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
3Joe Burrow*56712019LSU
Case Keenum*56712009Houston
5Case Keenum*56312011Houston
6Anthony Gordon*55792019Washington State
7Colt Brennan*55492006Hawaii
8Bailey Zappe55452021Western Kentucky
9Ty Detmer51881990Brigham Young
10David Klingler51401990Houston
11Graham Harrell*51112008Texas Tech
12Derek Carr*50832013Fresno State
13Paul Smith*50652007Tulsa
14Brandon Doughty*50552015Western Kentucky
15Patrick Mahomes50522016Texas Tech
16Bryant Moniz*50402010Hawaii
17Case Keenum*50202008Houston
18Kliff Kingsbury*50172002Texas Tech
19Matt Johnson*49462015Bowling Green State
20Tim Rattay49431998Louisiana Tech
21Mason Rudolph*49042017Oklahoma State
22David Carr*48392001Fresno State
23Dwayne Haskins*48312018Ohio State
24Brandon Doughty*48302014Western Kentucky
25Gardner Minshew*47792018Washington State
26Sonny Cumbie*47422004Texas Tech
27Shane Carden*47362014East Carolina
28Brandon Weeden*47272011Oklahoma State
29Sam Bradford*47202008Oklahoma
30Landry Jones*47182010Oklahoma
31Jared Goff*47142015California
32Andre Ware46991989Houston
33Sean Mannion*46622013Oregon State
34Patrick Mahomes*46532015Texas Tech
35Baker Mayfield*46272017Oklahoma
36Chase Holbrook46192006New Mexico State
37Ryan Higgins*46172016Louisiana Tech
38Connor Halliday*45972013Washington State
39Deshaun Watson*45932016Clemson
40Jim McMahon45711980Brigham Young
41Luke Falk*45612015Washington State
42Ty Detmer45601989Brigham Young
43Graham Harrell*45552006Texas Tech
44Matt Ryan*45072007Boston College
45Mac Jones*45002020Alabama
46Philip Rivers*44912003North Carolina State
47Ben Roethlisberger*44862003Miami (OH)
48Nick Mullens*44762015Southern Mississippi
49Timmy Chang*44742002Hawaii
50Luke Falk*44682016Washington State
51Landry Jones*44632011Oklahoma
52Cody Pickett*44582002Washington
53Marcus Mariota*44542014Oregon
54Will Rogers44492021Mississippi State
55Brennan Armstrong44442021Virginia
56Geno Smith*43852011West Virginia
57Nick Arbuckle*43682015Georgia State
58Mike White*43632016Western Kentucky
59Kyler Murray*43612018Oklahoma
60Ryan Dinwiddie*43562003Boise State
61Colt Brennan*43432007Hawaii
62Chase Daniel*43352008Missouri
63Nick Foles43342011Arizona
64Dane Evans*43322015Tulsa
65Bryce Young43222021Alabama
Scott Mitchell43221988Utah
67Kenny Pickett43192021Pitt
68Nick Florence*43092012Baylor
69Chase Daniel*43062007Missouri
70Colt Brennan43012005Hawaii
71Davis Webb42952016California
72Robert Griffin III*42932011Baylor
73Kyle Trask*42832020Florida
74Brandon Weeden*42772010Oklahoma State
75Tim Couch42751998Kentucky
76Robbie Bosco42731985Brigham Young
77Byron Leftwich*42682002Marshall
78Landry Jones*42672012Oklahoma
79Chris Vargas42651993Nevada
80Timmy Chang*42582004Hawaii
81Riley Ferguson*42572017Memphis
82Levi Brown*42542009Troy
83Seth Doege*42052012Texas Tech
Geno Smith*42052012West Virginia
85Rakeem Cato42012012Marshall
86Bryce Petty*42002013Baylor
87Timmy Chang*41992003Hawaii
88Cody Hodges*41972005Texas Tech
89David Fales*41932012San Jose State
90David Fales41892013San Jose State
91Carson Strong41862021Nevada
92Mike White*41772017Western Kentucky
93Chris Weinke41672000Florida State
94Keith Wenning*41482013Ball State
95Colby Cameron41472012Louisiana Tech
96Sam Darnold*41432017USC
97Shane Carden*41392013East Carolina
98Cole McDonald*41352019Hawaii
99Byron Leftwich41322001Marshall
100Logan Woodside*41292016Toledo