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1964 Leaders

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National Champions: Alabama (AP, UPI), Arkansas (FWAA), Notre Dame (NFF)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: John Huarte (Notre Dame)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Ara Parseghian (Notre Dame)

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

Year Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 224
2. Craig Morton (CA) 185
3. Gary Snook (IA) 151
4. Steve Tensi* (FLST) 144
5. John Torok (AZST) 139
6. Tom LaFramboise (LOU) 122
7. Richie Badar (IN) 121
8. Roger Staubach (NAVY) 119
9. Terry Southall (BAY) 118
10. Dan Simrell (TOL) 115
11. John Huarte (NDAME) 114
12. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 110
13. Craig Fertig (SCA) 109
14. Bob Berry (OR) 108
15. Rick Norton (KY) 106
16. Scotty Glacken (DUKE) 104
17. Larry Zeno (UCLA) 97
18. Tim Murphy (AF) 94
  Ken Berry (SJST) 94
20. Jim Weatherly* (MS) 91
Pass Attempts
1. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 326
2. Gary Snook (IA) 311
3. Craig Morton (CA) 308
4. John Torok (AZST) 251
5. Richie Badar (IN) 245
6. Tom LaFramboise (LOU) 242
7. Steve Tensi* (FLST) 240
8. Terry Southall (BAY) 225
9. Dan Simrell (TOL) 215
10. Craig Fertig (SCA) 209
11. Bob Berry (OR) 208
12. John Huarte (NDAME) 205
13. Roger Staubach (NAVY) 204
14. Rick Norton (KY) 202
15. Larry Zeno (UCLA) 196
  Archie Roberts (COLMB) 196
17. John Mackovic (WAKE) 195
18. Virgil Carter (BYU) 193
19. Dave East (TLN) 192
  Scotty Glacken (DUKE) 192
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 68.7
2. Craig Morton (CA) 60.1
3. Steve Tensi* (FLST) 60.0
4. Ernie Kellermann (MIAOH) 59.1
5. Tim Murphy (AF) 58.8
6. Roger Staubach (NAVY) 58.3
7. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 56.1
8. John Huarte (NDAME) 55.6
9. John Torok (AZST) 55.4
10. Scotty Glacken (DUKE) 54.2
11. Fred Custardo (IL) 54.1
12. Jim Weatherly* (MS) 53.5
13. Dan Simrell (TOL) 53.5
14. Bob Biletnikoff (MIAFL) 53.5
15. Steve Juday (MIST) 53.4
16. Roger Kalinger (RUT) 53.2
17. John Breedlove (CIT) 53.0
18. Rick Norton (KY) 52.5
19. Terry Southall (BAY) 52.4
20. Paul Brothers* (ORST) 52.2
Passing Yards
1. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 2870
2. John Torok (AZST) 2356
3. Craig Morton (CA) 2121
4. John Huarte (NDAME) 2062
  Gary Snook (IA) 2062
6. Steve Tensi* (FLST) 1986
7. Craig Fertig (SCA) 1671
8. Terry Southall (BAY) 1623
9. Richie Badar (IN) 1571
10. Rick Norton (KY) 1514
11. Bob Berry (OR) 1478
12. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 1444
13. Tom LaFramboise (LOU) 1380
14. Larry Zeno (UCLA) 1363
15. John Mackovic (WAKE) 1340
16. Ernie Kellermann (MIAOH) 1260
17. Dan Simrell (TOL) 1239
18. Scotty Glacken (DUKE) 1178
19. Virgil Carter (BYU) 1154
  Tim Murphy (AF) 1154
