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1959 Passing Stats

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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

  • Players sorted by Yds/Att (minimum 14 Att/G).
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21 Players

Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Dick Norman Stanford AAWU 152 263 57.8 1963 7.5 6.2 11 12 125.2 56 55 1.0
2 John Amabile Boston College Ind 85 159 53.5 1200 7.5 6.6 8 7 124.7 28 -142 -5.1 1
3 Charley Johnson New Mexico State BIAA 105 199 52.8 1449 7.3 18 52 186 3.6
4 Norm Snead Wake Forest ACC 82 191 42.9 1361 7.1 4.6 12 16 106.8 27 4 0.1 1
5 Joe Caldwell Army Ind 105 188 55.9 1343 7.1 6.4 9 7 124.2 32 -85 -2.7 1
6 Dick Soergel Oklahoma State Ind 93 155 60.0 1100 7.1 7.0 8 4 131.5 47 -164 -3.5 0
7 Don Meredith Southern Methodist SWC 105 181 58.0 1266 7.0 5.7 11 10 125.8 102 25 0.2 2
8 Ron Costello Xavier Ind 93 151 61.6 1062 7.0 5.1 6 9 121.9 21 2 0.1
9 Olen Treadway Iowa Big Ten 86 147 58.5 1014 6.9 6.8 6 3 125.8 13 -27 -2.1
10 Peter Hall Marquette Ind 120 237 50.6 1589 6.7 4.6 7 14 104.9 93 -34 -0.4 3
11 Jack Lee Cincinnati MVC 132 232 56.9 1535 6.6 6.1 7 6 117.3 66 -7 -0.1 1
12 Emmett Lee San Jose State Ind 86 150 57.3 973 6.5 4.7 7 9 115.2 29 16 0.6 3
13 Joe Majors Florida State Ind 90 168 53.6 1063 6.3 5.2 6 7 110.2 59 78 1.3 3
14 Jack Cummings North Carolina ACC 63 144 43.8 889 6.2 4.5 4 7 95.1 25 68 2.7 2
15 Gale Weidner Colorado Big 7 100 207 48.3 1200 5.8 3.6 7 13 95.6 49 105 2.1 5
16 Rich Mayo Air Force Ind 110 211 52.1 1212 5.7 4.2 6 10 100.3 38 145 3.8 3
17 Fran Curci Miami (FL) Ind 100 195 51.3 1068 5.5 2.8 5 14 91.4 102 260 2.5 3
18 Ronnie Stanley Baylor SWC 83 145 57.2 800 5.5 3.3 4 9 100.3 61 -64 -1.0 1
19 Ed Hino George Washington Southern 79 185 42.7 997 5.4 2.4 2 13 77.5 59 -166 -2.8 0
20 Jerry Keeling Tulsa MVC 58 144 40.3 752 5.2 2.0 6 13 79.8 96 454 4.7 4
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Tommy Vasell Columbia Ivy 56 143 39.2 739 5.2 1.6 4 13 73.6 35 -51 -1.5 0