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1969 Leaders

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National Champion: Texas (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Steve Owens (Oklahoma)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Bo Schembechler (Michigan)

AP Preseason #1: Ohio State ▪ AP Final #1: Texas

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Pass Completions

1. John Reaves (FL) 222
2. Gordon Slade* (DAVID) 220
3. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 217
4. Dennis Shaw (SDGST) 199
5. Jim Plunkett (STAN) 197
6. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 196
7. Steve Ramsey (NTX) 195
8. Bill Cappleman (FLST) 183
9. Charlie Richards (RICH) 175
10. Mike Phipps (PUR) 169
11. Scott Hunter (AL) 157
12. Archie Manning (MS) 154
13. Rich Policastro (RUT) 149
14. Vern Wireman (BGSU) 147
15. Leo Hart (DUKE) 145
16. Steve Judy (TXX) 144
17. Rick Arrington (TLS) 141
18. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 140
19. Jim Friedl (PITT) 128
20. Gary Baxter (AF) 127

Pass Attempts

1. Steve Ramsey (NTX) 414
2. John Reaves (FL) 396
3. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 372
4. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 362
5. Gordon Slade* (DAVID) 359
6. Charlie Richards (RICH) 356
7. Bill Cappleman (FLST) 344
8. Jim Plunkett (STAN) 336
9. Dennis Shaw (SDGST) 335
10. Mike Phipps (PUR) 321
11. Mike McNallen (NAVY) 304
12. Ivan Lippi (SJST) 301
13. Rick Arrington (TLS) 288
14. Bill Craigo (TXEP) 285
15. Steve Judy (TXX) 283
16. Vern Wireman (BGSU) 281
17. Bob Cutburth (OKST) 275
18. Gary Baxter (AF) 273
19. Leo Hart (DUKE) 268
20. Scott Hunter (AL) 266

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Gordon Slade* (DAVID) 61.3
2. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 59.9
3. Dennis Shaw (SDGST) 59.4
4. Scott Hunter (AL) 59.0
5. Jim Plunkett (STAN) 58.6
6. Archie Manning (MS) 58.1
7. Rich Policastro (RUT) 57.8
8. Tom Blanchard (OR) 57.6
9. Shawn McKinney (LBS) 57.5
10. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 56.6
11. Joe Theismann (NDAME) 56.2
12. John Reaves (FL) 56.1
13. Scott MacBean (PRIN) 55.7
14. Mike Hillman (LAST) 55.7
15. Tommy Suggs* (SC) 55.6
16. Dennis Dummit (UCLA) 54.8
17. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 54.3
18. Leo Hart (DUKE) 54.1
19. Jim Bengala (MIAOH) 54.0
20. Bill Montgomery (AR) 53.8

Passing Yards

1. Dennis Shaw (SDGST) 3185
2. John Reaves (FL) 2896
3. Steve Ramsey (NTX) 2828
4. Jim Plunkett (STAN) 2673
5. Gordon Slade* (DAVID) 2564
6. Charlie Richards (RICH) 2556
7. Mike Phipps (PUR) 2527
8. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 2476
9. Bill Cappleman (FLST) 2467
10. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 2313
11. Scott Hunter (AL) 2188
12. Terry McMillan (MO) 1963
  Dennis Dummit (UCLA) 1963
14. Gary Baxter (AF) 1783
15. Archie Manning (MS) 1762
16. Rich Policastro (RUT) 1690
17. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 1686
18. Larry Lawrence (IA) 1680
19. Steve Judy (TXX) 1677
20. Kelly Cochrane (MIAFL) 1673

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Dennis Shaw (SDGST) 9.5
2. Dennis Dummit (UCLA) 9.4
3. Shawn McKinney (LBS) 8.6
4. Gary Mullins (HOU) 8.6
5. Terry McMillan (MO) 8.4
6. Scott Hunter (AL) 8.2
7. Tom Blanchard (OR) 8.1
8. Joe Theismann (NDAME) 8.0
9. Jim Plunkett (STAN) 8.0
10. Mike Phipps (PUR) 7.9
11. Mickey Ackley (PAC) 7.8
12. Bill Montgomery (AR) 7.7
13. Jack Mildren (OK) 7.7
14. Chuck Ealey (TOL) 7.6
15. Rex Kern (OHST) 7.4
16. John Reaves (FL) 7.3
17. Ron Hudson (FREST) 7.3
18. Joe Spagnola (AZST) 7.3
19. Scott MacBean (PRIN) 7.2
20. Charlie Richards (RICH) 7.2

