1981 Leaders

Pass Completions
1. Jim McMahon* • Brigham Young 272
2. Matt KoflerSan Diego State 262
3. Sam KingNevada-Las Vegas 255
4. Steve Clarkson* • San Jose State 249
5. Tony EasonIllinois 248
6. Gary SchofieldWake Forest 241
7. Dan Marino* • Pittsburgh 226
8. John ElwayStanford 214
9. Whit TaylorVanderbilt 209
10. Bob HollyPrinceton 206
11. Oliver Luck* • West Virginia 202
12. Chris GarrityWilliam & Mary 186
13. Scott CampbellPurdue 185
14. Art Schlichter* • Ohio State 183
15. Mike HohenseeMinnesota 182
16. Fred HessenLamar 180
17. Sammy ShonOhio 175
18. Mike PagelArizona State 171
19. Jim KellyMiami (FL) 168
20. Wayne Peace* • Florida 159
Pass Attempts
1. Steve Clarkson* • San Jose State 464
2. Matt KoflerSan Diego State 436
3. Sam KingNevada-Las Vegas 433
4. Jim McMahon* • Brigham Young 423
5. Tony EasonIllinois 406
6. Gary SchofieldWake Forest 404
7. Dan Marino* • Pittsburgh 380
8. Oliver Luck* • West Virginia 371
9. John ElwayStanford 366
10. Fred HessenLamar 365
11. J TorchioCalifornia 363
12. Mike HohenseeMinnesota 362
13. Whit TaylorVanderbilt 357
14. Art Schlichter* • Ohio State 350
15. Bob HollyPrinceton 338
16. Scott CampbellPurdue 321
Mike PagelArizona State 321
18. Sammy ShonOhio 320
19. Matt DuniganLouisiana Tech 318
20. Chris GarrityWilliam & Mary 315
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Jim McMahon* • Brigham Young 64.3
2. Alan RisherLouisiana State 63.0
3. Tony EasonIllinois 61.1
4. Bob HollyPrinceton 60.9
5. Buck Belue* • Georgia 60.6
6. Matt KoflerSan Diego State 60.1
7. Gary SchofieldWake Forest 59.7
8. Dan Marino* • Pittsburgh 59.5
9. Chris GarrityWilliam & Mary 59.0
10. Jim KellyMiami (FL) 58.9
11. Sam KingNevada-Las Vegas 58.9
12. Whit TaylorVanderbilt 58.5
13. John ElwayStanford 58.5
14. Tom Ramsey* • UCLA 58.3
15. Wayne Peace* • Florida 58.2
16. J.F. GreenEastern Michigan 58.0
17. Scott CampbellPurdue 57.6
18. Tyce FergusonUtah 57.6
19. Babe LaufenbergIndiana 57.1
20. Randy JoyceAppalachian State 57.1
Passing Yards
1. Sam KingNevada-Las Vegas 3778
2. Jim McMahon* • Brigham Young 3555
3. Steve Clarkson* • San Jose State 3373
4. Tony EasonIllinois 3360
5. Matt KoflerSan Diego State 3337
6. Dan Marino* • Pittsburgh 2876
7. Scott CampbellPurdue 2686
8. John ElwayStanford 2674
9. Bob HollyPrinceton 2622
10. Gary SchofieldWake Forest 2572
11. Art Schlichter* • Ohio State 2551
12. Mike PagelArizona State 2484
13. Mike HohenseeMinnesota 2412
14. Jim KellyMiami (FL) 2403
15. Sammy ShonOhio 2366
16. Oliver Luck* • West Virginia 2341
17. Whit TaylorVanderbilt 2318
18. J TorchioCalifornia 2112
19. Fred HessenLamar 2108
20. Steve StampTexas Christian 2013
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Sam KingNevada-Las Vegas 8.7
2. Gary Kubiak* • Texas A&M 8.7
3. Doug FlutieBoston College 8.6
4. Steve StampTexas Christian 8.6
5. Buck Belue* • Georgia 8.5
6. Jim KellyMiami (FL) 8.4
7. Jim McMahon* • Brigham Young 8.4
8. Scott CampbellPurdue 8.4
9. Homer Jordan* • Clemson 8.3
10. Jay JeffreyBaylor 8.3
11. Tony EasonIllinois 8.3
12. Prince McJunkinsWichita State 8.2
13. Steve Smith* • Michigan 7.9
14. Tom Ramsey* • UCLA 7.8
15. Bob HollyPrinceton 7.8
