1979 Leaders

Pass Completion Percentage
1. Turk SchonertStanford 67.0
2. Rich Campbell* • California 66.9
3. Paul McDonald* • Southern California 62.1
4. Jordan CaseNorth Texas 61.7
5. Mark HutsellEast Tennessee State 61.6
6. Sammy ShonOhio 60.5
7. Eric HippleUtah State 60.3
8. Mark CarlsonMinnesota 59.0
9. Ed McMichaelRutgers 58.8
10. John FourcadeMississippi 58.7
11. Roch HontasTulane 58.6
12. Dan Marino* • Pittsburgh 58.6
13. Marc WilsonBrigham Young 58.5
14. Mark Herrmann* • Purdue 58.3
15. Ed LutherSan Jose State 58.1
16. Larry HaynesLamar 58.0
17. Lawrence McCulloughIllinois 57.0
18. Brian BroomellTemple 56.1
19. Tim Clifford* • Indiana 55.6
20. Phil SuessIowa 55.3
Passing Yards
1. Marc WilsonBrigham Young 3720
2. Ed LutherSan Jose State 3049
3. Rich Campbell* • California 2859
4. Larry HaynesLamar 2641
5. Jay VenutoWake Forest 2432
6. Mark Herrmann* • Purdue 2377
7. Roch HontasTulane 2345
8. Steve BrownAppalachian State 2307
9. Mark HutsellEast Tennessee State 2276
10. Paul McDonald* • Southern California 2223
11. Mark CarlsonMinnesota 2188
12. Mike PuseyWestern Carolina 2175
13. Brian BroomellTemple 2103
14. Tim Clifford* • Indiana 2078
15. Mike KelleyGeorgia Tech 2051
16. Turk SchonertStanford 1927
17. Eric HippleUtah State 1924
18. Sander MarkelPacific 1921
19. Mark MaloneArizona State 1886
20. Art Schlichter* • Ohio State 1816
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Brian BroomellTemple 9.8
2. Art Schlichter* • Ohio State 9.1
3. Dave WilsonBall State 9.1
4. Turk SchonertStanford 8.7
5. Marc WilsonBrigham Young 8.7
6. Rusty LischNotre Dame 8.6
7. Sam KingNevada-Las Vegas 8.5
8. Paul McDonald* • Southern California 8.4
9. Eric HippleUtah State 8.1
10. Steve BrownAppalachian State 8.0
11. Rich Campbell* • California 7.9
12. Mike PuseyWestern Carolina 7.9
13. John FourcadeMississippi 7.8
14. Dan Marino* • Pittsburgh 7.6
15. Mark HutsellEast Tennessee State 7.5
16. Reggie AllenIndiana State 7.5
17. Steve CaseyVirginia Tech 7.5
18. Ed LutherSan Jose State 7.3
19. Phil SuessIowa 7.3
20. Mark CarlsonMinnesota 7.3
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Brian BroomellTemple 9.6
2. Turk SchonertStanford 9.2
3. Art Schlichter* • Ohio State 9.1
4. Paul McDonald* • Southern California 8.8
5. Marc WilsonBrigham Young 8.5
6. Eric HippleUtah State 8.0
7. Dave WilsonBall State 7.7
8. Sam KingNevada-Las Vegas 7.4
9. Rich Campbell* • California 7.3
10. Tim RussellCitadel 6.8
11. Matt KupecNorth Carolina 6.8
12. Ed LutherSan Jose State 6.8
13. Rusty LischNotre Dame 6.8
14. Dan Marino* • Pittsburgh 6.6
15. Mark HutsellEast Tennessee State 6.6
16. Steve BrownAppalachian State 6.6
17. Tim Clifford* • Indiana 6.6
18. Mark CarlsonMinnesota 6.5
19. Ed McMichaelRutgers 6.4
20. John FourcadeMississippi 6.4
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Turk SchonertStanford 163.2
2. Brian BroomellTemple 162.3
3. Paul McDonald* • Southern California 150.8
4. Marc WilsonBrigham Young 147.1
5. Art Schlichter* • Ohio State 145.9
6. Eric HippleUtah State 140.8
7. Rich Campbell* • California 140.7
8. Dave WilsonBall State 137.9
9. Sam KingNevada-Las Vegas 136.4
10. Mark HutsellEast Tennessee State 134.2
11. Matt KupecNorth Carolina 131.1
12. Ed LutherSan Jose State 128.9
13. Dan Marino* • Pittsburgh 128.9
14. John FourcadeMississippi 126.5
15. Mark CarlsonMinnesota 125.7
