1987 Leaders

Pass Completion Percentage
1. Jeff Burger* • Auburn 66.7
2. Chuck Hartlieb* • Iowa 65.6
3. Troy Aikman* • UCLA 65.2
4. Todd SantosSan Diego State 62.2
5. Tommy Hodson* • Louisiana State 61.1
6. Sean Covey* • Brigham Young 60.8
7. Troy TaylorCalifornia 60.8
8. Mike BatesMiami (OH) 60.7
9. Eric JonesVanderbilt 60.7
10. Jeff Francis* • Tennessee 60.2
11. Terrence Jones* • Tulane 60.2
12. Mike Perez* • San Jose State 60.2
13. Bill MusgraveOregon 59.4
14. Rodney Peete* • Southern California 59.3
15. Mike Gundy* • Oklahoma State 59.2
16. Steve Walsh* • Miami (FL) 59.1
17. Danny McCoinCincinnati 59.0
18. Scott Secules* • Virginia 58.8
19. Kerwin Bell* • Florida 58.6
20. Dave Schnell* • Indiana 58.5
Passing Yards
1. Todd SantosSan Diego State 3932
2. Mike Perez* • San Jose State 3550
3. Todd Ellis* • South Carolina 3206
4. Scooter MolanderColorado State 3168
5. Barry GarrisonNew Mexico 3163
6. Craig Burnett* • Wyoming 3131
7. Steve SlaydenDuke 2924
8. Brent SnyderUtah State 2887
9. Chuck Hartlieb* • Iowa 2855
10. Erik WilhelmOregon State 2736
11. Rodney Peete* • Southern California 2709
12. Dave TelfordFresno State 2589
13. Terrence Jones* • Tulane 2551
14. Troy Aikman* • UCLA 2527
15. Jay GrudenLouisville 2481
16. Timm RosenbachWashington State 2446
17. Jeff GrahamLong Beach State 2427
18. Chris MendoncaUtah 2389
19. Don McPherson* • Syracuse 2341
20. Scott Secules* • Virginia 2311
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Don McPherson* • Syracuse 10.2
2. Chuck Hartlieb* • Iowa 9.5
3. Troy Aikman* • UCLA 9.3
4. Mike PowerBoston College 8.9
5. Eric JonesVanderbilt 8.5
6. Dave Schnell* • Indiana 8.2
7. Rodney Peete* • Southern California 8.2
8. Tommy Hodson* • Louisiana State 8.0
9. Terrence Jones* • Tulane 8.0
10. Todd SantosSan Diego State 8.0
11. Mike Perez* • San Jose State 7.9
12. Warren JonesHawaii 7.9
13. Bill MusgraveOregon 7.8
14. Scott Secules* • Virginia 7.8
15. Scooter MolanderColorado State 7.8
16. Sean Covey* • Brigham Young 7.8
17. Jeff Burger* • Auburn 7.7
18. Scott MitchellUtah 7.7
19. Pat HegartyTexas-El Paso 7.6
20. Ron Adams* • Eastern Michigan 7.6
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Don McPherson* • Syracuse 10.0
2. Chuck Hartlieb* • Iowa 9.6
3. Troy Aikman* • UCLA 9.2
4. Mike PowerBoston College 8.0
5. Rodney Peete* • Southern California 7.8
6. Eric JonesVanderbilt 7.8
7. Steve Walsh* • Miami (FL) 7.8
8. Scott MitchellUtah 7.7
9. Todd SantosSan Diego State 7.7
10. Mike Perez* • San Jose State 7.7
11. Tommy Hodson* • Louisiana State 7.6
12. Dave Schnell* • Indiana 7.5
13. Bill MusgraveOregon 7.4
14. Terrence Jones* • Tulane 7.4
15. Scott Secules* • Virginia 7.4
16. Jeff Burger* • Auburn 7.2
17. Danny McCoinCincinnati 7.1
18. Danny McManus* • Florida State 7.0
19. Troy TaylorCalifornia 6.8
20. Dave TelfordFresno State 6.8
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Don McPherson* • Syracuse 164.3
