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1965 Leaders

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Mike Garrett (Southern California)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Duffy Daugherty (Michigan State)

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

Year Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Bill Anderson (TLS) 296
2. Billy Stevens* (TXEP) 217
3. Tom Wilson (TXTECH) 172
4. Vidal Carlin (NTX) 159
5. Steve Spurrier (FL) 148
6. Kenny Lucas (PITT) 144
7. Bob Griese (PUR) 142
8. Bob Hall (BROWN) 135
9. Carroll Williams (XAV) 128
10. Charles Burt (WI) 121
11. Virgil Carter (BYU) 120
12. Hank Washington (WTXAM) 119
13. Benny Russell (LOU) 115
14. Paul Stein (AF) 114
15. Rick Norton (KY) 113
16. Kim King (GATECH) 112
  John Hankinson (MN) 112
18. Ed Pritchett (FLST) 110
19. Tom Strain (PAC) 108
20. Danny Talbott (NC) 103
  Tom Hodges (VA) 103

Pass Attempts

1. Bill Anderson (TLS) 509
2. Billy Stevens* (TXEP) 466
3. Vidal Carlin (NTX) 341
4. Steve Spurrier (FL) 287
5. Tom Wilson (TXTECH) 283
6. Kenny Lucas (PITT) 268
7. Carroll Williams (XAV) 262
8. Billy Fletcher (MEM) 256
9. Bob Hall (BROWN) 254
10. Virgil Carter (BYU) 250
11. Ed Pritchett (FLST) 247
12. Benny Russell (LOU) 246
13. Hank Washington (WTXAM) 243
14. Bob Griese (PUR) 238
15. Charles Burt (WI) 235
16. Tom Strain (PAC) 231
17. Gary Snook (IA) 230
18. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 228
19. Paul Stein (AF) 225
20. Danny Talbott (NC) 217

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Tom Wilson (TXTECH) 60.8
2. Steve Sloan (AL) 60.6
3. Bob Griese (PUR) 59.7
4. Kim King (GATECH) 58.6
5. Bill Anderson (TLS) 58.2
6. John Goodman (AZST) 54.9
7. Tom Wilkinson (WY) 54.5
8. Ron Edwards (UTST) 53.8
9. Kenny Lucas (PITT) 53.7
10. Tod Hullin (WA) 53.6
11. Bob Hall (BROWN) 53.1
12. Fred Custardo (IL) 52.9
13. Rick Norton (KY) 52.8
14. Ron Landeck (PRIN) 52.1
15. Tom Hodges (VA) 52.0
16. John Hankinson (MN) 51.9
17. Don Unverferth (OHST) 51.8
18. Tom Roth (WAST) 51.6
19. Steve Spurrier (FL) 51.6
20. Charles Burt (WI) 51.5

Passing Yards

1. Bill Anderson (TLS) 3464
2. Billy Stevens* (TXEP) 3240
3. Tom Wilson (TXTECH) 2119
4. Kenny Lucas (PITT) 1921
5. Steve Spurrier (FL) 1893
6. Carroll Williams (XAV) 1847
7. Rick Norton (KY) 1823
8. Benny Russell (LOU) 1791
9. Virgil Carter (BYU) 1789
10. Vidal Carlin (NTX) 1723
11. Bob Griese (PUR) 1719
12. Ken Berry (SJST) 1593
13. Gary Beban* (UCLA) 1483
  John Hankinson (MN) 1483
15. Steve Sloan (AL) 1453
16. Paul Stein (AF) 1446
17. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 1418
18. Hank Washington (WTXAM) 1403
19. Tom Strain (PAC) 1361
20. Bob Hall (BROWN) 1340

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Steve Sloan (AL) 9.1
2. Tom Wilkinson (WY) 8.5
3. Rick Norton (KY) 8.5
4. Ken Berry (SJST) 7.9
5. Tod Hullin (WA) 7.8
6. Ron Landeck (PRIN) 7.6
7. Tom Wilson (TXTECH) 7.5
8. Jon Brittenum (AR) 7.4
9. Benny Russell (LOU) 7.3
10. Bob Griese (PUR) 7.2
11. Bo Burris (HOU) 7.2
12. Kenny Lucas (PITT) 7.2
13. Virgil Carter (BYU) 7.2
14. Carroll Williams (XAV) 7.0
15. Allen McCune (WV) 7.0
16. Kim King (GATECH) 7.0
17. Bruce Matte (MIAOH) 7.0
18. Billy Stevens* (TXEP) 7.0
19. Dave Lewis (STAN) 6.9
20. John Hankinson (MN) 6.9

