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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 Completions
1. Brian Sipe (SDGST) 196
2. Don Strock (VATECH) 195
3. John Reaves (FL) 193
4. Don Bunce* (STAN) 186
5. Gary Huff (FLST) 184
6. Pat Sullivan* (AUB) 182
7. Gary Fox (WY) 171
8. Joe Ferguson (AR) 160
9. Mickey Brokas (CHAT) 159
10. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 157
11. Todd Starks (TLS) 156
12. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 154
  Carlos Brown (PAC) 154
14. Joe Pisarcik (NMST) 152
15. Tony Adams (UTST) 144
16. Dean Carlson (IAST) 141
17. Sonny Sixkiller (WA) 126
  Chuck Ealey (TOL) 126
19. Eddie McAshan (GATECH) 125
  Maurie Daigneau (NWEST) 125
Pass Attempts
1. Brian Sipe (SDGST) 369
2. John Reaves (FL) 356
  Don Strock (VATECH) 356
4. Don Bunce* (STAN) 341
  Mickey Brokas (CHAT) 341
6. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 333
  Joe Pisarcik (NMST) 333
8. Gary Fox (WY) 328
9. Gary Huff (FLST) 327
10. Pat Sullivan* (AUB) 325
11. Carlos Brown (PAC) 320
12. Sonny Sixkiller (WA) 297
13. Vern Beitzel (VAMI) 294
14. Dean Carlson (IAST) 285
15. Tony Adams (UTST) 284
16. Joe Ferguson (AR) 271
17. Craig Curry (MN) 266
18. Maurie Daigneau (NWEST) 264
19. Todd Starks (TLS) 263
20. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 258
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Doug Shobert (TEMP) 62.8
2. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 59.7
3. Todd Starks (TLS) 59.3
4. Joe Ferguson (AR) 59.0
5. Steve Regan (WMMARY) 58.2
6. Gary Danielson (PUR) 57.8
7. Gary Keithley (TXEP) 56.4
8. Gary Huff (FLST) 56.3
9. Pat Sullivan* (AUB) 56.0
10. Jim Jones (SCA) 55.3
11. Don Strock (VATECH) 54.8
12. Don Bunce* (STAN) 54.5
13. John Reaves (FL) 54.2
14. Eddie McAshan (GATECH) 53.4
15. Chuck Ealey (TOL) 53.2
16. Brian Sipe (SDGST) 53.1
17. Don Van Galder (UT) 52.9
18. Al Neville (MD) 52.5
19. Dave Halverm (PITT) 52.2
20. Neil Graff (WI) 52.2
Passing Yards
1. Gary Huff (FLST) 2736
2. Don Strock (VATECH) 2577
3. Don Bunce* (STAN) 2555
4. Brian Sipe (SDGST) 2532
5. Gary Fox (WY) 2336
6. Pat Sullivan* (AUB) 2262
7. Joe Ferguson (AR) 2203
8. Mickey Brokas (CHAT) 2195
9. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 2178
10. John Reaves (FL) 2104
11. Sonny Sixkiller (WA) 2068
12. Tony Adams (UTST) 2035
13. Joe Pisarcik (NMST) 1983
14. Dean Carlson (IAST) 1867
15. Chuck Ealey (TOL) 1821
16. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 1780
17. Maurie Daigneau (NWEST) 1733
18. Craig Curry (MN) 1691
19. Todd Starks (TLS) 1687
20. Gary Mullins* (HOU) 1616
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Gary Danielson (PUR) 9.5
2. Gary Mullins* (HOU) 8.8
3. Harry Lynch (CIT) 8.5
4. Danny White (AZST) 8.4
5. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 8.4
6. Gary Huff (FLST) 8.4
7. Joe Ferguson (AR) 8.1
8. Doug Shobert (TEMP) 7.9