16. Mike PagelArizona State 7.7
17. Matt KoflerSan Diego State 7.7
18. Dan Marino* • Pittsburgh 7.6
19. Todd Blackledge* • Penn State 7.5
20. Jeff TedfordFresno State 7.5
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Jim McMahon* • Brigham Young 9.1
2. Doug FlutieBoston College 7.8
3. Tony EasonIllinois 7.7
4. Scott CampbellPurdue 7.7
5. Buck Belue* • Georgia 7.6
6. Mike PagelArizona State 7.6
7. Sam KingNevada-Las Vegas 7.6
8. Bob HollyPrinceton 7.5
9. Jim KellyMiami (FL) 7.2
10. Homer Jordan* • Clemson 7.2
11. Matt KoflerSan Diego State 7.1
12. Steve Smith* • Michigan 7.0
13. Art Schlichter* • Ohio State 7.0
14. Gary Kubiak* • Texas A&M 6.9
15. John ElwayStanford 6.8
16. Dan Marino* • Pittsburgh 6.8
17. Victor McGeeWest Texas A&M 6.7
18. Bob LaneLouisiana-Monroe 6.6
19. Bryan ClarkMichigan State 6.6
20. Steve KrainockRichmond 6.5
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Jim McMahon* • Brigham Young 155.0
2. Buck Belue* • Georgia 143.8
3. Dan Marino* • Pittsburgh 143.1
4. Tony EasonIllinois 140.0
5. Mike PagelArizona State 139.4
6. Scott CampbellPurdue 138.3
7. Sam KingNevada-Las Vegas 137.1
8. Bob HollyPrinceton 136.4
9. Jim KellyMiami (FL) 136.2
10. Doug FlutieBoston College 135.8
11. Matt KoflerSan Diego State 133.4
12. Tom Ramsey* • UCLA 132.8
13. Steve StampTexas Christian 132.5
14. John ElwayStanford 130.8
15. Gary Kubiak* • Texas A&M 130.7
16. Homer Jordan* • Clemson 130.4
17. Bryan ClarkMichigan State 128.9
18. Jay JeffreyBaylor 128.6
19. Steve Smith* • Michigan 125.7
20. Alan RisherLouisiana State 124.4
Rushing Yards
1. Marcus Allen* • Southern California 2427
2. Herschel Walker* • Georgia 1891
3. Barry ReddenRichmond 1629
4. Butch Woolfolk* • Michigan 1459
5. Rich DianaYale 1442
6. Eric DickersonSouthern Methodist 1428
7. Cyrus LawrenceVirginia Tech 1403
8. Amero WareDrake 1353
9. Eddie Meyers* • Navy 1318
10. Munchie JordonMcNeese State 1267
11. James BettisCincinnati 1226
12. Tim Spencer* • Ohio State 1217
13. Joe MorrisSyracuse 1194
14. Gerald Willhite* • San Jose State 1193
15. Joe McIntoshNorth Carolina State 1190
16. Dwayne CrutchfieldIowa State 1189
17. Stanford JenningsFurman 1168
18. Craig JamesSouthern Methodist 1147
19. Danny MillerCitadel 1138
20. Greg JonesMiami (OH) 1134
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Tim MartinAppalachian State 6.8
2. Kelvin Bryant* • North Carolina 6.7
3. Del RodgersUtah 6.6
4. Reggie Collier* • Southern Mississippi 6.6
5. Stanley Wilson* • Oklahoma 6.5
6. Greg AllenFlorida State 6.4
7. Darrell Shepard* • Oklahoma 6.3
8. Greg BooneDuke 6.3
9. Mike Rozier* • Nebraska 6.2
10. Brett WhiteTulsa 6.2
11. Munchie JordonMcNeese State 6.2
12. Roger Craig* • Nebraska 6.1
13. Curt Warner* • Penn State 6.1
14. Gerald RiggsArizona State 6.0
15. Danny MillerCitadel 6.0
16. Stanford JenningsFurman 5.9
17. Phil Bates* • Nebraska 5.9
18. Robbie RichesonUtah 5.9
19. Tim Harris* • Washington State 5.8
20. Robert WeathersArizona State 5.8
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Mike Whitwell* • Texas A&M 27.1
2. Mark BarousseMcNeese State 26.5
3. Mark ClaytonLouisville 22.1
4. Tracy HallTemple 21.6
