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1988 Leaders

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Barry Sanders (Oklahoma State)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Lou Holtz (Notre Dame)

AP Preseason #1: Florida State ▪ AP Final #1: Notre Dame

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Pass Completions

1. Scott Mitchell (UT) 323
2. Anthony Dilweg (DUKE) 287
3. Erik Wilhelm (ORST) 275
4. Chuck Hartlieb (IA) 258
5. Brent Snyder (UTST) 246
6. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 233
7. Troy Aikman* (UCLA) 228
8. Jeff Graham (LBS) 226
9. Jay Gruden (LOU) 224
10. Rodney Peete* (SCA) 223
11. Timm Rosenbach* (WAST) 218
12. Andre Ware (HOU) 212
  Jeff George (IL) 212
14. Tony Kimbrough (WMI) 210
15. Troy Taylor (CA) 202
16. Ken Lutz (SJST) 199
  Randy Welniak* (WY) 199
18. Todd Ellis* (SC) 198
19. Eric Jones (VAND) 196
20. Pat Hegarty* (TXEP) 195

Pass Attempts

1. Scott Mitchell (UT) 533
2. Anthony Dilweg (DUKE) 484
3. Brent Snyder (UTST) 447
4. Erik Wilhelm (ORST) 442
5. Chuck Hartlieb (IA) 409
6. Jeff Graham (LBS) 398
7. Todd Ellis* (SC) 391
8. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 390
9. Jay Gruden (LOU) 382
10. Tony Kimbrough (WMI) 381
11. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 374
12. Jeff George (IL) 366
13. Eric Jones (VAND) 360
14. Rodney Peete* (SCA) 359
15. Carl Straw (KSST) 358
16. Pat Hegarty* (TXEP) 357
17. Andre Ware (HOU) 356
18. Randy Welniak* (WY) 354
  Billy Joe Tolliver (TXTECH) 354
  Troy Aikman* (UCLA) 354

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Mike Gundy (OKST) 64.8
2. Timm Rosenbach* (WAST) 64.5
3. Troy Aikman* (UCLA) 64.4
4. David Riley (BALLST) 63.9
5. Mark Kamphaus (BC) 63.3
6. Chuck Hartlieb (IA) 63.1
7. Chip Ferguson (FLST) 62.9
8. Erik Wilhelm (ORST) 62.2
9. Shane Montgomery (NCST) 62.1
10. Rodney Peete* (SCA) 62.1
11. Ken Lutz (SJST) 62.0
12. Troy Taylor (CA) 61.2
13. Jeff Francis (TN) 60.8
14. Scott Mitchell (UT) 60.6
15. David Smith (AL) 60.5
16. Todd Philcox (SYR) 60.3
17. Reggie Slack (AUB) 60.2
18. Neil O'Donnell (MD) 59.9
19. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 59.7
20. Andre Ware (HOU) 59.6

Passing Yards

1. Scott Mitchell (UT) 4322
2. Anthony Dilweg (DUKE) 3824
3. Chuck Hartlieb (IA) 3310
4. Brent Snyder (UTST) 3218
5. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 3115
6. Timm Rosenbach* (WAST) 3097
7. Erik Wilhelm (ORST) 2896
8. Billy Joe Tolliver (TXTECH) 2869
9. Tony Kimbrough (WMI) 2831
10. Rodney Peete* (SCA) 2812
11. Randy Welniak* (WY) 2791
12. Troy Aikman* (UCLA) 2771
13. Pat Hegarty* (TXEP) 2732
14. Jeff Graham (LBS) 2720
15. Sean Covey (BYU) 2607
16. Jay Gruden (LOU) 2605
17. Eric Jones (VAND) 2548
18. Ken Lutz (SJST) 2547
19. Andre Ware (HOU) 2507
20. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 2497

