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1962 Leaders

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National Champion: Southern California (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Terry Baker (Oregon State)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: John McKay (Southern California)

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Year Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. George Mira* (MIAFL) 146
2. Don Trull (BAY) 125
3. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 124
4. Dick Shiner (MD) 121
5. Tom Myers (NWEST) 116
6. Terry Baker (ORST) 112
7. Jerry Gross (DET) 105
8. Dave Mathieson (WAST) 104
9. Junior Edge (NC) 103
10. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 102
11. Gary Cuozzo (VA) 98
12. Jack Concannon (BC) 97
13. Pete Liske (PAST) 91
14. John Giles (LOU) 90
  Rand Carter (SJST) 90
16. Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 89
  Robert Hamlin (MARSH) 89
18. Stu McBirnie (TLS) 87
19. Pat McCarthy (HC) 85
20. Jerry Woolum (KY) 83
  Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 83
Pass Attempts
1. George Mira* (MIAFL) 306
2. Don Trull (BAY) 229
3. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 216
4. Jerry Gross (DET) 212
  Mike Taliaferro (IL) 212
6. Dick Shiner (MD) 203
  Terry Baker (ORST) 203
8. Dave Mathieson (WAST) 199
9. Tom Myers (NWEST) 195
10. Pat McCarthy (HC) 194
11. Robert Hamlin (MARSH) 185
  Junior Edge (NC) 185
13. John Giles (LOU) 181
  Jack Concannon (BC) 181
  Gary Cuozzo (VA) 181
16. Mike Miller (OKST) 180
17. Stu McBirnie (TLS) 177
18. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 170
19. Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 169
  Larry Rakestraw (GA) 169
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 60.0
2. Dick Shiner (MD) 59.6
3. Tom Myers (NWEST) 59.5
4. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 57.4
5. Pete Liske (PAST) 56.2
6. Junior Edge (NC) 55.7
7. Terry Baker (ORST) 55.2
8. Don Trull (BAY) 54.6
9. Gary Cuozzo (VA) 54.1
10. Jack Concannon (BC) 53.6
11. Rand Carter (SJST) 53.6
12. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 53.2
13. Jerry Woolum (KY) 52.9
14. Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 52.7
15. Dave Mathieson (WAST) 52.3
16. Joe Namath (AL) 52.1
17. John Giles (LOU) 49.7
18. Jerry Gross (DET) 49.5
19. Jerry Yost (WV) 49.3
20. Stu McBirnie (TLS) 49.2
Passing Yards
1. George Mira* (MIAFL) 1893
2. Terry Baker (ORST) 1738
3. Don Trull (BAY) 1627
4. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 1582
5. Tom Myers (NWEST) 1537
6. Dave Mathieson (WAST) 1492
7. Jack Concannon (BC) 1450
8. Dick Shiner (MD) 1324
9. Jerry Gross (DET) 1317
10. Pat McCarthy (HC) 1267
11. John Jacobs (AZST) 1263
12. Junior Edge (NC) 1234
13. John Giles (LOU) 1222
14. Joe Namath (AL) 1192
15. Stu McBirnie (TLS) 1169
16. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 1139
17. Gary Cuozzo (VA) 1136
18. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 1135
19. Jerry Yost (WV) 1134
20. Jerry Woolum (KY) 1100
