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1959 Receiving 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/Rec (minimum 1.875 Rec/G).
  • An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
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68 Players

Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Bake Turner Texas Tech Ind 22 444 20.2 3 25 86 3.4 1 47 530 11.3 4
2 Dick Evans Virginia Military Institute Southern 35 698 19.9 9 35 698 19.9 9
3 Gail Cogdill Washington State Ind 28 531 19.0 6 4 26 6.5 0 32 557 17.4 6
4 Bobby Allen Wake Forest ACC 25 462 18.5 4 25 462 18.5 4
5 Si Woods Marquette Ind 20 367 18.4 1 10 80 8.0 0 30 447 14.9 1
6 Bob Simms Rutgers Ind 19 345 18.2 3 19 345 18.2 3
7 Bill Smythe George Washington Southern 26 468 18.0 1 26 468 18.0 1
8 Russell Hill Texas A&M SWC 19 341 17.9 1 19 341 17.9 1
9 Ben Robinson Stanford AAWU 34 595 17.5 2 34 595 17.5 2
10 Pete Manning Wake Forest ACC 21 363 17.3 2 21 363 17.3 2
11 Paul Maguire Citadel Southern 32 549 17.2 10 32 549 17.2 10
12 Marv Luster UCLA AAWU 22 366 16.6 5 22 366 16.6 5
13 Johnny Counts Illinois Big Ten 19 314 16.5 2 80 416 5.2 99 730 7.4 2
14 Al Goldstein North Carolina ACC 20 328 16.4 2 20 328 16.4 2
15 Bob Kelly New Mexico State BIAA 20 327 16.4 5 20 327 16.4 5
16 George Andrie Marquette Ind 22 357 16.2 3 22 357 16.2 3
17 Bob Federspiel Columbia Ivy 20 312 15.6 3 20 312 15.6 3
18 John Kappas Xavier Ind 21 325 15.5 21 325 15.5 0
19 Jim Mullen Xavier Ind 31 469 15.1 31 469 15.1 0
20 Jim Leo Cincinnati MVC 27 398 14.7 1 27 398 14.7 1
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Tom Hall Minnesota Big Ten 22 322 14.6 2 22 322 14.6 2
22 Don Norton Iowa Big Ten 30 428 14.3 4 30 428 14.3 4
23 Vin Hogan Boston College Ind 18 258 14.3 2 74 311 4.2 4 92 569 6.2 6
24 Bill Carpenter Army Ind 43 591 13.7 3 0 0 1 43 591 13.7 4
25 Pervis Atkins New Mexico State BIAA 22 301 13.7 3 130 971 7.5 13 152 1272 8.4 16
26 Billy Dodson Oklahoma State Ind 21 286 13.6 2 21 286 13.6 2
27 Jim Daniel Florida State Ind 22 296 13.5 3 22 296 13.5 3
28 Danny House Davidson Southern 42 563 13.4 3 42 563 13.4 3
29 John Lands Montana Skyline 26 349 13.4 1 1 -16 -16.0 0 27 333 12.3 1
30 Robert Johnson Michigan Big Ten 20 264 13.2 20 264 13.2 0
31 Jeff Langston Iowa Big Ten 17 224 13.2 2 17 224 13.2 2
32 Oneal Cuterry San Jose State Ind 29 378 13.0 4 100 491 4.9 3 129 869 6.7 7
33 Roger Hale William & Mary Southern 21 274 13.0 4 66 271 4.1 2 87 545 6.3 6
34 Mike Quinlan Air Force Ind 29 373 12.9 3 96 381 4.0 4 125 754 6.0 7
35 Don Webb Iowa State Big 7 24 309 12.9 2 24 309 12.9 2
36 Buddy Kelly Tulsa MVC 21 270 12.9 3 21 270 12.9 3
37 Fred Oblek Cincinnati MVC 24 306 12.8 3 51 254 5.0 3 75 560 7.5 6
38 Chris Burford Stanford AAWU 61 757 12.4 6 1 0 0.0 62 757 12.2 6
39 Glynn Gregory Southern Methodist SWC 30 369 12.3 2 50 269 5.4 1 80 638 8.0 3
40 Larry Hubbard Marquette Ind 20 245 12.3 2 20 245 12.3 2
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
41 E.A. Sims New Mexico State BIAA 19 234 12.3 2 1 19 234 12.3 3
42 Bill Miller Miami (FL) Ind 33 395 12.0 1 33 395 12.0 1
43 Sammy Oates Hardin-Simmons BIAA 26 312 12.0 1 26 312 12.0 1
44 Charlie Olobri Brown Ivy 18 214 11.9 0 18 214 11.9 0
45 Claude Gibson North Carolina State ACC 19 224 11.8 0 36 104 2.9 0 55 328 6.0 0
46 Tom Chapman Detroit Mercy Ind 23 270 11.7 0 23 270 11.7 0
47 Fred Hedgecoke West Texas A&M BIAA 21 246 11.7 4 21 246 11.7 4
48 Sam Hardage Air Force Ind 19 222 11.7 3 19 222 11.7 3
49 Don Ellersick Washington State Ind 26 302 11.6 2 24 134 5.6 0 50 436 8.7 2
50 Roger Zailskas Army Ind 18 208 11.6 0 17 59 3.5 0 35 267 7.6 0
51 Dick Pariseau Navy Ind 20 228 11.4 1 22 51 2.3 2 42 279 6.6 3
52 Bob Coolbaugh Richmond Southern 26 295 11.3 3 26 295 11.3 3
53 Bob Brickey Air Force Ind 24 265 11.0 0 24 265 11.0 0
54 Jim Blair Princeton Ivy 22 238 10.8 1 22 238 10.8 1
55 Ed Kovac Cincinnati MVC 31 332 10.7 5 134 515 3.8 9 165 847 5.1 14
56 Phil Lane Air Force Ind 20 214 10.7 0 43 179 4.2 0 63 393 6.2 0
57 Bill Voss Hardin-Simmons BIAA 29 306 10.6 4 29 306 10.6 4
58 Brerry Jones Virginia ACC 20 207 10.4 1 20 207 10.4 1
59 Bud Whitehead Florida State Ind 31 320 10.3 2 46 148 3.2 1 77 468 6.1 3
60 Frank Wilson Utah Skyline 21 215 10.2 4 98 559 5.7 8 119 774 6.5 12
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
61 Charles Bowers Hardin-Simmons BIAA 20 204 10.2 0 86 619 7.2 3 106 823 7.8 3
62 Alan Rozycki Dartmouth Ivy 25 252 10.1 5 92 361 3.9 1 117 613 5.2 6
63 Dale Evans Kansas State Big 7 23 224 9.7 3 70 245 3.5 93 469 5.0 3
64 Ronnie Bull Baylor SWC 20 183 9.2 2 91 459 5.0 3 111 642 5.8 5
65 Jim Norton Idaho Ind 27 244 9.0 1 27 244 9.0 1
66 Mack Burton San Jose State Ind 24 193 8.0 1 42 183 4.4 2 66 376 5.7 3
67 Ron Podwika North Carolina State ACC 23 181 7.9 0 96 379 3.9 5 119 560 4.7 5
68 Bob Rosbaugh Miami (FL) Ind 23 172 7.5 3 67 295 4.4 2 90 467 5.2 5