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1965 Receiving Stats

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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

  • 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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190 Players

Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Larry Seiple Kentucky SEC 27 635 23.5 6 103 446 4.3 3 130 1081 8.3 9
2 Mike Dennis Louisville MVC 28 587 21.0 3 1 8 8.0 0 29 595 20.5 3
3 Dave Williams Washington AAWU 38 795 20.9 10 38 795 20.9 10
4 Harry Kellogg San Jose State Ind 19 391 20.6 3 19 391 20.6 3
5 Jack Schunke Villanova Ind 20 400 20.0 1 20 400 20.0 1
6 Tim Russell Brigham Young WAC 20 384 19.2 3 2 2 1.0 0 22 386 17.5 3
7 Chuck Hughes* Texas-El Paso Ind 86 1634 19.0 13 86 1634 19.0 13
8 Kurt Altenberg* UCLA AAWU 32 599 18.7 3 1 21 21.0 0 33 620 18.8 3
9 Dave Dunaway Duke ACC 21 393 18.7 5 21 393 18.7 5
10 Bobby Collins Maryland ACC 25 462 18.5 3 17 37 2.2 0 42 499 11.9 3
11 Mike Spratt Houston Ind 20 367 18.4 4 20 367 18.4 4
12 Jerry Marion Wyoming WAC 19 348 18.3 0 39 203 5.2 3 58 551 9.5 3
13 Freddie Hyatt Auburn SEC 21 368 17.5 2 3 2 0.7 0 24 370 15.4 2
14 Tim Crawford Furman Southern 23 393 17.1 6 23 393 17.1 6
15 Bob Longo Pittsburgh Ind 20 341 17.1 1 20 341 17.1 1
16 Dave Moton Southern California AAWU 29 493 17.0 5 29 493 17.0 5
17 Les Derrick Texas SWC 20 337 16.9 4 28 137 4.9 1 48 474 9.9 5
18 Bob Wallace* Texas-El Paso Ind 54 896 16.6 8 1 6 6.0 1 55 902 16.4 9
19 Bob Dunlevy West Virginia Southern 29 480 16.6 4 29 480 16.6 4
20 Dave Clark Utah State Ind 35 579 16.5 7 35 579 16.5 7
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Steve Bunker Oregon AAWU 51 838 16.4 9 51 838 16.4 9
22 Freeman White Nebraska Big 8 28 458 16.4 6 1 2 2.0 0 29 460 15.9 6
23 Rick Kestner Kentucky SEC 25 411 16.4 2 1 5 5.0 0 26 416 16.0 2
24 Jerry Bradley California AAWU 22 360 16.4 3 22 360 16.4 3
25 Gene Washington* Michigan State Big Ten 44 719 16.3 4 44 719 16.3 4
26 Carl Rhodes Virginia Military Institute Southern 32 518 16.2 9 1 12 12.0 0 33 530 16.1 9
27 Bobby Crockett Arkansas SWC 30 487 16.2 3 30 487 16.2 3
28 Mike Butera Utah WAC 29 469 16.2 4 29 469 16.2 4
29 John Wright Illinois Big Ten 47 755 16.1 4 47 755 16.1 4
30 Eric Crabtree Pittsburgh Ind 45 724 16.1 4 84 372 4.4 129 1096 8.5 4
31 Doug Moreau Louisiana State SEC 29 468 16.1 3 29 468 16.1 3
32 Ken Poates Virginia ACC 22 355 16.1 2 6 43 7.2 0 28 398 14.2 2
33 Jim Davis Xavier Ind 20 321 16.1 3 20 32 1.6 0 40 353 8.8 3
34 George Cheshire Baylor SWC 20 319 16.0 4 20 319 16.0 4
