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1991 Leaders

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Desmond Howard (Michigan)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Don James (Washington)

AP Preseason #1: Florida State ▪ AP Final #1: Miami (FL)

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Pass Completions

1. David Klingler (HOU) 278
2. Troy Kopp (PAC) 275
3. Jason Verduzco (IL) 252
4. Ty Detmer (BYU) 249
5. Dave Brown (DUKE) 230
6. Andy Kelly (TN) 228
7. Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 227
8. Shane Matthews (FL) 218
9. Tommy Maddox* (UCLA) 209
10. Gino Torretta (MIAFL) 205
11. Tom Corontzos (WY) 203
  Jeff Blake (ECAR) 203
13. Bobby Fuller (SC) 202
14. Trent Green* (IN) 200
15. Drew Bledsoe (WAST) 199
16. Mike Pawlawski (CA) 191
17. Casey Weldon (FLST) 189
18. Matt Rodgers* (IA) 185
  Erik White (BGSU) 185
20. Shawn Jones (GATECH) 178

Pass Attempts

1. David Klingler (HOU) 497
2. Troy Kopp (PAC) 449
3. Dave Brown (DUKE) 437
4. Jason Verduzco (IL) 420
5. Ty Detmer (BYU) 403
6. Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 398
7. Gino Torretta (MIAFL) 371
8. Jeff Blake (ECAR) 368
9. Tom Corontzos (WY) 363
10. Shane Matthews (FL) 361
  Andy Kelly (TN) 361
12. Drew Bledsoe (WAST) 358
13. Tommy Maddox* (UCLA) 343
14. Bobby Fuller (SC) 340
15. Shawn Jones (GATECH) 339
  Trent Green* (IN) 339
17. Brad Tayles (WMI) 328
18. Erik White (BGSU) 323
19. Stan White (AUB) 317
20. Mike Pawlawski (CA) 316

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Matt Rodgers* (IA) 65.4
2. Elvis Grbac* (MI) 65.0
3. Mark Barsotti* (FREST) 64.4
4. Andy Kelly (TN) 63.2
5. Mike Neu (BALLST) 62.7
6. Jeff Garcia (SJST) 61.9
7. Len Williams (NWEST) 61.8
8. Ty Detmer (BYU) 61.8
9. Troy Kopp (PAC) 61.2
10. Tommy Maddox* (UCLA) 60.9
11. Billy Joe Hobert (WA) 60.7
12. Mike Pawlawski (CA) 60.4
13. Jim Kubiak (NAVY) 60.4
14. Shane Matthews (FL) 60.4
15. Casey Weldon (FLST) 60.4
16. Matt Blundin (VA) 60.3
17. Tim Schade (TXX) 60.1
18. Kevin Verdugo (COST) 60.0
  Jason Verduzco (IL) 60.0
20. Jerome Woods (TLN) 59.9

Passing Yards

1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 4031
2. Troy Kopp (PAC) 3767
3. David Klingler (HOU) 3388
4. Shane Matthews (FL) 3130
5. Gino Torretta (MIAFL) 3095
6. Jeff Blake (ECAR) 3073
7. Jason Verduzco (IL) 3014
8. Tom Corontzos (WY) 2868
9. Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 2796
10. Dave Brown (DUKE) 2794
11. Andy Kelly (TN) 2759
12. Drew Bledsoe (WAST) 2741
13. Tommy Maddox* (UCLA) 2681
14. Trent Green* (IN) 2627
15. David Lowery (SDGST) 2575
16. Casey Weldon (FLST) 2527
17. Bobby Fuller (SC) 2524
18. Mike Pawlawski (CA) 2517
19. Tony Sacca (PAST) 2488
20. Frank Dolce (UT) 2444