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. John Huarte (NDAME) 10.1
2. John Torok (AZST) 9.4
3. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 8.8
4. Ernie Kellermann (MIAOH) 8.5
5. Steve Tensi* (FLST) 8.3
6. Craig Fertig (SCA) 8.0
7. Rick Norton (KY) 7.5
8. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 7.4
9. Terry Southall (BAY) 7.2
10. Tim Murphy (AF) 7.2
11. Bob Berry (OR) 7.1
12. Paul Brothers* (ORST) 7.0
13. Larry Zeno (UCLA) 7.0
14. Craig Morton (CA) 6.9
15. John Mackovic (WAKE) 6.9
16. Bob Davis (VA) 6.8
17. Gary Snook (IA) 6.6
18. Ed Foley (BC) 6.6
19. Mike Monahan (ID) 6.6
20. Richie Badar (IN) 6.4
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 10.2
2. John Huarte (NDAME) 9.2
3. John Torok (AZST) 8.5
4. Ernie Kellermann (MIAOH) 8.3
5. Steve Tensi* (FLST) 7.2
6. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 7.2
7. Craig Fertig (SCA) 6.9
8. Paul Brothers* (ORST) 6.9
9. Craig Morton (CA) 6.4
10. Bob Berry (OR) 6.4
11. Rick Norton (KY) 6.2
12. Tim Murphy (AF) 5.8
13. John Hankinson (MN) 5.5
14. Roger Kalinger (RUT) 5.4
15. Bob Timberlake (MI) 5.4
16. Gary Snook (IA) 5.3
17. Mike Monahan (ID) 4.9
18. Steve Heckard (DAVID) 4.9
19. Scotty Glacken (DUKE) 4.8
20. Billy Fletcher (MEM) 4.7
Passing Touchdowns
1. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 32
2. John Torok (AZST) 20
3. Steve Tensi* (FLST) 19
4. John Huarte (NDAME) 16
5. Bob Berry (OR) 15
6. Larry Zeno (UCLA) 13
  Craig Morton (CA) 13
8. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 12
9. Gary Snook (IA) 11
  Craig Fertig (SCA) 11
  Allen McCune* (WV) 11
12. Terry Southall (BAY) 10
13. Richie Badar (IN) 9
  Virgil Carter (BYU) 9
  Rick Norton (KY) 9
  Bob Schweickert (VATECH) 9
  Steve Juday (MIST) 9
18. Lou Confessori (WICHST) 8
  Ernie Kellermann (MIAOH) 8
  Don Gilbert (BUF) 8
  John Hankinson (MN) 8
  Paul Brothers* (ORST) 8
  Walter McReynolds (RICE) 8
  Ron Edwards (UTST) 8
Passing Interceptions
1. Terry Southall (BAY) 20
2. Tom LaFramboise (LOU) 18
3. Larry Zeno (UCLA) 16
4. Hal Brandt (WI) 15
  Kent Nix (TXX) 15
  Richie Badar (IN) 15
  Don Gilbert (BUF) 15
8. Virgil Carter (BYU) 14
  Steve Tensi* (FLST) 14
  Gary Snook (IA) 14
  John Mackovic (WAKE) 14
  Gary Lane (MO) 14
  Jim Weatherly* (MS) 14
  John Torok (AZST) 14
  Ken Berry (SJST) 14
16. Corkey Boland (NTX) 13
  Tom Strain (PAC) 13
  Dan Simrell (TOL) 13
19. Bill Bundy (WTXAM) 12
  Dave East (TLN) 12
  Dennis Haglan (WMMARY) 12
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 172.6
2. John Huarte (NDAME) 155.1
3. John Torok (AZST) 149.4
4. Steve Tensi* (FLST) 144.0
5. Ernie Kellermann (MIAOH) 142.4
6. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 132.1
7. Craig Fertig (SCA) 127.1
8. Craig Morton (CA) 126.0
9. Bob Berry (OR) 125.8
10. Tim Murphy (AF) 123.8
11. Paul Brothers* (ORST) 122.3
12. Rick Norton (KY) 120.2
13. Larry Zeno (UCLA) 113.5
14. Steve Juday (MIST) 110.7
