Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > Leaders

1983 Leaders

Previous Year ▪ Next Year

National Champion: Miami (FL) (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI, USA-CNN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Mike Rozier (Nebraska)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Howard Schnellenberger (Miami (FL))

AP Preseason #1: Nebraska ▪ AP Final #1: Miami (FL)

Year Leaders

Read more about our data coverage. ▪ An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.

Pass Completions

1. Steve Young (BYU) 306
2. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 300
3. Brian McClure (BGSU) 298
4. Kurt Page (VAND) 286
5. Terry Nugent (COST) 275
6. David Archer (IAST) 234
7. Gale Gilbert (CA) 216
8. Steve Pelluer (WA) 213
9. Todd Dillon (LBS) 209
10. Neil Britt (BALLST) 206
11. Donny Harrison (OH) 203
  Jack Trudeau (IL) 203
13. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 201
14. Todd Hons (AZST) 199
15. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 193
16. Tim Esposito (NCST) 190
17. Randall Cunningham (NVLV) 189
18. Sandy Schwab (NWEST) 188
19. Mark McKay (SDGST) 187
  Frank Seurer (KS) 187
  Gary Schofield (WAKE) 187

Pass Attempts

1. Kurt Page (VAND) 493
2. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 469
3. Brian McClure (BGSU) 466
4. Terry Nugent (COST) 433
5. Steve Young (BYU) 429
6. David Archer (IAST) 403
7. Todd Dillon (LBS) 379
8. Gale Gilbert (CA) 365
9. Donny Harrison (OH) 357
10. Steve Bradley (IN) 355
11. Frank Seurer (KS) 353
12. Tom Tunnicliffe (AZ) 351
13. Neil Britt (BALLST) 348
14. Doug Flutie (BC) 345
15. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 337
  Mark McKay (SDGST) 337
17. Sandy Schwab (NWEST) 334
  Kevin Sweeney (FREST) 334
19. Gary Schofield (WAKE) 333
20. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 327

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Steve Young (BYU) 71.3
2. Rick Neuheisel* (UCLA) 69.3
3. Steve Pelluer (WA) 67.2
4. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 64.0
5. Brian McClure (BGSU) 63.9
6. Wayne Peace (FL) 63.7
7. Terry Nugent (COST) 63.5
8. Jack Trudeau (IL) 62.7
9. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 61.5
10. Todd Hons (AZST) 61.4
11. Chuck Long (IA) 61.0
12. Troy Bodine (CIN) 60.8
13. Scott Campbell (PUR) 60.0
14. Randall Cunningham (NVLV) 59.8
15. Mike Eppley (CLEM) 59.6
16. John Congemi* (PITT) 59.4
17. Brad Baumberger (WY) 59.3
18. Neil Britt (BALLST) 59.2
19. Gale Gilbert (CA) 59.2
20. Scott Stankavage (NC) 59.0

Passing Yards

1. Steve Young (BYU) 3902
2. Terry Nugent (COST) 3319
3. Brian McClure (BGSU) 3264
4. Kurt Page (VAND) 3178
5. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 3086
6. Frank Seurer (KS) 2789
7. Gale Gilbert (CA) 2769
8. Doug Flutie (BC) 2724
9. David Archer (IAST) 2639
10. Randall Cunningham (NVLV) 2545
11. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 2542
12. Mark McKay (SDGST) 2490
13. Raphel Cherry (HI) 2478
14. Tom Tunnicliffe (AZ) 2474
15. Jack Trudeau (IL) 2446
16. Chuck Long (IA) 2434
17. Todd Hons (AZST) 2394
18. Neil Britt (BALLST) 2377
19. Kevin Sweeney (FREST) 2359
20. Randy Wright (WI) 2329
  Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 2329

