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1957 Leaders

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National Champions: Ohio State (FWAA, UPI), Auburn (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: John David Crow (Texas A&M)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Woody Hayes (Ohio State)

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

Year Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Ken Ford (HA-SI) 115
2. Bob Newman (WAST) 104
3. Lee Grosscup (UT) 94
4. Tom Forrestal* (NAVY) 93
5. Bob Winters (UTST) 92
6. Tom Flores (PAC) 82
7. Billy Baker (FURM) 79
8. Jack Douglas (STAN) 78
9. Roger LaBrasca (DRAKE) 74
  Tom Greene (HC) 74
11. Ralph Hunsaker (AZ) 73
12. Don Meredith (SMETH) 71
13. Randy Duncan (IA) 70
14. Ray Harding (COLG) 64
15. Larry Zowada (WY) 63
  Earl Keeley (MT) 63
17. John Hangartner (AZST) 61
18. Dick Winterbauer (YALE) 59
19. Jim Mason (AZ) 58
20. Fred Braselton (GATECH) 56

Pass Attempts

1. Ken Ford (HA-SI) 205
2. Bob Newman (WAST) 188
3. Tom Flores (PAC) 184
4. Tom Forrestal* (NAVY) 183
5. Bob Winters (UTST) 179
6. Tom Greene (HC) 159
7. Ray Harding (COLG) 152
8. Jack Douglas (STAN) 146
9. Roger LaBrasca (DRAKE) 145
10. Ralph Hunsaker (AZ) 138
11. Lee Grosscup (UT) 137
12. Billy Baker (FURM) 130
13. John Kuenzel (AF) 124
  John Kuenzel (AF) 124
15. Tom McDonald (IN) 123
  Larry Zowada (WY) 123
17. Don Allard (BC) 121
  Earl Keeley (MT) 121
19. Randy Duncan (IA) 119
20. Don Zimmerman (DAYT) 112

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Ken Ford (HA-SI) 56.1
2. Bob Newman (WAST) 55.3
3. Jack Douglas (STAN) 53.4
4. Bob Winters (UTST) 51.4
5. Roger LaBrasca (DRAKE) 51.0
6. Tom Forrestal* (NAVY) 50.8
7. Tom Greene (HC) 46.5
8. Tom Flores (PAC) 44.6
9. Ray Harding (COLG) 42.1

Passing Yards

1. Lee Grosscup (UT) 1398
2. Bob Newman (WAST) 1391
3. Tom Greene (HC) 1297
4. Tom Forrestal* (NAVY) 1270
5. Ken Ford (HA-SI) 1254
6. John Hangartner (AZST) 1203
7. Bob Winters (UTST) 1139
8. Randy Duncan (IA) 1124
9. Roger LaBrasca (DRAKE) 1054
10. Tom Flores (PAC) 980
11. Jack Douglas (STAN) 957
12. Dick Winterbauer (YALE) 930
13. Bob Schwarze (CIT) 920
14. Don Meredith (SMETH) 912
15. Don Allard (BC) 910
16. Larry Zowada (WY) 862
17. Harvey White (CLEM) 841
18. King Hill (RICE) 798
19. Earl Keeley (MT) 797
20. Billy Baker (FURM) 776

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Tom Greene (HC) 8.2
2. Bob Newman (WAST) 7.4
3. Roger LaBrasca (DRAKE) 7.3
4. Tom Forrestal* (NAVY) 6.9
5. Jack Douglas (STAN) 6.6
6. Bob Winters (UTST) 6.4
7. Ken Ford (HA-SI) 6.1
8. Tom Flores (PAC) 5.3
9. Ray Harding (COLG) 5.0

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jack Douglas (STAN) 5.9
2. Tom Greene (HC) 5.9
3. Roger LaBrasca (DRAKE) 5.8
4. Bob Newman (WAST) 5.7
5. Ken Ford (HA-SI) 5.1
6. Bob Winters (UTST) 4.9
7. Tom Forrestal* (NAVY) 3.4
8. Tom Flores (PAC) 3.3
9. Ray Harding (COLG) 2.1

