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1990 Leaders

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National Champions: Colorado (AP, FWAA, NFF, USA-CNN), Georgia Tech (UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Ty Detmer (Brigham Young)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Bobby Ross (Georgia Tech)

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

Year Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. David Klingler (HOU) 374
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 361
3. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 270
4. Mike Romo (SMETH) 250
5. Troy Kopp (PAC) 244
6. Jason Palumbis (STAN) 234
7. Shane Matthews (FL) 229
8. Jason Verduzco* (IL) 226
9. Scott Zolak (MD) 225
  Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 225
11. Tom Corontzos* (WY) 211
12. Ralph Martini (SJST) 204
13. Bill Musgrave* (OR) 202
14. Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 201
15. Eric Hunter (PUR) 200
16. Todd Marinovich* (SCA) 196
17. Deron Smith (TLN) 193
18. Matt Rodgers* (IA) 187
  David Chisum (NMST) 187
20. Tommy Maddox (UCLA) 182
  Mark Barsotti (FREST) 182
  Glenn Foley (BC) 182
Pass Attempts
1. David Klingler (HOU) 643
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 562
3. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 449
4. Troy Kopp (PAC) 428
5. Scott Zolak (MD) 418
6. Mike Romo (SMETH) 412
7. Tom Corontzos* (WY) 399
8. Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 393
9. Jeremy Leach (NM) 380
10. Shane Matthews (FL) 378
11. David Chisum (NMST) 374
12. Todd Studer (LBS) 366
  Eric Hunter (PUR) 366
14. Ralph Martini (SJST) 362
15. Deron Smith (TLN) 361
16. Jason Verduzco* (IL) 355
17. Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 351
18. Glenn Foley (BC) 349
19. Bill Musgrave* (OR) 348
20. Mark Barsotti (FREST) 346
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Jason Palumbis (STAN) 68.6
2. Brad Johnson (FLST) 66.9
3. Ty Detmer (BYU) 64.2
4. Jason Verduzco* (IL) 63.7
5. Dan Enos* (MIST) 62.3
6. Casey Weldon (FLST) 61.5
7. Billy Ray (DUKE) 61.0
8. Todd Marinovich* (SCA) 60.9
9. Mike Romo (SMETH) 60.7
10. Shane Matthews (FL) 60.6
11. Matt Baker (TEMP) 60.4
12. Matt Rodgers* (IA) 60.3
13. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 60.1
14. Brad Gossen (WAST) 60.0
  Kent Kiefer (MO) 60.0
16. Mike Pawlawski (CA) 59.9
17. Shawn Moore (VA) 59.8
18. Anthony Thornton (OH) 59.2
19. Andy Kelly (TN) 58.9
20. Will Furrer (VATECH) 58.4
Passing Yards
1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 5188
2. David Klingler (HOU) 5140
3. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 3833
4. Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 3363
5. Troy Kopp (PAC) 3311
6. Tom Corontzos* (WY) 2956
7. Shane Matthews (FL) 2952
8. Ralph Martini (SJST) 2928
9. Garrett Gabriel (HI) 2752
10. Tommy Maddox (UCLA) 2682
11. Todd Studer (LBS) 2618
12. Bill Musgrave* (OR) 2611
13. Scott Zolak (MD) 2589
14. Jason Palumbis (STAN) 2579
15. Jason Verduzco* (IL) 2567
16. Mark Barsotti (FREST) 2534
17. Mike Romo (SMETH) 2434
18. Jeremy Leach (NM) 2428
19. Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 2427
