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1971 Leaders

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Pat Sullivan (Auburn)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Bob Devaney (Nebraska)

AP Preseason #1: Notre Dame ▪ AP Final #1: Nebraska

Year Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Doug Shobert (Temple) 62.8
2. Jerry Tagge* (Nebraska) 59.7
3. Todd Starks (Tulsa) 59.3
4. Joe Ferguson (Arkansas) 59.0
5. Steve Regan (William & Mary) 58.2
6. Gary Danielson (Purdue) 57.8
7. Gary Keithley (Texas-El Paso) 56.4
8. Gary Huff (Florida State) 56.3
9. Pat Sullivan* (Auburn) 56.0
10. Jim Jones (Southern California) 55.3
11. Don Strock (Virginia Tech) 54.8
12. Don Bunce* (Stanford) 54.5
13. John Reaves (Florida) 54.2
14. Eddie McAshan (Georgia Tech) 53.4
15. Chuck Ealey (Toledo) 53.2
16. Brian Sipe (San Diego State) 53.1
17. Don Van Galder (Utah) 52.9
18. Al Neville (Maryland) 52.5
19. Dave Halverm (Pittsburgh) 52.2
20. Neil Graff (Wisconsin) 52.2

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jerry Tagge* (Nebraska) 9.1
2. Gary Danielson (Purdue) 8.2
3. Gary Mullins* (Houston) 8.1
4. Danny White (Arizona State) 7.8
5. Gary Huff (Florida State) 7.3
6. Harry Lynch (Citadel) 7.0
7. Joe Ferguson (Arkansas) 6.9
8. Steve Regan (William & Mary) 6.6
9. Chuck Ealey (Toledo) 6.5
10. Pat Sullivan* (Auburn) 6.5
11. Tony Adams (Utah State) 6.4
12. Doug Shobert (Temple) 6.4
13. Don Jackson (Columbia) 6.3
14. Don Bunce* (Stanford) 6.1
15. Don Strock (Virginia Tech) 5.5
16. Bill Demory (Arizona) 5.5
17. Bernie Galiffa (West Virginia) 5.5
18. Craig Curry (Minnesota) 5.3
19. Elroy Chong (Hawaii) 5.3
20. Gary Fox (Wyoming) 5.2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Jerry Tagge* (Nebraska) 149.2
2. Gary Danielson (Purdue) 147.6
3. Danny White (Arizona State) 142.1
4. Gary Mullins* (Houston) 140.2
5. Gary Huff (Florida State) 138.8
6. Doug Shobert (Temple) 135.1
7. Joe Ferguson (Arkansas) 131.9
8. Pat Sullivan* (Auburn) 127.8
9. Chuck Ealey (Toledo) 127.6
10. Steve Regan (William & Mary) 126.2
11. Harry Lynch (Citadel) 125.4
12. Don Jackson (Columbia) 123.8
13. Don Bunce* (Stanford) 120.7
14. Tony Adams (Utah State) 119.4
15. Don Strock (Virginia Tech) 116.0
16. Brian Sipe (San Diego State) 114.6
17. Gary Fox (Wyoming) 113.8
18. Don Van Galder (Utah) 111.1
19. Bill Demory (Arizona) 109.7
20. Jim Jones (Southern California) 109.1

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Tom Scott (Washington) 23.4
2. Don Clune (Pennsylvania) 22.3
3. Champ Reiley (Citadel) 22.0
4. Steve Holden (Arizona State) 22.0
5. Jim Krieg (Washington) 21.9
6. Miles Moore* (Stanford) 21.2
7. Barry Smith (Florida State) 21.1
8. Pat Orchin* (Houston) 21.1
9. Eric Dahl* (San Jose State) 20.9
10. Joe Sgroi (Richmond) 20.9
11. Darryl Stingley (Purdue) 20.4
12. Mike Stultz (North Carolina State) 20.0
13. Charlie McKee (Arizona) 19.9
14. Mike Siani (Villanova) 19.6
15. Brian Baima (Citadel) 19.5
16. Drew Pearson (Tulsa) 19.5
17. Tim Dameron (East Carolina) 19.5
18. Willie Jones (Iowa State) 19.5
19. Vince Stafford (Chattanooga) 19.2
20. Donnie Reel (Virginia Tech) 19.1