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1960 Leaders

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National Champions: Minnesota (AP, NFF, UPI), Mississippi (FWAA)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Joe Bellino (Navy)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Murray Warmath (Minnesota)

AP Preseason #1: Syracuse ▪ AP Final #1: Minnesota

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Pass Completions

1. Harold Stephens (HA-SI) 145
2. Norm Snead (WAKE) 123
3. Mel Melin (WAST) 119
4. Charley Johnson (NMST) 109
5. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 108
  Rich Mayo (AF) 108
7. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 105
8. Ron Miller (WI) 97
9. Dick Norman (STAN) 95
10. John Furman (TXEP) 94
11. Tom Blanda (ARMY) 92
12. Ramiro Escandon (DEN) 90
13. Jim Dawson (WTXAM) 88
14. Howard Dyer (VAMI) 87
15. Mel Rideout (RICH) 85
16. Dale Betty (MD) 82
17. Jerry Keeling (TLS) 81
  Sil Vial (ID) 81
  Jack Kinderdine (DART) 81
20. Don Altman* (DUKE) 80

Pass Attempts

1. Norm Snead (WAKE) 259
2. Harold Stephens (HA-SI) 256
3. Rich Mayo (AF) 238
4. Mel Melin (WAST) 220
5. Dick Norman (STAN) 201
6. Charley Johnson (NMST) 199
7. Ramiro Escandon (DEN) 198
8. John Furman (TXEP) 189
9. Ron Miller (WI) 188
10. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 186
11. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 185
12. Mel Rideout (RICH) 182
13. Sil Vial (ID) 177
14. Jack Kinderdine (DART) 169
15. Howard Dyer (VAMI) 168
16. Tom Blanda (ARMY) 164
17. Jerry Keeling (TLS) 161
18. Jack Rohrbach (BROWN) 156
19. Mike Jones (SJST) 152
20. Jim Dawson (WTXAM) 150

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Jim Dawson (WTXAM) 58.7
2. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 58.4
3. Harold Stephens (HA-SI) 56.6
4. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 56.5
5. Tom Blanda (ARMY) 56.1
6. Charley Johnson (NMST) 54.8
7. Mel Melin (WAST) 54.1
8. Howard Dyer (VAMI) 51.8
9. Ron Miller (WI) 51.6
10. Jerry Keeling (TLS) 50.3
11. John Furman (TXEP) 49.7
12. Jack Rohrbach (BROWN) 48.7
13. Jack Kinderdine (DART) 47.9
14. Norm Snead (WAKE) 47.5
15. Dick Norman (STAN) 47.3
16. Mike Jones (SJST) 46.7
17. Mel Rideout (RICH) 46.7
18. Sil Vial (ID) 45.8
19. Ramiro Escandon (DEN) 45.5
20. Rich Mayo (AF) 45.4

Passing Yards

1. Norm Snead (WAKE) 1676
2. Mel Melin (WAST) 1638
3. Charley Johnson (NMST) 1511
4. Ron Miller (WI) 1351
5. Harold Stephens (HA-SI) 1254
6. Ramiro Escandon (DEN) 1249
7. Howard Dyer (VAMI) 1222
8. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 1189
9. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 1182
10. Rich Mayo (AF) 1168
11. Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 1151
12. Tom Blanda (ARMY) 1119
13. John Furman (TXEP) 1094
14. Billy Kilmer (UCLA) 1086
15. Dick Norman (STAN) 1057
16. Mike Jones (SJST) 1049
17. Eddie Wilson (AZ) 1020
18. Jerry Keeling (TLS) 1018
19. Jack Kinderdine (DART) 985
20. Jake Gibbs (MS) 970