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Dennis Dummit (UCLA) 8.7
2. Gary Mullins (HOU) 8.6
3. Dennis Shaw (SDGST) 8.3
4. Tom Blanchard (OR) 7.7
5. Scott Hunter (AL) 7.5
6. Terry McMillan (MO) 7.5
7. Shawn McKinney (LBS) 7.3
8. Jim Plunkett (STAN) 7.1
9. Chuck Ealey (TOL) 7.1
10. Bill Montgomery (AR) 6.9
11. Mike Phipps (PUR) 6.8
12. Gordon Slade* (DAVID) 6.8
13. Joe Spagnola (AZST) 6.7
14. Rich Policastro (RUT) 6.6
15. Scott MacBean (PRIN) 6.5
16. Charlie Richards (RICH) 6.5
17. John Reaves (FL) 6.4
18. Bobby Scott (TN) 6.2
19. Ted Shoebridge (MARSH) 6.1
20. Tony Passander (CIT) 6.0

Passing Touchdowns

1. Dennis Shaw (SDGST) 39
2. Gordon Slade* (DAVID) 25
3. John Reaves (FL) 24
  Steve Ramsey (NTX) 24
5. Mike Phipps (PUR) 23
6. Charlie Richards (RICH) 21
7. Jim Plunkett (STAN) 20
8. Frank Harris (BC) 19
9. Terry McMillan (MO) 18
10. Bob Cutburth (OKST) 16
  Pat Sullivan (AUB) 16
12. Dennis Dummit (UCLA) 15
  Vern Wireman (BGSU) 15
14. Rich Policastro (RUT) 14
  Bill Cappleman (FLST) 14
  Joe Belasco (NOVA) 14
  Lynn Dickey (KSST) 14
18. Gary Baxter (AF) 13
  Gary Mullins (HOU) 13
  Joe Theismann (NDAME) 13
  Tony Passander (CIT) 13
  Jim Jones* (SCA) 13
  Ted Shoebridge (MARSH) 13

Passing Interceptions

1. Steve Ramsey (NTX) 31
2. Dennis Shaw (SDGST) 26
3. Bill Craigo (TXEP) 23
4. Ivan Lippi (SJST) 21
  Jim Friedl (PITT) 21
6. Tommy Kendrick (CLEM) 20
  Ron Hudson (FREST) 20
8. John Reaves (FL) 19
  Cleve Hightower (FURM) 19
  Rick Arrington (TLS) 19
  Rusty Lachaussee (TLN) 19
  Lynn Dickey (KSST) 19
  Dave Holman (UTST) 19
14. Bill Cappleman (FLST) 18
  Mike Phipps (PUR) 18
16. Gary Inman (LOU) 17
  Steve Endicott (ORST) 17
  Rick Donegan (SMS) 17
19. Maurie Daigneau (NWEST) 16
  Joe Theismann (NDAME) 16
  Rocky Self (TXAM) 16
  Pat Sullivan (AUB) 16
  Bob Cutburth (OKST) 16

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Dennis Shaw (SDGST) 162.2
2. Dennis Dummit (UCLA) 148.3
3. Gary Mullins (HOU) 141.1
4. Tom Blanchard (OR) 139.5
5. Gordon Slade* (DAVID) 136.5
6. Jim Plunkett (STAN) 136.2
7. Scott Hunter (AL) 133.3
8. Shawn McKinney (LBS) 132.2
9. Mike Phipps (PUR) 131.2
10. Terry McMillan (MO) 130.2
11. Chuck Ealey (TOL) 129.7
12. Joe Theismann (NDAME) 128.9
13. John Reaves (FL) 127.9
14. Bill Montgomery (AR) 127.6
15. Frank Harris (BC) 126.7
16. Rich Policastro (RUT) 126.0
17. Scott MacBean (PRIN) 124.4
18. Charlie Richards (RICH) 120.5
19. Mike Hillman (LAST) 120.1
20. Rex Kern (OHST) 119.9

