Most Passing Yards in High School Football History
The spotlight will always shine brightest on one position in football — the quarterback. And when we come across that rare player who, at a young age, can capture our imaginations with their ability to throw the ball, well, we don't wait to celebrate them.
We've taken the career passing yardage leaders from every state and ranked them based on state record books (where available) that were updated through the end of the 2019 season. In cases where records weren't readily available, we did our due diligence to find out who the player was.
These are the career passing yardage leaders for high school football from all 50 states.
Wyoming: Blake Godwin — 4,040 Passing Yards
High school: Sheridan High School (Sheridan, Wyoming)
Passing stats: 4,040 passing yards, 47 TD, 17 INT
Bottom line: Blake Godwin came a long ways from fumbling his first varsity snap at powerhouse Sheridan High School — he capped his career by winning a state championship and becoming Wyoming's career passing leader.
Godwin, at 6-foot and 175 pounds, played basketball for Casper College and averaged 6.2 points in 15.0 minutes per game in 2017-18.
Wisconsin: Ben Hempel — 9,508 Passing Yards
High school: Franklin High School (Franklin, Wisconsin)
Passing stats: 9,508 passing yards, 92 TD
Bottom line: Franklin High's coaches were way ahead of the curve in the early 2000s, incorporating a spread offense that saw Ben Hempel light up the competition.
Hempel was so dominant that no quarterback in Wisconsin has come within 1,800 yards of his passing record since he graduated.
Hempel played collegiately at Northern Michigan University, where he was the full-time starter as a junior.
West Virginia: J.R. House — 14,457 Passing Yards
High school: Nitro High School (Nitro, West Virginia)
Passing stats: 14,457 passing yards, 145 TD
Bottom line: J.R. House set a national record in his final game at Nitro High, throwing 10 touchdown passes in a state championship game win over Morgantown.
During high school, House spent the first semester in West Virginia and the second semester at a high school in Florida to accommodate his burgeoning baseball career.
It was a good investment. He played 20 seasons of professional baseball, including three as a catcher in the majors. He's currently the third base coach for the Cincinnati Reds.
Washington: Brett Rypien — 13,058 Passing Yards
High school: Shadle Park High School (Spokane, Washington)
Passing stats: 13,058 passing yards, 136 TD, 36 INT
Bottom line: The nephew of former Super Bowl MVP quarterback Mark Rypien, Brett Rypien broke all of Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore's high school records in Washington before going to play for Boise State as well.
Brett Rypien was a four-time All-Mountain West Conference pick and the MWC Offensive Player of the Year in 2018. Rypien spent four seasons with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent before signing with the Los Angeles Rams in 2023.
Virginia: Phillip Sims — 10,725 Passing Yards
High school: Oscar Smith High School (Chesapeake, Virginia)
Passing stats: 10,725 passing yards, 119 TD
Bottom line: Phillip Sims went 48-4 in four years as the starter at Oscar Smith High while setting Virginia state records in passing yards and touchdown passes.
Ranked as the No. 1 quarterback recruit in the country for the Class of 2010, Sims started his career at Alabama and won a national championship in 2012 before transferring to Virginia, then to Winston-Salem State. Sims played in the Canadian Football League for one season.
Vermont: Cam Coloutti — 10,635 Passing Yards
High school: Fair Haven School (Fair Haven, Vermont)
Passing stats: 10,635 passing yards, 105 TD
Bottom line: Cam Coloutti is in the discussion for not only the best high school quarterback in Vermont history but as the best all-around high school athlete in the state's history.
The state's career passing yardage leader led Fair Haven High to a state football title as a junior, back to the state championship game as a senior, and won a state basketball championship as a senior, averaging 30.3 points in the postseason.
Coloutti played college basketball for NCAA Division III Northern Vermont University.
