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1962 Passing Stats

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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)

AP Preseason #1: Ohio State ▪ AP Final #1: Southern California

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

Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Terry Baker Oregon State Ind 112 203 55.2 1738 8.6 8.9 15 5 146.5 115 538 4.7 9
2 Joe Namath Alabama SEC 76 146 52.1 1192 8.2 7.5 13 8 139.1 70 229 3.3 4
3 Jack Concannon Boston College Ind 97 181 53.6 1450 8.0 8.2 15 6 141.6 91 293 3.2 5
4 Tom Myers Northwestern Big Ten 116 195 59.5 1537 7.9 6.0 13 14 133.3 43 -102 -2.4 1
5 Dave Mathieson Washington State AAWU 104 199 52.3 1492 7.5 6.9 12 8 127.1 44 -171 -3.9 1
6 Jerry Yost West Virginia Southern 75 152 49.3 1134 7.5 5.1 11 13 118.8 49 227 4.6 3
7 Ron Vander Kelen* Wisconsin Big Ten 124 216 57.4 1582 7.3 6.5 14 10 131.1 72 257 3.6 3
8 Don Trull Baylor SWC 125 229 54.6 1627 7.1 5.7 11 12 119.6 93 136 1.5 4
9 Jerry Woolum Kentucky SEC 83 157 52.9 1100 7.0 4.9 4 9 108.7 77 -133 -1.7
10 John Giles Louisville Ind 90 181 49.7 1222 6.8 4.2 8 14 105.6 37 46 1.2 0
11 Walt Bryniarski Xavier Ind 63 141 44.7 961 6.8 4.8 8 10 106.5 41 89 2.2 3
12 Junior Edge North Carolina ACC 103 185 55.7 1234 6.7 4.5 7 12 111.2 70 64 0.9 1
13 Larry Rakestraw Georgia SEC 78 169 46.2 1135 6.7 3.4 8 16 99.3 115 222 1.9 1
14 Jim Dunda Brown Ivy 65 139 46.8 930 6.7 3.1 9 15 102.7 84 8 0.1 3
15 Stu McBirnie Tulsa MVC 87 177 49.2 1169 6.6 5.4 12 10 115.7 15 -85 -5.7 0
16 Dick Shiner Maryland ACC 121 203 59.6 1324 6.5 3.4 4 16 105.1 89 102 1.1 6
17 Pat McCarthy Holy Cross Ind 85 194 43.8 1267 6.5 3.9 8 15 96.8 148 454 3.1 12
18 Pete Liske Penn State Ind 91 162 56.2 1037 6.4 6.8 12 4 129.4 69 255 3.7 4
19 Billy Lothridge Georgia Tech SEC 83 156 53.2 1006 6.4 4.9 6 8 109.8 128 478 3.7 9
20 Gary Cuozzo Virginia ACC 98 181 54.1 1136 6.3 4.6 5 9 106.0 76 74 1.0 6
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Archie Roberts Columbia Ivy 102 170 60.0 1076 6.3 5.4 6 6 117.8 86 -35 -0.4 3
22 George Mira* Miami (FL) Ind 146 306 47.7 1893 6.2 4.3 12 18 100.9 73 166 2.3 3
23 Jerry Gross Detroit Mercy Ind 105 212 49.5 1317 6.2 4.0 6 13 98.8 112 296 2.6 4
24 Sonny Gibbs Texas Christian SWC 89 169 52.7 1013 6.0 4.7 9 9 109.9 76 179 2.4 7
25 Mike Miller Oklahoma State Big 8 81 180 45.0 1056 5.9 4.4 9 10 99.7 26 -57 -2.2 1
26 Duane Blaska Minnesota Big Ten 71 154 46.1 862 5.6 3.4 8 11 96.0 61 103 1.7 2
27 Mike Taliaferro Illinois Big Ten 80 212 37.7 1139 5.4 2.2 5 17 74.6 71 126 1.8 1
28 Robert Hamlin Marshall MAC 89 185 48.1 1004 5.4 3.2 4 11 88.9 86 166 1.9 3
29 Rand Carter San Jose State Ind 90 168 53.6 902 5.4 3.6 5 9 97.8 34 -131 -3.9 1
30 Mel Rideout Richmond Southern 60 151 39.7 780 5.2 3.1 7 10 85.2 25 -35 -1.4 1
31 Randall Kerbow Rice SWC 53 143 37.1 703 4.9 1.5 7 14 74.9 50 27 0.5 2
32 Frank Cesarek Colorado Big 8 78 167 46.7 786 4.7 2.1 5 12 81.8 26 -50 -1.9 4
33 Hank Lesesne Vanderbilt SEC 65 157 41.4 741 4.7 2.5 3 9 75.9 105 214 2.0