Passing Touchdowns

1. Ken Ford (HA-SI) 14
  Dick Winterbauer (YALE) 14
  John Hangartner (AZST) 14
4. Bob Newman (WAST) 13
5. Roger LaBrasca (DRAKE) 12
6. Tom Greene (HC) 11
  Harvey White (CLEM) 11
8. Randy Duncan (IA) 10
  Lee Grosscup (UT) 10
10. Jack Douglas (STAN) 9
11. Tom Forrestal* (NAVY) 8
  Dave Bradley (DART) 8
  Boyce Smith (VAND) 8
  Don Allard (BC) 8
15. Ray Harding (COLG) 7
  Lou Faoro (DET) 7
  Dwight Nichols (IAST) 7
  Duke Johnston (VAMI) 7
  Jim Van Pelt (MI) 7
  Don Meredith (SMETH) 7
  Bob Winters (UTST) 7

Passing Interceptions

1. Tom Forrestal* (NAVY) 18
2. Don Allard (BC) 15
  Ernie Safran (MARQ) 15
  Tom McDonald (IN) 15
  Larry Zowada (WY) 15
6. Bob Newman (WAST) 13
  Tom Greene (HC) 13
  Ray Harding (COLG) 13
  Charley Britt (GA) 13
10. Randy Duncan (IA) 12
11. Jim Hoffman (RICH) 11
  Dave Bradley (DART) 11
  Frank Finney (BROWN) 11
  Dick Soergel (OKST) 11
  Ken Ford (HA-SI) 11
16. Boyce Smith (VAND) 10
  Reece Whitley (VA) 10
  Roger LaBrasca (DRAKE) 10
  Thomas Sunderbruch (MARQ) 10
  Joe Kapp (CA) 10
  Tom Flores (PAC) 10
  Roy Stinnett (NE) 10

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Bob Newman (WAST) 126.5
2. Roger LaBrasca (DRAKE) 125.6
3. Tom Greene (HC) 121.5
4. Jack Douglas (STAN) 120.6
5. Ken Ford (HA-SI) 119.3
6. Bob Winters (UTST) 107.7
7. Tom Forrestal* (NAVY) 103.9
8. Tom Flores (PAC) 85.6
9. Ray Harding (COLG) 82.3

Rush Attempts

1. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 211
2. Bobby Gordon* (TN) 199
3. Jim Bakhtiar (VA) 194
4. Billy Austin (RUT) 193
5. Bob Stransky (CO) 183
6. Nub Beamer (ORST) 172
7. Chuck Shea (STAN) 163
8. Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 162
9. Wray Carlton (DUKE) 158
10. Bob Anderson (ARMY) 153
11. Overton Curtis (UTST) 146
12. Gerald Nesbitt (AR) 145
  Larry Hickman (BAY) 145
14. Dick Christy (NCST) 144
  Clendon Thomas* (OK) 144
16. Charles Sanders (WTXAM) 142
17. Bobby Cravens (KY) 141
18. Bob McAniff (CORN) 140
19. Weldon Jackson (BYU) 138
20. Theron Sapp (GA) 137

Rushing Yards

1. Leon Burton (AZST) 1126
2. Bob Stransky (CO) 1097
3. Bob Anderson (ARMY) 983
4. Billy Austin (RUT) 946
5. Charles Sanders (WTXAM) 933
6. Clendon Thomas* (OK) 905
7. Chuck Shea (STAN) 840
8. Wray Carlton (DUKE) 833
9. Jim Bakhtiar (VA) 822
10. Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 762
11. Nub Beamer (ORST) 760
12. Don Perkins (NM) 744
13. Don Clark* (OHST) 737
14. Bob McAniff (CORN) 700
15. Jim Shofner (TXX) 682
16. Bobby Mulgado (AZST) 681
17. Joe Belland (AZST) 669
  Pete Hart (HA-SI) 669
  Bobby Cravens (KY) 669
20. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 668

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Leon Burton (AZST) 9.6
2. Eddie Dove (CO) 7.0
3. Collins Hagler (IA) 6.8
4. Merrill Douglas (UT) 6.7
5. Don Perkins (NM) 6.6
6. Jack Larscheid (PAC) 6.6
7. Charles Sanders (WTXAM) 6.6
8. Ray Nitschke (IL) 6.5
9. Danny Lewis (WI) 6.4
10. Bob Anderson (ARMY) 6.4
11. Bill Happel (IA) 6.4
12. Ronnie Rice (TXTECH) 6.4
13. Clendon Thomas* (OK) 6.3
14. Jim Shanley (OR) 6.1
15. Bob Stransky (CO) 6.0
16. Dan Sachs (PRIN) 6.0
17. Frank Gupton (COST) 5.9
18. Joe Plevel (MIAFL) 5.9
19. Jack Morris (OR) 5.9
20. Ned Oldham* (NAVY) 5.8

