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1971 Receiving 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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211 Players

Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Tom Scott Washington Pac-8 35 820 23.4 6 32 221 6.9 1 67 1041 15.5 7
2 Don Clune Pennsylvania Ivy 40 891 22.3 5 2 18 9.0 0 42 909 21.6 5
3 Champ Reiley Citadel Southern 21 462 22.0 2 2 6 3.0 0 23 468 20.3 2
4 Steve Holden Arizona State WAC 21 461 22.0 9 18 161 8.9 1 39 622 15.9 10
5 Jim Krieg Washington Pac-8 22 482 21.9 4 2 12 6.0 0 24 494 20.6 4
6 Miles Moore* Stanford Pac-8 41 868 21.2 6 1 3 3.0 0 42 871 20.7 6
7 Barry Smith Florida State Ind 33 696 21.1 6 11 51 4.6 1 44 747 17.0 7
8 Pat Orchin* Houston Ind 28 590 21.1 4 28 590 21.1 4
9 Eric Dahl* San Jose State PCAA 27 563 20.9 8 1 20 20.0 0 28 583 20.8 8
10 Joe Sgroi Richmond Southern 20 417 20.9 4 20 417 20.9 4
11 Darryl Stingley Purdue Big Ten 36 734 20.4 4 60 248 4.1 3 96 982 10.2 7
12 Mike Stultz North Carolina State ACC 24 481 20.0 4 60 228 3.8 2 84 709 8.4 6
13 Charlie McKee Arizona WAC 43 854 19.9 5 43 854 19.9 5
14 Mike Siani Villanova Ind 49 960 19.6 14 2 50 25.0 1 51 1010 19.8 15
15 Brian Baima Citadel Southern 63 1230 19.5 13 63 1230 19.5 13
16 Tim Dameron East Carolina Southern 25 487 19.5 5 25 487 19.5 5
17 Drew Pearson Tulsa MVC 22 429 19.5 3 3 14 4.7 0 25 443 17.7 3
18 Willie Jones Iowa State Big 8 22 428 19.5 4 2 3 1.5 0 24 431 18.0 4
19 Vince Stafford Chattanooga Ind 30 575 19.2 9 30 575 19.2 9
20 Donnie Reel Virginia Tech Ind 37 705 19.1 3 5 45 9.0 2 42 750 17.9 5
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Andy Hamilton Louisiana State SEC 45 854 19.0 9 4 -6 -1.5 0 49 848 17.3 9
22 Edesel Garrison Southern California Pac-8 25 475 19.0 5 1 23 23.0 0 26 498 19.2 5
23 Jesse Parks Columbia Ivy 30 558 18.6 4 30 558 18.6 4
24 Keith Pretty Western Michigan MAC 19 352 18.5 1 19 352 18.5 1
25 Scott Freeman Wyoming WAC 44 803 18.3 3 25 72 2.9 2 69 875 12.7 5
26 Jimmy Quinn Virginia Tech Ind 31 566 18.3 2 5 27 5.4 0 36 593 16.5 2
27 David Yaege North Texas MVC 35 631 18.0 4 4 44 11.0 0 39 675 17.3 4
28 Ken Matthews Long Beach State PCAA 33 595 18.0 1 33 595 18.0 1
29 Mike Harris Fresno State PCAA 26 461 17.7 3 2 20 10.0 0 28 481 17.2 3
30 Rick Newman Bowling Green State MAC 25 443 17.7 2 25 443 17.7 2
31 Mike Reppond Arkansas SWC 56 986 17.6 3 1 -4 -4.0 0 57 982 17.2 3
32 David Knight William & Mary Southern 48 845 17.6 0 5 18 3.6 0 53 863 16.3 0
33 Tim Klosek Wisconsin Big Ten 25 439 17.6 1 25 439 17.6 1
34 Randy Grossman Temple Ind 27 473 17.5 3 1 -1 -1.0 0 28 472 16.9 3
35 Alex Edlin Tampa Ind 30 518 17.3 4 30 518 17.3 4
36 Mike Jones Columbia Ivy 24 413 17.2 3 24 413 17.2 3
37 John Brady Washington Pac-8 21 361 17.2 4 9 15 1.7 0 30 376 12.5 4
38 Jerry Gadlin Wyoming WAC 39 667 17.1 7 6 11 1.8 0 45 678 15.1 7
39 Steve Broussard Southern Mississippi Ind 27 463 17.1 3 2 1 0.5 0 29 464 16.0 3
