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1971 Passing Stats

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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

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75 Players

Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Gary Danielson Purdue Big Ten 89 154 57.8 1467 9.5 8.2 10 9 147.6 55 27 0.5 2
2 Gary Mullins* Houston Ind 94 184 51.1 1616 8.8 8.1 14 9 140.2 87 148 1.7 7
3 Harry Lynch Citadel Southern 81 177 45.8 1507 8.5 7.0 11 11 125.4 146 585 4.0 10
4 Gary Huff Florida State Ind 184 327 56.3 2736 8.4 7.3 23 18 138.8 59 -83 -1.4 1
5 Jerry Tagge* Nebraska Big 8 154 258 59.7 2178 8.4 9.1 17 4 149.2 112 330 2.9 9
6 Danny White Arizona State WAC 86 165 52.1 1393 8.4 7.8 15 9 142.1 39 46 1.2 2
7 Joe Ferguson Arkansas SWC 160 271 59.0 2203 8.1 6.9 11 12 131.9 63 39 0.6 6
8 Doug Shobert Temple Ind 120 191 62.8 1513 7.9 6.4 10 11 135.1 25 -117 -4.7 0
9 Chuck Ealey Toledo MAC 126 237 53.2 1821 7.7 6.5 15 13 127.6 137 423 3.1 6
10 Don Bunce* Stanford Pac-8 186 341 54.5 2555 7.5 6.1 13 16 120.7 130 250 1.9 3
11 Steve Regan William & Mary Southern 107 184 58.2 1383 7.5 6.6 7 7 126.2 112 262 2.3 5
12 Gary Shue Pennsylvania Ivy 65 135 48.1 1016 7.5 4.3 5 12 105.8 58 -40 -0.7 1
13 Don Jackson Columbia Ivy 77 158 48.7 1155 7.3 6.3 12 9 123.8 60 -5 -0.1 0
14 Don Strock Virginia Tech Ind 195 356 54.8 2577 7.2 5.5 12 19 116.0 57 -173 -3.0 2
15 Tony Adams Utah State Ind 144 284 50.7 2035 7.2 6.4 14 11 119.4 97 160 1.6 3
16 Gary Fox Wyoming WAC 171 328 52.1 2336 7.1 5.2 14 20 113.8 41 -161 -3.9 0
17 Pat Sullivan* Auburn SEC 182 325 56.0 2262 7.0 6.5 21 13 127.8 50 66 1.3 2
18 Sonny Sixkiller Washington Pac-8 126 297 42.4 2068 7.0 5.1 13 18 103.2 41 -102 -2.5 4
19 Bill Demory Arizona WAC 91 199 45.7 1384 7.0 5.5 10 11 109.7 82 30 0.4 3
20 Neil Graff Wisconsin Big Ten 97 186 52.2 1300 7.0 4.6 5 12 106.8 77 186 2.4 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Brian Sipe San Diego State PCAA 196 369 53.1 2532 6.9 5.2 17 21 114.6 53 -204 -3.8 0
22 Ken Johnson Colorado Big 8 64 163 39.3 1126 6.9 4.6 8 12 98.8 142 349 2.5 4
23 Daryl Woodring Villanova Ind 84 186 45.2 1237 6.7 4.2 11 15 104.4 47 -99 -2.1 2
24 Elroy Chong Hawaii Ind 71 156 45.5 1041 6.7 5.3 7 8 106.1 37 -10 -0.3 0
25 Dean Carlson Iowa State Big 8 141 285 49.5 1867 6.6 4.5 14 19 107.4 93 26 0.3 7
26 Maurie Daigneau Northwestern Big Ten 125 264 47.3 1733 6.6 2.8 6 25 91.1 45 -55 -1.2 4
27 Steve Endicott Oregon State Pac-8 105 203 51.7 1334 6.6 3.0 9 20 101.9 69 154 2.2 2
28 Bernie Galiffa West Virginia Ind 121 238 50.8 1543 6.5 5.5 8 9 108.8 69 86 1.2 5
29 Rich Haynie Air Force Ind 86 204 42.2 1335 6.5 4.0 8 15 95.4 67 97 1.4 3
30 Reid Lamport Bowling Green State MAC 71 154 46.1 1006 6.5 3.9 7 12 100.4 48 -28 -0.6 2
31 Mickey Brokas Chattanooga Ind 159 341 46.6 2195 6.4 4.8 19 21 106.8 97 -82 -0.8 2
32 Craig Curry Minnesota Big Ten 118 266 44.4 1691 6.4 5.3 9 10 101.4 119 380 3.2 8
33 Todd Starks Tulsa MVC 156 263 59.3 1687 6.4 3.8 8 19 108.8 42 -180 -4.3 0
34 Dan Fouts Oregon Pac-8 123 247 49.8 1564 6.3 5.1 9 11 106.1 29 -6 -0.2 0
35 Gary Keithley Texas-El Paso WAC 123 218 56.4 1375 6.3 4.0 6 14 105.6 92 -73 -0.8 6
36 Al Neville Maryland ACC 107 204 52.5 1275 6.3 4.4 10 13 108.4 82 -10 -0.1 4
