1976 Leaders

Pass Completion Percentage
1. Kevin CaseDartmouth 61.0
2. Ron BassSouth Carolina 59.8
3. Jack ThompsonWashington State 58.6
4. Jimmy BlackFlorida State 57.9
5. Guy BenjaminStanford 57.6
6. Vince Ferragamo* • Nebraska 57.0
7. Gifford Nielsen* • Brigham Young 56.7
8. Steve HaynesLouisiana Tech 55.6
9. Bob GrausteinPennsylvania 55.2
10. Marty CrosbyCitadel 54.5
11. Steve DeBergSan Jose State 53.8
12. Tommy KramerRice 53.7
13. Vince Evans* • Southern California 53.7
14. Mike DunnDuke 53.6
15. Bob LesczynskiNavy 53.2
16. David WhitehurstFurman 53.0
17. Tom RozantzWilliam & Mary 52.7
18. Dan HaremannUtah 52.7
19. Jack HendersonOregon 52.7
20. Joe RothCalifornia 52.2
Passing Yards
1. Gifford Nielsen* • Brigham Young 3401
2. Tommy KramerRice 3317
3. Jack ThompsonWashington State 2762
4. Vince Ferragamo* • Nebraska 2254
5. Leamon HallArmy 2174
6. Steve DeBergSan Jose State 2084
7. Guy BenjaminStanford 1982
8. Steve HaynesLouisiana Tech 1981
9. Mark MillerBowling Green State 1839
10. Joe RothCalifornia 1789
11. Dennis SproulArizona State 1751
12. Ed SmithMichigan State 1749
13. Roy HenryLouisiana-Lafayette 1709
14. Rodney Allison* • Texas Tech 1651
15. Mike CarrollWisconsin 1627
16. Dan HaremannUtah 1585
17. Jack HendersonOregon 1582
18. Lloyd PattersonMemphis 1563
19. Ronnie Hickerson* • Tulsa 1554
20. Jimmy FisherFlorida 1511
Mike HowellLouisiana-Monroe 1511
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Steve HaynesLouisiana Tech 9.2
2. Lloyd PattersonMemphis 8.8
3. Jimmy BlackFlorida State 8.5
4. Gifford Nielsen* • Brigham Young 8.4
5. Vince Ferragamo* • Nebraska 8.1
6. Vince Evans* • Southern California 8.1
7. Steve DeBergSan Jose State 8.0
8. Randy DeanNorthwestern 7.8
9. Jack ThompsonWashington State 7.8
10. Noel MazzoneNew Mexico 7.6
11. Mark MillerBowling Green State 7.5
12. Rick SlagerNotre Dame 7.4
13. Kevin CaseDartmouth 7.3
14. Bob LesczynskiNavy 7.3
15. Dennis SproulArizona State 7.2
16. Mike HowellLouisiana-Monroe 7.2
17. Dan HaremannUtah 7.1
18. Art YarochBall State 6.9
19. Mark VitaliPurdue 6.9
20. Ed SmithMichigan State 6.8
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Lloyd PattersonMemphis 8.8
2. Steve DeBergSan Jose State 8.4
3. Steve HaynesLouisiana Tech 8.4
4. Vince Ferragamo* • Nebraska 8.3
5. Vince Evans* • Southern California 7.7
6. Gifford Nielsen* • Brigham Young 7.3
7. Bob LesczynskiNavy 7.3
8. Jimmy BlackFlorida State 7.2
9. Jack ThompsonWashington State 7.1
10. Kevin CaseDartmouth 6.8
11. Randy DeanNorthwestern 6.2
12. Mark MillerBowling Green State 6.2
13. Bob RelphColgate 6.2
14. Ed SmithMichigan State 6.1
15. Dennis SproulArizona State 6.0
16. Tommy KramerRice 5.8
17. Rick SlagerNotre Dame 5.6
18. Roy HenryLouisiana-Lafayette 5.6
19. Noel MazzoneNew Mexico 5.6
20. Marty CrosbyCitadel 5.5
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Steve HaynesLouisiana Tech 146.9
2. Vince Ferragamo* • Nebraska 145.1
3. Lloyd PattersonMemphis 141.8