9. Chuck Ealey (TOL) 7.7
10. Gary Shue (PA) 7.5
11. Steve Regan (WMMARY) 7.5
12. Don Bunce* (STAN) 7.5
13. Don Jackson (COLMB) 7.3
14. Don Strock (VATECH) 7.2
15. Tony Adams (UTST) 7.2
16. Gary Fox (WY) 7.1
17. Neil Graff (WI) 7.0
18. Sonny Sixkiller (WA) 7.0
19. Pat Sullivan* (AUB) 7.0
20. Bill Demory (AZ) 7.0
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 9.1
2. Gary Danielson (PUR) 8.2
3. Gary Mullins* (HOU) 8.1
4. Danny White (AZST) 7.8
5. Gary Huff (FLST) 7.3
6. Harry Lynch (CIT) 7.0
7. Joe Ferguson (AR) 6.9
8. Steve Regan (WMMARY) 6.6
9. Chuck Ealey (TOL) 6.5
10. Pat Sullivan* (AUB) 6.5
11. Tony Adams (UTST) 6.4
12. Doug Shobert (TEMP) 6.4
13. Don Jackson (COLMB) 6.3
14. Don Bunce* (STAN) 6.1
15. Don Strock (VATECH) 5.5
16. Bill Demory (AZ) 5.5
17. Bernie Galiffa (WV) 5.5
18. Craig Curry (MN) 5.3
19. Elroy Chong (HI) 5.3
20. Gary Fox (WY) 5.2
Passing Touchdowns
1. Gary Huff (FLST) 23
2. Pat Sullivan* (AUB) 21
3. Mickey Brokas (CHAT) 19
4. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 17
  John Reaves (FL) 17
  Brian Sipe (SDGST) 17
7. Danny White (AZST) 15
  Chuck Ealey (TOL) 15
9. Tony Adams (UTST) 14
  Gary Mullins* (HOU) 14
  Gary Fox (WY) 14
  Dean Carlson (IAST) 14
13. Sonny Sixkiller (WA) 13
  Don Bunce* (STAN) 13
15. Don Jackson (COLMB) 12
  Joe Pisarcik (NMST) 12
  Don Strock (VATECH) 12
18. Joe Ferguson (AR) 11
  Daryl Woodring (NOVA) 11
  Paul Lyons (LAST) 11
  Dave Halverm (PITT) 11
  Harry Lynch (CIT) 11
Passing Interceptions
1. Maurie Daigneau (NWEST) 25
2. Carlos Brown (PAC) 22
  Bruce Cole (ID) 22
4. Mickey Brokas (CHAT) 21
  Joe Pisarcik (NMST) 21
  Brian Sipe (SDGST) 21
  John Reaves (FL) 21
8. Gary Fox (WY) 20
  Steve Endicott (ORST) 20
10. Don Strock (VATECH) 19
  Tom Owen (WICHST) 19
  Vern Beitzel (VAMI) 19
  Dean Carlson (IAST) 19
  Ty Paine (WAST) 19
  Todd Starks (TLS) 19
  Rick Shaw (NTX) 19
17. Scotty Shipp (DAVID) 18
  Sonny Sixkiller (WA) 18
  Ed Holwig (WTXAM) 18
  Gary Huff (FLST) 18
  Bruce Gadd (RICE) 18
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 149.2
2. Gary Danielson (PUR) 147.6
3. Danny White (AZST) 142.1
4. Gary Mullins* (HOU) 140.2
5. Gary Huff (FLST) 138.8
6. Doug Shobert (TEMP) 135.1
7. Joe Ferguson (AR) 131.9
8. Pat Sullivan* (AUB) 127.8
9. Chuck Ealey (TOL) 127.6
10. Steve Regan (WMMARY) 126.2
11. Harry Lynch (CIT) 125.4
12. Don Jackson (COLMB) 123.8
13. Don Bunce* (STAN) 120.7
14. Tony Adams (UTST) 119.4
15. Don Strock (VATECH) 116.0
16. Brian Sipe (SDGST) 114.6
17. Gary Fox (WY) 113.8
18. Don Van Galder (UT) 111.1
19. Bill Demory (AZ) 109.7
20. Jim Jones (SCA) 109.1
Rush Attempts
1. Ed Marinaro (CORN) 356
2. George Amundson (IAST) 287
3. Al Robinson (NWEST) 277
  Robert Newhouse* (HOU) 277
5. Paul Miles (BGSU) 274
6. Bob Hitchens (MIAOH) 271
7. Terry Metcalf (LBS) 267
8. Lawrence McCutcheon (COST) 261
9. Eric Allen (MIST) 259