Utah: Austin Kafentzis — 13,079 Passing Yards
High school: Jordan High School (Sandy, Utah)
Passing stats: 13,079 passing yards, 115 TD
Bottom line: Austin Kafentzis is in the discussion when it comes to the greatest high school football players in Utah history. He's the only four-time, unanimous all-state pick in state history and a two-time Utah Gatorade Player of the Year in 2012 and 2014.
His most amazing high school stat is he is not only the state's career leading passer but also the state's career leading rusher with 6,942 yards.
Kafentzis originally signed with the University of Wisconsin but eventually transferred to BYU and spent three seasons on defense, which seems like a bit of a waste.
Texas: Grant Gunnell — 16,108 Passing Yards
High school: St. Pius X High School (Houston, Texas)
Passing stats: 16,108 passing yards, 195 TD, 28 INT
Bottom line: Grant Gunnell set Texas state records at St. Pius X High School for passing yards and touchdown passes and was a USA Today All-American in 2018.
Gunnell started three games as a freshman at the University of Arizona, became the full-time starter in 2020 and struggled before he decided to enter the NCAA transfer portal after the Wildcats went 0-5 and closed out the season with a 70-7 loss to rival Arizona State.
Gunnell played one season for Memphis in 2021, North Texas in 2022 and now plays for Sam Houston State — his fourth college stop.
Tennessee: Charlie High — 10,978 Passing Yards
High school: Christian Academy of Knoxville (Knoxville, Tennessee)
Passing stats: 10,978 passing yards, 131 TD, 22 INT
Bottom line: Charlie High got almost half of his career passing total as a junior in 2011, when he set the Tennessee single-season record with 5,191 passing yards.
High led Christian Academy of Knoxville to back-to-back state titles and originally intended to walk on at the University of Tennessee before making his way to Tennessee Tech, but never registered any college statistics.
South Dakota: Austin Sumner — 7,642 Passing Yards
High school: Brandon Valley High School (Brandon, South Dakota)
Passing stats: 7,462 passing yards, 88 TD
Bottom line: Austin Sumner was a three-time all-state pick at Brandon Valley High and capped his career by being named the South Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year in 2009.
Sumner had perfect size for a college quarterback at 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds and found a perfect home at South Dakota State, where he was a four-year starter and broke almost all of the Jackrabbits' career passing records.
South Carolina: Justin Worley — 13,385 Passing Yards
High school: Northwestern High School (Rock Hill, South Carolina)
Passing stats: 13,385 passing yards, 156 TD, 44 INT
Bottom line: Justin Worley teamed with future NFL star kick returner/wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson at Northwestern High, where he was named Gatorade National Player of the Year in 2010.
Worley and Patterson teamed up again at the University of Tennessee, where he was a two-year starter at quarterback.
Worley played one year on the Chicago Bears practice squad in 2015.
Rhode Island: Michael Walsh — 7,529 Passing Yards
High school: Moses Brown School (Providence, Rhode Island)
Passing stats: 7,529 passing yards, 72 TD, 26 INT
Bottom line: Walsh had one of the more impressive seasons in Rhode Island history when he threw for 3,392 yards and 37 touchdowns along with 1,035 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior. Walsh currently plays in the Ivy League for Brown.
Pennsylvania: Brett Brumbaugh — 11,084 Passing Yards
High school: South Fayette High School (McDonald, Pennsylvania)
Passing stats: 11,084 passing yards, 127 TD
Bottom line: Brett Brumbaugh led South Fayette to back-to-back state championships and 32 consecutive wins to close out his high school career, going 16-0 each season.
He was a three-time all-state pick, two-time MaxPreps All-American and went 45-2 overall as a starter. Brumbaugh, 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds, never became a full-time starter at FCS Duquesne University.
Oregon: Tim Tawa — 11,357 Passing Yards
High school: West Linn High School (West Linn, Oregon)
Passing stats: 11,357 passing yards, 143 TD, 10 INT
Bottom line: Tim Tawa was a three-time Oregon Gatorade Player of the Year in football and once in baseball.
