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1966 Receiving 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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204 Players

Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Gene Washington Michigan State Big Ten 27 677 25.1 7 27 677 25.1 7
2 Mike Dennis Louisville MVC 21 516 24.6 5 21 516 24.6 5
3 Billy Van Heusen Maryland ACC 25 536 21.4 7 1 5 5.0 0 26 541 20.8 7
4 Ken Hebert Houston Ind 38 800 21.1 11 38 800 21.1 11
5 Dave Jones Kansas State Big 8 35 721 20.6 1 1 4 4.0 36 725 20.1 1
6 Robbie Hahn Furman Southern 26 535 20.6 7 26 535 20.6 7
7 Tom Busch Iowa State Big 8 21 423 20.1 2 20 144 7.2 1 41 567 13.8 3
8 Emilio Vallez New Mexico WAC 19 373 19.6 2 19 373 19.6 2
9 David Karns Texas-El Paso Ind 19 369 19.4 10 19 369 19.4 10
10 Gary Crain Western Michigan MAC 24 450 18.8 5 24 450 18.8 5
11 Jerry Marion Wyoming WAC 33 612 18.5 7 33 612 18.5 7
12 William Calhoun Dartmouth Ivy 21 388 18.5 3 21 388 18.5 3
13 Jim Seymour Notre Dame Ind 48 862 18.0 8 48 862 18.0 8
14 George Burrell Pennsylvania Ivy 27 485 18.0 4 38 156 4.1 0 65 641 9.9 4
15 Al Dempsey Columbia Ivy 18 324 18.0 2 4 56 14.0 0 22 380 17.3 2
16 Rick Eber Tulsa MVC 41 734 17.9 3 41 734 17.9 3
17 Bob Blunt Stanford AAWU 21 376 17.9 2 4 15 3.8 0 25 391 15.6 2
18 Larry Seiple Kentucky SEC 28 499 17.8 4 81 256 3.2 1 109 755 6.9 5
19 Bob Wallace Texas-El Paso Ind 39 688 17.6 7 39 688 17.6 7
20 Wayne Bell Clemson ACC 23 405 17.6 2 23 405 17.6 2
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Dan Abramowicz Xavier Ind 34 585 17.2 3 34 585 17.2 3
22 Jack Curry Penn State Ind 34 584 17.2 1 34 584 17.2 1
23 Jay Maupin Ohio MAC 26 447 17.2 3 12 55 4.6 0 38 502 13.2 3
24 Jack Emmer Rutgers Ind 41 701 17.1 4 41 701 17.1 4
25 Ben Hart Oklahoma Big 8 33 565 17.1 2 2 -9 -4.5 0 35 556 15.9 2
26 Ken Dyer Arizona State WAC 29 496 17.1 2 29 496 17.1 2
27 Ted Kwalick Penn State Ind 22 377 17.1 4 22 377 17.1 4
28 Jon Henderson Colorado State Ind 19 323 17.0 1 59 358 6.1 3 78 681 8.7 4
29 Jim Finley Purdue Big Ten 26 438 16.8 3 6 19 3.2 0 32 457 14.3 3
30 John Love North Texas MVC 68 1130 16.6 10 3 -5 -1.7 0 71 1125 15.8 10
31 Tommy Maxwell Texas A&M SWC 27 445 16.5 4 27 445 16.5 4
32 Dennis Homan Alabama SEC 23 377 16.4 5 9 75 8.3 0 32 452 14.1 5
33 Harry Wood Tulsa MVC 20 328 16.4 5 20 328 16.4 5
34 Harold Busby UCLA AAWU 29 474 16.3 4 4 19 4.8 0 33 493 14.9 4
35 Casey Boyett Brigham Young WAC 39 630 16.2 6 1 -2 -2.0 0 40 628 15.7 6
36 Allen Brenner Michigan State Big Ten 22 357 16.2 1 22 357 16.2 1
37 Doug Hale Colgate Ind 21 340 16.2 0 14 98 7.0 0 35 438 12.5 0
38 Larry Plantz Colorado Big 8 22 354 16.1 3 2 22 11.0 0 24 376 15.7 3
39 Art Smith Wichita State MVC 26 417 16.0 1 26 417 16.0 1
