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1972 Passing Stats

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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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74 Players

Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Bruce Shaw North Carolina State ACC 91 175 52.0 1708 9.8 7.4 9 13 136.1 76 55 0.7 4
2 John Hufnagel Penn State Ind 115 216 53.2 2039 9.4 9.2 15 8 148.0 102 162 1.6 6
3 Danny White Arizona State WAC 113 219 51.6 1930 8.8 7.6 21 15 143.6 65 222 3.4 7
4 Mike Rae* Southern California Pac-8 114 199 57.3 1754 8.8 6.6 5 12 127.6 82 247 3.0 5
5 Bill Donckers San Diego State PCAA 87 156 55.8 1325 8.5 6.7 11 11 136.3 64 233 3.6 3
6 Steve Stetson Dartmouth Ivy 72 139 51.8 1159 8.3 7.8 10 6 136.9 51 81 1.6 8
7 Tony Adams Utah State Ind 204 351 58.1 2797 8.0 8.1 22 9 140.6 71 156 2.2 3
8 Don Van Galder Utah WAC 85 178 47.8 1425 8.0 6.2 15 14 127.1 65 99 1.5 4
9 Dave Humm* Nebraska Big 8 153 285 53.7 2259 7.9 6.7 18 16 129.9 52 -123 -2.4 5
10 Dave Jaynes Kansas Big 8 153 287 53.3 2253 7.9 5.6 15 21 121.9 70 -171 -2.4 1
11 Randy Drake Long Beach State PCAA 131 213 61.5 1691 7.9 7.0 6 7 130.9 83 13 0.2 4
12 Don Strock Virginia Tech Ind 228 427 53.4 3243 7.6 5.5 16 27 116.9 53 -73 -1.4 2
13 Gary Huff Florida State Ind 206 385 53.5 2893 7.5 6.1 25 23 126.1 44 -123 -2.8 1
14 Bernie Galiffa West Virginia Ind 164 334 49.1 2496 7.5 6.2 17 17 118.5 60 -151 -2.5 2
15 Steve Loflin Appalachian State Southern 73 166 44.0 1245 7.5 6.9 15 9 126.0 122 187 1.5 2
16 Gary Keithley Texas-El Paso WAC 144 252 57.1 1870 7.4 6.2 7 10 120.7 77 -148 -1.9 1
17 Bob Avellini Maryland ACC 98 170 57.6 1251 7.4 4.2 7 15 115.4 45 6 0.1 1
18 Eddie McAshan Georgia Tech Ind 125 241 51.9 1756 7.3 5.4 16 17 120.9 66 7 0.1 1
19 Tom Clements Notre Dame Ind 83 162 51.2 1163 7.2 4.8 8 12 113.0 86 341 4.0 4
20 Tom Schultze Virginia Military Institute Southern 120 242 49.6 1728 7.1 4.9 9 16 108.6 39 -368 -9.4 2
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Leo Gasienica Rutgers Ind 107 198 54.0 1409 7.1 4.5 8 15 112.0 58 6 0.1 7
22 Mitch Anderson Northwestern Big Ten 95 187 50.8 1335 7.1 5.5 7 10 112.4 63 -159 -2.5 1
23 Tom Parr Colgate Ind 83 169 49.1 1206 7.1 5.3 9 11 113.6 145 721 5.0 12
24 Todd Starks Tulsa MVC 78 170 45.9 1201 7.1 3.8 8 16 101.9 48 -74 -1.5 0
25 Bert Jones* Louisiana State SEC 110 218 50.5 1536 7.0 6.9 14 7 124.4 100 37 0.4 5
26 Jesse Freitas San Diego State PCAA 97 171 56.7 1200 7.0 4.2 7 14 112.8 48 -31 -0.6 2
27 Mark Allen Cornell Ivy 91 181 50.3 1235 6.8 4.8 9 12 110.7 107 226 2.1 7
28 Bill Demory Arizona WAC 76 174 43.7 1175 6.8 6.2 13 8 115.9 57 -127 -2.2 1
29 Bruce Arthur Toledo MAC 83 171 48.5 1168 6.8 4.7 4 10 101.9 96 30 0.3 1
30 Joe Barnes Texas Tech SWC 86 168 51.2 1142 6.8 5.7 4 6 109.0 148 510 3.4 4
31 Ed Carney Miami (FL) Ind 94 209 45.0 1399 6.7 4.0 6 15 96.3 108 83 0.8 5
32 Mike Boryla Stanford Pac-8 183 350 52.3 2284 6.5 4.8 14 20 108.9 57 -213 -3.7 1
33 Buddy Palazzo Southern Mississippi Ind 160 291 55.0 1888 6.5 4.6 8 16 107.6 105 25 0.2 0
34 Scotty Shipp Davidson Southern 149 286 52.1 1845 6.5 3.6 9 22 101.3 40 49 1.2 2
35 Rich Haynie Air Force Ind 102 240 42.5 1570 6.5 5.0 17 16 107.5 72 223 3.1 3