One amazing stat about Tawa's high school career that lets you know exactly what kind of athlete he was — in nine seasons as a member of a varsity team in football, basketball and baseball, he played in the state championship game six times, leading West Linn to its first football state title as as senior in 2016.
Tawa chose to play baseball in college, where he was a two-time All-Pac-12 pick at Stanford and has been in the Arizona Diamondbacks minor-league system since 2021.
Oklahoma — Mason Fine, 13,084 Passing Yards
High school: Locust Grove High School (Locust Grove, Oklahoma)
Passing stats: 13,084 passing yards, 161 TD
Bottom line: The only two-time Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year, Mason Fine also set the state record with 161 touchdown passes alongside his state record for career passing yards.
Just 5-foot-11, Fine became the most decorated quarterback in University of North Texas history with records for career passing yards (12,505), career touchdown passes (93), pass completions (1,039) and pass attempts (1,655).
His 18 career games with at least 300 yards passing is also a school record.
Ohio: Maty Mauk — 18,932 Passing Yards
High school: Kenton High School (Kenton, Ohio)
Passing stats: 18,932 passing yards, 219 TD, 63 INT
Bottom line: Along with holding the national record for passing yards, Maty Mauk also holds national records for pass completions (1,353), pass attempts (2,110) and total offense (22,681 yards).
Mauk was indefinitely suspended for alleged drug use following his first season as a full-time starter at the University of Missouri in 2014, when he went 11-3 and threw for 2,648 passing yards and 25 touchdowns.
Mauk finished his career at Eastern Kentucky in 2016.
North Dakota: Josh Hansana — 5,136 Passing Yards
High school: Milnor/North Sargent High School (Milnor, North Dakota)
Passing stats: 5,136 passing yards, 49 TD, 34 INT
Bottom line: Josh Hansana is one of the few, true dual-threat quarterbacks to make this list. He finished his prep career with 1,997 rushing yards and 38 rushing touchdowns.
He put together his best season as a high school senior with 1,594 passing yards and 883 rushing yards.
At Valley City State, Hansana had multiple rushing touchdowns of more than 75 yards, caught passes and was even the full-time punter for a stretch.
North Carolina: Chris Leak — 15,593 Passing Yards
High school: Independence High School (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Passing stats: 15,593 passing yards, 185 TD
Bottom line: Chris Leak led Independence High to three consecutive state titles and became one of the most highly recruited high school quarterbacks of all time in the process.
Leak led the University of Florida to a national championship as a senior in 2007, earning Offensive MVP honors in the BCS championship game.
Leak played in the Canadian Football League and Arena Football League before becoming a high school football coach in Florida, but resigned amid scandal in 2016.
New York: Greg Paulus — 11,760 Passing Yards
High school: Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, New York)
Passing stats: 11,760 passing yards, 43 (2004)
Bottom line: We all know Greg Paulus as one of a long line of All-ACC guards who played basketball for Duke.
But before that, he was a record-setting high school quarterback at Christian Brothers Academy, where he was the National Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior and led his school to an undefeated season and state title.
After his college basketball career was over, Paulus played one season as Syracuse's starting quarterback in 2009.
New Mexico: Brett Henson — 12,124 Passing Yards
High school: Hatch Valley High School (Hatch, New Mexico)
Passing stats: 12,124 passing yards, 166 TD
Bottom line: Brett Henson's 166 career touchdown passes at Hatch Valley High are still in the top 10 nationally. He set the state record with 64 touchdown passes as a junior, then broke his own mark with 70 touchdown passes as a senior.
It's not clear if Henson, who was only 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds, ever played football on the collegiate level.
New Jersey: Devin Leary — 9,672 Passing Yards
High school: Timber Creek Regional High School (Erial, New Jersey)
Passing stats: 9,672 passing yards, 117 TD, 21 INT
Bottom line: Devin Leary was a two-time New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year out of Timber Creek High, where he set state records in career passing yardage and career touchdown passes.
Leary signed with North Carolina State after being ranked the No. 8 overall quarterback prospect in the Class of 2018, started five games for the Wolfpack as a redshirt freshman in 2019 and the full-time starter in 2020 and 2021. He played six games in 2022 before transferring to Kentucky.
