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1979 Leaders

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Charles White (Southern California)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Earle Bruce (Ohio State)

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

Year Leaders

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Total Yards Per Play

1. Marc Wilson (Brigham Young) 7.3

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Mark Lee (Washington) 3
2. Gary Henry (Florida State) 2
  Dana McLemore (Hawaii) 2
  Todd Bell* (Ohio State) 2
  Pat Chester (Virginia) 2
  Leroy Irvin (Kansas) 2

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Norman Warren (Kent State) 2
  Derek Hughes (Michigan State) 2