1982 Leaders

Pass Completions
1. Todd DillonLong Beach State 289
2. Tony Eason* • Illinois 278
3. John ElwayStanford 262
4. Ben BennettDuke 236
5. Sandy SchwabNorthwestern 234
6. Steve Young* • Brigham Young 230
7. Whit Taylor* • Vanderbilt 228
8. Dan Marino* • Pittsburgh 221
9. Scott CampbellPurdue 218
10. Babe LaufenbergIndiana 217
11. Gary SchofieldWake Forest 212
12. Paul BernerPacific 211
13. Mike HohenseeMinnesota 210
14. Tom Ramsey* • UCLA 209
15. Terry NugentColorado State 201
16. Randall CunninghamNevada-Las Vegas 200
17. Steve ClarksonSan Jose State 196
18. Kent AustinMississippi 186
19. Todd Hons* • Arizona State 185
20. Jeff Tedford* • Fresno State 184
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Wayne Peace* • Florida 70.7
2. John ElwayStanford 64.7
3. Brian McClure* • Bowling Green State 64.2
4. Chuck Long* • Iowa 64.2
5. Alan Risher* • Louisiana State 63.7
6. Tim RiordanTemple 63.6
7. Ben BennettDuke 63.1
8. Steve Young* • Brigham Young 62.7
9. Tom Ramsey* • UCLA 62.2
10. Tony Eason* • Illinois 61.8
11. Kent AustinMississippi 60.6
12. Babe LaufenbergIndiana 59.6
13. Alan Cockrell* • Tennessee 59.2
14. Dan Marino* • Pittsburgh 58.5
15. Mike McKayTulane 58.5
16. Mike HohenseeMinnesota 58.3
17. Jim Bob TaylorGeorgia Tech 58.2
18. Marco PagnanelliNavy 58.0
19. Steve ClarksonSan Jose State 57.6
20. Donny HarrisonOhio 57.6
Passing Yards
1. Todd DillonLong Beach State 3517
2. Tony Eason* • Illinois 3248
3. John ElwayStanford 3242
4. Steve Young* • Brigham Young 3100
5. Ben BennettDuke 3033
6. Jeff Tedford* • Fresno State 2993
7. Tom Ramsey* • UCLA 2986
8. Randall CunninghamNevada-Las Vegas 2847
9. Doug Flutie* • Boston College 2749
10. Sandy SchwabNorthwestern 2735
11. Scott CampbellPurdue 2626
12. Terry NugentColorado State 2595
13. Paul BernerPacific 2586
14. Tom TunnicliffeArizona 2520
15. Steve ClarksonSan Jose State 2485
16. Whit Taylor* • Vanderbilt 2481
17. Babe LaufenbergIndiana 2468
18. Dan Marino* • Pittsburgh 2432
19. Mike HohenseeMinnesota 2380
Gary SchofieldWake Forest 2380
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Tom Ramsey* • UCLA 8.9
2. John BondMississippi State 8.7
3. Jeff Tedford* • Fresno State 8.6
4. Mike Tomczak* • Ohio State 8.6
5. Steve Young* • Brigham Young 8.4
6. Wayne Peace* • Florida 8.3
7. Ben BennettDuke 8.1
8. Lionel WilsonHouston 8.1
9. John ElwayStanford 8.0
10. Mark McKaySan Diego State 7.9
11. Jim Bob TaylorGeorgia Tech 7.9
12. Ken VierraUtah 7.9
13. Brian McClure* • Bowling Green State 7.9
14. Doug Flutie* • Boston College 7.9
15. Alan Risher* • Louisiana State 7.8
16. Kelly Lowrey* • Florida State 7.7
17. Tom TunnicliffeArizona 7.7
18. Steve Smith* • Michigan 7.6
19. Todd Blackledge* • Penn State 7.6
20. Randall CunninghamNevada-Las Vegas 7.5
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Tom Ramsey* • UCLA 8.8
2. Ken VierraUtah 7.9
3. John ElwayStanford 7.9
4. Alan Risher* • Louisiana State 7.8
5. Ben BennettDuke 7.7
6. Tim RiordanTemple 7.2
7. Steve Young* • Brigham Young 7.2
8. Mark McKaySan Diego State 7.2
9. Dave OsbornNew Mexico 7.2
10. Wayne Peace* • Florida 7.2
11. Steve ClarksonSan Jose State 7.2
12. Jeff Tedford* • Fresno State 7.1
13. Kelly Lowrey* • Florida State 7.1
14. Boomer Esiason* • Maryland 7.0
15. Randall CunninghamNevada-Las Vegas 6.9
16. Todd Blackledge* • Penn State 6.9
17. Tom TunnicliffeArizona 6.9
18. Mike Tomczak* • Ohio State 6.8
19. John BondMississippi State 6.8
20. Mike BrannanBaylor 6.7
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Tom Ramsey* • UCLA 151.5
2. Alan Risher* • Louisiana State 146.6
3. John ElwayStanford 145.6
4. Wayne Peace* • Florida 143.4
5. Ben BennettDuke 142.5
6. Steve Young* • Brigham Young 140.0