35 Bill Malinchak Indiana Big Ten 44 699 15.9 7 2 39 19.5 46 738 16.0 7
36 Roy Armentrout West Texas A&M Ind 34 541 15.9 2 34 541 15.9 2
37 Tom Busch Iowa State Big 8 28 443 15.8 3 10 33 3.3 38 476 12.5 3
38 Dennis Palmer Brigham Young WAC 19 301 15.8 2 19 301 15.8 2
39 Roger Dennis Columbia Ivy 18 282 15.7 1 72 209 2.9 1 90 491 5.5 2
40 Don Saget Mississippi State SEC 24 373 15.5 4 24 373 15.5 4
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
41 Tom Beer Houston Ind 21 325 15.5 2 21 325 15.5 2
42 Rabbit Brown Southern Mississippi Ind 17 262 15.4 3 21 96 4.6 0 38 358 9.4 3
43 Max Wettstein Florida State Ind 24 365 15.2 3 24 365 15.2 3
44 Wayne Bell Clemson ACC 25 377 15.1 3 25 377 15.1 3
45 Ray Palm Oregon AAWU 39 585 15.0 2 39 585 15.0 2
46 Al MacFarlane Louisville MVC 35 524 15.0 4 113 358 3.2 4 148 882 6.0 8
47 Pete Lammons Texas SWC 27 405 15.0 4 27 405 15.0 4
48 Murphy Davis Rice SWC 24 360 15.0 1 24 360 15.0 1
49 Ken Hebert Houston Ind 24 359 15.0 4 1 61 61.0 0 25 420 16.8 4
50 Steve Smith Michigan Big Ten 21 314 15.0 0 21 314 15.0 0
51 Kenny Last Minnesota Big Ten 31 463 14.9 1 9 35 3.9 1 40 498 12.5 2
52 John Atherton North Carolina ACC 29 433 14.9 1 29 433 14.9 1
53 Dan Abramowicz Xavier Ind 50 738 14.8 8 50 738 14.8 8
54 J.R. Wilburn South Carolina ACC 38 562 14.8 1 38 562 14.8 1
55 Jack Clancy Michigan Big Ten 52 762 14.7 5 52 762 14.7 5
56 Ray Perkins Alabama SEC 19 279 14.7 1 19 279 14.7 1
57 Bob Sherlag Memphis Ind 46 673 14.6 9 46 673 14.6 9
58 Jeff White Texas Tech SWC 21 306 14.6 0 21 306 14.6 0
59 John Roderick Southern Methodist SWC 24 348 14.5 5 15 25 1.7 39 373 9.6 5
60 Hal Wantland Tennessee SEC 21 305 14.5 4 27 41 1.5 0 48 346 7.2 4
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
61 Hartwell Menefee New Mexico State Ind 40 577 14.4 4 40 577 14.4 4
62 Jack Harper Florida SEC 28 403 14.4 5 56 286 5.1 1 84 689 8.2 6
63 Phil Odle Brigham Young WAC 46 657 14.3 11 46 657 14.3 11
64 Johnny Mills Tennessee SEC 23 328 14.3 0 23 328 14.3 0
65 Lanis O'Steen Tulane SEC 20 286 14.3 2 20 286 14.3 2
66 Bob Windsor Kentucky SEC 30 426 14.2 2 5 33 6.6 0 35 459 13.1 2
67 Jim Zamberlan Louisville MVC 24 340 14.2 3 24 340 14.2 3
68 Jim Stofko Xavier Ind 19 270 14.2 2 19 270 14.2 2
69 Eppie Barney Iowa State Big 8 35 495 14.1 1 35 495 14.1 1
70 Gary Williams Georgia Tech Ind 24 338 14.1 2 24 338 14.1 2
71 Ben Hawkins Arizona State WAC 36 504 14.0 4 45 142 3.2 0 81 646 8.0 4
72 Ken McLean Texas A&M SWC 60 835 13.9 2 60 835 13.9 2
73 Charles Casey Florida SEC 58 809 13.9 8 58 809 13.9 8
74 Dan Phlegar Virginia Military Institute Southern 28 388 13.9 0 28 388 13.9 0