4. Gifford Nielsen* • Brigham Young 140.1
5. Steve DeBergSan Jose State 140.0
6. Jimmy BlackFlorida State 135.5
7. Jack ThompsonWashington State 134.7
8. Vince Evans* • Southern California 133.9
9. Kevin CaseDartmouth 131.7
10. Bob LesczynskiNavy 128.3
11. Mark MillerBowling Green State 121.0
12. Ron BassSouth Carolina 120.4
13. Rick SlagerNotre Dame 119.7
14. Randy DeanNorthwestern 118.4
15. Ed SmithMichigan State 117.4
16. Roy HenryLouisiana-Lafayette 117.0
17. Guy BenjaminStanford 116.0
18. Tommy KramerRice 115.6
19. Dan HaremannUtah 114.9
20. Bob RelphColgate 113.3
Rushing Yards
1. Tony DorsettPittsburgh 2150
2. Terry Miller* • Oklahoma State 1714
3. Andre HerreraSouthern Illinois 1588
4. Jerome PersellWestern Michigan 1505
5. Rob Lytle* • Michigan 1469
6. Ricky Bell* • Southern California 1433
7. Mike Voight* • North Carolina 1407
8. Derrick JensenTexas-Arlington 1266
9. Jeff Logan* • Ohio State 1248
10. Mike WilliamsNew Mexico 1240
11. Ben GarrySouthern Mississippi 1236
12. Tony Reed* • Colorado 1210
13. Jim KruisWilliam & Mary 1164
14. Ben CowinsArkansas 1162
15. George WoodardTexas A&M 1153
16. Roscoe ColesVirginia Tech 1119
17. Terry RobiskieLouisiana State 1117
18. Theotis Brown* • UCLA 1092
19. Ted BrownNorth Carolina State 1088
20. Dexter GreenIowa State 1074
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Leroy HarrisArkansas State 7.0
2. Scott McConnellAppalachian State 6.9
3. Horace IvoryOklahoma 6.7
4. Rob Lytle* • Michigan 6.6
5. Laverne SmithKansas 6.6
6. Walter PackerMississippi State 6.6
7. Elvis PeacockOklahoma 6.6
8. Eddie HicksEast Carolina 6.5
9. Robert MayberryWest Texas A&M 6.5
10. Willie WilderFlorida 6.5
11. Tony NathanAlabama 6.4
12. Ben CowinsArkansas 6.3
13. Tony GreenFlorida 6.3
14. Brian DohertyHoly Cross 6.2
15. Alois BlackwellHouston 6.2
16. Bobby EmmonsTennessee 6.2
17. Bruce GibsonPacific 6.0
18. Bill CampfieldKansas 6.0
19. Terry Miller* • Oklahoma State 5.9
20. Harlan Huckleby* • Michigan 5.9
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Jim Smith* • Michigan 27.5
2. Wesley WalkerCalifornia 27.1
3. Scott WileyWest Texas A&M 24.1
4. Wes ChandlerFlorida 22.0
5. John FloydLouisiana-Monroe 21.9
6. Mike Chronister* • Brigham Young 21.9
7. Chuck Malito* • Nebraska 21.9
8. Dan KelleherNotre Dame 21.8
9. Ozzie NewsomeAlabama 21.2
10. Keith HartwigArizona 21.0
11. Larry MuckerArizona State 20.9
12. Mike AndressBall State 20.4
13. Randy Simmrin* • Southern California 20.4
14. Ricky RivasMemphis 20.3
15. Eddie FosterHouston 20.2
16. Kurt UnglaubFlorida State 20.2
17. Jack SteptoeUtah 19.8
18. Luther BlueIowa State 19.5
19. Martin CoxVanderbilt 19.4
20. Kirk GibsonMichigan State 19.2
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Tony DorsettPittsburgh 2217
2. Terry Miller* • Oklahoma State 1714
3. Andre HerreraSouthern Illinois 1614
4. Rob Lytle* • Michigan 1550
5. Jerome PersellWestern Michigan 1543
6. Ricky Bell* • Southern California 1518
7. Mike Voight* • North Carolina 1439