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Chuck Long (IA) 10.3
2. Marlon Adler (MO) 9.2
3. Steve Young (BYU) 9.1
4. Cody Carlson (BAY) 9.0
5. Turner Gill (NE) 8.9
6. Mike Eppley (CLEM) 8.5
7. Rick Neuheisel* (UCLA) 8.4
8. Raphel Cherry (HI) 8.3
9. Brad Baumberger (WY) 8.2
10. Mike Tomczak* (OHST) 8.2
11. Randall Cunningham (NVLV) 8.1
12. Frank Seurer (KS) 7.9
13. Boomer Esiason (MD) 7.9
14. Doug Flutie (BC) 7.9
15. Troy Bodine (CIN) 7.9
16. Jeff Hostetler (WV) 7.9
17. Ricky Turner (WAST) 7.9
18. Walter Lewis (AL) 7.8
19. Anthony Sciaraffa (TXX) 7.8
20. Terry Nugent (COST) 7.7

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Chuck Long (IA) 10.0
2. Steve Young (BYU) 9.6
3. Turner Gill (NE) 9.5
4. Cody Carlson (BAY) 8.3
5. Randall Cunningham (NVLV) 8.1
6. Doug Strang (PAST) 7.8
7. Rick Neuheisel* (UCLA) 7.7
8. Boomer Esiason (MD) 7.7
9. Mike Eppley (CLEM) 7.6
10. Brad Baumberger (WY) 7.6
11. Ricky Turner (WAST) 7.5
12. Troy Bodine (CIN) 7.4
13. Jeff Hostetler (WV) 7.3
14. Raphel Cherry (HI) 7.2
15. Marlon Adler (MO) 7.1
16. Lance McIlhenny (SMETH) 7.0
17. Doug Flutie (BC) 6.9
18. Jack Trudeau (IL) 6.9
19. Mike Tomczak* (OHST) 6.8
20. Sean Salisbury (SCA) 6.8

Passing Touchdowns

1. Steve Young (BYU) 33
2. Randy Wright (WI) 19
  Doug Strang (PAST) 19
4. David Archer (IAST) 18
  Jack Trudeau (IL) 18
  Raphel Cherry (HI) 18
  Randall Cunningham (NVLV) 18
8. Doug Flutie (BC) 17
  Ben Bennett (DUKE) 17
10. Kevin Sweeney (FREST) 16
  Scott Stankavage (NC) 16
  Brian McClure (BGSU) 16
  Gary Schofield (WAKE) 16
  John Congemi* (PITT) 16
15. Boomer Esiason (MD) 15
  Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 15
17. Kevin Murray (TXAM) 14
  Kurt Page (VAND) 14
  Jeff Hostetler (WV) 14
  Steve Bradley (IN) 14
  Todd Hons (AZST) 14
  Frank Seurer (KS) 14
  Turner Gill (NE) 14
  Chuck Long (IA) 14
  Walter Lewis (AL) 14

Passing Interceptions

1. Kurt Page (VAND) 29
2. Neil Britt (BALLST) 25
3. Terry Nugent (COST) 20
  Mark McKay (SDGST) 20
5. Stu Rayburn (KENT) 19
  Sandy Schwab (NWEST) 19
  Steve Coulter (EMI) 19
  Kevin Sweeney (FREST) 19
  Frank Seurer (KS) 19
10. Randy Wright (WI) 18
  Jon Carlson (SJST) 18
  Ladd McKittrick (ORST) 18
  Allen Mitchell (SC) 18
14. Steve Bradley (IN) 17
  John Paye (STAN) 17
  Mike Pitz (PAC) 17
  Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 17
  Gale Gilbert (CA) 17
19. Tom Tunnicliffe (AZ) 16
  Greg Murphy (MN) 16
  Scott Campbell (PUR) 16
  Brian McClure (BGSU) 16
  Donny Harrison (OH) 16

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Steve Young (BYU) 168.5
2. Chuck Long (IA) 160.4
3. Turner Gill (NE) 152.7
4. Rick Neuheisel* (UCLA) 148.5
5. Mike Eppley (CLEM) 146.0
6. Cody Carlson (BAY) 143.0
7. Randall Cunningham (NVLV) 141.2
8. Marlon Adler (MO) 141.1
9. Troy Bodine (CIN) 139.7
10. Brad Baumberger (WY) 138.2
11. Jack Trudeau (IL) 136.4
12. Raphel Cherry (HI) 136.3
13. Ricky Turner (WAST) 133.7
14. Doug Strang (PAST) 133.6
15. Boomer Esiason (MD) 133.2
16. Steve Pelluer (WA) 132.2
17. Jeff Hostetler (WV) 132.1
18. Scott Stankavage (NC) 131.9
19. Mike Tomczak* (OHST) 131.2
20. Todd Hons (AZST) 129.7

