1961 Leaders

Pass Completion Percentage
1. Chon GallegosSan Jose State 59.4
2. Matt SzykownyIowa 56.8
3. Roman GabrielNorth Carolina State 53.2
4. Bill WhaleyCitadel 52.7
5. Ron MillerWisconsin 52.5
6. Eddie WilsonArizona 51.3
7. Billy CantyFurman 50.6
8. Jerry GrossDetroit Mercy 47.4
9. John FurmanTexas-El Paso 47.2
10. George MiraMiami (FL) 47.1
11. Ron KlemickNavy 46.2
12. Pat McCarthyHoly Cross 46.1
13. Gale WeidnerColorado 45.7
14. Ray FarrisNorth Carolina 44.7
15. Bobby MitchellVirginia Military Institute 42.6
16. Jim CostenSouth Carolina 41.8
17. Earl ColeDavidson 41.2
18. Mel RideoutRichmond 38.2
19. Sandy Stephens* • Minnesota 35.3
20. George Van CottBoston College 31.4
Passing Yards
1. Ron MillerWisconsin 1487
2. Chon GallegosSan Jose State 1480
3. Eddie WilsonArizona 1294
4. Jerry GrossDetroit Mercy 1126
5. Gale WeidnerColorado 1101
6. Pat McCarthyHoly Cross 1081
7. Matt SzykownyIowa 1078
8. Alex ZyskowskiWichita State 1038
9. Ron KlemickNavy 1035
Pat TrammellAlabama 1035
11. John FurmanTexas-El Paso 1026
12. George MiraMiami (FL) 1000
13. Sonny GibbsTexas Christian 999
14. Bill WhaleyCitadel 980
15. Galen HallPenn State 951
16. Bobby MitchellVirginia Military Institute 949
17. Roman GabrielNorth Carolina State 937
18. Dick ShinerMaryland 921
19. Jerry WoolumKentucky 892
20. Billy CantyFurman 884
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Eddie WilsonArizona 8.4
2. Matt SzykownyIowa 7.8
3. Chon GallegosSan Jose State 7.5
4. Ron MillerWisconsin 7.5
5. Jerry GrossDetroit Mercy 7.4
6. Gale WeidnerColorado 6.8
7. Bill WhaleyCitadel 6.6
8. Pat McCarthyHoly Cross 6.6
9. Bobby MitchellVirginia Military Institute 5.9
10. George MiraMiami (FL) 5.8
11. John FurmanTexas-El Paso 5.7
12. Ron KlemickNavy 5.7
13. Sandy Stephens* • Minnesota 5.7
14. Earl ColeDavidson 5.6
15. Ray FarrisNorth Carolina 5.5
16. Billy CantyFurman 5.3
17. Jim CostenSouth Carolina 5.2
18. Roman GabrielNorth Carolina State 5.0
19. Mel RideoutRichmond 4.5
20. George Van CottBoston College 3.9
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Eddie WilsonArizona 7.7
2. Pat McCarthyHoly Cross 6.2
3. Chon GallegosSan Jose State 6.2
4. Ron MillerWisconsin 6.1
5. Jerry GrossDetroit Mercy 5.3
6. Earl ColeDavidson 5.2
7. George MiraMiami (FL) 5.2
8. Gale WeidnerColorado 4.5
9. Roman GabrielNorth Carolina State 4.4
10. Bill WhaleyCitadel 4.1
11. John FurmanTexas-El Paso 4.1
12. Matt SzykownyIowa 3.9
13. Bobby MitchellVirginia Military Institute 3.8
14. Ron KlemickNavy 3.1
15. Sandy Stephens* • Minnesota 3.0
16. Billy CantyFurman 3.0
17. Jim CostenSouth Carolina 2.9
18. Ray FarrisNorth Carolina 2.6
19. Mel RideoutRichmond 2.5
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Eddie WilsonArizona 134.2
2. Chon GallegosSan Jose State 133.8
3. Ron MillerWisconsin 122.8
4. Matt SzykownyIowa 117.0
5. Pat McCarthyHoly Cross 115.8
6. Jerry GrossDetroit Mercy 114.7
7. George MiraMiami (FL) 104.3
8. Gale WeidnerColorado 104.2
9. Bill WhaleyCitadel 103.7
10. Roman GabrielNorth Carolina State 103.3
11. Earl ColeDavidson 102.5
12. John FurmanTexas-El Paso 101.2
13. Billy CantyFurman 96.2
14. Bobby MitchellVirginia Military Institute 91.7
15. Ron KlemickNavy 90.5
16. Sandy Stephens* • Minnesota 85.4
17. Ray FarrisNorth Carolina 81.2
18. Jim CostenSouth Carolina 80.2
19. Mel RideoutRichmond 77.0
20. George Van CottBoston College 56.8
