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1972 Leaders

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National Champion: Southern California (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Johnny Rodgers (Nebraska)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: John McKay (Southern California)

AP Preseason #1: Nebraska ▪ AP Final #1: Southern California

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Pass Completions

1. Don Strock (VATECH) 228
2. Gary Huff (FLST) 206
3. Tony Adams (UTST) 204
4. Mike Boryla (STAN) 183
5. Joe Pisarcik (NMST) 182
6. Dan Fouts (OR) 171
  Bruce Gadd (RICE) 171
8. Bernie Galiffa (WV) 164
9. Buddy Palazzo (SMS) 160
  Tim Dydo (XAV) 160
11. George Amundson* (IAST) 155
12. Dave Jaynes (KS) 153
  Dave Humm* (NE) 153
14. Scotty Shipp (DAVID) 149
15. John Madeya (LOU) 146
16. Craig Kimball (SJST) 145
17. Gary Keithley (TXEP) 144
18. John Behrens (FREST) 139
19. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 136
20. Randy Drake (LBS) 131

Pass Attempts

1. Don Strock (VATECH) 427
2. Gary Huff (FLST) 385
3. Joe Pisarcik (NMST) 382
4. Tony Adams (UTST) 351
5. Mike Boryla (STAN) 350
6. Dan Fouts (OR) 348
7. Bernie Galiffa (WV) 334
8. George Amundson* (IAST) 332
9. Tim Dydo (XAV) 327
10. Bruce Gadd (RICE) 323
  Craig Kimball (SJST) 323
12. John Behrens (FREST) 315
13. John Madeya (LOU) 301
14. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 300
15. Buddy Palazzo (SMS) 291
16. Dave Jaynes (KS) 287
17. Scotty Shipp (DAVID) 286
18. Dave Humm* (NE) 285
19. Mickey Brokas (CHAT) 269
20. Joe Ferguson (AR) 254

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Randy Drake (LBS) 61.5
2. Tony Adams (UTST) 58.1
3. Bob Avellini (MD) 57.6
4. Mike Rae* (SCA) 57.3
5. Gary Keithley (TXEP) 57.1
6. Jesse Freitas (SDGST) 56.7
7. Bill Donckers (SDGST) 55.8
8. Buddy Palazzo (SMS) 55.0
9. Doug Shobert (TEMP) 54.6
10. Leo Gasienica (RUT) 54.0
11. Dave Humm* (NE) 53.7
12. Gary Huff (FLST) 53.5
13. Don Strock (VATECH) 53.4
14. Dave Jaynes (KS) 53.3
15. John Hufnagel (PAST) 53.2
16. Bruce Gadd (RICE) 52.9
17. Mike Boryla (STAN) 52.3
18. Scotty Shipp (DAVID) 52.1
19. Neal Jeffrey (BAY) 52.0
20. Bruce Shaw (NCST) 52.0

Passing Yards

1. Don Strock (VATECH) 3243
2. Gary Huff (FLST) 2893
3. Tony Adams (UTST) 2797
4. Bernie Galiffa (WV) 2496
5. Mike Boryla (STAN) 2284
6. Dave Humm* (NE) 2259
7. Dave Jaynes (KS) 2253
8. Joe Pisarcik (NMST) 2179
9. George Amundson* (IAST) 2110
10. Bruce Gadd (RICE) 2075
11. Dan Fouts (OR) 2041
12. John Hufnagel (PAST) 2039
13. Danny White (AZST) 1930
14. Buddy Palazzo (SMS) 1888
15. Gary Keithley (TXEP) 1870
16. John Behrens (FREST) 1857
17. Scotty Shipp (DAVID) 1845
18. Craig Kimball (SJST) 1798
19. Eddie McAshan (GATECH) 1756
20. Mike Rae* (SCA) 1754

