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1976 Receiving 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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167 Players

Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Jim Smith* Michigan Big Ten 26 714 27.5 6 25 157 6.3 0 51 871 17.1 6
2 Wesley Walker California Pac-8 23 624 27.1 6 2 43 21.5 0 25 667 26.7 6
3 Scott Wiley West Texas A&M MVC 22 530 24.1 2 2 -7 -3.5 0 24 523 21.8 2
4 Wes Chandler Florida SEC 44 967 22.0 10 1 3 3.0 0 45 970 21.6 10
5 John Floyd Louisiana-Monroe Ind 45 986 21.9 5 1 3 3.0 0 46 989 21.5 5
6 Mike Chronister* Brigham Young WAC 33 723 21.9 7 4 64 16.0 1 37 787 21.3 8
7 Chuck Malito* Nebraska Big 8 33 722 21.9 5 33 722 21.9 5
8 Dan Kelleher Notre Dame Ind 24 522 21.8 4 24 522 21.8 4
9 Ozzie Newsome Alabama SEC 25 529 21.2 6 2 15 7.5 0 27 544 20.1 6
10 Keith Hartwig Arizona WAC 54 1134 21.0 10 54 1134 21.0 10
11 Larry Mucker Arizona State WAC 40 835 20.9 8 2 37 18.5 0 42 872 20.8 8
12 Randy Simmrin* Southern California Pac-8 32 653 20.4 5 32 653 20.4 5
13 Mike Andress Ball State MAC 27 551 20.4 3 22 47 2.1 0 49 598 12.2 3
14 Ricky Rivas Memphis Ind 26 529 20.3 6 1 -10 -10.0 0 27 519 19.2 6
15 Kurt Unglaub Florida State Ind 33 665 20.2 4 33 665 20.2 4
16 Eddie Foster Houston SWC 26 524 20.2 4 4 4 1.0 0 30 528 17.6 4
17 Jack Steptoe Utah WAC 38 752 19.8 9 1 0 0.0 0 39 752 19.3 9
18 Jerome Miller Arkansas State Southland 24 473 19.7 2 1 3 3.0 0 25 476 19.0 2
19 Luther Blue Iowa State Big 8 33 644 19.5 5 33 644 19.5 5
20 Martin Cox Vanderbilt SEC 38 738 19.4 3 38 738 19.4 3
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Kirk Gibson Michigan State Big Ten 39 748 19.2 7 4 41 10.3 0 43 789 18.3 7
22 Scott Yelvington Northwestern Big Ten 34 649 19.1 4 34 649 19.1 4
23 Wayne Schwalbach Central Michigan MAC 26 496 19.1 3 10 72 7.2 0 36 568 15.8 3
24 Sammy Williams* Texas Tech SWC 35 664 19.0 2 35 664 19.0 2
25 Rod Foppe Louisiana Tech Southland 22 416 18.9 7 22 416 18.9 7
26 Bobby Thomas* Nebraska Big 8 30 561 18.7 7 2 11 5.5 1 32 572 17.9 8
27 Preston Dennard New Mexico WAC 42 783 18.6 5 42 783 18.6 5
28 Joe Stewart Missouri Big 8 45 834 18.5 5 11 60 5.5 1 56 894 16.0 6
29 Keith Polito Colgate Ind 30 555 18.5 6 30 555 18.5 6
30 Mike Renfro Texas Christian SWC 42 773 18.4 3 2 10 5.0 0 44 783 17.8 3
31 Steve Hoog Air Force Ind 22 405 18.4 1 2 9 4.5 0 24 414 17.3 1
32 Gordon Jones Pittsburgh Ind 21 386 18.4 5 2 10 5.0 0 23 396 17.2 5
33 Ernest Gray Memphis Ind 29 529 18.2 2 29 529 18.2 2
34 Jeff Groth Bowling Green State MAC 33 598 18.1 4 3 28 9.3 0 36 626 17.4 4
35 Bill Ryckman Louisiana Tech Southland 77 1382 17.9 10 77 1382 17.9 10
36 David Houser Rice SWC 52 931 17.9 5 52 931 17.9 5
37 Shelton Diggs* Southern California Pac-8 37 655 17.7 8 2 45 22.5 1 39 700 17.9 9
38 Mike Cordy Utah WAC 34 601 17.7 1 34 601 17.7 1
39 Mark Twitty Rutgers Ind 29 514 17.7 2 5 57 11.4 1 34 571 16.8 3
