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1985 Leaders

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Bo Jackson (Auburn)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Fisher DeBerry (Air Force)

AP Preseason #1: Oklahoma ▪ AP Final #1: Oklahoma

Year Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Robbie Bosco (BYU) 338
2. Doug Gaynor (LBS) 321
3. Jim Everett (PUR) 285
4. Jack Trudeau (IL) 284
5. John Paye (STAN) 271
6. Larry Egger (UT) 237
7. Shawn Halloran (BC) 234
8. Chuck Long (IA) 231
9. Mike Norseth (KS) 227
10. Todd Santos (SDGST) 226
  Brian McClure (BGSU) 226
12. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 216
13. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 209
14. Kelly Stouffer (COST) 204
15. Mike Greenfield (NWEST) 199
16. Dennis Swearingen (OH) 195
17. Erik Kramer (NCST) 189
18. Chris Miller (OR) 182
19. Kerwin Bell (FL) 180
20. Jim Miller (NMST) 179
Pass Attempts
1. Robbie Bosco (BYU) 511
2. Doug Gaynor (LBS) 451
3. Jim Everett (PUR) 450
4. Jack Trudeau (IL) 446
5. Shawn Halloran (BC) 423
6. Larry Egger (UT) 417
7. Mike Norseth (KS) 408
8. John Paye (STAN) 405
9. Dennis Swearingen (OH) 383
10. Brian McClure (BGSU) 371
11. Todd Santos (SDGST) 357
12. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 352
13. Chuck Long (IA) 351
14. Kelly Stouffer (COST) 346
  Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 346
16. Erik Kramer (NCST) 339
17. Jim Miller (NMST) 338
18. Mike Greenfield (NWEST) 335
19. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 330
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 330
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Doug Gaynor (LBS) 71.2
2. John Paye (STAN) 66.9
3. Robbie Bosco (BYU) 66.1
4. Chuck Long (IA) 65.8
5. Jim Harbaugh* (MI) 63.9
6. Jack Trudeau (IL) 63.7
7. David Norrie* (UCLA) 63.6
8. Jim Everett (PUR) 63.3
9. Todd Santos (SDGST) 63.3
10. Foy White (WAKE) 62.9
11. Kerwin Bell (FL) 62.5
12. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 61.4
13. Jim Karsatos* (OHST) 61.2
14. Brian McClure (BGSU) 60.9
15. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 60.4
16. Mike Shula (AL) 60.3
17. Sammy Garza (TXEP) 60.0
  Kevin Sweeney (FREST) 60.0
19. Terry Morris (MIAOH) 59.9
20. Hugh Millen (WA) 59.8
Passing Yards
1. Robbie Bosco (BYU) 4273
2. Jim Everett (PUR) 3651
3. Doug Gaynor (LBS) 3563
4. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 3238
5. Mike Norseth (KS) 2995
6. Larry Egger (UT) 2988
7. Chuck Long (IA) 2978
8. Jack Trudeau (IL) 2938
9. Shawn Halloran (BC) 2935
10. Todd Santos (SDGST) 2877
11. Kerwin Bell (FL) 2687
12. Brian McClure (BGSU) 2674
13. Kevin Sweeney (FREST) 2604
14. John Paye (STAN) 2589
15. Erik Kramer (NCST) 2510
16. Stan Gelbaugh (MD) 2475
  Billy Rucker (NM) 2475
18. Kelly Stouffer (COST) 2387
19. Don Smith (MSST) 2332
20. Jim Karsatos* (OHST) 2311
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Kerwin Bell (FL) 9.3
2. Tom Muecke (BAY) 9.3
3. Don McPherson (SYR) 9.2
4. Billy Rucker (NM) 9.2
5. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 9.2