15. Terry Southall (BAY) 109.9
16. Scotty Glacken (DUKE) 108.4
17. Bob Timberlake (MI) 108.1
18. John Hankinson (MN) 107.6
19. Gary Snook (IA) 106.9
20. Roger Kalinger (RUT) 106.4
Rush Attempts
1. Brian Piccolo (WAKE) 252
2. Ken Willard (NC) 228
3. Mike Garrett (SCA) 217
4. Donny Anderson (TXTECH) 211
5. Jim Nance* (SYR) 205
6. Al Nelson (CIN) 201
7. Ray Handley (STAN) 197
8. Wash Lyons (OH) 192
9. Jack Mahone (MARSH) 190
10. Bill Wilson (CORN) 189
11. Jim Grabowski (IL) 186
12. Tom Hickey (MD) 182
13. John Ogden (BYU) 179
14. Jack Brasuell* (AR) 178
15. Walt Garrison (OKST) 176
16. Allen Jacobs* (UT) 175
  Sonny Utz (VATECH) 175
18. Cosmo Iacavazzi (PRIN) 172
19. Roosevelt Mell (DAYT) 166
20. Phil Spooner* (FLST) 163
  Paul Brothers* (ORST) 163
Rushing Yards
1. Brian Piccolo (WAKE) 1044
2. Jim Nance* (SYR) 1021
3. Jim Grabowski (IL) 1004
4. Al Nelson (CIN) 973
5. Donny Anderson (TXTECH) 966
6. Mike Garrett (SCA) 948
7. Ray Handley (STAN) 936
8. Cosmo Iacavazzi (PRIN) 909
9. Tom Hickey (MD) 894
10. Jack Mahone (MARSH) 878
11. Floyd Little* (SYR) 874
12. Ken Willard (NC) 835
  Wash Lyons (OH) 835
14. Jack Lentz (HC) 802
15. Jim Fauver (TXX) 789
16. Clancy Williams (WAST) 783
17. Sonny Utz (VATECH) 777
18. John Ogden (BYU) 770
19. Steve Smith (DAVID) 761
20. Allen Jacobs* (UT) 752
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Tom Brown (NOVA) 6.4
2. Don Kunit (PAST) 6.4
3. Hal Davis (CLEM) 6.1
4. Ron Coleman* (UT) 6.1
5. Dick Gordon (MIST) 6.0
6. Bob Daugherty (TLS) 5.9
7. Bill Goods (TLS) 5.9
8. Jim Bohl (NMST) 5.8
9. Stew Williams (BGSU) 5.6
10. Kip Paskewich (NAVY) 5.6
11. Floyd Little* (SYR) 5.6
12. Lance Rentzel (OK) 5.5
13. Floyd Hudlow (AZ) 5.5
14. Jack Lentz (HC) 5.5
15. Stan Quintana (NM) 5.5
16. Jim Grabowski (IL) 5.4
17. Jim Lindsey* (AR) 5.4
18. Craig Murray (UTST) 5.4
19. Clancy Williams (WAST) 5.3
20. Cosmo Iacavazzi (PRIN) 5.3
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Brian Piccolo (WAKE) 15
2. Al Nelson (CIN) 13
  Jim Nance* (SYR) 13
4. Sonny Utz (VATECH) 10
  Jim Grabowski (IL) 10
6. Jack Mahone (MARSH) 9
  Floyd Little* (SYR) 9
  Mike Garrett (SCA) 9
  Dennis Haglan (WMMARY) 9
  Mel Anthony (MI) 9
  Bob Schweickert (VATECH) 9
  Bob Timberlake (MI) 9
  Bill Wolski (NDAME) 9
  Cosmo Iacavazzi (PRIN) 9
15. Bob Biletnikoff (MIAFL) 8
  Jerry Rhome (TLS) 8
  Steve Bowman (AL) 8
  Ken Willard (NC) 8
  Ernie Koy (TX) 8
  Kent McCloughan (NE) 8
  Randy Minniear (PUR) 8
  Bobby Burnett* (AR) 8
  Tom Urbanik (PAST) 8
  Allen Jacobs* (UT) 8
  Bob Davis (VA) 8
Receptions
1. Howard Twilley (TLS) 95
2. Fred Biletnikoff* (FLST) 70
3. Jack Snow (NDAME) 60
4. Karl Noonan (IA) 59
5. Jack Schraub (CA) 52
6. Lawrence Elkins (BAY) 50
7. Bob Daugherty (TLS) 48
8. Charles Casey (FL) 47
  Henry Burch (TOL) 47
10. Don Floyd* (FLST) 46
  Bill Malinchak (IN) 46
12. Ben Hawkins (AZST) 42
  Jerry Smith (AZST) 42
  Rick Kestner (KY) 42