37 Ray Rippman Boston College Ind 88 192 45.8 1214 6.3 4.6 8 11 101.2 92 142 1.5 3
38 Ron Krechting Dayton Ind 82 172 47.7 1085 6.3 2.8 4 15 90.9 92 257 2.8 4
39 Jim Jones Southern California Pac-8 89 161 55.3 995 6.2 4.3 7 10 109.1 87 267 3.1 4
40 Don Van Galder Utah WAC 82 155 52.9 965 6.2 5.1 7 7 111.1 82 6 0.1 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 Mike Walker Tulane Ind 64 162 39.5 995 6.1 2.6 5 15 82.8 82 44 0.5 1
42 Joe Pisarcik New Mexico State Ind 152 333 45.6 1983 6.0 3.8 12 21 94.9 44 41 0.9 2
43 Fred Stuvek Navy Ind 92 186 49.5 1125 6.0 3.3 6 14 95.9 63 -176 -2.8 3
44 Buddy Carter Tampa Ind 62 164 37.8 991 6.0 3.7 10 13 92.8 52 176 3.4 1
45 Hal Chealander Mississippi State SEC 66 155 42.6 937 6.0 2.5 2 13 80.8 54 -96 -1.8 0
46 John Reaves Florida SEC 193 356 54.2 2104 5.9 4.2 17 21 107.8 41 -104 -2.5 1
47 Bruce Gadd Rice SWC 87 180 48.3 1061 5.9 2.1 6 18 88.8 44 -124 -2.8 0
48 Dave Halverm Pittsburgh Ind 108 207 52.2 1197 5.8 4.7 11 10 108.6 51 13 0.3 1
49 Leo Gasienica Rutgers Ind 98 197 49.7 1148 5.8 3.8 9 13 100.6 54 -52 -1.0 3
50 Glenn Morris South Carolina ACC 104 229 45.4 1313 5.7 3.2 3 14 85.7 44 -144 -3.3 1
51 Ted McNulty Indiana Big Ten 95 201 47.3 1140 5.7 4.0 6 10 94.8 85 1 0.0 2
52 Dave Juenger Ohio MAC 79 163 48.5 922 5.7 5.0 8 6 104.8 211 578 2.7 11
53 Ty Paine Washington State Pac-8 91 217 41.9 1206 5.6 2.1 5 19 78.7 130 482 3.7 6
54 Mike Wells Illinois Big Ten 84 179 46.9 1007 5.6 4.1 7 9 97.0 79 214 2.7 1
55 John Hornibrook Miami (FL) Ind 73 179 40.8 1006 5.6 3.3 2 10 80.5 123 79 0.6 4
56 Frank Sunderman Iowa Big Ten 109 235 46.4 1297 5.5 4.0 9 12 95.2 82 -192 -2.3 0
57 Rick Donegan Southern Mississippi Ind 99 204 48.5 1121 5.5 3.6 1 9 87.5 49 -1 0.0 1
58 John Casazza East Carolina Southern 72 182 39.6 1004 5.5 2.4 5 15 78.5 53 56 1.1 0
59 Terry Drugan Northern Illinois Ind 77 174 44.3 953 5.5 2.3 4 14 81.8 88 6 0.1 0
60 John Behrens Fresno State PCAA 67 159 42.1 880 5.5 2.8 5 12 83.9 27 7 0.3 0
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 Larry Hayes Kent State MAC 67 155 43.2 848 5.5 2.4 3 12 80.1 120 393 3.3 2
62 John DeLeo Furman Southern 81 167 48.5 896 5.4 4.3 5 6 96.3 144 298 2.1 5
63 Dennis Morrison Kansas State Big 8 157 333 47.1 1780 5.3 3.9 8 14 91.6 60 53 0.9 1
64 Jay Cruze California Pac-8 119 242 49.2 1284 5.3 2.8 6 16 88.7 74 -155 -2.1 1
65 Rick Seefried Idaho Ind 88 175 50.3 928 5.3 2.0 3 14 84.5 30 -33 -1.1 1
66 John Madeya Louisville MVC 97 201 48.3 1045 5.2 3.4 7 11 92.5 38 -202 -5.3 0
67 Eddie McAshan Georgia Tech Ind 125 234 53.4 1186 5.1 3.0 7 14 93.9 80 104 1.3 2
68 Scooter Longmire Utah WAC 103 212 48.6 1078 5.1 1.9 5 17 83.0 35 48 1.4 1
69 Kingsley Fink Army Ind 68 157 43.3 799 5.1 3.0 8 11 88.9 33 -76 -2.3 0
70 Carlos Brown Pacific PCAA 154 320 48.1 1607 5.0 2.2 5 22 81.7 68 -48 -0.7 1
71 Scotty Shipp Davidson Southern 97 233 41.6 1135 4.9 1.7 3 18 71.3 52 43 0.8 1
72 Gary Hammond Southern Methodist SWC 75 160 46.9 787 4.9 3.0 3 8 84.4 198 401 2.0 5
73 Reggie Oliver Marshall Ind 71 177 40.1 835 4.7 3.4 2 6 76.7 64 12 0.2 1
74 Harrison Davis Virginia ACC 63 176 35.8 806 4.6 1.3 3 14 64.0 93 139 1.5 2
75 Vern Beitzel Virginia Military Institute Southern 77 294 26.2 934 3.2 0.3 1 19 41.1 70 -88 -1.3 0