Rush Attempts

1. Steve Owens (OK) 358
2. Leon Burns (LBS) 350
3. Clarence Davis* (SCA) 297
4. Ed Marinaro (CORN) 277
5. Lee Bouggess (LOU) 267
6. Joe Moore (MO) 260
7. Po James (NMST) 257
8. Terry Smoot (VATECH) 246
9. John Isenbarger (IN) 233
10. Josh Ashton (TLS) 231
  Don Nottingham (KENT) 231
12. Gary Helman (VA) 229
13. Jim Otis (OHST) 225
14. Ray Yauger (CLEM) 223
  Dom Fischer (COLG) 223
  Warren Muir* (SC) 223
17. Bob Anderson (CO) 217
18. Alan Thompson (WI) 214
19. Art Malone (AZST) 212
20. Bill Burnett (AR) 209
  Kip Jackson (BYU) 209
  Don Highsmith (MIST) 209

Rushing Yards

1. Leon Burns (LBS) 1659
2. Steve Owens (OK) 1523
3. Ed Marinaro (CORN) 1409
4. Clarence Davis* (SCA) 1357
5. Joe Moore (MO) 1312
6. Jim Strong (HOU) 1293
7. John Isenbarger (IN) 1217
8. Po James (NMST) 1182
9. Bob Gresham* (WV) 1155
10. Don McCauley (NC) 1092
11. Duane Thomas (WTXAM) 1072
12. Lee Bouggess (LOU) 1064
13. Jim Otis (OHST) 1027
14. Don Nottingham (KENT) 990
15. Lynn Moore (ARMY) 983
16. Warren Muir* (SC) 969
17. Ray Yauger (CLEM) 968
18. Bob Anderson (CO) 967
19. Terry Smoot (VATECH) 940
20. Don Highsmith (MIST) 937

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Billy Walik (NOVA) 8.9
2. Jim Bertelsen (TX) 7.1
3. Bob Duncan (CIT) 6.9
4. Jim Strong (HOU) 6.8
5. Ed Williams* (WV) 6.7
6. Mickey Kerins (NOVA) 6.6
7. Dave Buchanan (AZST) 6.3
8. Mickey Cureton (UCLA) 6.3
9. Billy Taylor* (MI) 6.1
10. Paul Gowen (MEM) 6.1
11. John Short (DART) 6.1
12. Randy Jackson (WICHST) 6.0
13. Leon Mason (NCST) 6.0
14. Bill Gatti (LOU) 6.0
15. Tony Harris (TOL) 5.8
16. Roy Bell (OK) 5.8
17. Levi Mitchell (IA) 5.7
18. Bob Gresham* (WV) 5.6
19. Franco Harris (PAST) 5.6
20. Curt Watson (TN) 5.5

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Leon Burns (LBS) 26
2. Howie Williams (STAN) 25
3. Steve Owens (OK) 23
4. Mack Herron (KSST) 20
5. Bob Anderson (CO) 18
6. Jim Otis (OHST) 15
7. Archie Manning (MS) 14
  Ed Marinaro (CORN) 14
9. Dave Buchanan (AZST) 13
  Jim Bertelsen (TX) 13
11. Tommy Durrance (FL) 12
  Jim Braxton* (WV) 12
  Garvie Craw* (MI) 12
14. Terry Smoot (VATECH) 11
  Jim Strong (HOU) 11
  Stan Brown (PUR) 11
17. Duane Thomas (WTXAM) 10
  Franco Harris (PAST) 10
  Cleveland Dickerson (MIAOH) 10
  Charlie Pittman (PAST) 10
  Jeff Kinney* (NE) 10
  Charles Cole (TOL) 10
  Johnny Musso (AL) 10

Receptions

1. Jerry Hendren (ID) 95
2. Carlos Alvarez (FL) 88
3. Tim Delaney (SDGST) 85
4. Mike Kelly* (DAVID) 76
5. Barry Moore (NTX) 71
6. George Hannen* (DAVID) 67
7. Sammy Milner (MSST) 64
8. Elmo Wright (HOU) 63
9. Todd Snyder (OH) 62
10. Mike Mikolayunas* (DAVID) 57
  Fred Mathews (BGSU) 57
  Walker Gillette (RICH) 57
13. David Bailey (AL) 56
  Ronnie Shanklin (NTX) 56
15. Ed Puishes (TXEP) 55
16. Bobby Moore (OR) 54
  Floyd Franks (MS) 54
  Larry Carter (MARSH) 54
19. Mack Herron (KSST) 52
  Fred Zeigler* (SC) 52

