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1981 Southeastern Conference Leaders

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Record: 61-51-3, .543 W-L% (2nd of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 7.49 (2nd of 14) ▪ SOS: 6.25 (1st of 14)

Conference Champion: Alabama and Georgia

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Alabama and Georgia)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Whit Taylor (VAND) 209
2. Wayne Peace (FL) 159
3. Alan Risher (LAST) 150
4. John Fourcade (MS) 137
5. Buck Belue (GA) 114
6. Randy Jenkins (KY) 84
7. Steve Alatorre (TN) 81
8. John Bond* (MSST) 65
9. Ardell Fuller (VAND) 40
10. Bob Hewko (FL) 32
11. Walter Lewis (AL) 30
12. Kelly Powell (MS) 28
  Joe Sullivan (AUB) 28
14. Jeff Olszewski (TN) 20
  Kurt Page (VAND) 20
16. Tom Boyle (KY) 17
17. Alan Cockrell (TN) 15
18. Charles Thomas (AUB) 13
  Terry Henry (KY) 13
  Timmy Byrd (LAST) 13

Pass Attempts

1. Whit Taylor (VAND) 357
2. Wayne Peace (FL) 273
3. John Fourcade (MS) 251
4. Alan Risher (LAST) 238
5. Buck Belue (GA) 188
6. Randy Jenkins (KY) 170
7. Steve Alatorre (TN) 154
8. John Bond* (MSST) 144
9. Ardell Fuller (VAND) 69
10. Walter Lewis (AL) 66
  Bob Hewko (FL) 66
12. Joe Sullivan (AUB) 65
13. Kelly Powell (MS) 57
14. Kurt Page (VAND) 48
15. Terry Henry (KY) 40
16. Jeff Olszewski (TN) 39
17. Tom Boyle (KY) 35
  Ken Hobby (AUB) 35
19. Charles Thomas (AUB) 32
20. Alan Cockrell (TN) 31

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Alan Risher (LAST) 63.0
2. Buck Belue (GA) 60.6
3. Whit Taylor (VAND) 58.5
4. Wayne Peace (FL) 58.2
5. John Fourcade (MS) 54.6
6. Steve Alatorre (TN) 52.6
7. Randy Jenkins (KY) 49.4

Passing Yards

1. Whit Taylor (VAND) 2318
2. Wayne Peace (FL) 1803
3. Alan Risher (LAST) 1780
4. Buck Belue (GA) 1603
5. John Fourcade (MS) 1533
6. Steve Alatorre (TN) 1171
7. Randy Jenkins (KY) 1079
8. John Bond* (MSST) 875
9. Walter Lewis (AL) 633
10. Ardell Fuller (VAND) 407
11. Joe Sullivan (AUB) 370
12. Bob Hewko (FL) 369
13. Kelly Powell (MS) 328
14. Kurt Page (VAND) 311
15. Charles Thomas (AUB) 294
16. Tom Boyle (KY) 277
17. Ken Coley (AL) 216
18. John Lastinger (GA) 192
19. Alan Gray (AL) 189
20. Jeff Olszewski (TN) 171

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Buck Belue (GA) 8.5
2. Steve Alatorre (TN) 7.6
3. Alan Risher (LAST) 7.5
4. Wayne Peace (FL) 6.6
5. Whit Taylor (VAND) 6.5
6. Randy Jenkins (KY) 6.3
7. John Fourcade (MS) 6.1

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Buck Belue (GA) 7.6
2. Whit Taylor (VAND) 6.1
3. Alan Risher (LAST) 6.0
4. Steve Alatorre (TN) 5.7
5. Wayne Peace (FL) 5.6
6. John Fourcade (MS) 5.5
7. Randy Jenkins (KY) 4.9

