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1973 Receiving Stats

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National Champions: Notre Dame (AP, FWAA, NFF), Alabama (UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: John Cappelletti (Penn State)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Johnny Majors (Pittsburgh)

AP Preseason #1: Southern California ▪ AP Final #1: Notre Dame

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185 Players

Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Larry Stokes Chattanooga Ind 26 726 27.9 8 1 8 8.0 0 27 734 27.2 8
2 Bob Bucola Pennsylvania Ivy 23 629 27.3 5 1 -7 -7.0 0 24 622 25.9 5
3 Archie Gray Wyoming WAC 40 988 24.7 7 2 -24 -12.0 0 42 964 23.0 7
4 Stanley Morgan Tennessee SEC 22 511 23.2 4 2 32 16.0 0 24 543 22.6 4
5 Danny Buggs West Virginia Ind 27 624 23.1 5 13 103 7.9 2 40 727 18.2 7
6 Vance Jackson North Texas MVC 29 639 22.0 3 29 639 22.0 3
7 Morris Owens Arizona State WAC 50 1076 21.5 9 7 33 4.7 2 57 1109 19.5 11
8 Ricky Scales Virginia Tech Ind 36 772 21.4 7 8 52 6.5 1 44 824 18.7 8
9 T.C. Blair Tulsa MVC 23 493 21.4 1 23 493 21.4 1
10 Mike Mahoney Richmond Southern 26 522 20.1 6 26 522 20.1 6
11 Frosty Anderson* Nebraska Big 8 27 524 19.4 8 27 524 19.4 8
12 Mike Green Ohio MAC 22 425 19.3 3 2 3 1.5 0 24 428 17.8 3
13 Keith Denson San Diego State PCAA 48 922 19.2 11 2 -21 -10.5 0 50 901 18.0 11
14 Steve Odom Utah WAC 38 723 19.0 8 17 64 3.8 0 55 787 14.3 8
15 David Kervin North Texas MVC 34 641 18.9 6 20 82 4.1 0 54 723 13.4 6
16 Dan Jones Long Beach State PCAA 23 435 18.9 2 4 -1 -0.3 0 27 434 16.1 2
17 Carl Roaches Texas A&M SWC 21 391 18.6 1 2 -2 -1.0 0 23 389 16.9 1
18 Lee McGriff Florida SEC 38 703 18.5 5 1 1 1.0 0 39 704 18.1 5
19 John Mastronardo Villanova Ind 29 533 18.4 0 29 533 18.4 0
20 Craig Clark Utah State Ind 27 495 18.3 5 4 16 4.0 0 31 511 16.5 5
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Stan Eure East Carolina Southern 27 495 18.3 6 1 6 6.0 0 28 501 17.9 6
22 Don Buckey North Carolina State ACC 24 439 18.3 2 24 439 18.3 2
23 Mike Shumann Florida State Ind 21 380 18.1 2 21 380 18.1 2
24 Dave Logan Colorado Big 8 22 395 18.0 4 4 38 9.5 0 26 433 16.7 4
25 Eddie Tate Southern Mississippi Ind 21 378 18.0 1 21 378 18.0 1
26 Harrison Davis Virginia ACC 44 773 17.6 5 3 5 1.7 0 47 778 16.6 5
27 Don Seymour Toledo MAC 44 773 17.6 9 0 0 1 44 773 17.6 10
28 Jimmy Robinson Georgia Tech Ind 34 597 17.6 2 6 15 2.5 0 40 612 15.3 2
29 Charles Dancer Baylor SWC 53 927 17.5 7 53 927 17.5 7
30 Randy Grossman Temple Ind 39 683 17.5 4 1 -4 -4.0 0 40 679 17.0 4
31 Gary Hayman Penn State Ind 30 525 17.5 3 30 525 17.5 3
