Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > Passing Stats

1982 Passing Stats

Previous Year ▪ Next Year

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

  • Players sorted by Yds/Att (minimum 14 Att/G).
  • An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
  • Read more about our data coverage.

85 Players

Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Walter Lewis Alabama SEC 102 164 62.2 1515 9.2 7.6 9 10 145.7 143 572 4.0 4
2 Tom Ramsey* UCLA Pac-10 209 336 62.2 2986 8.9 8.8 21 10 151.5 134 138 1.0 7
3 John Bond Mississippi State SEC 91 183 49.7 1591 8.7 6.8 7 11 123.4 144 609 4.2 4
4 Jeff Tedford* Fresno State PCAA 184 348 52.9 2993 8.6 7.1 24 22 135.2 67 -68 -1.0 8
5 Mike Tomczak* Ohio State Big Ten 96 187 51.3 1602 8.6 6.8 8 11 125.7 68 182 2.7 5
6 Steve Young Brigham Young WAC 230 367 62.7 3100 8.4 7.2 18 18 140.0 114 407 3.6 10
7 Wayne Peace Florida SEC 174 246 70.7 2053 8.3 7.2 8 10 143.4 55 -158 -2.9 1
8 Ben Bennett Duke ACC 236 374 63.1 3033 8.1 7.7 20 12 142.5 52 -148 -2.8 0
9 Lionel Wilson Houston SWC 85 171 49.7 1386 8.1 5.3 5 13 112.2 172 403 2.3 3
10 John Elway Stanford Pac-10 262 405 64.7 3242 8.0 7.9 24 12 145.6 59 -138 -2.3 0
11 Doug Flutie* Boston College Ind 162 348 46.6 2749 7.9 6.1 13 20 113.7 90 270 3.0 2
12 Mark McKay San Diego State WAC 142 250 56.8 1985 7.9 7.2 11 9 130.8 67 4 0.1 1
13 Jim Bob Taylor Georgia Tech Ind 135 232 58.2 1839 7.9 5.9 3 12 118.7 76 -8 -0.1 2
14 Brian McClure Bowling Green State MAC 113 176 64.2 1391 7.9 5.5 8 13 130.8 37 -63 -1.7 1
15 Ken Vierra Utah WAC 85 166 51.2 1315 7.9 7.9 13 6 136.4 52 -24 -0.5 1
16 Alan Risher Louisiana State SEC 149 234 63.7 1834 7.8 7.8 17 8 146.6 105 202 1.9 4
17 Tom Tunnicliffe Arizona Pac-10 176 328 53.7 2520 7.7 6.9 18 14 127.8 47 -79 -1.7 1
18 Kelly Lowrey Florida State Ind 113 217 52.1 1671 7.7 7.1 11 8 126.1 36 -1 0.0 4
19 Todd Blackledge Penn State Ind 161 292 55.1 2218 7.6 6.9 22 14 134.2 42 -27 -0.6 3
20 Steve Smith* Michigan Big Ten 118 227 52.0 1735 7.6 6.3 14 13 125.1 83 387 4.7 9
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Randall Cunningham Nevada-Las Vegas PCAA 200 381 52.5 2847 7.5 6.9 17 12 123.7 94 61 0.6 3
22 Tim Riordan Temple Ind 157 247 63.6 1840 7.4 7.2 13 7 137.8 89 2 0.0 2
23 Dave Osborn New Mexico WAC 105 216 48.6 1609 7.4 7.2 15 8 126.7 141 539 3.8 7
24 Steve Clarkson San Jose State PCAA 196 340 57.6 2485 7.3 7.2 20 10 132.6 81 88 1.1 6
25 Boomer Esiason Maryland ACC 176 314 56.1 2302 7.3 7.0 18 10 130.2 55 -71 -1.3 2
