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1962 Big Ten Conference Leaders

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Record: 47-42-2, .527 W-L% (3rd of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 14.10 (1st of 12) ▪ SOS: 12.19 (1st of 12)

Conference Champion: Wisconsin

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Michigan State, Ohio State and Purdue)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Minnesota and Wisconsin)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 124
2. Tom Myers (NWEST) 116
3. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 80
4. Duane Blaska (MN) 71
5. Matt Szykowny (IA) 59
6. Woody Moore (IN) 57
7. Gary Hogan (PUR) 35
8. Ron DiGravio (PUR) 34
9. Joe Sparma (OHST) 30
10. Bob Chandler (MI) 29
11. Bob Wallace (IA) 21
12. Pete Smith (MIST) 18
  Hal Brandt* (WI) 18
14. Bob Timberlake (MI) 16
15. Roger Hailey (MIST) 15
16. Frosty Evashevski (MI) 11
17. Fred Quinn (NWEST) 10
18. Charles Migyanka (MIST) 8
19. William Mrukowski (OHST) 7
  Dave Glinka (MI) 7

Pass Attempts

1. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 216
2. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 212
3. Tom Myers (NWEST) 195
4. Duane Blaska (MN) 154
5. Matt Szykowny (IA) 115
6. Woody Moore (IN) 109
7. Ron DiGravio (PUR) 92
8. Gary Hogan (PUR) 77
9. Joe Sparma (OHST) 71
10. Bob Chandler (MI) 63
11. Pete Smith (MIST) 52
12. Bob Wallace (IA) 43
13. Hal Brandt* (WI) 36
14. Frosty Evashevski (MI) 35
15. Bob Timberlake (MI) 34
16. Roger Hailey (MIST) 31
17. Fred Quinn (NWEST) 25
18. Charles Migyanka (MIST) 23
19. William Mrukowski (OHST) 18
  Richie Badar (IN) 18

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Tom Myers (NWEST) 59.5
2. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 57.4
3. Duane Blaska (MN) 46.1
4. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 37.7

Passing Yards

1. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 1582
2. Tom Myers (NWEST) 1537
3. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 1139
4. Duane Blaska (MN) 862
5. Woody Moore (IN) 770
6. Matt Szykowny (IA) 737
7. Ron DiGravio (PUR) 629
8. Bob Chandler (MI) 401
9. Gary Hogan (PUR) 389
10. Joe Sparma (OHST) 288
11. Pete Smith (MIST) 241
12. Hal Brandt* (WI) 228
13. Roger Hailey (MIST) 186
14. Bob Wallace (IA) 184
15. Bob Timberlake (MI) 179
16. Fred Quinn (NWEST) 153
17. Ron Rubick (MIST) 91
18. Charles Migyanka (MIST) 88
19. Frosty Evashevski (MI) 83
20. Gene Abraham (NWEST) 66

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Tom Myers (NWEST) 7.9
2. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 7.3
3. Duane Blaska (MN) 5.6
4. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 5.4

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 6.5
2. Tom Myers (NWEST) 6.0
3. Duane Blaska (MN) 3.4
4. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 2.2

Passing Touchdowns

1. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 14
2. Tom Myers (NWEST) 13
3. Duane Blaska (MN) 8
4. Ron DiGravio (PUR) 7
5. Matt Szykowny (IA) 6
6. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 5
7. Pete Smith (MIST) 3
  Woody Moore (IN) 3
9. Joe Sparma (OHST) 2
  Hal Brandt* (WI) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 17
2. Tom Myers (NWEST) 14
3. Duane Blaska (MN) 11
4. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 10
  Matt Szykowny (IA) 10
6. Pete Smith (MIST) 6
  Woody Moore (IN) 6
8. Joe Sparma (OHST) 5
  Ron DiGravio (PUR) 5
10. Roger Hailey (MIST) 4
  Bob Chandler (MI) 4
  Gary Hogan (PUR) 4
13. Bob Wallace (IA) 3
  Frosty Evashevski (MI) 3
  Bob Timberlake (MI) 3
16. Fred Riddle (IA) 2
  Hal Brandt* (WI) 2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Tom Myers (NWEST) 133.3
2. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 131.1
3. Duane Blaska (MN) 96.0
4. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 74.6

Rush Attempts

1. Marvin Woodson (IN) 136
2. Dave Raimey (MI) 124
3. George Saimes (MIST) 122
4. David Francis (OHST) 119
5. Larry Ferguson (IA) 113
6. Jerry Jones (MN) 98
  Sherman Lewis (MIST) 98
8. Roy Walker (PUR) 97
9. Steve Murphy (NWEST) 90
10. Willie Stinson (NWEST) 88
11. Dewey Lincoln (MIST) 81
12. Bobby Grier (IA) 77
13. Bob Timberlake (MI) 73
14. Robert Butts (OHST) 72
  Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 72
16. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 71
17. Nate Ramsey (IN) 70
18. Bill Munsey (MN) 68
  Ron Rubick (MIST) 68
20. Ralph Kurek* (WI) 67

