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1966 Passing Stats

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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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66 Players

Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Terry Hanratty Notre Dame Ind 78 147 53.1 1247 8.5 6.5 8 10 128.7 50 124 2.5 5
2 Bo Burris Houston Ind 98 204 48.0 1666 8.2 5.7 22 21 131.6 70 180 2.6 4
3 Bob Griese Purdue Big Ten 130 215 60.5 1749 8.1 6.9 12 11 137.0 71 215 3.0 6
4 Jimmy Addison Clemson ACC 103 186 55.4 1491 8.0 5.7 10 14 125.4 32 -2 -0.1 0
5 Gary Beban UCLA AAWU 78 157 49.7 1245 7.9 5.8 6 10 116.2 123 454 3.7 10
6 Mickey Beard Dartmouth Ivy 75 137 54.7 1079 7.9 7.1 13 8 140.5 70 226 3.2 4
7 Alan Pastrana Maryland ACC 102 195 52.3 1499 7.7 6.2 17 14 131.3 92 -104 -1.1 4
8 Jon Brittenum Arkansas SWC 76 143 53.1 1103 7.7 6.5 7 7 124.3 81 168 2.1
9 Hank Washington West Texas A&M Ind 163 281 58.0 2107 7.5 6.1 17 16 129.6 54 78 1.4 3
10 Dewey Warren Tennessee SEC 136 229 59.4 1716 7.5 7.7 18 7 142.2 70 41 0.6 5
11 John Goodman Arizona State WAC 90 168 53.6 1259 7.5 4.7 8 14 115.6 56 -199 -3.6 0
12 Virgil Carter Brigham Young WAC 141 293 48.1 2182 7.4 6.4 21 16 123.4 95 363 3.8 9
13 Danny Holman San Jose State Ind 160 260 61.5 1925 7.4 6.3 12 12 129.7 108 -211 -2.0 1
14 Dick Vidmer Michigan Big Ten 117 225 52.0 1609 7.2 6.6 10 7 120.5 67 30 0.4 1
15 Bill Miller Miami (FL) Ind 84 155 54.2 1114 7.2 4.9 7 11 115.3 55 121 2.2 2
16 Greg Barton Tulsa MVC 133 235 56.6 1673 7.1 5.5 13 14 122.7 34 -121 -3.6 0
17 Bill Creeden Pennsylvania Ivy 121 265 45.7 1842 7.0 5.2 11 15 106.4 87 90 1.0 4
18 Clyde Hewell Furman Southern 81 157 51.6 1096 7.0 4.1 7 13 108.4 65 -112 -1.7 0
19 Marty Domres Columbia Ivy 64 129 49.6 908 7.0 4.3 7 11 109.6 103 281 2.7 4
20 Steve Spurrier Florida SEC 179 291 61.5 2012 6.9 6.8 16 8 132.2 76 66 0.9 0
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Carroll Williams Xavier Ind 97 203 47.8 1397 6.9 5.1 7 11 106.1 150 -15 -0.1 4
22 Bill Abel Cornell Ivy 64 138 46.4 953 6.9 5.2 6 8 107.1 75 37 0.5 3
23 Billy Stevens Texas-El Paso Ind 140 305 45.9 2088 6.8 5.6 19 17 112.8 55 -349 -6.3 2
24 Gary Pajcic Florida State Ind 125 233 53.6 1590 6.8 5.8 8 9 114.6 57 135 2.4 1
25 Tim Van Galder Iowa State Big 8 124 245 50.6 1645 6.7 4.3 6 16 102.0 117 104 0.9 5
26 Bill Melzer Northwestern Big Ten 94 176 53.4 1171 6.7 4.4 7 12 108.8 46 -1 0.0 2
27 Sal Olivas New Mexico State Ind 83 173 48.0 1154 6.7 6.0 17 10 124.9 52 72 1.4 3
28 Robert Davis Virginia ACC 107 222 48.2 1461 6.6 5.5 10 10 109.3 87 227 2.6 6
29 Steve Lindell Army Ind 80 157 51.0 1035 6.6 4.3 7 11 107.0 124 279 2.3 2
30 Mark Reed Arizona WAC 193 365 52.9 2368 6.5 5.6 20 16 116.7 54 -74 -1.4 4
31 Benny Russell Louisville MVC 142 310 45.8 2016 6.5 5.7 14 12 107.6 117 273 2.3 3
