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1989 Leaders

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Andre Ware (Houston)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Bill McCartney (Colorado)

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

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Pass Completions

1. Andre Ware (HOU) 365
2. Jeremy Leach (NM) 282
  Mike Romo (SMETH) 282
4. Ty Detmer (BYU) 265
5. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 258
6. Jeff George* (IL) 242
7. Deron Smith (TLN) 237
  Scott Mitchell (UT) 237
9. Bill Musgrave* (OR) 231
10. Troy Taylor (CA) 220
11. Todd Marinovich* (SCA) 219
12. Shane Montgomery (NCST) 217
13. Rich Dackin (BGSU) 215
14. Dan Speltz (CASTFU) 214
15. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 211
16. Cary Conklin (WA) 208
  Scott Erney (RUT) 208
18. Tim O'Brien (NWEST) 207
19. Brett Favre (SMS) 206
20. Gary Hollingsworth (AL) 205

Pass Attempts

1. Andre Ware (HOU) 578
2. Jeremy Leach (NM) 511
3. Mike Romo (SMETH) 503
4. Scott Mitchell (UT) 444
5. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 440
6. Deron Smith (TLN) 423
7. Ty Detmer (BYU) 412
8. Bill Musgrave* (OR) 401
9. Shane Montgomery (NCST) 396
10. Troy Taylor (CA) 394
  Rich Dackin (BGSU) 394
12. Jeff George* (IL) 386
13. Brett Favre (SMS) 381
14. Phillip Barnhill (WAKE) 377
15. Scott Erney (RUT) 374
16. Cary Conklin (WA) 365
17. Paul Oates (LBS) 364
18. Howard Gasser (TXEP) 359
19. Todd Marinovich* (SCA) 352
20. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 346

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Dan Speltz (CASTFU) 69.3
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 64.3
3. Dave Brown (DUKE) 63.8
4. Dan Enos* (MIST) 63.8
5. Billy Ray (DUKE) 63.5
6. Bill Scharr (SYR) 63.3
7. Andre Ware (HOU) 63.1
8. Jeff George* (IL) 62.7
9. Todd Marinovich* (SCA) 62.2
10. Bret Oberg (IAST) 62.0
11. Tim O'Brien (NWEST) 62.0
12. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 61.0
13. Aaron Garcia (WAST) 60.8
14. Matt Booher (ORST) 60.7
15. Gary Hollingsworth (AL) 60.5
16. Lance Pavlas (TXAM) 59.0
17. Andy Kelly (TN) 59.0
18. Reggie Slack (AUB) 58.7
19. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 58.6
20. Greg Frey* (OHST) 58.5

Passing Yards

1. Andre Ware (HOU) 4699
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 4560
3. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 3651
4. Jeremy Leach (NM) 3573
5. Scott Mitchell (UT) 3211
6. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 3124
7. Bill Musgrave* (OR) 3081
8. Mike Romo (SMETH) 2927
9. Troy Taylor (CA) 2738
  Jeff George* (IL) 2738
11. Rich Dackin (BGSU) 2679
12. Dan Speltz (CASTFU) 2671
13. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 2655
14. Shane Montgomery (NCST) 2632
15. Paul Oates (LBS) 2621
16. Deron Smith (TLN) 2613
17. Paul Justin (AZST) 2591
18. Brett Favre (SMS) 2588
19. Howard Gasser (TXEP) 2586
20. Todd Marinovich* (SCA) 2578

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 11.1
2. Bill Scharr (SYR) 9.6
3. Shawn Moore (VA) 9.4
4. Bret Oberg (IAST) 9.2
5. Dave Brown (DUKE) 9.1
6. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 9.0
7. Greg Frey* (OHST) 8.7
8. Dan Speltz (CASTFU) 8.6
9. Garrett Gabriel (HI) 8.6
10. Dan Enos* (MIST) 8.6
11. Aaron Garcia (WAST) 8.4
12. Major Harris* (WV) 8.4
13. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 8.4
14. Andy Kelly (TN) 8.3
15. Kelly Donohoe (KS) 8.3
16. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 8.3
17. Paul Justin (AZST) 8.3
18. Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 8.2
19. Andre Ware (HOU) 8.1
20. Peter Gardere (TX) 8.1

