🏈 Carter Stanley Tops 5,000 Career Passing Yards

Kansas Jayhawks

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Carter Stanley is in the midst of a memorable senior season and has ensured that he will be remembered long after his time in the Crimson and Blue is over, as he became just the fifth Jayhawk in Kansas history to throw for 5,000 or more career yards on Saturday.

In his first full season as the starting quarterback, Stanley has proven to be a leader to this Kansas team on his way to making history.

This season alone, Stanley has posted 2,569 passing yards and thrown for 24 touchdowns heading into Saturday. Stanley has thrown for more yards this season than he had in any of his previous three seasons combined.

The Vero Beach-native took home Manning Star of the Week honors twice during the 2019 season and was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week after recording his seventh three-touchdown performance of his career and putting up his second-career 400-yard passing game in the Jayhawks’ 37-34 victory over Texas Tech.

Stanley is also just one of two Kansas players to ever throw 400 or more yards in two games in their career, while ranking in the top-five in several career passing categories, including passing yards, passing touchdowns, passing attempts and passing completions

Stanley will forever be remembered as one of the best quarterbacks to don the Crimson and Blue, but he has now cemented his name in the record books as just the fifth Jayhawk to throw for 5,000 or more yards and the most recent player since Kansas legend Todd Reesing (2006-09).

Jayhawks to Throw for 5,000+ Career Passing Yards

Todd Reesing2006-09
Frank Seurer1980-83
Kelly Donohoe1986-89
David Jaynes1971-73
Carter Stanley2016-Present