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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

  • 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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205 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 Ragen Gennusa Texas SWC 19 243 12.8 0 19 243 12.8 0
117 Jim Zamberlan Louisville MVC 59 747 12.7 4 3 5 1.7 0 62 752 12.1 4
118 Ben Garnto South Carolina ACC 19 242 12.7 2 99 440 4.4 118 682 5.8 2
119 Henry Burch Toledo MAC 38 480 12.6 2 38 480 12.6 2
120 Kenny Baker Texas Tech SWC 22 277 12.6 1 57 208 3.6 79 485 6.1 1
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
121 Austin Denney Tennessee SEC 21 264 12.6 7 21 264 12.6 7
122 Dave Clark Utah State Ind 20 251 12.6 1 2 -3 -1.5 22 248 11.3 1
123 Edgar McGee Clemson ACC 25 312 12.5 3 25 312 12.5 3
124 Pete Kimener Holy Cross Ind 33 409 12.4 2 33 409 12.4 2
125 Glenn Meltzer Wichita State MVC 91 1115 12.3 4 91 1115 12.3 4
126 Bob Conrad Stanford AAWU 45 555 12.3 2 45 555 12.3 2
127 Dennis Morrison Nebraska Big 8 22 271 12.3 2 22 271 12.3 2
128 Jim Hoose Cincinnati MVC 20 246 12.3 0 20 246 12.3 0
129 Mercury Morris West Texas A&M Ind 19 234 12.3 3 80 543 6.8 6 99 777 7.8 9
130 Billy Anders Ohio State Big Ten 55 671 12.2 2 55 671 12.2 2
131 Reeves Moses Pacific Ind 24 292 12.2 1 24 292 12.2 1
132 Bill Potter Princeton Ivy 17 208 12.2 0 17 208 12.2 0
133 Steve Cox San Jose State Ind 54 653 12.1 3 54 653 12.1 3
134 Gary Rowe North Carolina State ACC 47 571 12.1 1 44 208 4.7 1 91 779 8.6 2
135 Bill Couch Indiana Big Ten 45 546 12.1 2 45 546 12.1 2
136 Tom Beer Houston Ind 27 328 12.1 5 27 328 12.1 5
137 Bill Fritz Wisconsin Big Ten 24 290 12.1 1 24 290 12.1 1
138 Ken Barefoot Virginia Tech Ind 22 267 12.1 4 22 267 12.1 4
139 Jim Beirne Purdue Big Ten 64 768 12.0 8 64 768 12.0 8
140 Gary Rapp Tampa Ind 56 671 12.0 5 56 671 12.0 5
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
141 Tim DeWan Arizona WAC 24 288 12.0 1 24 288 12.0 1
142 Rick Johnson Arizona WAC 23 277 12.0 0 104 292 2.8 2 127 569 4.5 2
143 Kenny Last Minnesota Big Ten 30 356 11.9 5 30 356 11.9 5
144 Manny Murrell Idaho Ind 25 298 11.9 1 25 298 11.9 1
145 Tom Penney Nebraska Big 8 24 286 11.9 0 24 286 11.9 0
146 Bud Phillips North Carolina ACC 22 262 11.9 0 22 262 11.9 0
147 Chuck Albertson William & Mary Southern 67 792 11.8 4 2 16 8.0 0 69 808 11.7 4
148 Tommy Smith Baylor SWC 41 483 11.8 4 41 483 11.8 4
149 Paul Becton Baylor SWC 38 447 11.8 3 38 447 11.8 3
150 Marcus Rhoden Mississippi State SEC 31 365 11.8 0 33 78 2.4 64 443 6.9 0
151 Steve Bunker Oregon AAWU 23 272 11.8 0 23 272 11.8 0
152 Ron Drake* Southern California AAWU 52 607 11.7 4 52 607 11.7 4
153 Bob Wilson Wichita State MVC 39 457 11.7 1 39 457 11.7 1
154 Richmond Flowers Tennessee SEC 35 407 11.6 5 19 82 4.3 0 54 489 9.1 5
155 Bob Grim Oregon State AAWU 25 289 11.6 1 71 470 6.6 2 96 759 7.9 3
156 Bill Peterson San Jose State Ind 22 255 11.6 0 22 255 11.6 0
157 Dennis Wiley Richmond Southern 31 358 11.5 0 31 358 11.5 0
158 Gary Dunn Toledo MAC 20 229 11.5 1 20 229 11.5 1
159 Doug Flansburg Washington State AAWU 54 613 11.4 1 54 613 11.4 1
160 Greg Cox Davidson Southern 25 286 11.4 2 16 90 5.6 1 41 376 9.2 3
