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Sam Bradford Most Efficient Quarterback in NCAA History

Sam Bradford will leave OU as the most efficient quarterback in NCAA history. Sam Bradford will leave OU as the most efficient quarterback in NCAA history.

Originally Published: Nov 11, 2009 6:29 PM CDT

Corey DeMoss
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

NORMAN, Oklahoma – If the college career of Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford is indeed over, he will leave as the most efficient passer in NCAA history.

Bradford’s efficiency rating currently stands at 175.62, which would break the record of 168.89 held by Boise State’s Ryan Dinwiddie.

Bradford sustained his second shoulder injury of the season against Texas on Oct. 17, and afterward elected to have season-ending surgery. He said if his recovery went as planned he would enter this year’s NFL Draft. That means, barring any setbacks in his rehabilitation, he has thrown his last collegiate pass.

Florida’s Tim Tebow also has surpassed Dinwiddie’s record, but trails Bradford with an efficiency rating of 170.35.

To be considered for the efficiency rating record, a quarterback must have at least 500 completions. Bradford has completed 604 of his 893 career attempts. He has thrown for 8,403 yards and 88 touchdowns in 31 games.

Bradford led the Sooners to back-to-back Big 12 Championships the last two seasons, and won the Heisman Trophy last year. He is the first quarterback in NCAA history to lead the nation in passing efficiency two years in a row. He holds 15 different Sooner records.

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