20. Todd Marinovich* (SCA) 2423
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Shawn Moore (VA) 9.4
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 9.2
3. Rick Mirer (NDAME) 9.1
4. Casey Weldon (FLST) 8.8
5. Garrett Gabriel (HI) 8.6
6. Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 8.6
7. Marvin Graves (SYR) 8.6
8. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 8.5
9. Tommy Maddox (UCLA) 8.2
10. Shawn Jones (GATECH) 8.2
11. Browning Nagle (LOU) 8.2
12. Ralph Martini (SJST) 8.1
13. Bobby Fuller (SC) 8.1
14. Quinn Grovey (AR) 8.0
15. David Klingler (HOU) 8.0
16. Kent Kiefer (MO) 7.9
17. Shane Matthews (FL) 7.8
18. Carl Straw (KSST) 7.8
19. Chris Pedersen (IAST) 7.8
20. Troy Kopp (PAC) 7.7
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Shawn Moore (VA) 9.6
2. Casey Weldon (FLST) 9.1
3. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 9.0
4. Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 8.9
5. Rick Mirer (NDAME) 8.6
6. Ty Detmer (BYU) 8.4
7. David Klingler (HOU) 8.3
8. Garrett Gabriel (HI) 7.9
9. Ralph Martini (SJST) 7.7
10. Troy Kopp (PAC) 7.7
11. Quinn Grovey (AR) 7.6
12. Shane Matthews (FL) 7.6
13. Bobby Fuller (SC) 7.6
14. Browning Nagle (LOU) 7.5
15. Drew Bledsoe (WAST) 7.3
16. Jeff Bender (CMI) 7.3
17. Tommy Maddox (UCLA) 7.3
18. Peter Gardere (TX) 7.2
19. Billy Ray (DUKE) 7.2
20. Elvis Grbac* (MI) 7.1
Passing Touchdowns
1. David Klingler (HOU) 54
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 41
3. Troy Kopp (PAC) 31
4. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 27
5. Garrett Gabriel (HI) 25
6. Shane Matthews (FL) 23
  Ralph Martini (SJST) 23
8. Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 22
9. Elvis Grbac* (MI) 21
  Shawn Moore (VA) 21
11. Will Furrer (VATECH) 19
  Todd Studer (LBS) 19
  Deron Smith (TLN) 19
  Mike Romo (SMETH) 19
15. Quinn Grovey (AR) 18
16. Bill Musgrave* (OR) 17
  Tommy Maddox (UCLA) 17
  Mike Pawlawski (CA) 17
19. Brad Tayles (WMI) 16
  Greg Frey* (OHST) 16
  Browning Nagle (LOU) 16
  Leon Clay (TXX) 16
  Jason Verduzco* (IL) 16
Passing Interceptions
1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 28
2. Glenn Foley (BC) 21
3. David Klingler (HOU) 20
4. Scott Zolak (MD) 19
  Tom Corontzos* (WY) 19
6. Donald Hollas (RICE) 18
7. Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 17
8. Jeremy Leach (NM) 16
  Paul Schulte (CASTFU) 16
  Garrett Gabriel (HI) 16
  Greg Frey* (OHST) 16
  Mike Richmond (UT) 16
13. Deron Smith (TLN) 15
  David Chisum (NMST) 15
  Kent Kiefer (MO) 15
16. Stan White* (AUB) 14
  Roy Johnson (ARST) 14
  Shane Jackson (EMI) 14
  Paul Anderson (CIN) 14
  Jim Clement (MIAOH) 14
  Tommy Maddox (UCLA) 14
  Ron Lopez (UTST) 14
  Troy Kopp (PAC) 14
  Alton Grizzard (NAVY) 14
  Eric Hunter (PUR) 14
  Andy Kelly (TN) 14
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Shawn Moore (VA) 160.7
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 155.9
3. Casey Weldon (FLST) 152.7
4. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 148.6
5. David Klingler (HOU) 146.8
6. Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 144.0
7. Shane Matthews (FL) 139.9
8. Garrett Gabriel (HI) 139.6