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 11.0
2. Shawn Moore (VA) 9.6
3. Dave Brown (DUKE) 9.1
4. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 9.0
5. Andre Ware (HOU) 8.6
6. Bill Scharr (SYR) 8.6
7. Dan Speltz (CASTFU) 8.3
8. Greg Frey* (OHST) 8.3
9. Bret Oberg (IAST) 8.2
10. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 8.1
11. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 8.0
12. Garrett Gabriel (HI) 8.0
13. Paul Justin (AZST) 7.9
14. Major Harris* (WV) 7.8
15. Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 7.6
16. Neil O'Donnell (MD) 7.6
17. David Riley (BALLST) 7.3
18. Derek Stott (NVLV) 7.3
19. Mike Gundy (OKST) 7.2
20. Eric Hunter (PUR) 7.2

Passing Touchdowns

1. Andre Ware (HOU) 46
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 32
3. Scott Mitchell (UT) 31
4. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 22
  Tommy Hodson (LAST) 22
  Jeff George* (IL) 22
  Bill Musgrave* (OR) 22
  Jeremy Leach (NM) 22
9. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 20
  Dan Speltz (CASTFU) 20
11. Gerry Gdowski (NE) 19
  Paul Oates (LBS) 19
13. Rich Dackin (BGSU) 18
  Shawn Moore (VA) 18
  Deron Smith (TLN) 18
16. Major Harris* (WV) 17
  Garrett Gabriel (HI) 17
  Phillip Barnhill (WAKE) 17
  Paul Justin (AZST) 17
20. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 16
  Shane Montgomery (NCST) 16
  Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 16
  Browning Nagle (LOU) 16
  Cary Conklin (WA) 16
  Troy Taylor (CA) 16
  Todd Marinovich* (SCA) 16
  Howard Gasser (TXEP) 16

Passing Interceptions

1. Brad Tayles (WMI) 25
2. Jeremy Leach (NM) 20
3. Howard Gasser (TXEP) 19
  Joe Napoli (MIAOH) 19
  Scott Mitchell (UT) 19
  Dan McGwire (SDGST) 19
7. Ron Jiles (TXX) 18
  Mike Romo (SMETH) 18
9. Paul Oates (LBS) 17
  Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 17
  Scott Erney (RUT) 17
  Cary Conklin (WA) 17
13. Deron Smith (TLN) 16
  Bill Musgrave* (OR) 16
  Gary Hollingsworth (AL) 16
16. Andre Ware (HOU) 15
  Tom Sullivan (EMI) 15
  Shane Montgomery (NCST) 15
  Kent Kiefer (MO) 15
  Mark Melfi (TOL) 15
  Kirk Johnson (UTST) 15
  Ty Detmer (BYU) 15
  Tim O'Brien (NWEST) 15

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 175.6
2. Dave Brown (DUKE) 161.0
3. Dan Speltz (CASTFU) 156.1
4. Shawn Moore (VA) 156.1
5. Andre Ware (HOU) 152.5
6. Bill Scharr (SYR) 152.2
7. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 150.7
8. Bret Oberg (IAST) 143.7
9. Garrett Gabriel (HI) 143.5
10. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 143.4
11. Major Harris* (WV) 142.4
12. Greg Frey* (OHST) 142.3
13. Aaron Garcia (WAST) 139.1
14. Paul Justin (AZST) 139.1
15. Dan Enos* (MIST) 138.4
16. Jeff George* (IL) 134.9
17. Jamie Gill (TXTECH) 134.2
18. Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 134.1
19. Billy Ray (DUKE) 133.7
20. David Riley (BALLST) 132.8