Rushing Yards

1. George Saimes (MIST) 642
2. David Francis (OHST) 624
3. Sherman Lewis (MIST) 590
4. Larry Ferguson (IA) 547
5. Marvin Woodson (IN) 540
6. Jerry Jones (MN) 450
7. Ron Rubick (MIST) 429
8. Roy Walker (PUR) 427
9. Dewey Lincoln (MIST) 422
10. Willie Stinson (NWEST) 418
11. Dave Raimey (MI) 385
12. John Mummey (OHST) 370
13. Ralph Kurek* (WI) 367
  Paul Warfield (OHST) 367
15. Bobby Grier (IA) 331
16. Nate Ramsey (IN) 314
17. Robert Butts (OHST) 310
18. Bill Swingle (NWEST) 291
19. Jim Bailey (IN) 288
20. Dick McCauley (NWEST) 273
  Lou Holland* (WI) 273

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Paul Warfield (OHST) 6.4
2. Ron Rubick (MIST) 6.3
3. Sherman Lewis (MIST) 6.0
4. John Mummey (OHST) 5.6
5. Ralph Kurek* (WI) 5.5
6. George Saimes (MIST) 5.3
7. David Francis (OHST) 5.2
8. Dewey Lincoln (MIST) 5.2
9. Larry Ferguson (IA) 4.8
10. Dick McCauley (NWEST) 4.8
11. Willie Stinson (NWEST) 4.8
12. Jerry Jones (MN) 4.6
13. Nate Ramsey (IN) 4.5
14. Bill Swingle (NWEST) 4.4
15. Roy Walker (PUR) 4.4
16. Jim Bailey (IN) 4.4
17. Robert Butts (OHST) 4.3
18. Bobby Grier (IA) 4.3
19. David Katterhenrich (OHST) 4.1
20. Charlie King (PUR) 4.0

Receptions

1. Pat Richter* (WI) 49
2. Paul Flatley (NWEST) 45
3. Lou Holland* (WI) 21
4. Jim Warren (IL) 18
5. Gary Crum (NWEST) 16
  Paul Krause (IA) 16
7. Ken Zimmerman (IL) 15
  Marvin Woodson (IN) 15
9. Jim Cairns (MN) 14
  Thurman Walker (IL) 14
11. Thomas Bloom (PUR) 13
  Gary Kroner* (WI) 13
  Larry Ferguson (IA) 13
14. Cloyd Webb (IA) 12
15. Bob Timberlake (MI) 11
  Chuck Logan (NWEST) 11
  Ron Smith* (WI) 11
  Harvey Chapman (MI) 11
  Myron Rognlie (MN) 11
  Dave Raimey (MI) 11

Receiving Yards

1. Pat Richter* (WI) 694
2. Paul Flatley (NWEST) 626
3. Thurman Walker (IL) 240
4. Jim Warren (IL) 230
5. Harvey Chapman (MI) 223
6. Jim Cairns (MN) 221
7. Lou Holland* (WI) 219
8. Thomas Bloom (PUR) 217
9. Paul Krause (IA) 214
10. Marvin Woodson (IN) 200
11. Mike Yavorski (IL) 192
12. Larry Ferguson (IA) 180
13. Gary Kroner* (WI) 179
  Cloyd Webb (IA) 179
15. Ken Zimmerman (IL) 175
  Willie Stinson (NWEST) 175
17. Carl Silvestri* (WI) 168
18. Gary Crum (NWEST) 166
19. Bob Timberlake (MI) 164
20. Ron Smith* (WI) 158

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Pat Richter* (WI) 14.2
2. Paul Flatley (NWEST) 13.9
3. Jim Warren (IL) 12.8
4. Lou Holland* (WI) 10.4

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Pat Richter* (WI) 6
2. Paul Flatley (NWEST) 5
3. Gary Kroner* (WI) 3
  Lou Holland* (WI) 3
  Jim Cairns (MN) 3
  Gary Crum (NWEST) 3
7. Thomas Bloom (PUR) 2
  Cloyd Webb (IA) 2
  Forest Farmer (PUR) 2
  Willie Stinson (NWEST) 2
  Steve Murphy (NWEST) 2
  Ron Smith* (WI) 2
  Paul Warfield (OHST) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Marvin Woodson (IN) 151
2. Dave Raimey (MI) 135
3. George Saimes (MIST) 126
  Larry Ferguson (IA) 126
5. David Francis (OHST) 119
6. Jerry Jones (MN) 106
7. Sherman Lewis (MIST) 104
8. Roy Walker (PUR) 98
  Steve Murphy (NWEST) 98
10. Willie Stinson (NWEST) 95
11. Dewey Lincoln (MIST) 85
12. Bob Timberlake (MI) 84
13. Bobby Grier (IA) 81
14. Nate Ramsey (IN) 80
15. Bill Munsey (MN) 76
  Bill Swingle (NWEST) 76
17. Jim Warren (IL) 75
18. Ralph Kurek* (WI) 73
19. Charlie King (PUR) 72
  Robert Butts (OHST) 72
  Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 72