40 Mel Briggs Boston College Ind 23 393 17.1 1 7 33 4.7 2 30 426 14.2 3
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
41 Rocky Turner Chattanooga Ind 58 984 17.0 5 1 0 0.0 0 59 984 16.7 5
42 Chuck Davidian Long Beach State PCAA 47 793 16.9 8 47 793 16.9 8
43 Maxie LeBlanc Tulane Ind 25 423 16.9 1 2 4 2.0 0 27 427 15.8 1
44 Johnny Rodgers* Nebraska Big 8 57 956 16.8 11 40 269 6.7 2 97 1225 12.6 13
45 Billy Joe DuPree Michigan State Big Ten 25 414 16.6 3 25 414 16.6 3
46 Ike Harris Iowa State Big 8 32 529 16.5 4 32 529 16.5 4
47 Paul Bassa Air Force Ind 31 513 16.5 3 31 513 16.5 3
48 Roger Parkman Hawaii Ind 26 430 16.5 2 1 -5 -5.0 0 27 425 15.7 2
49 Tommy Strahan Mississippi State SEC 21 346 16.5 2 21 346 16.5 2
50 Nate Stephens West Virginia Ind 24 393 16.4 2 24 393 16.4 2
51 Bob Parsons Penn State Ind 30 489 16.3 5 11 86 7.8 0 41 575 14.0 5
52 Riley Odoms* Houston Ind 45 730 16.2 8 45 730 16.2 8
53 Tom Reynolds San Diego State PCAA 67 1070 16.0 7 67 1070 16.0 7
54 Joe Petty Arizona State WAC 36 577 16.0 6 2 7 3.5 0 38 584 15.4 6
55 Lewis Jolley North Carolina ACC 23 367 16.0 4 117 712 6.1 7 140 1079 7.7 11
56 Rich Maher Yale Ivy 19 304 16.0 0 19 304 16.0 0
57 Eddie Rideout Boston College Ind 27 430 15.9 3 28 178 6.4 3 55 608 11.1 6
58 Terry Beasley* Auburn SEC 61 963 15.8 12 3 13 4.3 0 64 976 15.3 12
59 Jim Hodge Arkansas SWC 30 473 15.8 3 1 18 18.0 0 31 491 15.8 3
60 James Shaw Tulsa MVC 24 380 15.8 3 24 380 15.8 3
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
61 Denis Sullivan Harvard Ivy 20 313 15.7 4 1 5 5.0 0 21 318 15.1 4
62 Albert Hannah Wisconsin Big Ten 39 608 15.6 2 39 608 15.6 2
63 Steve Sweeney California Pac-8 37 579 15.6 5 3 9 3.0 0 40 588 14.7 5
64 Dick Graham Oklahoma State Big 8 41 631 15.4 3 32 25 0.8 2 73 656 9.0 5
65 Jim Lash Northwestern Big Ten 34 523 15.4 2 5 18 3.6 2 39 541 13.9 4
66 Dan Bungori Maryland ACC 32 490 15.3 8 32 490 15.3 8
67 Clint Graves Temple Ind 28 428 15.3 2 3 6 2.0 0 31 434 14.0 2
68 Dave Triplett Iowa Big Ten 28 426 15.2 3 2 -8 -4.0 0 30 418 13.9 3
69 Ike Nelson Washington State Pac-8 23 349 15.2 1 2 5 2.5 0 25 354 14.2 1
70 Riley Myers* Mississippi SEC 29 439 15.1 6 4 18 4.5 0 33 457 13.8 6
71 Calvin Demery Arizona State WAC 39 586 15.0 4 39 586 15.0 4
72 Jeff Kolberg Oregon State Pac-8 35 525 15.0 5 2 11 5.5 0 37 536 14.5 5
73 Stan Davis* Memphis MVC 34 509 15.0 5 9 36 4.0 0 43 545 12.7 5
74 Kevin Hamm Minnesota Big Ten 27 404 15.0 2 27 404 15.0 2
75 Gary Sweat Syracuse Ind 23 345 15.0 0 23 345 15.0 0
76 Bob Wicks Utah State Ind 58 862 14.9 5 58 862 14.9 5
77 Dick Schmalz* Auburn SEC 47 699 14.9 7 47 699 14.9 7
78 Ed Helies William & Mary Southern 22 328 14.9 1 22 328 14.9 1
79 Rick Sayers Purdue Big Ten 39 573 14.7 3 39 573 14.7 3
80 Gary Butler Rice SWC 27 397 14.7 2 27 397 14.7 2
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
81 Scooter Warren New Mexico State Ind 23 337 14.7 4 23 337 14.7 4