6. Kevin Sweeney (FREST) 8.8
7. Mike Shula (AL) 8.8
8. Jim Harbaugh* (MI) 8.7
9. David Norrie* (UCLA) 8.5
10. Chuck Long (IA) 8.5
11. Robbie Bosco (BYU) 8.4
12. Sammy Garza (TXEP) 8.3
13. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 8.2
14. Jim Everett (PUR) 8.1
15. John Dewberry (GATECH) 8.1
16. Todd Santos (SDGST) 8.1
17. Jim Karsatos* (OHST) 8.0
18. Mark Rypien (WAST) 8.0
19. Stan Gelbaugh (MD) 8.0
20. Doug Gaynor (LBS) 7.9
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Kerwin Bell (FL) 9.5
2. Don McPherson (SYR) 9.3
3. Jim Harbaugh* (MI) 9.1
4. Kevin Sweeney (FREST) 8.7
5. Mike Shula (AL) 8.6
6. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 8.5
7. Jim Karsatos* (OHST) 8.1
8. Chuck Long (IA) 8.0
9. Jim Everett (PUR) 8.0
10. Danny McCoin (CIN) 7.9
11. Tom Muecke (BAY) 7.8
12. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 7.8
13. Robbie Bosco (BYU) 7.4
14. David Norrie* (UCLA) 7.3
15. Billy Rucker (NM) 7.3
16. John Dewberry (GATECH) 7.2
17. Todd Santos (SDGST) 7.1
18. Kevin Murray (TXAM) 7.1
19. Mark Rypien (WAST) 7.0
20. Doug Gaynor (LBS) 6.9
Passing Touchdowns
1. Robbie Bosco (BYU) 30
2. Chuck Long (IA) 26
3. Jim Everett (PUR) 23
4. Todd Santos (SDGST) 21
  Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 21
  Kerwin Bell (FL) 21
7. Jim Karsatos* (OHST) 19
  Doug Gaynor (LBS) 19
9. Larry Egger (UT) 18
  Brian McClure (BGSU) 18
  Jim Harbaugh* (MI) 18
  Chris Miller (OR) 18
13. Erik Kramer (NCST) 16
  Mike Shula (AL) 16
15. Stan Gelbaugh (MD) 15
  Jack Trudeau (IL) 15
  Mike Norseth (KS) 15
  Kelly Stouffer (COST) 15
  Don Smith (MSST) 15
20. Foy White (WAKE) 14
  Kevin Sweeney (FREST) 14
  Mark Rypien (WAST) 14
Passing Interceptions
1. Dennis Swearingen (OH) 26
2. Robbie Bosco (BYU) 24
3. Shawn Halloran (BC) 23
4. Larry Egger (UT) 22
5. Doug Gaynor (LBS) 18
6. Jim Miller (NMST) 17
  Todd Santos (SDGST) 17
8. Billy Rucker (NM) 16
  Brian McClure (BGSU) 16
10. Steve Bradley (IN) 15
  Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 15
  Jack Trudeau (IL) 15
  Chuck Long (IA) 15
14. Hugh Millen (WA) 14
  Doug Allen (SJST) 14
  Erik Wilhelm (ORST) 14
  Stan Gelbaugh (MD) 14
  Ron Fillmore (CMI) 14
  Brett Stevens (UTST) 14
  Don Smith (MSST) 14
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Kerwin Bell (FL) 159.4
2. Jim Harbaugh* (MI) 157.9
3. Chuck Long (IA) 153.0
4. Mike Shula (AL) 150.0
5. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 149.8
6. Don McPherson (SYR) 149.7
7. Robbie Bosco (BYU) 146.4
8. Kevin Sweeney (FREST) 145.1
9. Jim Karsatos* (OHST) 144.6
10. Tom Muecke (BAY) 143.5
11. Jim Everett (PUR) 143.5
12. Doug Gaynor (LBS) 143.5
13. David Norrie* (UCLA) 141.0
14. Todd Santos (SDGST) 140.9
15. Danny McCoin (CIN) 137.8
16. John Dewberry (GATECH) 133.6
17. Kevin Murray (TXAM) 133.5
18. Mark Rypien (WAST) 133.3
19. Foy White (WAKE) 132.0
20. Brian McClure (BGSU) 128.8
Rush Attempts
1. Lorenzo White* (MIST) 419
2. Steve Bartalo (COST) 338
3. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 327
4. George Swarn (MIAOH) 309
5. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 287