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Charley Johnson (NMST) 7.6
2. Mel Melin (WAST) 7.4
3. Howard Dyer (VAMI) 7.3
4. Ron Miller (WI) 7.2
5. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 7.0
6. Mike Jones (SJST) 6.9
7. Tom Blanda (ARMY) 6.8
8. Norm Snead (WAKE) 6.5
9. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 6.4
10. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 6.4
11. Jerry Keeling (TLS) 6.3
12. Ramiro Escandon (DEN) 6.3
13. Jim Dawson (WTXAM) 6.1
14. Ray Farris (NC) 6.0
15. Jack Kinderdine (DART) 5.8
16. John Furman (TXEP) 5.8
17. Jack Rohrbach (BROWN) 5.5
18. Lowndes Shingler (CLEM) 5.4
19. Dick Norman (STAN) 5.3
20. Sil Vial (ID) 5.3

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Charley Johnson (NMST) 7.5
2. Mike Jones (SJST) 6.5
3. Mel Melin (WAST) 5.8
4. Tom Blanda (ARMY) 5.6
5. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 5.5
6. Howard Dyer (VAMI) 5.3
7. Norm Snead (WAKE) 4.8
8. Jack Kinderdine (DART) 4.6
9. John Furman (TXEP) 4.5
10. Jim Dawson (WTXAM) 4.5
11. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 4.3
12. Ron Miller (WI) 4.2
13. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 4.1
14. Ramiro Escandon (DEN) 4.1
15. Sil Vial (ID) 4.0
16. Jerry Keeling (TLS) 3.7
17. Lowndes Shingler (CLEM) 3.1
18. Mel Rideout (RICH) 2.9
19. Dick Norman (STAN) 2.7
20. Harold Stephens (HA-SI) 2.7

Passing Touchdowns

1. Thomas Scull (COLG) 33
2. Charley Johnson (NMST) 13
  James Earl Wright (MEM) 13
4. Jake Gibbs (MS) 12
5. Mel Melin (WAST) 11
6. Billy Canty (FURM) 10
  Jerry Keeling (TLS) 10
  Norm Snead (WAKE) 10
9. Carmine DiAdamo (COLG) 9
  George McKinney (AR) 9
  Eddie Wilson (AZ) 9
  Tom Singleton (YALE) 9
13. Tom Wilson (MIST) 8
  Hal Spooner (NAVY) 8
  Tom Matte (OHST) 8
  Roman Gabriel (NCST) 8
  Howard Dyer (VAMI) 8
  Billy Kilmer (UCLA) 8
  Jim Dawson (WTXAM) 8
  Ron Miller (WI) 8
  Tom Blanda (ARMY) 8

Passing Interceptions

1. Rich Mayo (AF) 18
2. Ron Miller (WI) 16
  Ray Farris (NC) 16
4. Norm Snead (WAKE) 14
  Pat McCarthy (HC) 14
  Harold Stephens (HA-SI) 14
  Jerry Keeling (TLS) 14
8. Dick Norman (STAN) 13
  Mel Melin (WAST) 13
  Dave Grosz* (OR) 13
  Ramiro Escandon (DEN) 13
12. Phil Nugent (TLN) 12
  Tommy Vasell (COLMB) 12
  Fran Tarkenton (GA) 12
  Terry Baker (ORST) 12
  Jack Rohrbach (BROWN) 12
  Dale Evans (WV) 12
  Don Sessions (HOU) 12
19. Howard Dyer (VAMI) 11
  Dave Glinka (MI) 11
  Dick Thornton (NWEST) 11
  Terry Nofsinger (UT) 11
  Stan Gann (GATECH) 11
  George Haffner (NDAME) 11

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Charley Johnson (NMST) 134.1
2. Mel Melin (WAST) 121.3
3. Tom Blanda (ARMY) 119.8
4. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 116.5
5. Jim Dawson (WTXAM) 115.8
6. Howard Dyer (VAMI) 115.5
7. Mike Jones (SJST) 112.4
8. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 111.9
9. Ron Miller (WI) 109.0
10. Jerry Keeling (TLS) 106.5
11. Norm Snead (WAKE) 103.8
12. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 99.6
13. Jack Kinderdine (DART) 98.4
14. John Furman (TXEP) 97.9
15. Ramiro Escandon (DEN) 97.0
16. Sil Vial (ID) 93.9
17. Harold Stephens (HA-SI) 90.7
18. Jack Rohrbach (BROWN) 88.0
19. Dick Norman (STAN) 85.1
20. Mel Rideout (RICH) 84.7