82 Gary Parris Florida State Ind 21 309 14.7 1 21 309 14.7 1
83 Tony Maglione East Carolina Southern 20 294 14.7 1 20 294 14.7 1
84 John Winesberry* Stanford Pac-8 45 655 14.6 4 43 197 4.6 0 88 852 9.7 4
85 Henry Sovio Hawaii Ind 36 527 14.6 2 36 527 14.6 2
86 Chip Regine Brown Ivy 31 452 14.6 0 31 452 14.6 0
87 John McMakin Clemson ACC 29 421 14.5 5 29 421 14.5 5
88 Woody Cox* Nebraska Big 8 26 378 14.5 1 1 -10 -10.0 0 27 368 13.6 1
89 Al Baker Toledo MAC 21 304 14.5 0 4 15 3.8 0 25 319 12.8 0
90 Larry Van Loan Navy Ind 41 589 14.4 3 41 589 14.4 3
91 Harry Blake West Virginia Ind 27 388 14.4 2 3 -15 -5.0 0 30 373 12.4 2
92 Keith Krepfle Iowa State Big 8 40 570 14.3 7 40 570 14.3 7
93 Steve Moyer Pittsburgh Ind 37 522 14.1 5 37 522 14.1 5
94 Tyrone Byrd Dartmouth Ivy 22 310 14.1 3 22 310 14.1 3
95 Barry Pearson Northwestern Big Ten 48 674 14.0 1 8 19 2.4 0 56 693 12.4 1
96 Jackie Brown South Carolina ACC 25 350 14.0 1 25 350 14.0 1
97 Dick Wakefield Ohio State Big Ten 31 432 13.9 1 31 432 13.9 1
98 Tom Forzani Utah State Ind 45 620 13.8 5 9 31 3.4 0 54 651 12.1 5
99 Lanny Steed Marshall Ind 35 483 13.8 1 35 483 13.8 1
100 Mike Reed San Diego State PCAA 25 346 13.8 1 25 346 13.8 1
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
101 Charley Byrnes Indiana Big Ten 24 332 13.8 0 24 332 13.8 0
102 Steve Ogden Navy Ind 29 396 13.7 1 29 396 13.7 1
103 Mike Creed Kansas State Big 8 24 329 13.7 1 5 45 9.0 0 29 374 12.9 1
104 Larry Robertson Rutgers Ind 23 314 13.7 3 133 405 3.0 4 156 719 4.6 7
105 Witt Beckman Miami (FL) Ind 21 288 13.7 1 21 288 13.7 1
106 Don Fair Toledo MAC 57 773 13.6 6 57 773 13.6 6
107 David Bailey Alabama SEC 21 286 13.6 5 1 -12 -12.0 0 22 274 12.5 5
108 Doug Kingsriter Minnesota Big Ten 28 379 13.5 2 28 379 13.5 2
109 Greg Stemrick Colorado State WAC 24 325 13.5 2 8 24 3.0 0 32 349 10.9 2
110 Bob Allen Ohio MAC 37 495 13.4 5 37 495 13.4 5
111 Dave Hallabrin Western Michigan MAC 22 294 13.4 1 3 6 2.0 0 25 300 12.0 1
112 Chris Potts West Virginia Ind 22 294 13.4 2 22 294 13.4 2
113 Terry Vernoy UCLA Pac-8 21 281 13.4 1 1 -10 -10.0 0 22 271 12.3 1
114 Garvin Roberson Illinois Big Ten 28 372 13.3 3 28 372 13.3 3
115 Rhett Dawson Florida State Ind 62 817 13.2 7 62 817 13.2 7
116 Skip Stephenson New Mexico State Ind 39 513 13.2 1 39 513 13.2 1
117 Gene Austin Fresno State PCAA 35 463 13.2 3 3 1 0.3 0 38 464 12.2 3
118 Dennis O'Hara Maryland ACC 32 423 13.2 2 32 423 13.2 2
119 Henry Childs Kansas State Big 8 30 396 13.2 3 30 396 13.2 3
120 Jim Mitchell South Carolina ACC 47 618 13.1 2 47 618 13.1 2
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
121 Kim Hammerberg Yale Ivy 17 222 13.1 1 17 222 13.1 1
122 Eric Hoggatt Mississippi State SEC 28 365 13.0 0 28 365 13.0 0
123 Charles Young Southern California Pac-8 23 298 13.0 6 1 -2 -2.0 0 24 296 12.3 6
124 Thomas Albright Cornell Ivy 21 274 13.0 2 12 114 9.5 1 33 388 11.8 3
125 Marv Owens San Diego State PCAA 42 543 12.9 4 4 2 0.5 0 46 545 11.8 4
