Kansas football all-time leaders in passing yards

A couple of recent quarterbacks for the Kansas Jayhawks have shaken up the list for the most passing yards in school history.
Kansas football star quarterback Jalon Daniels
Kansas football star quarterback Jalon Daniels / Peter G. Aiken/GettyImages
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No. 5: Carter Stanley, 2016-19, 5,035 yards

Stanley has the unfortunate distinction of being the KU quarterback during one of the worst stretches in school history. Over his four seasons in Lawrence, the Kansas football won only 9 games while losing 39. Only three of those wins were against Big 12 opponents.

Stanley played in 36 games at KU, but didn't accumlate many impressive stats until his final season. Les Miles had replaced David Beaty, but the level of talent and play remained unchanged. Despite those obstacles, he threw for 2,664 yards as a senior, with 24 touchdowns. Kansas won three games that season, and that big statistical year thrust Stanley up the Kansas football passing charts.


  • Completion Percentage - 59.8%
  • Passing Yards - 5,035
  • Passing Touchdowns - 37
  • Interceptions - 25
  • Rushing Yards - 321
  • Rushing Touchdowns - 1

It's hard to judge Stanley because if he'd been a good quarterback he'd have been somewhere else, yet he did have a solid senior season against rugged competition. Someone had to play quarterback, and he did as well as anyone could have hoped in those dark seasons.