Rush Attempts

1. Anthony Thompson (IN) 358
2. Blaise Bryant (IAST) 299
3. Mike Pringle (CASTFU) 296
4. Emmitt Smith (FL) 284
5. Derrick Douglas (LATECH) 281
6. Bob Christian (NWEST) 277
7. Donnie Riley (CMI) 269
  Ricky Ervins* (SCA) 269
9. Blake Ezor* (MIST) 267
10. Blair Thomas (PAST) 264
11. Perry Foster (EMI) 263
  James Gray (TXTECH) 263
13. Darrell Thompson (MN) 260
  Steve Broussard (WAST) 260
15. Sheldon Canley (SJST) 258
16. Jerry Mays (GATECH) 249
17. Aaron Craver* (FREST) 247
18. Derek Loville* (OR) 244
19. Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 239
  Greg Lewis (WA) 239

Rushing Yards

1. Anthony Thompson (IN) 1793
2. Mike Pringle (CASTFU) 1727
3. Emmitt Smith (FL) 1599
4. Blaise Bryant (IAST) 1516
5. James Gray (TXTECH) 1509
6. Stacey Robinson (NIL) 1443
7. Ricky Ervins* (SCA) 1395
8. Jerry Mays (GATECH) 1349
9. Blair Thomas (PAST) 1341
10. Aaron Craver* (FREST) 1313
11. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 1311
12. Blake Ezor* (MIST) 1299
13. Bob Christian (NWEST) 1291
14. Dee Dowis (AF) 1286
15. Steve Broussard (WAST) 1237
16. Chuck Webb (TN) 1236
17. Derrick Douglas (LATECH) 1232
18. Sheldon Canley (SJST) 1201
19. Ken Clark (NE) 1196
20. Donnie Riley (CMI) 1187
  J.J. Flannigan (CO) 1187

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Chuck Weatherspoon (HOU) 9.6
2. Gerry Gdowski (NE) 7.9
3. Mike Gaddis (OK) 7.5
4. Darin Brightmon (NVLV) 7.5
5. Dee Dowis (AF) 7.5
6. J.J. Flannigan (CO) 7.2
7. Reggie Cobb (TN) 6.8
8. Ricky Watters (NDAME) 6.7
9. Tony Alford (COST) 6.6
10. Stacey Robinson (NIL) 6.5
11. Tony Boles* (MI) 6.4
12. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 6.4
13. Calvin Cass (ARMY) 6.4
14. James Rouse (AR) 6.2
15. Barry Foster (AR) 6.1
16. Ike Lewis (OK) 6.1
17. Dante Lee* (OHST) 6.1
18. Ken Clark (NE) 6.0
19. Major Harris* (WV) 6.0
20. Willie McMillian (ARMY) 6.0

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Anthony Thompson (IN) 24
2. Blake Ezor* (MIST) 19
  Blaise Bryant (IAST) 19
  Stacey Robinson (NIL) 19
  Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 19
6. J.J. Flannigan (CO) 18
  Dee Dowis (AF) 18
  Jamal Farmer (HI) 18
  James Gray (TXTECH) 18
10. Siran Stacy (AL) 17
  Darian Hagan (CO) 17
12. Greg Johnson (AF) 16
  Mike Pringle (CASTFU) 16
14. Emmitt Smith (FL) 14
  Myron Jones* (FREST) 14
16. Derek Loville* (OR) 13
  Sheldon Canley (SJST) 13
  Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 13
  Ron Slack (SDGST) 13
  Steve Broussard (WAST) 13
  Gerry Gdowski (NE) 13

Receptions

1. Manny Hazard (HOU) 142
2. Richard Buchanan (NWEST) 94
3. Terance Mathis (NM) 88
4. Eric Henley (RICE) 81
5. Monty Gilbreath (SDGST) 80
6. Dennis Smith (UT) 73
  Dan Bitson (TLS) 73
8. Michael Smith (KSST) 70
9. Rocky Palamara (CASTFU) 69
10. Brad Gaines (VAND) 67
11. Ricky Proehl (WAKE) 65
12. Ron Fair (AZST) 64
13. John Jackson* (SCA) 62
14. Clarkston Hines (DUKE) 61
  Jason Wolf (SMETH) 61
16. Courtney Hawkins* (MIST) 60
  Kimble Anders (HOU) 60
  Bobby Slaughter (LATECH) 60
  Chris Smith (BYU) 60
  Gordy Wood (WY) 60

