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1966 Leaders

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Steve Spurrier (Florida)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Thomas Cahill (Army)

AP Preseason #1: Alabama ▪ AP Final #1: Notre Dame

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Pass Completions

1. John Eckman (WICHST) 195
2. Mark Reed (AZ) 193
3. Steve Spurrier (FL) 179
4. Terry Southall (BAY) 173
5. Hank Washington (WTXAM) 163
6. Danny Holman (SJST) 160
7. Jesse Kaye (TAM) 157
8. Jimmy Poole (DAVID) 156
9. Benny Russell (LOU) 142
10. Virgil Carter (BYU) 141
11. Billy Stevens (TXEP) 140
12. Dewey Warren (TN) 136
13. Greg Barton (TLS) 133
14. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 132
15. Bob Griese (PUR) 130
  John Schneider (TOL) 130
17. Gary Pajcic (FLST) 125
18. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 124
19. Bill Creeden (PA) 121
20. Frank Stavroff (IN) 119

Pass Attempts

1. John Eckman (WICHST) 458
2. Mark Reed (AZ) 365
3. Terry Southall (BAY) 337
4. Jesse Kaye (TAM) 331
5. Benny Russell (LOU) 310
6. Billy Stevens (TXEP) 305
7. Virgil Carter (BYU) 293
8. Vidal Carlin (NTX) 292
9. Steve Spurrier (FL) 291
10. Hank Washington (WTXAM) 281
11. John Schneider (TOL) 273
12. Bill Creeden (PA) 265
  Edd Hargett (TXAM) 265
14. Danny Holman (SJST) 260
15. Jimmy Poole (DAVID) 259
16. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 245
17. Greg Barton (TLS) 235
18. Gary Pajcic (FLST) 233
19. John Scovell (TXTECH) 232
20. Dewey Warren (TN) 229

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Danny Holman (SJST) 61.5
2. Steve Spurrier (FL) 61.5
3. Bob Griese (PUR) 60.5
4. Jimmy Poole (DAVID) 60.2
5. Dewey Warren (TN) 59.4
6. Hank Washington (WTXAM) 58.0
7. Gerry Bellotti (NOVA) 56.8
8. Greg Barton (TLS) 56.6
9. Jimmy Addison (CLEM) 55.4
10. William Long (OHST) 55.2
11. Bob Churchich (NE) 55.2
12. Mickey Beard (DART) 54.7
13. Jerry Henderson (WAST) 54.6
14. Bill Miller (MIAFL) 54.2
15. Gary Pajcic (FLST) 53.6
16. John Goodman (AZST) 53.6
17. Bill Melzer (NWEST) 53.4
18. Jon Brittenum (AR) 53.1
19. Frank Stavroff (IN) 53.1
20. Terry Hanratty (NDAME) 53.1

Passing Yards

1. Mark Reed (AZ) 2368
2. John Eckman (WICHST) 2339
3. Virgil Carter (BYU) 2182
4. Hank Washington (WTXAM) 2107
5. Billy Stevens (TXEP) 2088
6. Benny Russell (LOU) 2016
7. Steve Spurrier (FL) 2012
8. Terry Southall (BAY) 1986
9. Danny Holman (SJST) 1925
10. Jesse Kaye (TAM) 1891
11. Bill Creeden (PA) 1842
12. Bob Griese (PUR) 1749
13. Dewey Warren (TN) 1716
14. Jimmy Poole (DAVID) 1685
15. Greg Barton (TLS) 1673
16. Bo Burris (HOU) 1666
17. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 1645
18. Dick Vidmer (MI) 1609
19. Gary Pajcic (FLST) 1590
20. John Schneider (TOL) 1537