Rush Attempts

1. Bob Gaiters (NMST) 197
2. Bobby Thompson (AZ) 192
3. Dave Grayson* (OR) 177
4. Dick Scott (PAC) 172
5. Alan Rozycki (DART) 168
  Joe Bellino (NAVY) 168
7. Tom Watkins (IAST) 163
  Billy Kilmer (UCLA) 163
9. Al Rushatz (ARMY) 162
10. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 161
  Tom Matte (OHST) 161
12. Bob Ferguson (OHST) 160
13. Jim Dillard (OKST) 153
14. Dick Desmarais (BU) 148
15. Jerry Hill (WY) 144
16. Hugh Scott (PRIN) 140
17. Bob Blanchard (YALE) 139
18. Mel West (MO) 138
  Ronnie Hartline (OK) 138
20. Silky Sullivan (PRIN) 136

Rushing Yards

1. Bob Gaiters (NMST) 1338
2. Tom Larscheid (UTST) 1044
3. Ernie Davis (SYR) 877
4. Bob Ferguson (OHST) 853
5. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 844
6. Joe Bellino (NAVY) 834
7. Billy Kilmer (UCLA) 803
8. Hugh Scott (PRIN) 760
9. Bobby Thompson (AZ) 732
10. Alan Rozycki (DART) 726
11. Silky Sullivan (PRIN) 695
12. Tom Watkins (IAST) 688
13. Ronnie Hartline (OK) 682
  Tom Matte (OHST) 682
15. Larry Ferguson (IA) 665
16. Tommy Mason (TLN) 663
17. Dick Desmarais (BU) 660
18. Mel West (MO) 650
19. Al Rushatz (ARMY) 648
20. Jerry Hill (WY) 636

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Pervis Atkins (NMST) 9.4
2. Tom Larscheid (UTST) 8.4
3. Ernie Davis (SYR) 7.8
4. Larry Ferguson (IA) 7.4
5. Ken Bolin (HOU) 7.2
6. Norris Stevenson (MO) 7.2
7. Bob Gaiters (NMST) 6.8
8. Bert Coan (KS) 6.7
9. Cleveland Jones* (OR) 6.4
10. Charlie Mitchell (WA) 6.3
11. Mike Quinlan (AF) 6.3
12. Ron Hatcher (MIST) 6.1
13. Bobby Santiago (NM) 6.1
14. Steve Simms (RUT) 6.0
15. Jerry Gross (DET) 5.8
16. Johnny Johnson (SJST) 5.7
17. Joe Drake (AZST) 5.7
18. Jacque MacKinnon (COLG) 5.7
19. Joe Williams (IA) 5.6
20. Doug Mayberry (UTST) 5.6

Receptions

1. Hugh Campbell (WAST) 66
2. Tee Moorman* (DUKE) 54
3. Del Williams (TXEP) 36
4. Bob Coolbaugh (RICH) 35
5. Joe Kehoe (VA) 34
6. Reg Carolan (ID) 33
7. Fred Brown (GA) 31
8. Tom Hutchinson (KY) 30
  Gary Collins (MD) 30
  Bobby Crespino (MS) 30
  E.A. Sims (NMST) 30
12. Dick Laine (BROWN) 29
  Skip Face (STAN) 29
14. Don Wills (HA-SI) 28
  Tommy Mason (TLN) 28
16. Bill Voss (HA-SI) 27
17. Elbert Kimbrough (NWEST) 26
  Pervis Atkins (NMST) 26
  Bill Miller (MIAFL) 26
  Alan Rozycki (DART) 26
  Stinson Jones (VAMI) 26