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Bob Anderson (ARMY) 13
2. Leon Burton (AZST) 12
  Joe Belland (AZST) 12
  Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 12
5. Billy Atkins (AUB) 11
  Bob Stransky (CO) 11
7. Clendon Thomas* (OK) 10
  Jim Wiggins (OKST) 10
  Merrill Douglas (UT) 10
  Billy Austin (RUT) 10
11. Walt Kowalczyk (MIST) 9
12. Dave Kasperian (PAST) 8
  Roddy Osborne (TXAM) 8
  Pete Dawkins (ARMY) 8
  Joe Francis (ORST) 8
  Nub Beamer (ORST) 8
  Don Long (UCLA) 8
  Wray Carlton (DUKE) 8
  Don Clark* (OHST) 8
  Eddie Dove (CO) 8
  Frank Kremblas* (OHST) 8

Receptions

1. Stuart Vaughan (UT) 53
2. Gary Kapp (UTST) 45
  Don Ellingsen (WAST) 45
4. Fred Dugan (DAYT) 37
5. Jim Gibbons (IA) 36
6. Alfred Jamison (COLG) 33
7. Pete Jokanovich* (NAVY) 32
8. Gene Leek (AZ) 29
  Jerry Mertens (DRAKE) 29
10. Chuck Chatfield (PAC) 28
11. Ron Lind (DRAKE) 27
12. Boyd Dowler (CO) 26
13. Jack Redhair (AZ) 25
  Larry Myers (MT) 25
  Fred Polzer (VA) 25
16. Les Walters (PAST) 24
  Ron Stover (OR) 24
  Craig Wall (DAVID) 24
  Overton Curtis (UTST) 24
  Jack Fanning (WAST) 24

Receiving Yards

1. Stuart Vaughan (UT) 756
2. Gary Kapp (UTST) 635
3. Jim Gibbons (IA) 587
4. Don Ellingsen (WAST) 559
5. Fred Dugan (DAYT) 546
6. Jerry Mertens (DRAKE) 509
7. Buddy Dial (RICE) 508
8. Jack Fanning (WAST) 457
9. Craig Wall (DAVID) 446
10. Les Walters (PAST) 440
11. Paul Maguire (CIT) 428
12. Dick Berardino (HC) 420
  Alfred Jamison (COLG) 420
14. Chuck Chatfield (PAC) 404
15. Dick Scherer (PITT) 403
16. Pete Jokanovich* (NAVY) 386
17. Dave Moss (DART) 385
18. Boyd Dowler (CO) 380
19. Bob Dehlinger (ID) 373
20. Whitey Jordan (CLEM) 369

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Buddy Dial (RICE) 24.2
2. Paul Maguire (CIT) 21.4
3. Dick Scherer (PITT) 20.1
4. Dick Berardino (HC) 19.1
5. Jack Fanning (WAST) 19.0
6. Craig Wall (DAVID) 18.6
7. Les Walters (PAST) 18.3
8. Jerry Mertens (DRAKE) 17.6
9. Clancey Osborne (AZST) 17.6
10. Dave Moss (DART) 16.7
11. Bobby Jordan (VAMI) 16.7
12. Jim Gibbons (IA) 16.3
13. Wimp Hewgley (WY) 15.2
14. Dick Wallen (UCLA) 15.2
15. Fred Dugan (DAYT) 14.8
16. Boyd Dowler (CO) 14.6
17. Chuck Chatfield (PAC) 14.4
18. Stuart Vaughan (UT) 14.3
19. Gary Kapp (UTST) 14.1
20. Dave Kaiser (MIST) 14.1

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 211
2. Bobby Gordon* (TN) 199
3. Billy Austin (RUT) 195
  Jim Bakhtiar (VA) 195
5. Bob Stransky (CO) 186
6. Nub Beamer (ORST) 173
7. Chuck Shea (STAN) 172
8. Overton Curtis (UTST) 170
9. Wray Carlton (DUKE) 166
10. Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 164
11. Bob Anderson (ARMY) 159
12. Bobby Cravens (KY) 154
  Dick Christy (NCST) 154
14. Bob McAniff (CORN) 149
15. Clendon Thomas* (OK) 148
16. Gerald Nesbitt (AR) 147
17. Larry Hickman (BAY) 146
18. Tom Newell (DRAKE) 145
  George Dutrow (DUKE) 145
20. Charles Sanders (WTXAM) 143

