Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The all-time leader in career passing yards for the Oregon State Beavers is Derek Anderson, who racked up an astounding 11,249 yards through the air. Over one-third of these yards were accumulated in the 2003 season, when Anderson totaled an OSU single season record of 4,058 yards. To put into perspective how prolific Derek Anderson was during his time as a Beaver, let us consider some additional statistics. Anderson holds three of the top four single season totals for passing yards at Oregon State (Sean Mannion’s 2011 campaign ranks third). He is the all-time touchdowns leader, with 79 total touchdowns thrown. Second place is Jonathan Smith, who tallied a mere 55 touchdowns. Derek Anderson racked up nine games with at least 350 yards, nearly double the second place Beaver, Erik Wilhelm, who totaled only five. The all-time record of 11,249 yards is 1,569 yards ahead of second place Jonathan Smith (9,680 yards). Undoubtedly, Derek Anderson is the greatest quarterback (statistic...
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