Passing Yards Per Attempt Single Season Leaders and Records

Minimum 700 pass attempts.
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Leaders

  • Since 1956
  • Minimum 14 pass attempts per school game.
Leaders Table
Rk Player Y/A Year School
1Baker Mayfield11.762017Oklahoma
2Michael Vick*11.351999Virginia Tech
3Baker Mayfield*11.082016Oklahoma
4Ty Detmer11.071989Brigham Young
5Robert Griffin III*10.682011Baylor
6Jameis Winston*10.572013Florida State
7McKenzie Milton10.542017UCF
8Mike White*10.492016Western Kentucky
9Bryce Petty*10.422013Baylor
10Zach Mettenberger*10.412013LSU
11Chuck Long10.311983Iowa
12Major Harris*10.301988West Virginia
13Russell Wilson*10.282011Wisconsin
14Jim McMahon10.271980Brigham Young
15Don McPherson10.221987Syracuse
16Vernon Adams*10.202015Oregon
17Cam Newton*10.192010Auburn
18Kerry Collins10.151994Penn State
19David Johnson*10.152008Tulsa
20Akili Smith*10.141998Oregon
21Stefan Lefors*10.102004Louisville
22Aaron Murray*10.092012Georgia
23Danny Wuerffel10.071996Florida
24John Huarte10.061964Notre Dame
25Danny Wuerffel10.051995Florida
26Kellen Moore*10.042010Boise State
27Joe Hamilton10.031999Georgia Tech
28Marcus Mariota*10.012014Oregon
29Ty Detmer10.001991Brigham Young
30Jason Campbell*10.002004Auburn
31Cade McNown*9.991997UCLA
32Rudy Carpenter*9.972005Arizona State
33Steve Sarkisian9.971996Brigham Young
34Mason Rudolph9.962017Oklahoma State
35Melvin Williams9.951977Mississippi Valley State
36Colt Brennan*9.932006Hawaii
37Logan Woodside*9.882016Toledo
38Rex Grossman9.862001Florida
39Matt Cavanaugh*9.861977Pitt
40Jim Harbaugh*9.851986Michigan
41Danny White9.851973Arizona State
42Jeff Smoker*9.842001Michigan State
43Logan Woodside9.842017Toledo
44Brian Broomell9.831979Temple
45Bob Berry9.801963Oregon
46Sam Bradford*9.772008Oklahoma
47Ryan Dinwiddie*9.772003Boise State
48Bruce Shaw9.761972North Carolina State
49Zac Robinson*9.762008Oklahoma State
50Brian Brohm*9.742006Louisville
51Cade McNown*9.721998UCLA
52Brian Dowling9.711968Yale
53Bart Hendricks9.692000Boise State
54Ryan Leaf*9.681997Washington State
55Chris Weinke9.672000Florida State
56Michael Bishop9.641998Kansas State
57Nick Stevens*9.632016Colorado State
58Troy Smith*9.632005Ohio State
59Donovan McNabb9.621995Syracuse
60Bill Scharr9.621989Syracuse
61John Dutton9.611997Nevada
62Asad Abdul-Khaliq*9.602003Minnesota
63Drew Lock9.602017Missouri
64Trent Dilfer*9.591993Fresno State
65Johnny Manziel*9.592013Texas A&M
66Bobby Hoying*9.591995Ohio State
67Shaun King*9.581998Tulane
68Bradlee Van Pelt*9.582003Colorado State
69Brian Brohm*9.582005Louisville
70Chris Rix9.562001Florida State
71Chuck Hartlieb9.551987Iowa
72Greg McElroy*9.542010Alabama
73Garrett Grayson*9.542014Colorado State
74Gary Danielson9.531971Purdue
75Dave Barr*9.521993California
76Tyrod Taylor*9.512009Virginia Tech
77Dennis Shaw9.511969San Diego State
78Jake Waters*9.502013Kansas State
79Marcus Mariota*9.492013Oregon
80Marvin Graves9.491992Syracuse
81Ryan Dinwiddie9.452001Boise State
82Jake Fromm9.452017Georgia
83David Neill9.441998Nevada
84John Hufnagel9.441972Penn State
85Dennis Dummit9.441969UCLA
86Kevin Hogan*9.432015Stanford
87Steve Woods9.421980Chattanooga
88Ryan Mallett*9.412010Arkansas
89Shawn Moore9.401989Virginia
90Matt Johnson*9.402013Bowling Green State
91Donovan McNabb9.391997Syracuse
92Tim Tebow*9.392007Florida
93John Walsh9.391993Brigham Young
94John Torok9.391964Arizona State
95Shawn Moore9.391990Virginia
96Chad Pennington9.381999Marshall
97Blake Bortles*9.372013UCF
98Zach Terrell*9.372016Western Michigan
99Baker Mayfield*9.372015Oklahoma
100Billy Blanton9.361996San Diego State

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