32 Jimmy Poole Davidson Southern 156 259 60.2 1685 6.5 5.3 14 13 122.7 110 240 2.2 4
33 Bob Churchich Nebraska Big 8 96 174 55.2 1136 6.5 4.7 4 9 107.3 63 -58 -0.9 4
34 Frank Stavroff Indiana Big Ten 119 224 53.1 1406 6.3 4.3 7 13 104.6 64 -78 -1.2
35 Rick Egloff Wyoming WAC 83 188 44.1 1181 6.3 5.3 13 10 109.1 59 249 4.2 4
36 Hill Ellett Virginia Military Institute Southern 105 205 51.2 1281 6.2 4.5 11 13 108.7 60 -84 -1.4 3
37 Bob Naponic Illinois Big Ten 70 162 43.2 998 6.2 5.5 4 4 98.2 133 215 1.6
38 Gerry Bellotti Villanova Ind 75 132 56.8 824 6.2 4.0 3 8 104.6 69 -46 -0.7 1
39 Buster O'Brien Richmond Southern 99 200 49.5 1221 6.1 5.6 8 6 108.0 91 80 0.9 2
40 William Long Ohio State Big Ten 106 192 55.2 1180 6.1 4.0 6 12 104.6 96 33 0.3 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 John Cartwright Navy Ind 96 188 51.1 1146 6.1 3.1 10 17 101.7 100 195 2.0 2
42 Ed James Pittsburgh Ind 91 193 47.2 1162 6.0 3.0 7 16 93.1 44 13 0.3
43 Terry Southall Baylor SWC 173 337 51.3 1986 5.9 3.8 16 23 102.9 61 7 0.1 1
44 Dan Darragh William & Mary Southern 111 227 48.9 1346 5.9 4.8 14 12 108.5 59 113 1.9 1
45 Bob Lee Pacific Ind 102 222 45.9 1299 5.9 3.3 12 18 96.7 81 62 0.8 6
46 Mick Murtha Buffalo Ind 84 210 40.0 1241 5.9 3.1 7 16 85.4 61 -14 -0.2 0
47 Edd Hargett Texas A&M SWC 132 265 49.8 1532 5.8 3.4 11 19 97.7 71 17 0.2 3
48 Tom Sparlin Washington AAWU 68 165 41.2 954 5.8 1.1 4 19 74.7 61 132 2.2
49 Robert Hailey Rice SWC 72 149 48.3 859 5.8 2.4 2 12 85.1 21 -18 -0.9 0
50 Jesse Kaye Tampa Ind 157 331 47.4 1891 5.7 4.0 14 19 97.9 44 -140 -3.2
51 John Scovell Texas Tech SWC 107 232 46.1 1323 5.7 4.6 8 9 97.6 112 280 2.5
52 Jerry Henderson Washington State AAWU 95 174 54.6 989 5.7 2.6 2 13 91.2 83 107 1.3
53 John Schneider Toledo MAC 130 273 47.6 1537 5.6 3.8 7 14 93.1 52 42 0.8 2
54 Bob Wolfe Colorado State Ind 65 160 40.6 890 5.6 4.1 6 8 89.7 76 -10 -0.1 3
55 Ed Podolak Iowa Big Ten 77 191 40.3 1041 5.5 1.5 3 18 72.4 141 450 3.2
56 Jack Lentz Holy Cross Ind 74 153 48.4 845 5.5 2.9 5 11 91.2 177 685 3.9 7
57 Jim Donnan North Carolina State ACC 74 158 46.8 859 5.4 3.4 4 9 89.5 22 -38 -1.7 1
58 Barry Bronk California AAWU 84 183 45.9 965 5.3 3.3 7 11 90.8 52 -114 -2.2
59 Vidal Carlin North Texas MVC 117 292 40.1 1510 5.2 2.5 15 24 84.0 41 -122 -3.0 1
60 John Foruria Idaho Ind 57 141 40.4 728 5.2 2.8 1 8 74.8 65 174 2.7 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 John Eckman Wichita State MVC 195 458 42.6 2339 5.1 2.1 7 34 75.7 81 -165 -2.0 1
62 Pete Doherty Yale Ivy 90 192 46.9 978 5.1 11 19 -26 -1.4 0
63 Gary Davis Vanderbilt SEC 62 153 40.5 777 5.1 2.4 0 9 71.4 98 -86 -0.9
64 Bill Bailey East Carolina Southern 62 151 41.1 774 5.1 1.5 4 14 74.3 91 378 4.2 2
65 Rick Beitler New Mexico WAC 67 162 41.4 763 4.7 2.4 4 10 76.7 91 -21 -0.2 1
66 Don Saget Mississippi State SEC 69 166 41.6 753 4.5 0.7 2 15 65.6 91 150 1.6