10. Larry Russell (WAKE) 256
11. Lydell Mitchell (PAST) 254
12. Howard Stevens (LOU) 250
13. Rufus Ferguson (WI) 249
  Larry Hopkins (WAKE) 249
  Bobby Moore (OR) 249
  Billy Taylor (MI) 249
17. Stahle Vincent (RICE) 243
18. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 242
19. Mitchell True (PAC) 241
20. Gary Kosins (DAYT) 237
Rushing Yards
1. Ed Marinaro (CORN) 1881
2. Greg Pruitt* (OK) 1760
3. Robert Newhouse* (HOU) 1757
4. Terry Metcalf (LBS) 1673
5. Lydell Mitchell (PAST) 1567
6. Eric Allen (MIST) 1494
7. Howard Stevens (LOU) 1429
8. Charlie Davis (CO) 1386
9. George Amundson (IAST) 1316
10. Billy Taylor (MI) 1297
11. Jack Mildren* (OK) 1289
12. Jon Hall (CIT) 1230
13. Larry Hopkins (WAKE) 1228
14. Rufus Ferguson (WI) 1222
15. Bobby Moore (OR) 1211
16. Woody Green (AZST) 1209
17. Bernard Jackson (WAST) 1189
18. Paul Miles (BGSU) 1185
19. Bob Hitchens (MIAOH) 1157
20. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 1136
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Greg Pruitt* (OK) 9.0
2. Benny Malone (AZST) 8.2
3. Jon Hall (CIT) 7.3
4. Roy Bell* (OK) 7.2
5. Bernard Jackson (WAST) 6.7
6. Ken Garrett (WAKE) 6.7
7. Fred Solomon (TAM) 6.6
8. Dickey Morton (AR) 6.5
9. Steve Stratton (BYU) 6.5
10. Fred Henry (NM) 6.4
11. Joe LaBue (AL) 6.4
12. Robert Newhouse* (HOU) 6.3
13. Charlie Davis (CO) 6.3
14. Bob Carson (CIT) 6.3
15. Terry Metcalf (LBS) 6.3
16. Lydell Mitchell (PAST) 6.2
17. Kerry Marbury (WV) 6.1
18. John Heim (NOVA) 6.1
19. Lewis Jolley (NC) 6.1
20. Ken Grandberry (WAST) 6.1
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Terry Metcalf (LBS) 28
2. Lydell Mitchell (PAST) 26
3. Ed Marinaro (CORN) 24
4. Jack Mildren* (OK) 20
5. Eric Allen (MIST) 18
  Greg Pruitt* (OK) 18
  Joe Schwartz (TOL) 18
8. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 17
9. Johnny Musso (AL) 16
10. Larry Russell (WAKE) 15
  George Amundson (IAST) 15
  Larry Sherrer (HI) 15
13. Donnie Wigginton (TX) 14
  Bill Butler (KSST) 14
15. Rufus Ferguson (WI) 13
  Billy Taylor (MI) 13
  Rocky Long (NM) 13
  Larry Cates (WMI) 13
  Andy Johnson (GA) 13
  Bob Hitchens (MIAOH) 13
Receptions
1. Tom Reynolds (SDGST) 67
2. Brian Baima (CIT) 63
3. Rhett Dawson (FLST) 62
4. Terry Beasley* (AUB) 61
5. Bob Wicks (UTST) 58
  Rocky Turner (CHAT) 58
7. Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 57
  Don Fair (TOL) 57
9. Mike Reppond (AR) 56
10. Jim Butler (TLS) 50
  Willie Hatter (NIL) 50
12. Bill Davis (VA) 49
  Mike Siani (NOVA) 49
14. Geoff DeLapp (CA) 48
  Barry Pearson (NWEST) 48
  David Knight (WMMARY) 48
17. Jim Mitchell (SC) 47
  Chuck Davidian (LBS) 47
  Dick Schmalz* (AUB) 47
20. Leland Glass (OR) 46
  Mike Burnop (VATECH) 46
Receiving Yards
1. Brian Baima (CIT) 1230
2. Tom Reynolds (SDGST) 1070
3. Mike Reppond (AR) 986
4. Rocky Turner (CHAT) 984
5. Terry Beasley* (AUB) 963
6. Mike Siani (NOVA) 960
7. Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 956
8. Don Clune (PA) 891
9. Miles Moore* (STAN) 868
10. Bob Wicks (UTST) 862
11. Charlie McKee (AZ) 854
  Andy Hamilton (LAST) 854
13. David Knight (WMMARY) 845
14. Tom Scott (WA) 820
15. Rhett Dawson (FLST) 817
16. Scott Freeman (WY) 803
17. Chuck Davidian (LBS) 793
18. Don Fair (TOL) 773
19. Darryl Stingley (PUR) 734
20. Riley Odoms* (HOU) 730
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Tom Scott (WA) 23.4
2. Don Clune (PA) 22.3
3. Champ Reiley (CIT) 22.0
4. Steve Holden (AZST) 22.0
5. Jim Krieg (WA) 21.9
6. Miles Moore* (STAN) 21.2
7. Barry Smith (FLST) 21.1
8. Pat Orchin* (HOU) 21.1
9. Eric Dahl* (SJST) 20.9
10. Joe Sgroi (RICH) 20.9
11. Darryl Stingley (PUR) 20.4
12. Mike Stultz (NCST) 20.0
13. Charlie McKee (AZ) 19.9
14. Mike Siani (NOVA) 19.6
15. Brian Baima (CIT) 19.5
16. Drew Pearson (TLS) 19.5
17. Tim Dameron (ECAR) 19.5
18. Willie Jones (IAST) 19.5
19. Vince Stafford (CHAT) 19.2
20. Donnie Reel (VATECH) 19.1
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Mike Siani (NOVA) 14
2. Brian Baima (CIT) 13
3. Terry Beasley* (AUB) 12
4. Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 11
5. Steve Holden (AZST) 9
  Andy Hamilton (LAST) 9
  Vince Stafford (CHAT) 9
8. Riley Odoms* (HOU) 8
  Eric Dahl* (SJST) 8
  Chuck Davidian (LBS) 8
  Dan Bungori (MD) 8
12. Dick Schmalz* (AUB) 7
  Rhett Dawson (FLST) 7
  Keith Krepfle (IAST) 7
  Kent Gaydos (FLST) 7
  Tom Reynolds (SDGST) 7
  Jerry Gadlin (WY) 7
18. Tommy Durrance (FL) 6
  Don Fair (TOL) 6
  Charles Young (SCA) 6
  Riley Myers* (MS) 6
  Barry Smith (FLST) 6
  Leland Glass (OR) 6
  Tom Scott (WA) 6
  Miles Moore* (STAN) 6
  Joe Petty (AZST) 6
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Ed Marinaro (CORN) 362
2. George Amundson (IAST) 309
3. Al Robinson (NWEST) 285
4. Terry Metcalf (LBS) 282
5. Bobby Moore (OR) 281
6. Robert Newhouse* (HOU) 280
  Paul Miles (BGSU) 280
  Lawrence McCutcheon (COST) 280
9. Eric Allen (MIST) 277
10. Bob Hitchens (MIAOH) 273
11. Howard Stevens (LOU) 272
12. Lydell Mitchell (PAST) 270
13. Mitchell True (PAC) 267
14. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 265
15. Stahle Vincent (RICE) 260
16. Larry Russell (WAKE) 257
17. Rufus Ferguson (WI) 256
18. Larry Hopkins (WAKE) 251
19. Billy Taylor (MI) 250
20. Willie Burden (NCST) 249
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Ed Marinaro (CORN) 1932
2. Greg Pruitt* (OK) 1868
3. Terry Metcalf (LBS) 1803
4. Robert Newhouse* (HOU) 1792
5. Eric Allen (MIST) 1769
6. Lydell Mitchell (PAST) 1721
7. Howard Stevens (LOU) 1597
8. Bobby Moore (OR) 1535
9. George Amundson (IAST) 1490
10. Charlie Davis (CO) 1465
11. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 1388
12. Bernard Jackson (WAST) 1374
13. Joe Schwartz (TOL) 1368
14. Lawrence McCutcheon (COST) 1309
15. Woody Green (AZST) 1303
16. Billy Taylor (MI) 1299