Rush Attempts

1. Shawn Faulkner (WMI) 394
2. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 331
3. Kirby Warren (PAC) 304
4. Steve Bartalo (COST) 292
5. Mike Rozier (NE) 275
6. Curtis Adams (CMI) 267
7. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 252
8. Darryl Richardson (NIL) 235
9. Alfred Anderson (BAY) 231
10. Michael Gunter (TLS) 226
11. Shawn Jones* (OKST) 225
12. Jay Peterson (MIAOH) 224
13. Keith Byars* (OHST) 222
14. Ricky Calhoun (EMI) 217
  Joe McIntosh (NCST) 217
16. Bobby Johnson (SJST) 214
17. Rick Rogers* (MI) 209
18. Ethan Horton (NC) 200
  Greg Allen (FLST) 200
20. Willie Joyner (MD) 198
  Kevin Trigg (RICE) 198

Rushing Yards

1. Mike Rozier (NE) 2148
2. Shawn Faulkner (WMI) 1668
3. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 1587
4. Curtis Adams (CMI) 1431
5. Kirby Warren (PAC) 1423
6. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 1394
7. Reggie Dupard (SMETH) 1249
8. Bo Jackson (AUB) 1213
9. Darryl Richardson (NIL) 1204
10. Keith Byars* (OHST) 1199
11. Michael Gunter (TLS) 1198
12. Greg Allen (FLST) 1134
13. Johnnie Jones (TN) 1116
14. Steve Bartalo (COST) 1113
15. Ethan Horton (NC) 1107
16. Joe McIntosh (NCST) 1081
17. Tyrone Anthony (NC) 1063
18. Donald Jordan (HOU) 1049
19. Spencer Tillman (OK) 1047
20. Alfred Anderson (BAY) 1046

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Brown (AF) 8.5
2. Mike Rozier (NE) 7.8
3. Bo Jackson (AUB) 7.7
4. Kerry Goode (AL) 6.7
5. Kevin Lowe (WY) 6.6
6. Eddie Lewis (UT) 6.6
7. Roosevelt Snipes (FLST) 6.6
8. Steve Smith* (MI) 6.5
9. Eric Jordan (PUR) 6.4
10. Earl Johnson (OK) 6.4
11. Reggie Dupard (SMETH) 6.3
12. Eric Denson (WICHST) 6.2
13. Tony Brown (CMI) 6.2
14. Kent Hagood (SC) 6.2
15. John L. Williams (FL) 6.1
16. Casey Tiumalu (BYU) 6.1
17. Jeff Atkins (SMETH) 6.1
18. Owen Gill (IA) 6.0
19. Ronnie Robinson (TX) 5.9
20. Derek Jenkins (VA) 5.9

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Mike Rozier (NE) 29
2. Keith Byars* (OHST) 20
3. Marty Louthan (AF) 16
  Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 16
5. Curtis Adams (CMI) 15
6. Michael Gunter (TLS) 14
7. John Bond (MSST) 13
8. Bo Jackson (AUB) 12
  Greg Allen (FLST) 12
  Kirby Warren (PAC) 12
  Marlon Adler (MO) 12
12. Gary Ellerson (WI) 11
  Turner Gill (NE) 11
14. Mark Stevens (UT) 10
  Walter Goffigan (WY) 10
  Darryl Richardson (NIL) 10
  Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 10
  Owen Gill (IA) 10
  Alfred Anderson (BAY) 10
  Steve Smith* (MI) 10
  Vance Johnson (AZ) 10
  Dave Criswell (SJST) 10

