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
8Ty Detmer51881990Brigham Young
9David Klingler51401990Houston
10Graham Harrell*51112008Texas Tech
11Derek Carr*50832013Fresno State
12Paul Smith*50652007Tulsa
13Brandon Doughty*50552015Western Kentucky
14Patrick Mahomes50522016Texas Tech
15Bryant Moniz*50402010Hawaii
16Case Keenum*50202008Houston
17Kliff Kingsbury*50172002Texas Tech
18Matt Johnson*49462015Bowling Green State
19Tim Rattay49431998Louisiana Tech
20Mason Rudolph*49042017Oklahoma State
21David Carr*48392001Fresno State
22Dwayne Haskins*48312018Ohio State
23Brandon Doughty*48302014Western Kentucky
24Gardner Minshew*47792018Washington State
25Sonny Cumbie*47422004Texas Tech
26Shane Carden*47362014East Carolina
27Brandon Weeden*47272011Oklahoma State
28Sam Bradford*47202008Oklahoma
29Landry Jones*47182010Oklahoma
30Jared Goff*47142015California
31Andre Ware46991989Houston
32Sean Mannion*46622013Oregon State
33Patrick Mahomes*46532015Texas Tech
34Baker Mayfield*46272017Oklahoma
35Chase Holbrook46192006New Mexico State
36Ryan Higgins*46172016Louisiana Tech
37Connor Halliday*45972013Washington State
38Deshaun Watson*45932016Clemson
39Jim McMahon45711980Brigham Young
40Luke Falk*45612015Washington State
41Ty Detmer45601989Brigham Young
42Graham Harrell*45552006Texas Tech
43Matt Ryan*45072007Boston College
44Philip Rivers*44912003North Carolina State
45Ben Roethlisberger*44862003Miami (OH)
46Nick Mullens*44762015Southern Mississippi
47Timmy Chang*44742002Hawaii
48Luke Falk*44682016Washington State
49Landry Jones*44632011Oklahoma
50Cody Pickett*44582002Washington
51Marcus Mariota*44542014Oregon
52Geno Smith*43852011West Virginia
53Nick Arbuckle*43682015Georgia State
54Mike White*43632016Western Kentucky
55Kyler Murray*43612018Oklahoma
56Ryan Dinwiddie*43562003Boise State
57Colt Brennan*43432007Hawaii
58Chase Daniel*43352008Missouri
59Nick Foles43342011Arizona
60Dane Evans*43322015Tulsa
61Scott Mitchell43221988Utah
62Nick Florence*43092012Baylor
63Chase Daniel*43062007Missouri
64Colt Brennan43012005Hawaii
65Davis Webb42952016California
66Robert Griffin III*42932011Baylor
67Brandon Weeden*42772010Oklahoma State
68Tim Couch42751998Kentucky
69Robbie Bosco42731985Brigham Young
70Byron Leftwich*42682002Marshall
71Landry Jones*42672012Oklahoma
72Chris Vargas42651993Nevada
73Timmy Chang*42582004Hawaii
74Riley Ferguson*42572017Memphis
75Levi Brown*42542009Troy
76Seth Doege*42052012Texas Tech
Geno Smith*42052012West Virginia
78Rakeem Cato42012012Marshall
79Bryce Petty*42002013Baylor
80Timmy Chang*41992003Hawaii
81Cody Hodges*41972005Texas Tech
82David Fales*41932012San Jose State
83David Fales41892013San Jose State
84Mike White*41772017Western Kentucky
85Chris Weinke41672000Florida State
86Keith Wenning*41482013Ball State
87Colby Cameron41472012Louisiana Tech
88Sam Darnold*41432017USC
89Shane Carden*41392013East Carolina
90Cole McDonald*41352019Hawaii
91Byron Leftwich41322001Marshall
92Logan Woodside*41292016Toledo
93Chase Clement*41192008Rice
94Johnny Manziel*41142013Texas A&M
95Deshaun Watson*41092015Clemson
96Derek Carr*41042012Fresno State
97Mason Rudolph*40912016Oklahoma State
98Josh Wallwork40901996Wyoming
99David Johnson*40592008Tulsa
100Derek Anderson*40582003Oregon State