New Hampshire: James Caparell — 5,389 Passing Yards
High school: Bedford High School (Bedford, New Hampshire)
Passing stats: 5,389 passing yards, 50 TD
Bottom line: James Caparell led Bedford High to back-to-back state runner-up finishes his junior and senior years and was named New Hampshire Player of the Year twice.
Caparell struggled on the college level at the University of Rhode Island, where he started six games as a redshirt freshman, one game as a sophomore and none as a junior before his transfer to NCAA Division III Plymouth State was rejected by the NCAA.
Nevada: Cade McNamara — 12,084 Passing Yards
High school: Damonte Ranch High School (Reno, Nevada)
Passing stats: 12,084 passing yards, 146 TD, 35 INT
Bottom line: Cade McNamara was a four-year starter at Damonte Ranch High and a two-time Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year before signing with the University of Michigan, where his older brother Kyle was a wide receiver.
McNamara was a full-time starter for Michigan in 2021 before being relegated to a backup role in 2022 and transferring to Iowa following the regular season.
Nebraska: Alec Ditoro — 8,451 Passing Yards
High school: Papillion-La Vista High School (Papillion, Nebraska)
Passing stats: 8,451 passing yards, 93 TD
Bottom line: Alec Ditoro's career was a model of consistency, and he finished his career with the Nebraska records for career passing yards, passing touchdowns and pass completions.
Ditoro's career total of 9,567 yards of total offense trails just former University of Nebraska quarterback and current Nebraska head coach Scott Frost.
At 5-foot-10, Ditoro was undersized for his position on the next level and never played college football.
Montana: Dane Warp — 10,801 Passing Yards
High school: Havre High School (Havre, Montana)
Passing stats: 10,801 passing yards, 101 TD
Bottom line: One of the greatest high school athletes in Montana history, Dane Warp rewrote the state record books with his passing skills.
Warp, a 4.0 student in high school, decided to play college basketball instead of football and became one of the greatest players in Carroll College history, leading the Saints to the NAIA championship game as a junior.
He finished college as the winningest player in school history by going 110-29 in his career.
Missouri: Alex Huston — 16,566 Passing Yards
High school: Glendale High School (Springfield, Missouri)
Passing stats: 16,566 passing yards, 202 TD, 46 INT
Bottom line: Alex Huston is one of two players on this list coached by Mike Mauk, who also mentored his son, former University of Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk.
Huston, who is only 5-foot-11, threw for a staggering 6,131 yards and 76 touchdowns as a junior and as a senior threw for 824 yards in a single game.
It's not clear why Huston never played college football.
Minnesota: Chris Meidt — 8,533 Passing Yards
High school: Minneota High School (Minneota, Minnesota)
Passing stats: 8,533 passing yards, 101 TD
Bottom line: Christ Meidt is the dean of high school football passing leaders. No one has held their record for as long as the Minnesota High quarterback.
Meidt led Minneota to back-to-back state championships in 1986 and 1987 and ended his career as the national leader with 101 career touchdown passes.
Meidt played for Bethel College and went into coaching after his career. He was the head coach at NCAA Division III St. Olaf College from 2002 to 2007 and an offensive assistant for the Washington Football Team (formerly the Redskins) for two seasons.
Michigan: Jason Fracassa — 10,615 Passing Yards
High school: Stevenson High School (Sterling Heights, Michigan)
Passing stats: 10,615 passing yards, 97 TD
Bottom line: The grandson of legendary high school coach Al Fracassa, Jason Fracassa also set Michigan's single-season passing record with 4,433 yards as a senior in 2009. Fracassa is almost 3,000 yards ahead of the next player on the career passing list.
He played both baseball and football in college, first at Northwood University, then at Walsh University, where he set the single-game passing record with 387 yards in a 2013 win over Lake Erie.