Receiving Yards

1. Jim Sandusky (SDGST) 1171
2. Bob Johnson (KS) 1154
3. Brian Brennan (BC) 1149
4. Stan Hunter (BGSU) 1107
5. Dave Naumcheff (BALLST) 1065
6. Eric Martin (LAST) 1064
7. Tracy Henderson (IAST) 1051
8. Gerald McNeil (BAY) 1034
9. Larry Willis (FREST) 1009
10. Jeff Champine (COST) 1002
11. Chuck Scott (VAND) 971
12. Dave Moritz (IA) 912
13. Eric Richardson (SJST) 911
14. Keith Edwards (VAND) 909
15. Al Toon (WI) 881
16. David Williams (IL) 870
17. Eddie Washington (OH) 866
18. Mike Kirby (AF) 862
19. Andrew Baker (RUT) 857
20. Wayne Smith (TLN) 835

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Reggie Bynum (ORST) 24.2
2. Wayne Smith (TLN) 23.9
3. John DeBoer (CMI) 23.5
4. Buster Rhymes (OK) 23.3
5. Andrew Baker (RUT) 23.2
6. Mike Kirby (AF) 22.7
7. Ronnie Harmon (IA) 22.0
8. Mitchell Brookins (IL) 21.7
9. Ron Brown (CO) 21.5
10. Eddie Brown (MIAFL) 21.3
11. Jason Stargel (CIN) 21.2
12. Vince Warren (SDGST) 21.2
13. Greg Hill (MD) 21.1
14. Timmie Ware (SCA) 20.9
15. Lew Barnes (OR) 20.8
16. Carl Aikens (NIL) 20.7
17. Eric Martin (LAST) 20.5
18. Cedric Anderson* (OHST) 20.2
19. Dave Williams (FREST) 20.0
20. Reggie Farmer (NVLV) 20.0

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Kirk Pendleton (BYU) 11
2. Al Toon (WI) 9
  Reggie Farmer (NVLV) 9
  Chuck Scott (VAND) 9
5. Mark Smith (NC) 8
  Bill Wallace* (PITT) 8
  Bruce Davis (BAY) 8
  Irving Fryar (NE) 8
  Gerald McNeil (BAY) 8
  Tracy Henderson (IAST) 8
  Brian Brennan (BC) 8
  Eric Richardson (SJST) 8
13. Bob Johnson (KS) 7
  Lionel Manuel (PAC) 7
  Walter Murray (HI) 7
  Reggie Bynum (ORST) 7
  Jason Stargel (CIN) 7
  Jeff Champine (COST) 7
  Jamie Harris* (OKST) 7
  Kenny Jackson (PAST) 7
  Greg Hill (MD) 7

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Shawn Faulkner (WMI) 423
2. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 355
3. Steve Bartalo (COST) 327
4. Kirby Warren (PAC) 313
5. Mike Rozier (NE) 285
6. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 280
7. Curtis Adams (CMI) 274
8. Ricky Edwards (NWEST) 266
9. Bobby Johnson (SJST) 253
10. Ricky Calhoun (EMI) 248
11. Mike Grayson (DUKE) 247
12. Darryl Richardson (NIL) 246
13. Keith Byars* (OHST) 245
14. Alfred Anderson (BAY) 240
  Jay Peterson (MIAOH) 240
16. Joe McIntosh (NCST) 238
17. Shawn Jones* (OKST) 236
18. Michael Gunter (TLS) 235
19. Lenny Montgomery (LBS) 230
20. Rick Rogers* (MI) 225

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Mike Rozier (NE) 2254
2. Shawn Faulkner (WMI) 1889
3. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 1753
4. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 1682
5. Keith Byars* (OHST) 1558
6. Curtis Adams (CMI) 1517
7. Kirby Warren (PAC) 1493
8. Casey Tiumalu (BYU) 1434
9. Steve Bartalo (COST) 1397
10. Mike Grayson (DUKE) 1367
11. Joe McIntosh (NCST) 1296
12. Bo Jackson (AUB) 1286
13. Lenny Montgomery (LBS) 1268
14. Reggie Dupard (SMETH) 1257
15. Darryl Richardson (NIL) 1246
16. Michael Gunter (TLS) 1244
17. Darryl Clack (AZST) 1231
18. Greg Allen (FLST) 1230
19. Bobby Johnson (SJST) 1226
20. Joe McCall* (PITT) 1214

