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1972 Receiving 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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188 Players

Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Richard Agle Appalachian State Southern 24 605 25.2 8 2 19 9.5 0 26 624 24.0 8
2 Don Clune Pennsylvania Ivy 28 646 23.1 5 28 646 23.1 5
3 Danny Buggs West Virginia Ind 35 791 22.6 8 21 396 18.9 4 56 1187 21.2 12
4 Steve Holden Arizona State WAC 38 848 22.3 12 14 112 8.0 1 52 960 18.5 13
5 Steve Odom Utah WAC 30 663 22.1 11 8 59 7.4 0 38 722 19.0 11
6 Pat Kenney North Carolina State ACC 38 832 21.9 5 2 17 8.5 0 40 849 21.2 5
7 Tim Dameron East Carolina Southern 30 648 21.6 5 1 21 21.0 0 31 669 21.6 5
8 Drew Pearson Tulsa MVC 33 690 20.9 5 33 690 20.9 5
9 Lynn Swann* Southern California Pac-8 27 543 20.1 3 11 117 10.6 0 38 660 17.4 3
10 Jack Forde Navy Ind 21 421 20.0 2 3 19 6.3 0 24 440 18.3 2
11 Jeff Mack Wisconsin Big Ten 27 528 19.6 5 68 286 4.2 1 95 814 8.6 6
12 Willie Armstead Utah WAC 28 542 19.4 5 28 542 19.4 5
13 Ricky Scales Virginia Tech Ind 43 826 19.2 7 43 826 19.2 7
14 Wayne Wheeler Alabama SEC 30 573 19.1 7 1 -1 -1.0 0 31 572 18.5 7
15 Isaac Curtis San Diego State PCAA 44 832 18.9 7 8 16 2.0 0 52 848 16.3 7
16 Barry Dean Arizona WAC 22 414 18.8 3 22 414 18.8 3
17 Kenny Harrison Southern Methodist SWC 29 542 18.7 4 2 -6 -3.0 0 31 536 17.3 4
18 Willie Jones* Iowa State Big 8 36 671 18.6 5 3 4 1.3 0 39 675 17.3 5
19 Jim Lash Northwestern Big Ten 36 667 18.5 2 1 -7 -7.0 0 37 660 17.8 2
20 Theopolis Bell Arizona WAC 22 408 18.5 4 3 8 2.7 0 25 416 16.6 4
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Garvin Roberson Illinois Big Ten 31 569 18.4 5 31 569 18.4 5
22 Steve Fraser Colgate Ind 29 535 18.4 4 29 535 18.4 4
23 Archie Gray Wyoming WAC 22 405 18.4 2 3 -3 -1.0 0 25 402 16.1 2
24 Dennis Goss Clemson ACC 21 385 18.3 1 4 27 6.8 0 25 412 16.5 1
25 Dwight Gates Appalachian State Southern 26 473 18.2 6 1 23 23.0 0 27 496 18.4 6
26 Bruce Adams Kansas Big 8 39 704 18.1 8 7 -1 -0.1 0 46 703 15.3 8
27 Barry Smith Florida State Ind 69 1243 18.0 13 3 11 3.7 1 72 1254 17.4 14
28 Jim Moore Texas SWC 23 413 18.0 0 23 413 18.0 0
29 Donnie Reel Virginia Tech Ind 31 555 17.9 2 1 8 8.0 1 32 563 17.6 3
30 Willie Miller Colorado State WAC 42 749 17.8 3 4 16 4.0 0 46 765 16.6 3
31 Emmett Edwards Kansas Big 8 26 464 17.8 2 1 17 17.0 0 27 481 17.8 2
32 Tyrone Byrd Dartmouth Ivy 19 339 17.8 3 19 339 17.8 3
33 Billy Joe DuPree Michigan State Big Ten 23 406 17.7 0 23 406 17.7 0
34 David Yaege North Texas MVC 42 738 17.6 2 4 118 29.5 0 46 856 18.6 2