Receiving Yards

1. Hugh Campbell (WAST) 881
2. Reg Carolan (ID) 488
3. Tee Moorman* (DUKE) 476
4. Pervis Atkins (NMST) 468
5. Tom Hutchinson (KY) 455
6. Joe Hernandez (AZ) 440
7. Steve Stonebreaker (DET) 416
8. E.A. Sims (NMST) 415
9. Del Williams (TXEP) 414
10. Bill Miller (MIAFL) 413
11. Bobby Crespino (MS) 408
12. Ronnie Goodwin (BAY) 407
13. Gary Collins (MD) 404
14. Cleveland Jones* (OR) 402
15. Stinson Jones (VAMI) 394
16. Bobby Allen (WAKE) 391
17. Fred Oblek (CIN) 386
18. Bob Coolbaugh (RICH) 380
19. Joe Kehoe (VA) 378
  Elbert Kimbrough (NWEST) 378

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Chuck Bryant (OHST) 19.8
2. Steve Stonebreaker (DET) 18.9
3. Joe Hernandez (AZ) 18.3
4. Pervis Atkins (NMST) 18.0
5. Tom Wiesner (WI) 17.8
6. Bobby Allen (WAKE) 17.0
  Roger Cirone (BROWN) 17.0
8. Fred Oblek (CIN) 16.8
9. Ken Wolfe (YALE) 16.8
10. Mack Burton (SJST) 16.3
11. Ronnie Goodwin (BAY) 16.3
12. Jim Boylan (WAST) 16.2
13. Cleveland Jones* (OR) 16.1
14. Bill Miller (MIAFL) 15.9
15. Dave Gash (KY) 15.4
16. Jon Greenawalt (PA) 15.4
17. Larry Vargo (DET) 15.4
18. Bob Federspiel (COLMB) 15.3
19. Tom Hutchinson (KY) 15.2
20. Stinson Jones (VAMI) 15.2

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Hugh Campbell (WAST) 10
2. Joe Hernandez (AZ) 7
3. Pervis Atkins (NMST) 6
  Terry Strock (VATECH) 6
5. Tommy Mason (TLN) 5
  Bobby Allen (WAKE) 5
  Johnny Brewer (MS) 5
  Bob Kelly (NMST) 5
  Bill Miller (MIAFL) 5
10. Bill Gary (TLS) 4
  Dick Willard (VAMI) 4
  Cleveland Jones* (OR) 4
  Tom Hutchinson (KY) 4
  Larry Vargo (DET) 4
  Ken Wolfe (YALE) 4
  Don Coffey (MEM) 4
  Gary Collins (MD) 4
  Jon Greenawalt (PA) 4
  Chuck Bryant (OHST) 4
  Bobby Crespino (MS) 4

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Bobby Thompson (AZ) 208
2. Bob Gaiters (NMST) 197
3. Alan Rozycki (DART) 194
4. Joe Bellino (NAVY) 185
5. Dave Grayson* (OR) 183
6. Dick Scott (PAC) 173
7. Al Rushatz (ARMY) 167
8. Tom Watkins (IAST) 164
9. Bob Ferguson (OHST) 163
  Billy Kilmer (UCLA) 163
11. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 161
  Tom Matte (OHST) 161
13. Dick Desmarais (BU) 158
14. Jim Dillard (OKST) 156
15. Tommy Mason (TLN) 148
16. Jerry Hill (WY) 146
17. Raymond Barry (BROWN) 144
18. Hugh Scott (PRIN) 143
19. Mel West (MO) 140
20. Bob Blanchard (YALE) 139

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Bob Gaiters (NMST) 1338
2. Tom Larscheid (UTST) 1185
3. Joe Bellino (NAVY) 1114
4. Pervis Atkins (NMST) 1079
5. Bobby Thompson (AZ) 1073
6. Tommy Mason (TLN) 1039
7. Ernie Davis (SYR) 1018
8. Alan Rozycki (DART) 1013
9. Cleveland Jones* (OR) 913
10. Bob Ferguson (OHST) 895
11. Hugh Campbell (WAST) 881
12. Joe Hernandez (AZ) 846
13. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 844
14. Dick Desmarais (BU) 841
15. Billy Kilmer (UCLA) 803
16. Hugh Scott (PRIN) 785
17. Bobby Santiago (NM) 783
18. Ronnie Goodwin (BAY) 750
19. Mike Quinlan (AF) 731
20. Fred Oblek (CIN) 730
  Tom Wiesner (WI) 730