75 Aaron Brown Minnesota Big Ten 24 333 13.9 1 24 333 13.9 1
76 Chuck Anderson* Texas-El Paso Ind 42 577 13.7 1 42 577 13.7 1
77 Charles Campbell* Texas Christian SWC 32 437 13.7 3 32 437 13.7 3
78 Jack Curry Penn State Ind 42 572 13.6 2 4 27 6.8 0 46 599 13.0 2
79 Jim Schultz Air Force Ind 21 285 13.6 1 21 285 13.6 1
80 Steve Cox San Jose State Ind 38 513 13.5 2 38 513 13.5 2
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
81 John Erisman Miami (OH) MAC 32 433 13.5 3 1 -7 -7.0 0 33 426 12.9 3
82 Ken Simpson Marshall MAC 30 404 13.5 0 30 404 13.5 0
83 Ed Carrington Virginia ACC 26 352 13.5 6 26 352 13.5 6
84 Pete DiDonato Wichita State MVC 23 311 13.5 1 114 407 3.6 3 137 718 5.2 4
85 Gary Rowe North Carolina State ACC 20 270 13.5 0 31 111 3.6 0 51 381 7.5 0
86 Charley Mudie Rutgers Ind 18 243 13.5 1 72 196 2.7 0 90 439 4.9 1
87 Howard Twilley Tulsa MVC 134 1779 13.3 16 134 1779 13.3 16
88 Donny Anderson Texas Tech SWC 60 797 13.3 7 169 705 4.2 10 229 1502 6.6 17
89 Tom Phillips Wichita State MVC 18 239 13.3 1 82 280 3.4 2 100 519 5.2 3
90 Jim Beirne Purdue Big Ten 29 384 13.2 4 29 384 13.2 4
91 Bill Rikard Davidson Southern 26 343 13.2 1 26 343 13.2 1
92 John Love North Texas MVC 76 994 13.1 7 8 54 6.8 0 84 1048 12.5 7
93 Bruce Weeter Colorado State Ind 21 276 13.1 2 21 276 13.1 2
94 Thomas Grant East Carolina Southern 20 261 13.1 3 19 90 4.7 0 39 351 9.0 3
95 Ron Gervase Cornell Ivy 19 248 13.1 2 40 209 5.2 0 59 457 7.7 2
96 George Pearce William & Mary Southern 61 795 13.0 6 61 795 13.0 6
97 John Pincavage Virginia ACC 45 584 13.0 0 46 119 2.6 1 91 703 7.7 1
98 Ruffin Odom East Carolina Southern 31 404 13.0 3 31 404 13.0 3
99 Jerry Colquette Tulane SEC 36 466 12.9 1 36 466 12.9 1
100 Phil Rogers Clemson ACC 36 466 12.9 1 13 128 9.8 2 49 594 12.1 3
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
101 Gene Fisher Virginia Tech Ind 30 387 12.9 2 30 387 12.9 2
102 Bob Wilson Wichita State MVC 20 257 12.9 4 20 257 12.9 4
103 Jim Finley Purdue Big Ten 33 424 12.8 2 33 424 12.8 2
104 Rich O'Toole Brown Ivy 22 282 12.8 1 22 282 12.8 1
105 Karl Noonan Iowa Big Ten 43 545 12.7 0 1 1 1.0 44 546 12.4 0
106 Bob Ricioli Pacific Ind 31 395 12.7 3 31 395 12.7 3
107 Jerry Daanen Miami (FL) Ind 29 367 12.7 3 1 3 3.0 0 30 370 12.3 3
108 Scott Cress Oregon AAWU 19 242 12.7 3 59 144 2.4 78 386 4.9 3
109 Doug Flansburg Washington State AAWU 46 578 12.6 2 46 578 12.6 2
110 Gary Woznick Pacific Ind 38 478 12.6 2 38 478 12.6 2
111 Mike Connelly Stanford AAWU 29 366 12.6 1 29 366 12.6 1
112 Paul Sodaski Villanova Ind 20 252 12.6 1 20 252 12.6 1