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bruce Shaw (NCST) 9.8
2. John Hufnagel (PAST) 9.4
3. Mike Rae* (SCA) 8.8
4. Danny White (AZST) 8.8
5. Bill Donckers (SDGST) 8.5
6. Steve Stetson (DART) 8.3
7. Don Van Galder (UT) 8.0
8. Tony Adams (UTST) 8.0
9. Randy Drake (LBS) 7.9
10. Dave Humm* (NE) 7.9
11. Dave Jaynes (KS) 7.9
12. Don Strock (VATECH) 7.6
13. Gary Huff (FLST) 7.5
14. Steve Loflin (APPST) 7.5
15. Bernie Galiffa (WV) 7.5
16. Gary Keithley (TXEP) 7.4
17. Bob Avellini (MD) 7.4
18. Eddie McAshan (GATECH) 7.3
19. Tom Clements (NDAME) 7.2
20. Tom Schultze (VAMI) 7.1

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. John Hufnagel (PAST) 9.2
2. Tony Adams (UTST) 8.1
3. Steve Stetson (DART) 7.8
4. Danny White (AZST) 7.6
5. Bruce Shaw (NCST) 7.4
6. Randy Drake (LBS) 7.0
7. Bert Jones* (LAST) 6.9
8. Steve Loflin (APPST) 6.9
9. Bill Donckers (SDGST) 6.7
10. Dave Humm* (NE) 6.7
11. Mike Rae* (SCA) 6.6
12. D.C. Nobles (HOU) 6.4
13. Bernie Galiffa (WV) 6.2
14. Gary Keithley (TXEP) 6.2
15. Bill Demory (AZ) 6.2
16. Don Van Galder (UT) 6.2
17. Gary Huff (FLST) 6.1
18. Joe Barnes (TXTECH) 5.7
19. Dave Jaynes (KS) 5.6
20. Buddy Carter (TAM) 5.6

Passing Touchdowns

1. Gary Huff (FLST) 25
2. Tony Adams (UTST) 22
3. Danny White (AZST) 21
4. Dave Humm* (NE) 18
5. George Amundson* (IAST) 17
  Rich Haynie (AF) 17
  Bernie Galiffa (WV) 17
8. John Madeya (LOU) 16
  Don Strock (VATECH) 16
  Eddie McAshan (GATECH) 16
11. Don Van Galder (UT) 15
  Dave Jaynes (KS) 15
  John Hufnagel (PAST) 15
  D.C. Nobles (HOU) 15
  Steve Loflin (APPST) 15
16. Mike Boryla (STAN) 14
  Bert Jones* (LAST) 14
  John Hogan (PITT) 14
19. Craig Kimball (SJST) 13
  Bill Demory (AZ) 13

Passing Interceptions

1. Don Strock (VATECH) 27
2. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 23
  Gary Huff (FLST) 23
  Craig Kimball (SJST) 23
5. Bruce Gadd (RICE) 22
  Scotty Shipp (DAVID) 22
  George Amundson* (IAST) 22
8. Dave Jaynes (KS) 21
9. Doug Shobert (TEMP) 20
  Mike Boryla (STAN) 20
  John Behrens (FREST) 20
12. Dan Fouts (OR) 19
13. Tim Dydo (XAV) 18
14. Mickey Brokas (CHAT) 17
  Bernie Galiffa (WV) 17
  Eddie McAshan (GATECH) 17
  John Madeya (LOU) 17
18. Pat Juliana (COST) 16
  Todd Starks (TLS) 16
  Dave Humm* (NE) 16
  Buddy Palazzo (SMS) 16
  Rich Haynie (AF) 16
  Tom Schultze (VAMI) 16

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. John Hufnagel (PAST) 148.0
2. Danny White (AZST) 143.6
3. Tony Adams (UTST) 140.6
4. Steve Stetson (DART) 136.9
5. Bill Donckers (SDGST) 136.3
6. Bruce Shaw (NCST) 136.1
7. Randy Drake (LBS) 130.9
8. Dave Humm* (NE) 129.9
9. Mike Rae* (SCA) 127.6
10. Don Van Galder (UT) 127.1
11. Gary Huff (FLST) 126.1
12. Steve Loflin (APPST) 126.0
13. Bert Jones* (LAST) 124.4
14. Dave Jaynes (KS) 121.9
15. Eddie McAshan (GATECH) 120.9
16. Gary Keithley (TXEP) 120.7
17. D.C. Nobles (HOU) 119.6
18. Bernie Galiffa (WV) 118.5
19. Don Strock (VATECH) 116.9
20. Bill Demory (AZ) 115.9