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Major Harris* (WV) 10.3
2. Mike Gundy (OKST) 9.2
3. Timm Rosenbach* (WAST) 9.2
4. Todd Philcox (SYR) 8.9
5. Chip Ferguson (FLST) 8.8
6. Warren Jones (HI) 8.8
7. Mark Kamphaus (BC) 8.4
8. Dave Schnell* (IN) 8.3
9. Sean Covey (BYU) 8.2
10. Tom Sullivan (EMI) 8.1
11. Scott Mitchell (UT) 8.1
12. Billy Joe Tolliver (TXTECH) 8.1
13. Chuck Hartlieb (IA) 8.1
14. Reggie Slack (AUB) 8.0
15. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 8.0
16. Matt Baker (TEMP) 8.0
17. Ken Lutz (SJST) 7.9
18. Anthony Dilweg (DUKE) 7.9
19. Randy Welniak* (WY) 7.9
20. Mike Elkins (WAKE) 7.9

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Major Harris* (WV) 9.9
2. Timm Rosenbach* (WAST) 9.1
3. Mike Gundy (OKST) 8.5
4. Warren Jones (HI) 8.3
5. Todd Philcox (SYR) 8.1
6. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 8.1
7. Troy Aikman* (UCLA) 8.0
8. Chip Ferguson (FLST) 7.9
9. Scott Mitchell (UT) 7.9
10. Billy Joe Tolliver (TXTECH) 7.8
11. Chuck Hartlieb (IA) 7.8
12. Randy Welniak* (WY) 7.7
13. Sean Covey (BYU) 7.6
14. Pat Hegarty* (TXEP) 7.5
15. Andre Ware (HOU) 7.4
16. Brett Favre (SMS) 7.4
17. Rodney Peete* (SCA) 7.3
18. David Dacus (HOU) 7.3
19. Mike Elkins (WAKE) 7.3
20. Anthony Dilweg (DUKE) 7.2

Passing Touchdowns

1. Scott Mitchell (UT) 29
  Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 29
3. Andre Ware (HOU) 25
4. Anthony Dilweg (DUKE) 24
  Troy Aikman* (UCLA) 24
  Timm Rosenbach* (WAST) 24
7. Randy Welniak* (WY) 21
  Tony Kimbrough (WMI) 21
9. Billy Joe Tolliver (TXTECH) 20
10. Mike Gundy (OKST) 19
  Warren Jones (HI) 19
  Brent Snyder (UTST) 19
13. Erik Wilhelm (ORST) 18
  Pat Hegarty* (TXEP) 18
  Rodney Peete* (SCA) 18
16. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 17
  Jay Gruden (LOU) 17
18. Troy Taylor (CA) 16
  Ken Lutz (SJST) 16
  Brett Favre (SMS) 16
  Chip Ferguson (FLST) 16
  Todd Philcox (SYR) 16

Passing Interceptions

1. Scooter Molander (COST) 22
2. Brent Snyder (UTST) 21
  Todd Ellis* (SC) 21
4. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 20
5. Ken Lutz (SJST) 19
6. Tony Shell (MSST) 18
  Terrence Jones (TLN) 18
  Jay Gruden (LOU) 18
  Jeff Graham (LBS) 18
  Anthony Dilweg (DUKE) 18
11. Carl Straw (KSST) 17
12. Brad Goebel (BAY) 16
  Will Furrer (VATECH) 16
  Mike Reneau (NMST) 16
15. Scott Erney (RUT) 15
  Scott Mitchell (UT) 15
  Jeremy Leach (NM) 15
  Anthony Thornton (OH) 15
  Mike Johnson (AKR) 15
  Bret Oberg (IAST) 15

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Major Harris* (WV) 159.2
2. Timm Rosenbach* (WAST) 158.4
3. Mike Gundy (OKST) 158.2
4. Chip Ferguson (FLST) 153.0
5. Todd Philcox (SYR) 147.9
6. Troy Aikman* (UCLA) 147.4
7. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 145.2
8. Warren Jones (HI) 142.6
9. Scott Mitchell (UT) 141.0
10. Chuck Hartlieb (IA) 138.0
11. Rodney Peete* (SCA) 137.8
12. Andre Ware (HOU) 137.4
13. Mark Kamphaus (BC) 136.9
14. Randy Welniak* (WY) 135.8
15. David Dacus (HOU) 134.9
16. Anthony Dilweg (DUKE) 134.6
17. Mike Elkins (WAKE) 134.4
18. Billy Joe Tolliver (TXTECH) 134.2
19. Matt Baker (TEMP) 133.6
20. Ken Lutz (SJST) 133.3

