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Random trivia

Posted by Doug on October 12, 2007

What college has produced the most total career NFL passing yards?

FINE PRINT: players who attended multiple colleges are counted with each college (e.g. Troy Aikman counts for both Oklahoma and UCLA).

USELESS HINTS:

1. The answer will possibly be different at the end of this season than it is now.

2. The current answer is not very surprising, but the possible end-of-2007 answer is (a little).

3. If the answer does switch this year, there is a decent chance that it will switch back again in 08 or 09.

ANSWER EDIT:

+----------------+--------+
| College        | PassYd |
+----------------+--------+
| Notre Dame     | 178637 |
| Purdue         | 175535 |
| Stanford       | 142220 |
| Washington     | 136805 |
| Oregon         | 125311 |
| Miami (FL)     | 123911 |
| UCLA           | 116054 |
| Alabama        | 114884 |
| USC            | 112268 |
| Arizona St.    | 98819  |
| Michigan       | 91091  |
| LSU            | 86751  |
| Maryland       | 84030  |
| Penn St.       | 82890  |
| Washington St. | 81477  |
| Georgia        | 81009  |
| California     | 80514  |
| BYU            | 80369  |
| Pittsburgh     | 71720  |
| Rice           | 67752  |
+----------------+--------+

Notre Dame:

+------------------+-----------+--------+
| name             | years     | PassYd |
+------------------+-----------+--------+
| Joe Montana      | 1979-1994 | 40551  |
| Joe Theismann    | 1974-1985 | 25206  |
| Steve Beuerlein  | 1988-2003 | 24046  |
| Daryle Lamonica  | 1963-1974 | 19154  |
| Rick Mirer       | 1993-2003 | 11969  |
| George Ratterman | 1947-1956 | 10473  |
| Frank Tripucka   | 1949-1963 | 10282  |
| Kent Graham      | 1992-2001 | 7801   |
| Johnny Lujack    | 1948-1951 | 6295   |
| Ralph Guglielmi  | 1955-1963 | 4119   |
| Tommy O'Connell  | 1953-1961 | 3261   |
| Terry Hanratty   | 1969-1976 | 2510   |
| George Izo       | 1960-1966 | 1791   |
| Boley Dancewicz  | 1946-1948 | 1551   |
| Blair Kiel       | 1984-1991 | 1296   |
| Bob Williams     | 1951-1955 | 981    |
| Angelo Bertelli  | 1946-1948 | 972    |
| George Wilson    | 1966-1966 | 764    |
| Ken Karcher      | 1987-1988 | 756    |
| Joe Gasparella   | 1948-1951 | 677    |
| Emmett Mortell   | 1937-1939 | 655    |
| George Terlep    | 1946-1948 | 652    |
| Rusty Lisch      | 1980-1984 | 547    |
| Paul Hornung     | 1957-1966 | 383    |
| Ed Rutkowski     | 1963-1968 | 380    |
| Johnny Blood     | 1925-1938 | 299    |
| John Huarte      | 1966-1972 | 230    |
| Jim Leonard      | 1934-1937 | 193    |
| Jarious Jackson  | 2000-2003 | 114    |
| Craig Hentrich   | 1994-2006 | 91     |
+------------------+-----------+--------+

Purdue:

+----------------+-----------+--------+
| name           | years     | PassYd |
+----------------+-----------+--------+
| Jim Everett    | 1986-1997 | 34837  |
| Len Dawson     | 1957-1975 | 28711  |
| Jeff George    | 1990-2001 | 27602  |
| Bob Griese     | 1967-1980 | 25092  |
| Drew Brees     | 2001-2006 | 16766  |
| Gary Danielson | 1976-1988 | 13764  |
| Mike Phipps    | 1970-1981 | 10506  |
| Cecil Isbell   | 1938-1942 | 5945   |
| Mark Herrmann  | 1982-1992 | 4015   |
| Scott Campbell | 1984-1990 | 2983   |
| Sam Vacanti    | 1947-1949 | 2338   |
| Kyle Orton     | 2005-2005 | 1869   |
| Lou Brock      | 1940-1945 | 519    |
| Lew Pope       | 1931-1934 | 230    |
| Rodney Carter  | 1987-1989 | 71     |
| Roy Horstmann  | 1933-1934 | 62     |
| Bob DeMoss     | 1949-1949 | 60     |
| Mark Stevens   | 1987-1987 | 52     |
| John Galvin    | 1947-1947 | 34     |
| Steve Bryant   | 1982-1987 | 24     |
| Johnny Drake   | 1937-1941 | 24     |
| Leroy Keyes    | 1969-1973 | 14     |
| Shawn McCarthy | 1991-1992 | 11     |
| Paul Pardonner | 1934-1935 | 6      |
+----------------+-----------+--------+

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