  Ray Palm (OR) 42
16. Olvin Moreland* (ORST) 39
17. Bob Hadrick (PUR) 37
  Jerry Mosher (CA) 37
19. Larry Todd (AZST) 35
  Ken Hodge (BAY) 35
  Gene Washington (MIST) 35
  Charles Campbell (TXX) 35
Receiving Yards
1. Fred Biletnikoff* (FLST) 1179
2. Howard Twilley (TLS) 1178
3. Jack Snow (NDAME) 1114
4. Karl Noonan (IA) 933
5. Lawrence Elkins (BAY) 851
6. Ben Hawkins (AZST) 719
7. Charles Casey (FL) 673
8. Rick Kestner (KY) 639
9. Bill Malinchak (IN) 634
10. Larry Todd (AZST) 633
  Jack Schraub (CA) 633
12. Jerry Smith (AZST) 618
13. Chuck Hughes (TXEP) 616
14. Don Floyd* (FLST) 608
15. Ray Palm (OR) 570
16. John Hilton (RICH) 554
17. Gene Washington (MIST) 542
18. Corky Sullivan (OR) 541
19. Jimmy Jones (WI) 529
20. Ken Hodge (BAY) 528
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Joe Chapman (ID) 25.4
2. Bill Cronin (BC) 20.5
3. Kent Kramer (MN) 20.1
4. Peter Beaulieu (COLG) 19.3
5. Rod Sherman (SCA) 18.6
6. Jack Snow (NDAME) 18.6
7. Chuck Hughes (TXEP) 18.1
8. Larry Todd (AZST) 18.1
9. John Pease* (UT) 17.7
10. Ben Hawkins (AZST) 17.1
11. Lawrence Elkins (BAY) 17.0
12. Corky Sullivan (OR) 16.9
13. Fred Biletnikoff* (FLST) 16.8
14. John Hilton (RICH) 16.8
15. Mike Haffner (UCLA) 16.6
16. Robert MacLeod (DART) 16.5
17. Roy Jefferson* (UT) 16.5
18. Darryl Alleman (WY) 16.2
19. Eddie Fletcher (TLS) 16.1
20. Tommy Inman (MSST) 16.1
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Fred Biletnikoff* (FLST) 15
2. Howard Twilley (TLS) 13
3. Jack Snow (NDAME) 9
4. Lawrence Elkins (BAY) 7
5. Errol Prisby (CIN) 6
  John Hilton (RICH) 6
  Kurt Altenberg (UCLA) 6
  Rick Kestner (KY) 6
  Roger Dennis (COLMB) 6
10. Pete Emelianchik (RICH) 5
  Bill Malinchak (IN) 5
  Rod Sherman (SCA) 5
  Ken Hodge (BAY) 5
  Jim Bramlet (AZST) 5
  Steve Bunker (OR) 5
  Jerry Smith (AZST) 5
  Jerry Mosher (CA) 5
  Larry Todd (AZST) 5
  Gene Washington (MIST) 5
  Ray Patterson (WICHST) 5
  Brent Roberts (TLS) 5
  Ronnie Jackson (NC) 5
  Ben Hawkins (AZST) 5
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Brian Piccolo (WAKE) 257
2. Ken Willard (NC) 252
3. Donny Anderson (TXTECH) 243
4. Mike Garrett (SCA) 234
5. Al Nelson (CIN) 214
6. Ray Handley (STAN) 212
7. Jim Nance* (SYR) 209
8. Jack Mahone (MARSH) 197
9. Jim Grabowski (IL) 195
10. Wash Lyons (OH) 194
11. Tom Hickey (MD) 193
12. Bill Wilson (CORN) 189
  Jack Brasuell* (AR) 189
14. Walt Garrison (OKST) 182
15. Sonny Utz (VATECH) 180
  John Ogden (BYU) 180
17. Tom Relles (CA) 175
  Allen Jacobs* (UT) 175
19. Phil Spooner* (FLST) 174
  Floyd Little* (SYR) 174
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Donny Anderson (TXTECH) 1362
2. Fred Biletnikoff* (FLST) 1181
3. Howard Twilley (TLS) 1178
4. Mike Garrett (SCA) 1175
5. Brian Piccolo (WAKE) 1166
6. Floyd Little* (SYR) 1131
7. Jack Snow (NDAME) 1114
8. Al Nelson (CIN) 1106
9. Jim Grabowski (IL) 1105
10. Ken Willard (NC) 1054
