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1982 Leaders

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National Champion: Penn State (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI, USA-CNN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Herschel Walker (Georgia)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Joe Paterno (Penn State)

AP Preseason #1: Pittsburgh ▪ AP Final #1: Penn State

Year Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Wayne Peace (Florida) 70.7
2. John Elway (Stanford) 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 Riordan (Temple) 63.6
7. Ben Bennett (Duke) 63.1
8. Steve Young (Brigham Young) 62.7
9. Tom Ramsey* (UCLA) 62.2
10. Tony Eason (Illinois) 61.8
11. Kent Austin (Mississippi) 60.6
12. Babe Laufenberg (Indiana) 59.6
13. Alan Cockrell (Tennessee) 59.2
14. Dan Marino* (Pittsburgh) 58.5
15. Mike McKay (Tulane) 58.5
16. Mike Hohensee (Minnesota) 58.3
17. Jim Bob Taylor (Georgia Tech) 58.2
18. Marco Pagnanelli (Navy) 58.0
19. Steve Clarkson (San Jose State) 57.6
20. Donny Harrison (Ohio) 57.6

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Tom Ramsey* (UCLA) 151.5
2. Alan Risher (Louisiana State) 146.6
3. John Elway (Stanford) 145.6
4. Wayne Peace (Florida) 143.4
5. Ben Bennett (Duke) 142.5
6. Steve Young (Brigham Young) 140.0
7. Tim Riordan (Temple) 137.8
8. Ken Vierra (Utah) 136.4
9. Jeff Tedford* (Fresno State) 135.2
10. Todd Blackledge (Penn State) 134.2
11. Steve Clarkson (San Jose State) 132.6
12. Brian McClure (Bowling Green State) 130.8
13. Mark McKay (San Diego State) 130.8
14. Boomer Esiason (Maryland) 130.2
15. Tony Eason (Illinois) 128.2
16. Tom Tunnicliffe (Arizona) 127.8
17. Dave Osborn (New Mexico) 126.7
18. Kelly Lowrey (Florida State) 126.1
19. Mike Tomczak* (Ohio State) 125.7
20. Steve Smith* (Michigan) 125.1

Total Yards Per Play

1. Steve Young (Brigham Young) 7.3
2. Doug Flutie* (Boston College) 6.9
3. John Elway (Stanford) 6.7
4. Tom Ramsey* (UCLA) 6.6
5. Tony Eason (Illinois) 6.2
6. Todd Dillon (Long Beach State) 6.1