Rush Attempts

1. Carlester Crumpler (ECAR) 340
2. Bob Hitchens (MIAOH) 326
3. Steve Jones (DUKE) 287
  J.J. Jennings (RUT) 287
5. Mike Strachan* (IAST) 268
6. Howard Stevens (LOU) 259
7. Paul Miles (BGSU) 243
  Otis Armstrong (PUR) 243
9. Dickey Morton (AR) 242
10. John King (MN) 237
11. John Cappelletti (PAST) 233
12. Pete Van Valkenburg (BYU) 232
13. Roosevelt Leaks (TX) 230
14. Bob McCall (AZ) 228
15. Alvin Maxson (SMETH) 224
16. Joe Schwartz (TOL) 223
17. Puddin Jones (HOU) 222
18. Doyle Orange (SMS) 221
19. Terry Henley (AUB) 216
20. Rufus Ferguson (WI) 215

Rushing Yards

1. Pete Van Valkenburg (BYU) 1386
2. Bob Hitchens (MIAOH) 1370
3. Woody Green (AZST) 1363
4. Otis Armstrong (PUR) 1361
5. Carlester Crumpler (ECAR) 1309
6. Howard Stevens (LOU) 1294
7. J.J. Jennings (RUT) 1262
8. Mike Strachan* (IAST) 1261
9. Steve Jones (DUKE) 1236
10. Puddin Jones (HOU) 1216
11. Anthony Davis* (SCA) 1191
12. Dickey Morton (AR) 1188
13. John King (MN) 1164
  Mitchell True (PAC) 1164
15. Bob McCall (AZ) 1148
16. John Cappelletti (PAST) 1117
17. Roosevelt Leaks (TX) 1099
18. Dick Jauron (YALE) 1055
19. Cleveland Cooper (NAVY) 1046
20. Paul Miles (BGSU) 1024

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Wilbur Jackson (AL) 7.1
2. George Smith (TXTECH) 6.9
3. Kermit Johnson (UCLA) 6.8
4. Fountain Smith* (OKST) 6.8
5. Rick Klupchak (DART) 6.6
6. Dick Jauron (YALE) 6.6
7. Woody Green (AZST) 6.5
8. Billy Deery (WMMARY) 6.3
9. Brent McClanahan (AZST) 6.2
10. Greg Pruitt (OK) 6.2
11. Larry Griffin (LOU) 6.0
12. Bob Carson (CIT) 6.0
13. Pete Van Valkenburg (BYU) 6.0
14. Fred Henry (NM) 6.0
15. Eric Penick (NDAME) 5.9
16. Billy Paine (CIT) 5.8
17. Nat Moore (FL) 5.8
18. Anthony Davis* (SCA) 5.8
19. Tom Doyle (YALE) 5.7
20. Mitchell True (PAC) 5.7

Receptions

1. Tom Forzani (UTST) 85
2. Barry Smith (FLST) 69
3. Clint Graves (TEMP) 63
4. Walt Walker (DAVID) 62
  Jeff Calabrese (TOL) 62
6. Bert Calland (NAVY) 61
7. Ken Matthews (LBS) 58
  Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 58
9. John Goerger (KSST) 57
10. Glenn Scolnik (IN) 53
  Eric Cross (STAN) 53
  Greg Taylor (TXEP) 53
13. Steve Sweeney (CA) 52
  Gary Barnes (LOU) 52
  Greg Specht (OR) 52
16. Dave Sullivan (VA) 51
  Chip Regine (BROWN) 51
18. Logan Hunter (BYU) 49
  Gary Parris (FLST) 49
20. Jimmy Robinson (GATECH) 48

