Passing Yards Per Attempt Single Season Leaders and Records

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  • Since 1956
  • Minimum 14 pass attempts per school game.
Leaders Table
Rk Player Y/A Year School
1Jalen Hurts12.82019Oklahoma
2Joe Burrow11.62019LSU
3Kyler Murray*11.62018Oklahoma
4Baker Mayfield*11.52017Oklahoma
5Michael Vick*11.31999Virginia Tech
6Tua Tagovailoa*11.22018Alabama
7Tanner Morgan11.12019Minnesota
8Baker Mayfield*11.12016Oklahoma
9Ty Detmer11.11989Brigham Young
10Tua Tagovailoa112019Alabama
11Jack Abraham10.82019Southern Mississippi
12Robert Griffin III*10.72011Baylor
13Tyler Huntley10.62019Utah
14Jameis Winston*10.62013Florida State
15Mike White*10.52016Western Kentucky
16Bryce Petty*10.42013Baylor
17Zach Mettenberger*10.42013LSU
18Chuck Long10.31983Iowa
19Major Harris*10.31988West Virginia
20Russell Wilson*10.32011Wisconsin
21Jim McMahon10.31980Brigham Young
22Brock Purdy*10.22018Iowa State
23Don McPherson10.21987Syracuse
24McKenzie Milton*10.22017UCF
25Vernon Adams*10.22015Oregon
26Cam Newton*10.22010Auburn
27Kerry Collins10.11994Penn State
28David Johnson*10.12008Tulsa
29Akili Smith*10.11998Oregon
30Stefan Lefors*10.12004Louisville
31Aaron Murray*10.12012Georgia
32Danny Wuerffel10.11996Florida
33John Huarte10.11964Notre Dame
34Danny Wuerffel101995Florida
35Kellen Moore*102010Boise State
36Joe Hamilton101999Georgia Tech
37Mason Rudolph*102017Oklahoma State
38Marcus Mariota*102014Oregon
39Ty Detmer101991Brigham Young
40Jason Campbell*102004Auburn
41Cade McNown*101997UCLA
42Rudy Carpenter*102005Arizona State
43Steve Sarkisian101996Brigham Young
44Melvin Williams9.91977Mississippi Valley State
45Colt Brennan*9.92006Hawaii
46Tyler Johnston III9.92019UAB
47Logan Woodside*9.92016Toledo
48Rex Grossman9.92001Florida
49Matt Cavanaugh*9.91977Pitt
50Jim Harbaugh*9.91986Michigan
51Dillon Gabriel9.82019UCF
52Danny White9.81973Arizona State
53Jeff Smoker*9.82001Michigan State
54Brian Broomell9.81979Temple
55Sean Clifford9.82019Penn State
56Bob Berry9.81963Oregon
57Brady White9.82019Memphis
58Sam Bradford*9.82008Oklahoma
59Ryan Dinwiddie*9.82003Boise State
60Bruce Shaw9.81972North Carolina State
61Zac Robinson*9.82008Oklahoma State
62Brian Brohm*9.72006Louisville
63Will Grier*9.72018West Virginia
64Cade McNown*9.71998UCLA
65Brian Dowling9.71968Yale
66Bart Hendricks9.72000Boise State
67Ryan Leaf*9.71997Washington State
68Chris Weinke9.72000Florida State
69Michael Bishop9.61998Kansas State
70Nick Stevens*9.62016Colorado State
71Troy Smith*9.62005Ohio State
72Donovan McNabb9.61995Syracuse
73Bill Scharr9.61989Syracuse
74John Dutton9.61997Nevada
75Asad Abdul-Khaliq*9.62003Minnesota
76Trent Dilfer*9.61993Fresno State
77Johnny Manziel*9.62013Texas A&M
78Bobby Hoying*9.61995Ohio State
79Shaun King*9.61998Tulane
80Bradlee Van Pelt*9.62003Colorado State
81Brian Brohm*9.62005Louisville
82Chris Rix9.62001Florida State
83Chuck Hartlieb9.51987Iowa
84Greg McElroy*9.52010Alabama
85Garrett Grayson*9.52014Colorado State
86Gary Danielson9.51971Purdue
87Dave Barr*9.51993California
88Tyrod Taylor*9.52009Virginia Tech
89Dennis Shaw9.51969San Diego State
90Jake Waters*9.52013Kansas State
91Marcus Mariota*9.52013Oregon
92Marvin Graves9.51992Syracuse
93Drew Lock*9.52017Missouri
94Ryan Dinwiddie9.52001Boise State
95Logan Woodside*9.42017Toledo
96David Neill9.41998Nevada
97John Hufnagel9.41972Penn State
98Dennis Dummit9.41969UCLA
99Kevin Hogan*9.42015Stanford
100Steve Woods9.41980Chattanooga
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