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1956 Leaders

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National Champion: Oklahoma (AP, FWAA, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Paul Hornung (Notre Dame)

AP Preseason #1: Oklahoma ▪ AP Final #1: Oklahoma

Year Leaders

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Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Bob Reinhart (San Jose State) 121.3
2. Bob Newman (Washington State) 120.9
3. John Brodie (Stanford) 119.9
4. Claude Benham (Columbia) 116.1
5. Len Dawson (Purdue) 110.8
6. Guy Martin (Colgate) 105.9
7. Charlie Arnold (Southern Methodist) 95.8
8. Ralph Hunsaker (Arizona) 90.1
9. Carroll Johnston (Brigham Young) 87.9
10. Joe Clements (Texas) 87.2

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Jim Morse (Notre Dame) 22.1
2. Farrell Funston (Pacific) 20.9
3. Ernie Pitts (Denver) 19.8
4. Ron Kramer (Michigan) 19.6
5. Jim Swink* (Texas Christian) 19.6
6. Fred Dugan (Dayton) 18.5
7. Buddy Cruze (Tennessee) 17.9
8. John Whatcott (Utah State) 17.4
9. Joe Walton (Pittsburgh) 17.1
10. Buddy Dial (Rice) 17.0
11. Don Ellingsen (Washington State) 16.9
12. Roger Aceto (Drake) 16.8
13. Jimmy Phillips (Auburn) 16.7
14. Bill Steiger (Washington State) 15.6
15. Joe Kopnisky (West Virginia) 15.5
16. Rick Randall (Colgate) 14.7
17. Art Powell (San Jose State) 14.6
18. Walter Fondren (Texas) 14.5
19. Norm Becker (California) 14.2
20. Johnny Wilson (Denver) 14.2