32 Bobby Ward Memphis Ind 43 744 17.3 7 4 9 2.3 0 47 753 16.0 7
33 Gerald Tinker Kent State MAC 35 602 17.2 2 5 10 2.0 0 40 612 15.3 2
34 Bob Harding Princeton Ivy 23 395 17.2 3 23 395 17.2 3
35 Hank Cook New Mexico State MVC 65 1111 17.1 8 3 10 3.3 0 68 1121 16.5 8
36 Stan Ricketts Wichita State MVC 36 615 17.1 2 36 615 17.1 2
37 Tom Sweeney Rutgers Ind 28 479 17.1 3 28 479 17.1 3
38 Mark Neal Arizona WAC 23 393 17.1 1 23 393 17.1 1
39 Dan Natale Penn State Ind 21 359 17.1 2 0 78 1 21 437 20.8 3
40 Lynn Swann* Southern California Pac-8 42 714 17.0 6 14 99 7.1 0 56 813 14.5 6
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
41 Gordy Bengel Clemson ACC 21 358 17.0 2 2 11 5.5 0 23 369 16.0 2
42 Mike Bartik Furman Southern 31 525 16.9 2 3 30 10.0 0 34 555 16.3 2
43 Mel Briggs Boston College Ind 23 388 16.9 1 12 144 12.0 2 35 532 15.2 3
44 Theopolis Bell Arizona WAC 47 790 16.8 7 9 43 4.8 0 56 833 14.9 7
45 Bruce Puhr Southern Illinois Ind 23 386 16.8 0 23 386 16.8 0
46 Walter Oldes Washington Pac-8 27 450 16.7 3 27 450 16.7 3
47 Dave Lake Colgate Ind 26 433 16.7 3 1 9 9.0 1 27 442 16.4 4
48 Mike Farrell South Carolina Ind 22 367 16.7 2 22 367 16.7 2
49 Lee Overton Oregon State Pac-8 21 351 16.7 0 11 45 4.1 0 32 396 12.4 0
50 Dave Casper Notre Dame Ind 19 317 16.7 4 19 317 16.7 4
51 Don Clune Pennsylvania Ivy 53 882 16.6 7 53 882 16.6 7
52 Ike McBee San Jose State PCAA 43 712 16.6 4 1 14 14.0 0 44 726 16.5 4
53 Garvin Roberson Illinois Big Ten 25 416 16.6 2 25 416 16.6 2
54 Andre Tillman Texas Tech SWC 26 428 16.5 5 26 428 16.5 5
55 Larry Van Loan Navy Ind 33 542 16.4 4 33 542 16.4 4
56 Lonnie Crittenden Texas-El Paso WAC 40 650 16.3 5 1 11 11.0 0 41 661 16.1 5
57 Steve Marcantonio Miami (FL) Ind 35 568 16.2 2 35 568 16.2 2
58 Bill Singler Stanford Pac-8 31 501 16.2 5 31 501 16.2 5
59 Mike Murphy Drake MVC 21 340 16.2 0 2 15 7.5 0 23 355 15.4 0
60 Doug Martin Vanderbilt SEC 21 340 16.2 3 21 340 16.2 3
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
61 Bill Buckley Mississippi State SEC 41 661 16.1 7 2 0 0.0 0 43 661 15.4 7
62 Kelvin Kirk Dayton Ind 36 578 16.1 3 36 578 16.1 3
63 Darold Nogle San Diego State PCAA 59 945 16.0 6 1 2 2.0 0 60 947 15.8 6
64 Greg Moses San Diego State PCAA 32 511 16.0 4 32 511 16.0 4
65 Russ Francis Oregon Pac-8 31 495 16.0 4 31 495 16.0 4
66 Steve Craig Northwestern Big Ten 30 479 16.0 6 30 479 16.0 6
67 Roger Wallace Bowling Green State MAC 37 587 15.9 3 7 25 3.6 0 44 612 13.9 3
68 Emmett Edwards* Kansas Big 8 53 840 15.8 3 53 840 15.8 3
69 Mark Wakefield Tampa Ind 35 554 15.8 2 35 554 15.8 2
70 Rick Kimbrough Mississippi SEC 29 459 15.8 5 29 459 15.8 5