6. Bo Jackson (AUB) 278
7. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 275
8. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 264
9. Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 258
10. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 255
11. Neal Anderson (FL) 238
12. Reggie Dupard (SMETH) 229
  Kelvin Farmer (TOL) 229
14. Rueben Mayes (WAST) 228
15. Kenny Flowers* (CLEM) 227
16. Darrell Wallace (MO) 226
17. Larry Emery (WI) 224
18. Bernard White (BGSU) 221
19. Steve Gage (TLS) 218
20. Tony Cherry (OR) 211
Rushing Yards
1. Lorenzo White* (MIST) 2066
2. Bo Jackson (AUB) 1786
3. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 1650
4. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 1516
5. George Swarn (MIAOH) 1511
6. Steve Bartalo (COST) 1368
7. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 1327
8. Reggie Dupard (SMETH) 1278
9. Rueben Mayes (WAST) 1236
10. Barry Word (VA) 1224
11. Gordon Brown (TLS) 1201
12. Kenny Flowers* (CLEM) 1200
13. Doug DuBose (NE) 1161
14. Chris Hardy (SDGST) 1150
15. Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 1134
16. Darrell Wallace (MO) 1120
17. Larry Emery (WI) 1113
18. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 1112
19. Ronnie Harmon (IA) 1111
20. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 1100
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Tom Rathman (NE) 7.5
2. Brent Fullwood (AUB) 7.4
3. Chris Hardy (SDGST) 7.3
4. Gordon Brown (TLS) 7.1
5. Victor Floyd (FLST) 6.9
6. Clarence Jones* (ARMY) 6.8
7. Keith Henderson (GA) 6.8
8. Paul Miles (NE) 6.8
9. Johnny Smith (AF) 6.7
10. Tom Tuipulotu (BYU) 6.5
11. Joe Armentrout (WI) 6.4
12. Bo Jackson (AUB) 6.4
13. Darron Norris (TX) 6.4
14. Gene Jelks (AL) 6.3
15. Tony Smith (FLST) 6.1
16. Lars Tate (GA) 6.0
17. Barry Word (VA) 5.9
18. Valdez Baylor (MN) 5.9
19. Warren Williams (MIAFL) 5.9
20. Ron Brown (CO) 5.8
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Bernard White (BGSU) 18
2. Steve Gage (TLS) 17
  Lorenzo White* (MIST) 17
  Bo Jackson (AUB) 17
5. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 15
6. Lakei Heimuli (BYU) 14
  Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 14
  Reggie Dupard (SMETH) 14
  Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 14
10. James Williams (FREST) 13
  Kenny Flowers* (CLEM) 13
12. Steve Bartalo (COST) 12
  Martin Sartin (LBS) 12
  Bart Weiss (AF) 12
  Rick Badanjek (MD) 12
  Willie Turral (NM) 12
  George Swarn (MIAOH) 12
  Anthony Toney (TXAM) 12
19. Kelly Pittman (AF) 11
  Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 11
  Eric Ball* (UCLA) 11
  Mike Crawford (AZST) 11
Receptions
1. Rodney Carter (PUR) 98
2. David Williams (IL) 85
3. Webster Slaughter (SDGST) 82
4. Brad Muster (STAN) 78
5. Loren Richey (UT) 73
  Marc Zeno (TLN) 73
7. Richard Estell (KS) 70
8. Charles Lockett (LBS) 69
9. Lakei Heimuli (BYU) 66
  Walter Murray (HI) 66
11. Trevor Molini (BYU) 63
  Mark Bellini (BYU) 63
13. Mark Templeton (LBS) 62
14. Reggie Bynum (ORST) 61
  Greg Baty (STAN) 61
16. Cris Carter* (OHST) 58
17. Joe Rowley (NMST) 57