36 David Bowden Florida SEC 108 229 47.2 1481 6.5 5.2 12 12 108.3 49 -224 -4.6 0
37 D.C. Nobles Houston Ind 101 209 48.3 1351 6.5 6.4 15 7 119.6 93 289 3.1 7
38 Ken Polke Dayton Ind 90 205 43.9 1329 6.5 4.9 6 10 98.3 88 -168 -1.9 0
39 Carl Summerell East Carolina Southern 86 197 43.7 1275 6.5 4.9 12 12 105.9 92 425 4.6 2
40 John Hogan Pittsburgh Ind 91 191 47.6 1250 6.5 5.4 14 11 115.3 58 -2 0.0 2
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 Buddy Carter Tampa Ind 67 154 43.5 1002 6.5 5.6 4 5 100.2 45 75 1.7 3
42 George Amundson* Iowa State Big 8 155 332 46.7 2110 6.4 4.4 17 22 103.7 134 508 3.8 9
43 Bruce Gadd Rice SWC 171 323 52.9 2075 6.4 4.0 11 22 104.5 34 -74 -2.2 0
44 Al Glenny Navy Ind 90 174 51.7 1091 6.3 4.7 7 9 107.3 57 194 3.4 3
45 Harry Lynch Citadel Southern 81 182 44.5 1135 6.2 4.0 7 12 96.4 170 529 3.1 8
46 Rockey Felker Mississippi State SEC 74 161 46.0 992 6.2 3.8 6 11 96.4 58 97 1.7 2
47 Don Jackson Columbia Ivy 89 189 47.1 1136 6.0 4.9 5 7 98.9 55 -31 -0.6 2
48 Neal Jeffrey Baylor SWC 89 171 52.0 1030 6.0 3.5 5 12 98.3 85 15 0.2 2
49 Dan Fouts Oregon Pac-8 171 348 49.1 2041 5.9 4.1 12 19 98.9 86 -61 -0.7 1
50 John Behrens Fresno State PCAA 139 315 44.1 1857 5.9 3.6 9 20 90.4 60 -24 -0.4 5
51 Doug Shobert Temple Ind 130 238 54.6 1416 5.9 2.8 8 20 98.9 25 -123 -4.9 0
52 Kingsley Fink Army Ind 88 194 45.4 1139 5.9 3.2 6 14 90.5 55 -81 -1.5 3
53 Joe Ferguson Arkansas SWC 119 254 46.9 1484 5.8 3.9 9 15 95.8 73 68 0.9 2
54 Joe Pisarcik New Mexico State MVC 182 382 47.6 2179 5.7 4.4 8 15 94.6 51 -123 -2.4 2
55 John Madeya Louisville MVC 146 301 48.5 1709 5.7 4.2 16 17 102.4 40 -152 -3.8 3
56 Ken Johnson Colorado Big 8 83 182 45.6 1044 5.7 4.6 5 7 95.2 132 378 2.9 4
57 Steve Bartkowski California Pac-8 70 165 42.4 944 5.7 2.7 4 13 82.7 46 -189 -4.1 0
58 Craig Kimball San Jose State PCAA 145 323 44.9 1798 5.6 3.2 13 23 90.7 66 -157 -2.4 1
59 Gary Marangi Boston College Ind 117 248 47.2 1381 5.6 4.3 11 12 98.9 78 246 3.2 2
60 Ty Paine Washington State Pac-8 111 241 46.1 1349 5.6 4.1 7 11 93.5 127 250 2.0 7
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 Pete Beatrice Brown Ivy 86 201 42.8 1131 5.6 3.8 9 12 92.9 65 -70 -1.1 1
62 Pat Juliana Colorado State WAC 68 168 40.5 938 5.6 1.8 4 16 76.2 142 339 2.4 3
63 Norris Weese Mississippi SEC 77 163 47.2 917 5.6 3.7 11 12 102.0 154 542 3.5 5
64 Al Harvey Memphis MVC 90 179 50.3 961 5.4 4.2 5 7 96.8 143 305 2.1 4
65 Dennis Morrison Kansas State Big 8 136 300 45.3 1596 5.3 2.5 9 23 84.6 22 -50 -2.3 0
66 Mike Wells Illinois Big Ten 76 158 48.1 837 5.3 3.5 6 9 93.7 77 287 3.7 5
67 Reggie Oliver Marshall Ind 78 200 39.0 993 5.0 2.1 5 15 74.0 63 -58 -0.9 0
68 Tim Dydo Xavier Ind 160 327 48.9 1568 4.8 2.6 5 18 83.2 40 -89 -2.2 1
69 Mickey Brokas Chattanooga Ind 115 269 42.8 1303 4.8 2.1 2 17 73.3 112 -4 0.0 3
70 James McKay Kentucky SEC 80 185 43.2 879 4.8 1.2 1 15 68.7 101 94 0.9 3
71 Fred Dalzell Princeton Ivy 65 136 47.8 649 4.8 2.6 3 8 83.4 25 45 1.8 0
72 Mike Shoemaker Cincinnati Ind 70 175 40.0 787 4.5 1.5 5 14 71.2 32 -142 -4.4 0
73 Rick Shaw North Texas MVC 47 177 26.6 734 4.1 2.0 1 9 53.1 82 74 0.9 4
74 Tom Owen Wichita State MVC 69 171 40.4 689 4.0 2.2 2 8 68.7 61 -82 -1.3 1