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Terry Hanratty (NDAME) 8.5
2. Bo Burris (HOU) 8.2
3. Bob Griese (PUR) 8.1
4. Jimmy Addison (CLEM) 8.0
5. Gary Beban (UCLA) 7.9
6. Mickey Beard (DART) 7.9
7. Jon Brittenum (AR) 7.7
8. Alan Pastrana (MD) 7.7
9. Hank Washington (WTXAM) 7.5
10. John Goodman (AZST) 7.5
11. Dewey Warren (TN) 7.5
12. Virgil Carter (BYU) 7.4
13. Danny Holman (SJST) 7.4
14. Bill Miller (MIAFL) 7.2
15. Dick Vidmer (MI) 7.2
16. Greg Barton (TLS) 7.1
17. Marty Domres (COLMB) 7.0
18. Clyde Hewell (FURM) 7.0
19. Bill Creeden (PA) 7.0
20. Steve Spurrier (FL) 6.9

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Dewey Warren (TN) 7.7
2. Mickey Beard (DART) 7.1
3. Bob Griese (PUR) 6.9
4. Steve Spurrier (FL) 6.8
5. Dick Vidmer (MI) 6.6
6. Terry Hanratty (NDAME) 6.5
7. Jon Brittenum (AR) 6.5
8. Virgil Carter (BYU) 6.4
9. Danny Holman (SJST) 6.2
10. Alan Pastrana (MD) 6.2
11. Hank Washington (WTXAM) 6.1
12. Sal Olivas (NMST) 6.0
13. Gary Beban (UCLA) 5.8
14. Gary Pajcic (FLST) 5.8
15. Jimmy Addison (CLEM) 5.7
16. Bo Burris (HOU) 5.7
17. Benny Russell (LOU) 5.7
18. Mark Reed (AZ) 5.6
19. Billy Stevens (TXEP) 5.6
20. Buster O'Brien (RICH) 5.6

Passing Touchdowns

1. Bo Burris (HOU) 22
2. Virgil Carter (BYU) 21
3. Mark Reed (AZ) 20
4. Billy Stevens (TXEP) 19
5. Dewey Warren (TN) 18
6. Hank Washington (WTXAM) 17
  Sal Olivas (NMST) 17
  Alan Pastrana (MD) 17
9. Steve Spurrier (FL) 16
  Terry Southall (BAY) 16
11. Vidal Carlin (NTX) 15
12. Jesse Kaye (TAM) 14
  Jimmy Poole (DAVID) 14
  Dan Darragh (WMMARY) 14
  Benny Russell (LOU) 14
16. Greg Barton (TLS) 13
  Mickey Beard (DART) 13
  Rick Egloff (WY) 13
19. Bob Lee (PAC) 12
  Bob Griese (PUR) 12
  Danny Holman (SJST) 12

Passing Interceptions

1. John Eckman (WICHST) 34
2. Vidal Carlin (NTX) 24
3. Terry Southall (BAY) 23
4. Bo Burris (HOU) 21
5. Jesse Kaye (TAM) 19
  Edd Hargett (TXAM) 19
  Tom Sparlin (WA) 19
8. Ed Podolak (IA) 18
  Bob Lee (PAC) 18
10. Billy Stevens (TXEP) 17
  John Cartwright (NAVY) 17
12. Virgil Carter (BYU) 16
  Mark Reed (AZ) 16
  Tim Van Galder (IAST) 16
  Mick Murtha (BUF) 16
  Ed James (PITT) 16
  Hank Washington (WTXAM) 16
18. Don Saget (MSST) 15
  Bill Creeden (PA) 15
20. Jimmy Addison (CLEM) 14
  Bill Bailey (ECAR) 14
  Alan Pastrana (MD) 14
  Greg Barton (TLS) 14
  John Schneider (TOL) 14
  John Goodman (AZST) 14

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Dewey Warren (TN) 142.2
2. Mickey Beard (DART) 140.5
3. Bob Griese (PUR) 137.0
4. Steve Spurrier (FL) 132.2
5. Bo Burris (HOU) 131.6
6. Alan Pastrana (MD) 131.3
7. Danny Holman (SJST) 129.7
8. Hank Washington (WTXAM) 129.6
9. Terry Hanratty (NDAME) 128.7
10. Jimmy Addison (CLEM) 125.4
11. Sal Olivas (NMST) 124.9
12. Jon Brittenum (AR) 124.3
13. Virgil Carter (BYU) 123.4
14. Greg Barton (TLS) 122.7
15. Jimmy Poole (DAVID) 122.7
16. Dick Vidmer (MI) 120.5
17. Mark Reed (AZ) 116.7
18. Gary Beban (UCLA) 116.2
19. John Goodman (AZST) 115.6
20. Bill Miller (MIAFL) 115.3

