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1983 Passing Stats

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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)

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89 Players

Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Chuck Long Iowa Big Ten 144 236 61.0 2434 10.3 10.0 14 8 160.4 85 -30 -0.4 5
2 Marlon Adler Missouri Big 8 102 175 58.3 1603 9.2 7.1 11 13 141.1 125 267 2.1 12
3 Steve Young Brigham Young WAC 306 429 71.3 3902 9.1 9.6 33 10 168.5 102 444 4.4 8
4 Cody Carlson Baylor SWC 98 180 54.4 1617 9.0 8.3 12 8 143.0 29 -40 -1.4 0
5 Turner Gill Nebraska Big 8 94 170 55.3 1516 8.9 9.5 14 4 152.7 109 531 4.9 11
6 Mike Eppley Clemson ACC 99 166 59.6 1410 8.5 7.6 13 9 146.0 47 63 1.3 4
7 Rick Neuheisel* UCLA Pac-10 185 267 69.3 2245 8.4 7.7 13 10 148.5 72 -171 -2.4 0
8 Raphel Cherry Hawaii WAC 170 299 56.9 2478 8.3 7.2 18 15 136.3 147 256 1.7 8
9 Mike Tomczak* Ohio State Big Ten 131 237 55.3 1942 8.2 6.8 13 13 131.2 69 250 3.6 4
10 Brad Baumberger Wyoming WAC 112 189 59.3 1551 8.2 7.6 10 7 138.2 185 534 2.9 7
11 Randall Cunningham Nevada-Las Vegas PCAA 189 316 59.8 2545 8.1 8.1 18 8 141.2 106 133 1.3 3
12 Frank Seurer Kansas Big 8 187 353 53.0 2789 7.9 6.3 14 19 121.7 57 -129 -2.3 1
13 Doug Flutie Boston College Ind 177 345 51.3 2724 7.9 6.9 17 15 125.2 68 241 3.5 0
14 Boomer Esiason Maryland ACC 163 294 55.4 2322 7.9 7.7 15 8 133.2 47 -32 -0.7 2
15 Jeff Hostetler West Virginia Ind 163 286 57.0 2247 7.9 7.3 14 10 132.1 88 41 0.5 3
16 Troy Bodine Cincinnati Ind 127 209 60.8 1643 7.9 7.4 13 8 139.7 43 -92 -2.1 3
17 Ricky Turner Washington State Pac-10 100 172 58.1 1351 7.9 7.5 8 5 133.7 151 331 2.2 4
18 Walter Lewis Alabama SEC 144 256 56.3 1991 7.8 6.2 14 15 127.9 135 338 2.5 5
19 Anthony Sciaraffa Texas Christian SWC 95 183 51.9 1423 7.8 6.1 3 8 113.9 144 193 1.3 4
20 Terry Nugent Colorado State WAC 275 433 63.5 3319 7.7 6.1 12 20 127.8 90 -276 -3.1 4
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Gale Gilbert California Pac-10 216 365 59.2 2769 7.6 6.2 13 17 125.3 58 -332 -5.7 0
22 Sean Salisbury Southern California Pac-10 142 248 57.3 1882 7.6 6.8 10 9 127.1 45 -166 -3.7 0
23 Lance McIlhenny Southern Methodist SWC 77 162 47.5 1233 7.6 7.0 11 7 125.2 77 68 0.9 3
24 Mark Cox Virginia Tech Ind 86 156 55.1 1188 7.6 6.8 9 7 129.2 89 215 2.4 3
25 Jeff Wickersham Louisiana State SEC 193 337 57.3 2542 7.5 5.7 7 17 117.4 58 -106 -1.8 7
26 Jack Trudeau Illinois Big Ten 203 324 62.7 2446 7.5 6.9 18 13 136.4 44 -93 -2.1 1
27 Doug Strang Penn State Ind 134 259 51.7 1944 7.5 7.8 19 7 133.6 60 -32 -0.5 5