8. Mike WilliamsNew Mexico 1401
9. Bill RyckmanLouisiana Tech 1382
10. Ben GarrySouthern Mississippi 1362
11. Tony Reed* • Colorado 1338
12. Ted BrownNorth Carolina State 1327
13. George WoodardTexas A&M 1317
14. Dexter GreenIowa State 1314
15. Jeff Logan* • Ohio State 1292
16. Derrick JensenTexas-Arlington 1282
17. Leroy HarrisArkansas State 1257
18. Al HunterNotre Dame 1247
19. Rob CarpenterMiami (OH) 1241
20. Terry RobiskieLouisiana State 1226
Total Plays
1. Tommy KramerRice 562
2. Gifford Nielsen* • Brigham Young 489
3. Jack ThompsonWashington State 448
4. Leamon HallArmy 444
5. Jeff HepinstallToledo 388
6. Jack HendersonOregon 380
7. Noel MazzoneNew Mexico 376
8. Mark JacksonBaylor 373
9. Tony DorsettPittsburgh 370
10. Bud NelsonMarshall 369
11. Ronnie Hickerson* • Tulsa 366
12. Mike HowellLouisiana-Monroe 351
13. Vince Ferragamo* • Nebraska 348
14. Mike DunnDuke 344
15. Jeff MartinDrake 343
Tony DungyMinnesota 343
17. Dan HaremannUtah 336
18. Guy BenjaminStanford 333
19. Joe RothCalifornia 331
20. Ron BassSouth Carolina 330
Total Yards
1. Tommy KramerRice 3272
2. Gifford Nielsen* • Brigham Young 3134
3. Jack ThompsonWashington State 2702
4. Rodney Allison* • Texas Tech 2263
5. Vince Ferragamo* • Nebraska 2251
6. Tony DorsettPittsburgh 2150
7. Leamon HallArmy 2121
8. Noel MazzoneNew Mexico 2044
9. Dan HaremannUtah 2030
10. Steve DeBergSan Jose State 2011
11. Mark MillerBowling Green State 1980
12. Guy BenjaminStanford 1934
13. Steve HaynesLouisiana Tech 1869
14. Jimmy BlackFlorida State 1853
15. Mike HowellLouisiana-Monroe 1845
16. Mike DunnDuke 1835
17. Ronnie Hickerson* • Tulsa 1830
18. Jimmy FisherFlorida 1799
19. Art YarochBall State 1777
20. Mike CarrollWisconsin 1773
Total Yards Per Play
1. Gifford Nielsen* • Brigham Young 6.4
2. Tommy KramerRice 5.8
Field Goal Percentage
1. Brian Hall* • Texas Tech 76.2
2. Bill McKenzieWest Virginia 75.0
3. Tom Biddle* • North Carolina 73.7
4. Britt ParrishSouth Carolina 72.2
5. Carson LongPittsburgh 69.2
6. Allan LeavittGeorgia 68.8
Steve Cox* • Tulsa 68.8
8. Tony CapozzoliPenn State 66.7
Jim BreechCalifornia 66.7
Dan ChristopulosWyoming 66.7
11. Tony FranklinTexas A&M 65.4
12. Scott KollmanIowa State 64.7
Al Eveland* • Nebraska 64.7
14. Uwe von SchamannOklahoma 64.3
15. Paul MarcheseKent State 64.0
16. Lee PistorArizona 61.9
17. Pete ConatyEast Carolina 60.9
18. Lennard CoplinHouston 60.0
Tim MoormanBoston College 60.0
Vince FuscoDuke 60.0
Punt Return Yards
1. Henry JenkinsRutgers 449
2. Raymond ClaybornTexas 335
3. Devon FordAppalachian State 327
4. Jim Smith* • Michigan 313
5. Leo LewisMissouri 303
6. Keith JenkinsCincinnati 274
7. Gary GreenBaylor 266
8. Rick MorrisonBall State 234
9. Mark MitchellGeorgia 233
10. Keith WrightMemphis 228
11. Mike SiganosKentucky 216
12. Dave Butterfield* • Nebraska 213
13. Rich MautiPenn State 208
14. Stan BlackMississippi State 196
15. Stanley MorganTennessee 193
16. Severn Reece* • UCLA 188
John HarrisArizona State 188