Rush Attempts

1. Anthony Thompson* (IN) 355
2. Barry Sanders (OKST) 344
3. Blake Ezor* (MIST) 322
4. Darren Lewis (TXAM) 306
5. Derek Loville (OR) 265
6. Byron Sanders (NWEST) 264
7. Tony Boles* (MI) 262
8. Eric Wilkerson (KENT) 247
9. Joe Henderson (IAST) 242
10. Robert Davis (WMI) 241
11. Paul Hewitt (SDGST) 240
12. Johnny Johnson (SJST) 233
13. Ken Clark (NE) 232
14. Jon Volpe (STAN) 228
15. Steve Broussard* (WAST) 222
16. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 219
17. Rich Swinton* (WAST) 218
  Eric Metcalf (TX) 218
19. Deon Booker (LOU) 217
20. Terry Allen* (CLEM) 216

Rushing Yards

1. Barry Sanders (OKST) 2628
2. Darren Lewis (TXAM) 1692
3. Anthony Thompson* (IN) 1686
4. Ken Clark (NE) 1497
5. Blake Ezor* (MIST) 1496
6. Tony Boles* (MI) 1408
7. Eric Wilkerson (KENT) 1325
8. Steve Broussard* (WAST) 1280
9. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 1243
10. Donnie Riley (CMI) 1238
11. Curvin Richards (PITT) 1228
12. Johnny Johnson (SJST) 1219
13. Tim Worley (GA) 1216
14. Derek Loville (OR) 1202
15. Terry Allen* (CLEM) 1192
16. Kennard Martin (NC) 1146
17. Robert Davis (WMI) 1125
18. Dabby Dawson* (WY) 1119
19. Keith Jones (IL) 1108
20. Byron Sanders (NWEST) 1062

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Chuck Weatherspoon (HOU) 8.5
2. Barry Sanders (OKST) 7.6
3. David Eldridge (AZ) 7.5
4. Dabby Dawson* (WY) 7.4
5. Andy Smith (AF) 6.8
6. Willie Fuller* (TXEP) 6.8
7. Greg Johnson (AF) 6.7
8. Shawn Wills* (UCLA) 6.6
9. Ken Clark (NE) 6.5
10. Tim Worley (GA) 6.4
11. Dee Dowis (AF) 6.4
12. Anthony Roberson (AF) 6.2
13. James Joseph (AUB) 6.2
14. Darrell Rosette* (FREST) 6.2
15. Robert Drummond (SYR) 6.0
16. Mike Gaddis (OK) 6.0
17. Kennard Martin (NC) 5.9
18. Curvin Richards (PITT) 5.9
19. J.J. Flannigan (CO) 5.9
20. Reggie McKinney (ECAR) 5.9

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Barry Sanders (OKST) 37
2. Anthony Thompson* (IN) 26
3. Tim Worley (GA) 17
4. Greg Johnson (AF) 16
  Randy Welniak* (WY) 16
6. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 15
  Johnny Johnson (SJST) 15
8. Eric Wilkerson (KENT) 14
9. Robert Davis (WMI) 13
  Steve Taylor (NE) 13
  Derek Loville (OR) 13
12. Heikoti Fakava (HI) 12
  Ken Clark (NE) 12
  Eddie Johnson (UT) 12
  Dee Dowis (AF) 12
16. Kennard Martin (NC) 11
  Leroy Hoard* (MI) 11
  Blake Ezor* (MIST) 11
  Steve Broussard* (WAST) 11
  James Gray (TXTECH) 11
  Undra Johnson* (WV) 11

Receptions

1. Jason Phillips (HOU) 108
2. James Dixon (HOU) 102
3. Boo Mitchell (VAND) 78
4. Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 74
5. Roger Boone (DUKE) 73
6. Tom Waddle (BC) 70
7. Greg Washington (KSST) 69
8. Clarkston Hines (DUKE) 68
  Erik Affholter* (SCA) 68
10. Mike Farr* (UCLA) 66
11. Kendal Smith (UTST) 65
  Carl Harry (UT) 65
13. Chuck Cutler (BYU) 64
14. Tim Stallworth* (WAST) 63
15. Kevin Evans (SJST) 61
  Johnny Johnson (SJST) 61
17. Monty Gilbreath (SDGST) 60
18. Reggie Barrett* (TXEP) 59
19. Thomas Woods (TN) 58
  Robb Thomas (ORST) 58

