas*8.0620082011Oregon
119Jay Barker8.0619911994Alabama
120Chandler Harnish*8.0620082011Northern Illinois
121Colt McCoy*8.0620062009Texas
122Craig Erickson8.0519871990Miami (FL)
123Ryan Higgins*8.0520132016Louisiana Tech
124Chris Rix*8.0520012004Florida State
125Devin Gardner*8.0520102014Michigan
126Gary Huff8.0419701972Florida State
127Bo Wallace*8.0420122014Ole Miss
128Ryan Clement*8.0419941997Miami (FL)
129Bernie Kosar8.0419831984Miami (FL)
130Kevin Feterik8.0319961999Brigham Young
131Brett Hundley*8.0320122014UCLA
132George Godsey8.0219982001Georgia Tech
133Brent Stockstill*8.0220142017Middle Tennessee State
134Dak Prescott*8.0220122015Mississippi State
135Zach Collaros*8.0220082011Cincinnati
136Nate Sudfeld*8.0220122015Indiana
137Rudy Carpenter*8.0120052008Arizona State
138David Greene*8.0120012004Georgia
139Jason White*8.0019992004Oklahoma
140Bryant Moniz*8.0020092011Hawaii
141Jason Johnson8.0019992002Arizona
142Reggie McNeal*7.9920022005Texas A&M
143Rod Rutherford*7.9920002003Pitt
144Marc Bulger*7.9719961999West Virginia
145Skyler Howard*7.9620142016West Virginia
146Geno Smith*7.9620092012West Virginia
147Kerwin Bell7.9619841987Florida
148Eric Zeier7.9619911994Georgia
149Kevin Sweeney*7.9519821986Fresno State
150Colin Kaepernick*7.9420072010Nevada
151Art Schlichter*7.9419781981Ohio State
152Darrell Hackney*7.9320022005UAB
153Robert Hall7.9319901993Texas Tech
154Jevan Snead*7.9320062009Ole Miss
155G.J. Kinne*7.9320092011Tulsa
156Bradlee Van Pelt*7.9220012003Colorado State
157David Neill7.9219982001Nevada
158Trevone Boykin*7.9220122015Texas Christian
159Steve Stenstrom*7.9119911994Stanford
160Dave Barr*7.9119911994California
161Everett Golson*7.9120122015Florida State
162Bart Hendricks7.9119972000Boise State
163Jason Gesser*7.9019992002Washington State
164Matt Barkley*7.8920092012USC
165Chris Vargas7.8919921993Nevada
166Terrelle Pryor*7.8920082010Ohio State
167Philip Rivers*7.8920002003North Carolina State
168Derek Carr*7.8820092013Fresno State
169Glenn Foley7.8719901993Boston College
170Asad Abdul-Khaliq*7.8720002003Minnesota
171Jim Plunkett*7.8719681970Stanford
172Russell Wilson*7.8720082011Wisconsin
173Greg Ward Jr.*7.8720132016Houston
174Connor Cook*7.8620122015Michigan State
175Graham Harrell*7.8520052008Texas Tech
176Joe Hughes7.8519921993Wyoming
177Mark Barsotti*7.8519881991Fresno State
178Ron Powlus7.8519941997Notre Dame
179Doug Johnson7.8419961999Florida
180Major Applewhite*7.8419982001Texas
181Randall Cunningham*7.8419821984UNLV
182Taylor Kelly*7.8420112014Arizona State
183Tommy Hodson7.8419861989LSU
184Matthew Stafford*7.8320062008Georgia
185Andy Dalton*7.8320072010Texas Christian
186Cooper Rush*7.8220132016Central Michigan
187Marquise Williams*7.8220122015North Carolina
188Caleb Hanie*7.8120042007Colorado State
189Bryan Randall*7.8120012004Virginia Tech
190Taylor Lamb*7.8120142017Appalachian State
191Mike Perez*7.8119861987San Jose State
192Jake Plummer7.7919931996Arizona State
193Chris Simms*7.7919992002Texas
194Daryll Clark*7.7820062009Penn State
195Chase Daniel*7.7820052008Missouri
196Jared Goff*7.7820132015California
197Josh Rosen*7.7820152017UCLA
198Tyler Tettleton*7.7820092013Ohio
199John Beck*7.7720032006Brigham Young
200Jordan Palmer*7.7720032006UTEP
201Jeff Smoker*7.7720002003Michigan State
202Tyler Palko*7.7620022006Pitt
203Gino Torretta7.7619891992Miami (FL)
204B.J. Symons*7.7620002003Texas Tech
205Nick Mullens*7.7620132016Southern Mississippi
206Matt Jones*7.7620012004Arkansas
207Josh Haldi*7.7520012004Northern Illinois
Joshua Haldi*7.7520012004Northern Illinois
209Gene Swick7.7519721975Toledo
210Sam Keller*7.7420032007Nebraska
211John Stocco*7.7420032006Wisconsin
212Elvis Grbac*7.7419891992Michigan
213Terrance Owens*7.7320102013Toledo
214Pat Barnes*7.7319931996California
215Mike Gundy7.7319861989Oklahoma State
216Shane Matthews7.7319901992Florida
217Pat White*7.7320052008West Virginia
218David Garrard7.7219982001East Carolina
219Rich Campbell*7.7219771980California
220Brian Johnson*7.7220042008Utah
221Tony Eason7.7219811982Illinois
222Kenny Hill*7.7120132017Texas Christian
223Drew Stanton*7.7120032006Michigan State
224Scott Mitchell7.7119871989Utah
225Dameyune Craig7.7119941997Auburn
226Steve Brown7.7019771980Appalachian State
227Todd Santos7.7019841987San Diego State
228Charlie Frye7.6920012004Akron
229Chris Leak*7.6920032006Florida
230Maurice DeShazo7.6919911994Virginia Tech
231Jim Everett*7.6819811985Purdue
232Steve Beuerlein7.6819831986Notre Dame
233Steve Bellisari*7.6819982001Ohio State
234Jonathan Smith*7.6819982001Oregon State
235Cody Carlson7.6819831986Baylor
236Jerry Rhome7.6719611964Tulsa
237Brian Lindgren7.6720012003Idaho
238Todd Reesing*7.6620062009Kansas
239Jeff Van Raaphorst*7.6619841986Arizona State
240Rakeem Cato*7.6620112014Marshall
241Paul Justin*7.6519871990Arizona State
242Stoney Case7.6519911994New Mexico
243John Welsh7.6519982001Idaho
244Casey Clausen*7.6420002003Tennessee
245Jeff Francis7.6419851988Tennessee
246Ryan Kealy*7.6419972000Arizona State
247Andre Ware7.6419871989Houston
248Scott Hall*7.6320002004North Texas
249Ryan Aplin*7.6320092012Arkansas State
250Landry Jones*7.6320092012Oklahoma

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