Massachusetts: Troy Flutie — 9,014 Passing Yards
High school: Natick High School (Natick, Massachusetts)
Passing stats: 9,014 passing yards, 112 TD, 34 INT
Bottom line: The nephew of legendary Boston College quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie, Troy Flutie also rushed for over 1,000 yards in four seasons as a starter at Natick High.
Troy Flutie was named Mr. Football in Massachusetts as a senior and followed his father and uncles to Boston College, where he was a part-time starter over four seasons.
Maryland: Keith Ricca — 9,090 Passing Yards
High school: Saint John's at Prospect Hall (Frederick, Maryland)
Passing stats: 9,090 passing yards, 45 TD (2004)
Bottom line: The grandson of former NFL lineman Jim Ricca, Keith Ricca had great size for a quarterback at 6-foot-5 and 210 pounds, and capped his high school career by throwing for 3,591 yards and 45 touchdowns as a senior.
Keith Ricca went on to star at NCAA Division III Catholic University, where he broke all of the school's major career passing records, most of which were owned by his older brother, Kevin Ricca.
Maine: Ben Lucas — 7,575 Passing Yards
High school: Cony High School (Augusta, Maine)
Passing stats: 7,575 passing yards, 89 TD
Bottom line: Ben Cony swept the Maine Gatorade Player of the Year and Fitzpatrick Trophy as a senior at Cony High in 2013, when he threw for 3,482 yards and 41 touchdowns and led his team to the Class B state title.
Lucas signed with the University of Maine but transferred to Wagner following shoulder surgery, although he never started a game at either school.
Louisiana: Brock Berlin — 13,902 Passing Yards (Tied)
High school: Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport, Louisiana)
Passing stats: 13,902 passing yards, 144 TD
Bottom line: Brock Berlin won three consecutive state titles at Evangel Christian Academy as well as being named the Gatorade National Player of the Year and USA Today Offensive Player of the Year.
One of the most highly recruited players in high school football history, Berlin chose the University of Florida but couldn't beat out Rex Grossman and transferred to Miami for his final two seasons. With the Hurricanes, Berlin started for two years and famously went 5-0 against Florida and Florida State.
He played two seasons in the NFL with the St. Louis Rams.
Kentucky: Zach Lewis — 13,462 Passing Yards
High school: Clay County High School (Manchester, Kentucky)
Passing stats: 13,462 passing yards, 105 TD
Bottom line: Zach Lewis also set the state record with 1,508 passing attempts at Clay County High and is second in state history with 912 completions.
Lewis was just as effective as a three-year starter at Morehead State, setting the school's career records for passing yards (10,251), touchdown passes (72) and completions (936).
As a junior at MSU, Lewis set the single-season record with 3,585 passing yards.
Kansas: Carter Putz — 9,336 Passing Yards
High school: Bishop Miege High School (Roeland Park, Kansas)
Passing stats: 9,336 passing yards, 124 TD, 13 INT
Bottom line: Carter Putz's high school stats are mind-boggling, with 124 touchdown passes against just 13 interceptions for Bishop Miege High, where he led the team to three state titles and was the Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year in 2017. Putz played college baseball at Notre Dame.
Iowa: Hunter Dekkers — 10,628 Passing Yards
High school: West Sioux High School (Hawarden, Iowa)
Passing stats: 10,628 passing yards, 126 TD
Bottom line: Hunter Dekkers was a throwback athlete in high school — an all-state player in football, basketball and baseball who set the Iowa career records for both passing yardage and touchdown passes with 126.
Dekkers also led West Sioux High to Class 1A state titles in 2017 and 2018. He signed with Iowa State and took over as the Cyclones' starter in 2022 after Brock Purdy left for the NFL.
Indiana: Jake Schiff — 12,195 Passing Yards
High school: Mater Dei High School (Evansville, Indiana)
Passing stats: 12,195 passing yards, 130 TD
Bottom line: Jake Schiff led Mater Dei High to a state championship as a junior and state runner-up finish as a senior, when he was named Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year.