40 Ron Sellers Florida State Ind 55 874 15.9 3 55 874 15.9 3
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
41 Bob Longo Pittsburgh Ind 46 732 15.9 5 46 732 15.9 5
42 Brent Roberts Tulsa MVC 36 573 15.9 7 36 573 15.9 7
43 Jim Schultz Air Force Ind 33 525 15.9 3 33 525 15.9 3
44 Gerald Seither Kent State MAC 25 396 15.8 3 25 396 15.8 3
45 Rick Owens Pennsylvania Ivy 28 439 15.7 2 7 31 4.4 0 35 470 13.4 2
46 Dan Spanish Kentucky SEC 22 346 15.7 0 1 1 1.0 0 23 347 15.1 0
47 Chuck Hughes Texas-El Paso Ind 48 747 15.6 5 48 747 15.6 5
48 Jim Barksdale Buffalo Ind 20 312 15.6 2 118 612 5.2 2 138 924 6.7 4
49 Ron Gervase Cornell Ivy 36 559 15.5 4 36 559 15.5 4
50 Phil Odle Brigham Young WAC 60 920 15.3 5 60 920 15.3 5
51 James Cox Miami (FL) Ind 41 627 15.3 4 41 627 15.3 4
52 Roger Murphy Northwestern Big Ten 51 777 15.2 4 51 777 15.2 4
53 Fritz Greenlee Arizona WAC 40 606 15.2 6 1 1 1.0 0 41 607 14.8 6
54 Jim Cope Washington AAWU 25 379 15.2 3 40 171 4.3 65 550 8.5 3
55 Johnny Mills Tennessee SEC 48 725 15.1 4 48 725 15.1 4
56 Tom McCauley Wisconsin Big Ten 46 689 15.0 3 46 689 15.0 3
57 Frank Quayle Virginia ACC 28 420 15.0 4 162 727 4.5 7 190 1147 6.0 11
58 Larry Lee Texas A&M SWC 22 328 14.9 1 22 328 14.9 1
59 Tom Pack Colorado State Ind 21 313 14.9 3 21 313 14.9 3
60 Larry Gilbert Texas Tech SWC 52 767 14.8 4 52 767 14.8 4
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
61 James Russell North Texas MVC 45 668 14.8 6 45 668 14.8 6
62 Ray Perkins Alabama SEC 33 490 14.8 7 33 490 14.8 7
63 Jerry Bradley California AAWU 32 473 14.8 5 4 9 2.3 36 482 13.4 5
64 Carl Janssen Air Force Ind 19 281 14.8 2 19 281 14.8 2
65 John Erisman Miami (OH) MAC 41 600 14.6 9 1 4 4.0 0 42 604 14.4 9
66 Terry Young Army Ind 37 539 14.6 3 37 539 14.6 3
67 Cabot Knowlton Pennsylvania Ivy 21 307 14.6 3 109 531 4.9 6 130 838 6.4 9
68 Freddie Hyatt Auburn SEC 33 475 14.4 4 6 19 3.2 0 39 494 12.7 4
69 Scott Cress Oregon AAWU 28 402 14.4 3 36 106 2.9 64 508 7.9 3
70 Dave Williams Washington AAWU 21 303 14.4 0 21 303 14.4 0
71 Dave Dunaway Duke ACC 43 614 14.3 3 43 614 14.3 3
72 Bob Ricioli Pacific Ind 29 416 14.3 5 29 416 14.3 5
73 Jack Clancy Michigan Big Ten 76 1077 14.2 4 76 1077 14.2 4
74 Lonny Gilbert Louisville MVC 34 482 14.2 4 34 482 14.2 4
75 Tim Lavens Idaho Ind 22 313 14.2 1 22 313 14.2 1
76 Bob Fernandez Tampa Ind 31 438 14.1 5 31 438 14.1 5
77 Richard Defee Baylor SWC 20 282 14.1 1 80 332 4.2 5 100 614 6.1 6
78 Rick Wells Buffalo Ind 19 267 14.1 0 67 291 4.3 4 86 558 6.5 4
79 Eppie Barney Iowa State Big 8 56 782 14.0 3 2 21 10.5 0 58 803 13.8 3
80 S.T. Saffold San Jose State Ind 30 420 14.0 4 2 -12 -6.0 0 32 408 12.8 4
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
81 Ken Henry Wake Forest ACC 20 279 14.0 2 20 279 14.0 2