11. Jim Nance* (SYR) 1044
12. Ray Handley (STAN) 1022
13. Jack Mahone (MARSH) 1020
14. Clancy Williams (WAST) 993
15. Tom Hickey (MD) 988
16. Bob Daugherty (TLS) 954
17. Karl Noonan (IA) 952
18. Steve Smith (DAVID) 934
19. Cosmo Iacavazzi (PRIN) 918
20. Jim Lindsey* (AR) 890
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Brian Piccolo (WAKE) 17
2. Fred Biletnikoff* (FLST) 15
3. Jim Nance* (SYR) 13
  Howard Twilley (TLS) 13
  Al Nelson (CIN) 13
6. Kent McCloughan (NE) 12
7. Sonny Utz (VATECH) 11
  Bill Wolski (NDAME) 11
9. Mike Garrett (SCA) 10
  Cosmo Iacavazzi (PRIN) 10
  Bob Davis (VA) 10
  Jim Grabowski (IL) 10
  Floyd Little* (SYR) 10
14. Bobby Burnett* (AR) 9
  Bob Timberlake (MI) 9
  Mel Anthony (MI) 9
  Randy Minniear (PUR) 9
  Bob Schweickert (VATECH) 9
  Jack Mahone (MARSH) 9
  Errol Prisby (CIN) 9
  Bob Daugherty (TLS) 9
  Dennis Haglan (WMMARY) 9
  Ken Willard (NC) 9
  Rodger Bird (KY) 9
  Jack Snow (NDAME) 9
Total Plays
1. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 470
2. Gary Snook (IA) 380
3. Craig Morton (CA) 354
4. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 341
5. Dan Simrell (TOL) 339
6. Richie Badar (IN) 329
7. Tom LaFramboise (LOU) 325
8. Paul Brothers* (ORST) 324
9. Larry Zeno (UCLA) 309
10. Roger Staubach (NAVY) 308
11. Bob Biletnikoff (MIAFL) 302
12. Virgil Carter (BYU) 300
13. Bob Berry (OR) 299
14. Terry Southall (BAY) 294
15. John Torok (AZST) 288
16. Fred Custardo (IL) 284
17. Ken Berry (SJST) 276
18. Dave East (TLN) 274
19. Rick Norton (KY) 272
20. Bob Timberlake (MI) 271
Total Yards
1. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 3128
2. John Torok (AZST) 2226
3. John Huarte (NDAME) 2069
4. Gary Snook (IA) 2044
5. Steve Tensi* (FLST) 1940
6. Craig Morton (CA) 1883
7. Craig Fertig (SCA) 1695
8. Larry Zeno (UCLA) 1688
9. Terry Southall (BAY) 1639
10. Richie Badar (IN) 1625
11. Dan Simrell (TOL) 1616
12. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 1613
13. Paul Brothers* (ORST) 1573
14. Virgil Carter (BYU) 1542
15. Bob Berry (OR) 1533
16. John Mackovic (WAKE) 1514
17. Ernie Kellermann (MIAOH) 1498
18. Bob Davis (VA) 1490
19. Rollie Stichweh (ARMY) 1471
20. Brig Owens (CIN) 1448
Total Yards Per Play
1. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 6.7
Total Touchdowns
1. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 40
2. John Torok (AZST) 20
  Steve Tensi* (FLST) 20
4. John Huarte (NDAME) 19
5. Bob Schweickert (VATECH) 18
6. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 17
7. Bob Berry (OR) 16
  Larry Zeno (UCLA) 16
9. Brian Piccolo (WAKE) 15
  Don Gilbert (BUF) 15
  Gary Snook (IA) 15
12. Ernie Kellermann (MIAOH) 14
  Rick Norman (NMST) 14
  Virgil Carter (BYU) 14
  Bob Timberlake (MI) 14
  Craig Fertig (SCA) 14
17. Allen McCune* (WV) 13
  Jim Nance* (SYR) 13
  Al Nelson (CIN) 13
  Craig Morton (CA) 13
  Paul Brothers* (ORST) 13
  Bob Biletnikoff (MIAFL) 13