35 Johnny Rodgers* Nebraska Big 8 58 1013 17.5 9 73 348 4.8 10 131 1361 10.4 19
36 John Hagerty Harvard Ivy 19 332 17.5 3 1 0 0.0 0 20 332 16.6 3
37 Frank Murphy Air Force Ind 31 539 17.4 7 7 36 5.1 0 38 575 15.1 7
38 Bob Palm Oregon Pac-8 24 418 17.4 4 4 8 2.0 0 28 426 15.2 4
39 David Kervin North Texas MVC 35 605 17.3 4 35 605 17.3 4
40 Willie Jackson Florida SEC 23 397 17.3 4 1 -7 -7.0 0 24 390 16.3 4
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
41 Mark Wakefield Tampa Ind 23 391 17.0 0 23 391 17.0 0
42 Jimmy Robinson Georgia Tech Ind 48 812 16.9 9 3 16 5.3 0 51 828 16.2 9
43 Marshall Mills West Virginia Ind 39 659 16.9 3 2 -2 -1.0 0 41 657 16.0 3
44 Mike Telep Columbia Ivy 29 491 16.9 3 29 491 16.9 3
45 Bob Burns Georgia SEC 23 389 16.9 0 16 40 2.5 1 39 429 11.0 1
46 Ronnie Moore Virginia Military Institute Southern 40 673 16.8 3 5 13 2.6 0 45 686 15.2 3
47 Joe Petty Arizona State WAC 31 522 16.8 4 3 -11 -3.7 0 34 511 15.0 4
48 Craig Valentine Virginia Tech Ind 22 369 16.8 4 22 369 16.8 4
49 Walt Walker Davidson Southern 62 1031 16.6 8 1 -13 -13.0 0 63 1018 16.2 8
50 Greg Taylor Texas-El Paso WAC 53 878 16.6 4 53 878 16.6 4
51 Jim Hodge Arkansas SWC 27 449 16.6 2 1 7 7.0 0 28 456 16.3 2
52 Bill Buckley Mississippi State SEC 47 776 16.5 6 1 5 5.0 0 48 781 16.3 6
53 Scott Freeman Wyoming WAC 26 429 16.5 4 19 55 2.9 2 45 484 10.8 6
54 David Knight William & Mary Southern 44 721 16.4 6 4 39 9.8 1 48 760 15.8 7
55 Steve Bilko Villanova Ind 21 343 16.3 2 21 343 16.3 2
56 Ken Matthews Long Beach State PCAA 58 938 16.2 2 58 938 16.2 2
57 Charles Young* Southern California Pac-8 29 470 16.2 3 29 470 16.2 3
58 Gerald Keigley* Louisiana State SEC 29 469 16.2 7 29 469 16.2 7
59 Steve Shores Tulsa MVC 23 373 16.2 2 23 373 16.2 2
60 Larry Nickels Dayton Ind 44 706 16.0 3 1 2 2.0 0 45 708 15.7 3
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
61 Nate Stephens West Virginia Ind 36 577 16.0 4 36 577 16.0 4
62 Tom Sweeney Rutgers Ind 23 369 16.0 1 23 369 16.0 1
63 Curt Wurst Fresno State PCAA 21 336 16.0 2 21 336 16.0 2
64 Dave Juenger Ohio MAC 32 508 15.9 6 51 70 1.4 1 83 578 7.0 7
65 Ken Smith New Mexico WAC 24 382 15.9 2 24 382 15.9 2
66 Ron Arceneaux Rice SWC 24 379 15.8 1 1 47 47.0 0 25 426 17.0 1
67 Gary Butler Rice SWC 45 708 15.7 1 45 708 15.7 1
68 Chuck Belic Virginia ACC 39 613 15.7 5 10 32 3.2 0 49 645 13.2 5
69 Craig Clark Utah State Ind 38 595 15.7 5 4 50 12.5 1 42 645 15.4 6
70 Frank Russell Maryland ACC 30 472 15.7 1 30 472 15.7 1
71 Jerry Hughes Utah State Ind 41 639 15.6 4 171 679 4.0 5 212 1318 6.2 9
72 Tim Boyer San Diego State PCAA 30 464 15.5 2 0 0 2 30 464 15.5 4