113 Ken Barefoot Virginia Tech Ind 20 250 12.5 2 20 250 12.5 2
114 James Russell North Texas MVC 33 409 12.4 3 33 409 12.4 3
115 Lawson Cashdollar Princeton Ivy 30 373 12.4 1 30 373 12.4 1
116 Phil Norton Navy Ind 35 429 12.3 0 35 429 12.3 0
117 Craig Baynham Georgia Tech Ind 30 368 12.3 7 16 66 4.1 0 46 434 9.4 7
118 Rod Sherman Southern California AAWU 24 296 12.3 4 49 277 5.7 4 73 573 7.8 8
119 T.K. Wetherell Florida State Ind 19 234 12.3 1 4 7 1.8 0 23 241 10.5 1
120 Ken Henry Wake Forest ACC 30 367 12.2 2 30 367 12.2 2
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
121 Ken Kendall Davidson Southern 28 342 12.2 4 28 342 12.2 4
122 Kent Kramer Minnesota Big Ten 19 232 12.2 2 19 232 12.2 2
123 Jerry Shipley Texas Tech SWC 47 563 12.0 2 47 563 12.0 2
124 Bob Hadrick Purdue Big Ten 47 562 12.0 1 11 52 4.7 0 58 614 10.6 1
125 Pat Hodgson Georgia SEC 26 312 12.0 3 26 312 12.0 3
126 Jim LeMoine Utah State Ind 19 228 12.0 1 19 228 12.0 1
127 Gordon Brown Oklahoma Big 8 35 413 11.8 1 35 413 11.8 1
128 Walker Kimbell Furman Southern 24 284 11.8 1 24 284 11.8 1
129 Mike Mueller Air Force Ind 24 283 11.8 0 24 283 11.8 0
130 Mike Fortier Georgia Tech Ind 22 260 11.8 0 22 260 11.8 0
131 Floyd Little Syracuse Ind 21 248 11.8 1 193 1065 5.5 14 214 1313 6.1 15
132 Tommy Tolleson Alabama SEC 32 374 11.7 2 32 374 11.7 2
133 Jerry Jones Florida State Ind 19 223 11.7 1 19 223 11.7 1
134 Dick Absher Maryland ACC 33 382 11.6 1 33 382 11.6 1
135 Bill Prout Wyoming WAC 28 325 11.6 2 28 325 11.6 2
136 Clinton Jones* Michigan State Big Ten 27 314 11.6 2 185 900 4.9 10 212 1214 5.7 12
137 John Olson Brown Ivy 25 289 11.6 3 25 289 11.6 3
138 George Maurer Iowa State Big 8 19 221 11.6 1 19 221 11.6 1
139 Harlan Lane Baylor SWC 56 643 11.5 3 56 643 11.5 3
140 Mickey Rosborough Pittsburgh Ind 32 364 11.4 1 32 364 11.4 1
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
141 Terry Sweeney Tulsa MVC 78 883 11.3 8 5 51 10.2 0 83 934 11.3 8
142 Bo Rein Ohio State Big Ten 29 328 11.3 1 38 201 5.3 0 67 529 7.9 1
143 Tom Metz George Washington Southern 26 295 11.3 3 25 139 5.6 2 51 434 8.5 5
144 Robert Davis Virginia ACC 22 249 11.3 1 78 289 3.7 5 100 538 5.4 6
145 Billy Blunt Kent State MAC 30 337 11.2 4 26 85 3.3 0 56 422 7.5 4
146 Cas Banaszek Northwestern Big Ten 30 333 11.1 0 30 333 11.1 0
147 Dave Mollard Western Michigan MAC 25 276 11.0 1 25 276 11.0 1
148 Calvin Huey Navy Ind 23 253 11.0 1 23 253 11.0 1
149 Rich O'Hara Iowa Big Ten 21 230 11.0 1 21 230 11.0 1
150 Roy Shivers Utah State Ind 20 220 11.0 2 189 1138 6.0 14 209 1358 6.5 16
151 Tommy Tyner Rice SWC 27 295 10.9 1 27 295 10.9 1
