Total Yards Per Play Year-by-Year Leaders and Records

Minimum 7500 total yards.
An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
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  • Since 1956
  • Minimum 3000 total yards.
Leaders Table
Year Player Avg School
2017Baker Mayfield10.24Oklahoma
2016Mike White*9.64Western Kentucky
2015Brandon Doughty*8.70Western Kentucky
2014Marcus Mariota*9.01Oregon
2013Marcus Mariota*9.09Oregon
2012Aaron Murray*8.60Georgia
2011Russell Wilson*9.05Wisconsin
2010Kellen Moore*9.49Boise State
2009Ryan Mallett*7.80Arkansas
2008Sam Bradford*9.08Oklahoma
2007Mike Teel*8.63Rutgers
2006Colt Brennan*9.17Hawaii
2005Vince Young*8.51Texas
2004Alex Smith*7.93Utah
2003Ryan Dinwiddie*8.35Boise State
2002Byron Leftwich*8.08Marshall
2001Rex Grossman9.10Florida
2000Chris Weinke8.83Florida State
1999Chad Pennington8.46Marshall
1998Akili Smith*8.71Oregon
1997John Dutton8.57Nevada
1996Danny Wuerffel8.33Florida
1995Danny Wuerffel8.42Florida
1994Eric Zeier7.61Georgia
1993Glenn Foley8.62Boston College
1992Drew Bledsoe*7.33Washington State
1991Ty Detmer8.37Brigham Young
1990Ty Detmer7.91Brigham Young
1989Ty Detmer8.92Brigham Young
1988Steve Walsh7.61Miami (FL)
1987Mike Perez*7.14San Jose State
1986Mike Perez*6.97San Jose State
1985Vinny Testaverde7.33Miami (FL)
1984Doug Flutie*8.21Boston College
1983Steve Young8.18Brigham Young
1982Steve Young7.29Brigham Young
1981Jim McMahon7.10Brigham Young
1980Jim McMahon8.57Brigham Young
1979Marc Wilson7.34Brigham Young
1977Doug Williams*8.62Grambling State
1976Gifford Nielsen*6.41Brigham Young
1972Don Strock6.60Virginia Tech
1970Jim Plunkett*6.71Stanford
1969Dennis Shaw8.24San Diego State
1968Greg Cook6.33Cincinnati
1965Bill Anderson5.76Tulsa
1964Jerry Rhome6.66Tulsa

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