18. Ozzie NewsomeAlabama 187
19. Mike Patterson* • Texas Tech 182
20. Michael Coulter* • UCLA 179
Punt Return Yards Per Return
1. Henry JenkinsRutgers 15.0
2. Keith WrightMemphis 14.2
3. Wes ChandlerFlorida 13.5
4. Michael Coulter* • UCLA 12.8
5. John HarrisArizona State 12.5
6. Jim Smith* • Michigan 12.5
7. Rick MorrisonBall State 12.3
8. Stan BlackMississippi State 12.2
9. Rich MautiPenn State 12.2
10. Mark MitchellGeorgia 11.7
11. Leo LewisMissouri 10.8
12. Mel Collins* • North Carolina 10.7
13. Devon FordAppalachian State 10.5
14. Greg PayneVirginia Tech 9.8
15. Raymond ClaybornTexas 9.6
16. Steve SchmitzNotre Dame 9.3
17. Keith JenkinsCincinnati 8.8
18. Ozzie NewsomeAlabama 8.1
19. Mark MulladyWilliam & Mary 8.0
20. Mike Chronister* • Brigham Young 8.0
Punt Return Touchdowns
1. Keith WrightMemphis 2
Kickoff Return Yards
1. Dave Lowry* • Brigham Young 748
2. Billy Waddy* • Colorado 566
3. Art GoreDuke 563
4. Delbert Powell* • North Carolina 532
5. Charles NashArizona 525
6. Robert DowLouisiana State 499
7. Devon FordAppalachian State 491
8. Joe CribbsAuburn 490
9. Mike McArthur* • McNeese State 471
10. James SykesRice 462
11. Ty WillinghamMichigan State 454
12. Jim Stewart* • Tulsa 437
13. Russell PopePurdue 436
14. Todd SheetsNorthwestern 430
15. Ricky RivasMemphis 406
16. George JenkinsBall State 399
17. Wally Henry* • UCLA 386
18. Terry LeCountFlorida 378
19. Luther BlueIowa State 349
20. Dave ReinerAir Force 348
Kickoff Return Yards Per Return
1. Casper CarterSouth Carolina 26.0
2. Billy Waddy* • Colorado 25.7
3. James SykesRice 25.7
4. Art GoreDuke 25.6
5. Robert DowLouisiana State 24.9
6. Luther BlueIowa State 24.9
7. Delbert Powell* • North Carolina 24.2
8. Jimmy KiserFurman 23.8
9. Keith JenkinsCincinnati 23.6
10. Chubby PhillipsIllinois 23.6
11. George JenkinsBall State 23.5
12. Joe CribbsAuburn 23.3
13. Jim Stewart* • Tulsa 23.0
14. Devon FordAppalachian State 22.3
15. Dave Lowry* • Brigham Young 22.0
16. Bob TriplettSan Jose State 21.9
17. Russell PopePurdue 21.8
18. Todd SheetsNorthwestern 21.5
19. Dwayne WoodsWest Virginia 21.2
20. Charles White* • Southern California 21.1
Interception Return Yards
1. Reggie PinkneyEast Carolina 197
2. Gerald HallEast Carolina 153
3. Tom PridemoreWest Virginia 143
4. Jerry Robinson* • UCLA 141
5. Jim HughesRutgers 133
6. Jeff NixonRichmond 132
7. John HarrisArizona State 130
8. Gerald SmallSan Jose State 121
9. Curt BauerBall State 120
10. Anthony FrancisHouston 118
11. Dale HardyIllinois 115
12. Gary Irions* • Oklahoma State 108
13. Marvin SwitzerKansas State 107
14. Bob DavisRutgers 105
Keith JenkinsCincinnati 105
16. Ed Thompson* • Ohio State 103
17. Henry DavisonMississippi State 98
18. Bob JuryPittsburgh 95
19. Darryl HoyettKent State 93
20. Joe ResticNotre Dame 92
Interception Return Touchdowns
1. Sid JustinLong Beach State 2
Greg BarnesLong Beach State 2
Rayford RobersonSan Jose State 2
Jerry Robinson* • UCLA 2
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