What NCAA Players Had the Highest Passing Efficiency Ratings Before 2015?


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Prior to 2015, career NCAA leaders in passer efficiency rating included Sam Bradford (Oklahoma), Marcus Mariota (Oregon), Tim Tebow (Florida) and Kellen Moore (Boise State). Quarterbacks with the highest pre-2015 single-season passer rating in NCAA history are Russell Wilson (Wisconsin), Robert Griffin III (Baylor), Ryan Dinwiddie (Boise State) and Colt Brennan (Hawaii).

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Bradford's 175.62 rating with the Sooners from 2007 to 2009 is the highest of all-time and includes a Heisman Trophy in 2008. Mariota's standout time with the Ducks from 2012 to 2014 includes a career rating of 171.75 and a junior campaign where he led the school to the title game. Tebow delivered a 170.79 rating from 2006 to 2009, along with a Heisman Trophy and two National Titles to the Gators. Moore guided the Broncos from 2008 to 2011, gaining a rating of 168.98 - and a lot of wins.

Following three seasons spent at North Carolina State, Wilson's 191.78 rating for the Badgers in 2011 is the highest of the all-time pre-2015 figures and includes 33 touchdown strikes against just four interceptions. Griffin III notched 189.48 in his 2011 Heisman-winning campaign with the Bears. The Broncos' Dinwiddie registered a 188.18 passer rating in his 2002 junior season. Colt Brennan's breakout 2006 season with the Rainbow Warriors included a 185.96 rating.

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