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Bob Gaiters (NMST) 23
2. Tom Larscheid (UTST) 14
3. Bob Ferguson (OHST) 13
4. Joe Hernandez (AZ) 12
  Howard Dyer (VAMI) 12
6. Wilburn Hollis (IA) 11
  Johnny Johnson (SJST) 11
  Donnie Smith (MO) 11
9. Dick Scott (PAC) 10
  Ernie Davis (SYR) 10
  Al Rushatz (ARMY) 10
  Hugh Campbell (WAST) 10
  Don Kern (VAMI) 10
14. Bill McGuirt (CLEM) 9
  Sandy Stephens* (MN) 9
  Tom Watkins (IAST) 9
  Bert Coan (KS) 9
18. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 8
  Bob Blanchard (YALE) 8
  Pat Dodson (MT) 8
  Pervis Atkins (NMST) 8
  Jim Cromartie (NM) 8
  Billy Kilmer (UCLA) 8
  Glenn Glass (TN) 8
  Nolan Jones (AZST) 8
  Jim Kerr (PAST) 8
  Dick Desmarais (BU) 8

Total Plays

1. Norm Snead (WAKE) 312
  Mel Melin (WAST) 312
3. Rich Mayo (AF) 308
4. Harold Stephens (HA-SI) 297
5. Billy Kilmer (UCLA) 292
6. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 284
7. Ray Farris (NC) 269
8. Charley Johnson (NMST) 262
9. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 261
10. Howard Dyer (VAMI) 260
11. Tom Matte (OHST) 256
12. Ramiro Escandon (DEN) 248
13. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 243
  Jerry Keeling (TLS) 243
15. Dick Norman (STAN) 240
16. Ron Miller (WI) 238
17. John Furman (TXEP) 233
18. Pat McCarthy (HC) 231
19. Terry Baker (ORST) 228
  Mel Rideout (RICH) 228

Total Yards

1. Billy Kilmer (UCLA) 1889
2. Mel Melin (WAST) 1715
3. Charley Johnson (NMST) 1634
4. Norm Snead (WAKE) 1630
5. Howard Dyer (VAMI) 1478
6. Terry Baker (ORST) 1473
7. Tom Matte (OHST) 1419
8. Ron Miller (WI) 1395
9. James Earl Wright (MEM) 1375
10. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 1356
11. Bob Gaiters (NMST) 1338
12. Jerry Keeling (TLS) 1321
13. Rich Mayo (AF) 1317
14. John Furman (TXEP) 1283
15. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 1274
16. Ramiro Escandon (DEN) 1257
17. Jerry Gross (DET) 1229
18. Jake Gibbs (MS) 1216
19. Eddie Johns (MIAFL) 1178
20. Pat McCarthy (HC) 1164

Total Touchdowns

1. Thomas Scull (COLG) 34
2. Bob Gaiters (NMST) 23
3. Howard Dyer (VAMI) 20
4. James Earl Wright (MEM) 18
5. Jake Gibbs (MS) 17
6. Billy Kilmer (UCLA) 16
7. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 15
8. Tom Singleton (YALE) 14
  Jerry Keeling (TLS) 14
  Wilburn Hollis (IA) 14
11. Tom Larscheid (UTST) 13
  Bob Ferguson (OHST) 13
  Charley Johnson (NMST) 13
  Billy Canty (FURM) 13
15. Donnie Smith (MO) 12
  Jim Cromartie (NM) 12
17. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 11
  Sandy Stephens* (MN) 11
  Mel Melin (WAST) 11
  Ron Miller (WI) 11
  Eddie Johns (MIAFL) 11
  Johnny Johnson (SJST) 11