5. Duane GunnIndiana 21.2
6. Daryl TurnerMichigan State 21.1
7. Rich Hollins* • West Virginia 21.0
8. Henry EllardFresno State 20.7
9. Phillip EppsTexas Christian 20.6
10. Claude CharlesLouisiana-Lafayette 20.2
11. Oliver WilliamsIllinois 20.0
12. Mervyn Fernandez* • San Jose State 19.9
13. Cedric JonesDuke 19.8
14. Jim SanduskyNevada-Las Vegas 19.8
15. Mike MartinIllinois 19.7
16. Brian BrennanBoston College 19.6
17. Deno FosterCincinnati 19.4
18. Jeff Simmons* • Southern California 19.4
19. Mike TolliverStanford 19.4
20. Jerome WeatherspoonArizona State 19.3
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Marcus Allen* • Southern California 2683
2. Herschel Walker* • Georgia 1975
3. Darrin NelsonStanford 1860
4. Gerald Willhite* • San Jose State 1752
5. Barry ReddenRichmond 1736
6. Amero WareDrake 1683
7. Rich DianaYale 1589
8. Bryan Thomas* • Pittsburgh 1583
9. Butch Woolfolk* • Michigan 1514
10. Cyrus LawrenceVirginia Tech 1440
11. Eric DickersonSouthern Methodist 1430
12. Tim Spencer* • Ohio State 1427
13. Eddie Meyers* • Navy 1399
14. Joe MorrisSyracuse 1397
15. Munchie JordonMcNeese State 1391
16. Michael MortonNevada-Las Vegas 1374
17. Gary AllenHawaii 1373
18. Stanford JenningsFurman 1351
19. Dwayne CrutchfieldIowa State 1343
20. Jim SanduskyNevada-Las Vegas 1337
Total Plays
1. Matt KoflerSan Diego State 594
2. Steve Clarkson* • San Jose State 527
3. Sam KingNevada-Las Vegas 507
4. Tony EasonIllinois 493
5. Jim McMahon* • Brigham Young 487
6. Sammy ShonOhio 473
7. Gary SchofieldWake Forest 461
8. Scott CampbellPurdue 444
9. John ElwayStanford 440
10. J TorchioCalifornia 435
11. Marcus Allen* • Southern California 433
12. Art Schlichter* • Ohio State 430
13. Mike HohenseeMinnesota 427
14. Matt DuniganLouisiana Tech 425
15. Whit TaylorVanderbilt 421
16. Fred HessenLamar 416
17. Dan Marino* • Pittsburgh 404
18. Bob HollyPrinceton 402
Oliver Luck* • West Virginia 402
20. Michael CalhounRice 401
Total Yards
1. Sam KingNevada-Las Vegas 3562
2. Matt KoflerSan Diego State 3528
3. Jim McMahon* • Brigham Young 3458
4. Steve Clarkson* • San Jose State 3411
5. Tony EasonIllinois 3331
6. Scott CampbellPurdue 2809
7. Dan Marino* • Pittsburgh 2781
8. Sammy ShonOhio 2643
9. John ElwayStanford 2516
10. Mike PagelArizona State 2511
11. Art Schlichter* • Ohio State 2509
12. Prince McJunkinsWichita State 2490
13. Bob HollyPrinceton 2446
14. Mike HohenseeMinnesota 2437
15. Gary SchofieldWake Forest 2428
16. Marcus Allen* • Southern California 2427
17. Jim KellyMiami (FL) 2408
18. Oliver Luck* • West Virginia 2365
19. Steve Smith* • Michigan 2335
20. Whit TaylorVanderbilt 2253
Total Yards Per Play
1. Jim McMahon* • Brigham Young 7.1
2. Sam KingNevada-Las Vegas 7.0
3. Tony EasonIllinois 6.8
4. Steve Clarkson* • San Jose State 6.5
5. Matt KoflerSan Diego State 5.9
Field Goal Percentage
1. Gary AndersonSyracuse 94.7
2. Alex FalcinelliRutgers 92.3
3. Mark HarmonStanford 85.7
Bruce Kallmeyer* • Kansas 85.7
5. Henrik Mike-MayerDrake 83.3
David JohnstonLouisiana State 83.3
7. Rob ClarkWest Texas A&M 81.8
Ron HarterOhio 81.8
Eddie GarciaSouthern Methodist 81.8
10. Luis ZendejasArizona State 80.0