2. Chuck Hartlieb* • Iowa 161.4
3. Troy Aikman* • UCLA 157.6
4. Eric JonesVanderbilt 145.8
5. Rodney Peete* • Southern California 141.5
6. Jeff Burger* • Auburn 141.0
7. Todd SantosSan Diego State 140.7
8. Tommy Hodson* • Louisiana State 140.4
9. Terrence Jones* • Tulane 139.9
10. Dave Schnell* • Indiana 139.8
11. Steve Walsh* • Miami (FL) 138.8
12. Mike PowerBoston College 138.2
13. Mike Perez* • San Jose State 138.1
14. Bill MusgraveOregon 136.8
15. Troy TaylorCalifornia 136.4
16. Scott MitchellUtah 134.2
17. Scott Secules* • Virginia 132.3
18. Danny McCoinCincinnati 132.1
19. Sean Covey* • Brigham Young 130.0
20. Steve SlaydenDuke 129.0
Rushing Yards
1. Craig Heyward* • Pittsburgh 1791
2. Jamie Morris* • Michigan 1703
3. Ickey WoodsNevada-Las Vegas 1658
4. Thurman Thomas* • Oklahoma State 1613
5. Lorenzo White* • Michigan State 1572
6. Blair Thomas* • Penn State 1414
7. Tony JefferyTexas Christian 1353
8. Emmitt Smith* • Florida 1341
9. Dee Dowis* • Air Force 1315
10. Gerald Abraham* • Wyoming 1305
11. Mark HiggsKentucky 1278
12. Bobby Humphrey* • Alabama 1255
13. Gary Patton* • Eastern Michigan 1242
14. Joe HendersonIowa State 1232
Keith Jones* • Nebraska 1232
16. Sammie Smith* • Florida State 1230
17. Darrell ThompsonMinnesota 1229
18. Eric WilkersonKent State 1221
19. Reggie Cobb* • Tennessee 1197
20. John HarveyTexas-El Paso 1170
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Patrick Collins* • Oklahoma 7.6
2. Keith Jones* • Nebraska 7.2
3. Sammie Smith* • Florida State 7.2
4. Todd JonesRice 7.1
5. Rodney Hampton* • Georgia 7.1
6. Charles Thompson* • Oklahoma 7.0
7. Anthony Stafford* • Oklahoma 6.9
8. Dee Dowis* • Air Force 6.8
9. Anthony Roberson* • Air Force 6.8
10. Tony JefferyTexas Christian 6.7
11. Robert Drummond* • Syracuse 6.7
12. Mark HiggsKentucky 6.6
13. Robert DelpinoMissouri 6.5
14. Harvey Williams* • Louisiana State 6.5
15. Marvin ArtleyWisconsin 6.5
16. Lydell Carr* • Oklahoma 6.4
17. Thurman Thomas* • Oklahoma State 6.4
18. Ickey WoodsNevada-Las Vegas 6.4
19. Rotnei Anderson* • Oklahoma 6.3
20. Reggie McKinneyEast Carolina 6.2
Receiving Yards
1. Ernie Jones* • Indiana 1265
2. Guy Liggins* • San Jose State 1262
3. Marc Zeno* • Tulane 1206
4. Terance MathisNew Mexico 1132
5. Clarkston HinesDuke 1093
6. Kendal SmithUtah State 1048
7. Wendell Davis* • Louisiana State 993
8. Ron JenkinsFresno State 985
9. Quinn Early* • Iowa 978
Hart Lee Dykes* • Oklahoma State 978
11. Tommy Kane* • Syracuse 968
12. Anthony Sargent* • Wyoming 929
13. Sterling Sharpe* • South Carolina 915
14. Willie Anderson* • UCLA 903
15. Robb ThomasOregon State 891
16. Jason PhillipsHouston 875
17. Aaron Cox* • Arizona State 870
18. Jamie HenceWestern Michigan 858
19. John Ford* • Virginia 855
20. Tim Brown* • Notre Dame 846
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Willie VaughnKansas 26.9
2. Andre Rison* • Michigan State 23.1
3. Tommy Kane* • Syracuse 22.0
