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Most people will probably be surprised to find out that it’s not Texas Tech, Houston, Hawaii, BYU, or other notorious passing schools that have produced the most 9,000 yard passers, but it is instead Florida.
Shane Matthews was the first Gator to eclipse the mark and when he graduated in 1992, his 9,287 yards were good enough to place him at No. 14 all-time, currently No. 95.
Matthews was followed by Danny Wuerrfel four years later. The 1996 Heisman Trophy winner and National Champion left Gainesville with 10,875 yards, giving him the Gators’ record and No. 5 overall (currently No. 42).
In only three years with Florida, Rex Grossman became the third Gator over 9,000 yards, leaving school with 9,164 yards (No. 40 at the time, currently No. 105).
Florida’s all-time leader passer, Chris Leak (pictured) eclipsed the mark in his career in which he won a National Title in ’06 and threw for 11,213 yards, graduating as No. 17 (now No. 27).
The fifth and final Gator to eclipse 9,000 yards was another Heisman and National Championship winner, Tim Tebow. In his four years, Tebow threw for 9,285 yards, leaving Gainesville at No. 89 (now No. 96).