Schiff also set Indiana's single-season record with 4,468 passing yards in 2001 and has three of the top 10 single-season passing seasons in state history.
Schiff started at Indiana State for two seasons before two broken collarbones in succession ended his football career.
Illinois: Tyler Hutchinson — 10,894 Passing Yards
High school: Greenville High School (Greenville, Illinois)
Passing stats: 10,894 passing yards, 127 TD, 39 INT
Bottom line: Tyler Hutchinson was a two-time All-State pick at Greenville High, throwing for over 4,216 yards as a junior and 3,855 yards and 56 touchdown passes as a senior.
Hutchinson was the Illinois USA Today Offensive Player of the Year as a senior but chose to play baseball in college, where he played at Heartland Community College before transferring to Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.
Idaho: Tanner Mangum — 9,599 Passing Yards
High school: Eagle High School (Eagle, Idaho)
Passing stats: 9,599 passing yards, 91 TD, 21 INT
Bottom line: Tanner Mangum was one of the most highly sought-after prep quarterbacks in the country in the Class of 2012 and was named co-MVP of the Nike Elite 11 Camp and MVP of the Under Armour All-American Game.
He redshirted at BYU in 2012 and after a two-year LDS mission returned to start parts of three seasons while playing behind New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill and future first-round pick Zach Wilson.
Hawaii: Dillon Gabriel — 9,848 Passing Yards
High school: Mililani High School (Mililani, Hawaii)
Passing stats: 9,848 passing yards, 105 TD
Bottom line: Dillon Gabriel lit up the Hawaii prep high school ranks and capped things off with 3,754 passing yards and 38 touchdowns as a senior in 2018, bringing home Hawaii Gatorade Player of the Year.
Seemingly undersized at 6-foot and 185 pounds, Gabriel was dominant in two years as the full-time starter at the University of Central Florida and an All-AAC pick in 2020 after throwing for 3,353 yards and 30 touchdowns in just nine games. Gabriel transferred to Oklahoma before the 2022 season and started 12 games for the Sooners.
Georgia: Trevor Lawrence — 13,902 Passing Yards (Tied)
High school: Cartersville High School (Cartersville, Georgia)
Passing stats: 13,902 passing yards, 161 TD, 21 INT
Bottom line: One of the most highly sought-after high school football recruits of all time, Lawrence won two state championships at Cartersville High and led Clemson to a national championship as a true freshman. Lawrence was selected No. 1 overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2021 NFL Draft and has been the team's starter the last two seasons.
Florida: Tucker Israel — 14,082 Passing Yards
High school: Lake Nona High School (Orlando, Florida)
Passing stats: 14,082 passing yards, 162 TD, 43 INT
Bottom line: Tucker Israel threw for 10 touchdowns in a single game as a freshman, then broke Tim Tebow's single-season record with 56 touchdown passes as a senior on the way to setting state records for career passing yards and touchdowns.
Israel played in just two games in three seasons at Clemson, backing up Deshaun Watson, Kelly Bryan and Trevor Lawrence before he transferred to Jacksonville State.
District of Columbia: Ja'Rome Johnson — 7,764 Passing Yards
High school: Eastern Senior High School (Washington, D.C.)
Passing stats: 7,764 passing yards, 69 TD, 37 INT
Bottom line: Ja'Rome Johnson racked up big-time stats as a high school star in Washington, D.C., not only setting the D.C. career passing record but also rushing for over 1,300 yards in each of his last two seasons.
Johnson transferred from the University of Virginia-Wise to Bowie State and was named the CIAA Offensive Player of the Year and NCAA Division II honorable mention All-American in 2019.
Delaware: Nolan Henderson — 7,764 Passing Yards
High school: Smyrna High School (Smyrna, Delaware)
Passing stats: 7,764 passing yards, 89 TD, 22 INT
Bottom line: Nolan Henderson capped his career at Smyrna High by going 24-1 over his last two seasons as a starter and winning back-to-back state titles and earning Delaware Gatorade Player of the Year honors in 2016.