71 Henry Childs Kansas State Big 8 32 502 15.7 2 3 -10 -3.3 0 35 492 14.1 2
72 Bruce Starks Cornell Ivy 31 483 15.6 3 31 483 15.6 3
73 Walter White Maryland ACC 27 422 15.6 5 1 22 22.0 0 28 444 15.9 5
74 Mike Harris Fresno State PCAA 23 359 15.6 1 23 359 15.6 1
75 J.K. McKay* Southern California Pac-8 28 434 15.5 6 28 434 15.5 6
76 Pete Demmerle Notre Dame Ind 26 404 15.5 5 26 404 15.5 5
77 Bennie Cunningham Clemson ACC 22 341 15.5 1 11 73 6.6 0 33 414 12.5 1
78 Dave Roberson Drake MVC 23 355 15.4 2 1 3 3.0 0 24 358 14.9 2
79 Mike Blandina Temple Ind 22 339 15.4 6 22 339 15.4 6
80 Randy Whately Toledo MAC 47 717 15.3 4 7 45 6.4 0 54 762 14.1 4
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
81 Mark Sheridan Holy Cross Ind 46 703 15.3 5 4 13 3.3 0 50 716 14.3 5
82 John Corrigan Cornell Ivy 28 427 15.3 2 1 4 4.0 0 29 431 14.9 2
83 John Wiggins Miami (OH) MAC 27 414 15.3 2 1 3 3.0 0 28 417 14.9 2
84 Steve Largent Tulsa MVC 33 501 15.2 4 1 5 5.0 0 34 506 14.9 4
85 Billy Hardee Virginia Tech Ind 29 441 15.2 4 2 9 4.5 0 31 450 14.5 4
86 Tommy Strahan Mississippi State SEC 26 394 15.2 2 26 394 15.2 2
87 Bob Palm Oregon Pac-8 27 407 15.1 5 1 3 3.0 0 28 410 14.6 5
88 Willie Walker Chattanooga Ind 27 407 15.1 0 27 407 15.1 0
89 Marty Woolbright South Carolina Ind 23 347 15.1 4 1 14 14.0 0 24 361 15.0 4
90 Willie Miller Colorado State WAC 53 793 15.0 6 2 4 2.0 0 55 797 14.5 6
91 Jim Kennedy Colorado State WAC 24 357 14.9 4 3 33 11.0 1 27 390 14.4 5
92 Bert Calland Navy Ind 22 328 14.9 3 7 11 1.6 0 29 339 11.7 3
93 Woody Green Arizona State WAC 22 328 14.9 5 184 1182 6.4 9 206 1510 7.3 14
94 Ronnie Moore Virginia Military Institute Southern 46 676 14.7 4 6 78 13.0 1 52 754 14.5 5
95 Jack Ettinger Arkansas SWC 28 411 14.7 1 28 411 14.7 1
96 Reggie Ishman Stanford Pac-8 27 398 14.7 2 27 398 14.7 2
97 Greg Hudson Arizona State WAC 54 788 14.6 7 1 7 7.0 0 55 795 14.5 7
98 Ben Fordham Duke ACC 30 438 14.6 0 30 438 14.6 0
99 Keith Krepfle Iowa State Big 8 30 436 14.5 5 30 436 14.5 5
100 Ray Rhodes Tulsa MVC 25 359 14.4 3 9 89 9.9 1 34 448 13.2 4
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
101 Joe Bowser Lamar Ind 38 545 14.3 3 38 545 14.3 3
102 Merced Solis West Texas A&M MVC 35 499 14.3 0 35 499 14.3 0
103 Steve Rivera California Pac-8 25 357 14.3 1 25 357 14.3 1
104 Rich Lilienthal Ohio MAC 20 285 14.3 2 5 8 1.6 0 25 293 11.7 2
105 John Dunn Wyoming WAC 25 356 14.2 3 25 356 14.2 3
106 David Jagdmann West Virginia Ind 30 424 14.1 2 30 424 14.1 2
107 Leonard Isabell Tulsa MVC 29 410 14.1 5 29 410 14.1 5
108 Barry Armstrong Army Ind 21 296 14.1 1 1 1 1.0 0 22 297 13.5 1