Rush Attempts

1. Don Fitzgerald (KENT) 296
2. Ray McDonald (ID) 259
3. Garrett Ford (WV) 236
4. Pete Pifer (ORST) 230
5. Jim Bohl (NMST) 218
6. Cornelius Davis (KSST) 210
7. Pete Larson (CORN) 206
  Chris Gilbert (TX) 206
9. John Ogden (BYU) 204
  Tim Majerle (WMI) 204
11. Tommy Francisco (VATECH) 203
12. Lenny Snow (GATECH) 202
13. Larry Csonka (SYR) 197
14. Marv Hubbard (COLG) 191
15. Bob Houmard (OH) 189
16. Oscar Reed (COST) 188
17. Buddy Gore (CLEM) 186
18. Dickie Post (HOU) 185
19. Donnie Shanklin (KS) 182
  Larry Zunich (RICH) 182

Rushing Yards

1. Ray McDonald (ID) 1329
2. Don Fitzgerald (KENT) 1245
3. Jim Bohl (NMST) 1148
4. Pete Pifer (ORST) 1088
5. Chris Gilbert (TX) 1080
6. Garrett Ford (WV) 1068
7. Dickie Post (HOU) 1061
8. Cornelius Davis (KSST) 1028
9. Larry Csonka (SYR) 1012
10. Pete Larson (CORN) 979
11. Oscar Reed (COST) 946
12. John Ogden (BYU) 906
13. Marv Hubbard (COLG) 897
14. Clem Turner (CIN) 840
15. Jack Layland (PAC) 830
16. Bobby Leo (HARV) 827
17. Floyd Little (SYR) 811
18. Mel Farr (UCLA) 809
19. Ron Burton (COLG) 804
20. Clinton Jones (MIST) 784

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. MacArthur Lane (UTST) 7.6
2. Gene Ryzewicz (DART) 7.4
3. Nick Eddy (NDAME) 7.1
4. Mercury Morris (WTXAM) 6.8
5. Mike Hull* (SCA) 6.7
6. Bob Grim (ORST) 6.6
7. Bobby Leo (HARV) 6.4
8. Larry Good (GATECH) 6.2
9. Doug Dalton (NMST) 6.1
10. Bob Campbell (PAST) 6.1
11. Dick Conley (OH) 5.9
12. Mel Farr (UCLA) 5.9
13. Vic Gatto (HARV) 5.8
14. Pete Walton (DART) 5.7
15. Dickie Post (HOU) 5.7
16. Jack Layland (PAC) 5.7
17. Clem Turner (CIN) 5.5
18. Herb Covington (MEM) 5.4
19. Gerry Santini (PA) 5.4
20. Dan Lucyk (PAST) 5.3

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Lee Jones (BUF) 16
2. Ray McDonald (ID) 14
3. Tommy Francisco (VATECH) 13
  Jim Bohl (NMST) 13
  Marv Hubbard (COLG) 13
6. Don Fitzgerald (KENT) 12
  Pete Pifer (ORST) 12
  Lenny Snow (GATECH) 12
  Floyd Little (SYR) 12
10. Oscar Reed (COST) 10
  Jay Calabrese (DUKE) 10
  Wilmer Cooks (CO) 10
  Mel Farr (UCLA) 10
  Tim Majerle (WMI) 10
  Gary Beban (UCLA) 10
16. Virgil Carter (BYU) 9
  Larry Smith (FL) 9
  Bruce Matte (MIAOH) 9
  Pete Larson (CORN) 9
20. Bob Apisa (MIST) 8
  Bobby Duhon (TLN) 8
  Jim Flowe (ECAR) 8
  Perry Williams (PUR) 8
  Eddie Barker (VATECH) 8
  Nick Eddy (NDAME) 8
  Milo McCarthy (SMS) 8
  Jim Mankins (FLST) 8
  Don DeArment (NCST) 8
  Pete Walton (DART) 8