26 Mike McKay Tulane Ind 152 260 58.5 1903 7.3 5.7 10 14 121.9 39 -135 -3.5 1
27 Robert Brewer Texas SWC 91 193 47.2 1415 7.3 6.0 12 11 117.9 46 0 0.0 5
28 Dwight Prudhomme Louisiana-Lafayette Ind 94 181 51.9 1320 7.3 5.8 11 11 121.1 37 122 3.3 2
29 Tony Eason Illinois Big Ten 278 450 61.8 3248 7.2 6.5 17 15 128.2 73 10 0.1 1
30 Mike Brannan Baylor SWC 100 204 49.0 1459 7.2 6.7 7 5 115.5 95 126 1.3 1
31 Bernard Quarles Hawaii WAC 103 188 54.8 1350 7.2 6.5 7 6 121.0 107 345 3.2 5
32 Wayne Schuchts Virginia ACC 72 176 40.9 1243 7.1 4.4 6 13 96.7 52 -74 -1.4 3
33 Scott Stankavage North Carolina ACC 78 158 49.4 1124 7.1 6.2 11 8 122.0 21 1 0.0 0
34 Todd Dillon Long Beach State PCAA 289 504 57.3 3517 7.0 5.9 19 21 120.1 81 70 0.9 4
35 Todd Hons* Arizona State Pac-10 185 336 55.1 2338 7.0 5.6 9 14 114.0 46 -116 -2.5 2
36 Jim Kelso Toledo MAC 149 281 53.0 1963 7.0 5.3 8 14 111.1 61 162 2.7 3
37 Darrell Ray Dickey Kansas State Big 8 93 174 53.4 1225 7.0 6.1 8 7 119.7 80 49 0.6 3
38 Danny Barrett Cincinnati Ind 179 324 55.2 2222 6.9 6.2 17 12 122.8 74 -41 -0.6 1
39 Randy Wright Wisconsin Big Ten 165 306 53.9 2109 6.9 5.8 13 13 117.3 68 197 2.9 5
40 Alan Cockrell Tennessee SEC 174 294 59.2 2021 6.9 5.4 12 15 120.2 53 -58 -1.1 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 Bob DeMarco Central Michigan MAC 81 161 50.3 1113 6.9 4.0 6 13 104.5 54 -18 -0.3 3
42 Terry Nugent Colorado State WAC 201 382 52.6 2595 6.8 5.5 18 19 115.3 73 -221 -3.0 2
43 Babe Laufenberg Indiana Big Ten 217 364 59.6 2468 6.8 5.7 11 14 118.8 31 -117 -3.8 0
44 Jeff Hostetler West Virginia Ind 127 264 48.1 1798 6.8 6.7 10 5 114.0 46 55 1.2 4
45 Chuck Long Iowa Big Ten 129 201 64.2 1374 6.8 5.4 8 10 124.8 129 119 0.9 4
46 Gale Gilbert California Pac-10 147 270 54.4 1796 6.7 5.2 12 14 114.6 54 -292 -5.4 0
47 Doug Samuels Utah State PCAA 135 264 51.1 1764 6.7 6.1 12 9 115.4 57 -219 -3.8 0
48 Marco Pagnanelli Navy Ind 98 169 58.0 1133 6.7 5.9 7 6 120.9 78 143 1.8 2
49 Randy Campbell Auburn SEC 81 158 51.3 1061 6.7 7.0 7 2 119.8 117 284 2.4 3
50 Sandy Schwab Northwestern Big Ten 234 416 56.3 2735 6.6 5.1 14 20 113.0 88 -180 -2.0 4
51 Scott Campbell Purdue Big Ten 218 399 54.6 2626 6.6 5.9 14 12 115.5 70 -118 -1.7 1
52 Mike Hohensee Minnesota Big Ten 210 360 58.3 2380 6.6 5.0 13 19 115.2 63 38 0.6 2
53 Kent Austin Mississippi SEC 186 307 60.6 2026 6.6 5.9 12 10 122.4 38 -67 -1.8 1
54 Donny Harrison Ohio MAC 114 198 57.6 1308 6.6 5.5 7 8 116.7 158 341 2.2 2
55 Dean May Louisville Ind 141 311 45.3 2034 6.5 5.5 17 15 108.7 63 -112 -1.8 1