73 Miles Moore Stanford Pac-8 27 418 15.5 4 1 -9 -9.0 0 28 409 14.6 4
74 Robert Ford Houston Ind 35 538 15.4 4 1 1 1.0 0 36 539 15.0 4
75 Dan Natale Penn State Ind 30 460 15.3 5 1 -3 -3.0 0 31 457 14.7 5
76 George Milosevic Cornell Ivy 37 564 15.2 3 37 564 15.2 3
77 Jerry List* Nebraska Big 8 24 364 15.2 3 2 13 6.5 0 26 377 14.5 3
78 Randy Grossman Temple Ind 23 349 15.2 3 23 349 15.2 3
79 Steve Sweeney California Pac-8 52 785 15.1 13 1 5 5.0 0 53 790 14.9 13
80 Chuck Foreman Miami (FL) Ind 37 557 15.1 3 107 484 4.5 3 144 1041 7.2 6
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
81 Keith Krepfle* Iowa State Big 8 30 450 15.0 4 3 0 0.0 0 33 450 13.6 4
82 John Brady Washington Pac-8 30 450 15.0 3 5 17 3.4 0 35 467 13.3 3
83 Jeff Smith Brown Ivy 23 346 15.0 5 23 346 15.0 5
84 Brock Aynsley Washington State Pac-8 23 344 15.0 3 1 8 8.0 0 24 352 14.7 3
85 Hank Cook New Mexico State MVC 41 611 14.9 1 1 3 3.0 0 42 614 14.6 1
86 Ike Harris* Iowa State Big 8 30 446 14.9 5 30 446 14.9 5
87 Mel Briggs Boston College Ind 42 620 14.8 8 42 620 14.8 8
88 Vince Stafford Chattanooga Ind 30 443 14.8 2 30 443 14.8 2
89 Fred Leathers California Pac-8 29 429 14.8 3 88 404 4.6 3 117 833 7.1 6
90 Willie Townsend Notre Dame Ind 25 369 14.8 4 2 43 21.5 0 27 412 15.3 4
91 Jimmy Jerome North Carolina ACC 22 326 14.8 4 11 66 6.0 0 33 392 11.9 4
92 Todd Toerper Pittsburgh Ind 34 501 14.7 3 34 501 14.7 3
93 Greg Smith Air Force Ind 26 382 14.7 3 26 382 14.7 3
94 Ralph Bierdeman Dayton Ind 22 324 14.7 0 22 324 14.7 0
95 Bob Redmond Washington State Pac-8 22 324 14.7 2 3 34 11.3 0 25 358 14.3 2
96 Tommy Strahan Mississippi State SEC 21 308 14.7 1 21 308 14.7 1
97 Gregg Brown Dartmouth Ivy 18 260 14.4 2 18 260 14.4 2
98 Jeff Calabrese Toledo MAC 62 886 14.3 2 62 886 14.3 2
99 Don Ratliff Maryland ACC 36 515 14.3 6 36 515 14.3 6
100 John Viher Miami (OH) MAC 29 414 14.3 3 29 414 14.3 3
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
101 Henry Childs Kansas State Big 8 33 467 14.2 5 33 467 14.2 5
102 Richard Osborne Texas A&M SWC 31 440 14.2 1 31 440 14.2 1
103 Mike Oven Georgia Tech Ind 25 355 14.2 2 25 355 14.2 2
104 Don Seymour Toledo MAC 22 312 14.2 0 22 312 14.2 0
105 Kerry Brown Princeton Ivy 31 436 14.1 2 31 436 14.1 2
106 Lance Robbins Utah WAC 28 394 14.1 2 28 394 14.1 2
107 Dan Bungori Maryland ACC 24 339 14.1 1 24 339 14.1 1
108 Lonnie Crittenden Texas-El Paso WAC 46 642 14.0 3 3 -11 -3.7 0 49 631 12.9 3
109 Gary Pinkel* Kent State MAC 34 477 14.0 3 34 477 14.0 3
110 Nat Moore Florida SEC 25 351 14.0 4 145 845 5.8 9 170 1196 7.0 13
111 Dave Bateman California Pac-8 23 322 14.0 1 4 7 1.8 0 27 329 12.2 1