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Steve Sloan (AL) 9.5
2. Ron Landeck (PRIN) 7.9
3. Allen McCune (WV) 7.2
4. Tod Hullin (WA) 7.0
5. Tom Wilkinson (WY) 7.0
6. Bill Anderson (TLS) 6.7
7. John Goodman (AZST) 6.7
8. Ron Edwards (UTST) 6.7
9. Bob Griese (PUR) 6.6
10. Virgil Carter (BYU) 6.4
11. Jon Brittenum (AR) 6.4
12. Kim King (GATECH) 6.2
13. Tom Wilson (TXTECH) 6.2
14. Rick Norton (KY) 6.2
15. Carroll Williams (XAV) 6.2
16. Bo Burris (HOU) 5.7
17. Ken Berry (SJST) 5.7
18. Steve Spurrier (FL) 5.5
19. Dave Lewis (STAN) 5.4
20. Marvin Kristynik (TX) 5.4

Passing Touchdowns

1. Bill Anderson (TLS) 30
2. Billy Stevens* (TXEP) 22
3. Virgil Carter (BYU) 20
  Carroll Williams (XAV) 20
5. Tom Wilson (TXTECH) 18
6. Allen McCune (WV) 15
7. Steve Spurrier (FL) 14
8. Tod Hullin (WA) 13
  Billy Fletcher (MEM) 13
  Ron Landeck (PRIN) 13
11. Vidal Carlin (NTX) 12
  Ron Edwards (UTST) 12
  Bo Burris (HOU) 12
14. Bruce Matte (MIAOH) 11
  Rick Norton (KY) 11
  Fred Custardo (IL) 11
  Kim King (GATECH) 11
  Troy Winslow (SCA) 11
  Bob Griese (PUR) 11
  Benny Russell (LOU) 11

Passing Interceptions

1. Billy Stevens* (TXEP) 31
2. Gary Snook (IA) 23
3. Charles Burt (WI) 22
4. Billy Fletcher (MEM) 20
5. Vidal Carlin (NTX) 18
6. Bob Hall (BROWN) 17
7. John Hankinson (MN) 16
  Tom Wilson (TXTECH) 16
  Rick Norton (KY) 16
10. Frank Stavroff (IN) 15
  Vic Castillo (KSST) 15
  Alex Bowden (AUB) 15
  Kenny Lucas (PITT) 15
14. Larry Shotwell (RICH) 14
  Jack White (PAST) 14
  Tim Van Galder (IAST) 14
  Ken Berry (SJST) 14
  Carroll Williams (XAV) 14
  Bill Anderson (TLS) 14
  Tom Roth (WAST) 14
  Ed Pritchett (FLST) 14
  Rich Groth (UT) 14

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Steve Sloan (AL) 153.8
2. Ron Landeck (PRIN) 139.0
3. Tod Hullin (WA) 134.3
4. Tom Wilson (TXTECH) 133.4
5. Allen McCune (WV) 129.4
6. Bill Anderson (TLS) 129.3
7. Bob Griese (PUR) 128.9
8. Tom Wilkinson (WY) 128.6
9. Ron Edwards (UTST) 128.5
10. Kim King (GATECH) 127.8
11. Rick Norton (KY) 126.4
12. Virgil Carter (BYU) 124.1
13. John Goodman (AZST) 123.2
14. Carroll Williams (XAV) 122.6
15. Jon Brittenum (AR) 120.8
16. Fred Custardo (IL) 118.1
17. Bruce Matte (MIAOH) 117.6
18. Bo Burris (HOU) 116.6
19. Kenny Lucas (PITT) 115.1
20. Steve Spurrier (FL) 114.0

