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John Elway

School: Stanford
Position: QB

Consensus All-American: 1982
Heisman Voting: 2nd in 1982

Draft: 1st round, 1st overall of the 1983 NFL draft by the Baltimore Colts

Passing

Data Coverage (*=bowl stats included)
Passing
Year School Conf Class Pos G Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1979 Stanford Pac-10 QB 9 50 96 52.1 544 5.7 5.5 6 3 114.1
1980 Stanford Pac-10 QB 11 248 379 65.4 2889 7.6 7.7 27 11 147.2
1981 Stanford Pac-10 QB 11 214 366 58.5 2674 7.3 6.8 20 13 130.8
1982 Stanford Pac-10 QB 11 262 405 64.7 3242 8.0 7.9 24 12 145.6
Career Stanford 774 1246 62.1 9349 7.5 7.3 77 39 139.3

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
1979 Stanford Pac-10 QB 9 26 -33 -1.3 0 26 -33 -1.3 0
1980 Stanford Pac-10 QB 11 100 50 0.5 4 100 50 0.5 4
1981 Stanford Pac-10 QB 11 74 -158 -2.1 1 74 -158 -2.1 1
1982 Stanford Pac-10 QB 11 59 -138 -2.3 0 1 23 23.0 0 60 -115 -1.9 0
Career Stanford 259 -279 -1.1 5 1 23 23.0 0 260 -256 -1.0 5

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Heisman Voting
1982 1231 Points (2nd)

Pass Completions
1980 NCAA 248 (2nd)
1980 Pac-10 248 (1st)
1981 NCAA 214 (8th)
1981 Pac-10 214 (1st)
1982 NCAA 262 (3rd)
1982 Pac-10 262 (1st)
Career Pac-12** 774 (13th)

** Since 1956

Pass Attempts
1980 NCAA 379 (5th)
1980 Pac-10 379 (1st)
1981 NCAA 366 (9th)
1981 Pac-10 366 (1st)
1982 NCAA 405 (6th)
1982 Pac-10 405 (1st)
Career Pac-12** 1246 (15th)

** Since 1956

Pass Completion Percentage
1980 NCAA 65.4 (3rd)
1980 Pac-10 65.4 (2nd)
1981 Pac-10 58.5 (1st)
1982 NCAA 64.7 (2nd)
1982 Pac-10 64.7 (1st)
Career Pac-12** 62.1 (17th)

** Since 1956

Passing Yards
1980 NCAA 2889 (4th)
1980 Pac-10 2889 (1st)
1981 NCAA 2674 (8th)
1981 Pac-10 2674 (1st)
1982 NCAA 3242 (3rd)
1982 Pac-10 3242 (1st)
Career Pac-12** 9349 (16th)

** Since 1956

Passing Yards Per Attempt
1980 Pac-10 7.6 (3rd)
1981 Pac-10 7.3 (3rd)
1982 NCAA 8.0 (10th)
1982 Pac-10 8.0 (2nd)

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1980 NCAA 7.7 (6th)
1980 Pac-10 7.7 (1st)
1981 Pac-10 6.8 (2nd)
1982 NCAA 7.9 (3rd)
1982 Pac-10 7.9 (2nd)

Passing Touchdowns
1979 Pac-10 6 (8th)
1980 NCAA 27 (2nd)
1980 Pac-10 27 (1st)
1981 NCAA 20 (7th)
1981 Pac-10 20 (2nd)
1982 NCAA 24 (1st)
1982 Pac-10 24 (1st)
Career Pac-12** 77 (7th)

** Since 1956

Passing Interceptions
1980 Pac-10 11 (1st)
1981 Pac-10 13 (4th)
1982 Pac-10 12 (4th)
Career Pac-12** 39 (25th)

** Since 1956

Passing Efficiency Rating
1980 NCAA 147.2 (4th)
1980 Pac-10 147.2 (1st)
1981 Pac-10 130.8 (3rd)
1982 NCAA 145.6 (4th)
1982 Pac-10 145.6 (2nd)
Career Pac-12** 139.3 (18th)

** Since 1956

Total Plays
1980 NCAA 479 (4th)
1980 Pac-10 479 (1st)
1981 NCAA 440 (9th)
1981 Pac-10 440 (1st)
1982 NCAA 464 (10th)
1982 Pac-10 464 (2nd)
Career Pac-12** 1505 (13th)

** Since 1956

Total Yards
1980 NCAA 2939 (4th)
1980 Pac-10 2939 (1st)
1981 NCAA 2516 (9th)
1981 Pac-10 2516 (1st)
1982 NCAA 3104 (5th)
1982 Pac-10 3104 (2nd)
Career Pac-12** 9070 (15th)

** Since 1956

Total Yards Per Play
1982 NCAA 6.7 (3rd)
1982 Pac-10 6.7 (1st)

Total Touchdowns
1980 NCAA 31 (2nd)
1980 Pac-10 31 (1st)
1981 Pac-10 21 (3rd)
1982 NCAA 24 (6th)
1982 Pac-10 24 (2nd)
Career Pac-12** 82 (9th)

** Since 1956