112 Mike Haggard South Carolina Ind 46 639 13.9 8 46 639 13.9 8
113 Ricky Crosby Citadel Southern 32 446 13.9 4 32 446 13.9 4
114 Gene Austin Fresno State PCAA 28 388 13.9 4 28 388 13.9 4
115 Tom Forzani Utah State Ind 85 1169 13.8 8 85 1169 13.8 8
116 Eric Cross Stanford Pac-8 53 730 13.8 9 1 9 9.0 0 54 739 13.7 9
117 Lanny Steed Marshall Ind 37 509 13.8 2 37 509 13.8 2
118 Bill Scott Stanford Pac-8 27 372 13.8 1 27 372 13.8 1
119 Brad Boyd* Louisiana State SEC 24 331 13.8 5 24 331 13.8 5
120 Glenn Scolnik Indiana Big Ten 53 727 13.7 6 1 15 15.0 0 54 742 13.7 6
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
121 Greg Specht Oregon Pac-8 52 710 13.7 4 52 710 13.7 4
122 Charles Dancer Baylor SWC 34 463 13.6 1 34 463 13.6 1
123 Jackie Brown South Carolina Ind 32 436 13.6 0 32 436 13.6 0
124 Mike Harris Fresno State PCAA 30 407 13.6 3 30 407 13.6 3
125 J.V. Cain Colorado Big 8 30 407 13.6 0 12 112 9.3 1 42 519 12.4 1
126 Andre Tillman Texas Tech SWC 21 285 13.6 0 21 285 13.6 0
127 Mike Burnop Virginia Tech Ind 34 459 13.5 3 34 459 13.5 3
128 Mike Mahoney Richmond Southern 26 351 13.5 4 26 351 13.5 4
129 Chip Regine Brown Ivy 51 681 13.4 6 51 681 13.4 6
130 Bob Revelle* Nebraska Big 8 41 548 13.4 4 41 548 13.4 4
131 Jesse Parks Columbia Ivy 33 441 13.4 2 2 9 4.5 0 35 450 12.9 2
132 Chuck Driesbach Villanova Ind 29 389 13.4 1 29 389 13.4 1
133 Brian Kilgore Baylor SWC 23 307 13.3 2 38 230 6.1 0 61 537 8.8 2
134 Mike Reppond Arkansas SWC 36 475 13.2 4 36 475 13.2 4
135 J.K. McKay* Southern California Pac-8 26 342 13.2 4 26 342 13.2 4
136 Ike McBee San Jose State PCAA 30 393 13.1 1 2 4 2.0 0 32 397 12.4 1
137 Dave Sullivan Virginia ACC 51 662 13.0 7 2 15 7.5 0 53 677 12.8 7
138 Doug Parker Southern Mississippi Ind 41 534 13.0 0 41 534 13.0 0
139 Brian Rollins Iowa Big Ten 29 378 13.0 2 4 64 16.0 0 33 442 13.4 2
140 Bob Pickard Xavier Ind 43 555 12.9 1 24 34 1.4 2 67 589 8.8 3
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
141 Scooter Warren New Mexico State MVC 43 555 12.9 6 43 555 12.9 6
142 Edwin Collins Rice SWC 42 540 12.9 5 2 -7 -3.5 0 44 533 12.1 5
143 Butch Veazey Mississippi SEC 29 374 12.9 8 29 374 12.9 8
144 Kevin Ault Idaho Ind 23 296 12.9 2 23 296 12.9 2
145 Gary Parris Florida State Ind 49 629 12.8 4 49 629 12.8 4
146 Gary Barnes Louisville MVC 52 655 12.6 4 52 655 12.6 4
147 Joe Neary Holy Cross Ind 20 251 12.6 1 3 23 7.7 2 23 274 11.9 3
148 Bill Kairit Brown Ivy 17 214 12.6 1 17 214 12.6 1
149 Steve Craig Northwestern Big Ten 29 362 12.5 4 29 362 12.5 4
150 Pete Taggares Washington Pac-8 27 335 12.4 3 127 450 3.5 8 154 785 5.1 11
151 Marshall Veal Southern Mississippi Ind 24 297 12.4 2 24 297 12.4 2