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Marvin Woodson (IN) 740
2. Larry Ferguson (IA) 727
3. Pat Richter* (WI) 694
4. George Saimes (MIST) 688
5. Sherman Lewis (MIST) 669
6. Paul Flatley (NWEST) 626
7. David Francis (OHST) 624
8. Willie Stinson (NWEST) 593
9. Paul Warfield (OHST) 506
10. Jerry Jones (MN) 505
11. Lou Holland* (WI) 492
12. Dewey Lincoln (MIST) 488
13. Nate Ramsey (IN) 463
14. Roy Walker (PUR) 445
  Jim Cairns (MN) 445
16. Dave Raimey (MI) 430
17. Ron Rubick (MIST) 429
18. Carl Silvestri* (WI) 411
19. Thomas Bloom (PUR) 409
20. Ralph Kurek* (WI) 408

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Lou Holland* (WI) 12
2. Sherman Lewis (MIST) 9
  George Saimes (MIST) 9
  Steve Murphy (NWEST) 9
5. David Francis (OHST) 7
  Ron Smith* (WI) 7
7. Ralph Kurek* (WI) 6
  Pat Richter* (WI) 6
9. Bill Swingle (NWEST) 5
  Paul Flatley (NWEST) 5
11. John Mummey (OHST) 4
  Ron Rubick (MIST) 4
  Paul Warfield (OHST) 4
  Jerry Jones (MN) 4
15. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 3
  Gary Crum (NWEST) 3
  Robert Butts (OHST) 3
  David Katterhenrich (OHST) 3
  Gary Kroner* (WI) 3
  Ron DiGravio (PUR) 3
  Larry Benz (NWEST) 3
  Willie Stinson (NWEST) 3
  Jim Cairns (MN) 3

Total Plays

1. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 288
2. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 283
3. Tom Myers (NWEST) 238
4. Duane Blaska (MN) 215
5. Woody Moore (IN) 165
6. Matt Szykowny (IA) 144
7. Marvin Woodson (IN) 137
8. Ron DiGravio (PUR) 131
9. Dave Raimey (MI) 124
10. George Saimes (MIST) 122
11. David Francis (OHST) 119
12. Larry Ferguson (IA) 113
13. Bob Timberlake (MI) 107
14. Gary Hogan (PUR) 102
15. Sherman Lewis (MIST) 100
16. Jerry Jones (MN) 98
17. Roy Walker (PUR) 97
18. Joe Sparma (OHST) 93
19. Bob Chandler (MI) 91
20. Steve Murphy (NWEST) 90

Total Yards

1. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 1839
2. Tom Myers (NWEST) 1435
3. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 1265
4. Duane Blaska (MN) 965
5. Woody Moore (IN) 756
6. Matt Szykowny (IA) 682
7. George Saimes (MIST) 642
8. Ron DiGravio (PUR) 625
9. David Francis (OHST) 624
10. Sherman Lewis (MIST) 590
11. Larry Ferguson (IA) 547
12. Marvin Woodson (IN) 540
13. Ron Rubick (MIST) 520
14. Jerry Jones (MN) 450
15. Roy Walker (PUR) 427
16. Dewey Lincoln (MIST) 422
17. Willie Stinson (NWEST) 418
18. John Mummey (OHST) 412
19. Dave Raimey (MI) 385
20. Ralph Kurek* (WI) 367
  Paul Warfield (OHST) 367

Total Touchdowns

1. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 17
2. Tom Myers (NWEST) 14
3. Duane Blaska (MN) 10
  Ron DiGravio (PUR) 10
5. Lou Holland* (WI) 9
  George Saimes (MIST) 9
7. Sherman Lewis (MIST) 8
8. Steve Murphy (NWEST) 7
  David Francis (OHST) 7
10. Ralph Kurek* (WI) 6
  Matt Szykowny (IA) 6
  Mike Taliaferro (IL) 6
13. John Mummey (OHST) 5
  Bill Swingle (NWEST) 5
  Ron Smith* (WI) 5
16. Ron Rubick (MIST) 4
17. Pete Smith (MIST) 3
  David Katterhenrich (OHST) 3
  Robert Butts (OHST) 3
  Woody Moore (IN) 3
  Jerry Jones (MN) 3