Receiving Yards

1. Barry Smith (FLST) 1243
2. Tom Forzani (UTST) 1169
3. Walt Walker (DAVID) 1031
4. Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 1013
5. Ken Matthews (LBS) 938
6. Jeff Calabrese (TOL) 886
7. Greg Taylor (TXEP) 878
8. Steve Holden (AZST) 848
9. Pat Kenney (NCST) 832
  Isaac Curtis (SDGST) 832
11. Ricky Scales (VATECH) 826
12. Jimmy Robinson (GATECH) 812
13. Danny Buggs (WV) 791
14. Steve Sweeney (CA) 785
15. Bill Buckley (MSST) 776
16. Willie Miller (COST) 749
17. David Yaege (NTX) 738
18. Eric Cross (STAN) 730
19. Glenn Scolnik (IN) 727
20. David Knight (WMMARY) 721

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Richard Agle (APPST) 25.2
2. Don Clune (PA) 23.1
3. Danny Buggs (WV) 22.6
4. Steve Holden (AZST) 22.3
5. Steve Odom (UT) 22.1
6. Pat Kenney (NCST) 21.9
7. Tim Dameron (ECAR) 21.6
8. Drew Pearson (TLS) 20.9
9. Lynn Swann* (SCA) 20.1
10. Jack Forde (NAVY) 20.0
11. Jeff Mack (WI) 19.6
12. Willie Armstead (UT) 19.4
13. Ricky Scales (VATECH) 19.2
14. Wayne Wheeler (AL) 19.1
15. Isaac Curtis (SDGST) 18.9
16. Barry Dean (AZ) 18.8
17. Kenny Harrison (SMETH) 18.7
18. Willie Jones* (IAST) 18.6
19. Theopolis Bell (AZ) 18.5
20. Jim Lash (NWEST) 18.5

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Steve Sweeney (CA) 13
  Barry Smith (FLST) 13
3. Steve Holden (AZST) 12
4. Steve Odom (UT) 11
5. Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 9
  Eric Cross (STAN) 9
  Jimmy Robinson (GATECH) 9
8. Danny Buggs (WV) 8
  Tom Forzani (UTST) 8
  Walt Walker (DAVID) 8
  Mel Briggs (BC) 8
  Richard Agle (APPST) 8
  Butch Veazey (MS) 8
  Bruce Adams (KS) 8
  Mike Haggard (SC) 8
16. Gerald Keigley* (LAST) 7
  Wayne Wheeler (AL) 7
  Isaac Curtis (SDGST) 7
  Ricky Scales (VATECH) 7
  Dave Sullivan (VA) 7
  Frank Murphy (AF) 7

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Carlester Crumpler (ECAR) 342
2. Bob Hitchens (MIAOH) 328
3. J.J. Jennings (RUT) 293
4. Steve Jones (DUKE) 291
5. Howard Stevens (LOU) 288
6. Mike Strachan* (IAST) 285
7. Dickey Morton (AR) 254
8. John Cappelletti (PAST) 249
  Otis Armstrong (PUR) 249
10. Paul Miles (BGSU) 247
11. Pete Van Valkenburg (BYU) 242
  John King (MN) 242
  Ken Grandberry (WAST) 242
14. Bob McCall (AZ) 235
  Doyle Orange (SMS) 235
16. Terry Metcalf (LBS) 232
  Alvin Maxson (SMETH) 232
  Roosevelt Leaks (TX) 232
19. Joe Schwartz (TOL) 230
20. Puddin Jones (HOU) 228

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Howard Stevens (LOU) 1515
2. Pete Van Valkenburg (BYU) 1484
3. Woody Green (AZST) 1478
4. Otis Armstrong (PUR) 1416
5. Mike Strachan* (IAST) 1402
6. Bob Hitchens (MIAOH) 1381
7. Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 1361
8. Anthony Davis* (SCA) 1323
9. Jerry Hughes (UTST) 1318
10. Carlester Crumpler (ECAR) 1313
11. J.J. Jennings (RUT) 1297
12. Puddin Jones (HOU) 1269
13. Dickey Morton (AR) 1262
14. John Cappelletti (PAST) 1255
15. Barry Smith (FLST) 1254
  Steve Jones (DUKE) 1254
17. Bob McCall (AZ) 1233
18. Nat Moore (FL) 1196
19. John King (MN) 1191
20. Danny Buggs (WV) 1187

