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1978 Leaders

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National Champions: Alabama (AP, FWAA, NFF), Southern California (UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Billy Sims (Oklahoma)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Joe Paterno (Penn State)

AP Preseason #1: Alabama ▪ AP Final #1: Alabama

Year Leaders

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Passing Efficiency Rating

1. David Henderson (Furman) 152.5
2. Paul McDonald* (Southern California) 150.6
3. Tom Sorley* (Nebraska) 145.7
4. Dave Rader (Tulsa) 144.3
5. Larry Brown (Harvard) 144.3
6. Steve Brown (Appalachian State) 141.3
7. Ed Smith (Michigan State) 139.0
8. Steve Dils (Stanford) 137.3
9. Phil Bradley (Missouri) 135.0
10. Wally Woodham (Florida State) 133.0
11. Jordan Case (North Texas) 132.8
12. Steve Fuller* (Clemson) 130.1
13. Jimmy Jordan (Florida State) 128.7
14. Dave Marler (Mississippi State) 128.5
15. Jeff Duva (Hawaii) 127.0
16. Chuck Fusina (Penn State) 126.2
17. Randy Gomez (Utah) 125.9
18. Mike Ford (Southern Methodist) 125.1
19. Roch Hontas (Tulane) 125.1
20. Joe Montana (Notre Dame) 124.9

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Tony Collins (East Carolina) 24.9

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Drew Hill (Georgia Tech) 2
  Ottis Anderson (Miami (FL)) 2