9. Troy Kopp (PAC) 139.4
10. Rick Mirer (NDAME) 138.8
11. Ralph Martini (SJST) 138.1
12. Jason Palumbis (STAN) 137.5
13. Elvis Grbac* (MI) 137.2
14. Browning Nagle (LOU) 135.9
15. Brad Johnson (FLST) 135.5
16. Quinn Grovey (AR) 135.2
17. Billy Ray (DUKE) 134.8
18. Shawn Jones (GATECH) 134.5
19. Bobby Fuller (SC) 134.4
20. Marvin Graves (SYR) 133.2
Rush Attempts
1. Sheldon Canley (SJST) 296
2. Darren Lewis (TXAM) 291
3. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 288
4. Trevor Cobb (RICE) 283
5. Gerald Hudson (OKST) 279
6. Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 274
7. Roger Grant (UTST) 266
8. Tico Duckett* (MIST) 257
9. Vaughn Dunbar* (IN) 250
10. Billy Smith (CMI) 244
11. Reggie Yarbrough (CASTFU) 242
12. Bernie Parmalee (BALLST) 240
13. Bob Christian (NWEST) 237
14. Mazio Royster* (SCA) 235
15. Hyland Hickson* (MIST) 234
16. Greg Lewis (WA) 229
17. Aaron Craver (FREST) 224
  Anthony Lynn (TXTECH) 224
19. Sean Burwell* (OR) 223
  Troy Parker (TOL) 223
Rushing Yards
1. Darren Lewis (TXAM) 1691
2. Gerald Hudson (OKST) 1642
3. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 1628
4. Tico Duckett* (MIST) 1394
5. Roger Grant (UTST) 1370
6. Jon Vaughn* (MI) 1364
7. Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 1338
8. Trevor Cobb (RICE) 1325
9. Greg Lewis (WA) 1279
10. Tony Thompson (TN) 1261
11. Sheldon Canley (SJST) 1248
12. Stacey Robinson (NIL) 1238
13. Vaughn Dunbar* (IN) 1224
14. Hyland Hickson* (MIST) 1196
15. Mazio Royster* (SCA) 1168
16. Robert Smith* (OHST) 1126
17. Howard Griffith* (IL) 1115
18. Michael Richardson (LATECH) 1114
19. Chuck Weatherspoon (HOU) 1097
20. Billy Smith (CMI) 1047
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Nikki Fisher (VA) 7.0
2. Chuck Weatherspoon (HOU) 6.9
3. Bucky Richardson (TXAM) 6.9
4. Adam Dach (NIL) 6.8
5. Peter Tuipulotu (BYU) 6.5
6. Stacey Robinson (NIL) 6.4
7. Robert Smith* (OHST) 6.4
8. Jon Vaughn* (MI) 6.3
9. Leodis Flowers (NE) 6.3
10. Scott Baldwin (NE) 6.3
11. T.C. Wright (SDGST) 6.3
12. Terry Kirby (VA) 6.2
13. Mickey Joseph (NE) 6.1
14. Nick Bell* (IA) 6.1
15. Mike McKinley (OK) 6.1
16. Carlos Thomas (VAND) 6.0
17. Randy Baldwin (MS) 6.0
18. Leonard Conley (MIAFL) 5.9
19. Gerald Hudson (OKST) 5.9
20. Darren Lewis (TXAM) 5.8
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Stacey Robinson (NIL) 19
2. Darren Lewis (TXAM) 18
3. Aaron Craver (FREST) 17
  Eric Bieniemy (CO) 17
  Todd Yert* (COST) 17
6. Tony Thompson (TN) 16
  Amp Lee (FLST) 16
8. Howard Griffith* (IL) 15
9. Tommy Vardell (STAN) 14
  Hyland Hickson* (MIST) 14
11. Curtis Butts (SDGST) 13
  Troy Parker (TOL) 13
  Michael Richardson (LATECH) 13
  Vaughn Dunbar* (IN) 13
15. Nick Bell* (IA) 12
  Sheldon Canley (SJST) 12
  Blaise Bryant (IAST) 12
18. Donald Hollas (RICE) 11
  Randy Baldwin (MS) 11
  Stephen McGuire (MIAFL) 11
  Russell White (CA) 11
Receptions
1. Eric Morgan (NM) 80
2. Andy Boyce (BYU) 79
3. Manny Hazard (HOU) 78
  Bobby Slaughter (LATECH) 78
5. Patrick Rowe (SDGST) 71
6. Dennis Arey (SDGST) 68
  Keenan McCardell (NVLV) 68
  Chris Smith (BYU) 68
9. Tracy Good (HOU) 67
10. Aaron Turner (PAC) 66
  Gary Wellman* (SCA) 66
12. Lawrence Dawsey (FLST) 65