16. Steve BrownAppalachian State 124.8
17. Tim Clifford* • Indiana 124.1
18. Ed McMichaelRutgers 124.0
19. Roch HontasTulane 123.5
20. Steve CaseyVirginia Tech 121.7
Rushing Yards
1. Charles White* • Southern California 2050
2. George Rogers* • South Carolina 1681
3. Billy SimsOklahoma 1506
4. Vagas FergusonNotre Dame 1437
5. Freeman McNeilUCLA 1396
6. Joe MorrisSyracuse 1372
7. James HadnotTexas Tech 1371
8. Dennis MosleyIowa 1267
9. Floyd AllenVirginia Military Institute 1249
10. Rick ParrosUtah State 1236
11. James BrooksAuburn 1208
12. James McDougaldWake Forest 1177
13. Ron LearMarshall 1162
14. Charlie WysockiMaryland 1140
15. Tony CollinsEast Carolina 1130
16. Joe CribbsAuburn 1120
17. Bill FennIllinois State 1106
18. Jarvis Redwine* • Nebraska 1100
19. Tony AllenSan Diego State 1094
20. Terald ClarkHouston 1063
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Gwain DurdenChattanooga 7.8
2. Lewis WalkerUtah 7.7
3. Brothel ColeFurman 7.5
4. James BrooksAuburn 7.4
5. Sam HarrellEast Carolina 7.4
6. Tony CollinsEast Carolina 7.3
7. Homer JonesBrigham Young 7.3
8. Theodore SuttonEast Carolina 6.8
9. Billy SimsOklahoma 6.7
10. Jarvis Redwine* • Nebraska 6.7
11. Stanley WilsonOklahoma 6.5
12. Gary AllenHawaii 6.4
13. Garry WhiteMinnesota 6.4
14. Eric LaneBrigham Young 6.3
15. Ray ButlerCal State Fullerton 6.3
16. Tony LindsayUtah 6.2
17. Charles White* • Southern California 6.2
18. Michael MortonNevada-Las Vegas 6.2
19. Mike SherlockNavy 6.1
20. Eddie MeyersNavy 6.1
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Mark NicholsSan Jose State 26.7
2. Pat WalkerMiami (FL) 26.0
3. Tony HunterNotre Dame 25.6
4. Rob RikardBoston College 25.1
5. Kevin HouseSouthern Illinois 24.2
6. Gary LewisTexas-Arlington 23.2
7. Joe BurkeChattanooga 22.3
8. Lloyd JonesBrigham Young 22.3
9. David VerserKansas 22.0
10. Kirk WilsonIndiana State 22.0
11. Mike BallCentral Michigan 21.8
12. Doug Donley* • Ohio State 21.6
13. Stephen StaplerSan Diego State 21.5
14. Gerald LucearTemple 21.4
15. Darrel GriffinTulane 21.3
16. Kris KenteraGeorgia Tech 21.0
17. Sam GreeneNevada-Las Vegas 20.5
18. Mark SlawsonCitadel 20.4
19. Anthony HancockTennessee 20.2
20. Nelson JohnsonPennsylvania 20.2
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Charles White* • Southern California 2195
2. George Rogers* • South Carolina 1821
3. Billy SimsOklahoma 1548
4. Freeman McNeilUCLA 1536
5. Vagas FergusonNotre Dame 1509
6. Dennis MosleyIowa 1502
7. James HadnotTexas Tech 1464
8. Floyd AllenVirginia Military Institute 1418
9. Joe MorrisSyracuse 1410
10. Rick ParrosUtah State 1369
11. James McDougaldWake Forest 1353
12. Paul Jones* • California 1267
13. Tony AllenSan Diego State 1264
14. Gary AllenHawaii 1260
15. Joe CribbsAuburn 1248
16. Mark BrightTemple 1232
17. James BrooksAuburn 1223
18. Tony CollinsEast Carolina 1222
Mark LylesFlorida State 1222
20. Amos LawrenceNorth Carolina 1207
Total Yards
1. Marc WilsonBrigham Young 3580
2. Ed LutherSan Jose State 2997
3. Rich Campbell* • California 2635
4. Steve BrownAppalachian State 2557
5. Jay VenutoWake Forest 2485
6. Roch HontasTulane 2442
7. Larry HaynesLamar 2428
8. Mark MaloneArizona State 2357
9. Brian BroomellTemple 2352
10. Phil DavisWyoming 2316
11. Art Schlichter* • Ohio State 2246
12. Mark HutsellEast Tennessee State 2160
13. Tim Clifford* • Indiana 2158
14. Mark CarlsonMinnesota 2149