Tim TanguayFurman 80.0
Chuck Nelson* • Washington 80.0
Isaac CamargoIllinois State 80.0
14. Bruce Lahay* • Arkansas 79.2
15. Tony Lee* • Toledo 76.9
16. Joel BaxterRice 75.0
Peter Kim* • Alabama 75.0
Morten AndersenMichigan State 75.0
Brian Clark* • Florida 75.0
20. Kevin Butler* • Georgia 73.1
Punt Return Yards
1. Andy MollsKentucky 420
2. Willie Gault* • Tennessee 381
3. Vai Sikahema* • Brigham Young 377
4. Tom Flynn* • Pittsburgh 357
5. Greg Poole* • North Carolina 349
6. Fred FernandesUtah State 344
7. Darnell ClashWyoming 339
8. Irving Fryar* • Nebraska 318
9. Glen Young* • Mississippi State 307
10. Troy ThomasSouth Carolina 304
11. Ricky Floyd* • Southern Mississippi 295
12. Eugene YoungOregon 290
13. Brent DennisTulsa 287
14. Billy Davis* • Clemson 275
15. Ivory Curry* • Florida 263
16. Dana McLemoreHawaii 261
17. James Caver* • Missouri 260
18. Gary Anderson* • Arkansas 252
19. Reggie WilsonUtah 245
20. John ThomasTexas Christian 244
Punt Return Yards Per Return
1. Larry PruittArmy 17.5
2. Glen Young* • Mississippi State 16.2
3. Keith HumphriesLouisville 14.9
4. John ThomasTexas Christian 14.4
5. Irving Fryar* • Nebraska 13.2
6. Louie MeadowsNorth Carolina State 13.1
7. Andy MollsKentucky 12.7
8. Willie Gault* • Tennessee 12.3
9. Fred FernandesUtah State 12.3
10. Darnell ClashWyoming 12.1
11. Greg Poole* • North Carolina 12.0
12. Anthony Allen* • Washington 11.9
13. Anthony Carter* • Michigan 11.5
14. Ed KobanSyracuse 11.3
15. ButlerEast Tennessee State 11.3
16. Troy ThomasSouth Carolina 11.3
17. Bill Gribble* • Washington State 11.1
18. James BooneMiami (FL) 10.9
19. Robert Moerschell* • Texas 10.9
20. Lonell Phea* • Houston 10.8
Kickoff Return Yards
1. Walter StanleyColorado 704
2. Steve BrownOregon 694
3. Ricky EdwardsNorthwestern 611
4. Willie Gault* • Tennessee 606
5. Vance JohnsonArizona 592
6. Mike DottererStanford 584
7. Phil SmithSan Diego State 553
8. Sherman McBrideOhio 549
9. Kirby WilsonIllinois 546
10. Jimmy WaldenEast Carolina 540
11. Carl MonroeUtah 528
12. Eric MartinLouisiana State 526
13. Kent HagoodSouth Carolina 519
14. Darnell ClashWyoming 490
15. Roy LewisCal State Fullerton 479
16. Don TreadwellMiami (OH) 470
17. Derrick CrawfordMemphis 467
18. Ronnie WilliamsLouisiana Tech 464
19. Tyran WrightCalifornia 452
20. Bobby HumpheryNew Mexico State 431
Kickoff Return Yards Per Return
1. Frank MinnifieldLouisville 30.4
2. Eric MartinLouisiana State 29.2
3. Greg BellNotre Dame 28.5
4. Duane GunnIndiana 27.3
5. Anthony Carter* • Michigan 27.1
6. James Caver* • Missouri 27.0
7. Steve BrownOregon 26.7
8. Reggie WilsonUtah 26.5
9. Peter LaveryDartmouth 25.5
10. Roy LewisCal State Fullerton 25.2
11. Carl MonroeUtah 25.1
12. Phil SmithSan Diego State 25.1
13. Kent HagoodSouth Carolina 24.7
14. Mark BridgmanFurman 24.5
15. Cliff ReedWestern Michigan 24.4
16. Mike DottererStanford 24.3
17. Charlie DavisTexas-El Paso 24.2
18. Greg AllenFlorida State 24.0
19. Larry Van PeltPrinceton 23.9
20. Bobby CraigheadLouisiana-Monroe 23.8
Kickoff Return Touchdowns
1. Herbert HarrisLamar 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
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