13. Glyn Milburn (STAN) 64
  Kelly Blackwell (TXX) 64
15. Desmond Howard* (MI) 63
16. Jimmy Raye (SDGST) 62
  Daryl Hobbs (PAC) 62
18. Wesley Carroll (MIAFL) 61
  Ed McCaffrey (STAN) 61
  Gordy Wood* (WY) 61
Receiving Yards
1. Patrick Rowe (SDGST) 1392
2. Aaron Turner (PAC) 1264
3. Andy Boyce (BYU) 1241
4. Herman Moore (VA) 1190
5. Chris Smith (BYU) 1156
6. Dennis Arey (SDGST) 1118
7. Keenan McCardell (NVLV) 1046
8. Eric Morgan (NM) 1043
9. Desmond Howard* (MI) 1025
10. Shawn Wiggins* (WY) 1018
11. Gary Wellman* (SCA) 1015
12. Greg Primus* (COST) 1008
13. Lawrence Dawsey (FLST) 999
14. Bobby Slaughter (LATECH) 994
15. Rodney Blackshear (TXTECH) 973
16. Linzy Collins (MO) 957
17. Wesley Carroll (MIAFL) 952
18. Manny Hazard (HOU) 946
19. Ed McCaffrey (STAN) 917
  Carl Pickens (TN) 917
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Bryan Rowley (UT) 27.2
2. Mike Pritchard (CO) 26.2
3. Rodney Blackshear (TXTECH) 22.1
4. Herman Moore (VA) 22.0
5. Raghib Ismail (NDAME) 21.8
6. Eddie Miller (SC) 21.8
7. Rob Turner* (IN) 21.7
8. James Jett (WV) 21.0
9. Derek Russell (AR) 20.9
10. Ken Ealy (CMI) 20.8
11. Russell Copeland (MEM) 20.7
12. Chris Gawley (FREST) 20.2
13. Damon Mays (MO) 20.2
14. Tim Ware (WI) 19.7
15. Jeff Exum (LBS) 19.7
16. Bryce Burnett (SJST) 19.6
17. Patrick Rowe (SDGST) 19.6
18. Terry Vaughn (AZ) 19.6
19. Shane Garrett (TXAM) 19.5
20. Todd Kinchen (LAST) 19.4
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Tracey Jenkins (UTST) 14
  Daryl Hobbs (PAC) 14
3. Andy Boyce (BYU) 13
  Herman Moore (VA) 13
5. Aaron Turner (PAC) 11
  Desmond Howard* (MI) 11
7. Anthony Cummings (LOU) 10
  Dennis Arey (SDGST) 10
  Ernie Mills (FL) 10
  Allan Boyko (WMI) 10
  Patrick Cooper (HOU) 10
12. Scott Miller (UCLA) 9
  Rodney Blackshear (TXTECH) 9
  Mike Henderson (NM) 9
  Ken Ealy (CMI) 9
16. Patrick Rowe (SDGST) 8
  Melvin Johnson (PAC) 8
  Jeff Exum (LBS) 8
  Ed McCaffrey (STAN) 8
  Dane McArthur (HI) 8
  Alvin Harper (TN) 8
  Derek Russell (AR) 8
  Melvin Ferdinand (TLN) 8
  Keenan McCardell (NVLV) 8
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Sheldon Canley (SJST) 327
2. Trevor Cobb (RICE) 319
3. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 301
4. Darren Lewis (TXAM) 297
5. Gerald Hudson (OKST) 288
6. Bob Christian (NWEST) 276
7. Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 274
8. Roger Grant (UTST) 271
9. Bernie Parmalee (BALLST) 270
10. Vaughn Dunbar* (IN) 266
  Tico Duckett* (MIST) 266
12. Mazio Royster* (SCA) 260
13. Reggie Yarbrough (CASTFU) 258
  Aaron Craver (FREST) 258
  Sean Burwell* (OR) 258
16. Billy Smith (CMI) 255
17. Greg Lewis (WA) 249
18. Hyland Hickson* (MIST) 248
19. Anthony Lynn (TXTECH) 241
20. Michael Richardson (LATECH) 236
  Jon Vaughn* (MI) 236
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 1787
2. Darren Lewis (TXAM) 1739
3. Gerald Hudson (OKST) 1667
4. Chuck Weatherspoon (HOU) 1657
5. Trevor Cobb (RICE) 1637
6. Sheldon Canley (SJST) 1634
7. Greg Lewis (WA) 1624
8. Jon Vaughn* (MI) 1487
9. Tico Duckett* (MIST) 1456
10. Roger Grant (UTST) 1395
11. Patrick Rowe (SDGST) 1388
12. Mazio Royster* (SCA) 1367
13. Glyn Milburn (STAN) 1361