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Terry Baker (ORST) 8.6
2. Joe Namath (AL) 8.2
3. Jack Concannon (BC) 8.0
4. Tom Myers (NWEST) 7.9
5. Dave Mathieson (WAST) 7.5
6. Jerry Yost (WV) 7.5
7. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 7.3
8. Don Trull (BAY) 7.1
9. Jerry Woolum (KY) 7.0
10. Walt Bryniarski (XAV) 6.8
11. John Giles (LOU) 6.8
12. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 6.7
13. Jim Dunda (BROWN) 6.7
14. Junior Edge (NC) 6.7
15. Stu McBirnie (TLS) 6.6
16. Pat McCarthy (HC) 6.5
17. Dick Shiner (MD) 6.5
18. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 6.4
19. Pete Liske (PAST) 6.4
20. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 6.3
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Terry Baker (ORST) 8.9
2. Jack Concannon (BC) 8.2
3. Joe Namath (AL) 7.5
4. Dave Mathieson (WAST) 6.9
5. Pete Liske (PAST) 6.8
6. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 6.5
7. Tom Myers (NWEST) 6.0
8. Don Trull (BAY) 5.7
9. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 5.4
10. Stu McBirnie (TLS) 5.4
11. Jerry Yost (WV) 5.1
12. Jerry Woolum (KY) 4.9
13. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 4.9
14. Walt Bryniarski (XAV) 4.8
15. Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 4.7
16. Gary Cuozzo (VA) 4.6
17. Junior Edge (NC) 4.5
18. Mike Miller (OKST) 4.4
19. George Mira* (MIAFL) 4.3
20. John Giles (LOU) 4.2
Passing Touchdowns
1. Terry Baker (ORST) 15
  Jack Concannon (BC) 15
3. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 14
  John Jacobs (AZST) 14
5. Joe Namath (AL) 13
  Tom Myers (NWEST) 13
7. George Mira* (MIAFL) 12
  Dave Mathieson (WAST) 12
  Pete Liske (PAST) 12
  Stu McBirnie (TLS) 12
11. Don Trull (BAY) 11
  Glynn Griffing (MS) 11
  Jerry Yost (WV) 11
14. Pete Beathard* (SCA) 10
15. Jim Dunda (BROWN) 9
  Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 9
  Craig Morton (CA) 9
  Bob Babbitt (OH) 9
  Mike Miller (OKST) 9
  Monte Deere (OK) 9
Passing Interceptions
1. George Mira* (MIAFL) 18
2. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 17
3. Dick Shiner (MD) 16
  Larry Rakestraw (GA) 16
5. Pat McCarthy (HC) 15
  Jim Dunda (BROWN) 15
7. John Giles (LOU) 14
  Randall Kerbow (RICE) 14
  John Christensen (COST) 14
  Tom Myers (NWEST) 14
11. Jerry Yost (WV) 13
  Jerry Gross (DET) 13
  Ralph Harper (DAYT) 13
14. Frank Cesarek (CO) 12
  John Mackovic (WAKE) 12
  John Stofa (BUF) 12
  Don Trull (BAY) 12
  Junior Edge (NC) 12
19. Larry Zeno (UCLA) 11
  Roger Theder (WMI) 11
  Walter McReynolds (RICE) 11
  Alex Zyskowski (WICHST) 11
  Walt Rappold (DUKE) 11
  Duane Blaska (MN) 11
  Eldon Fortie (BYU) 11
  Robert Hamlin (MARSH) 11
  Jim Flynn (KENT) 11
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Terry Baker (ORST) 146.5
2. Jack Concannon (BC) 141.6
3. Joe Namath (AL) 139.1
4. Tom Myers (NWEST) 133.3
5. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 131.1
6. Pete Liske (PAST) 129.4
7. Dave Mathieson (WAST) 127.1
8. Don Trull (BAY) 119.6
9. Jerry Yost (WV) 118.8
10. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 117.8