126 Carlos Alvarez Florida SEC 40 517 12.9 2 3 -6 -2.0 0 43 511 11.9 2
127 Ed Puishes Texas-El Paso WAC 26 335 12.9 1 26 335 12.9 1
128 Rick Steiner Syracuse Ind 24 310 12.9 2 24 310 12.9 2
129 Leland Glass Oregon Pac-8 46 584 12.7 6 1 19 19.0 0 47 603 12.8 6
130 Larry Nickels Dayton Ind 40 506 12.7 1 3 2 0.7 0 43 508 11.8 1
131 Andy Davis Davidson Southern 29 368 12.7 1 29 368 12.7 1
132 Danny Parker Chattanooga Ind 25 318 12.7 1 25 318 12.7 1
133 Ed Francis Army Ind 23 292 12.7 2 9 27 3.0 0 32 319 10.0 2
134 Bill Skinner Princeton Ivy 21 267 12.7 2 1 0 0.0 22 267 12.1 2
135 Doug Blake Princeton Ivy 21 267 12.7 4 81 388 4.8 4 102 655 6.4 8
136 Bill Davis Virginia ACC 49 617 12.6 2 49 617 12.6 2
137 Greg Specht Oregon Pac-8 36 454 12.6 2 36 454 12.6 2
138 Tom Gatewood Notre Dame Ind 33 417 12.6 4 2 -7 -3.5 0 35 410 11.7 4
139 Gary Barnes Louisville MVC 32 404 12.6 3 3 -6 -2.0 0 35 398 11.4 3
140 Bob Bucola Pennsylvania Ivy 18 227 12.6 0 5 54 10.8 0 23 281 12.2 0
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
141 Lance Robbins Utah WAC 32 401 12.5 2 2 -2 -1.0 0 34 399 11.7 2
142 Alan Dick Indiana Big Ten 25 312 12.5 5 25 312 12.5 5
143 Joel Klimek Pittsburgh Ind 39 482 12.4 1 39 482 12.4 1
144 Bill Scott* Stanford Pac-8 36 448 12.4 1 36 448 12.4 1
145 Mike Anderson Texas-El Paso WAC 33 410 12.4 1 33 410 12.4 1
146 Kim Knoppe Xavier Ind 19 236 12.4 0 19 236 12.4 0
147 Willie Hatter Northern Illinois Ind 50 615 12.3 1 50 615 12.3 1
148 John Schroll Kansas Big 8 40 491 12.3 5 40 491 12.3 5
149 Dave Sullivan Virginia ACC 32 393 12.3 3 1 15 15.0 0 33 408 12.4 3
150 Willie Jackson Florida SEC 27 331 12.3 2 9 61 6.8 0 36 392 10.9 2
151 Jim Yancey Florida SEC 24 292 12.2 3 24 292 12.2 3
152 Mike Burnop Virginia Tech Ind 46 558 12.1 2 46 558 12.1 2
153 Ken Marshall Pacific PCAA 38 461 12.1 2 38 461 12.1 2
154 Dennis Ware New Mexico State Ind 31 371 12.0 1 31 371 12.0 1
155 Bernie Kirchner West Virginia Ind 24 288 12.0 0 24 288 12.0 0
156 Tom Altemus Texas-El Paso WAC 23 275 12.0 1 5 41 8.2 0 28 316 11.3 1
157 Levi Mitchell Iowa Big Ten 22 263 12.0 1 149 623 4.2 3 171 886 5.2 4
158 Bill Barry* Mississippi SEC 27 320 11.9 3 27 320 11.9 3
159 Clark Hoss Oregon State Pac-8 24 284 11.8 4 24 284 11.8 4
160 Bob Carney Rutgers Ind 30 351 11.7 2 3 21 7.0 0 33 372 11.3 2
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
161 Jack Goddard Idaho Ind 28 327 11.7 2 28 327 11.7 2
162 John Turner Long Beach State PCAA 24 281 11.7 0 1 5 5.0 0 25 286 11.4 0
163 Cal Woffinden Utah WAC 21 244 11.6 4 21 244 11.6 4
164 Fred Graves Utah WAC 45 511 11.4 1 2 7 3.5 0 47 518 11.0 1
165 Blake Carlyle Furman Southern 34 389 11.4 4 4 8 2.0 0 38 397 10.4 4
166 Bob Brown Rice SWC 25 285 11.4 2 25 285 11.4 2
167 Jerry Haynes Richmond Southern 23 262 11.4 3 4 10 2.5 0 27 272 10.1 3
168 Lynn Swann Southern California Pac-8 27 305 11.3 2 1 -16 -16.0 0 28 289 10.3 2
169 Jeff Murrey Kent State MAC 23 259 11.3 1 4 50 12.5 1 27 309 11.4 2