Receiving Yards

1. Manny Hazard (HOU) 1689
2. Dan Bitson (TLS) 1425
3. Terance Mathis (NM) 1315
4. Clarkston Hines (DUKE) 1149
5. Richard Buchanan (NWEST) 1115
6. Dennis Smith (UT) 1091
7. Chris Smith (BYU) 1090
8. Ron Fair (AZST) 1082
9. Courtney Hawkins* (MIST) 1080
10. Rob Moore (SYR) 1064
11. Ricky Proehl (WAKE) 1053
12. Chris Roscoe (HI) 1043
13. Reggie Barrett (TXEP) 1042
14. Andre Riley (WA) 1039
15. Rocky Palamara (CASTFU) 1024
16. Sean Foster (LBS) 1021
17. Robert Claiborne (SDGST) 938
18. Tony Moss (LAST) 934
19. Mike Bellamy* (IL) 927
20. Ronald Heard (BGSU) 916

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Randy Jackson (RUT) 28.5
2. Paul Smith (HOU) 26.7
3. Brian Williams (HOU) 24.3
4. Alexander Wright (AUB) 23.8
5. Henry Tuten (PITT) 23.8
6. Herman Moore (VA) 23.6
7. Chris Roscoe (HI) 22.2
8. Stephen Shipley (TXX) 21.3
9. Lynn James (AZST) 21.3
10. Dwight Pickens* (FREST) 21.0
11. Sean Foster (LBS) 20.8
12. Trent Van Hulzen (AF) 20.3
13. Rob Moore (SYR) 20.1
14. Willie Green (MS) 19.9
15. Raghib Ismail (NDAME) 19.8
  Ronald Lewis (FLST) 19.8
17. Tim Horton (AR) 19.7
18. Andre Riley (WA) 19.6
19. Steven Senn (AF) 19.5
20. Dan Bitson (TLS) 19.5

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Manny Hazard (HOU) 22
2. Dennis Smith (UT) 18
3. Clarkston Hines (DUKE) 17
4. Dan Bitson (TLS) 16
5. Terance Mathis (NM) 13
6. Ricky Proehl (WAKE) 11
  Reggie Rembert* (WV) 11
8. Rocky Palamara (CASTFU) 10
  Herman Moore (VA) 10
  Reggie Barrett (TXEP) 10
11. Walter Wilson (ECAR) 9
  Tony Moss (LAST) 9
  Jeff Frandsen (BYU) 9
  Rob Moore (SYR) 9
  Paul Smith (HOU) 9
  Chris Roscoe (HI) 9
  Richard Buchanan (NWEST) 9
  Eddie Fuller (LAST) 9
  Sean Foster (LBS) 9
20. Quintin Smith (KS) 8
  Terry Anthony (FLST) 8
  Mike Bellamy* (IL) 8

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Anthony Thompson (IN) 393
2. Mike Pringle (CASTFU) 324
3. Blaise Bryant (IAST) 319
4. Ricky Ervins* (SCA) 308
5. Emmitt Smith (FL) 305
6. Bob Christian (NWEST) 303
7. Sheldon Canley (SJST) 300
8. Steve Broussard (WAST) 299
9. Derrick Douglas (LATECH) 294
10. Donnie Riley (CMI) 291
11. Jerry Mays (GATECH) 286
12. Greg Lewis (WA) 284
13. Blair Thomas (PAST) 282
14. Blake Ezor* (MIST) 278
15. James Gray (TXTECH) 275
16. Perry Foster (EMI) 274
17. Aaron Craver* (FREST) 272
18. Darrell Thompson (MN) 270
19. Derek Loville* (OR) 266
20. Brett Adams (TLS) 253
  Marcus Wilson (VA) 253