7. Tim RiordanTemple 137.8
8. Ken VierraUtah 136.4
9. Jeff Tedford* • Fresno State 135.2
10. Todd Blackledge* • Penn State 134.2
11. Steve ClarksonSan Jose State 132.6
12. Brian McClure* • Bowling Green State 130.8
13. Mark McKaySan Diego State 130.8
14. Boomer Esiason* • Maryland 130.2
15. Tony Eason* • Illinois 128.2
16. Tom TunnicliffeArizona 127.8
17. Dave OsbornNew Mexico 126.7
18. Kelly Lowrey* • Florida State 126.1
19. Mike Tomczak* • Ohio State 125.7
20. Steve Smith* • Michigan 125.1
Rushing Yards
1. Ernest AndersonOklahoma State 1877
2. Herschel Walker* • Georgia 1752
3. Mike Rozier* • Nebraska 1689
4. Eric Dickerson* • Southern Methodist 1617
5. Sam DejarnetteSouthern Mississippi 1545
6. Tim Spencer* • Ohio State 1538
7. Carl MonroeUtah 1507
8. Michael GunterTulsa 1464
9. Lawrence Ricks* • Michigan 1388
10. Robert LavetteGeorgia Tech 1208
11. Allen HarvinCincinnati 1161
12. Jay PetersonMiami (OH) 1157
13. Marcus Dupree* • Oklahoma 1144
14. Ken LacyTulsa 1097
15. Curtis AdamsCentral Michigan 1090
16. Kelvin Bryant* • North Carolina 1064
Cliff AustinClemson 1064
18. John Kershner* • Air Force 1056
19. Darryl Clark* • Texas 1049
20. Curt Warner* • Penn State 1041
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Marcus Dupree* • Oklahoma 7.8
2. Michael GunterTulsa 7.5
3. Troy King* • Wisconsin 7.2
4. Mike Rozier* • Nebraska 7.0
5. Eric Dickerson* • Southern Methodist 7.0
6. Lionel James* • Auburn 6.9
7. Mike D. CarterNew Mexico 6.7
8. Michael HaddixMississippi State 6.7
9. Tony BakerEast Carolina 6.6
10. Bo Jackson* • Auburn 6.5
11. Michael JohnsonNew Mexico 6.4
12. Ricky Williams* • Florida State 6.2
13. Denny AllenNew Mexico 6.1
14. Allen HarvinCincinnati 6.1
15. Thomas DendySouth Carolina 6.1
16. Casey Tiumalu* • Brigham Young 6.0
17. Hilria JohnsonUtah 5.9
18. Larry MoriartyNotre Dame 5.9
19. Tyrone Anthony* • North Carolina 5.9
20. Willie Joyner* • Maryland 5.9
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Herkie Walls* • Texas 28.1
2. Jeff RaikesColorado State 27.9
3. Danny KnightMississippi State 25.0
4. Henry Ellard* • Fresno State 24.4
5. Duane GunnIndiana 21.8
6. Jessie Hester* • Florida State 21.6
7. Mark ClaytonLouisville 21.0
8. Jon Schoen* • Boston College 20.9
9. Clinton SampsonSan Diego State 20.8
10. Chris CastorDuke 20.7
11. Joey Jones* • Alabama 20.1
12. Jesse Bendross* • Alabama 20.0
13. Brad AndersonArizona 19.8
14. Mike Kirby* • Air Force 19.8
15. Stephone Paige* • Fresno State 19.6
16. Anthony Carter* • Michigan 19.6
17. Rodney AchterToledo 19.4
18. Stanley WashingtonTexas Christian 19.3
19. Neil Balholm* • Brigham Young 19.2
20. John BoydIndiana 18.9
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Ernest AndersonOklahoma State 1980
2. Herschel Walker* • Georgia 1841
3. Mike Rozier* • Nebraska 1735
4. Eric Dickerson* • Southern Methodist 1677
5. Tim Spencer* • Ohio State 1676
6. Carl MonroeUtah 1615
7. Henry Ellard* • Fresno State 1610
8. Sam DejarnetteSouthern Mississippi 1577
9. Michael GunterTulsa 1507
10. Robert LavetteGeorgia Tech 1494
11. Lawrence Ricks* • Michigan 1444
12. Curt Warner* • Penn State 1376
13. Allen HarvinCincinnati 1361
14. Bryan Thomas* • Pittsburgh 1359
15. Jay PetersonMiami (OH) 1329
16. Kelvin Bryant* • North Carolina 1313
17. Dalton Hilliard* • Louisiana State 1269
18. Mel GrayPurdue 1215
19. Mark ClaytonLouisville 1180
20. Vincent WhiteStanford 1171
Total Yards
1. Todd DillonLong Beach State 3587
2. Steve Young* • Brigham Young 3507
3. Tony Eason* • Illinois 3258
4. Tom Ramsey* • UCLA 3124
5. John ElwayStanford 3104
6. Doug Flutie* • Boston College 3019
7. Jeff Tedford* • Fresno State 2925
8. Randall CunninghamNevada-Las Vegas 2908
9. Ben BennettDuke 2885