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 10.0
2. Bucky Richardson (TXAM) 9.6
3. Jeff Garcia (SJST) 9.5
4. Mark Barsotti* (FREST) 9.3
5. Rick Mirer (NDAME) 9.0
6. J.J. Joe (BAY) 9.0
7. Shane Matthews (FL) 8.7
8. Keithen McCant (NE) 8.7
9. Marvin Graves (SYR) 8.7
10. Tony Sacca (PAST) 8.5
11. Matt Veatch (SJST) 8.5
12. Matt Blundin (VA) 8.5
13. Troy Kopp (PAC) 8.4
14. Jeff Blake (ECAR) 8.4
15. Gino Torretta (MIAFL) 8.3
16. David Lowery (SDGST) 8.3
17. Elvis Grbac* (MI) 8.2
18. Robert Hall (TXTECH) 8.1
19. Steve Stenstrom* (STAN) 8.1
20. Casey Weldon (FLST) 8.1

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 10.4
2. Matt Blundin (VA) 10.2
3. Mark Barsotti* (FREST) 10.1
4. Jeff Garcia (SJST) 9.6
5. Tony Sacca (PAST) 9.2
6. Elvis Grbac* (MI) 9.1
7. Jeff Blake (ECAR) 8.9
8. Rick Mirer (NDAME) 8.7
9. Gino Torretta (MIAFL) 8.5
10. Troy Kopp (PAC) 8.4
11. Casey Weldon (FLST) 8.3
12. Keithen McCant (NE) 8.1
13. Robert Hall (TXTECH) 8.0
14. Shane Matthews (FL) 8.0
15. Tom Corontzos (WY) 8.0
16. Billy Joe Hobert (WA) 7.9
17. J.J. Joe (BAY) 7.9
18. Steve Stenstrom* (STAN) 7.8
19. David Lowery (SDGST) 7.8
20. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 7.7

Passing Touchdowns

1. Troy Kopp (PAC) 37
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 35
3. David Klingler (HOU) 29
4. Shane Matthews (FL) 28
  Jeff Blake (ECAR) 28
6. Elvis Grbac* (MI) 25
7. Casey Weldon (FLST) 22
  Billy Joe Hobert (WA) 22
9. Mike Pawlawski (CA) 21
  Tony Sacca (PAST) 21
  Glenn Foley (BC) 21
12. Dave Brown (DUKE) 20
  Gino Torretta (MIAFL) 20
14. Matt Blundin (VA) 19
  Tom Corontzos (WY) 19
  David Lowery (SDGST) 19
17. Rick Mirer (NDAME) 18
  T.J. Rubley (TLS) 18
19. Ron Lopez (UTST) 17
  Erik White (BGSU) 17
  Kevin Verdugo (COST) 17
  Mark Barsotti* (FREST) 17
  Drew Bledsoe (WAST) 17

Passing Interceptions

1. Shawn Jones (GATECH) 18
  Shane Matthews (FL) 18
  Kenny Ford (OKST) 18
  Keith West (WAKE) 18
5. Brad Tayles (WMI) 17
  David Klingler (HOU) 17
  Glenn Foley (BC) 17
8. Will Furrer (VATECH) 16
  Troy Kopp (PAC) 16
  Erik Watts (LOU) 16
  Tommy Maddox* (UCLA) 16
12. Jeff Sweitzer (AKR) 15
  Andy Kelly (TN) 15
  Roy Johnson (ARST) 15
  Dave Brown (DUKE) 15
  Ron Lopez (UTST) 15
  Drew Bledsoe (WAST) 15
18. Stan White (AUB) 14
  Trent Green* (IN) 14
  Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 14
  Tom Tarver (RUT) 14
  Jason Verduzco (IL) 14

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 168.5
2. Mark Barsotti* (FREST) 167.7
3. Elvis Grbac* (MI) 161.7
4. Jeff Garcia (SJST) 160.1
5. Matt Blundin (VA) 159.6
6. Troy Kopp (PAC) 151.8
7. Tony Sacca (PAST) 149.8
8. Rick Mirer (NDAME) 149.2
9. Shane Matthews (FL) 148.8
10. Keithen McCant (NE) 146.4
11. Casey Weldon (FLST) 146.3
12. Billy Joe Hobert (WA) 146.1
13. Jeff Blake (ECAR) 146.1
14. Steve Stenstrom* (STAN) 141.6
15. Matt Rodgers* (IA) 141.4
16. Mike Pawlawski (CA) 141.1
17. Kevin Verdugo (COST) 140.6
18. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 139.2
19. Gino Torretta (MIAFL) 138.8
20. David Lowery (SDGST) 138.6

