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 Y/A School
2016Baker Mayfield*11.08Oklahoma
2015Vernon Adams*10.20Oregon
2014Marcus Mariota*10.01Oregon
2013Jameis Winston*10.57Florida State
2012Aaron Murray*10.09Georgia
2011Robert Griffin III*10.68Baylor
2010Cam Newton*10.19Auburn
2009Tyrod Taylor*9.51Virginia Tech
2008David Johnson*10.15Tulsa
2007Tim Tebow*9.39Florida
2006Colt Brennan*9.93Hawaii
2005Rudy Carpenter*9.97Arizona State
2004Stefan Lefors*10.10Louisville
2003Ryan Dinwiddie*9.77Boise State
2002Scott McBrien*8.79Maryland
2002Scott McBrien*8.79Maryland
2001Rex Grossman9.86Florida
2000Bart Hendricks9.69Boise State
1999Michael Vick*11.35Virginia Tech
1998Akili Smith*10.14Oregon
1997Cade McNown*9.99UCLA
1996Danny Wuerffel10.07Florida
1995Danny Wuerffel10.05Florida
1994Kerry Collins10.15Penn State
1993Trent Dilfer*9.59Fresno State
1992Marvin Graves9.49Syracuse
1991Ty Detmer10.00Brigham Young
1990Shawn Moore9.39Virginia
1989Ty Detmer11.07Brigham Young
1988Major Harris*10.30West Virginia
1987Don McPherson10.22Syracuse
1986Jim Harbaugh*9.85Michigan
1985Kerwin Bell9.33Florida
1984Don King9.03Southern Methodist
1983Chuck Long10.31Iowa
1982Tom Ramsey*8.89UCLA
1981Sam King8.73Nevada-Las Vegas
1980Jim McMahon10.27Brigham Young
1979Brian Broomell9.83Temple
1978David Henderson9.26Furman
1977Melvin Williams9.95Mississippi Valley State
1976Steve Haynes9.17Louisiana Tech
1975Jim Kubacki9.29Harvard
1974Steve Joachim8.82Temple
1973Danny White9.85Arizona State
1972Bruce Shaw9.76North Carolina State
1971Gary Danielson9.53Purdue
1970Pat Sullivan9.20Auburn
1969Dennis Shaw9.51San Diego State
1968Brian Dowling9.71Yale
1967Gary Beban8.71UCLA
1966Bo Burris8.17Houston
1965Steve Sloan9.08Alabama
1964John Huarte10.06Notre Dame
1963Bob Berry9.80Oregon
1962Terry Baker8.56Oregon State
1961Eddie Wilson8.40Arizona
1960Charley Johnson7.59New Mexico State
1959John Amabile7.55Boston College
1958Randy Duncan*7.80Iowa
1957Tom Greene8.16Holy Cross
1956Bob Newman7.29Washington State

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