109 Pat Kelly Texas SWC 19 268 14.1 0 19 268 14.1 0
110 Trent Smock Indiana Big Ten 36 505 14.0 5 2 0 0.0 0 38 505 13.3 5
111 Richard Osborne Texas A&M SWC 29 405 14.0 1 29 405 14.0 1
112 Pete Curtin Harvard Ivy 26 363 14.0 1 26 363 14.0 1
113 Barry Burton Vanderbilt SEC 22 308 14.0 5 2 -7 -3.5 0 24 301 12.5 5
114 Lance Robbins Utah WAC 31 430 13.9 1 31 430 13.9 1
115 Dan O'Rourke Colorado State WAC 24 333 13.9 0 24 333 13.9 0
116 Ritch Bahe* Nebraska Big 8 32 441 13.8 2 56 319 5.7 1 88 760 8.6 3
117 Frank Murphy Air Force Ind 30 415 13.8 5 47 191 4.1 2 77 606 7.9 7
118 Dennis Scannell Villanova Ind 21 289 13.8 2 1 4 4.0 0 22 293 13.3 2
119 Ed Lofton Rice SWC 39 534 13.7 3 39 534 13.7 3
120 Marshall Mills West Virginia Ind 29 397 13.7 2 29 397 13.7 2
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
121 Bruce Adams* Kansas Big 8 34 458 13.5 7 2 -14 -7.0 0 36 444 12.3 7
122 Chuck Driesbach Villanova Ind 24 323 13.5 2 24 323 13.5 2
123 Pat McInally Harvard Ivy 56 752 13.4 7 2 2 1.0 0 58 754 13.0 7
124 Eddie Woodard Kent State MAC 26 349 13.4 0 7 30 4.3 0 33 379 11.5 0
125 Mark McDonald Washington Pac-8 22 294 13.4 2 22 294 13.4 2
126 Mike Telep Columbia Ivy 43 572 13.3 1 43 572 13.3 1
127 Art Westberg New Mexico State MVC 21 277 13.2 1 21 277 13.2 1
128 Brad Longnecker Texas-El Paso WAC 24 314 13.1 0 24 314 13.1 0
129 Rich Richiski Colgate Ind 21 275 13.1 0 21 275 13.1 0
130 Lynn Zwahlen Brigham Young WAC 25 324 13.0 0 2 11 5.5 0 27 335 12.4 0
131 Bill Smyth Navy Ind 24 312 13.0 2 24 312 13.0 2
132 Jimmy Jerome North Carolina ACC 24 309 12.9 3 11 68 6.2 0 35 377 10.8 3
133 Joe Neary Holy Cross Ind 38 488 12.8 1 8 26 3.3 0 46 514 11.2 1
134 Harvey McGee Southern Mississippi Ind 28 359 12.8 1 28 359 12.8 1
135 Mark Fields Georgia Tech Ind 22 281 12.8 1 22 281 12.8 1
136 J.V. Cain Colorado Big 8 23 293 12.7 2 2 2 1.0 0 25 295 11.8 2
137 Mike Flanagan Indiana Big Ten 33 416 12.6 0 3 16 5.3 0 36 432 12.0 0
138 Mike Hopkins San Jose State PCAA 28 352 12.6 2 3 13 4.3 1 31 365 11.8 3
139 Dan Prager San Jose State PCAA 25 316 12.6 3 1 2 2.0 0 26 318 12.2 3
140 Dave Zumbach Boston College Ind 41 509 12.4 3 1 7 7.0 0 42 516 12.3 3
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
141 Mike Pistorius Brigham Young WAC 37 457 12.4 2 37 457 12.4 2
142 Jesse Mathers Vanderbilt SEC 34 423 12.4 1 4 30 7.5 1 38 453 11.9 2
143 Brian Rollins Iowa Big Ten 33 408 12.4 1 5 51 10.2 0 38 459 12.1 1
144 John Sawyer Southern Mississippi Ind 22 272 12.4 1 22 272 12.4 1
145 Jaime Garza Tulane Ind 21 261 12.4 4 1 0 0.0 0 22 261 11.9 4
146 Jim Ward Army Ind 35 431 12.3 2 35 431 12.3 2
147 Frank McCallion Dayton Ind 26 321 12.3 1 26 321 12.3 1