11. Stu McBirnie (TLS) 115.7
12. Junior Edge (NC) 111.2
13. Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 109.9
14. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 109.8
15. Jerry Woolum (KY) 108.7
16. Walt Bryniarski (XAV) 106.5
17. Gary Cuozzo (VA) 106.0
18. John Giles (LOU) 105.6
19. Dick Shiner (MD) 105.1
20. Jim Dunda (BROWN) 102.7
Rush Attempts
1. Preacher Pilot (NMST) 208
2. Eldon Fortie (BYU) 199
3. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 198
4. Gary Wood (CORN) 173
  Dave Casinelli (MEM) 173
6. Johnny Roland (MO) 159
7. Gale Sayers (KS) 158
8. Bill Harris (CO) 157
9. Len Chiaverini (MD) 156
10. Nick Ryder* (MIAFL) 155
11. Bobby Santiago (NM) 151
  Johnny Johnson (SJST) 151
13. Pat McCarthy (HC) 148
  Dan Reeves (SC) 148
15. Jim Grisham (OK) 147
  Frank Baker (TOL) 147
17. Dick Drummond (GW) 142
18. Ray Poage (TX) 141
19. Dick Merschman (KENT) 140
  Dwain Bean (NTX) 140
  Mallon Faircloth (TN) 140
Rushing Yards
1. Preacher Pilot (NMST) 1247
2. Eldon Fortie (BYU) 1149
3. Gale Sayers (KS) 1125
4. Gary Wood (CORN) 889
5. Joe Don Looney (OK) 852
6. Pete Pedro (WTXAM) 831
7. Johnny Roland (MO) 830
8. Dave Casinelli (MEM) 826
9. Bobby Santiago (NM) 806
10. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 798
11. Terry Dillon (MT) 768
12. Mel Renfro (OR) 753
13. Elliott Keller (FURM) 724
14. Jim Grisham (OK) 711
15. Tony Lorick (AZST) 704
16. Nick Ryder* (MIAFL) 702
17. Tom Spangenberg (DART) 675
18. John Cook (FURM) 661
19. Dwain Bean (NTX) 657
20. Roger Kochman (PAST) 652
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Gale Sayers (KS) 7.1
2. Scott Tyler* (MIAOH) 7.0
3. Tony Lorick (AZST) 6.7
4. John Cook (FURM) 6.6
5. Willie Brown* (SCA) 6.5
6. Tom Kosser (AZ) 6.5
7. Paul Warfield (OHST) 6.4
8. Larry Hill (OR) 6.4
9. Bill Taylor (HARV) 6.3
10. Ron Rubick (MIST) 6.3
11. Joe Don Looney (OK) 6.2
12. Pete Pedro (WTXAM) 6.2
13. Sherman Lewis (MIST) 6.0
14. Preacher Pilot (NMST) 6.0
15. Mel Renfro (OR) 6.0
16. Larry Glueck (NOVA) 6.0
17. Junior Coffey (WA) 5.9
18. Terry Dillon (MT) 5.9
19. Pat Dodson (MT) 5.8
20. Eldon Fortie (BYU) 5.8
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Preacher Pilot (NMST) 15
2. Eldon Fortie (BYU) 14
  Bill King (DART) 14
4. Pat McCarthy (HC) 12
  Johnny Roland (MO) 12
6. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 11
  Dave Casinelli (MEM) 11
8. Mel Renfro (OR) 10
  Cotton Clark (AL) 10
  Dennis Claridge (NE) 10
11. Bobby Santiago (NM) 9
  Don Lisbon (BGSU) 9
  Lou Holland* (WI) 9
  Tom Vaughn (IAST) 9
  Terry Baker (ORST) 9
  Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 9
  George Reed (WAST) 9
  Gary Wood (CORN) 9
  Joe Don Looney (OK) 9
  George Saimes (MIST) 9
Receptions
1. Vern Burke (ORST) 69
2. John Simmons (TLS) 65
3. Hugh Campbell (WAST) 57
4. Pat Richter* (WI) 49
5. Tom Brown (MD) 47
6. Jim Cure (MARSH) 46
7. Paul Flatley (NWEST) 45
8. Bill Turner (CA) 44
  Bob Lacey (NC) 44
10. Artie Graham (BC) 41
  Al Snyder (HC) 41
  Jim Kelly (NDAME) 41
13. Clem Dellenger (TLN) 39
14. John McGuire (CO) 36