10. Whit Taylor* • Vanderbilt 2679
11. Steve ClarksonSan Jose State 2573
12. Sandy SchwabNorthwestern 2555
13. Scott CampbellPurdue 2508
14. Tom TunnicliffeArizona 2441
15. Paul BernerPacific 2431
16. Mike HohenseeMinnesota 2418
17. Dan Marino* • Pittsburgh 2388
18. Terry NugentColorado State 2374
19. Babe LaufenbergIndiana 2351
20. Randy Wright* • Wisconsin 2306
Total Yards Per Play
1. Steve Young* • Brigham Young 7.3
2. Doug Flutie* • Boston College 6.9
3. John ElwayStanford 6.7
4. Tom Ramsey* • UCLA 6.6
5. Tony Eason* • Illinois 6.2
6. Todd DillonLong Beach State 6.1
Field Goal Percentage
1. Chuck Nelson* • Washington 96.2
2. Mark FleetwoodSouth Carolina 94.4
3. Paul Woodside* • West Virginia 90.3
4. Mike Bass* • Illinois 88.5
5. Fuad Reveiz* • Tennessee 87.1
6. Brooks Barwick* • North Carolina 87.0
7. Mike JohnstonNotre Dame 86.4
8. Sean Pavlich* • Air Force 83.3
9. Dana MooreMississippi State 81.2
Ricky GannTexas Tech 81.2
11. Kevin Butler* • Georgia 81.0
Mike PrindleWestern Michigan 81.0
13. Alex FalcinelliRutgers 80.0
Ali Haji-Sheikh* • Michigan 80.0
Bob PaullingClemson 80.0
16. John Lee* • UCLA 78.9
Tony LeeToledo 78.9
18. Nick Gancitano* • Penn State 78.6
Steve JordanSouthern California 78.6
20. Luis Zendejas* • Arizona State 77.4
Punt Return Yards Per Return
1. Lionel James* • Auburn 15.8
2. Irving Fryar* • Nebraska 15.4
3. Frank MinnifieldLouisville 15.0
Anthony Carter* • Michigan 15.0
5. Richie HallColorado State 13.3
6. Gerald McNeilBaylor 12.8
7. Melvin RobinsonRice 12.7
8. Fredd YoungNew Mexico State 12.2
9. Louis LippsSouthern Mississippi 12.2
10. Jack WestbrookGeorgia Tech 12.1
11. Willie Drewery* • West Virginia 12.0
12. Napoleon McCallumNavy 11.8
13. Jeff DonaldsonColorado 11.8
14. Anthony YoungTemple 11.7
15. Brent DennisTulsa 11.7
16. Leonard HarrisTexas Tech 11.1
17. Kevin Baugh* • Penn State 10.9
18. Greg Poole* • North Carolina 10.8
19. Randy BlackmoreWestern Michigan 10.8
20. Jeff SandersNorthern Illinois 10.6
Punt Return Touchdowns
1. Mike FoxSan Diego State 2
Anthony YoungTemple 2
Kickoff Return Yards
1. Elton AkinsArmy 701
2. Steve BrownOregon 672
3. Roy LewisCal State Fullerton 632
4. Malcolm PittmanVirginia 617
5. Derrick SamuelsKent State 602
6. Ken WilliamsStanford 568
7. Willie Gault* • Tennessee 549
8. Tim Quander* • Maryland 530
9. Vince CourvilleRice 524
10. Greg Allen* • Florida State 515
11. Bob ThomasVirginia Tech 487
12. James TerrellOregon State 470
13. Eddie HarrisToledo 466
Denny Moore* • Air Force 466
Stephen JonesCentral Michigan 466
16. Topper ClemonsWake Forest 460
17. Harold GaydenSyracuse 455
18. Phil SmithSan Diego State 450
19. Dokie Williams* • UCLA 449
20. Kerry GlennMinnesota 439
Kickoff Return Yards Per Return
1. Tim KearseSan Jose State 32.6
2. Carl MonroeUtah 30.1
3. Keith HumphriesLouisville 28.8
4. Vance JohnsonArizona 27.2
5. Elton AkinsArmy 27.0
6. Clarence VerdinLouisiana-Lafayette 26.2
7. Derrick SamuelsKent State 26.2
8. Eric Martin* • Louisiana State 25.9
9. Greg Allen* • Florida State 25.8
10. Anthony Carter* • Michigan 25.7
11. Cliff ReedWestern Michigan 25.4
12. Sam DejarnetteSouthern Mississippi 25.3
13. Allen PinkettNotre Dame 25.3
14. Mike HaffeyMiami (OH) 25.1
15. Phil SmithSan Diego State 25.0
Waymon AlridgeNevada-Las Vegas 25.0
17. Dokie Williams* • UCLA 24.9
18. Harry RobertsOklahoma State 24.9
19. James TerrellOregon State 24.7
20. Keyvan JenkinsNevada-Las Vegas 24.6
Kickoff Return Touchdowns
1. Elton AkinsArmy 2
Interception Return Touchdowns
1. Joey BrownerSouthern California 2
Blanchard Montgomery* • UCLA 2
Jake SimpsonNew Mexico 2
Victor ScottColorado 2
Scott Radecic* • Penn State 2
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