Rush Attempts

1. Mike Garrett (SCA) 267
2. Dave Alexander (ECAR) 258
3. Jim Grabowski (IL) 252
4. Willie Asbury (KENT) 238
5. Pete Pifer (ORST) 234
6. Bobby Burnett (AR) 232
7. Walt Garrison (OKST) 217
8. Ray McDonald (ID) 213
9. Sonny Stowers (ARMY) 204
10. Hugh Mauldin (CLEM) 194
  Gary Beban* (UCLA) 194
12. Dave McNaughton (PAST) 193
  Floyd Little (SYR) 193
14. Roy Shivers (UTST) 189
15. Ron Landeck (PRIN) 188
16. Brendan McCarthy (BC) 187
17. Mickey Jackson (MARSH) 186
18. Clinton Jones* (MIST) 185
19. Jim Bohl (NMST) 184
20. Bill Wilson (CORN) 181

Rushing Yards

1. Mike Garrett (SCA) 1440
2. Jim Grabowski (IL) 1258
3. Dave Alexander (ECAR) 1199
4. Jim Bohl (NMST) 1191
5. Roy Shivers (UTST) 1138
6. Pete Pifer (ORST) 1095
7. Floyd Little (SYR) 1065
8. Ray McDonald (ID) 1002
9. Willie Asbury (KENT) 998
10. Bobby Burnett (AR) 947
11. Charlie Brown (MO) 937
12. Walt Garrison (OKST) 924
13. Clinton Jones* (MIST) 900
14. Garrett Ford (WV) 894
15. Brendan McCarthy (BC) 891
16. Dave McNaughton (PAST) 884
17. Ron Landeck (PRIN) 850
18. Bill Wilson (CORN) 848
19. Sonny Stowers (ARMY) 822
20. Mel Farr* (UCLA) 821

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Harry Jones (AR) 7.7
2. Mel Farr* (UCLA) 6.7
3. Ron Kirkland (NE) 6.6
4. Jim Bohl (NMST) 6.5
5. Garrett Ford (WV) 6.4
6. Dolph Banks (CIN) 6.3
7. Nelson Stokley (LAST) 6.3
8. Jess Willis (COST) 6.2
9. Roy Shivers (UTST) 6.0
10. Larry Csonka (SYR) 5.8
11. Pete Larson (CORN) 5.8
12. Carl Ward (MI) 5.7
13. Bob Apisa* (MIST) 5.7
14. Harry Wilson (NE) 5.6
15. Floyd Little (SYR) 5.5
16. Frank Solich (NE) 5.4
17. Dan Miller (KS) 5.4
18. Mike Garrett (SCA) 5.4
19. Charlie Brown (MO) 5.4
20. Dick Leftridge (WV) 5.4

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Dave Alexander (ECAR) 17
2. Bobby Burnett (AR) 16
3. Ray McDonald (ID) 15
  Mickey Jackson (MARSH) 15
5. Floyd Little (SYR) 14
  Gary Beban* (UCLA) 14
  Roy Shivers (UTST) 14
8. Charley Harraway (SJST) 13
  Mike Garrett (SCA) 13
10. Rodger Bird (KY) 12
11. Ron Landeck (PRIN) 11
12. Donny Anderson (TXTECH) 10
  Bob Apisa* (MIST) 10
  Carl Jackson (NM) 10
  Clinton Jones* (MIST) 10
  Mike Holloran (GW) 10
17. Mickey Beard (DART) 9
  Jim Bohl (NMST) 9
  Jay Calabrese (DUKE) 9
  Gary Lane (MO) 9
  Joe Kozar (MIAOH) 9

Receptions

1. Howard Twilley (TLS) 134
2. Chuck Hughes* (TXEP) 86
3. Terry Sweeney (TLS) 78
4. John Love (NTX) 76
5. George Pearce (WMMARY) 61
6. Donny Anderson (TXTECH) 60
  Ken McLean (TXAM) 60
8. Charles Casey (FL) 58
9. Harlan Lane (BAY) 56
10. Bob Wallace* (TXEP) 54
11. Jack Clancy (MI) 52
12. Steve Bunker (OR) 51
13. Dan Abramowicz (XAV) 50
14. John Wright (IL) 47
  Bob Hadrick (PUR) 47
  Jerry Shipley (TXTECH) 47
17. Phil Odle (BYU) 46
  Bob Sherlag (MEM) 46
  Doug Flansburg (WAST) 46
20. Eric Crabtree (PITT) 45
  John Pincavage (VA) 45