Rush Attempts

1. Billy Smith (CMI) 374
2. Vaughn Dunbar* (IN) 364
3. Trevor Cobb (RICE) 360
4. Corey Croom (BALLST) 291
5. Tony Sands (KS) 273
6. Tico Duckett (MIST) 272
7. LeRoy Smith (BGSU) 271
  Tim Curtis (OH) 271
9. Chris Hughley (TLS) 267
10. Tommy Vardell* (STAN) 247
11. Jason Davis (LATECH) 244
12. Russell White (CA) 241
13. Ricky Powers* (MI) 240
  Greg Hill (TXAM) 240
15. Rob Perez (AF) 233
16. Derek Brown (NE) 230
17. Corey Harris (VAND) 229
18. Ryan Benjamin (PAC) 226
19. Errict Rhett (FL) 224
  Eric Gallon (KSST) 224

Rushing Yards

1. Vaughn Dunbar* (IN) 1805
2. Trevor Cobb (RICE) 1692
3. Ryan Benjamin (PAC) 1581
4. Tony Sands (KS) 1442
5. Billy Smith (CMI) 1440
6. Marshall Faulk (SDGST) 1429
7. Jason Davis (LATECH) 1351
8. Chris Hughley (TLS) 1326
9. Derek Brown (NE) 1313
10. Mike Gaddis (OK) 1240
11. Greg Hill (TXAM) 1216
12. Tico Duckett (MIST) 1204
13. Ricky Powers* (MI) 1197
14. Tommy Vardell* (STAN) 1188
15. Russell White (CA) 1177
16. Rob Perez (AF) 1157
17. Kevin Williams* (UCLA) 1141
18. Errict Rhett (FL) 1109
19. Corey Harris (VAND) 1103
20. Eric Gallon (KSST) 1102

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Calvin Jones (NE) 8.3
2. Ronald Williams* (CLEM) 7.1
3. Marshall Faulk (SDGST) 7.1
4. Ron Rivers* (FREST) 7.0
5. Ryan Benjamin (PAC) 7.0
6. Antoine Banks (AF) 6.6
7. Tyrone Wheatley* (MI) 6.4
8. Kenny Roberts (MSST) 6.4
9. Garrison Hearst (GA) 6.3
10. Chuckie Dukes (BC) 6.3
11. Michael Davis (MSST) 6.2
12. Chad Paulson (ORST) 6.2
13. Anthony Barbour (NCST) 6.2
14. Tyrone Ashley (MS) 6.1
15. Travis Sims (HI) 6.1
16. Tony Brooks (NDAME) 6.1
17. Jamal Willis (BYU) 6.0
18. Kevin Williams* (UCLA) 6.0
19. Beno Bryant (WA) 6.0
20. Jesse Johnson* (MI) 5.9

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Tommy Vardell* (STAN) 22
2. Marshall Faulk (SDGST) 21
3. Michael Carter (HI) 16
  Jerome Bettis (NDAME) 16
5. Chip Hilleary (KS) 14
  Russell White (CA) 14
  Trevor Cobb (RICE) 14
  Mike Gaddis (OK) 14
  Calvin Jones (NE) 14
  Jason Davis (LATECH) 14
  Derek Brown (NE) 14
12. Trent Green* (IN) 13
  Ryan Benjamin (PAC) 13
14. Roy Johnson (ARST) 12
  Greg Hill (TXAM) 12
  Vaughn Dunbar* (IN) 12
17. Natrone Means (NC) 11
  Marcus Wilson (VAND) 11
  Amp Lee (FLST) 11
  Anthony Daigle* (FREST) 11

