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1960 Passing Stats

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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

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

Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Charley Johnson New Mexico State BIAA 109 199 54.8 1511 7.6 7.5 13 6 134.1 63 123 2.0 0
2 Mel Melin Washington State Ind 119 220 54.1 1638 7.4 5.8 11 13 121.3 92 77 0.8 0
3 Howard Dyer Virginia Military Institute Southern 87 168 51.8 1222 7.3 5.3 8 11 115.5 92 256 2.8 12
4 Ron Miller Wisconsin Big Ten 97 188 51.6 1351 7.2 4.2 8 16 109.0 50 44 0.9 3
5 Dick Thornton Northwestern Big Ten 54 128 42.2 901 7.0 4.1 6 11 99.6 115 225 2.0 0
6 Mike Jones San Jose State Ind 71 152 46.7 1049 6.9 6.5 6 4 112.4 39 -157 -4.0 0
7 Tom Blanda Army Ind 92 164 56.1 1119 6.8 5.6 8 8 119.8 38 12 0.3 0
8 Norm Snead Wake Forest ACC 123 259 47.5 1676 6.5 4.8 10 14 103.8 53 -46 -0.9 0
9 Fran Tarkenton Georgia SEC 108 185 58.4 1189 6.4 4.3 7 12 111.9 76 85 1.1 4
10 Roman Gabriel North Carolina State ACC 105 186 56.5 1182 6.4 5.5 8 7 116.5 98 174 1.8 7
11 Ramiro Escandon Denver Skyline 90 198 45.5 1249 6.3 4.1 7 13 97.0 50 8 0.2 3
12 Jerry Keeling Tulsa MVC 81 161 50.3 1018 6.3 3.7 10 14 106.5 82 303 3.7 4
13 Jim Dawson West Texas A&M BIAA 88 150 58.7 921 6.1 4.5 8 9 115.8 68 91 1.3 1
14 Ray Farris North Carolina ACC 63 143 44.1 865 6.0 1.4 3 16 79.4 126 257 2.0
15 John Furman Texas-El Paso BIAA 94 189 49.7 1094 5.8 4.5 4 7 97.9 44 189 4.3 2
16 Jack Kinderdine Dartmouth Ivy 81 169 47.9 985 5.8 4.6 5 7 98.4 34 -25 -0.7 3
17 Jack Rohrbach Brown Ivy 76 156 48.7 858 5.5 2.6 4 12 88.0 36 12 0.3 0
18 Lowndes Shingler Clemson ACC 61 145 42.1 790 5.4 3.1 1 8 79.1 71 274 3.9 4
19 Dick Norman Stanford AAWU 95 201 47.3 1057 5.3 2.7 4 13 85.1 39 -59 -1.5
20 Sil Vial Idaho Ind 81 177 45.8 930 5.3 4.0 7 8 93.9 40 -9 -0.2 3
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Mel Rideout Richmond Southern 85 182 46.7 904 5.0 2.9 4 10 84.7 46 -61 -1.3 3
22 Harold Stephens Hardin-Simmons BIAA 145 256 56.6 1254 4.9 2.7 3 14 90.7 41 -147 -3.6 2
23 Rich Mayo Air Force Ind 108 238 45.4 1168 4.9 2.1 7 18 81.2 70 149 2.1 0