Updated SuperWest Top 50 in Career Yards per Play

BYU leads with 7 athletes on the list, which is searchable and sortable by player and program

Posted on January 29, 2024

  By SuperWest Sports Staff

Here’s an updated list of the Top 50 Pac-12 football career leaders in Total Yards per Play through 2023 with rank, years played, and program.

Yards gained in bowl games are included in the totals. To be included, the athlete must have gained a minimum of 7,500 career yards.

Oregon’s Marcus Mariota (2012-2014) remains the all-time leader with an average of 8.7 yards per play, good for fourth-best nationally, followed by Stanford’s Andrew Luck at 8.5.

Boise State’s Ryan Dinwiddle and Kellen Moore (both with 8.3) round out the top four, and BYU’s Ty Detmer is fifth with 8.2.

Newcomers to the list in 2023 include USC’s Caleb Williams (8.0), Washington’s Michael Penix Jr. (7.7), Oregon’s Bo Nix (7.2), Arizona’s Jayden de Laura (7.2), and BYU’s Kadon Slovis (6.8).

BYU leads with seven athletes on the list, which you can search and sort by player and program.

Breakdown by Program

1. BYU, 7
2. USC, 5
3. Boise State, 4
3. Fresno State, 4
3. UCLA, 4
4. Colorado State, 3
4. Hawaii, 3
4. Oregon, 3
4. San Diego State, 3
5. Arizona, 2
5. Nevada, 2
5. Stanford, 2
5. Utah, 2
5. Washington, 2
5.  Cal, 1
6. Colorado, 1
6. San Jose State, 1
6. Utah State, 1

(Colorado and Utah players date back just to 2011, when they joined the Pac-12 in its latest expansion, while the players of Arizona and ASU date back to 1978.)

SuperWest Top 50 Total Career Yards per Play

1Marcus Mariota8.7Oregon20122014
2Andrew Luck8.5Stanford20092011
3Ryan Dinwiddie8.3Boise State20002003
3Kellen Moore8.3Boise State20082011
5Ty Detmer8.2BYU19881991
6David Fales8.0San Jose State20122013
6Colt Brennan8.0Hawaii20052007
6Caleb Williams8.0USC20212023
9Zach Wilson7.9BYU20182020
10Matt Leinart7.7USC20032005
10Michael Penix Jr.7.7Washington20182023
10Sam Darnold7.7USC20152017
13Nick Stevens7.6Colorado State20142017
13Colin Kaepernick7.6Nevada20072010
15Kevin Hogan7.5Stanford20122015
15Steve Young7.5BYU19811983
17Khalil Tate7.4Arizona20162019
17Brett Rypien7.4Boise State20152018
17Max Hall7.4BYU20072009
20Marcus McMaryion7.3Fresno State20152018
20Cade McNown7.3UCLA19951998
20Jim McMahon7.3BYU19771981
20Justin Herbert7.3Oregon20162019
20Derek Carr7.3Fresno State20092013
25Bo Nix7.2Oregon20192023
25Jayden de Laura7.2Arizona20202023
25Billy Blanton7.2San Diego State19931996
25Matt Barkley7.2USC20092012
25Josh Rosen7.2UCLA20152017
25Bryant Moniz7.2Hawaii20092011
25Robbie Bosco7.2BYU19831985
25Jake Haener7.2Fresno State20182022
33Garrett Grayson7.1Colorado State20112014
33Kordell Stewart7.1Colorado19911994
33Jake Browning7.1Washington20152018
33Dan McGwire7.1San Diego State19861990
33Cole McDonald7.1Hawaii20172019
38Bradlee Van Pelt7.0Colorado State20012003
38Cody Kessler7.0USC20122015
38Jordan Love7.0Utah State20172019
41Jared Goff6.9California20132015
41Ty Gangi6.9Nevada20162018
41Jared Zabransky6.9Boise State20032006
41Dorian Thompson-Robinson6.9UCLA20182022
45Tyler Huntley6.8Utah20162019
45Ryan Lindley6.8San Diego State20082011
45Brett Hundley6.8UCLA20122014
45Kedon Slovis6.8BYU20192023
45Mark Barsotti6.8Fresno State19881991
45Scott Mitchell6.8Utah19871989

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