15. Ken Blair (CO) 35
16. Jeff Starling (VAND) 34
17. Hal Bedsole* (SCA) 33
  Nick Spinelli* (MIAFL) 33
  Tom Bolz (DET) 33
20. Tom Hutchinson (KY) 32
  Don Hockensmith (LOU) 32
  Junior Powell (PAST) 32
  Tom Magoffin (TXX) 32
  David Parks (TXTECH) 32
Receiving Yards
1. Vern Burke (ORST) 1007
2. John Simmons (TLS) 860
3. Hugh Campbell (WAST) 848
4. Hal Bedsole* (SCA) 827
5. Artie Graham (BC) 823
6. Al Snyder (HC) 716
7. Pat Richter* (WI) 694
8. Bob Lacey (NC) 668
9. Jim Cure (MARSH) 666
10. Paul Flatley (NWEST) 626
11. Tom Brown (MD) 557
12. Bill Turner (CA) 537
13. Jim Kelly (NDAME) 523
14. Steve Heckard (DAVID) 519
15. Nick Spinelli* (MIAFL) 506
16. Jeff Starling (VAND) 494
17. Richard Williamson (AL) 492
  Red Wilkins (AL) 492
19. Tom Hutchinson (KY) 485
20. Tom Bolz (DET) 455
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Hal Bedsole* (SCA) 25.1
2. Ted Watkins (PAC) 21.4
3. Red Wilkins (AL) 20.5
  Richard Williamson (AL) 20.5
5. Artie Graham (BC) 20.1
6. Steve Heckard (DAVID) 20.0
7. Charlie Brendle (CIT) 19.6
8. Gerry Shaw (WAST) 18.7
9. Bill Craft (RUT) 18.5
10. Dale Keller (AZST) 17.9
11. Mickey Babb (GA) 17.7
12. Ron Allshouse (PA) 17.7
13. Al Snyder (HC) 17.5
14. Bob Daumeyer (XAV) 17.0
15. Jim Stewart (NAVY) 16.6
16. Ronnie Goodwin (BAY) 16.6
17. Jerry Lamb (AR) 16.4
18. Bob Jencks* (MIAOH) 16.4
19. Don Karns (OKST) 15.6
20. Lee Calland (LOU) 15.4
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Hal Bedsole* (SCA) 11
2. Vern Burke (ORST) 10
3. John Simmons (TLS) 9
4. Artie Graham (BC) 7
  Hugh Campbell (WAST) 7
6. Al Snyder (HC) 6
  Jim Whalen (BC) 6
  Bill Turner (CA) 6
  Pat Richter* (WI) 6
  Charles Killett (MEM) 6
  Bob Jencks* (MIAOH) 6
12. John Hilton (RICH) 5
  Gerry Shaw (WAST) 5
  John Parry (BROWN) 5
  Dale Keller (AZST) 5
  Bill Taylor (HARV) 5
  Bill Craft (RUT) 5
  Charlie Brendle (CIT) 5
  Paul Flatley (NWEST) 5
  Bob Lacey (NC) 5
  Ron Curtis (OH) 5
  Steve Heckard (DAVID) 5
  Lou Guy (MS) 5
  Cotton Clark (AL) 5
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Preacher Pilot (NMST) 212
2. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 201
3. Eldon Fortie (BYU) 199
4. Dave Casinelli (MEM) 176
5. Gary Wood (CORN) 174
6. Johnny Roland (MO) 165
  Gale Sayers (KS) 165
8. Nick Ryder* (MIAFL) 164
9. Dick Drummond (GW) 163
10. Bill Harris (CO) 162
11. Len Chiaverini (MD) 161
12. Bobby Santiago (NM) 153
13. Marvin Woodson (IN) 151
  Johnny Johnson (SJST) 151
15. Pat McCarthy (HC) 148
  Dan Reeves (SC) 148
  Frank Baker (TOL) 148
18. Jim Grisham (OK) 147
19. Tom Spangenberg (DART) 146
20. Lee Calland (LOU) 145
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Preacher Pilot (NMST) 1273
2. Gale Sayers (KS) 1186
3. Eldon Fortie (BYU) 1149
4. Mel Renfro (OR) 1051
5. Tom Spangenberg (DART) 1028
6. Vern Burke (ORST) 1007
7. Joe Don Looney (OK) 971
8. Tony Lorick (AZST) 961
9. Lee Calland (LOU) 959
10. Al Snyder (HC) 953
11. Roger Kochman (PAST) 906
12. Gary Wood (CORN) 896
13. Johnny Roland (MO) 889
14. Pete Pedro (WTXAM) 882
15. Dave Casinelli (MEM) 866