28 Buddy Funck New Mexico WAC 110 204 53.9 1521 7.5 5.3 5 12 112.9 194 633 3.3 8
29 Mark McKay San Diego State WAC 187 337 55.5 2490 7.4 5.5 13 20 118.4 71 -185 -2.6 2
30 Todd Hons Arizona State Pac-10 199 324 61.4 2394 7.4 6.4 14 13 129.7 48 -120 -2.5 0
31 Mark Stevens Utah WAC 149 268 55.6 1986 7.4 6.5 12 11 124.4 147 534 3.6 10
32 Kelly Lowrey Florida State Ind 131 233 56.2 1720 7.4 6.1 12 12 124.9 46 -34 -0.7 8
33 Tyrone Mitchell Wichita State MVC 82 169 48.5 1255 7.4 5.2 8 12 112.3 78 183 2.3 2
34 Rusty Hilger* Oklahoma State Big 8 94 171 55.0 1247 7.3 5.9 11 10 125.8 49 -67 -1.4 3
35 Kevin Ingram East Carolina Ind 90 164 54.9 1191 7.3 6.3 8 7 123.4 116 464 4.0 5
36 Randy Wright Wisconsin Big Ten 173 323 53.6 2329 7.2 5.9 19 18 122.4 60 89 1.5 6
37 Wayne Schuchts Virginia ACC 129 261 49.4 1881 7.2 5.6 11 14 113.1 50 -73 -1.5 2
38 Kevin Sweeney Fresno State PCAA 166 334 49.7 2359 7.1 5.5 16 19 113.5 80 -80 -1.0 0
39 Bernie Kosar Miami (FL) Ind 201 327 61.5 2329 7.1 6.3 15 13 128.5 52 -156 -3.0 4
40 Wayne Peace Florida SEC 186 292 63.7 2079 7.1 6.3 10 10 128.0 59 11 0.2 3
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 Brad Taylor Arkansas SWC 139 257 54.1 1837 7.1 6.4 9 8 119.5 91 -31 -0.3 3
42 Brian McClure Bowling Green State MAC 298 466 63.9 3264 7.0 6.1 16 16 127.2 72 -255 -3.5 1
43 Tom Tunnicliffe Arizona Pac-10 185 351 52.7 2474 7.0 5.6 11 16 113.1 45 -10 -0.2 3
44 Steve Pelluer Washington Pac-10 213 317 67.2 2212 7.0 6.5 11 8 132.2 88 164 1.9 3
45 Scott Stankavage North Carolina ACC 147 249 59.0 1721 6.9 6.8 16 8 131.9 39 -21 -0.5 4
46 Alan Cockrell Tennessee SEC 128 243 52.7 1683 6.9 6.1 13 10 120.3 42 -22 -0.5 2
47 Steve Smith* Michigan Big Ten 106 205 51.7 1420 6.9 6.4 13 8 123.0 103 667 6.5 10
48 Neil Britt Ball State MAC 206 348 59.2 2377 6.8 4.3 13 25 114.5 49 -55 -1.1 0
49 Gary Schofield Wake Forest ACC 187 333 56.2 2253 6.8 5.7 16 15 119.8 39 -100 -2.6 1
50 Jon Carlson San Jose State PCAA 153 290 52.8 1961 6.8 4.8 12 18 110.8 46 -31 -0.7 1
51 John Congemi* Pittsburgh Ind 170 286 59.4 1940 6.8 6.6 16 8 129.3 57 -75 -1.3 2
52 Jim Kelso Toledo MAC 106 197 53.8 1346 6.8 5.9 7 7 115.8 95 215 2.3 6
53 Danny English Tulane Ind 97 184 52.7 1258 6.8 4.3 6 13 106.8 33 -98 -3.0 1
54 Scott Campbell Purdue Big Ten 183 305 60.0 2031 6.7 5.1 12 16 118.4 38 -79 -2.1 3
55 Stu Rayburn Kent State MAC 117 217 53.9 1461 6.7 3.4 7 19 103.6 71 139 2.0 2
56 Tim Tyrrell Northern Illinois MAC 91 189 48.1 1260 6.7 6.3 8 5 112.8 166 539 3.2 7
57 Ben Bennett Duke ACC 300 469 64.0 3086 6.6 6.2 17 12 126.1 57 -136 -2.4 0
58 John Paye Stanford Pac-10 150 297 50.5 1971 6.6 4.7 10 17 105.9 63 -39 -0.6 0
