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Don McPherson

School: Syracuse
Position: QB

Consensus All-American: 1987
Heisman Voting: 2nd in 1987

Passing

Data Coverage (*=bowl stats included)
Passing
Year School Conf Class Pos G Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1984 Syracuse Ind QB 11 11 29 37.9 175 6.0 1.4 0 3 67.9
1985 Syracuse Ind QB 11 85 159 53.5 1469 9.2 9.3 12 5 149.7
1986 Syracuse Ind QB 11 142 269 52.8 1827 6.8 6.5 12 7 119.4
1987 Syracuse Ind QB 11 129 229 56.3 2341 10.2 10.0 22 11 164.3
Career Syracuse 367 686 53.5 5812 8.5 8.1 46 26 139.2

Rushing & Receiving

Data Coverage (*=bowl stats included)
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1984 Syracuse Ind QB 11 34 42 1.2 0 34 42 1.2 0
1985 Syracuse Ind QB 11 157 489 3.1 7 157 489 3.1 7
1986 Syracuse Ind QB 11 191 523 2.7 6 191 523 2.7 6
1987 Syracuse Ind QB 11 110 230 2.1 5 1 7 7.0 1 111 237 2.1 6
Career Syracuse 492 1284 2.6 18 1 7 7.0 1 493 1291 2.6 19

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Heisman Voting
1987 831 Points (2nd)

Pass Completions
1986 Ind 142 (8th)
1987 Ind 129 (10th)

Pass Attempts
1986 Ind 269 (6th)

Pass Completion Percentage
1985 Ind 53.5 (8th)
1987 Ind 56.3 (5th)

Passing Yards
1986 Ind 1827 (8th)
1987 Ind 2341 (4th)

Passing Yards Per Attempt
1985 NCAA 9.2 (3rd)
1985 Ind 9.2 (1st)
1987 NCAA 10.2 (1st)
1987 Ind 10.2 (1st)

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1985 NCAA 9.3 (2nd)
1985 Ind 9.3 (1st)
1987 NCAA 10.0 (1st)
1987 Ind 10.0 (1st)

Passing Touchdowns
1985 Ind 12 (3rd)
1986 Ind 12 (6th)
1987 NCAA 22 (3rd)
1987 Ind 22 (1st)
Career Ind** 46 (18th)

** Since 1977

Passing Interceptions
1987 Ind 11 (9th)

Passing Efficiency Rating
1985 NCAA 149.7 (6th)
1985 Ind 149.7 (2nd)
1987 NCAA 164.3 (1st)
1987 Ind 164.3 (1st)

Rush Attempts
1986 Ind 191 (5th)

Rushing Touchdowns
1985 Ind 7 (7th)

Plays From Scrimmage
1986 Ind 191 (8th)

Total Plays
1985 Ind 316 (7th)
1986 NCAA 460 (5th)
1986 Ind 460 (1st)
1987 Ind 339 (7th)
Career Ind** 1178 (20th)

** Since 1977

Total Yards
1985 Ind 1958 (4th)
1986 Ind 2350 (5th)
1987 Ind 2571 (3rd)
Career Ind** 7096 (19th)

** Since 1977

Total Touchdowns
1985 Ind 19 (2nd)
1986 Ind 18 (4th)
1987 NCAA 27 (2nd)
1987 Ind 27 (2nd)
Career Ind** 64 (14th)

** Since 1977