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1961 Receiving Stats

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National Champions: Alabama (AP, NFF, UPI), Ohio State (FWAA)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Ernie Davis (Syracuse)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Darrell Royal (Texas)

AP Preseason #1: Iowa ▪ AP Final #1: Alabama

  • 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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57 Players

Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Jim Stewart Navy Ind 23 498 21.7 3 23 498 21.7 3
2 Hal Bedsole Southern California AAWU 27 525 19.4 6 1 12 12.0 0 28 537 19.2 6
3 Dick Limerick Iowa State Big 8 21 402 19.1 4 9 56 6.2 0 30 458 15.3 4
4 Larry Vargo Detroit Mercy Ind 32 601 18.8 8 32 601 18.8 8
5 Bobby Thompson Arizona Ind 25 468 18.7 5 103 752 7.3 6 128 1220 9.5 11
6 Mack Burton San Jose State Ind 25 456 18.2 7 11 54 4.9 0 36 510 14.2 7
7 R. Cassell New Mexico State BIAA 29 519 17.9 7 29 519 17.9 7
8 Pat Richter Wisconsin Big Ten 47 817 17.4 8 47 817 17.4 8
9 Tom Hutchinson Kentucky SEC 32 543 17.0 4 32 543 17.0 4
10 Cloyd Webb Iowa Big Ten 25 425 17.0 4 25 425 17.0 4
11 Joe Borich Utah Skyline 29 489 16.9 5 29 489 16.9 5
12 Steve Stonebreaker Detroit Mercy Ind 26 439 16.9 2 26 439 16.9 2
13 Larry Glueck Villanova Ind 19 318 16.7 2 60 400 6.7 5 79 718 9.1 7
14 Joe Hernandez Arizona Ind 27 423 15.7 1 55 278 5.1 6 82 701 8.5 7
15 Buddy Iles Texas Christian SWC 31 479 15.5 2 31 479 15.5 2
16 Eddie Kotal Pacific Ind 22 339 15.4 4 1 -2 -2.0 0 23 337 14.7 4
17 Tom Culver Army Ind 20 305 15.3 2 38 233 6.1 2 58 538 9.3 4
18 Charlie Brendle Citadel Southern 20 303 15.2 4 20 303 15.2 4
19 Oscar Donahue San Jose State Ind 35 527 15.1 5 9 16 1.8 0 44 543 12.3 5
20 Dave Edwards Auburn SEC 25 372 14.9 3 25 372 14.9 3
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Larry Wilson Miami (FL) Ind 21 310 14.8 2 21 310 14.8 2
22 Bill Miller Miami (FL) Ind 44 648 14.7 2 44 648 14.7 2
23 Al Snyder Holy Cross Ind 38 558 14.7 5 61 184 3.0 1 99 742 7.5 6
24 Jim Boylan Washington State Ind 28 412 14.7 2 1 2 2.0 0 29 414 14.3 2
25 Johnny Baker Mississippi State SEC 22 323 14.7 1 22 323 14.7 1
26 Bob Wills California AAWU 21 302 14.4 3 21 302 14.4 3
27 Gary Collins Maryland ACC 30 428 14.3 4 30 428 14.3 4
28 Ron Turner Wichita State MVC 24 341 14.2 4 24 341 14.2 4
29 Bill Olsavsky Indiana Big Ten 17 237 13.9 2 17 237 13.9 2
30 Hugh Campbell Washington State Ind 53 723 13.6 5 53 723 13.6 5
31 Bill Whisler Iowa Big Ten 18 244 13.6 1 18 244 13.6 1
32 John Morris North Carolina State ACC 24 325 13.5 1 24 325 13.5 1
33 Jim Shorter Detroit Mercy Ind 21 282 13.4 1 49 258 5.3 2 70 540 7.7 3
34 Max Letterman Tulsa MVC 21 277 13.2 1 21 277 13.2 1
35 Ron Staley Wisconsin Big Ten 18 234 13.0 1 18 234 13.0 1
36 Bob Witucki Texas Tech SWC 26 335 12.9 0 26 335 12.9 0
37 Jack Fellin Holy Cross Ind 21 271 12.9 2 21 271 12.9 2
38 Don Kasso Oregon State Ind 20 258 12.9 0 25 125 5.0 0 45 383 8.5 0
39 John Hilton Richmond Southern 26 334 12.8 3 26 334 12.8 3
40 Terry Isaacson Air Force Ind 19 239 12.6 0 118 468 4.0 3 137 707 5.2 3
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
41 Ken Reeder Virginia Military Institute Southern 26 323 12.4 3 30 67 2.2 0 56 390 7.0 3
42 Stan Crisson Duke ACC 20 241 12.1 2 20 241 12.1 2
43 Greg Mather Navy Ind 22 258 11.7 1 22 258 11.7 1
44 Ernie Phillips William & Mary Southern 26 299 11.5 3 26 299 11.5 3
45 Mike Trotter Montana Skyline 16 184 11.5 0 16 184 11.5 0
46 Reg Carolan Idaho Ind 20 225 11.3 1 1 -6 -6.0 0 21 219 10.4 1
47 John Krumme Dartmouth Ivy 17 192 11.3 3 99 416 4.2 2 116 608 5.2 5
48 Jeff Starling Vanderbilt SEC 25 273 10.9 4 45 160 3.6 70 433 6.2 4
49 Billy Williamson Georgia Tech SEC 21 221 10.5 1 63 331 5.3 3 84 552 6.6 4
50 Ronnie Bull Baylor SWC 19 199 10.5 3 91 441 4.8 5 110 640 5.8 8
51 George Honore Stanford AAWU 22 225 10.2 0 22 225 10.2 0
52 Billy Gambrell South Carolina ACC 24 243 10.1 1 75 327 4.4 99 570 5.8 1
53 Tony Carmignani Furman Southern 27 247 9.1 0 73 319 4.4 3 100 566 5.7 3
54 Bill McKenny Georgia SEC 23 202 8.8 1 81 328 4.0 1 104 530 5.1 2
55 Earl Stoudt Richmond Southern 21 183 8.7 1 162 704 4.3 8 183 887 4.8 9
56 Walt Roberts San Jose State Ind 20 126 6.3 1 54 313 5.8 1 74 439 5.9 2
57 Larry Thomas Texas Christian SWC 20 10 0.5 0 20 53 2.7 3 40 63 1.6 3