152 Sims Stokes Kansas Big 8 25 271 10.8 1 16 34 2.1 0 41 305 7.4 1
153 Tony Sellari Oklahoma State Big 8 21 226 10.8 0 21 226 10.8 0
154 Ken Dyer Arizona State WAC 20 215 10.8 1 20 215 10.8 1
155 Dennis Phelps Richmond Southern 19 205 10.8 1 19 205 10.8 1
156 Mike Dennis Mississippi SEC 23 246 10.7 0 152 525 3.5 8 175 771 4.4 8
157 Mitch Zalnasky Pittsburgh Ind 32 340 10.6 4 32 340 10.6 4
158 Joe Carazo Wake Forest ACC 29 308 10.6 0 61 216 3.5 1 90 524 5.8 1
159 Bob Stohrer Rutgers Ind 19 201 10.6 2 19 201 10.6 2
160 Ronnie Mankin West Texas A&M Ind 19 201 10.6 3 59 169 2.9 0 78 370 4.7 3
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
161 Rick Owens Pennsylvania Ivy 43 451 10.5 4 24 51 2.1 0 67 502 7.5 4
162 Pete Kimener Holy Cross Ind 21 221 10.5 0 21 221 10.5 0
163 Bill Manning Air Force Ind 24 247 10.3 3 21 60 2.9 0 45 307 6.8 3
164 Joe Ball* Texas Christian SWC 22 226 10.3 1 22 226 10.3 1
165 Greg Lashutka Ohio State Big Ten 22 226 10.3 0 22 226 10.3 0
166 Dennis Lager Wisconsin Big Ten 39 396 10.2 0 14 32 2.3 53 428 8.1 0
167 Louis Jung Wisconsin Big Ten 32 326 10.2 2 32 326 10.2 2
168 James Groninger Yale Ivy 23 235 10.2 0 73 248 3.4 0 96 483 5.0 0
169 Bob Anderson North Texas MVC 27 272 10.1 1 27 272 10.1 1
170 Bob Conrad Stanford AAWU 24 242 10.1 1 24 242 10.1 1
171 Charles Drulis Duke ACC 39 390 10.0 2 39 390 10.0 2
172 Ted Wheeler West Texas A&M Ind 30 300 10.0 2 30 300 10.0 2
173 Cliff Wilder Iowa Big Ten 23 231 10.0 2 23 231 10.0 2
174 Billy Anders Ohio State Big Ten 25 244 9.8 1 25 244 9.8 1
175 Tim Plodinec Arizona WAC 20 191 9.6 1 20 191 9.6 1
176 Mike Leinert Texas Tech SWC 22 207 9.4 5 59 231 3.9 1 81 438 5.4 6
177 Bob Daugherty Tulsa MVC 27 248 9.2 4 34 222 6.5 3 61 470 7.7 7
178 Barry Brown Florida SEC 33 299 9.1 1 33 299 9.1 1
179 Mark Maddox Tulsa MVC 19 172 9.1 2 19 172 9.1 2
180 Henry Burch Toledo MAC 36 325 9.0 1 36 325 9.0 1
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
181 Don Dennis West Texas A&M Ind 23 206 9.0 0 56 288 5.1 2 79 494 6.3 2
182 Bob Hume North Carolina ACC 30 263 8.8 0 30 263 8.8 0
183 John Hutchinson Brown Ivy 41 356 8.7 0 52 216 4.2 1 93 572 6.2 1
184 Bill Fritz Wisconsin Big Ten 31 271 8.7 4 31 271 8.7 4
185 Willie Cherry North Texas MVC 28 244 8.7 1 75 397 5.3 3 103 641 6.2 4
186 Terry Murray Navy Ind 20 170 8.5 1 117 391 3.3 4 137 561 4.1 5
187 Bill Carr Brown Ivy 37 308 8.3 3 53 146 2.8 1 90 454 5.0 4
188 Marcus Rhoden Mississippi State SEC 19 158 8.3 1 67 242 3.6 3 86 400 4.7 4
189 John Pitts Arizona State WAC 19 156 8.2 2 19 156 8.2 2
190 John Farler Colorado Big 8 19 123 6.5 1 19 123 6.5 1