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1969 Passing Stats

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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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84 Players

Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Dennis Shaw San Diego State PCAA 199 335 59.4 3185 9.5 8.3 39 26 162.2 53 12 0.2 6
2 Dennis Dummit UCLA Pac-8 114 208 54.8 1963 9.4 8.7 15 10 148.3 95 29 0.3 6
3 Shawn McKinney Long Beach State PCAA 100 174 57.5 1503 8.6 7.3 6 8 132.2 90 112 1.2 4
4 Gary Mullins Houston Ind 83 166 50.0 1433 8.6 8.6 13 6 141.1 97 398 4.1 8
5 Terry McMillan Missouri Big 8 105 233 45.1 1963 8.4 7.5 18 13 130.2 87 194 2.2 7
6 Scott Hunter Alabama SEC 157 266 59.0 2188 8.2 7.5 9 8 133.3 35 -31 -0.9 3
7 Tom Blanchard Oregon Pac-8 106 184 57.6 1488 8.1 7.7 12 7 139.5 58 -73 -1.3 1
8 Jim Plunkett Stanford Pac-8 197 336 58.6 2673 8.0 7.1 20 15 136.2 53 113 2.1 1
9 Joe Theismann Notre Dame Ind 108 192 56.3 1531 8.0 5.6 13 16 128.9 116 378 3.3 6
10 Mike Phipps Purdue Big Ten 169 321 52.6 2527 7.9 6.8 23 18 131.2 97 218 2.2 8
11 Mickey Ackley Pacific PCAA 77 159 48.4 1246 7.8 5.4 5 11 110.8 110 293 2.7 5
12 Bill Montgomery Arkansas SWC 93 173 53.8 1333 7.7 6.9 9 7 127.6 92 66 0.7
13 Jack Mildren Oklahoma Big 8 79 172 45.9 1319 7.7 5.5 8 12 111.7 127 345 2.7 7
14 Chuck Ealey Toledo MAC 88 168 52.4 1281 7.6 7.1 11 7 129.7 122 267 2.2 2
15 Rex Kern Ohio State Big Ten 68 135 50.4 1002 7.4 5.4 9 10 119.9 109 583 5.3 9
16 John Reaves Florida SEC 222 396 56.1 2896 7.3 6.4 24 19 127.9 32 -44 -1.4 1
17 Joe Spagnola Arizona State WAC 92 205 44.9 1488 7.3 6.7 10 7 115.1 64 257 4.0 3
18 Ron Hudson Fresno State PCAA 104 201 51.7 1462 7.3 3.7 9 20 107.7 37 21 0.6 1
19 Charlie Richards Richmond Southern 175 356 49.2 2556 7.2 6.5 21 15 120.5 99 109 1.1 3
20 Bill Cappleman Florida State Ind 183 344 53.2 2467 7.2 5.6 14 18 116.4 73 -332 -4.5 0
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Ted Shoebridge Marshall MAC 104 226 46.0 1620 7.2 6.1 13 11 115.5 114 136 1.2 6
22 Scott MacBean Princeton Ivy 107 192 55.7 1383 7.2 6.5 9 7 124.4 73 161 2.2 4
23 Jerry Tagge* Nebraska Big 8 107 189 56.6 1355 7.2 5.6 3 8 113.6 83 189 2.3 4
24 Gordon Slade* Davidson Southern 220 359 61.3 2564 7.1 6.8 25 14 136.5 75 -10 -0.1 8
25 Tony Passander Citadel Southern 109 217 50.2 1542 7.1 6.0 13 11 119.6 157 157 1.0 9
26 Bobby Scott Tennessee SEC 92 191 48.2 1352 7.1 6.2 12 9 118.9 90 123 1.4 6