82 John Wright Illinois Big Ten 60 831 13.9 4 60 831 13.9 4
83 Al Bream Iowa Big Ten 30 418 13.9 1 30 418 13.9 1
84 Bob Milner Cincinnati MVC 24 334 13.9 3 24 334 13.9 3
85 Richard Trapp Florida SEC 63 872 13.8 7 4 50 12.5 0 67 922 13.8 7
86 Tommy Burnett Arkansas SWC 29 401 13.8 2 29 401 13.8 2
87 Gary Steele Army Ind 25 346 13.8 2 25 346 13.8 2
88 Phil Rogers Clemson ACC 42 574 13.7 3 8 33 4.1 0 50 607 12.1 3
89 Dick Ashley Buffalo Ind 30 411 13.7 4 2 10 5.0 0 32 421 13.2 4
90 Mickey Jackson Marshall MAC 25 343 13.7 2 142 420 3.0 5 167 763 4.6 7
91 Gerry Zawadzkas Columbia Ivy 20 272 13.6 3 20 272 13.6 3
92 Ned Carr William & Mary Southern 22 298 13.5 10 22 298 13.5 10
93 Charles Campbell Texas Christian SWC 33 442 13.4 1 33 442 13.4 1
94 Dave Mollard Western Michigan MAC 27 361 13.4 1 2 16 8.0 0 29 377 13.0 1
95 Chuck Anderson Texas-El Paso Ind 34 453 13.3 2 34 453 13.3 2
96 Ted Zychowski William & Mary Southern 21 279 13.3 3 21 279 13.3 3
97 Jim Greth Arizona WAC 76 1003 13.2 8 76 1003 13.2 8
98 Neal Sweeney Tulsa MVC 56 740 13.2 3 56 740 13.2 3
99 Rob Taylor Navy Ind 55 727 13.2 4 55 727 13.2 4
100 Tom Moore Citadel Southern 26 343 13.2 3 4 31 7.8 0 30 374 12.5 3
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
101 Rick Godsey Furman Southern 19 250 13.2 1 19 250 13.2 1
102 Steve Pierce Princeton Ivy 17 225 13.2 1 17 225 13.2 1
103 Eddie Jones Bowling Green State MAC 40 525 13.1 1 40 525 13.1 1
104 Ted Wheeler West Texas A&M Ind 30 392 13.1 4 30 392 13.1 4
105 Thurston Taylor Florida State Ind 28 366 13.1 3 28 366 13.1 3
106 Eddie Hinton Oklahoma Big 8 26 341 13.1 2 45 270 6.0 4 71 611 8.6 6
107 Charles Henderson West Texas A&M Ind 25 328 13.1 4 25 328 13.1 4
108 Carter Lord Harvard Ivy 19 248 13.1 2 19 248 13.1 2
109 Bill Rikard Davidson Southern 44 574 13.0 3 44 574 13.0 3
110 Sherman Seiders New Mexico WAC 27 351 13.0 2 1 -8 -8.0 0 28 343 12.3 2
111 Fair Hooker Arizona State WAC 25 322 12.9 2 25 322 12.9 2
112 Ken Simpson Marshall MAC 19 246 12.9 3 19 246 12.9 3
113 Ed Carrington Virginia ACC 32 411 12.8 5 32 411 12.8 5
114 Mac Haik* Mississippi SEC 22 281 12.8 0 22 281 12.8 0
115 Kent Oborn Brigham Young WAC 21 269 12.8 5 29 82 2.8 0 50 351 7.0 5
116 Jim Zamberlan Louisville MVC 59 747 12.7 4 3 5 1.7 0 62 752 12.1 4
117 Ben Garnto South Carolina ACC 19 242 12.7 2 99 440 4.4 118 682 5.8 2
118 Henry Burch Toledo MAC 38 480 12.6 2 38 480 12.6 2
119 Kenny Baker Texas Tech SWC 22 277 12.6 1 57 208 3.6 79 485 6.1 1
120 Austin Denney Tennessee SEC 21 264 12.6 7 21 264 12.6 7
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
121 Dave Clark Utah State Ind 20 251 12.6 1 2 -3 -1.5 22 248 11.3 1
122 Edgar McGee Clemson ACC 25 312 12.5 3 25 312 12.5 3
123 Pete Kimener Holy Cross Ind 33 409 12.4 2 33 409 12.4 2