Henderson was the first in-state quarterback to sign with the University of Delaware in over a decade, where he was a three-time All-CAA pick. Henderson signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2023.
Connecticut: Casey Cochran — 10,767 Passing Yards
High school: Masuk High School (Monroe, Connecticut)
Passing stats: 10,767 passing yards, 103 TD, 25 INT (2009-11)
Bottom line: Casey Cochran was a two-time Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year at Masuk High, where he won a state championship as a junior in 2010.
Cochran's career got off to a promising start at UConn, and he started the final four games of his redshirt freshman season, going 3-1 before he was forced to retire due to multiple concussions.
Colorado: Aidan Atkinson — 11,519 Passing Yards
High school: Fairview High School (Boulder, Colorado)
Passing stats: 11,519 passing yards, 130 TD, 23 INT
Bottom line: As a senior in 2019, Fairview High's Aidan Atkinson broke the Colorado career passing record set by Bear Creek's Justin Holland in 2000 and committed to play for Northwestern.
Atkinson was arrested for sexual assault and sexual misconduct in Nov. 2019. He pled guilty to two misdemeanors and was sentenced to probation in May 2021.
California: Jake Browning — 16,775 Passing Yards
High school: Folsom High School (Folsom, California)
Passing stats: 16,775 passing yards, 229 TD, 40 INT
Bottom line: Jake Browning was a two-time California Gatorade Player of the Year and set the national record with 229 career touchdown passes and the national single-season record with 91 touchdown passes as a senior.
Browning became the University of Washington's career passing leader and was the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year in 2016. He spent two years on the practice squad for the Minnesota Vikings and has been a backup quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals since 2021.
Arkansas: Layne Hatcher — 15,483 Passing Yards
High school: Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, Arkansas)
Passing stats: 15,483 passing yards, 185 TD, 42 INT
Bottom line: In three years as the starter at Pulaski Academy, Layne Hatcher went 41-1 and won three state championships.
Hatcher, who threw for 757 yards in a single game as a senior, redshirted in 2018 at the University of Alabama and transferred to Arkansas State after the season.
He was named the 2019 Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year after throwing for 2,946 yards and 27 touchdowns. Hatcher played three seasons for Arkansas State, one season for Texas State in 2022 and transferred to Ball State in 2023.
Arizona: Spencer Rattler — 11,083 Passing Yards
High school: Pinnacle High School (Phoenix, Arizona)
Passing stats: 11,083 passing yards, 116 TD, 33 INT
Bottom line: Most football fans got to know Spencer Rattler through the hit Netflix show "QB1: Beyond the Lights" and saw him get suspended midway through his senior year. Even missing those games, he still easily set Arizona's passing record.
Rattler played two seasons for the University of Oklahoma and was named All-Big 12 in 2020. He was replaced as the starter in 2021 and transferred to South Carolina, where he threw for 3,012 yards, 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 2022.
Alaska: Conor Feckley — 7,106 Passing Yards
High school: West Anchorage High School (Anchorage, Alaska)
Passing stats: 7,106 passing yards, 67 TD, 33 INT
Bottom line: Conor Feckley was a three-time All-State selection at West Anchorage High and capped his career by being named the Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year in 2012.
Feckley started his career at Colorado Mesa University, but transferred to the University of Dubuque and capped his career by throwing for 3,129 yards, 37 touchdowns and a single-game record 634 yards and eight touchdowns in a 70-53 win over Bethel University.
Alabama: JaMarcus Russell — 10,774 Passing Yards
High school: Williamson High School (Mobile, Alabama)
Passing stats: 10,774 passing yards, 64 TD (2000-02)
Bottom line: Before he became the biggest draft bust in NFL history, JaMarcus Russell was a wunderkind prep quarterback at Mobile's Williamson High and set the Alabama state record for passing yards.
Russell starred at LSU for three seasons before the Oakland Raiders picked him No. 1 overall in 2007, although he only lasted three seasons in the NFL before he was out of the league for good.