Receptions

1. Glenn Meltzer (WICHST) 91
2. Jim Greth (AZ) 76
  Jack Clancy (MI) 76
4. John Love (NTX) 68
5. Chuck Albertson (WMMARY) 67
6. Jim Beirne (PUR) 64
7. Richard Trapp (FL) 63
8. Phil Odle (BYU) 60
  John Wright (IL) 60
10. Jim Zamberlan (LOU) 59
  Dave Szymakowski (WTXAM) 59
12. Pete Glidewell (DAVID) 58
13. Neal Sweeney (TLS) 56
  Gary Rapp (TAM) 56
  Eppie Barney (IAST) 56
16. Billy Anders (OHST) 55
  Rob Taylor (NAVY) 55
  Ron Sellers (FLST) 55
19. Doug Flansburg (WAST) 54
  Steve Cox (SJST) 54

Receiving Yards

1. John Love (NTX) 1130
2. Glenn Meltzer (WICHST) 1115
3. Jack Clancy (MI) 1077
4. Jim Greth (AZ) 1003
5. Phil Odle (BYU) 920
6. Ron Sellers (FLST) 874
7. Richard Trapp (FL) 872
8. Jim Seymour (NDAME) 862
9. John Wright (IL) 831
10. Ken Hebert (HOU) 800
11. Chuck Albertson (WMMARY) 792
12. Eppie Barney (IAST) 782
13. Roger Murphy (NWEST) 777
14. Jim Beirne (PUR) 768
15. Larry Gilbert (TXTECH) 767
16. Jim Zamberlan (LOU) 747
  Chuck Hughes (TXEP) 747
18. Neal Sweeney (TLS) 740
19. Rick Eber (TLS) 734
20. Bob Longo (PITT) 732

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Gene Washington (MIST) 25.1
2. Mike Dennis (LOU) 24.6
3. Billy Van Heusen (MD) 21.4
4. Ken Hebert (HOU) 21.1
5. Dave Jones (KSST) 20.6
6. Robbie Hahn (FURM) 20.6
7. Tom Busch (IAST) 20.1
8. Emilio Vallez (NM) 19.6
9. David Karns (TXEP) 19.4
10. Gary Crain (WMI) 18.8
11. Jerry Marion (WY) 18.5
12. William Calhoun (DART) 18.5
13. Al Dempsey (COLMB) 18.0
14. George Burrell (PA) 18.0
15. Jim Seymour (NDAME) 18.0
16. Bob Blunt (STAN) 17.9
17. Rick Eber (TLS) 17.9
18. Larry Seiple (KY) 17.8
19. Bob Wallace (TXEP) 17.6
20. Wayne Bell (CLEM) 17.6

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Don Fitzgerald (KENT) 297
2. Ray McDonald (ID) 267
3. Garrett Ford (WV) 238
4. Jim Bohl (NMST) 230
  Pete Pifer (ORST) 230
6. Lenny Snow (GATECH) 216
  Pete Larson (CORN) 216
8. Cornelius Davis (KSST) 214
9. Tommy Francisco (VATECH) 211
10. Chris Gilbert (TX) 208
11. Larry Zunich (RICH) 206
12. John Ogden (BYU) 205
13. Tim Majerle (WMI) 204
  Larry Csonka (SYR) 204
15. Dickie Post (HOU) 200
16. Bob Houmard (OH) 197
17. Oscar Reed (COST) 194
18. Marv Hubbard (COLG) 192
  Roland Moss (TOL) 192
20. Frank Quayle (VA) 190

