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1980 Leaders

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: George Rogers (South Carolina)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Vince Dooley (Georgia)

AP Preseason #1: Ohio State ▪ AP Final #1: Georgia

Year Leaders

Read more about our data coverage. ▪ An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Jim McMahon (Brigham Young) 176.9
2. Jeff Quinn (Nebraska) 154.5
3. Mark Herrmann* (Purdue) 150.5
4. John Elway (Stanford) 147.2
5. Steve Woods (Chattanooga) 146.2
6. Larry Gentry (Nevada-Las Vegas) 141.5
7. Art Schlichter* (Ohio State) 139.7
8. Ricky Hardin (Utah) 136.9
9. Tom Flick (Washington) 135.2
10. Rick Stockstill (Florida State) 134.4
11. Kevin Starkey (Long Beach State) 134.2
12. Mark Lockenmeyer (Princeton) 133.8
13. Ed McMichael (Rutgers) 133.2
14. Rich Campbell (California) 132.2
15. John Wangler* (Michigan) 131.9
16. Buck Belue (Georgia) 131.8
17. Oliver Luck (West Virginia) 130.4
18. Rick Casko (Drake) 129.0
19. Samoa Samoa (Washington State) 126.4
20. Jim Kelly (Miami (FL)) 125.7

Total Yards Per Play

1. Jim McMahon (Brigham Young) 8.6
2. Mark Herrmann* (Purdue) 7.5

Field Goal Percentage

1. Whit Smith (North Texas) 66.7

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. John Simmons (Southern Methodist) 2
  John Holt (West Texas A&M) 2

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Tony Collins (East Carolina) 26.8

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Mike Richardson (Arizona State) 2
  John Simmons (Southern Methodist) 2
  David Outley (Louisiana Tech) 2