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Champ Henson* (OHST) 20
2. Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 19
3. Carlester Crumpler (ECAR) 17
  Anthony Davis* (SCA) 17
  Stan Fritts (NCST) 17
  Kerry Marbury (WV) 17
7. Howard Stevens (LOU) 16
  Terry Metcalf (LBS) 16
9. Woody Green (AZST) 15
  Bob Hitchens (MIAOH) 15
11. Charlie Davis (CO) 14
  Barry Smith (FLST) 14
  Greg Pruitt (OK) 14
14. James Barber (VATECH) 13
  Dick Jauron (YALE) 13
  Alvin Maxson (SMETH) 13
  Sam Cunningham* (SCA) 13
  John Cappelletti (PAST) 13
  Nat Moore (FL) 13
  Steve Sweeney (CA) 13
  Pete Van Valkenburg (BYU) 13
  Steve Holden (AZST) 13
  Brent McClanahan (AZST) 13
  Haskel Stanback (TN) 13

Total Plays

1. Don Strock (VATECH) 480
2. George Amundson* (IAST) 466
3. Dan Fouts (OR) 434
4. Joe Pisarcik (NMST) 433
5. Gary Huff (FLST) 429
6. Tony Adams (UTST) 422
7. Mike Boryla (STAN) 407
8. Buddy Palazzo (SMS) 396
9. Bernie Galiffa (WV) 394
10. Craig Kimball (SJST) 389
11. Mickey Brokas (CHAT) 381
12. John Behrens (FREST) 375
13. Ty Paine (WAST) 368
14. Tim Dydo (XAV) 367
15. Bruce Gadd (RICE) 357
  Dave Jaynes (KS) 357
17. Harry Lynch (CIT) 352
18. John Madeya (LOU) 341
19. Carlester Crumpler (ECAR) 340
20. Dave Humm* (NE) 337

Total Yards

1. Don Strock (VATECH) 3170
2. Tony Adams (UTST) 2953
3. Gary Huff (FLST) 2770
4. George Amundson* (IAST) 2618
5. Bernie Galiffa (WV) 2345
6. John Hufnagel (PAST) 2201
7. Danny White (AZST) 2152
8. Dave Humm* (NE) 2136
9. Dave Jaynes (KS) 2082
10. Mike Boryla (STAN) 2071
11. Joe Pisarcik (NMST) 2056
12. Bruce Gadd (RICE) 2001
  Mike Rae* (SCA) 2001
14. Dan Fouts (OR) 1980
15. Tom Parr (COLG) 1927
16. Buddy Palazzo (SMS) 1913
17. Scotty Shipp (DAVID) 1894
18. John Behrens (FREST) 1833
19. Rich Haynie (AF) 1793
20. Eddie McAshan (GATECH) 1763
  Bruce Shaw (NCST) 1763

Total Yards Per Play

1. Don Strock (VATECH) 6.6

Total Touchdowns

1. Danny White (AZST) 28
2. Gary Huff (FLST) 26
  George Amundson* (IAST) 26
4. Tony Adams (UTST) 25
5. Dave Humm* (NE) 23
6. D.C. Nobles (HOU) 22
7. Tom Parr (COLG) 21
  John Hufnagel (PAST) 21
9. Champ Henson* (OHST) 20
  Rich Haynie (AF) 20
11. John Madeya (LOU) 19
  Bernie Galiffa (WV) 19
  Don Van Galder (UT) 19
  Bert Jones* (LAST) 19
15. Steve Cockreham (WY) 18
  Steve Stetson (DART) 18
  Don Strock (VATECH) 18
18. Steve Loflin (APPST) 17
  Anthony Davis* (SCA) 17
  Carlester Crumpler (ECAR) 17
  Eddie McAshan (GATECH) 17