56 Craig Johnson Wyoming WAC 79 175 45.1 1130 6.5 4.4 7 11 100.0 180 536 3.0 4
57 Dan Marino* Pittsburgh Ind 221 378 58.5 2432 6.4 4.6 17 23 115.2 44 -44 -1.0 0
58 Gary Schofield Wake Forest ACC 212 376 56.4 2380 6.3 5.1 10 15 110.4 37 -177 -4.8 1
59 Frank Seurer Kansas Big 8 127 259 49.0 1625 6.3 4.2 7 15 99.1 57 -82 -1.4 2
60 Rick Hansen San Diego State WAC 108 203 53.2 1279 6.3 5.3 10 9 113.5 41 -26 -0.6 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 Ike Jackson Oklahoma State Big 8 100 198 50.5 1254 6.3 3.9 7 14 101.2 41 -75 -1.8 2
62 Jacque LaPrarie Rutgers Ind 100 186 53.8 1164 6.3 2.9 7 17 100.5 91 169 1.9 2
63 Paul Berner Pacific PCAA 211 418 50.5 2586 6.2 4.7 12 19 102.8 53 -155 -2.9 1
64 Tol Avery North Carolina State ACC 126 224 56.3 1396 6.2 5.1 8 9 112.4 86 -205 -2.4 2
65 Steve Pelluer Washington Pac-10 111 198 56.1 1229 6.2 4.9 10 10 114.8 49 40 0.8 0
66 Whit Taylor Vanderbilt SEC 228 406 56.2 2481 6.1 5.9 22 12 119.5 153 198 1.3 2
67 Gary Kubiak Texas A&M SWC 181 324 55.9 1948 6.0 5.7 19 11 118.9 45 -63 -1.4 1
68 David Archer Iowa State Big 8 125 244 51.2 1465 6.0 4.0 5 13 97.8 90 7 0.1 2
69 Trell Hooper Memphis Ind 112 201 55.7 1194 5.9 4.2 5 10 103.9 106 249 2.3 5
70 Jamie McAlister New Mexico State MVC 164 335 49.0 1934 5.8 4.4 16 17 103.1 73 -201 -2.8 1
71 Blair Kiel Notre Dame Ind 118 219 53.9 1273 5.8 4.0 3 10 98.1 44 -29 -0.7 1
72 Reggie Collier Southern Mississippi Ind 98 219 44.7 1265 5.8 4.6 3 7 91.4 150 803 5.4 12
73 Clete Casper Washington State Pac-10 91 184 49.5 1072 5.8 4.2 5 9 97.6 58 -65 -1.1 0
74 Doug Johnson Rice SWC 79 162 48.8 936 5.8 2.6 6 14 92.2 84 72 0.9 3
75 Steve Coulter Eastern Michigan MAC 102 227 44.9 1290 5.7 4.4 1 7 88.0 35 2 0.1 1
76 Kevin Ward Texas-El Paso WAC 94 208 45.2 1141 5.5 3.6 3 10 86.4 155 608 3.9 4
77 John Appold Miami (OH) MAC 104 191 54.5 1051 5.5 5.0 6 5 105.8 61 13 0.2 0
78 Doug Freed Ball State MAC 85 182 46.7 989 5.4 4.6 6 6 96.6 52 86 1.7 0
79 John Leister Michigan State Big Ten 119 251 47.4 1321 5.3 3.6 4 11 88.1 49 -10 -0.2 1
80 Randy Essington Colorado Big 8 109 219 49.8 1121 5.1 2.6 2 13 83.9 34 -104 -3.1 0
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
81 Walter Kroan Kent State MAC 113 259 43.6 1304 5.0 1.8 8 22 79.1 47 -198 -4.2 0
82 Randy Jenkins Kentucky SEC 92 187 49.2 933 5.0 0.4 2 20 73.2 47 -93 -2.0 0
83 Jim Hart Texas Tech SWC 107 227 47.1 1081 4.8 2.8 7 13 85.9 136 215 1.6 2
84 Alex Espinoza Cal State Fullerton PCAA 101 223 45.3 1080 4.8 2.9 3 11 80.5 48 -204 -4.3 1
85 Steve Vogel Colorado Big 8 66 162 40.7 784 4.8 3.0 5 9 80.5 19 -47 -2.5 0