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1976 Leaders

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National Champion: Pittsburgh (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Tony Dorsett (Pittsburgh)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Johnny Majors (Pittsburgh)

AP Preseason #1: Nebraska ▪ AP Final #1: Pittsburgh

Year Leaders

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Total Yards Per Play

1. Gifford Nielsen* (Brigham Young) 6.4
2. Tommy Kramer (Rice) 5.8

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Keith Wright (Memphis) 2

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Casper Carter (South Carolina) 26.0
2. Billy Waddy* (Colorado) 25.7
3. James Sykes (Rice) 25.7
  James Sykes (Rice) 25.7
5. Art Gore (Duke) 25.6
6. Robert Dow (Louisiana State) 24.9
7. Luther Blue (Iowa State) 24.9
8. Delbert Powell* (North Carolina) 24.2
9. Jimmy Kiser (Furman) 23.8
10. Keith Jenkins (Cincinnati) 23.6
11. Chubby Phillips (Illinois) 23.6
12. George Jenkins (Ball State) 23.5
13. Joe Cribbs (Auburn) 23.3
14. Jim Stewart* (Tulsa) 23.0
15. Devon Ford (Appalachian State) 22.3
16. Dave Lowry* (Brigham Young) 22.0
17. Bob Triplett (San Jose State) 21.9
18. Russell Pope (Purdue) 21.8
19. Todd Sheets (Northwestern) 21.5
20. Dwayne Woods (West Virginia) 21.2

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Greg Barnes (Long Beach State) 2
  Sid Justin (Long Beach State) 2
  Rayford Roberson (San Jose State) 2
  Jerry Robinson* (UCLA) 2