18. Stan Hunter (BGSU) 55
  Thomas Rooks (IL) 55
  Kenny Allen (IN) 55
Receiving Yards
1. Marc Zeno (TLN) 1137
2. Richard Estell (KS) 1109
3. Rodney Carter (PUR) 1099
4. Webster Slaughter (SDGST) 1071
5. David Williams (IL) 1047
6. Mark Bellini (BYU) 1008
7. Walter Murray (HI) 973
8. Loren Richey (UT) 971
9. Kelvin Martin (BC) 958
10. Cris Carter* (OHST) 950
11. Charles Lockett (LBS) 949
12. Tim McGee (TN) 947
13. Kenny Allen (IN) 929
14. Willie Marshall (TEMP) 893
15. Ken Carpenter (AF) 869
16. Terance Mathis (NM) 852
  Mike Siano (SYR) 852
18. Trevor Molini (BYU) 849
19. Stephen Baker (FREST) 844
20. Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 840
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Stephen Baker (FREST) 29.1
2. Gene Thomas (PAC) 25.1
3. Melvin Anderson (MN) 23.6
4. Tori Brown (NM) 23.2
5. Willie Marshall (TEMP) 22.3
6. Gary Lee (GATECH) 22.2
7. James Pruitt (CASTFU) 22.2
8. Louis Clark (MSST) 22.0
9. Mark Ingram* (MIST) 21.9
10. Brian Blades (MIAFL) 21.9
11. Hassan Jones (FLST) 21.7
12. Ricky Nattiel (FL) 21.1
13. James Bloodworth (MSST) 20.8
14. Vince Warren (SDGST) 20.7
15. Ken Carpenter (AF) 20.7
16. Scott Schwedes (SYR) 20.4
17. Eric Anderson (TXEP) 20.2
18. Chris Buford (NM) 20.1
19. Joey Clinkscales (TN) 19.7
20. Aaron Cox (AZST) 19.7
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Mark Bellini (BYU) 14
2. Charles Lockett (LBS) 10
  Webster Slaughter (SDGST) 10
4. Willie Marshall (TEMP) 9
  Kelvin Martin (BC) 9
  Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 9
7. Mike Siano (SYR) 8
  Earl Winfield (NC) 8
  Doug Green (DUKE) 8
  David Williams (IL) 8
  Albert Bell (AL) 8
  Lonzell Hill (WA) 8
  Eric Kattus* (MI) 8
  Cris Carter* (OHST) 8
15. Bill Happel (IA) 7
  Walter Murray (HI) 7
  Ray Wallace (PUR) 7
  Tim McGee (TN) 7
  Robert Smith (IA) 7
  Gene Thomas (PAC) 7
  Stan Hunter (BGSU) 7
  Reggie Bynum (ORST) 7
  Loren Richey (UT) 7
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Lorenzo White* (MIST) 425
2. Steve Bartalo (COST) 378
3. George Swarn (MIAOH) 353
4. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 352
5. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 331
6. Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 292
7. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 288
8. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 287
9. Bo Jackson (AUB) 282
10. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 272
11. Neal Anderson (FL) 263
12. Ronnie Harmon (IA) 258
13. Bernard White (BGSU) 254
  Lakei Heimuli (BYU) 254
15. Rueben Mayes (WAST) 252
  Kelvin Farmer (TOL) 252
17. Tony Cherry (OR) 250
18. Reggie Dupard (SMETH) 240
  Larry Emery (WI) 240
20. Kenny Flowers* (CLEM) 232
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Lorenzo White* (MIST) 2094
2. George Swarn (MIAOH) 1935
3. Bo Jackson (AUB) 1859
4. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 1792
5. Ronnie Harmon (IA) 1708
6. Steve Bartalo (COST) 1692
7. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 1685
8. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 1647