Passing Touchdowns

1. Whit Taylor (VAND) 15
2. Buck Belue (GA) 12
3. Wayne Peace (FL) 11
4. Steve Alatorre (TN) 8
5. Walter Lewis (AL) 6
  Randy Jenkins (KY) 6
7. Alan Risher (LAST) 5
8. John Bond* (MSST) 4
  Bob Hewko (FL) 4
10. John Fourcade (MS) 3
  Joe Sullivan (AUB) 3
12. Kurt Page (VAND) 2
  Ardell Fuller (VAND) 2
  Charles Thomas (AUB) 2
  Paul Fields (AL) 2
  Alan Gray (AL) 2
  Ken Coley (AL) 2
  Jeff Olszewski (TN) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Wayne Peace (FL) 11
2. Steve Alatorre (TN) 10
  Whit Taylor (VAND) 10
  Alan Risher (LAST) 10
5. Buck Belue (GA) 9
6. Randy Jenkins (KY) 8
  John Bond* (MSST) 8
8. Terry Henry (KY) 6
9. Ardell Fuller (VAND) 5
  Kelly Powell (MS) 5
  Bob Hewko (FL) 5
  Ken Hobby (AUB) 5
  John Fourcade (MS) 5
14. Joe Sullivan (AUB) 4
  Kurt Page (VAND) 4
16. Charles Thomas (AUB) 3
17. Tom Boyle (KY) 2
  Walter Lewis (AL) 2
  Kent Austin (MS) 2
  Timmy Byrd (LAST) 2
  Alan Cockrell (TN) 2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Buck Belue (GA) 143.8
2. Alan Risher (LAST) 124.4
3. Whit Taylor (VAND) 121.3
4. Steve Alatorre (TN) 120.6
5. Wayne Peace (FL) 119.0
6. John Fourcade (MS) 105.8
7. Randy Jenkins (KY) 105.0

Rush Attempts

1. Herschel Walker (GA) 385
2. James Jones (FL) 166
3. Donald Ray King* (MSST) 152
4. John Bond* (MSST) 133
5. James Berry (TN) 129
6. Andre Thomas (MS) 128
7. Alan Risher (LAST) 117
8. John Fourcade (MS) 113
9. Lionel James (AUB) 111
10. Michael Haddix* (MSST) 110
11. Ron O'Neal (AUB) 107
12. Van Heflin (VAND) 105
13. George Peoples (AUB) 104
14. Malvin Gipson (MS) 94
15. Steve Alatorre (TN) 83
16. Ken Coley (AL) 82
17. Doug Furnas (TN) 81
18. Ricky Moore (AL) 79
19. Eric Martin (LAST) 78
  Lawrence Lee (KY) 78

Rushing Yards

1. Herschel Walker (GA) 1891
2. Michael Haddix* (MSST) 622
3. James Jones (FL) 617
4. Donald Ray King* (MSST) 581
5. Lionel James (AUB) 561
6. Andre Thomas (MS) 548
7. James Berry (TN) 500
8. Ron O'Neal (AUB) 480
9. George Peoples (AUB) 442
10. Doug Furnas (TN) 409
11. Ronnie Stewart (GA) 385
12. Van Heflin (VAND) 374
13. Ricky Moore (AL) 347
14. John Bond* (MSST) 339
15. Linnie Patrick (AL) 332
16. Joe Carter (AL) 331
17. Malvin Gipson (MS) 330
18. Jeff Fagan (AL) 325
19. Walter Lewis (AL) 313
20. Ken Coley (AL) 312

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Michael Haddix* (MSST) 5.7
2. Lionel James (AUB) 5.1
3. Doug Furnas (TN) 5.0
4. Herschel Walker (GA) 4.9
5. Jeff Fagan (AL) 4.6
6. Ron O'Neal (AUB) 4.5
7. Ricky Moore (AL) 4.4
8. Andre Thomas (MS) 4.3
9. George Peoples (AUB) 4.2
10. Ernie Goolsby (VAND) 4.1
11. Walter Lewis (AL) 4.1
12. Jesse Myles (LAST) 4.1
13. James Berry (TN) 3.9
14. Donald Ray King* (MSST) 3.8
15. Ken Coley (AL) 3.8
16. Eric Martin (LAST) 3.7
17. James Jones (FL) 3.7
18. Van Heflin (VAND) 3.6
19. Lawrence Lee (KY) 3.5
20. Malvin Gipson (MS) 3.5