40 Steve Joecken Miami (OH) MAC 23 404 17.6 2 23 404 17.6 2
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
41 Chuck White Maryland ACC 23 402 17.5 4 2 14 7.0 0 25 416 16.6 4
42 Gary Maddocks San Jose State PCAA 32 557 17.4 4 32 557 17.4 4
43 Vernon Wells Texas Christian SWC 32 556 17.4 3 32 556 17.4 3
44 Eugene Byrd Michigan State Big Ten 31 539 17.4 3 31 539 17.4 3
45 Gary Dudley San Jose State PCAA 27 470 17.4 5 2 62 31.0 0 29 532 18.3 5
46 Marcus Williams Cal State Fullerton PCAA 22 379 17.2 3 22 379 17.2 3
47 Brian Kelly Washington State Pac-8 44 746 17.0 7 44 746 17.0 7
48 Tom Cafferty Oregon Pac-8 21 358 17.0 2 21 358 17.0 2
49 Steve Kuehl Bowling Green State MAC 21 358 17.0 3 21 95 4.5 0 42 453 10.8 3
50 Mike Levenseller Washington State Pac-8 67 1124 16.8 8 1 0 0.0 0 68 1124 16.5 8
51 Sam Lisle* Oklahoma State Big 8 23 387 16.8 2 1 8 8.0 0 24 395 16.5 2
52 Ken Williams Temple Ind 35 580 16.6 6 1 -5 -5.0 0 36 575 16.0 6
53 Scott Resseguie Toledo MAC 32 530 16.6 3 1 6 6.0 0 33 536 16.2 3
54 Ed Gillies California Pac-8 24 399 16.6 1 24 399 16.6 1
55 Phillip Logan South Carolina Ind 41 678 16.5 6 41 678 16.5 6
56 Cornell Webster* Tulsa MVC 38 622 16.4 1 1 -6 -6.0 0 39 616 15.8 1
57 Dave King Navy Ind 27 443 16.4 2 18 83 4.6 0 45 526 11.7 2
58 Alan Heisser* McNeese State Southland 23 378 16.4 2 23 378 16.4 2
59 Harry Wilson Dartmouth Ivy 40 646 16.2 4 40 646 16.2 4
60 Dave Shamblin* Nebraska Big 8 32 513 16.0 3 3 36 12.0 0 35 549 15.7 3
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
61 Kim Featsent Kent State MAC 26 415 16.0 1 26 415 16.0 1
62 Robert Fisher Southern Methodist SWC 23 369 16.0 2 23 369 16.0 2
63 John Van Der Wouden* Brigham Young WAC 42 669 15.9 8 1 3 3.0 1 43 672 15.6 9
64 Tony Hill Stanford Pac-8 44 696 15.8 8 1 4 4.0 0 45 700 15.6 8
65 Jim Corbett Pittsburgh Ind 34 538 15.8 2 34 538 15.8 2
66 Tim Kelly Pennsylvania Ivy 22 344 15.6 0 22 344 15.6 0
67 Mark Bailey Northwestern Big Ten 32 496 15.5 4 32 496 15.5 4
68 Steve Lewis West Virginia Ind 48 737 15.4 6 48 737 15.4 6
69 Ron Turner Pacific PCAA 21 323 15.4 1 2 4 2.0 0 23 327 14.2 1
70 Paul Williams Air Force Ind 45 684 15.2 3 45 684 15.2 3
71 Bill Millner Wake Forest ACC 32 486 15.2 1 1 -10 -10.0 0 33 476 14.4 1
72 Joey Walters Clemson ACC 26 392 15.1 2 26 392 15.1 2
73 J.T. Hollins North Texas Ind 22 331 15.0 1 22 331 15.0 1
74 Larry Stokes Chattanooga Ind 31 461 14.9 2 31 461 14.9 2
75 Dave Oliver Louisiana-Lafayette Southland 59 876 14.8 10 59 876 14.8 10
76 Kory Coles Utah State Ind 28 414 14.8 3 28 414 14.8 3
77 Dave Zumbach Boston College Ind 24 354 14.8 2 24 354 14.8 2
78 Jerry Butler Clemson ACC 33 484 14.7 4 3 23 7.7 0 36 507 14.1 4
79 Rob Henrickson Cornell Ivy 22 324 14.7 0 1 3 3.0 0 23 327 14.2 0
80 Greg Hawthorne Baylor SWC 22 321 14.6 0 39 211 5.4 3 61 532 8.7 3
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
81 Larry Seivers Tennessee SEC 51 737 14.5 2 51 737 14.5 2