Receiving Yards

1. Howard Twilley (TLS) 1779
2. Chuck Hughes* (TXEP) 1634
3. John Love (NTX) 994
4. Bob Wallace* (TXEP) 896
5. Terry Sweeney (TLS) 883
6. Steve Bunker (OR) 838
7. Ken McLean (TXAM) 835
8. Charles Casey (FL) 809
9. Donny Anderson (TXTECH) 797
10. George Pearce (WMMARY) 795
  Dave Williams (WA) 795
12. Jack Clancy (MI) 762
13. John Wright (IL) 755
14. Dan Abramowicz (XAV) 738
15. Eric Crabtree (PITT) 724
16. Gene Washington* (MIST) 719
17. Bill Malinchak (IN) 699
18. Bob Sherlag (MEM) 673
19. Phil Odle (BYU) 657
20. Harlan Lane (BAY) 643

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Larry Seiple (KY) 23.5
2. Mike Dennis (LOU) 21.0
3. Dave Williams (WA) 20.9
4. Harry Kellogg (SJST) 20.6
5. Jack Schunke (NOVA) 20.0
6. Tim Russell (BYU) 19.2
7. Chuck Hughes* (TXEP) 19.0
8. Kurt Altenberg* (UCLA) 18.7
9. Dave Dunaway (DUKE) 18.7
10. Bobby Collins (MD) 18.5
11. Mike Spratt (HOU) 18.4
12. Jerry Marion (WY) 18.3
13. Freddie Hyatt (AUB) 17.5
14. Tim Crawford (FURM) 17.1
15. Bob Longo (PITT) 17.1
16. Dave Moton (SCA) 17.0
17. Les Derrick (TX) 16.9
18. Bob Wallace* (TXEP) 16.6
19. Bob Dunlevy (WV) 16.6
20. Dave Clark (UTST) 16.5

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Howard Twilley (TLS) 16
2. Chuck Hughes* (TXEP) 13
3. Phil Odle (BYU) 11
4. Dave Williams (WA) 10
5. Steve Bunker (OR) 9
  Carl Rhodes (VAMI) 9
  Bob Sherlag (MEM) 9
8. Dan Abramowicz (XAV) 8
  Charles Casey (FL) 8
  Bob Wallace* (TXEP) 8
  Jim Miller (NMST) 8
  Terry Sweeney (TLS) 8
13. John Love (NTX) 7
  Bill Malinchak (IN) 7
  Dick Ashley (BUF) 7
  Craig Baynham (GATECH) 7
  Dave Clark (UTST) 7
  Donny Anderson (TXTECH) 7
19. George Pearce (WMMARY) 6
  Jim Shaw (MIAOH) 6
  Tim Crawford (FURM) 6
  Larry Seiple (KY) 6
  Freeman White (NE) 6
  Ed Carrington (VA) 6

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Mike Garrett (SCA) 276
2. Dave Alexander (ECAR) 261
3. Jim Grabowski (IL) 255
4. Bobby Burnett (AR) 242
5. Willie Asbury (KENT) 239
6. Pete Pifer (ORST) 235
7. Donny Anderson (TXTECH) 229
8. Walt Garrison (OKST) 224
9. Ray McDonald (ID) 221
10. Floyd Little (SYR) 214
11. Clinton Jones* (MIST) 212
12. Sonny Stowers (ARMY) 211
13. Roy Shivers (UTST) 209
14. Mickey Jackson (MARSH) 198
15. Hugh Mauldin (CLEM) 197
16. Jim Bohl (NMST) 194
  Gary Beban* (UCLA) 194
18. Dave McNaughton (PAST) 193
19. Larry Eilmes (WAST) 192
20. Rodger Bird (KY) 191
  Shelby Mansfield (NCST) 191

