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1959 Leaders

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National Champion: Syracuse (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Billy Cannon (Louisiana State)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Ben Schwartzwalder (Syracuse)

AP Preseason #1: Louisiana State ▪ AP Final #1: Syracuse

Year Leaders

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Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Dick Soergel (Oklahoma State) 131.5
2. Olen Treadway (Iowa) 125.8
3. Don Meredith (Southern Methodist) 125.8
4. Dick Norman (Stanford) 125.2
5. John Amabile (Boston College) 124.7
6. Joe Caldwell (Army) 124.2
7. Ron Costello (Xavier) 121.9
8. Jack Lee (Cincinnati) 117.3
9. Emmett Lee (San Jose State) 115.2
10. Joe Majors (Florida State) 110.2
11. Norm Snead (Wake Forest) 106.8
12. Peter Hall (Marquette) 104.9
13. Rich Mayo (Air Force) 100.3
14. Ronnie Stanley (Baylor) 100.3
15. Gale Weidner (Colorado) 95.6
16. Jack Cummings (North Carolina) 95.1
17. Fran Curci (Miami (FL)) 91.4
18. Jerry Keeling (Tulsa) 79.8
19. Ed Hino (George Washington) 77.5
20. Tommy Vasell (Columbia) 73.6