Receiving Yards

1. Jerry Hendren (ID) 1452
2. Carlos Alvarez (FL) 1329
3. Elmo Wright (HOU) 1275
4. Tim Delaney (SDGST) 1259
5. Barry Moore (NTX) 1130
6. Walker Gillette (RICH) 1090
7. Mike Kelly* (DAVID) 965
8. Tom Reynolds (SDGST) 885
9. Ronnie Shanklin (NTX) 874
10. Todd Snyder (OH) 835
11. George Hannen* (DAVID) 823
12. Calvin Demery (AZST) 816
13. Bobby Moore (OR) 786
14. Bob Zimpfer (BGSU) 785
15. David Bailey (AL) 781
16. Billy Mikel (SMS) 774
17. David Smith (MSST) 756
18. Sammy Milner (MSST) 745
19. Tom Gatewood (NDAME) 743
20. Charlie Waters (CLEM) 738
  Kerry Reardon (IA) 738

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Mel Gray (MO) 27.1
2. Roland Merritt (MD) 26.3
3. Bob Milligan (YALE) 24.9
4. Frank Foreman (MIST) 24.4
5. Stan Brown (PUR) 22.7
6. Maxie LeBlanc (TLN) 22.1
7. Al Barnes (NMST) 21.8
8. Al Baker (TOL) 20.7
9. John Stewart (NM) 20.6
10. Bill Miller (BYU) 20.5
11. Elmo Wright (HOU) 20.2
12. Charlie Collins (KSST) 20.1
13. Randy Vataha (STAN) 19.7
14. Sam Dickerson* (SCA) 19.7
15. Dennis Blevins (MARSH) 19.6
16. Gwen Cooper (UCLA) 19.3
17. Bill Parks (LBS) 19.3
18. Walker Gillette (RICH) 19.1
19. Frank Blackwell (MEM) 19.1
20. Denny Jackson (CIN) 19.0

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Tom Reynolds (SDGST) 18
2. Tim Delaney (SDGST) 14
  Elmo Wright (HOU) 14
4. Jerry Hendren (ID) 12
  Carlos Alvarez (FL) 12
6. Walker Gillette (RICH) 11
  Ashley Bell (PUR) 11
  George Hannen* (DAVID) 11
9. Bobby Moore (OR) 10
  Ronnie Shanklin (NTX) 10
  Jade Butcher (IN) 10
12. Mel Gray (MO) 9
  Gwen Cooper (UCLA) 9
  Billy Mikel (SMS) 9
  Ernie Jennings (AF) 9
16. John Bonistalli (BC) 8
  Tom Gatewood (NDAME) 8
  Todd Snyder (OH) 8
19. Hermann Eben (OKST) 7
  Linzy Cole (TXX) 7
  Bob Zimpfer (BGSU) 7
  Mike Siani (NOVA) 7
  Mike White (FREST) 7
  Jim Butler (TLS) 7

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Steve Owens (OK) 362
2. Leon Burns (LBS) 360
3. Clarence Davis* (SCA) 300
4. Ed Marinaro (CORN) 283
5. Lee Bouggess (LOU) 272
6. Joe Moore (MO) 267
7. Po James (NMST) 265
8. Terry Smoot (VATECH) 264
9. Josh Ashton (TLS) 253
10. John Isenbarger (IN) 246
11. Ray Yauger (CLEM) 244
12. Gary Helman (VA) 238
13. Warren Muir* (SC) 236
14. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 235
15. Kip Jackson (BYU) 234
16. Don Nottingham (KENT) 233
17. Jim Otis (OHST) 230
18. Dom Fischer (COLG) 229
19. Alan Thompson (WI) 223
20. Bob Anderson (CO) 221
  Bob Gresham* (WV) 221

