Passing Yards Single Season Leaders and Records

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Leaders

  • Since 1956
Leaders Table
Rk Player Yds Year School
1Bailey Zappe*59672021Western Kentucky
2B.J. Symons*58332003Texas Tech
3Graham Harrell*57052007Texas Tech
4Joe Burrow*56712019LSU
Case Keenum*56712009Houston
6Case Keenum*56312011Houston
7Anthony Gordon*55792019Washington State
8Colt Brennan*55492006Hawaii
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
22Bryce Young*48722021Alabama
23David Carr*48392001Fresno State
24Dwayne Haskins*48312018Ohio State
25Brandon Doughty*48302014Western Kentucky
26Gardner Minshew*47792018Washington State
27Sonny Cumbie*47422004Texas Tech
28Will Rogers*47392021Mississippi State
29Shane Carden*47362014East Carolina
30Brandon Weeden*47272011Oklahoma State
31Sam Bradford*47202008Oklahoma
32Landry Jones*47182010Oklahoma
33Jared Goff*47142015California
34Andre Ware46991989Houston
35Sean Mannion*46622013Oregon State
36Patrick Mahomes*46532015Texas Tech
37Baker Mayfield*46272017Oklahoma
38Chase Holbrook46192006New Mexico State
39Ryan Higgins*46172016Louisiana Tech
40Connor Halliday*45972013Washington State
41Deshaun Watson*45932016Clemson
42Jim McMahon45711980Brigham Young
43Luke Falk*45612015Washington State
44Ty Detmer45601989Brigham Young
45Graham Harrell*45552006Texas Tech
46Matt Ryan*45072007Boston College
47Mac Jones*45002020Alabama
48Philip Rivers*44912003North Carolina State
49Ben Roethlisberger*44862003Miami (OH)
50Nick Mullens*44762015Southern Mississippi
51Timmy Chang*44742002Hawaii
52Luke Falk*44682016Washington State
53Landry Jones*44632011Oklahoma
54Cody Pickett*44582002Washington
55Marcus Mariota*44542014Oregon
56Brennan Armstrong44492021Virginia
57C.J. Stroud*44352021Ohio State
58Geno Smith*43852011West Virginia
59Nick Arbuckle*43682015Georgia State
60Mike White*43632016Western Kentucky
61Kyler Murray*43612018Oklahoma
62Ryan Dinwiddie*43562003Boise State
63Colt Brennan*43432007Hawaii
64Chase Daniel*43352008Missouri
65Nick Foles43342011Arizona
66Dane Evans*43322015Tulsa
67Scott Mitchell43221988Utah
68Kenny Pickett*43192021Pitt
69Nick Florence*43092012Baylor
70Chase Daniel*43062007Missouri
71Colt Brennan43012005Hawaii
72Davis Webb42952016California
73Robert Griffin III*42932011Baylor
74Kyle Trask*42832020Florida
75Brandon Weeden*42772010Oklahoma State
76Tim Couch42751998Kentucky
77Robbie Bosco42731985Brigham Young
78Byron Leftwich*42682002Marshall
79Landry Jones*42672012Oklahoma
80Chris Vargas42651993Nevada
81Timmy Chang*42582004Hawaii
82Riley Ferguson*42572017Memphis
83Levi Brown*42542009Troy
84Sam Hartman*42282021Wake Forest
85Seth Doege*42052012Texas Tech
Geno Smith*42052012West Virginia
87Rakeem Cato42012012Marshall
88Bryce Petty*42002013Baylor
89Timmy Chang*41992003Hawaii
90Cody Hodges*41972005Texas Tech
91David Fales*41932012San Jose State
92David Fales41892013San Jose State
93Mike White*41772017Western Kentucky
94Carson Strong*41752021Nevada
95Chris Weinke41672000Florida State
96Keith Wenning*41482013Ball State
97Colby Cameron41472012Louisiana Tech
98Sam Darnold*41432017USC
99Shane Carden*41392013East Carolina
100Cole McDonald*41352019Hawaii