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1980 Passing Stats

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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

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97 Players

Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Jim McMahon Brigham Young WAC 284 445 63.8 4571 10.3 10.6 47 18 176.9 95 56 0.6 6
2 Steve Woods Chattanooga Southern 100 194 51.5 1827 9.4 8.2 17 13 146.2 88 41 0.5 6
3 Mark Herrmann* Purdue Big Ten 242 368 65.8 3212 8.7 7.9 23 17 150.5 33 -186 -5.6 0
4 Ricky Hardin Utah WAC 179 290 61.7 2458 8.5 6.6 15 19 136.9 46 -167 -3.6 1
5 Art Schlichter* Ohio State Big Ten 122 226 54.0 1930 8.5 8.1 15 9 139.7 143 325 2.3 7
6 Jeff Quinn Nebraska Big 8 96 157 61.1 1337 8.5 8.6 14 6 154.5 108 348 3.2 6
7 Buck Belue Georgia SEC 77 156 49.4 1314 8.4 7.2 11 9 131.8 95 63 0.7 5
8 Samoa Samoa Washington State Pac-10 105 200 52.5 1668 8.3 6.8 9 11 126.4 137 453 3.3 11
9 Larry Gentry Nevada-Las Vegas Ind 113 209 54.1 1691 8.1 6.8 22 16 141.5 99 52 0.5 2
10 Kevin Starkey Long Beach State PCAA 138 248 55.6 1955 7.9 6.5 19 16 134.2 108 282 2.6 3
11 Tom Flick Washington Pac-10 168 280 60.0 2178 7.8 7.1 15 11 135.2 33 -87 -2.6 0
12 Rick Casko Drake MVC 147 275 53.5 2154 7.8 6.9 16 13 129.0 144 323 2.2 2
13 Ed McMichael Rutgers Ind 146 229 63.8 1761 7.7 6.4 10 11 133.2 47 -213 -4.5 0
14 John Elway Stanford Pac-10 248 379 65.4 2889 7.6 7.7 27 11 147.2 100 50 0.5 4
15 Wayne Schuchts Colgate Ind 101 206 49.0 1556 7.6 5.2 10 15 113.9 62 96 1.5 1
16 Homer Jordan Clemson ACC 85 172 49.4 1311 7.6 6.0 4 8 111.8 153 372 2.4 4
17 Rich Campbell California Pac-10 193 273 70.7 2026 7.4 6.0 6 11 132.2 35 -80 -2.3 3
18 Oliver Luck West Virginia Ind 135 254 53.1 1874 7.4 6.7 19 12 130.4 96 16 0.2 3
19 Steve Stamp Texas Christian SWC 127 247 51.4 1830 7.4 5.4 14 17 118.6 75 -92 -1.2 1
20 Jim Kelly Miami (FL) Ind 109 206 52.9 1519 7.4 6.9 11 7 125.7 61 36 0.6 2
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Larry Carbone Brown Ivy 117 217 53.9 1587 7.3 6.1 9 10 119.8 91 302 3.3 2
22 Steve Brown Appalachian State Southern 175 352 49.7 2537 7.2 6.0 13 15 113.9 75 53 0.7 0
23 Dan Marino* Pittsburgh Ind 116 224 51.8 1609 7.2 5.7 15 14 121.7 14 -53 -3.8 0
24 John Wangler* Michigan Big Ten 117 212 55.2 1522 7.2 6.8 16 9 131.9 32 -122 -3.8 0
25 Wayne Peace Florida SEC 91 180 50.6 1271 7.1 5.4 5 9 109.0 70 63 0.9 1
26 Garry Harper South Carolina Ind 83 161 51.6 1150 7.1 5.0 5 10 109.4 58 45 0.8 6
27 Donnie Little Texas SWC 82 155 52.9 1098 7.1 4.8 5 10 110.1 122 486 4.0 7
28 John Holman Louisiana-Monroe Ind 187 350 53.4 2444 7.0 5.3 15 20 114.8 32 -55 -1.7 1
29 Tim Clifford Indiana Big Ten 105 198 53.0 1391 7.0 5.6 13 12 121.6 50 119 2.4 3
30 Tom Tunnicliffe Arizona Pac-10 96 173 55.5 1204 7.0 5.5 8 9 118.8 46 -94 -2.0 1