Receiving Yards

1. Jason Phillips (HOU) 1444
2. Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 1278
3. Boo Mitchell (VAND) 1213
4. Kendal Smith (UTST) 1196
5. Tim Stallworth* (WAST) 1151
6. Carl Harry (UT) 1145
7. Dan Bitson (TLS) 1138
8. James Dixon (HOU) 1103
9. Clarkston Hines (DUKE) 1067
10. Chuck Cutler (BYU) 1039
11. Andre Rison* (MIST) 961
12. Tony Moss (LAST) 957
13. Erik Affholter* (SCA) 952
14. Greg Washington (KSST) 928
15. Jerome McIntosh (TLN) 908
16. Tom Waddle (BC) 902
17. Reggie Barrett* (TXEP) 900
18. Kevin Evans (SJST) 887
19. Rocky Palamara (CASTFU) 875
20. Chris Roscoe (HI) 859

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Calvin Phillips* (WV) 25.5
2. Andre Rison* (MIST) 24.6
3. Rob Turner* (IN) 22.6
4. Reggie Rembert* (WV) 22.4
5. Dan Bitson (TLS) 21.9
6. Rickie Wills (NVLV) 21.8
7. Andre Alexander* (FREST) 21.3
8. Willie Vaughn (KS) 20.8
9. Craig Ostrander (EMI) 20.5
10. Derek Hill (AZ) 20.3
11. Tony Jones (TX) 20.0
12. Robert Oliver (WMI) 19.8
13. Chris Roscoe (HI) 19.5
14. Herman Moore (VA) 19.4
15. Brian Slater (WA) 19.4
16. Marcus Cherry (BC) 19.4
17. Leland Adams (AZST) 19.1
18. Danny Peebles (NCST) 19.0
19. Tony Buford* (IN) 18.8
20. Bruce LaSane (FLST) 18.5

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Jason Phillips (HOU) 15
2. Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 14
  Carl Harry (UT) 14
4. James Dixon (HOU) 11
  Rob Moore (SYR) 11
  Kendal Smith (UTST) 11
7. Clarkston Hines (DUKE) 10
  Chuck Cutler (BYU) 10
9. Greg Washington (KSST) 9
  Dan Bitson (TLS) 9
  Lawrence Dawsey (FLST) 9
  Chris Roscoe (HI) 9
13. Tim Stallworth* (WAST) 8
  Andre Brown (MIAFL) 8
  Andre Rison* (MIST) 8
  Ricky Proehl (WAKE) 8
  Rob Turner* (IN) 8
  Rocky Palamara (CASTFU) 8
  Terry Anthony (FLST) 8
  Erik Affholter* (SCA) 8

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Anthony Thompson* (IN) 386
2. Barry Sanders (OKST) 363
3. Blake Ezor* (MIST) 328
4. Darren Lewis (TXAM) 311
5. Johnny Johnson (SJST) 294
6. Derek Loville (OR) 284
7. Tony Boles* (MI) 274
8. Byron Sanders (NWEST) 273
9. Eric Metcalf (TX) 260
  Paul Hewitt (SDGST) 260
11. Deon Booker (LOU) 258
  Roger Boone (DUKE) 258
13. Jon Volpe (STAN) 254
  Eric Wilkerson (KENT) 254
15. Keith Jones (IL) 252
16. Joe Henderson (IAST) 251
  Robert Davis (WMI) 251
18. Steve Broussard* (WAST) 244
19. Scott Whitehouse (COST) 242
20. Jerry Mays (GATECH) 240

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Barry Sanders (OKST) 2734
2. Anthony Thompson* (IN) 1919
3. Johnny Johnson (SJST) 1887
4. Darren Lewis (TXAM) 1705
5. Blake Ezor* (MIST) 1563
6. Ken Clark (NE) 1542
7. Keith Jones (IL) 1482
8. Tony Boles* (MI) 1478
9. Roger Boone (DUKE) 1466
10. Jason Phillips (HOU) 1459
11. Steve Broussard* (WAST) 1432
12. Deon Booker (LOU) 1402
13. Eric Wilkerson (KENT) 1398
14. Derek Loville (OR) 1384
15. Dabby Dawson* (WY) 1368
16. Terry Allen* (CLEM) 1317
17. James Gray (TXTECH) 1289
18. Donnie Riley (CMI) 1282
19. Jerry Mays (GATECH) 1280
20. Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 1278