4. Darryl TillmanSouthern Mississippi 21.9
5. Tim Brown* • Notre Dame 21.7
6. Ronald HeardBowling Green State 21.2
7. Dan BitsonTulsa 21.0
8. Aaron Cox* • Arizona State 20.7
9. Wayne WalkerTexas Tech 20.6
10. Joey HamiltonLouisville 20.4
11. Everett RossOhio State 20.2
12. Roland HawkinsOregon State 19.7
13. Rich Zayas* • Brigham Young 19.6
14. Terry ObeeOregon 19.4
15. Arnie AdkisonTexas-El Paso 19.3
16. Carl ParkerVanderbilt 19.2
17. Clarkston HinesDuke 19.2
18. Ernie Jones* • Indiana 19.2
19. Willie CulpepperLouisiana-Lafayette 18.9
20. Willie Anderson* • UCLA 18.8
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Craig Heyward* • Pittsburgh 1998
2. Jamie Morris* • Michigan 1825
3. Thurman Thomas* • Oklahoma State 1797
4. Blair Thomas* • Penn State 1714
5. Ickey WoodsNevada-Las Vegas 1704
6. Lorenzo White* • Michigan State 1687
7. Tony JefferyTexas Christian 1610
8. Gerald Abraham* • Wyoming 1541
9. Emmitt Smith* • Florida 1525
10. Kimble AndersHouston 1498
11. Eric WilkersonKent State 1490
12. Gary Patton* • Eastern Michigan 1427
13. Bobby Humphrey* • Alabama 1425
14. John HarveyTexas-El Paso 1420
15. Mark HiggsKentucky 1401
16. Eric Metcalf* • Texas 1395
Reggie Cobb* • Tennessee 1395
18. Harvey Williams* • Louisiana State 1394
19. Paul HewittSan Diego State 1379
20. Sammie Smith* • Florida State 1358
Total Yards
1. Todd SantosSan Diego State 3688
2. Mike Perez* • San Jose State 3499
3. Craig Burnett* • Wyoming 3086
4. Barry GarrisonNew Mexico 3065
5. Todd Ellis* • South Carolina 3016
6. Steve SlaydenDuke 2968
7. Terrence Jones* • Tulane 2934
8. Rodney Peete* • Southern California 2854
9. Brent SnyderUtah State 2774
10. Scooter MolanderColorado State 2754
11. Timm RosenbachWashington State 2743
12. Chuck Hartlieb* • Iowa 2717
13. Eric JonesVanderbilt 2619
14. Erik WilhelmOregon State 2613
15. Don McPherson* • Syracuse 2571
16. Dave TelfordFresno State 2498
17. Troy Aikman* • UCLA 2440
18. Scott Secules* • Virginia 2356
19. Chris MendoncaUtah 2330
20. Jay GrudenLouisville 2291
Total Yards Per Play
1. Mike Perez* • San Jose State 7.1
2. Todd SantosSan Diego State 6.6
3. Craig Burnett* • Wyoming 6.2
4. Todd Ellis* • South Carolina 5.7
5. Barry GarrisonNew Mexico 5.6
Field Goal Percentage
1. Scott LieberUtah 93.3
2. David VanSteenkisteLong Beach State 91.7
3. Jim CookNevada-Las Vegas 88.2
4. Ira AdlerNorthwestern 84.6
5. Chip LohmillerMinnesota 84.2
6. Keith WalkerArmy 83.3
Tim Henneghan* • Eastern Michigan 83.3
Alfredo Velasco* • UCLA 83.3
Tim Vesling* • Syracuse 83.3
10. Steve Crumley* • Georgia 82.4
11. Derek Schmidt* • Florida State 82.1
12. David Treadwell* • Clemson 81.8
13. Wilson HoyleWake Forest 80.0
Mike Gillette* • Michigan 80.0
Gary GussmanMiami (OH) 80.0
Todd GregoireWisconsin 80.0
Jeff ShudakIowa State 80.0
18. Chip BrowndykeHouston 79.2
19. Win Lyle* • Auburn 78.9
Rodrigo ValverdeHawaii 78.9
Alan Zendejas* • Arizona State 78.9
Punt Return Yards