124 Glenn Meltzer Wichita State MVC 91 1115 12.3 4 91 1115 12.3 4
125 Bob Conrad Stanford AAWU 45 555 12.3 2 45 555 12.3 2
126 Dennis Morrison Nebraska Big 8 22 271 12.3 2 22 271 12.3 2
127 Jim Hoose Cincinnati MVC 20 246 12.3 0 20 246 12.3 0
128 Mercury Morris West Texas A&M Ind 19 234 12.3 3 80 543 6.8 6 99 777 7.8 9
129 Billy Anders Ohio State Big Ten 55 671 12.2 2 55 671 12.2 2
130 Reeves Moses Pacific Ind 24 292 12.2 1 24 292 12.2 1
131 Bill Potter Princeton Ivy 17 208 12.2 0 17 208 12.2 0
132 Steve Cox San Jose State Ind 54 653 12.1 3 54 653 12.1 3
133 Gary Rowe North Carolina State ACC 47 571 12.1 1 44 208 4.7 1 91 779 8.6 2
134 Bill Couch Indiana Big Ten 45 546 12.1 2 45 546 12.1 2
135 Tom Beer Houston Ind 27 328 12.1 5 27 328 12.1 5
136 Bill Fritz Wisconsin Big Ten 24 290 12.1 1 24 290 12.1 1
137 Ken Barefoot Virginia Tech Ind 22 267 12.1 4 22 267 12.1 4
138 Jim Beirne Purdue Big Ten 64 768 12.0 8 64 768 12.0 8
139 Gary Rapp Tampa Ind 56 671 12.0 5 56 671 12.0 5
140 Tim DeWan Arizona WAC 24 288 12.0 1 24 288 12.0 1
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
141 Rick Johnson Arizona WAC 23 277 12.0 0 104 292 2.8 2 127 569 4.5 2
142 Kenny Last Minnesota Big Ten 30 356 11.9 5 30 356 11.9 5
143 Manny Murrell Idaho Ind 25 298 11.9 1 25 298 11.9 1
144 Tom Penney Nebraska Big 8 24 286 11.9 0 24 286 11.9 0
145 Bud Phillips North Carolina ACC 22 262 11.9 0 22 262 11.9 0
146 Chuck Albertson William & Mary Southern 67 792 11.8 4 2 16 8.0 0 69 808 11.7 4
147 Tommy Smith Baylor SWC 41 483 11.8 4 41 483 11.8 4
148 Paul Becton Baylor SWC 38 447 11.8 3 38 447 11.8 3
149 Marcus Rhoden Mississippi State SEC 31 365 11.8 0 33 78 2.4 64 443 6.9 0
150 Steve Bunker Oregon AAWU 23 272 11.8 0 23 272 11.8 0
151 Ron Drake* Southern California AAWU 52 607 11.7 4 52 607 11.7 4
152 Bob Wilson Wichita State MVC 39 457 11.7 1 39 457 11.7 1
153 Richmond Flowers Tennessee SEC 35 407 11.6 5 19 82 4.3 0 54 489 9.1 5
154 Bob Grim Oregon State AAWU 25 289 11.6 1 71 470 6.6 2 96 759 7.9 3
155 Bill Peterson San Jose State Ind 22 255 11.6 0 22 255 11.6 0
156 Dennis Wiley Richmond Southern 31 358 11.5 0 31 358 11.5 0
157 Gary Dunn Toledo MAC 20 229 11.5 1 20 229 11.5 1
158 Doug Flansburg Washington State AAWU 54 613 11.4 1 54 613 11.4 1
159 Greg Cox Davidson Southern 25 286 11.4 2 16 90 5.6 1 41 376 9.2 3
160 Lanis O'Steen Tulane Ind 21 240 11.4 2 21 240 11.4 2
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
161 Les Brown Texas Christian SWC 23 259 11.3 0 7 -21 -3.0 30 238 7.9 0
162 John Beasley California AAWU 19 214 11.3 2 19 214 11.3 2
163 Bob Kenney Yale Ivy 37 414 11.2 3 37 414 11.2 3
164 Jack Eisenhart Baylor SWC 30 335 11.2 0 30 335 11.2 0
165 Ed Ford Cincinnati MVC 25 279 11.2 0 86 328 3.8 0 111 607 5.5 0