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Howard Twilley (TLS) 1779
2. Chuck Hughes* (TXEP) 1634
3. Mike Garrett (SCA) 1534
4. Donny Anderson (TXTECH) 1502
5. Roy Shivers (UTST) 1358
6. Jim Bohl (NMST) 1338
7. Floyd Little (SYR) 1313
8. Dave Alexander (ECAR) 1286
9. Jim Grabowski (IL) 1280
10. Clinton Jones* (MIST) 1214
11. Pete Pifer (ORST) 1107
12. Eric Crabtree (PITT) 1096
13. Larry Seiple (KY) 1081
14. Garrett Ford (WV) 1073
15. John Love (NTX) 1048
16. Charlie Brown (MO) 1036
17. Walt Garrison (OKST) 1031
18. Bobby Burnett (AR) 1028
  Ray McDonald (ID) 1028
20. Willie Asbury (KENT) 1006

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Dave Alexander (ECAR) 18
2. Donny Anderson (TXTECH) 17
3. Howard Twilley (TLS) 16
  Bobby Burnett (AR) 16
  Roy Shivers (UTST) 16
6. Floyd Little (SYR) 15
  Mickey Jackson (MARSH) 15
  Ray McDonald (ID) 15
9. Charley Harraway (SJST) 14
  Gary Beban* (UCLA) 14
  Mike Garrett (SCA) 14
12. Rodger Bird (KY) 13
  Chuck Hughes* (TXEP) 13
14. Clinton Jones* (MIST) 12
15. Ron Landeck (PRIN) 11
  Phil Odle (BYU) 11
  Mike Holloran (GW) 11
18. Pete Walton (DART) 10
  Bob Apisa* (MIST) 10
  Joe Kozar (MIAOH) 10
  Dave Williams (WA) 10
  Carl Jackson (NM) 10

Total Plays

1. Bill Anderson (TLS) 580
2. Billy Stevens* (TXEP) 532
3. Bob Hall (BROWN) 412
  Steve Spurrier (FL) 412
5. Carroll Williams (XAV) 382
6. Vidal Carlin (NTX) 381
7. Virgil Carter (BYU) 371
8. Paul Stein (AF) 365
  Billy Fletcher (MEM) 365
10. Kenny Lucas (PITT) 362
11. Bob Griese (PUR) 349
12. Gary Beban* (UCLA) 346
13. Dave Alexander (ECAR) 341
14. Hank Washington (WTXAM) 336
15. Ron Landeck (PRIN) 332
16. Tom Wilson (TXTECH) 328
17. Charles Burt (WI) 325
  Benny Russell (LOU) 325
  Ed Pritchett (FLST) 325
20. Kim King (GATECH) 322

Total Yards

1. Bill Anderson (TLS) 3343
2. Billy Stevens* (TXEP) 2915
3. Virgil Carter (BYU) 2263
4. Steve Spurrier (FL) 2123
5. Gary Beban* (UCLA) 2073
6. Tom Wilson (TXTECH) 2050
7. Carroll Williams (XAV) 2008
8. Ron Landeck (PRIN) 1949
9. Benny Russell (LOU) 1932
10. Bob Hall (BROWN) 1897
11. Dave Alexander (ECAR) 1796
12. Billy Fletcher (MEM) 1795
13. Bob Griese (PUR) 1784
14. Paul Stein (AF) 1766
15. Kenny Lucas (PITT) 1762
16. Rick Norton (KY) 1706
17. Kim King (GATECH) 1676
18. Vidal Carlin (NTX) 1658
19. Ken Berry (SJST) 1649
20. John Hankinson (MN) 1623

Total Yards Per Play

1. Bill Anderson (TLS) 5.8

Total Touchdowns

1. Bill Anderson (TLS) 35
2. Carroll Williams (XAV) 25
3. Ron Landeck (PRIN) 24
  Virgil Carter (BYU) 24
5. Gary Beban* (UCLA) 23
  Billy Stevens* (TXEP) 23
7. Dave Alexander (ECAR) 22
8. Benny Russell (LOU) 19
  Billy Fletcher (MEM) 19
10. Tom Wilson (TXTECH) 18
11. Bruce Matte (MIAOH) 17
12. Bobby Burnett (AR) 16
  Roy Shivers (UTST) 16
  Steve Spurrier (FL) 16
  Steve Sloan (AL) 16
  John Hankinson (MN) 16
  Allen McCune (WV) 16
18. Paul Stein (AF) 15
  Mickey Jackson (MARSH) 15
  Bob Griese (PUR) 15
  Ray McDonald (ID) 15
  Mickey Beard (DART) 15