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Anthony Thompson (IN) 1994
2. Mike Pringle (CASTFU) 1976
3. Chuck Weatherspoon (HOU) 1881
4. Emmitt Smith (FL) 1806
5. Blaise Bryant (IAST) 1718
6. Manny Hazard (HOU) 1689
7. James Gray (TXTECH) 1661
8. Jerry Mays (GATECH) 1624
9. Ricky Ervins* (SCA) 1616
10. Steve Broussard (WAST) 1563
11. Sheldon Canley (SJST) 1554
12. Randy Cuthbert (DUKE) 1493
13. Bob Christian (NWEST) 1490
14. Aaron Craver* (FREST) 1481
15. Donnie Riley (CMI) 1460
16. Blair Thomas (PAST) 1459
17. Siran Stacy (AL) 1450
  Greg Lewis (WA) 1450
19. Stacey Robinson (NIL) 1443
20. Dan Bitson (TLS) 1441

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Anthony Thompson (IN) 25
2. Manny Hazard (HOU) 22
3. James Gray (TXTECH) 20
4. Stacey Robinson (NIL) 19
  Blake Ezor* (MIST) 19
  Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 19
  Blaise Bryant (IAST) 19
  Mike Pringle (CASTFU) 19
  Jamal Farmer (HI) 19
10. Dee Dowis (AF) 18
  Siran Stacy (AL) 18
  J.J. Flannigan (CO) 18
  Dennis Smith (UT) 18
14. Greg Johnson (AF) 17
  Darian Hagan (CO) 17
  Clarkston Hines (DUKE) 17
17. Steve Broussard (WAST) 16
  Dan Bitson (TLS) 16
19. Emmitt Smith (FL) 15
  Myron Jones* (FREST) 15

Total Plays

1. Andre Ware (HOU) 628
2. Jeremy Leach (NM) 590
3. Mike Romo (SMETH) 581
4. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 549
5. Deron Smith (TLN) 530
6. Scott Mitchell (UT) 508
7. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 504
8. Ty Detmer (BYU) 497
9. Troy Taylor (CA) 481
10. Phillip Barnhill (WAKE) 469
11. Rich Dackin (BGSU) 465
12. Howard Gasser (TXEP) 461
13. Bill Musgrave* (OR) 446
14. Scott Erney (RUT) 443
15. Cary Conklin (WA) 433
16. Shane Montgomery (NCST) 430
17. Tim O'Brien (NWEST) 424
  Brett Favre (SMS) 424
19. Paul Oates (LBS) 416
  Todd Marinovich* (SCA) 416

Total Yards

1. Andre Ware (HOU) 4661
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 4433
3. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 3423
4. Jeremy Leach (NM) 3363
5. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 3277
6. Scott Mitchell (UT) 3133
7. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 3004
8. Bill Musgrave* (OR) 3002
9. Major Harris* (WV) 2994
10. Phillip Barnhill (WAKE) 2820
11. Troy Taylor (CA) 2784
12. Mike Romo (SMETH) 2761
13. Deron Smith (TLN) 2756
14. Rich Dackin (BGSU) 2677
15. Scott Erney (RUT) 2675
16. Todd Marinovich* (SCA) 2617
17. Dan Speltz (CASTFU) 2608
18. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 2604
19. Shawn Moore (VA) 2583
20. Shane Montgomery (NCST) 2580

Total Yards Per Play

1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 8.9
2. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 8.0
3. Andre Ware (HOU) 7.4
4. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 6.8
5. Bill Musgrave* (OR) 6.7
6. Scott Mitchell (UT) 6.2
7. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 6.0
8. Jeremy Leach (NM) 5.7

Total Touchdowns

1. Andre Ware (HOU) 49
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 38
3. Scott Mitchell (UT) 33
4. Gerry Gdowski (NE) 32
5. Shawn Moore (VA) 27
6. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 25
  Dee Dowis (AF) 25
8. Jeremy Leach (NM) 24
  Anthony Thompson (IN) 24
  Stacey Robinson (NIL) 24
  Tommy Hodson (LAST) 24
12. Major Harris* (WV) 23
  Bill Musgrave* (OR) 23
  Mark Barsotti* (FREST) 23
15. Deron Smith (TLN) 22
  Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 22
  T.J. Rubley (TLS) 22
  Dan Speltz (CASTFU) 22
  Jeff George* (IL) 22
  Garrett Gabriel (HI) 22