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1976 Passing Stats

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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

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63 Players

Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Steve Haynes Louisiana Tech Southland 120 216 55.6 1981 9.2 8.4 16 11 146.9 43 -112 -2.6 0
2 Lloyd Patterson Memphis Ind 87 178 48.9 1563 8.8 8.8 14 6 141.8 135 103 0.8 7
3 Jimmy Black Florida State Ind 103 178 57.9 1506 8.5 7.2 9 9 135.5 129 347 2.7 2
4 Gifford Nielsen* Brigham Young WAC 230 406 56.7 3401 8.4 7.3 30 23 140.1 83 -267 -3.2 1
5 Danny Davis Houston SWC 77 161 47.8 1348 8.4 6.9 11 10 128.3 142 420 3.0 5
6 Vince Ferragamo* Nebraska Big 8 158 277 57.0 2254 8.1 8.3 22 9 145.1 71 -3 0.0 3
7 Vince Evans* Southern California Pac-8 95 177 53.7 1440 8.1 7.7 10 6 133.9 75 86 1.1 3
8 Steve DeBerg San Jose State PCAA 141 262 53.8 2084 8.0 8.4 19 6 140.0 29 -73 -2.5 3
9 Jack Thompson Washington State Pac-8 208 355 58.6 2762 7.8 7.1 20 14 134.7 93 -60 -0.6 2
10 Randy Dean Northwestern Big Ten 87 177 49.2 1384 7.8 6.2 8 10 118.4 91 177 1.9 1
11 Noel Mazzone New Mexico WAC 89 188 47.3 1427 7.6 5.6 8 12 112.4 188 617 3.3 7
12 Mark Miller Bowling Green State MAC 125 245 51.0 1839 7.5 6.2 13 13 121.0 72 141 2.0 4
13 Chuck Fusina Penn State Ind 88 167 52.7 1260 7.5 6.2 11 10 125.8 31 -88 -2.8 3
14 Rick Slager Notre Dame Ind 86 172 50.0 1281 7.4 5.6 11 12 119.7 49 -78 -1.6 2
15 Bob Lesczynski Navy Ind 84 158 53.2 1154 7.3 7.3 9 4 128.3 55 71 1.3 0
16 Kevin Case Dartmouth Ivy 89 146 61.0 1073 7.3 6.8 7 5 131.7 90 244 2.7 6
17 Dennis Sproul Arizona State WAC 111 243 45.7 1751 7.2 6.0 12 12 112.6 62 -14 -0.2 0
18 Mike Howell Louisiana-Monroe Ind 81 210 38.6 1511 7.2 4.9 10 15 100.4 141 334 2.4 3
19 Dan Haremann Utah WAC 117 222 52.7 1585 7.1 5.2 10 14 114.9 114 445 3.9 5
20 Mark Vitali Purdue Big Ten 73 172 42.4 1184 6.9 2.7 0 16 81.7 100 317 3.2 8
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Art Yaroch Ball State MAC 78 157 49.7 1088 6.9 5.4 8 9 113.2 154 689 4.5 11
22 Ed Smith Michigan State Big Ten 132 257 51.4 1749 6.8 6.1 13 10 117.4 20 -11 -0.6 0
23 Guy Benjamin Stanford Pac-8 170 295 57.6 1982 6.7 4.9 12 17 116.0 38 -48 -1.3 3
24 Bob Relph Colgate Ind 95 201 47.3 1353 6.7 6.2 10 7 113.3 65 177 2.7 1
25 Phil Gargis Auburn SEC 80 166 48.2 1116 6.7 4.0 7 13 102.9 142 534 3.8 9
26 Tommy Kramer Rice SWC 269 501 53.7 3317 6.6 5.8 21 19 115.6 61 -45 -0.7 4
27 Roy Henry Louisiana-Lafayette Southland 127 258 49.2 1709 6.6 5.6 18 14 117.0 62 -34 -0.5 2
28 Ron Bass South Carolina Ind 119 199 59.8 1320 6.6 5.3 9 10 120.4 131 101 0.8 1
29 Jeff Hepinstall Toledo MAC 89 198 44.9 1299 6.6 4.4 8 13 100.3 190 336 1.8 9
30 Kurt Steger Illinois Big Ten 87 187 46.5 1243 6.6 4.6 10 13 106.1 50 15 0.3 1