16. Willie Brown* (SCA) 865
17. John Simmons (TLS) 860
18. Terry Dillon (MT) 857
19. Bobby Santiago (NM) 850
20. Hugh Campbell (WAST) 848
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Cotton Clark (AL) 15
  Preacher Pilot (NMST) 15
3. Eldon Fortie (BYU) 14
  Bill King (DART) 14
5. Johnny Roland (MO) 13
  Mel Renfro (OR) 13
7. Lou Holland* (WI) 12
  Pat McCarthy (HC) 12
9. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 11
  Dave Casinelli (MEM) 11
  Hal Bedsole* (SCA) 11
12. Don Lisbon (BGSU) 10
  Bill Taylor (HARV) 10
  Dennis Claridge (NE) 10
  Bobby Santiago (NM) 10
  Joe Don Looney (OK) 10
  Vern Burke (ORST) 10
  Jerry Don Logan (WTXAM) 10
19. John Simmons (TLS) 9
  Terry Baker (ORST) 9
  Steve Murphy (NWEST) 9
  Sherman Lewis (MIST) 9
  George Saimes (MIST) 9
  Charles Killett (MEM) 9
  Tom Vaughn (IAST) 9
  Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 9
  Gary Wood (CORN) 9
  George Reed (WAST) 9
Total Plays
1. George Mira* (MIAFL) 379
2. Pat McCarthy (HC) 342
3. Jerry Gross (DET) 324
4. Don Trull (BAY) 322
5. Terry Baker (ORST) 318
6. Eldon Fortie (BYU) 299
7. Dick Shiner (MD) 292
8. Gary Wood (CORN) 290
9. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 288
10. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 287
11. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 284
  Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 284
13. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 283
14. Dan Reeves (SC) 279
15. Jack Concannon (BC) 272
16. Robert Hamlin (MARSH) 271
17. Hank Lesesne (VAND) 262
18. Gary Cuozzo (VA) 257
19. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 256
20. Junior Edge (NC) 255
Total Yards
1. Terry Baker (ORST) 2276
2. George Mira* (MIAFL) 2059
3. Eldon Fortie (BYU) 1963
4. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 1839
5. Gary Wood (CORN) 1779
6. Don Trull (BAY) 1763
7. Jack Concannon (BC) 1743
8. Pat McCarthy (HC) 1721
9. Jerry Gross (DET) 1613
10. Bill King (DART) 1553
11. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 1484
12. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 1477
13. Tom Myers (NWEST) 1435
14. Dick Shiner (MD) 1426
15. Joe Namath (AL) 1421
16. Dan Reeves (SC) 1401
17. Jerry Yost (WV) 1361
18. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 1357
19. Dave Mathieson (WAST) 1321
20. Junior Edge (NC) 1298
Total Touchdowns
1. Terry Baker (ORST) 24
2. Eldon Fortie (BYU) 21
3. Jack Concannon (BC) 20
  Pat McCarthy (HC) 20
5. Bill King (DART) 19
6. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 17
  Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 17
  Gary Wood (CORN) 17
  Joe Namath (AL) 17
  John Jacobs (AZST) 17
11. Pete Liske (PAST) 16
  Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 16
13. Preacher Pilot (NMST) 15
  Don Trull (BAY) 15
  Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 15
  George Mira* (MIAFL) 15
  Pete Beathard* (SCA) 15
18. Johnny Roland (MO) 14
  Dennis Claridge (NE) 14
  Roger Staubach (NAVY) 14
  Jerry Yost (WV) 14
  Russell Vollmer (MEM) 14
  Tom Myers (NWEST) 14