166 Paul Sodaski Villanova Ind 31 343 11.1 1 31 343 11.1 1
167 Glen Hine Rice SWC 29 323 11.1 1 45 95 2.1 1 74 418 5.6 2
168 Jerry Philpott Oklahoma State Big 8 28 312 11.1 2 28 312 11.1 2
169 Billy Blunt Kent State MAC 26 287 11.0 2 15 138 9.2 1 41 425 10.4 3
170 Steve Almond Georgia Tech Ind 24 265 11.0 1 24 265 11.0 1
171 Denny Blake Pennsylvania Ivy 18 198 11.0 0 18 198 11.0 0
172 Dave Szymakowski West Texas A&M Ind 59 642 10.9 6 59 642 10.9 6
173 Bob Long Texas A&M SWC 23 250 10.9 3 29 76 2.6 0 52 326 6.3 3
174 George Cheshire Baylor SWC 22 240 10.9 3 22 240 10.9 3
175 Pete Glidewell Davidson Southern 58 629 10.8 6 58 629 10.8 6
176 Bo Rein Ohio State Big Ten 26 281 10.8 2 103 456 4.4 0 129 737 5.7 2
177 Pete Kramer Toledo MAC 19 206 10.8 2 50 195 3.9 1 69 401 5.8 3
178 George Maurer Iowa State Big 8 30 320 10.7 0 30 320 10.7 0
179 Rod Sherman* Southern California AAWU 42 445 10.6 3 79 303 3.8 3 121 748 6.2 6
180 Bruce Weinstein Yale Ivy 17 180 10.6 3 17 180 10.6 3
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
181 Paul Ewaldsen Florida SEC 41 427 10.4 3 41 427 10.4 3
182 Mickey Rosborough Pittsburgh Ind 30 311 10.4 0 2 9 4.5 32 320 10.0 0
183 Bob Hume North Carolina ACC 32 331 10.3 1 32 331 10.3 1
184 Jack Coons Florida SEC 24 245 10.2 2 24 245 10.2 2
185 Bill McGowan Virginia Military Institute Southern 23 235 10.2 2 23 235 10.2 2
186 Billy Masters Louisiana State SEC 24 241 10.0 2 23 87 3.8 0 47 328 7.0 2
187 Ralph Donofrio Maryland ACC 22 217 9.9 2 48 119 2.5 2 70 336 4.8 4
188 Fred Branch Tampa Ind 28 268 9.6 4 19 47 2.5 47 315 6.7 4
189 Ronnie Mankin West Texas A&M Ind 21 201 9.6 0 52 241 4.6 1 73 442 6.1 1
190 Charlie Carr North Carolina ACC 52 490 9.4 0 52 490 9.4 0
191 Lester Lehman Rice SWC 20 187 9.4 0 80 369 4.6 2 100 556 5.6 2
192 Nelson Gravatt East Carolina Southern 20 184 9.2 1 23 102 4.4 0 43 286 6.7 1
193 Cas Banaszek Northwestern Big Ten 31 272 8.8 2 1 -14 -14.0 0 32 258 8.1 2
194 Carl Woessner Army Ind 23 198 8.6 1 56 184 3.3 1 79 382 4.8 2
195 Jim Kiick Wyoming WAC 21 179 8.5 1 145 597 4.1 4 166 776 4.7 5
196 John Ginter Indiana Big Ten 21 172 8.2 1 60 197 3.3 81 369 4.6 1
197 Larry Zunich Richmond Southern 24 194 8.1 0 182 669 3.7 5 206 863 4.2 5
198 Larry Smith Florida SEC 23 183 8.0 3 162 742 4.6 9 185 925 5.0 12
199 Jim Mankins Florida State Ind 24 186 7.8 2 116 445 3.8 8 140 631 4.5 10
200 John DeMarco Marshall MAC 21 157 7.5 0 21 157 7.5 0
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
201 Gary McDermott Tulsa MVC 35 242 6.9 2 70 315 4.5 2 105 557 5.3 4
202 Mike Leinert Texas Tech SWC 24 165 6.9 0 102 495 4.9 126 660 5.2 0
203 Doug Cunningham* Mississippi SEC 23 149 6.5 0 151 713 4.7 5 174 862 5.0 5
204 Brad Hubbert Arizona WAC 20 105 5.3 3 115 501 4.4 1 135 606 4.5 4