152 Jim Ward Army Ind 32 393 12.3 4 32 393 12.3 4
153 John Schroll Kansas Big 8 28 344 12.3 2 2 12 6.0 0 30 356 11.9 2
154 Chris Moyneur San Jose State PCAA 46 559 12.2 4 46 559 12.2 4
155 Stan Davis Memphis MVC 39 476 12.2 2 24 158 6.6 1 63 634 10.1 3
156 Bernie Kirchner West Virginia Ind 23 280 12.2 1 23 280 12.2 1
157 Vic Wilfore East Carolina Southern 23 280 12.2 5 23 280 12.2 5
158 Jack Alvarez Kentucky SEC 41 487 11.9 0 41 487 11.9 0
159 Tom Sloan Temple Ind 20 236 11.8 1 45 123 2.7 0 65 359 5.5 1
160 Bob Schaeffer Villanova Ind 22 258 11.7 1 3 12 4.0 0 25 270 10.8 1
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
161 Steve Patterson Texas Christian SWC 22 255 11.6 2 1 0 0.0 0 23 255 11.1 2
162 Andy Davis Davidson Southern 47 541 11.5 2 47 541 11.5 2
163 John Sawyer Southern Mississippi Ind 21 242 11.5 1 21 242 11.5 1
164 Zeke Harden Cincinnati Ind 29 330 11.4 1 5 4 0.8 0 34 334 9.8 1
165 Logan Hunter Brigham Young WAC 49 555 11.3 2 49 555 11.3 2
166 Barrett Rosser Cornell Ivy 17 192 11.3 2 8 33 4.1 0 25 225 9.0 2
167 Clint Graves Temple Ind 63 707 11.2 3 63 707 11.2 3
168 Ray Barga Kentucky SEC 28 307 11.0 1 11 57 5.2 0 39 364 9.3 1
169 Clint Bradshaw Appalachian State Southern 23 254 11.0 3 47 234 5.0 3 70 488 7.0 6
170 Bert Calland Navy Ind 61 650 10.7 2 5 10 2.0 0 66 660 10.0 2
171 John Goerger Kansas State Big 8 57 612 10.7 1 57 612 10.7 1
172 Stan Eure East Carolina Southern 24 250 10.4 2 24 250 10.4 2
173 George Uremovich Illinois Big Ten 21 219 10.4 1 152 611 4.0 5 173 830 4.8 6
174 Larry Christoff Rutgers Ind 27 278 10.3 1 27 278 10.3 1
175 Tony Burdock Louisville MVC 37 374 10.1 4 37 374 10.1 4
176 Bill Skinner Princeton Ivy 27 266 9.9 2 27 266 9.9 2
177 Robert Miller Kansas Big 8 21 208 9.9 2 62 330 5.3 5 83 538 6.5 7
178 Ken Grandberry Washington State Pac-8 28 273 9.8 1 214 833 3.9 11 242 1106 4.6 12
179 Ronnie Norman Virginia Military Institute Southern 21 205 9.8 2 131 481 3.7 2 152 686 4.5 4
180 Kim Knoppe Xavier Ind 29 272 9.4 2 29 272 9.4 2
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
181 Steve Ogden Navy Ind 26 242 9.3 2 26 242 9.3 2
182 Maurice Anderson Oregon Pac-8 23 211 9.2 1 96 259 2.7 3 119 470 3.9 4
183 Mike Davison Florida State Ind 24 198 8.3 1 80 372 4.7 5 104 570 5.5 6
184 Paul Loughran Temple Ind 24 197 8.2 2 125 593 4.7 4 149 790 5.3 6
185 Wilson Plunkett Southern Mississippi Ind 23 188 8.2 1 59 293 5.0 1 82 481 5.9 2
186 Gary Ferguson Rice SWC 24 191 8.0 2 160 639 4.0 1 184 830 4.5 3
187 James Barber Virginia Tech Ind 35 278 7.9 0 186 624 3.4 13 221 902 4.1 13
188 Howard Stevens Louisville MVC 29 221 7.6 3 259 1294 5.0 13 288 1515 5.3 16