1. James HenrySouthern Mississippi 556
2. Alan GrantStanford 446
3. Terry ObeeOregon 410
4. Tim Brown* • Notre Dame 401
5. Rod Harris* • Texas A&M 391
6. Deion Sanders* • Florida State 381
7. Todd WhiteCal State Fullerton 374
8. Anthony Sargent* • Wyoming 367
9. Donnell Woolford* • Clemson 345
10. Eric Metcalf* • Texas 324
11. Tyrone ThurmanTexas Tech 323
12. Todd Krumm* • Michigan State 322
13. Darryl UsherIllinois 308
14. Scott Wells* • San Jose State 297
15. Kendal SmithUtah State 293
16. James Lott* • Clemson 290
17. Rodney TaylorNorthern Illinois 282
18. Randy Tanner* • Southern California 273
19. Darryl Henley* • UCLA 270
20. Eddie MylesMississippi State 266
Punt Return Yards Per Return
1. Alan GrantStanford 16.5
2. Barry Sanders* • Oklahoma State 16.3
3. Clifton SmithUtah 15.4
4. Donnell Woolford* • Clemson 15.0
5. Nate Lewis* • Georgia 13.9
6. Freddy Weygand* • Auburn 13.8
7. Anthony Parker* • Arizona State 13.7
8. James HenrySouthern Mississippi 13.6
9. Eric Metcalf* • Texas 13.5
10. Monty GilbreathSan Diego State 12.8
11. Joey HamiltonLouisville 12.3
12. Rodney TaylorNorthern Illinois 12.3
13. James Lott* • Clemson 12.1
14. Todd WhiteCal State Fullerton 12.1
15. Terry ObeeOregon 12.1
16. Deion Sanders* • Florida State 11.9
17. Tim Brown* • Notre Dame 11.8
18. Kendal SmithUtah State 11.3
19. Darryl Henley* • UCLA 11.2
20. Jarvis Williams* • Florida 11.1
Kickoff Return Yards Per Return
1. Barry Sanders* • Oklahoma State 31.6
2. Darryl UsherIllinois 29.7
3. Joe Henderson* • Clemson 29.1
4. Darrin GreerCalifornia 28.0
5. James DixonHouston 27.4
6. Sam Martin* • Louisiana State 27.0
7. Brock SmithFresno State 26.9
8. Randal Hill* • Miami (FL) 26.2
9. Brett PayneUtah State 26.0
10. Jon JeffriesVirginia Tech 25.5
11. Terence Cleveland* • Tennessee 25.3
12. John HoodCentral Michigan 24.9
13. Darryl TillmanSouthern Mississippi 24.8
14. James Saxon* • San Jose State 24.8
15. George ThomasNevada-Las Vegas 24.5
16. Jeff JenkinsUtah 24.4
17. Dee SmithKentucky 24.2
18. Cassius Osborn* • Georgia 24.1
19. Joe ReddingLouisiana-Lafayette 24.1
20. Michael MooreCal State Fullerton 24.1
Kickoff Return Touchdowns
1. Barry Sanders* • Oklahoma State 2
Interception Return Yards
1. Johnny JacksonHouston 218
2. Rickey Dixon* • Oklahoma 214
3. Brett WhitleyNorthwestern 202
4. Eric Allen* • Arizona State 185
5. Rod Smith* • Oklahoma State 172
6. Ruben HarperPacific 170
7. Eric Turner* • UCLA 162
8. Brad Edwards* • South Carolina 132
9. Todd Krumm* • Michigan State 129
10. A.J. GreeneWake Forest 128
Chuck Kimbrough* • Wyoming 128
12. Mark RobertsPacific 124
13. Jay Taylor* • San Jose State 123
14. Dennis Price* • UCLA 122
15. Erik McMillanMissouri 119
16. Falanda NewtonTexas Christian 117
17. Cleveland Colter* • Southern California 114
18. John Hagy* • Texas 113
19. Rod WebsterFresno State 112
20. John Stoitsiadis* • Eastern Michigan 108
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