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Mike Rozier (NE) 29
2. Keith Byars* (OHST) 21
3. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 18
4. Marty Louthan (AF) 16
  Curtis Adams (CMI) 16
6. Bo Jackson (AUB) 14
  Michael Gunter (TLS) 14
8. John Bond (MSST) 13
  Vance Johnson (AZ) 13
10. Greg Allen (FLST) 12
  Marlon Adler (MO) 12
  Kirby Warren (PAC) 12
13. Kirk Pendleton (BYU) 11
  Thomas Rooks (IL) 11
  Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 11
  Turner Gill (NE) 11
  Gary Ellerson (WI) 11
18. Mark Stevens (UT) 10
  Dave Criswell (SJST) 10
  Mel Gray (PUR) 10
  Spencer Tillman (OK) 10
  Darryl Richardson (NIL) 10
  Irving Fryar (NE) 10
  Steve Smith* (MI) 10
  Owen Gill (IA) 10
  Mike Grayson (DUKE) 10
  Alfred Anderson (BAY) 10
  Waymon Hamilton (BYU) 10
  Walter Goffigan (WY) 10

Total Plays

1. Kurt Page (VAND) 553
2. Brian McClure (BGSU) 538
3. Steve Young (BYU) 531
4. Donny Harrison (OH) 528
5. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 526
6. Terry Nugent (COST) 523
7. David Archer (IAST) 513
8. Raphel Cherry (HI) 446
  Todd Dillon (LBS) 446
10. Gale Gilbert (CA) 423
11. Randall Cunningham (NVLV) 422
12. Steve Bradley (IN) 421
13. Mark Stevens (UT) 415
14. Kevin Sweeney (FREST) 414
15. Doug Flutie (BC) 413
16. Frank Seurer (KS) 410
17. Sandy Schwab (NWEST) 409
18. Mark McKay (SDGST) 408
19. Steve Pelluer (WA) 405
20. Buddy Funck (NM) 398

Total Yards

1. Steve Young (BYU) 4346
2. Terry Nugent (COST) 3043
3. Kurt Page (VAND) 3034
4. Brian McClure (BGSU) 3009
5. Doug Flutie (BC) 2965
6. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 2950
7. Raphel Cherry (HI) 2734
8. David Archer (IAST) 2698
9. Randall Cunningham (NVLV) 2678
10. Frank Seurer (KS) 2660
11. Mark Stevens (UT) 2520
12. Tom Tunnicliffe (AZ) 2464
13. Gale Gilbert (CA) 2437
14. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 2436
15. Randy Wright (WI) 2418
16. Steve Bradley (IN) 2406
17. Chuck Long (IA) 2404
18. Donny Harrison (OH) 2388
19. Steve Pelluer (WA) 2376
20. Jack Trudeau (IL) 2353

Total Yards Per Play

1. Steve Young (BYU) 8.2
2. Terry Nugent (COST) 5.8
3. Brian McClure (BGSU) 5.6
4. Kurt Page (VAND) 5.5

Total Touchdowns

1. Steve Young (BYU) 41
2. Mike Rozier (NE) 29
3. Raphel Cherry (HI) 26
4. Turner Gill (NE) 25
  Randy Wright (WI) 25
6. Doug Strang (PAST) 24
7. Marlon Adler (MO) 23
  Steve Smith* (MI) 23
9. Mark Stevens (UT) 22
10. Randall Cunningham (NVLV) 21
  David Archer (IAST) 21
12. Scott Stankavage (NC) 20
  Kelly Lowrey (FLST) 20
  Keith Byars* (OHST) 20
15. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 19
  Jack Trudeau (IL) 19
  Walter Lewis (AL) 19
  Marty Louthan (AF) 19
  Chuck Long (IA) 19
20. John Congemi* (PITT) 18