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Leon Burns (LBS) 1808
2. Steve Owens (OK) 1555
3. Ed Marinaro (CORN) 1461
4. Jerry Hendren (ID) 1452
5. Joe Moore (MO) 1389
6. Jim Strong (HOU) 1385
7. Clarence Davis* (SCA) 1377
8. John Isenbarger (IN) 1364
9. Don McCauley (NC) 1330
10. Carlos Alvarez (FL) 1329
11. Elmo Wright (HOU) 1303
12. Bob Gresham* (WV) 1302
13. Tim Delaney (SDGST) 1259
14. Po James (NMST) 1249
15. Mack Herron (KSST) 1220
16. Warren Muir* (SC) 1155
17. Barry Moore (NTX) 1130
18. Duane Thomas (WTXAM) 1111
19. Terry Smoot (VATECH) 1101
20. Ray Yauger (CLEM) 1098

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Howie Williams (STAN) 29
2. Leon Burns (LBS) 27
3. Steve Owens (OK) 23
4. Mack Herron (KSST) 21
5. Bob Anderson (CO) 19
6. Tommy Durrance (FL) 18
  Tom Reynolds (SDGST) 18
8. Stan Brown (PUR) 16
  Jim Otis (OHST) 16
10. Bobby Moore (OR) 15
11. Dave Buchanan (AZST) 14
  Archie Manning (MS) 14
  Ed Marinaro (CORN) 14
  Elmo Wright (HOU) 14
  Tim Delaney (SDGST) 14
16. Jim Bertelsen (TX) 13
  Garvie Craw* (MI) 13
  Jim Braxton* (WV) 13
  Johnny Musso (AL) 13
20. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 12
  Carlos Alvarez (FL) 12
  Jim Strong (HOU) 12
  Terry Smoot (VATECH) 12
  Ellis Moore (PRIN) 12
  Jerry Hendren (ID) 12

Total Plays

1. Charlie Richards (RICH) 455
2. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 444
3. Steve Ramsey (NTX) 443
4. Gordon Slade* (DAVID) 434
5. John Reaves (FL) 428
6. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 424
7. Bob Cutburth (OKST) 421
8. Mike Phipps (PUR) 418
9. Bill Cappleman (FLST) 417
10. Archie Manning (MS) 389
  Mike McNallen (NAVY) 389
  Jim Plunkett (STAN) 389
13. Dennis Shaw (SDGST) 388
  Steve Judy (TXX) 388
15. Don Moorhead* (MI) 380
16. Leo Hart (DUKE) 377
17. Tony Passander (CIT) 374
18. Gary Baxter (AF) 371
19. Harry Gonso (IN) 361
  Steve Owens (OK) 361

Total Yards

1. Dennis Shaw (SDGST) 3197
2. John Reaves (FL) 2852
3. Jim Plunkett (STAN) 2786
4. Mike Phipps (PUR) 2745
5. Charlie Richards (RICH) 2665
6. Steve Ramsey (NTX) 2637
7. Gordon Slade* (DAVID) 2554
8. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 2356
9. Archie Manning (MS) 2264
10. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 2202
11. Scott Hunter (AL) 2157
  Terry McMillan (MO) 2157
13. Bill Cappleman (FLST) 2135
14. Larry Lawrence (IA) 2086
15. Steve Judy (TXX) 2019
16. Dennis Dummit (UCLA) 1992
17. Joe Theismann (NDAME) 1909
18. Gary Baxter (AF) 1892
19. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 1891
20. Don Moorhead* (MI) 1886

Total Yards Per Play

1. Dennis Shaw (SDGST) 8.2

Total Touchdowns

1. Dennis Shaw (SDGST) 45
2. Gordon Slade* (DAVID) 33
3. Mike Phipps (PUR) 31
4. Leon Burns (LBS) 26
5. Howie Williams (STAN) 25
  Terry McMillan (MO) 25
  John Reaves (FL) 25
  Steve Ramsey (NTX) 25
9. Charlie Richards (RICH) 24
10. Archie Manning (MS) 23
  Pat Sullivan (AUB) 23
  Steve Owens (OK) 23
13. Bob Cutburth (OKST) 22
  Tony Passander (CIT) 22
15. Jim Plunkett (STAN) 21
  Dennis Dummit (UCLA) 21
  Gary Mullins (HOU) 21
18. Mack Herron (KSST) 20
19. Frank Harris (BC) 19
  Gary Baxter (AF) 19
  Joe Theismann (NDAME) 19
  Ted Shoebridge (MARSH) 19