Receptions

1. Wamon Buggs (VAND) 54
2. Allama Matthews (VAND) 50
3. Norman Jordan (VAND) 49
4. Michael Harmon (MS) 46
5. Van Heflin (VAND) 45
6. Ernie Goolsby (VAND) 42
  Lindsay Scott (GA) 42
8. Orlando McDaniel (LAST) 41
9. Spencer Jackson (FL) 39
10. Malcolm Scott (LAST) 34
11. Anthony Hancock (TN) 32
12. Rick Massie (KY) 29
  Broughton Lang (FL) 29
14. Dwayne Dixon (FL) 28
15. Jim Campbell (KY) 23
  Mike Mularkey (FL) 23
17. Willie Gault (TN) 22
  James Jones (FL) 22
19. Malvin Gipson (MS) 21
20. Buford McGee (MS) 19
  Glen Young* (MSST) 19

Receiving Yards

1. Wamon Buggs (VAND) 778
2. Michael Harmon (MS) 750
3. Lindsay Scott (GA) 728
4. Orlando McDaniel (LAST) 719
5. Allama Matthews (VAND) 704
6. Willie Gault (TN) 479
7. Norman Jordan (VAND) 454
8. Spencer Jackson (FL) 449
9. Rick Massie (KY) 448
10. Anthony Hancock (TN) 437
11. Malcolm Scott (LAST) 433
12. Broughton Lang (FL) 426
13. Norris Brown (GA) 380
14. Joey Jones (AL) 373
15. Ernie Goolsby (VAND) 359
16. Van Heflin (VAND) 358
17. Jim Campbell (KY) 333
18. Dwayne Dixon (FL) 315
19. Jerry Price* (MSST) 271
20. Glen Young* (MSST) 263

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Willie Gault (TN) 21.8
2. Orlando McDaniel (LAST) 17.5
3. Lindsay Scott (GA) 17.3
4. Michael Harmon (MS) 16.3
5. Rick Massie (KY) 15.4
6. Broughton Lang (FL) 14.7
7. Jim Campbell (KY) 14.5
8. Wamon Buggs (VAND) 14.4
9. Allama Matthews (VAND) 14.1
10. Anthony Hancock (TN) 13.7
11. Malcolm Scott (LAST) 12.7
12. Spencer Jackson (FL) 11.5
13. Dwayne Dixon (FL) 11.2
14. Mike Mularkey (FL) 11.2
15. Norman Jordan (VAND) 9.3
16. Ernie Goolsby (VAND) 8.5
17. James Jones (FL) 8.3
18. Van Heflin (VAND) 8.0
19. Malvin Gipson (MS) 6.2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Herschel Walker (GA) 399
2. James Jones (FL) 188
3. Donald Ray King* (MSST) 152
4. Van Heflin (VAND) 150
5. Andre Thomas (MS) 145
6. James Berry (TN) 144
7. John Bond* (MSST) 133
8. Michael Haddix* (MSST) 120
9. Ernie Goolsby (VAND) 117
  Alan Risher (LAST) 117
11. Lionel James (AUB) 116
12. Malvin Gipson (MS) 115
13. John Fourcade (MS) 113
14. Ron O'Neal (AUB) 107
15. George Peoples (AUB) 104
16. Jesse Myles (LAST) 89
17. Eric Martin (LAST) 86
18. Doug Furnas (TN) 84
  Buford McGee (MS) 84
20. Steve Alatorre (TN) 83
  Ken Coley (AL) 83
  Lawrence Lee (KY) 83