170 Bill Emrich Maryland ACC 21 237 11.3 1 21 237 11.3 1
171 Pete Luciano Pennsylvania Ivy 19 211 11.1 1 19 211 11.1 1
172 Ken Hustad Wyoming WAC 40 441 11.0 3 40 441 11.0 3
173 Mike Oven Georgia Tech Ind 33 361 10.9 1 33 361 10.9 1
174 Tony Burdock Louisville MVC 33 361 10.9 1 33 361 10.9 1
175 Randy Parker Davidson Southern 24 262 10.9 0 24 262 10.9 0
176 John Simar Army Ind 26 282 10.8 3 26 282 10.8 3
177 Johnny Ribet Davidson Southern 23 249 10.8 0 141 495 3.5 7 164 744 4.5 7
178 Johnny Cowell North Carolina ACC 21 223 10.6 2 21 223 10.6 2
179 John Sefcik Columbia Ivy 24 253 10.5 3 41 148 3.6 0 65 401 6.2 3
180 John Viher Miami (OH) MAC 24 251 10.5 1 24 251 10.5 1
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
181 Bert Calland Navy Ind 25 259 10.4 1 52 172 3.3 1 77 431 5.6 2
182 Bill Malast Villanova Ind 21 217 10.3 1 21 217 10.3 1
183 Bobby Moore Oregon Pac-8 32 324 10.1 3 249 1211 4.9 7 281 1535 5.5 10
184 Willie Burden North Carolina State ACC 22 222 10.1 0 227 910 4.0 8 249 1132 4.5 8
185 Phil Mosser William & Mary Southern 21 212 10.1 2 201 885 4.4 10 222 1097 4.9 12
186 Rich Gatto Harvard Ivy 25 251 10.0 2 114 448 3.9 4 139 699 5.0 6
187 John Henley Missouri Big 8 25 247 9.9 2 25 247 9.9 2
188 Paul Loughran Temple Ind 20 198 9.9 3 108 468 4.3 5 128 666 5.2 8
189 Bob Thornton Temple Ind 26 255 9.8 2 1 0 0.0 0 27 255 9.4 2
190 Larry Christoff Rutgers Ind 25 246 9.8 3 25 246 9.8 3
191 Jim Butler Tulsa MVC 50 486 9.7 0 50 486 9.7 0
192 Geoff DeLapp California Pac-8 48 464 9.7 1 48 464 9.7 1
193 Jackie Brown* Stanford Pac-8 29 280 9.7 1 130 539 4.1 6 159 819 5.2 7
194 Tim Worner Ohio MAC 23 219 9.5 1 9 35 3.9 0 32 254 7.9 1
195 Tommy Durrance Florida SEC 39 366 9.4 6 92 326 3.5 0 131 692 5.3 6
196 Mike Fink Missouri Big 8 21 191 9.1 0 15 42 2.8 1 36 233 6.5 1
197 Gregg Brown Dartmouth Ivy 17 154 9.1 1 17 154 9.1 1
198 Alvin Maxson Southern Methodist SWC 25 224 9.0 0 219 1012 4.6 5 244 1236 5.1 5
199 Paul Bradley Southern Methodist SWC 21 187 8.9 0 21 187 8.9 0
200 Mitchell True Pacific PCAA 26 226 8.7 1 241 836 3.5 11 267 1062 4.0 12
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
201 Gene Belczyk Utah WAC 23 196 8.5 0 101 514 5.1 5 124 710 5.7 5
202 James Jarrett Florida State Ind 26 217 8.3 0 60 279 4.7 1 86 496 5.8 1
203 Barty Smith Richmond Southern 23 189 8.2 1 167 630 3.8 1 190 819 4.3 2
204 Ivy Williams Xavier Ind 21 170 8.1 1 118 484 4.1 6 139 654 4.7 7
205 George Amundson Iowa State Big 8 22 174 7.9 0 287 1316 4.6 15 309 1490 4.8 15
206 Brent Cunningham Georgia Tech Ind 22 172 7.8 1 84 247 2.9 1 106 419 4.0 2
207 Chuck Link Missouri Big 8 23 177 7.7 1 37 82 2.2 1 60 259 4.3 2
208 Robby Robinett* Auburn SEC 22 170 7.7 0 22 170 7.7 0
209 Howard Stevens Louisville MVC 22 168 7.6 1 250 1429 5.7 12 272 1597 5.9 13
210 Ken St. Pierre Indiana Big Ten 22 166 7.5 0 181 760 4.2 5 203 926 4.6 5
211 Bill Foley Southern Mississippi Ind 24 152 6.3 0 71 338 4.8 3 95 490 5.2 3