14. Hyland Hickson* (MIST) 1347
15. Vaughn Dunbar* (IN) 1346
16. Terry Kirby (VA) 1344
17. Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 1338
18. Tony Thompson (TN) 1327
19. Nick Bell* (IA) 1317
20. Sean Burwell* (OR) 1309
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Darren Lewis (TXAM) 19
  Stacey Robinson (NIL) 19
3. Amp Lee (FLST) 18
  Aaron Craver (FREST) 18
5. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 17
  Todd Yert* (COST) 17
7. Tony Thompson (TN) 16
8. Hyland Hickson* (MIST) 15
  Howard Griffith* (IL) 15
10. Nick Bell* (IA) 14
  Daryl Hobbs (PAC) 14
  Sheldon Canley (SJST) 14
  Tommy Vardell (STAN) 14
  Tracey Jenkins (UTST) 14
15. Troy Parker (TOL) 13
  Curtis Butts (SDGST) 13
  Randy Baldwin (MS) 13
  Michael Richardson (LATECH) 13
  Blaise Bryant (IAST) 13
  Vaughn Dunbar* (IN) 13
  Chuck Weatherspoon (HOU) 13
  Russell White (CA) 13
  Andy Boyce (BYU) 13
  Herman Moore (VA) 13
Total Plays
1. David Klingler (HOU) 704
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 635
3. Tom Corontzos* (WY) 509
4. Mike Romo (SMETH) 490
5. Troy Kopp (PAC) 485
6. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 484
7. Scott Zolak (MD) 482
8. David Chisum (NMST) 470
9. Eric Hunter (PUR) 463
10. Shane Matthews (FL) 450
11. Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 439
12. Jeremy Leach (NM) 436
13. Brad Tayles (WMI) 431
14. Todd Studer (LBS) 429
15. Deron Smith (TLN) 426
16. Tommy Maddox (UCLA) 417
17. Ralph Martini (SJST) 413
18. Garrett Gabriel (HI) 412
19. Paul Schulte (CASTFU) 411
20. Mark Barsotti (FREST) 407
Total Yards
1. David Klingler (HOU) 5221
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 5022
3. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 3664
4. Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 3389
5. Troy Kopp (PAC) 3276
6. Shane Matthews (FL) 2925
7. Ralph Martini (SJST) 2923
8. Tom Corontzos* (WY) 2892
9. Garrett Gabriel (HI) 2872
10. Tommy Maddox (UCLA) 2830
11. Mark Barsotti (FREST) 2782
12. Todd Studer (LBS) 2631
13. Brad Tayles (WMI) 2605
14. Shawn Moore (VA) 2568
15. Bill Musgrave* (OR) 2526
16. Jason Palumbis (STAN) 2443
17. Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 2438
18. Scott Zolak (MD) 2392
19. Jason Verduzco* (IL) 2384
20. Eric Hunter (PUR) 2355
Total Yards Per Play
1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 7.9
2. Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 7.7
3. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 7.6
4. David Klingler (HOU) 7.4
5. Troy Kopp (PAC) 6.8
Total Touchdowns
1. David Klingler (HOU) 55
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 45
3. Troy Kopp (PAC) 32
4. Shawn Moore (VA) 29
5. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 28
  Garrett Gabriel (HI) 28
7. Shane Matthews (FL) 27
  Stacey Robinson (NIL) 27
9. Ralph Martini (SJST) 25
  Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 25
11. Matt Rodgers* (IA) 24
  Mark Brunell (WA) 24
13. Quinn Grovey (AR) 23
14. Mickey Joseph (NE) 21
  Leon Clay (TXX) 21
  Elvis Grbac* (MI) 21
  Deron Smith (TLN) 21
18. Todd Studer (LBS) 20
  Mike Pawlawski (CA) 20
  Will Furrer (VATECH) 20
  Bill Musgrave* (OR) 20