27 Mike Hillman Louisiana State SEC 93 167 55.7 1180 7.1 5.6 8 9 120.1 41 45 1.1 5
28 Larry Lawrence Iowa Big Ten 113 239 47.3 1680 7.0 5.8 10 11 110.9 108 406 3.8 5
29 Kelly Cochrane Miami (FL) Ind 121 243 49.8 1673 6.9 5.0 11 15 110.2 51 41 0.8
30 Frank Harris Boston College Ind 121 228 53.1 1562 6.9 6.0 19 13 126.7 35 -22 -0.6 0
31 Steve Ramsey North Texas MVC 195 414 47.1 2828 6.8 4.6 24 31 108.6 29 -191 -6.6 1
32 Tommy Suggs* South Carolina ACC 109 196 55.6 1342 6.8 5.0 7 11 113.7 74 77 1.0 1
33 Jim Bengala Miami (OH) MAC 101 187 54.0 1276 6.8 5.2 5 9 110.5 35 -30 -0.9 2
34 Lynn Dickey Kansas State Big 8 196 372 52.7 2476 6.7 5.1 14 19 110.8 52 -120 -2.3 2
35 Dave Holman Utah State Ind 110 226 48.7 1511 6.7 3.6 8 19 99.7 99 -33 -0.3 1
36 Marc Lyons Brigham Young WAC 87 193 45.1 1297 6.7 5.1 9 11 105.5 75 -83 -1.1 5
37 Maurie Daigneau Northwestern Big Ten 85 191 44.5 1276 6.7 3.6 7 16 96.0 42 -225 -5.4 0
38 Archie Manning Mississippi SEC 154 265 58.1 1762 6.6 5.8 9 9 118.4 124 502 4.0 14
39 Rich Policastro Rutgers Ind 149 258 57.8 1690 6.6 6.6 14 6 126.0 43 -119 -2.8 2
40 Pat Sullivan Auburn SEC 123 257 47.9 1686 6.6 5.0 16 16 111.1 56 205 3.7 7
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 Joe Massey Yale Ivy 99 195 50.8 1280 6.6 4.8 10 12 110.5 69 74 1.1 2
42 Steve Endicott Oregon State Pac-8 93 190 48.9 1251 6.6 3.6 10 17 103.7 59 -83 -1.4 0
43 Steve Goepel Colgate Ind 88 182 48.4 1196 6.6 4.6 7 11 104.2 109 -37 -0.3 5
44 Gary Baxter Air Force Ind 127 273 46.5 1783 6.5 5.0 13 15 106.1 98 109 1.1 6
45 Harry Gonso Indiana Big Ten 107 207 51.7 1336 6.5 4.3 11 15 108.9 154 237 1.5 3
46 Rusty Lachaussee Tulane Ind 90 199 45.2 1291 6.5 2.7 5 19 88.9 61 -20 -0.3 2
47 John Read Pacific PCAA 65 143 45.5 926 6.5 4.2 6 10 99.7 27 58 2.1 2
48 Chuck Hixson Southern Methodist SWC 217 362 59.9 2313 6.4 5.0 9 15 113.5 82 -111 -1.4 3
49 Tommy Kendrick Clemson ACC 107 227 47.1 1457 6.4 3.3 10 20 98.0 35 -122 -3.5 0
50 Tommy Pharr Mississippi State SEC 140 258 54.3 1603 6.2 4.8 11 13 110.4 51 4 0.1 1
51 Brian Linstrom Arizona WAC 119 258 46.1 1598 6.2 5.3 11 10 104.5 92 -14 -0.2 4
52 Steve Olson Idaho Ind 112 229 48.9 1421 6.2 4.2 9 14 101.8 35 -76 -2.2 5
53 Leo Hart Duke ACC 145 268 54.1 1642 6.1 5.0 5 9 105.0 109 -30 -0.3 7
54 Phil Hagen Minnesota Big Ten 109 208 52.4 1266 6.1 4.7 6 9 104.4 40 -6 -0.2 1
55 Chip Maxwell Colorado State WAC 109 205 53.2 1257 6.1 5.2 8 8 109.8 81 114 1.4 3