148 Curt Wurst Fresno State PCAA 25 308 12.3 2 4 29 7.3 0 29 337 11.6 2
149 Frank Russell Maryland ACC 39 468 12.0 3 39 468 12.0 3
150 Bob Habbe Southern Illinois Ind 22 265 12.0 0 2 4 2.0 0 24 269 11.2 0
151 Jay Miller Brigham Young WAC 100 1181 11.8 8 100 1181 11.8 8
152 Walt Walker Davidson Southern 52 606 11.7 2 12 70 5.8 0 64 676 10.6 2
153 Greg Lindsey Oregon Pac-8 22 255 11.6 2 22 255 11.6 2
154 Charles Waddell North Carolina ACC 21 242 11.5 3 21 242 11.5 3
155 Mike Harding Davidson Southern 40 455 11.4 2 40 455 11.4 2
156 Gary Pinkel Kent State MAC 36 409 11.4 1 36 409 11.4 1
157 John Ross Toledo MAC 28 319 11.4 2 28 319 11.4 2
158 Bob Fernandez Yale Ivy 23 261 11.3 0 23 261 11.3 0
159 James Thompson Memphis Ind 46 517 11.2 0 46 517 11.2 0
160 Bill Skinner Princeton Ivy 27 299 11.1 1 27 299 11.1 1
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
161 Glen Dempsey Cornell Ivy 18 199 11.1 2 18 199 11.1 2
162 Hal Proppe Drake MVC 35 384 11.0 1 35 384 11.0 1
163 Gary Pomeroy Davidson Southern 47 513 10.9 4 47 513 10.9 4
164 Chuck Muncie California Pac-8 27 283 10.5 1 157 801 5.1 11 184 1084 5.9 12
165 Adolph Bellizeare Pennsylvania Ivy 19 192 10.1 2 159 746 4.7 7 178 938 5.3 9
166 Bill Kashetta Idaho Ind 22 220 10.0 2 22 220 10.0 2
167 Dick Maurer Oregon State Pac-8 33 326 9.9 0 95 393 4.1 5 128 719 5.6 5
168 Bill Berry Air Force Ind 25 245 9.8 1 86 354 4.1 0 111 599 5.4 1
169 Wayne Bower Brigham Young WAC 21 205 9.8 4 28 90 3.2 2 49 295 6.0 6
170 Fuzzy Filliez Marshall Ind 40 383 9.6 2 40 383 9.6 2
171 Bruce Southall Georgia Tech Ind 21 201 9.6 0 85 316 3.7 1 106 517 4.9 1
172 Tim Coles Idaho Ind 43 406 9.4 1 43 406 9.4 1
173 Mark Van Eeghen Colgate Ind 19 177 9.3 1 238 1089 4.6 14 257 1266 4.9 15
174 Jim Trolice Villanova Ind 31 263 8.5 4 31 263 8.5 4
175 Ken Ferguson Drake MVC 23 195 8.5 0 103 389 3.8 1 126 584 4.6 1
176 Robert Miller* Kansas Big 8 31 257 8.3 2 92 446 4.8 2 123 703 5.7 4
177 Bob Petchel Syracuse Ind 22 183 8.3 0 22 183 8.3 0
178 Delvin Williams* Kansas Big 8 37 303 8.2 1 208 788 3.8 9 245 1091 4.5 10
179 Ed Farmer Villanova Ind 26 205 7.9 0 105 410 3.9 2 131 615 4.7 2
180 Fritz Brayton Washington State Pac-8 23 175 7.6 2 23 175 7.6 2
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
181 Steve Buchanan Holy Cross Ind 23 174 7.6 3 183 849 4.6 4 206 1023 5.0 7
182 Freddie Carolina Tulsa MVC 38 271 7.1 3 137 540 3.9 5 175 811 4.6 8
183 Joe Whitney Texas-Arlington Ind 20 131 6.6 0 98 363 3.7 2 118 494 4.2 2
184 Dave Darden San Diego State PCAA 29 170 5.9 0 84 335 4.0 3 113 505 4.5 3
185 Phil Rogers Virginia Tech Ind 27 97 3.6 0 175 1036 5.9 1 202 1133 5.6 1