Receptions

1. Fred Gilbert (HOU) 106
2. Aaron Turner (PAC) 92
3. Marcus Grant (HOU) 78
4. Carl Winston (NM) 76
5. Sean LaChapelle* (UCLA) 73
6. Chris Walsh* (STAN) 71
7. Wil Ursin (TLN) 70
8. Greg Primus (COST) 67
9. Mark Szlachcic (BGSU) 65
10. Kelly Blackwell (TXX) 64
  Kameno Bell (IL) 64
12. Desmond Howard* (MI) 62
  Daryl Hobbs (PAC) 62
  James Guarantino (RUT) 62
  Mario Bailey (WA) 62
16. Bryan Rowley (UT) 60
  Rod Moore (UTST) 60
18. Jason Wolf (SMETH) 59
19. Patrick Rowe (SDGST) 57
  Robert Rivers (WY) 57

Receiving Yards

1. Aaron Turner (PAC) 1604
2. Marcus Grant (HOU) 1262
3. Carl Winston (NM) 1177
4. Greg Primus (COST) 1081
  Ryan Yarborough (WY) 1081
6. Sean LaChapelle* (UCLA) 1056
7. Mario Bailey (WA) 1037
8. Eric Drage (BYU) 1018
9. Bryan Rowley (UT) 1011
10. Chris Walsh* (STAN) 995
11. Desmond Howard* (MI) 985
12. Wil Ursin (TLN) 969
13. Fred Gilbert (HOU) 957
14. Rod Moore (UTST) 944
15. Mark Szlachcic (BGSU) 943
16. Hunter Gallimore (ECAR) 881
17. Carl Pickens (TN) 877
18. Richard Hill (OH) 863
19. Todd Kinchen (LAST) 855
20. Terry Smith (PAST) 846

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Melvin Bonner (BAY) 24.6
2. Walter Brooks Jr. (SJST) 23.4
3. Eric Drage (BYU) 22.1
4. Willie Harris (MSST) 22.0
5. Rodney Blackshear (TXTECH) 21.6
6. Chris Penn (TLS) 21.4
7. Harold Robinson (AKR) 21.1
8. Darnay Scott (SDGST) 20.8
9. Ryan Yarborough (WY) 20.4
10. John Brown III (HOU) 20.3
11. Manley Woods (NM) 20.1
12. Todd Dixon (WAKE) 19.9
13. Ernest Calloway (PUR) 19.8
14. Larry Wynn (NIL) 19.8
15. Lloyd Hill (TXTECH) 19.4
16. Greg Lester (GATECH) 19.3
17. Horace Copeland (MIAFL) 19.1
  Eddie Miller (SC) 19.1
19. Greg Reed (SMS) 18.9
20. Tony Smith (NDAME) 18.8

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Desmond Howard* (MI) 19
2. Aaron Turner (PAC) 18
3. Mario Bailey (WA) 17
4. Ryan Yarborough (WY) 13
5. Daryl Hobbs (PAC) 12
6. Sean LaChapelle* (UCLA) 11
  Bryan Rowley (UT) 11
  Sean Dawkins (CA) 11
9. Rod Moore (UTST) 10
  Marcus Grant (HOU) 10
  Clayton Driver (ECAR) 10
  Eric Drage (BYU) 10
  Willie Jackson (FL) 10
14. Wil Ursin (TLN) 9
15. Danan Hughes* (IA) 8
  Harrison Houston (FL) 8
  Larry Holmes (VA) 8
  Marty Thompson* (FREST) 8
  Hunter Gallimore (ECAR) 8
  Mark Szlachcic (BGSU) 8
  Terry Smith (PAST) 8
  Greg Primus (COST) 8

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Vaughn Dunbar* (IN) 393
2. Billy Smith (CMI) 390
3. Trevor Cobb (RICE) 374
4. Corey Croom (BALLST) 325
5. LeRoy Smith (BGSU) 291
6. Tico Duckett (MIST) 289
7. Tim Curtis (OH) 284
8. Ryan Benjamin (PAC) 277
9. Chris Hughley (TLS) 276
10. Tony Sands (KS) 274
11. Tommy Vardell* (STAN) 273
12. Errict Rhett (FL) 264
13. Jason Davis (LATECH) 258
14. Ricky Powers* (MI) 255
  Russell White (CA) 255
16. Corey Harris (VAND) 252
17. Greg Hill (TXAM) 248
18. Eric Gallon (KSST) 245
19. Mike Saunders* (IA) 244
20. Derek Brown (NE) 240