82 Jeffrey Gowan Illinois State Ind 48 696 14.5 1 2 -12 -6.0 0 50 684 13.7 1
83 Travis McCord Drake MVC 32 464 14.5 0 32 464 14.5 0
84 Frank Maxwell Louisiana-Monroe Ind 45 648 14.4 6 45 648 14.4 6
85 Marcus Hatley* Tulsa MVC 35 505 14.4 4 1 -1 -1.0 1 36 504 14.0 5
86 Mike Adams Miami (FL) Ind 24 345 14.4 3 24 345 14.4 3
87 Ronnie Smith San Diego State Ind 29 416 14.3 3 29 416 14.3 3
88 Johnny Garnett Virginia Military Institute Southern 23 329 14.3 1 20 91 4.6 1 43 420 9.8 2
89 John Jefferson Arizona State WAC 48 681 14.2 5 48 681 14.2 5
90 Ken MacAfee Notre Dame Ind 34 483 14.2 3 34 483 14.2 3
91 Ray Crisp Marshall Ind 28 398 14.2 3 12 15 1.3 0 40 413 10.3 3
92 Roy Cooksey New Mexico State MVC 21 298 14.2 1 22 151 6.9 0 43 449 10.4 1
93 Vince Kinney Maryland ACC 21 298 14.2 3 21 298 14.2 3
94 Ed Beckman Florida State Ind 37 521 14.1 3 37 521 14.1 3
95 Clennie Brundidge Army Ind 47 657 14.0 6 47 657 14.0 6
96 Doug Johnson Citadel Southern 30 417 13.9 2 30 417 13.9 2
97 Randy Stage Cal State Fullerton PCAA 21 291 13.9 0 21 291 13.9 0
98 Tom Winn Harvard Ivy 19 265 13.9 1 139 656 4.7 2 158 921 5.8 3
99 Dick Graham Utah WAC 28 387 13.8 2 28 387 13.8 2
100 Doug Cunningham Rice SWC 57 770 13.5 3 57 770 13.5 3
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
101 Tom Hall Duke ACC 44 594 13.5 1 44 594 13.5 1
102 Greg Daly Utah State Ind 37 498 13.5 4 1 7 7.0 0 38 505 13.3 4
103 Paul Proffitt Drake MVC 22 297 13.5 3 22 297 13.5 3
104 Scott Phillips Washington Pac-8 26 348 13.4 2 26 348 13.4 2
105 Al Dixon Iowa State Big 8 25 336 13.4 4 25 336 13.4 4
106 Rickey Brown Richmond Southern 23 309 13.4 1 5 52 10.4 0 28 361 12.9 1
107 Joe Manderfield William & Mary Southern 21 282 13.4 1 21 282 13.4 1
108 Mickey Shuler Penn State Ind 21 281 13.4 3 21 281 13.4 3
109 Joe Dugan Temple Ind 23 306 13.3 0 23 306 13.3 0
110 Willie Matthews Bowling Green State MAC 21 279 13.3 3 16 69 4.3 0 37 348 9.4 3
111 David Charles Wisconsin Big Ten 34 449 13.2 3 34 449 13.2 3
112 Tommy Southard Furman Southern 39 510 13.1 2 4 70 17.5 0 43 580 13.5 2
113 Bill Kellar Stanford Pac-8 34 447 13.1 0 34 447 13.1 0
114 Pat Tuttle Drake MVC 31 406 13.1 5 6 26 4.3 0 37 432 11.7 5
115 Leo Lewis Missouri Big 8 30 394 13.1 6 9 70 7.8 2 39 464 11.9 8
116 Mark Willis Long Beach State PCAA 28 365 13.0 2 28 365 13.0 2
117 Manzy King Kansas State Big 8 21 273 13.0 0 1 5 5.0 0 22 278 12.6 0
118 Vic Rakhshani San Jose State PCAA 24 307 12.8 3 24 307 12.8 3
119 Frank Johnson Illinois Big Ten 24 306 12.8 2 24 306 12.8 2
120 Lee Overton Oregon State Pac-8 30 382 12.7 4 5 6 1.2 0 35 388 11.1 4
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
121 Dan Fournier Princeton Ivy 27 342 12.7 0 27 342 12.7 0
122 Larry Spacek Lamar Southland 22 280 12.7 0 22 280 12.7 0
123 Ken Cloud William & Mary Southern 22 279 12.7 4 22 279 12.7 4
124 Stanley Sam New Mexico State MVC 31 392 12.6 2 2 15 7.5 0 33 407 12.3 2
125 Jim Schoepfer Chattanooga Ind 26 328 12.6 2 26 328 12.6 2