Paul McDonald* • Southern California 2149
16. Mike KelleyGeorgia Tech 2107
17. Mark Herrmann* • Purdue 2094
18. Bill HurleySyracuse 2089
19. Charles White* • Southern California 2050
20. Mike PuseyWestern Carolina 2045
Total Yards Per Play
1. Marc WilsonBrigham Young 7.3
Field Goal Percentage
1. John SpenglerBowling Green State 92.9
2. Vlade Janakievski* • Ohio State 85.7
3. Dan MillerMiami (FL) 82.4
4. Ish OrdonezArkansas 81.8
5. Dale CastroMaryland 81.0
6. Bob GranforsBrown 77.8
7. Robert BledsoeBaylor 76.5
8. Greg PorterTexas Christian 75.0
9. Mark Schubert* • Pittsburgh 73.7
10. Stu CrumTulsa 73.3
11. Obed Ariri* • Clemson 72.7
Mark MendenhallDrake 72.7
Mike DeSantoWashington State 72.7
14. Don StumpMcNeese State 71.4
Gary AndersonSyracuse 71.4
Tom FieldColorado 71.4
17. Bill AdamsTexas Tech 70.8
18. Dean Sukup* • Nebraska 70.6
Steve GreenOhio 70.6
20. Herb MenhardtPenn State 70.0
Punt Return Yards
1. Don DeLeoTexas-Arlington 401
2. Kenny EasleyUCLA 336
3. Dana McLemoreHawaii 327
4. Leroy IrvinKansas 321
5. David ScottTexas A&M 318
6. Howard FieldsBaylor 316
7. Dave FrancisBrigham Young 307
8. Sharay FieldsNew Mexico 306
9. Ray Butler* • Southern California 303
10. Gary HenryFlorida State 296
11. Gary AndersonArkansas 286
12. Mike Guess* • Ohio State 279
13. Anthony Carter* • Michigan 276
14. Mark LeeWashington 271
15. Willie GittensArizona State 269
16. Craig RichardsonTexas Christian 264
17. Basil BanksOklahoma 260
18. Pat ChesterVirginia 248
19. Johnnie JohnsonTexas 244
20. Roland JamesTennessee 243
Punt Return Yards Per Return
1. Dave DuersonNotre Dame 17.4
2. Basil BanksOklahoma 15.3
3. Anthony Carter* • Michigan 13.8
4. Ray Butler* • Southern California 13.8
5. Mark LeeWashington 12.9
6. Ken SmithRutgers 12.9
7. David MartinVillanova 12.8
8. Roland JamesTennessee 12.8
9. Kenny EasleyUCLA 12.4
10. Marcellus GreeneArizona 12.2
11. Mike Guess* • Ohio State 12.1
12. Leroy IrvinKansas 11.9
13. Dick BlaylockSouthern Methodist 11.8
14. Lance ShieldsDrake 11.8
15. David NewmanMissouri 11.7
16. Sam JohnsonMaryland 11.2
17. Glenn VerretteHoly Cross 11.1
18. Ken ColeyAlabama 10.6
19. Ted WattsTexas Tech 10.3
20. Steve WallaceColumbia 10.3
Punt Return Touchdowns
1. Mark LeeWashington 3
2. Gary HenryFlorida State 2
Todd Bell* • Ohio State 2
Dana McLemoreHawaii 2
Pat ChesterVirginia 2
Leroy IrvinKansas 2
Kickoff Return Yards Per Return
1. Stevie NelsonBall State 31.4
2. Derek HughesMichigan State 31.1
3. Curt WarnerPenn State 29.0
4. James BrooksAuburn 27.5
5. David ToloumuHawaii 27.5
6. Cedric JonesDuke 27.1
7. Andy GrayCal State Fullerton 27.0
8. Homer JonesBrigham Young 26.3
9. Jim StoneNotre Dame 25.9
10. Danny MillerCitadel 25.5
11. Jimmy Smith* • Purdue 25.3
12. Dwight RobertsonOregon 25.3
13. Jeff WashingtonVirginia Military Institute 25.1
14. Anthony AllenWashington 25.1
15. Tom ParmEastern Michigan 24.8
16. Welton EllisonChattanooga 24.8
17. Charles FowlerAppalachian State 24.2
18. Keith BestWilliam & Mary 24.2
19. Cameron MitchellWashington State 24.2
20. Gerald LucearTemple 24.1
Kickoff Return Touchdowns
1. Norman WarrenKent State 2
Derek HughesMichigan State 2
Interception Return Touchdowns
1. Ken ThomasSan Jose State 3
2. Dave WaymerNotre Dame 2
Chris MiddletonTexas-Arlington 2
Byron HuntSouthern Methodist 2
Tim Wilbur* • Indiana 2
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