31 Ricky Wesson Southern Methodist SWC 69 154 44.8 1011 6.6 5.3 8 8 106.7 120 385 3.2 3
32 Jim Kubacki Harvard Ivy 66 145 45.5 945 6.5 5.4 8 7 108.8 154 396 2.6 8
33 Bob Lopez Illinois State Ind 116 226 51.3 1455 6.4 3.7 3 15 96.5 80 -61 -0.8 1
34 Tom Rozantz William & Mary Southern 96 182 52.7 1167 6.4 3.8 8 14 105.7 96 408 4.3 0
35 Mike Dunn Duke ACC 90 168 53.6 1078 6.4 3.7 2 11 98.3 176 757 4.3 12
36 Leamon Hall Army Ind 162 344 47.1 2174 6.3 3.7 15 27 98.9 100 -53 -0.5 2
37 Ronnie Hickerson* Tulsa MVC 114 247 46.2 1554 6.3 3.3 8 20 93.5 119 276 2.3 2
38 Dan Kendra West Virginia Ind 113 233 48.5 1476 6.3 3.4 9 19 98.1 73 -16 -0.2 1
39 Marty Crosby Citadel Southern 110 202 54.5 1279 6.3 5.5 5 6 109.9 80 17 0.2 1
40 Warren Moon Washington Pac-8 81 175 46.3 1106 6.3 4.9 6 8 101.5 80 69 0.9 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 Steve Martindale Cal State Fullerton PCAA 77 171 45.0 1075 6.3 4.6 4 8 96.2 100 -28 -0.3 4
42 Mike Carroll Wisconsin Big Ten 132 262 50.4 1627 6.2 4.3 13 17 105.9 63 146 2.3 4
43 Bob Graustein Pennsylvania Ivy 127 230 55.2 1429 6.2 3.3 2 16 96.4 77 10 0.1 1
44 David Whitehurst Furman Southern 87 164 53.0 1019 6.2 3.4 6 13 101.5 148 403 2.7 6
45 Joe Roth California Pac-8 154 295 52.2 1789 6.1 3.8 7 18 98.8 36 -157 -4.4 2
46 Jimmy Dan Elzner Texas Christian SWC 100 223 44.8 1354 6.1 2.7 5 19 86.2 64 -112 -1.8 1
47 Joe Paopao Long Beach State PCAA 99 194 51.0 1178 6.1 4.2 7 11 102.6 21 -51 -2.4 0
48 Larry Fortner Miami (OH) MAC 88 202 43.6 1219 6.0 4.5 7 10 95.8 119 196 1.6 5
49 Kennon Taylor Arkansas State Southland 78 182 42.9 1087 6.0 2.5 4 16 82.7 110 94 0.9 3
50 Jeff Martin Drake MVC 121 251 48.2 1482 5.9 4.3 7 12 97.4 92 94 1.0 3
51 Paul Michalko Brown Ivy 89 188 47.3 1113 5.9 4.3 7 10 98.7 85 207 2.4 4
52 Mike McGlamry Wake Forest ACC 91 183 49.7 1066 5.8 4.8 4 6 99.3 48 -42 -0.9 0
53 Bud Nelson Marshall Ind 78 171 45.6 991 5.8 5.4 8 5 103.9 198 293 1.5 3
54 Johnny Evans North Carolina State ACC 77 163 47.2 942 5.8 3.9 3 8 92.0 163 517 3.2 7
55 Rob Shaw Air Force Ind 98 198 49.5 1135 5.7 2.5 4 16 88.2 83 161 1.9 2
56 Andy Hitt Virginia ACC 98 220 44.5 1222 5.6 3.1 7 15 88.1 54 -137 -2.5 0
57 Sam Adkins Wichita State MVC 108 214 50.5 1201 5.6 3.9 6 11 96.6 111 106 1.0 5
58 Tony Dungy Minnesota Big Ten 104 234 44.4 1291 5.5 3.6 4 12 86.2 109 348 3.2 5
59 Mark Jackson Baylor SWC 105 211 49.8 1132 5.4 3.6 6 11 93.8 162 426 2.6 3
60 Jack Henderson Oregon Pac-8 157 298 52.7 1582 5.3 3.3 6 16 93.2 82 -175 -2.1 3
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 Jim Hofher Cornell Ivy 63 139 45.3 740 5.3 1.9 3 12 79.9 50 85 1.7 1
62 Bob Morton Holy Cross Ind 68 161 42.2 797 5.0 1.3 2 14 70.5 144 459 3.2 4
63 Steve Raklovits Eastern Michigan MAC 90 199 45.2 954 4.8 2.3 7 14 83.0 41 -46 -1.1 0