31 Tom Jones Arkansas SWC 93 166 56.0 1161 7.0 5.5 6 8 117.1 95 178 1.9 3
32 Bob Gagliano Utah State PCAA 184 345 53.3 2365 6.9 6.1 20 15 121.4 70 -30 -0.4 3
33 Rick Stockstill Florida State Ind 121 201 60.2 1377 6.9 6.6 15 8 134.4 71 -95 -1.3 2
34 Mark Lockenmeyer Princeton Ivy 110 185 59.5 1284 6.9 7.0 12 5 133.8 72 102 1.4 4
35 Reggie Ogburn Oregon Pac-10 99 183 54.1 1257 6.9 6.3 8 6 119.7 130 527 4.1 7
36 Gordon Adams Southern California Pac-10 104 179 58.1 1237 6.9 5.9 7 7 121.2 37 -61 -1.6 1
37 Kenny Jackson Tulsa MVC 80 174 46.0 1208 6.9 6.8 8 4 114.9 162 281 1.7 4
38 David Mashburn Western Carolina Southern 84 167 50.3 1156 6.9 5.5 8 9 113.5 47 -7 -0.1 0
39 Dave Wilson Illinois Big Ten 245 463 52.9 3154 6.8 6.2 19 15 117.2 40 -194 -4.9 1
40 John Loughery Boston College Ind 94 225 41.8 1519 6.8 4.3 6 15 94.0 74 -98 -1.3 3
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 Jeff Kemp Dartmouth Ivy 117 216 54.2 1470 6.8 5.0 7 12 110.9 67 5 0.1 1
42 Phil Bradley Missouri Big 8 132 242 54.5 1632 6.7 6.2 12 8 120.9 88 118 1.3 3
43 Joe Stevenson North Texas Ind 129 236 54.7 1582 6.7 5.2 11 13 115.3 89 89 1.0 3
44 Brian Buckley Harvard Ivy 89 167 53.3 1123 6.7 3.9 8 14 108.8 54 10 0.2 3
45 Steve Fairchild Colorado State WAC 200 392 51.0 2578 6.6 5.4 15 17 110.2 63 -189 -3.0 3
46 John Fourcade Mississippi SEC 157 286 54.9 1897 6.6 4.4 13 20 111.6 125 402 3.2 6
47 Steve Krainock Richmond Ind 130 250 52.0 1653 6.6 4.6 8 15 106.1 72 86 1.2 2
48 Ronnie Mixon Western Carolina Southern 101 193 52.3 1274 6.6 5.2 2 7 103.9 39 -108 -2.8 1
49 Mark O'Connell Ball State MAC 175 295 59.3 1921 6.5 5.9 13 10 121.8 57 -57 -1.0 2
50 Sammy Shon Ohio MAC 131 235 55.7 1527 6.5 4.2 5 14 105.4 124 277 2.2 7
51 Dan Fritz Virginia Military Institute Southern 83 186 44.6 1202 6.5 5.5 5 6 101.3 68 -188 -2.8 0
52 Ed Singler Oregon State Pac-10 106 180 58.9 1166 6.5 4.3 3 10 107.7 116 108 0.9 1
53 Todd Blackledge Penn State Ind 76 159 47.8 1037 6.5 3.7 7 13 100.8 77 107 1.4 2
54 Prince McJunkins Wichita State MVC 82 157 52.2 1015 6.5 3.4 5 13 100.5 178 393 2.2 3
55 Jay Venuto Wake Forest ACC 214 413 51.8 2624 6.4 5.7 21 15 114.7 67 -194 -2.9 1
56 Ron Reeves Texas Tech SWC 115 228 50.4 1461 6.4 5.2 9 10 108.5 167 127 0.8 2
57 Steve Clarkson San Jose State PCAA 103 213 48.4 1365 6.4 4.9 9 11 105.8 22 5 0.2 1
58 Reggie Collier Southern Mississippi Ind 97 199 48.7 1268 6.4 6.4 7 3 110.9 127 464 3.7 2
59 Jay Jeffrey* Baylor SWC 80 181 44.2 1151 6.4 3.5 8 15 95.6 128 471 3.7 5
60 Matt Kofler San Diego State WAC 99 179 55.3 1139 6.4 4.4 3 9 104.2 146 24 0.2 7
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 Steve Casey Virginia Tech Ind 97 176 55.1 1119 6.4 4.3 13 14 117.0 72 168 2.3 1
62 Robin Gabriel New Mexico WAC 75 170 44.1 1083 6.4 4.2 6 11 96.3 22 -66 -3.0 2
63 Jerryl Bennett Army Ind 77 166 46.4 1065 6.4 5.0 6 8 102.6 80 174 2.2 2
