Passing Yards Single Season Leaders and Records

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Leaders

  • Since 1956
Leaders Table
Rk Player Yds Year School
1B.J. Symons*58332003Texas Tech
2Graham Harrell*57052007Texas Tech
3Case Keenum*56712009Houston
4Case Keenum*56312011Houston
5Colt Brennan*55492006Hawaii
6Ty Detmer51881990Brigham Young
7David Klingler51401990Houston
8Graham Harrell*51112008Texas Tech
9Derek Carr*50832013Fresno State
10Paul Smith*50652007Tulsa
11Brandon Doughty*50552015Western Kentucky
12Patrick Mahomes50522016Texas Tech
13Bryant Moniz*50402010Hawaii
14Case Keenum*50202008Houston
15Kliff Kingsbury*50172002Texas Tech
16Matt Johnson*49462015Bowling Green State
17Tim Rattay49431998Louisiana Tech
18Mason Rudolph*49042017Oklahoma State
19David Carr*48392001Fresno State
20Dwayne Haskins*48312018Ohio State
21Brandon Doughty*48302014Western Kentucky
22Gardner Minshew*47762018Washington State
23Sonny Cumbie*47422004Texas Tech
24Shane Carden*47362014East Carolina
25Brandon Weeden*47272011Oklahoma State
26Sam Bradford*47202008Oklahoma
27Landry Jones*47182010Oklahoma
28Jared Goff*47142015California
29Andre Ware46991989Houston
30Sean Mannion*46622013Oregon State
31Patrick Mahomes*46532015Texas Tech
32Baker Mayfield*46272017Oklahoma
33Chase Holbrook46192006New Mexico State
34Ryan Higgins*46172016Louisiana Tech
35Connor Halliday*45972013Washington State
36Deshaun Watson*45932016Clemson
37Jim McMahon45711980Brigham Young
38Luke Falk*45612015Washington State
39Ty Detmer45601989Brigham Young
40Graham Harrell*45552006Texas Tech
41Matt Ryan*45072007Boston College
42Philip Rivers*44912003North Carolina State
43Ben Roethlisberger*44862003Miami (OH)
44Nick Mullens*44762015Southern Mississippi
45Timmy Chang*44742002Hawaii
46Luke Falk*44682016Washington State
47Landry Jones*44632011Oklahoma
48Cody Pickett*44582002Washington
49Marcus Mariota*44542014Oregon
50Geno Smith*43852011West Virginia
51Nick Arbuckle*43682015Georgia State
52Mike White*43632016Western Kentucky
53Kyler Murray*43612018Oklahoma
54Ryan Dinwiddie*43562003Boise State
55Colt Brennan*43432007Hawaii
56Chase Daniel*43352008Missouri
57Nick Foles43342011Arizona
58Dane Evans*43322015Tulsa
59Scott Mitchell43221988Utah
60Nick Florence*43092012Baylor
61Chase Daniel*43062007Missouri
62Colt Brennan43012005Hawaii
63Davis Webb42952016California
64Robert Griffin III*42932011Baylor
65Brandon Weeden*42772010Oklahoma State
66Tim Couch42751998Kentucky
67Robbie Bosco42731985Brigham Young
68Byron Leftwich*42682002Marshall
69Landry Jones*42672012Oklahoma
70Chris Vargas42651993Nevada
71Timmy Chang*42582004Hawaii
72Riley Ferguson*42572017Memphis
73Levi Brown*42542009Troy
74Seth Doege*42052012Texas Tech
Geno Smith*42052012West Virginia
76Rakeem Cato42012012Marshall
77Bryce Petty*42002013Baylor
78Timmy Chang*41992003Hawaii
79Cody Hodges*41972005Texas Tech
80David Fales*41932012San Jose State
81David Fales41892013San Jose State
82Mike White*41772017Western Kentucky
83Chris Weinke41672000Florida State
84Keith Wenning*41482013Ball State
85Colby Cameron41472012Louisiana Tech
86Sam Darnold*41432017USC
87Shane Carden*41392013East Carolina
88Byron Leftwich41322001Marshall
89Logan Woodside*41292016Toledo
90Chase Clement*41192008Rice
91Johnny Manziel*41142013Texas A&M
92Deshaun Watson*41092015Clemson
93Derek Carr*41042012Fresno State
94Mason Rudolph*40912016Oklahoma State
95Josh Wallwork40901996Wyoming
96David Johnson*40592008Tulsa
97Derek Anderson*40582003Oregon State
98Jameis Winston*40572013Florida State
99Mason Fine*40522017North Texas
100Tyler Sheehan*40512009Bowling Green State

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