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Barry Sanders (OKST) 37
2. Anthony Thompson* (IN) 26
3. Johnny Johnson (SJST) 19
4. Greg Johnson (AF) 17
  Tim Worley (GA) 17
6. Randy Welniak* (WY) 16
7. Jason Phillips (HOU) 15
  Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 15
  James Gray (TXTECH) 15
  Eddie Johnson (UT) 15
11. Heikoti Fakava (HI) 14
  Eric Wilkerson (KENT) 14
  Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 14
  Carl Harry (UT) 14
  Robert Davis (WMI) 14
16. Steve Taylor (NE) 13
  Derek Loville (OR) 13
18. Steve Broussard* (WAST) 12
  John Harvey* (TXEP) 12
  Ken Clark (NE) 12
  Deon Booker (LOU) 12
  Dee Dowis (AF) 12
  Undra Johnson* (WV) 12

Total Plays

1. Scott Mitchell (UT) 589
2. Anthony Dilweg (DUKE) 539
3. Brent Snyder (UTST) 535
4. Erik Wilhelm (ORST) 512
5. Randy Welniak* (WY) 505
6. Eric Jones (VAND) 504
7. Terrence Jones (TLN) 493
8. Tony Kimbrough (WMI) 489
9. Timm Rosenbach* (WAST) 467
10. Jeff Graham (LBS) 464
11. Chuck Hartlieb (IA) 463
12. Warren Jones (HI) 460
13. Troy Taylor (CA) 455
14. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 453
15. Shawn Moore (VA) 441
16. Jay Gruden (LOU) 438
17. Troy Aikman* (UCLA) 432
18. Todd Ellis* (SC) 429
19. Rodney Peete* (SCA) 427
20. Pat Hegarty* (TXEP) 422

Total Yards

1. Scott Mitchell (UT) 4299
2. Anthony Dilweg (DUKE) 3713
3. Timm Rosenbach* (WAST) 3433
4. Randy Welniak* (WY) 3206
5. Brent Snyder (UTST) 3154
6. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 3082
7. Chuck Hartlieb (IA) 3070
8. Tony Kimbrough (WMI) 3041
9. Warren Jones (HI) 2937
10. Erik Wilhelm (ORST) 2926
11. Rodney Peete* (SCA) 2880
12. Troy Aikman* (UCLA) 2854
13. Eric Jones (VAND) 2853
14. Pat Hegarty* (TXEP) 2798
15. Terrence Jones (TLN) 2759
16. Billy Joe Tolliver (TXTECH) 2687
17. Barry Sanders (OKST) 2628
18. Jeff Graham (LBS) 2566
19. Troy Taylor (CA) 2552
20. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 2550

Total Yards Per Play

1. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 7.6
2. Timm Rosenbach* (WAST) 7.4
3. Scott Mitchell (UT) 7.3
4. Anthony Dilweg (DUKE) 6.9
5. Chuck Hartlieb (IA) 6.6
6. Randy Welniak* (WY) 6.3
7. Tony Kimbrough (WMI) 6.2
8. Brent Snyder (UTST) 5.9

Total Touchdowns

1. Randy Welniak* (WY) 37
  Barry Sanders (OKST) 37
3. Timm Rosenbach* (WAST) 34
4. Scott Mitchell (UT) 29
  Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 29
6. Andre Ware (HOU) 27
  Tony Kimbrough (WMI) 27
  Warren Jones (HI) 27
9. Anthony Thompson* (IN) 26
  Anthony Dilweg (DUKE) 26
11. Troy Aikman* (UCLA) 25
  Shawn Moore (VA) 25
13. Steve Taylor (NE) 24
14. Brent Snyder (UTST) 23
  Rodney Peete* (SCA) 23
  Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 23
17. Mike Gundy (OKST) 22
18. Billy Joe Tolliver (TXTECH) 21
19. Erik Wilhelm (ORST) 20
  Major Harris* (WV) 20
  Terrence Jones (TLN) 20