64 Nickie Hall Tulane Ind 159 322 49.4 2039 6.3 5.3 21 17 113.5 135 259 1.9 7
65 Dave Boisture Holy Cross Ind 133 262 50.8 1659 6.3 4.2 6 15 100.1 64 -49 -0.8 0
66 John Leister Michigan State Big Ten 103 247 41.7 1559 6.3 4.6 10 14 96.7 54 99 1.8 1
67 Randy Hertel Rice SWC 102 192 53.1 1212 6.3 5.2 10 9 114.0 56 -8 -0.1 1
68 Todd Kirtley Virginia ACC 94 183 51.4 1156 6.3 3.7 3 12 96.7 33 -77 -2.3 2
69 John Gibbons Northern Illinois MAC 102 179 57.0 1119 6.3 5.3 3 5 109.4 99 96 1.0 2
70 Rod Elkins North Carolina ACC 81 160 50.6 1002 6.3 5.1 11 9 114.7 35 13 0.4 2
71 Ben Bennett Duke ACC 174 330 52.7 2050 6.2 3.5 11 25 100.8 51 -210 -4.1 1
72 Matt Dunigan Louisiana Tech Southland 149 313 47.6 1939 6.2 4.9 9 13 100.8 117 -73 -0.6 4
73 Grayson Rogers Pacific PCAA 153 301 50.8 1881 6.2 4.9 9 13 104.6 83 -375 -4.5 2
74 Phil Suess Iowa Big Ten 87 166 52.4 1031 6.2 6.4 6 2 114.1 37 -48 -1.3 0
75 Mike Pagel Arizona State Pac-10 184 334 55.1 2025 6.1 5.9 17 9 117.4 50 -22 -0.4 3
76 Phillip Reynolds Louisiana-Lafayette Southland 128 277 46.2 1680 6.1 3.6 13 21 97.5 90 172 1.9 0
77 Reggie Allen Indiana State MVC 135 273 49.5 1668 6.1 4.1 8 16 98.7 80 202 2.5 1
78 Tol Avery North Carolina State ACC 98 184 53.3 1114 6.1 3.5 6 13 100.7 142 456 3.2 8
79 Tom St. Jacques Cal State Fullerton PCAA 151 289 52.2 1729 6.0 4.0 10 17 102.2 66 -138 -2.1 2
80 Sergio Toscano Fresno State PCAA 121 247 49.0 1476 6.0 4.6 8 11 101.0 59 -42 -0.7 2
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
81 Dave Warner Syracuse Ind 81 167 48.5 1008 6.0 2.1 3 16 86.0 153 532 3.5 7
82 Darrell Ray Dickey Kansas State Big 8 80 168 47.6 1004 6.0 3.8 4 10 93.8 58 108 1.9 1
83 Mike Ford Southern Methodist SWC 75 158 47.5 951 6.0 4.5 6 8 100.4 26 -21 -0.8 4
84 Jamie McAlister New Mexico State MVC 106 212 50.0 1219 5.8 3.4 9 15 98.2 106 189 1.8 2
85 Matt Patterson West Texas A&M MVC 82 193 42.5 1125 5.8 2.6 7 17 85.8 57 -45 -0.8 0
86 Tink Murphy Temple Ind 90 191 47.1 1097 5.7 3.5 6 12 93.2 40 68 1.7 1
87 Pat Patterson Louisville Ind 69 167 41.3 933 5.6 3.4 2 9 81.4 79 -161 -2.0 1
88 Fred Reitzel Navy Ind 76 163 46.6 908 5.6 4.5 7 7 99.0 65 77 1.2 8
89 Mike Kerrigan Northwestern Big Ten 173 337 51.3 1816 5.4 3.8 12 17 98.3 53 -27 -0.5 1
90 Chris Garrity William & Mary Ind 148 315 47.0 1654 5.3 3.8 9 14 91.6 122 61 0.5 2
91 Whit Taylor Vanderbilt SEC 72 173 41.6 899 5.2 1.9 1 13 72.1 62 130 2.1 2
92 Tim Salem Minnesota Big Ten 81 170 47.6 887 5.2 2.0 2 13 80.1 50 -17 -0.3 2
93 Ray Campbell Lamar Southland 157 296 53.0 1491 5.0 2.6 7 19 90.3 51 -62 -1.2 1
94 Scott Davis Eastern Michigan MAC 106 227 46.7 1143 5.0 3.1 5 12 85.7 39 -54 -1.4 0
95 Darrell Martin Memphis Ind 73 185 39.5 888 4.8 1.4 5 16 71.4 109 -11 -0.1 0
96 Pat Gladfelter Kent State MAC 72 162 44.4 745 4.6 2.7 5 9 82.1 86 197 2.3 1
97 Jeff Davis East Tennessee State Southern 79 208 38.0 792 3.8 2.7 2 6 67.4 108 183 1.7 2