9. Rueben Mayes (WAST) 1488
10. Reggie Dupard (SMETH) 1458
11. Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 1447
12. Chris Hardy (SDGST) 1437
13. Neal Anderson (FL) 1383
14. Lakei Heimuli (BYU) 1316
15. Rodney Carter (PUR) 1315
16. Barry Word (VA) 1300
17. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 1280
18. Tony Cherry (OR) 1251
19. Jamie Morris* (MI) 1246
20. Nuu Faaola (HI) 1243
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Bernard White (BGSU) 19
2. Bo Jackson (AUB) 17
  Steve Gage (TLS) 17
  Lorenzo White* (MIST) 17
5. Reggie Dupard (SMETH) 16
  George Swarn (MIAOH) 16
  Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 16
8. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 15
9. Mark Bellini (BYU) 14
  Lakei Heimuli (BYU) 14
  Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 14
  Willie Turral (NM) 14
  Kelly Pittman (AF) 14
14. James Williams (FREST) 13
  Kenny Flowers* (CLEM) 13
  Steve Bartalo (COST) 13
  Martin Sartin (LBS) 13
18. Anthony Toney (TXAM) 12
  Bart Weiss (AF) 12
  Eddie Lewis (UT) 12
  Rick Badanjek (MD) 12
Total Plays
1. Doug Gaynor (LBS) 588
2. Robbie Bosco (BYU) 578
3. Mike Norseth (KS) 543
4. Jim Everett (PUR) 518
5. Jack Trudeau (IL) 515
6. Mike Greenfield (NWEST) 503
7. Don Smith (MSST) 502
8. Shawn Halloran (BC) 488
9. Dennis Swearingen (OH) 487
10. John Paye (STAN) 479
11. Larry Egger (UT) 475
12. Jim Miller (NMST) 464
13. Billy Rucker (NM) 432
14. Erik Kramer (NCST) 429
15. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 421
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 421
17. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 420
  Lorenzo White* (MIST) 420
19. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 414
20. Brian McClure (BGSU) 413
Total Yards
1. Robbie Bosco (BYU) 4141
2. Jim Everett (PUR) 3589
3. Doug Gaynor (LBS) 3467
4. Mike Norseth (KS) 3214
5. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 3080
6. Jack Trudeau (IL) 2914
7. Larry Egger (UT) 2890
8. Chuck Long (IA) 2887
9. Don Smith (MSST) 2886
10. Billy Rucker (NM) 2857
11. Shawn Halloran (BC) 2828
12. Todd Santos (SDGST) 2766
13. Kevin Sweeney (FREST) 2644
14. Brian McClure (BGSU) 2585
15. John Paye (STAN) 2549
16. Bart Weiss (AF) 2481
17. Kerwin Bell (FL) 2469
18. Mark Rypien (WAST) 2417
19. Stan Gelbaugh (MD) 2385
20. Jim Karsatos* (OHST) 2350
Total Yards Per Play
1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 7.3
2. Robbie Bosco (BYU) 7.2
3. Jim Everett (PUR) 6.9
4. Mike Norseth (KS) 5.9
5. Doug Gaynor (LBS) 5.9
Total Touchdowns
1. Robbie Bosco (BYU) 32
2. Chuck Long (IA) 27
3. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 25
  Doug Gaynor (LBS) 25
5. Jim Everett (PUR) 24
6. Chris Miller (OR) 22
  Jim Harbaugh* (MI) 22
8. Steve Gage (TLS) 21
  Todd Santos (SDGST) 21
  Larry Egger (UT) 21
  Jim Karsatos* (OHST) 21
  Don Smith (MSST) 21
  Kerwin Bell (FL) 21
14. Bart Weiss (AF) 20
  Billy Rucker (NM) 20
16. Jack Trudeau (IL) 19
  Don McPherson (SYR) 19
18. Mike Norseth (KS) 18
  Bernard White (BGSU) 18
  Kevin Sweeney (FREST) 18
  Brian McClure (BGSU) 18