56 Don Moorhead* Michigan Big Ten 103 210 49.0 1261 6.0 5.0 5 7 100.7 170 625 3.7 7
57 Jimmye Laycock William & Mary Southern 65 150 43.3 907 6.0 4.1 6 9 95.3 54 -170 -3.1 1
58 Dave Penhall California Pac-8 76 145 52.4 874 6.0 4.4 2 6 99.3 40 -61 -1.5 3
59 Steve Judy Texas Christian SWC 144 283 50.9 1677 5.9 4.9 12 12 106.2 105 342 3.3
60 Vern Wireman Bowling Green State MAC 147 281 52.3 1666 5.9 5.1 15 12 111.2 74 22 0.3 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 Cleve Hightower Furman Southern 105 238 44.1 1404 5.9 3.1 9 19 90.2 41 68 1.7 3
62 Jim Jones* Southern California Pac-8 88 210 41.9 1230 5.9 5.0 13 10 102.0 92 30 0.3 3
63 Rick Donegan Southern Mississippi Ind 94 177 53.1 1039 5.9 2.2 6 17 94.4 28 -17 -0.6 1
64 Charles Napper Texas Tech SWC 65 153 42.5 901 5.9 3.3 5 11 88.4 61 27 0.4
65 Jack Wigmore Washington State Pac-8 65 149 43.6 876 5.9 4.6 4 6 93.8 52 30 0.6 4
66 Mick Murtha Buffalo Ind 66 139 47.5 817 5.9 4.3 5 7 98.7 62 91 1.5 3
67 Bob Cutburth Oklahoma State Big 8 111 275 40.4 1593 5.8 4.3 16 16 96.6 146 161 1.1 6
68 Mike Cavan Georgia SEC 71 162 43.8 946 5.8 3.6 7 11 93.6 77 53 0.7 1
69 Rick Arrington Tulsa MVC 141 288 49.0 1641 5.7 3.6 12 19 97.4 35 -155 -4.4 2
70 Rocky Self Texas A&M SWC 87 199 43.7 1136 5.7 2.7 6 16 85.5 127 324 2.6 3
71 Neil Graff Wisconsin Big Ten 93 191 48.7 1086 5.7 3.8 7 11 97.0 87 1 0.0 0
72 Bill Craigo Texas-El Paso WAC 111 285 38.9 1560 5.5 2.2 5 23 74.6 35 -1 0.0 5
73 Danny Fassio Virginia ACC 68 150 45.3 828 5.5 2.5 2 11 81.4 111 223 2.0 2
74 Randy Zur Syracuse Ind 73 148 49.3 816 5.5 2.6 1 10 84.4 112 195 1.7 4
75 Ed Synakowski Wyoming WAC 94 200 47.0 1053 5.3 3.3 5 11 88.5 67 46 0.7 2
76 Bernie Scruggs Kentucky SEC 89 183 48.6 969 5.3 2.9 3 11 86.5 116 31 0.3 2
77 Larry Russell Wake Forest ACC 70 153 45.8 794 5.2 0.9 1 15 71.9 187 471 2.5 4
78 Jim Friedl Pittsburgh Ind 128 263 48.7 1277 4.9 2.1 11 21 87.3 32 -13 -0.4 1
79 Obert Tisdale Iowa State Big 8 79 189 41.8 896 4.7 2.9 5 10 79.8 151 -50 -0.3 4
80 Ray Groth Utah WAC 56 151 37.1 714 4.7 2.9 4 8 75.0 102 432 4.2 4
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
81 Ivan Lippi San Jose State PCAA 105 301 34.9 1395 4.6 1.8 4 21 64.2 59 -277 -4.7 3
82 Gary Inman Louisville MVC 78 182 42.9 843 4.6 1.7 12 17 84.8 62 262 4.2 3
83 Steve Parker Northern Illinois Ind 85 181 47.0 827 4.6 3.4 5 7 86.7 124 281 2.3 5
84 Mike McNallen Navy Ind 120 304 39.5 1312 4.3 2.5 4 14 70.9 85 -195 -2.3 1