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
161 Lanis O'Steen Tulane Ind 21 240 11.4 2 21 240 11.4 2
162 Les Brown Texas Christian SWC 23 259 11.3 0 7 -21 -3.0 30 238 7.9 0
163 John Beasley California AAWU 19 214 11.3 2 19 214 11.3 2
164 Bob Kenney Yale Ivy 37 414 11.2 3 37 414 11.2 3
165 Jack Eisenhart Baylor SWC 30 335 11.2 0 30 335 11.2 0
166 Ed Ford Cincinnati MVC 25 279 11.2 0 86 328 3.8 0 111 607 5.5 0
167 Paul Sodaski Villanova Ind 31 343 11.1 1 31 343 11.1 1
168 Glen Hine Rice SWC 29 323 11.1 1 45 95 2.1 1 74 418 5.6 2
169 Jerry Philpott Oklahoma State Big 8 28 312 11.1 2 28 312 11.1 2
170 Billy Blunt Kent State MAC 26 287 11.0 2 15 138 9.2 1 41 425 10.4 3
171 Steve Almond Georgia Tech Ind 24 265 11.0 1 24 265 11.0 1
172 Denny Blake Pennsylvania Ivy 18 198 11.0 0 18 198 11.0 0
173 Dave Szymakowski West Texas A&M Ind 59 642 10.9 6 59 642 10.9 6
174 Bob Long Texas A&M SWC 23 250 10.9 3 29 76 2.6 0 52 326 6.3 3
175 George Cheshire Baylor SWC 22 240 10.9 3 22 240 10.9 3
176 Pete Glidewell Davidson Southern 58 629 10.8 6 58 629 10.8 6
177 Bo Rein Ohio State Big Ten 26 281 10.8 2 103 456 4.4 0 129 737 5.7 2
178 Pete Kramer Toledo MAC 19 206 10.8 2 50 195 3.9 1 69 401 5.8 3
179 George Maurer Iowa State Big 8 30 320 10.7 0 30 320 10.7 0
180 Rod Sherman* Southern California AAWU 42 445 10.6 3 79 303 3.8 3 121 748 6.2 6
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
181 Bruce Weinstein Yale Ivy 17 180 10.6 3 17 180 10.6 3
182 Paul Ewaldsen Florida SEC 41 427 10.4 3 41 427 10.4 3
183 Mickey Rosborough Pittsburgh Ind 30 311 10.4 0 2 9 4.5 32 320 10.0 0
184 Bob Hume North Carolina ACC 32 331 10.3 1 32 331 10.3 1
185 Jack Coons Florida SEC 24 245 10.2 2 24 245 10.2 2
186 Bill McGowan Virginia Military Institute Southern 23 235 10.2 2 23 235 10.2 2
187 Billy Masters Louisiana State SEC 24 241 10.0 2 23 87 3.8 0 47 328 7.0 2
188 Ralph Donofrio Maryland ACC 22 217 9.9 2 48 119 2.5 2 70 336 4.8 4
189 Fred Branch Tampa Ind 28 268 9.6 4 19 47 2.5 47 315 6.7 4
190 Ronnie Mankin West Texas A&M Ind 21 201 9.6 0 52 241 4.6 1 73 442 6.1 1
191 Charlie Carr North Carolina ACC 52 490 9.4 0 52 490 9.4 0
192 Lester Lehman Rice SWC 20 187 9.4 0 80 369 4.6 2 100 556 5.6 2
193 Nelson Gravatt East Carolina Southern 20 184 9.2 1 23 102 4.4 0 43 286 6.7 1
194 Cas Banaszek Northwestern Big Ten 31 272 8.8 2 1 -14 -14.0 0 32 258 8.1 2
195 Carl Woessner Army Ind 23 198 8.6 1 56 184 3.3 1 79 382 4.8 2
196 Jim Kiick Wyoming WAC 21 179 8.5 1 145 597 4.1 4 166 776 4.7 5
197 John Ginter Indiana Big Ten 21 172 8.2 1 60 197 3.3 81 369 4.6 1
198 Larry Zunich Richmond Southern 24 194 8.1 0 182 669 3.7 5 206 863 4.2 5
199 Larry Smith Florida SEC 23 183 8.0 3 162 742 4.6 9 185 925 5.0 12
200 Jim Mankins Florida State Ind 24 186 7.8 2 116 445 3.8 8 140 631 4.5 10
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
201 John DeMarco Marshall MAC 21 157 7.5 0 21 157 7.5 0
202 Gary McDermott Tulsa MVC 35 242 6.9 2 70 315 4.5 2 105 557 5.3 4
203 Mike Leinert Texas Tech SWC 24 165 6.9 0 102 495 4.9 126 660 5.2 0
204 Doug Cunningham* Mississippi SEC 23 149 6.5 0 151 713 4.7 5 174 862 5.0 5
205 Brad Hubbert Arizona WAC 20 105 5.3 3 115 501 4.4 1 135 606 4.5 4