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 Mira* • Miami (FL) 47.1
11. Ron KlemickNavy 46.2
12. Pat McCarthyHoly Cross 46.1
13. Gale Weidner* • Colorado 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 Weidner* • Colorado 1101
6. Pat McCarthyHoly Cross 1081
7. Matt SzykownyIowa 1078
8. Alex Zyskowski* • Wichita State 1038
9. Ron KlemickNavy 1035
Pat Trammell* • Alabama 1035
11. John FurmanTexas-El Paso 1026
12. George Mira* • Miami (FL) 1000
13. Sonny GibbsTexas Christian 999
14. Bill WhaleyCitadel 980
15. Galen Hall* • Penn 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 Weidner* • Colorado 6.8
7. Bill WhaleyCitadel 6.6
8. Pat McCarthyHoly Cross 6.6
9. Bobby MitchellVirginia Military Institute 5.9
10. George Mira* • Miami (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 Mira* • Miami (FL) 5.2
8. Gale Weidner* • Colorado 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 Mira* • Miami (FL) 104.3
8. Gale Weidner* • Colorado 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. James Saxton* • Texas 846
Jimmy Saxton* • Texas 846
7. Ernie Davis* • Syracuse 823
8. Tom Larscheid* • Utah State 773
9. Tom CampbellFurman 767
10. Bobby ThompsonArizona 752
11. Earl StoudtRichmond 704
12. Mike Haffner* • UCLA 703
13. Bob JacksonNew Mexico State 691
14. Roger Kochman* • Penn State 666
15. Ken Coleman* • Kansas 656
16. Mike Fracchia* • Alabama 652
17. Tom HaggertyColumbia 647
18. Dave CasinelliMemphis 646
19. Bobby Smith* • UCLA 639
20. Angelo DabieroNotre Dame 637
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Jimmy Saxton* • Texas 7.9
James Saxton* • Texas 7.9
3. Bobby ThompsonArizona 7.3
4. Pete PedroWest Texas A&M 7.1
5. Angelo DabieroNotre Dame 6.9
6. Preacher PilotNew Mexico State 6.7
7. Aaron YoungbloodPacific 6.6
8. Tom Larscheid* • Utah State 6.4
9. Bob Morgan* • New Mexico 6.4
10. Billy Ray Adams* • Mississippi 6.3
11. Alan WhiteWake Forest 6.3
12. Mike Haffner* • UCLA 6.3
13. Sherman LewisMichigan State 6.2
14. Mike McClellanOklahoma 6.2
15. Bill PerkinsIowa 6.1
16. Waymond HallPacific 6.1
17. Bennie McRaeMichigan 6.0
18. Bill SwingleNorthwestern 6.0
19. Steve SimmsRutgers 6.0
20. John McFallsArizona State 5.9
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 Glueck* • Villanova 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 Davis* • Syracuse 980
4. Jimmy Saxton* • Texas 969
James Saxton* • Texas 969
6. Pete PedroWest Texas A&M 966
7. Tom Larscheid* • Utah State 951
8. Bob FergusonOhio State 938
9. Dave HoppmannIowa State 920
10. Roger Kochman* • Penn State 892
11. Earl StoudtRichmond 887
12. Tom CampbellFurman 870
13. Lance Alworth* • Arkansas 851
14. Angelo DabieroNotre Dame 838
15. Pat RichterWisconsin 817
16. Dick DrummondGeorge Washington 815
17. Billy Ray Adams* • Mississippi 773
18. Tom HennesseyHoly Cross 745
19. Al SnyderHoly Cross 742
20. Dave CasinelliMemphis 729
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 Trammell* • Alabama 1314
9. Preacher PilotNew Mexico State 1278
10. Jerry GrossDetroit Mercy 1250
11. Terry BakerOregon State 1230
12. Sonny GibbsTexas Christian 1198
13. George Mira* • Miami (FL) 1173
14. Roman GabrielNorth Carolina State 1133
15. Alex Zyskowski* • Wichita State 1125
16. Doug Elmore* • Mississippi 1086
17. Gale Weidner* • Colorado 1069
18. Bobby HuntAuburn 1050
19. John Hadl* • Kansas 1047
20. Galen Hall* • Penn State 1034
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