College Football's Passing Leaders: How Have They Fared in the NFL?

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College Football's Passing Leaders: How Have They Fared in the NFL?

Houston quarterback Case Keenum is a little over 4,000 yards away from reaching the all-time passing yard mark in NCAA football history.

The record is held by former Hawaii signal-caller Timmy Chang, who threw for over 17,000 total yards in his college career.

Keenum currently sits in eighth place in the passing yardage category with 12,950 yards. He is right behind his former Houston teammate, Kevin Kolb, who now stands at seven on the list. The senior also sits in eighth place on the all-time passing touchdowns list with 102.

Even though he has been a prolific passer during his career, there are still those that question if Keenum is a legitimate NFL prospect or just another novelty system QB putting up big numbers in a gimmicky offense.

While Jake Locker seems to be almost universally recognized as the top senior QB prospect, Keenum is in the conversation with guys like Texas A&M’s Jerrod Johnson and Florida State’s Christian Ponder for that second tier right behind the Washington QB.

So is he really a bona fide NFL prospect?

Well, judging from some of the other quarterbacks who have put up eye popping stats in college, one would be foolish to say yes just because of the extraordinary numbers Case has amassed thus far.

Here’s a look at how the top 10 all-time leaders in passing yardage have fared when they tried to make the transition to the next level.

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