17. Jack Mildren* (OK) 1289
18. Rufus Ferguson (WI) 1285
19. Alvin Maxson (SMETH) 1236
20. Brian Baima (CIT) 1230
  Jon Hall (CIT) 1230
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Terry Metcalf (LBS) 29
  Lydell Mitchell (PAST) 29
3. Ed Marinaro (CORN) 24
4. Jack Mildren* (OK) 20
  Joe Schwartz (TOL) 20
6. Greg Pruitt* (OK) 18
  Eric Allen (MIST) 18
8. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 17
9. Johnny Musso (AL) 16
  Larry Sherrer (HI) 16
  Bill Butler (KSST) 16
12. George Amundson (IAST) 15
  Mike Siani (NOVA) 15
  Larry Russell (WAKE) 15
15. Donnie Wigginton (TX) 14
16. Larry Cates (WMI) 13
  Rocky Long (NM) 13
  Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 13
  Billy Taylor (MI) 13
  Bob Hitchens (MIAOH) 13
  Howard Stevens (LOU) 13
  Andy Johnson (GA) 13
  Gary Kosins (DAYT) 13
  Brian Baima (CIT) 13
  Rufus Ferguson (WI) 13
Total Plays
1. Don Bunce* (STAN) 471
2. Mickey Brokas (CHAT) 438
3. Brian Sipe (SDGST) 422
4. Don Strock (VATECH) 413
5. John Reaves (FL) 397
6. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 393
7. Carlos Brown (PAC) 388
8. Gary Huff (FLST) 386
9. Craig Curry (MN) 385
10. Tony Adams (UTST) 381
11. Dean Carlson (IAST) 378
12. Joe Pisarcik (NMST) 377
13. Pat Sullivan* (AUB) 375
14. Dave Juenger (OH) 374
  Chuck Ealey (TOL) 374
16. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 370
17. Gary Fox (WY) 369
18. Vern Beitzel (VAMI) 364
19. Gary Hammond (SMETH) 358
20. Ed Marinaro (CORN) 356
Total Yards
1. Don Bunce* (STAN) 2805
2. Gary Huff (FLST) 2653
3. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 2508
4. Don Strock (VATECH) 2404
5. Pat Sullivan* (AUB) 2328
  Brian Sipe (SDGST) 2328
7. Chuck Ealey (TOL) 2244
8. Joe Ferguson (AR) 2242
9. Tony Adams (UTST) 2195
10. Jack Mildren* (OK) 2178
11. Gary Fox (WY) 2175
12. Mickey Brokas (CHAT) 2113
13. Harry Lynch (CIT) 2092
14. Craig Curry (MN) 2071
15. Joe Pisarcik (NMST) 2024
16. John Reaves (FL) 2000
17. Sonny Sixkiller (WA) 1966
18. Dean Carlson (IAST) 1893
19. Ed Marinaro (CORN) 1881
20. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 1833
Total Touchdowns
1. Jack Mildren* (OK) 30
2. Terry Metcalf (LBS) 28
3. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 26
  Lydell Mitchell (PAST) 26
5. Gary Huff (FLST) 24
  Ed Marinaro (CORN) 24
7. Pat Sullivan* (AUB) 23
8. Gary Mullins* (HOU) 21
  Harry Lynch (CIT) 21
  Chuck Ealey (TOL) 21
  Dean Carlson (IAST) 21
  Mickey Brokas (CHAT) 21
13. Dave Juenger (OH) 19
14. John Reaves (FL) 18
  Greg Pruitt* (OK) 18
  Joe Schwartz (TOL) 18
  Eric Allen (MIST) 18
18. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 17
  Danny White (AZST) 17
  Larry Russell (WAKE) 17
  Brian Sipe (SDGST) 17
  Tony Adams (UTST) 17
  Craig Curry (MN) 17
  Rocky Long (NM) 17
  Paul Lyons (LAST) 17
  Sonny Sixkiller (WA) 17
  Tom Parr (COLG) 17
  Joe Ferguson (AR) 17