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Herschel Walker (GA) 1975
2. James Jones (FL) 799
3. Wamon Buggs (VAND) 773
4. Michael Harmon (MS) 757
5. Lindsay Scott (GA) 755
6. Orlando McDaniel (LAST) 742
7. Van Heflin (VAND) 732
8. Michael Haddix* (MSST) 712
9. Andre Thomas (MS) 707
10. Allama Matthews (VAND) 704
11. Ernie Goolsby (VAND) 669
12. Lionel James (AUB) 600
13. James Berry (TN) 586
14. Donald Ray King* (MSST) 581
15. Anthony Hancock (TN) 547
16. Ronnie Stewart (GA) 535
17. Norman Jordan (VAND) 497
18. Willie Gault (TN) 495
19. Ron O'Neal (AUB) 480
20. Malvin Gipson (MS) 460

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Herschel Walker (GA) 20
2. James Jones (FL) 9
3. John Fourcade (MS) 7
  Van Heflin (VAND) 7
5. Anthony Hancock (TN) 6
  Lindsay Scott (GA) 6
  James Berry (TN) 6
  Andre Thomas (MS) 6
9. Spencer Jackson (FL) 5
  Linnie Patrick (AL) 5
  Jesse Bendross (AL) 5
  Ron O'Neal (AUB) 5
13. Wamon Buggs (VAND) 4
  Mike Edwards (AUB) 4
  Donald Ray King* (MSST) 4
  Ernie Goolsby (VAND) 4
  Allama Matthews (VAND) 4
  Willie Gault (TN) 4
  Joe Carter (AL) 4
  Jeff Fagan (AL) 4
  Carnie Norris (GA) 4

Total Plays

1. Whit Taylor (VAND) 421
2. Herschel Walker (GA) 386
3. John Fourcade (MS) 364
4. Alan Risher (LAST) 355
5. Wayne Peace (FL) 337
6. John Bond* (MSST) 277
7. Buck Belue (GA) 264
8. Steve Alatorre (TN) 237
9. Randy Jenkins (KY) 209
10. James Jones (FL) 171
11. Donald Ray King* (MSST) 152
12. Walter Lewis (AL) 143
13. James Berry (TN) 129
14. Andre Thomas (MS) 128
15. Lionel James (AUB) 112
16. Michael Haddix* (MSST) 110
17. Ardell Fuller (VAND) 107
  Ron O'Neal (AUB) 107
19. Van Heflin (VAND) 106
20. Charles Thomas (AUB) 105

Total Yards

1. Whit Taylor (VAND) 2253
2. Herschel Walker (GA) 1891
3. Alan Risher (LAST) 1758
4. John Fourcade (MS) 1712
5. Buck Belue (GA) 1705
6. Wayne Peace (FL) 1693
7. Steve Alatorre (TN) 1330
8. John Bond* (MSST) 1214
9. Walter Lewis (AL) 946
10. Randy Jenkins (KY) 902
11. James Jones (FL) 656
12. Michael Haddix* (MSST) 622
13. Donald Ray King* (MSST) 581
14. Lionel James (AUB) 561
15. Andre Thomas (MS) 548
16. Ken Coley (AL) 528
17. James Berry (TN) 500
18. Ron O'Neal (AUB) 480
19. Joe Sullivan (AUB) 466
20. George Peoples (AUB) 442

Total Touchdowns

1. Herschel Walker (GA) 18
2. Buck Belue (GA) 15
  Whit Taylor (VAND) 15
4. Wayne Peace (FL) 12
5. Steve Alatorre (TN) 11
6. James Jones (FL) 10
  John Fourcade (MS) 10
8. Alan Risher (LAST) 8
  Walter Lewis (AL) 8
10. James Berry (TN) 6
  Randy Jenkins (KY) 6
  John Bond* (MSST) 6
13. Bob Hewko (FL) 5
  Ron O'Neal (AUB) 5
  Linnie Patrick (AL) 5
  Joe Sullivan (AUB) 5
  Andre Thomas (MS) 5
18. Jeff Fagan (AL) 4
  Joe Carter (AL) 4
  Ernie Goolsby (VAND) 4
  Donald Ray King* (MSST) 4
  Carnie Norris (GA) 4