126 Gary Haack Texas A&M SWC 21 265 12.6 2 21 265 12.6 2
127 Tommy Davidson Baylor SWC 45 559 12.4 4 45 559 12.4 4
128 Bob Farnham Brown Ivy 41 507 12.4 3 41 507 12.4 3
129 Kevin Spencer Fresno State PCAA 27 333 12.3 3 27 333 12.3 3
130 Keith Calvin Indiana Big Ten 26 319 12.3 2 3 12 4.0 0 29 331 11.4 2
131 Mike Fletcher Hawaii Ind 23 284 12.3 2 23 284 12.3 2
132 Fuzzy Filliez Marshall Ind 40 488 12.2 4 40 488 12.2 4
133 Kenneth Roy Rice SWC 40 487 12.2 9 40 487 12.2 9
134 Greg Bauer Oregon Pac-8 53 632 11.9 2 53 632 11.9 2
135 James Hall Eastern Michigan MAC 23 273 11.9 2 23 273 11.9 2
136 Rick Morrison Ball State MAC 36 420 11.7 1 13 178 13.7 1 49 598 12.2 2
137 Steve Young Wake Forest ACC 36 414 11.5 3 36 414 11.5 3
138 Craig Cerretani Holy Cross Ind 39 445 11.4 1 39 445 11.4 1
139 Ron Kullas Minnesota Big Ten 33 372 11.3 1 33 372 11.3 1
140 Mark Brammer Michigan State Big Ten 24 272 11.3 1 24 272 11.3 1
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
141 Eason Ramson Washington State Pac-8 41 457 11.1 1 3 -7 -2.3 0 44 450 10.2 1
142 Jesse Thompson California Pac-8 37 411 11.1 2 37 411 11.1 2
143 Bob Cicero Wichita State MVC 28 307 11.0 0 28 307 11.0 0
144 Eamon McEneaney Cornell Ivy 35 383 10.9 3 1 4 4.0 0 36 387 10.8 3
145 Leon Dobbs Wichita State MVC 37 395 10.7 2 37 395 10.7 2
146 Mike Carter Princeton Ivy 19 203 10.7 1 76 317 4.2 0 95 520 5.5 1
147 Andy Warner New Mexico State MVC 23 242 10.5 1 23 242 10.5 1
148 Jim Wicks Virginia ACC 29 297 10.2 0 29 297 10.2 0
149 Joe Gattuso Navy Ind 24 243 10.1 1 142 591 4.2 7 166 834 5.0 8
150 Joe Gattuso Navy Ind 24 243 10.1 1 142 591 4.2 7 166 834 5.0 8
151 Todd Christensen* Brigham Young WAC 57 563 9.9 3 97 359 3.7 3 154 922 6.0 6
152 Tony Pyne Army Ind 25 248 9.9 1 109 438 4.0 2 134 686 5.1 3
153 Steve Peake Utah WAC 23 227 9.9 1 133 502 3.8 8 156 729 4.7 9
154 George Freitas California Pac-8 34 327 9.6 0 34 327 9.6 0
155 Ted Brown North Carolina State ACC 25 239 9.6 0 198 1088 5.5 13 223 1327 6.0 13
156 Frank Gilliam Drake MVC 23 205 8.9 0 105 348 3.3 3 128 553 4.3 3
157 Dan Doornink Washington State Pac-8 53 469 8.8 3 129 422 3.3 5 182 891 4.9 8
158 James Sykes Rice SWC 76 653 8.6 2 100 435 4.4 5 176 1088 6.2 7
159 James Sykes Rice SWC 76 653 8.6 2 100 435 4.4 5 176 1088 6.2 7
160 Don Stevenson Stanford Pac-8 23 187 8.1 1 121 452 3.7 1 144 639 4.4 2
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
161 Clarence Williams South Carolina Ind 23 180 7.8 1 174 873 5.0 2 197 1053 5.3 3
162 Mike Moseley Utah WAC 35 246 7.0 1 118 439 3.7 4 153 685 4.5 5
163 Oliver Hillmon California Pac-8 23 151 6.6 0 112 401 3.6 3 135 552 4.1 3
164 Ken Wood Air Force Ind 27 159 5.9 1 123 497 4.0 2 150 656 4.4 3
165 Johnny Mason Pennsylvania Ivy 19 112 5.9 0 74 206 2.8 3 93 318 3.4 3
166 Rickey Watts* Tulsa MVC 32 187 5.8 1 99 464 4.7 4 131 651 5.0 5
167 Tom Newton California Pac-8 23 86 3.7 0 137 546 4.0 6 160 632 4.0 6