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Leon Burton (AZST) 1320
2. Bob Stransky (CO) 1131
3. Bob Anderson (ARMY) 1065
4. Bobby Mulgado (AZST) 1020
5. Billy Austin (RUT) 1010
6. Wray Carlton (DUKE) 1007
7. Clendon Thomas* (OK) 947
8. Charles Sanders (WTXAM) 924
9. Don Perkins (NM) 906
10. Chuck Shea (STAN) 905
11. Pete Dawkins (ARMY) 890
12. Harry Hurst* (NAVY) 888
13. Jim Shanley (OR) 885
14. Stuart Vaughan (UT) 873
15. Bob McAniff (CORN) 868
16. Ron Lind (DRAKE) 867
17. Dick Christy (NCST) 837
18. Jim Bakhtiar (VA) 835
19. Bobby Cravens (KY) 812
20. Overton Curtis (UTST) 809

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Leon Burton (AZST) 16
2. Bob Anderson (ARMY) 14
3. Joe Belland (AZST) 13
4. Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 12
5. Pete Dawkins (ARMY) 11
  Billy Atkins (AUB) 11
  Dick Christy (NCST) 11
  Bob Stransky (CO) 11
9. Wray Carlton (DUKE) 10
  Merrill Douglas (UT) 10
  Billy Austin (RUT) 10
  Herbert Hallas (YALE) 10
  Jim Wiggins (OKST) 10
  Clendon Thomas* (OK) 10
15. Don Clark* (OHST) 9
  Walt Kowalczyk (MIST) 9
  Claude Chaney (DAYT) 9
  Jim Shanley (OR) 9
  Eddie Dove (CO) 9
  Jack Fanning (WAST) 9
  Jim Pace (MI) 9

Total Plays

1. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 310
2. Billy Austin (RUT) 273
3. Bob Newman (WAST) 263
4. Bobby Gordon* (TN) 245
5. Bob Winters (UTST) 240
6. Ken Ford (HA-SI) 228
7. Tom Forrestal* (NAVY) 222
8. Tom Flores (PAC) 219
9. Bob Stransky (CO) 215
10. Tom Greene (HC) 212
11. John Kuenzel (AF) 209
  John Kuenzel (AF) 209
13. Don Allard (BC) 207
14. Jack Douglas (STAN) 201
15. Fran Curci (MIAFL) 200
16. Jim Bakhtiar (VA) 194
17. Howard Willis (ID) 192
18. Ray Harding (COLG) 189
  Don Meredith (SMETH) 189
20. Billy Baker (FURM) 186

Total Yards

1. Bob Newman (WAST) 1444
2. Billy Austin (RUT) 1425
3. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 1419
4. Bob Stransky (CO) 1387
5. Tom Greene (HC) 1381
6. Tom Forrestal* (NAVY) 1356
7. Lee Grosscup (UT) 1274
8. Ken Ford (HA-SI) 1257
9. King Hill (RICE) 1244
10. Randy Duncan (IA) 1183
11. John Hangartner (AZST) 1157
12. Bob Winters (UTST) 1132
13. Leon Burton (AZST) 1126
14. Joe Francis (ORST) 1082
15. Jack Douglas (STAN) 1065
16. Don Meredith (SMETH) 1055
17. Don Allard (BC) 1039
18. Harvey White (CLEM) 1038
19. Bob Schwarze (CIT) 1018
20. Roger LaBrasca (DRAKE) 1014

Total Touchdowns

1. Ken Ford (HA-SI) 18
2. Tom Greene (HC) 16
  Bob Newman (WAST) 16
4. Lee Grosscup (UT) 15
5. John Hangartner (AZST) 14
  Bob Stransky (CO) 14
  Randy Duncan (IA) 14
  Bob Anderson (ARMY) 14
  Dick Winterbauer (YALE) 14
10. Billy Austin (RUT) 13
  Roger LaBrasca (DRAKE) 13
  Ray Brown (MS) 13
13. Leon Burton (AZST) 12
  Don Long (UCLA) 12
  Joe Belland (AZST) 12
  Jimmy Taylor (LAST) 12
  Harvey White (CLEM) 12
18. Joe Francis (ORST) 11
  Frank Kremblas* (OHST) 11
  Billy Atkins (AUB) 11
  Don Meredith (SMETH) 11
  Jim Wiggins (OKST) 11
  Roddy Osborne (TXAM) 11
  Clendon Thomas* (OK) 11