59 Mike Pitz Pacific PCAA 134 256 52.3 1678 6.6 4.4 11 17 108.3 34 -74 -2.2 1
60 Steve Hoffman Western Michigan MAC 125 213 58.7 1407 6.6 4.7 7 12 113.8 67 -108 -1.6 2
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 Allen Mitchell South Carolina Ind 80 172 46.5 1142 6.6 2.5 5 18 90.9 112 182 1.6 2
62 David Archer Iowa State Big 8 234 403 58.1 2639 6.5 6.1 18 12 121.9 110 59 0.5 3
63 Donny Harrison Ohio MAC 203 357 56.9 2309 6.5 5.0 10 16 111.5 171 79 0.5 4
64 Steve Bradley Indiana Big Ten 182 355 51.3 2298 6.5 5.1 14 17 109.1 66 108 1.6 1
65 Tim Esposito North Carolina State ACC 190 323 58.8 2096 6.5 4.9 8 15 112.2 48 -62 -1.3 3
66 Damon Allen Cal State Fullerton PCAA 103 200 51.5 1297 6.5 6.2 4 3 109.6 118 126 1.1 5
67 Kurt Page Vanderbilt SEC 286 493 58.0 3178 6.4 4.4 14 29 109.8 60 -144 -2.4 2
68 Danny Sparkman Memphis Ind 105 216 48.6 1390 6.4 5.2 11 11 109.3 71 29 0.4 0
69 John Bond Mississippi State SEC 92 205 44.9 1306 6.4 3.9 2 12 89.9 164 612 3.7 13
70 Tim Riordan Temple Ind 143 277 51.6 1732 6.3 5.0 7 11 104.5 64 -74 -1.2 2
71 Chico Canales Utah State PCAA 117 214 54.7 1343 6.3 5.5 7 7 111.6 70 -136 -1.9 3
72 Jacque LaPrarie Rutgers Ind 104 203 51.2 1275 6.3 3.6 7 15 100.6 80 53 0.7 2
73 Randy Jenkins Kentucky SEC 118 203 58.1 1272 6.3 5.0 10 10 117.2 39 -85 -2.2 2
74 Kevin Murray Texas A&M SWC 132 249 53.0 1544 6.2 5.7 14 9 116.4 84 99 1.2 3
75 Donnie Schexnider Louisiana-Lafayette Ind 89 164 54.3 1016 6.2 5.6 9 6 117.1 98 311 3.2 0
76 Dean May Louisville Ind 139 263 52.9 1609 6.1 5.2 6 8 105.7 39 -71 -1.8 3
77 Steve Coulter Eastern Michigan MAC 140 304 46.1 1827 6.0 3.7 8 19 92.7 66 59 0.9 1
78 Todd Rollins Miami (OH) MAC 110 212 51.9 1262 6.0 4.7 7 9 104.3 102 176 1.7 3
79 Steve Vogel Colorado Big 8 110 236 46.6 1385 5.9 4.6 12 12 102.5 18 -58 -3.2 0
80 Todd Dillon Long Beach State PCAA 209 379 55.1 2187 5.8 5.3 11 9 108.4 67 -186 -2.8 4
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
81 Greg Murphy Minnesota Big Ten 115 242 47.5 1410 5.8 3.3 6 16 91.4 36 -70 -1.9 0
82 Ladd McKittrick Oregon State Pac-10 74 191 38.7 1106 5.8 2.0 4 18 75.4 86 21 0.2 0
83 Phillip Money Rice SWC 97 197 49.2 1131 5.7 3.6 4 11 93.0 105 -33 -0.3 0
84 Rick Williamson Navy Ind 123 249 49.4 1394 5.6 4.3 8 11 98.2 70 -14 -0.2 2
85 Jim Hart Texas Tech SWC 108 216 50.0 1216 5.6 3.6 5 12 93.8 103 208 2.0 6
86 Todd Norley Syracuse Ind 87 177 49.2 999 5.6 3.7 5 10 94.6 54 -57 -1.1 0
87 Sandy Schwab Northwestern Big Ten 188 334 56.3 1838 5.5 3.3 6 19 97.1 75 -75 -1.0 1
88 Mike Jorgensen Oregon Pac-10 72 174 41.4 938 5.4 3.1 5 11 83.5 38 -3 -0.1 1
89 Kent Austin Mississippi SEC 107 211 50.7 1077 5.1 2.2 3 15 84.1 91 -25 -0.3 0