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Ray McDonald (ID) 1384
2. Jim Bohl (NMST) 1259
3. Don Fitzgerald (KENT) 1242
4. Dickie Post (HOU) 1151
5. Frank Quayle (VA) 1147
6. John Love (NTX) 1125
7. Glenn Meltzer (WICHST) 1115
8. Chris Gilbert (TX) 1096
9. Pete Larson (CORN) 1093
10. Cornelius Davis (KSST) 1091
11. Pete Pifer (ORST) 1088
12. Jack Clancy (MI) 1077
13. Garrett Ford (WV) 1066
14. Warren McVea (HOU) 1062
15. Larry Csonka (SYR) 1060
16. Oscar Reed (COST) 1043
17. Mel Farr (UCLA) 1034
18. Jim Greth (AZ) 1003
19. Jack Layland (PAC) 947
20. Bobby Leo (HARV) 928

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Lee Jones (BUF) 16
2. Ray McDonald (ID) 15
  Jim Bohl (NMST) 15
4. Tommy Francisco (VATECH) 14
  Floyd Little (SYR) 14
6. Marv Hubbard (COLG) 13
7. Pete Pifer (ORST) 12
  Lenny Snow (GATECH) 12
  Larry Smith (FL) 12
  Don Fitzgerald (KENT) 12
11. Oscar Reed (COST) 11
  Mel Farr (UCLA) 11
  Frank Quayle (VA) 11
  Ken Hebert (HOU) 11
15. Jim Mankins (FLST) 10
  Ned Carr (WMMARY) 10
  David Karns (TXEP) 10
  Gary Beban (UCLA) 10
  John Love (NTX) 10
  Jay Calabrese (DUKE) 10
  Pete Larson (CORN) 10
  Wilmer Cooks (CO) 10
  Tim Majerle (WMI) 10
  Jim Detwiler (MI) 10

Total Plays

1. John Eckman (WICHST) 539
2. Benny Russell (LOU) 427
3. Mark Reed (AZ) 419
4. Terry Southall (BAY) 398
5. Virgil Carter (BYU) 388
6. Jesse Kaye (TAM) 375
7. Jimmy Poole (DAVID) 369
8. Danny Holman (SJST) 368
9. Steve Spurrier (FL) 367
10. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 362
11. Billy Stevens (TXEP) 360
12. Carroll Williams (XAV) 353
13. Bill Creeden (PA) 352
14. John Scovell (TXTECH) 344
15. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 336
16. Hank Washington (WTXAM) 335
17. Vidal Carlin (NTX) 333
18. Ed Podolak (IA) 332
19. Jack Lentz (HC) 330
20. John Schneider (TOL) 325

Total Yards

1. Virgil Carter (BYU) 2545
2. Mark Reed (AZ) 2294
3. Benny Russell (LOU) 2289
4. Hank Washington (WTXAM) 2185
5. John Eckman (WICHST) 2174
6. Steve Spurrier (FL) 2078
7. Terry Southall (BAY) 1993
8. Bob Griese (PUR) 1964
9. Bill Creeden (PA) 1932
10. Jimmy Poole (DAVID) 1925
11. Bo Burris (HOU) 1846
12. Dewey Warren (TN) 1757
13. Jesse Kaye (TAM) 1751
14. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 1749
15. Billy Stevens (TXEP) 1739
16. Gary Pajcic (FLST) 1725
17. Danny Holman (SJST) 1714
18. Gary Beban (UCLA) 1699
19. Robert Davis (VA) 1688
20. Dick Vidmer (MI) 1639

Total Touchdowns

1. Virgil Carter (BYU) 30
2. Bo Burris (HOU) 26
3. Mark Reed (AZ) 24
4. Dewey Warren (TN) 23
5. Billy Stevens (TXEP) 21
  Alan Pastrana (MD) 21
7. Sal Olivas (NMST) 20
  Hank Washington (WTXAM) 20
  Bruce Matte (MIAOH) 20
10. Bob Lee (PAC) 18
  Bob Griese (PUR) 18
  Jimmy Poole (DAVID) 18
13. Terry Southall (BAY) 17
  Benny Russell (LOU) 17
  Rick Egloff (WY) 17
  Mickey Beard (DART) 17
17. Steve Spurrier (FL) 16
  Robert Davis (VA) 16
  Gary Beban (UCLA) 16
  Lee Jones (BUF) 16
  Vidal Carlin (NTX) 16