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
20Brandon Doughty*48302014Western Kentucky
21Sonny Cumbie*47422004Texas Tech
22Shane Carden*47362014East Carolina
23Brandon Weeden*47272011Oklahoma State
24Sam Bradford*47202008Oklahoma
25Landry Jones*47182010Oklahoma
26Jared Goff*47142015California
27Andre Ware46991989Houston
28Sean Mannion*46622013Oregon State
29Patrick Mahomes*46532015Texas Tech
30Baker Mayfield*46272017Oklahoma
31Chase Holbrook46192006New Mexico State
32Ryan Higgins*46172016Louisiana Tech
33Connor Halliday*45972013Washington State
34Deshaun Watson*45932016Clemson
35Jim McMahon45711980Brigham Young
36Luke Falk*45612015Washington State
37Ty Detmer45601989Brigham Young
38Graham Harrell*45552006Texas Tech
39Matt Ryan*45072007Boston College
40Philip Rivers*44912003North Carolina State
41Ben Roethlisberger*44862003Miami (OH)
42Nick Mullens*44762015Southern Mississippi
43Timmy Chang*44742002Hawaii
44Luke Falk*44682016Washington State
45Landry Jones*44632011Oklahoma
46Cody Pickett*44582002Washington
47Marcus Mariota*44542014Oregon
48Geno Smith*43852011West Virginia
49Nick Arbuckle*43682015Georgia State
50Mike White*43632016Western Kentucky
51Ryan Dinwiddie*43562003Boise State
52Colt Brennan*43432007Hawaii
53Chase Daniel*43352008Missouri
54Nick Foles43342011Arizona
55Dane Evans*43322015Tulsa
56Gardner Minshew43252018Washington State
57Scott Mitchell43221988Utah
58Nick Florence*43092012Baylor
59Chase Daniel*43062007Missouri
60Colt Brennan43012005Hawaii
61Davis Webb42952016California
62Robert Griffin III*42932011Baylor
63Brandon Weeden*42772010Oklahoma State
64Tim Couch42751998Kentucky
65Robbie Bosco42731985Brigham Young
66Byron Leftwich*42682002Marshall
67Landry Jones*42672012Oklahoma
68Chris Vargas42651993Nevada
69Timmy Chang*42582004Hawaii
70Riley Ferguson*42572017Memphis
71Levi Brown*42542009Troy
72Seth Doege*42052012Texas Tech
Geno Smith*42052012West Virginia
74Rakeem Cato42012012Marshall
75Bryce Petty*42002013Baylor
76Timmy Chang*41992003Hawaii
77Cody Hodges*41972005Texas Tech
78David Fales*41932012San Jose State
79David Fales41892013San Jose State
80Mike White*41772017Western Kentucky
81Chris Weinke41672000Florida State
82Keith Wenning*41482013Ball State
83Colby Cameron41472012Louisiana Tech
84Sam Darnold*41432017USC
85Shane Carden*41392013East Carolina
86Byron Leftwich41322001Marshall
87Logan Woodside*41292016Toledo
88Chase Clement*41192008Rice
89Johnny Manziel*41142013Texas A&M
90Deshaun Watson*41092015Clemson
91Derek Carr*41042012Fresno State
92Mason Rudolph*40912016Oklahoma State
93Josh Wallwork40901996Wyoming
94David Johnson*40592008Tulsa
95Derek Anderson*40582003Oregon State
96Jameis Winston*40572013Florida State
97Mason Fine*40522017North Texas
98Tyler Sheehan*40512009Bowling Green State
99Chad Kelly*40422015Ole Miss
Chris Redman40421998Louisville

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