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1981 Leaders

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Marcus Allen (Southern California)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Danny Ford (Clemson)

AP Preseason #1: Michigan ▪ AP Final #1: Clemson

Year Leaders

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Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Jim McMahon (Brigham Young) 155.0
2. Buck Belue (Georgia) 143.8
3. Dan Marino* (Pittsburgh) 143.1
4. Tony Eason (Illinois) 140.0
5. Mike Pagel (Arizona State) 139.4
6. Scott Campbell (Purdue) 138.3
7. Sam King (Nevada-Las Vegas) 137.1
8. Bob Holly (Princeton) 136.4
9. Jim Kelly (Miami (FL)) 136.2
10. Doug Flutie (Boston College) 135.8
11. Matt Kofler (San Diego State) 133.4
12. Tom Ramsey* (UCLA) 132.8
13. Steve Stamp (Texas Christian) 132.5
14. John Elway (Stanford) 130.8
15. Gary Kubiak (Texas A&M) 130.7
16. Homer Jordan* (Clemson) 130.4
17. Bryan Clark (Michigan State) 128.9
18. Jay Jeffrey (Baylor) 128.6
19. Steve Smith* (Michigan) 125.7
20. Alan Risher (Louisiana State) 124.4

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Herbert Harris (Lamar) 9

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Roger Foote (Kansas) 2
  Greg Poole (North Carolina) 2
  Ken Thomas* (San Jose State) 2
  Elbert Watts (Oklahoma) 2
  Todd Shell (Brigham Young) 2