Total Plays Year-by-Year Leaders and Records

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Leaders

  • Since 1956
Leaders Table
Year Player Plays School
2017Lamar Jackson568Louisville
2016Deshaun Watson*744Clemson
2015Luke Falk*726Washington State
2014Shane Carden*713East Carolina
2013Connor Halliday*764Washington State
2012Jordan Lynch*688Northern Illinois
2011Case Keenum*660Houston
2010Dominique Davis*688East Carolina
2009Case Keenum*760Houston
2008Graham Harrell*667Texas Tech
2007Graham Harrell*751Texas Tech
2006Graham Harrell*649Texas Tech
2005Cody Hodges*640Texas Tech
2004Sonny Cumbie*694Texas Tech
2003B.J. Symons*798Texas Tech
2002Kliff Kingsbury*814Texas Tech
2001David Carr*627Fresno State
2000Kliff Kingsbury663Texas Tech
1999Drew Brees*633Purdue
1998Drew Brees*638Purdue
1997Tim Couch613Kentucky
1996Jon Denton594Nevada-Las Vegas
1995Cody Ledbetter543New Mexico State
1994Stoney Case549New Mexico
1993Anthony Calvillo558Utah State
1992John Kaleo588Maryland
1991David Klingler589Houston
1990David Klingler704Houston
1989Andre Ware628Houston
1988Scott Mitchell589Utah
1987Todd Santos562San Diego State
1986Erik Wilhelm545Oregon State
1985Doug Gaynor588Long Beach State
1984Robbie Bosco543Brigham Young
1983Kurt Page553Vanderbilt
1982Todd Dillon585Long Beach State
1981Matt Kofler594San Diego State
1980Jim McMahon540Brigham Young
1979Marc Wilson488Brigham Young
1978Steve Dils481Stanford
1977Dave Ziebart438Air Force
1976Tommy Kramer562Rice
1975Gene Swick480Toledo
1974Gene Swick493Toledo
1973Gene Swick520Toledo
1972Don Strock480Virginia Tech
1971Don Bunce*471Stanford
1970Jim Plunkett*475Stanford
1969Charlie Richards455Richmond
1968Chuck Hixson556Southern Methodist
1967Terry Stone406New Mexico
1966John Eckman539Wichita State
1965Bill Anderson580Tulsa
1964Jerry Rhome470Tulsa
1963Don Trull406Baylor
1962George Mira*379Miami (FL)
1961Dave Hoppmann320Iowa State
1960Mel Melin312Washington State
1960Norm Snead312Wake Forest
1959Peter Hall330Marquette
1958Charles Milstead279Texas A&M
1957Dwight Nichols310Iowa State
1956John Brodie295Stanford

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