Rushing Yards
1. Preacher PilotNew Mexico State 1278
2. Pete PedroWest Texas A&M 966
3. Bob FergusonOhio State 938
4. Dave HoppmannIowa State 920
5. Jimmy SaxtonTexas 846
6. Ernie DavisSyracuse 823
7. Tom LarscheidUtah State 773
8. Tom CampbellFurman 767
9. Bobby ThompsonArizona 752
10. Earl StoudtRichmond 704
11. Mike Haffner* • UCLA 703
12. Bob JacksonNew Mexico State 691
13. Roger KochmanPenn State 666
14. Ken ColemanKansas 656
15. Mike FracchiaAlabama 652
16. Tom HaggertyColumbia 647
17. Dave CasinelliMemphis 646
18. Bobby Smith* • UCLA 639
19. Angelo DabieroNotre Dame 637
20. Dick DrummondGeorge Washington 632
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Jimmy SaxtonTexas 7.9
2. Bobby ThompsonArizona 7.3
3. Pete PedroWest Texas A&M 7.1
4. Angelo DabieroNotre Dame 6.9
5. Preacher PilotNew Mexico State 6.7
6. Aaron YoungbloodPacific 6.6
7. Tom LarscheidUtah State 6.4
8. Bob MorganNew Mexico 6.4
9. Billy Ray AdamsMississippi 6.3
10. Alan WhiteWake Forest 6.3
11. Mike Haffner* • UCLA 6.3
12. Sherman LewisMichigan State 6.2
13. Mike McClellanOklahoma 6.2
14. Bill PerkinsIowa 6.1
15. Waymond HallPacific 6.1
16. Bennie McRaeMichigan 6.0
17. Bill SwingleNorthwestern 6.0
18. Steve SimmsRutgers 6.0
19. John McFallsArizona State 5.9
20. Bill StangaroneWichita State 5.7
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Jim StewartNavy 21.7
2. Hal BedsoleSouthern California 19.4
3. Dick LimerickIowa State 19.1
4. Larry VargoDetroit Mercy 18.8
5. Bobby ThompsonArizona 18.7
6. Mack BurtonSan Jose State 18.2
7. R. CassellNew Mexico State 17.9
8. Pat RichterWisconsin 17.4
9. Cloyd WebbIowa 17.0
10. Tom HutchinsonKentucky 17.0
11. Steve StonebreakerDetroit Mercy 16.9
12. Joe BorichUtah 16.9
13. Larry GlueckVillanova 16.7
14. Joe HernandezArizona 15.7
15. Buddy IlesTexas Christian 15.5
16. Eddie KotalPacific 15.4
17. Tom CulverArmy 15.2
18. Charlie BrendleCitadel 15.2
19. Oscar DonahueSan Jose State 15.1
20. Dave EdwardsAuburn 14.9
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Preacher PilotNew Mexico State 1298
2. Bobby ThompsonArizona 1220
3. Ernie DavisSyracuse 980
4. Jimmy SaxtonTexas 969
5. Pete PedroWest Texas A&M 966
6. Tom LarscheidUtah State 951
7. Bob FergusonOhio State 938
8. Dave HoppmannIowa State 920
9. Roger KochmanPenn State 892
10. Earl StoudtRichmond 887
11. Tom CampbellFurman 870
12. Lance AlworthArkansas 851
13. Angelo DabieroNotre Dame 838
14. Pat RichterWisconsin 817
15. Dick DrummondGeorge Washington 815
16. Billy Ray AdamsMississippi 773
17. Tom HennesseyHoly Cross 745
18. Al SnyderHoly Cross 742
19. Dave CasinelliMemphis 729
20. Bob JacksonNew Mexico State 726
Total Yards
1. Dave HoppmannIowa State 1638
2. Pat McCarthyHoly Cross 1593
3. Ron MillerWisconsin 1449
4. Sandy Stephens* • Minnesota 1402
5. Chon GallegosSan Jose State 1388
6. Eddie WilsonArizona 1377
7. John FurmanTexas-El Paso 1334
8. Pat TrammellAlabama 1314
9. Preacher PilotNew Mexico State 1278
10. Jerry GrossDetroit Mercy 1250
11. Terry BakerOregon State 1230
12. Sonny GibbsTexas Christian 1198
13. George MiraMiami (FL) 1173
14. Roman GabrielNorth Carolina State 1133
15. Alex ZyskowskiWichita State 1125
16. Doug ElmoreMississippi 1086
17. Gale WeidnerColorado 1069
18. Bobby HuntAuburn 1050
19. John HadlKansas 1047
20. Galen HallPenn State 1034
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