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Ryan Benjamin (PAC) 2194
2. Vaughn Dunbar* (IN) 2068
3. Trevor Cobb (RICE) 1828
4. Marshall Faulk (SDGST) 1630
5. Aaron Turner (PAC) 1604
6. Billy Smith (CMI) 1519
7. Errict Rhett (FL) 1470
8. Jason Davis (LATECH) 1461
9. Tony Sands (KS) 1449
10. Tommy Vardell* (STAN) 1426
11. Chris Hughley (TLS) 1400
12. Derek Brown (NE) 1399
13. Corey Harris (VAND) 1386
14. Eric Gallon (KSST) 1349
15. Tico Duckett (MIST) 1340
16. Greg Hill (TXAM) 1337
17. Keith Williams (UT) 1328
18. Russell White (CA) 1316
19. Amp Lee (FLST) 1313
20. Ricky Powers* (MI) 1304

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Marshall Faulk (SDGST) 23
2. Tommy Vardell* (STAN) 22
3. Desmond Howard* (MI) 21
4. Jerome Bettis (NDAME) 20
5. Aaron Turner (PAC) 18
6. Mario Bailey (WA) 17
7. Russell White (CA) 16
  Michael Carter (HI) 16
  Ryan Benjamin (PAC) 16
10. Chip Hilleary (KS) 14
  Amp Lee (FLST) 14
  Calvin Jones (NE) 14
  Jason Davis (LATECH) 14
  Derek Brown (NE) 14
  Mike Gaddis (OK) 14
  Trevor Cobb (RICE) 14
17. Trent Green* (IN) 13
  Mike Saunders* (IA) 13
  Ryan Yarborough (WY) 13
20. Greg Hill (TXAM) 12
  Daryl Hobbs (PAC) 12
  Vaughn Dunbar* (IN) 12
  Anthony Daigle* (FREST) 12
  Roy Johnson (ARST) 12
  Bryan Rowley (UT) 12

Total Plays

1. David Klingler (HOU) 589
2. Dave Brown (DUKE) 527
3. Troy Kopp (PAC) 496
4. Ty Detmer (BYU) 478
5. Jason Verduzco (IL) 473
6. Drew Bledsoe (WAST) 462
7. Trent Green* (IN) 454
8. Shawn Jones (GATECH) 453
9. Tom Corontzos (WY) 449
10. Jeff Blake (ECAR) 445
11. Roy Johnson (ARST) 433
12. Michael Carter (HI) 426
13. Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 424
14. Gino Torretta (MIAFL) 420
  Tommy Maddox* (UCLA) 420
16. Andy Kelly (TN) 418
17. Paul Watson (KSST) 414
18. Shane Matthews (FL) 411
19. Frank Dolce (UT) 391
20. Brad Tayles (WMI) 390

Total Yards

1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 4001
2. Troy Kopp (PAC) 3686
3. David Klingler (HOU) 3226
4. Jeff Blake (ECAR) 3182
5. Gino Torretta (MIAFL) 3155
6. Shane Matthews (FL) 3140
7. Jason Verduzco (IL) 2983
8. Dave Brown (DUKE) 2851
9. Trent Green* (IN) 2829
10. Andy Kelly (TN) 2819
11. Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 2777
12. Tom Corontzos (WY) 2729
13. Tommy Maddox* (UCLA) 2652
14. Shawn Jones (GATECH) 2649
15. Drew Bledsoe (WAST) 2647
16. David Lowery (SDGST) 2590
17. Roy Johnson (ARST) 2529
18. Casey Weldon (FLST) 2497
19. Frank Dolce (UT) 2457
20. Mike Pawlawski (CA) 2451

Total Yards Per Play

1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 8.4
2. Shane Matthews (FL) 7.6
3. Gino Torretta (MIAFL) 7.5
4. Troy Kopp (PAC) 7.4
5. Jeff Blake (ECAR) 7.2
6. David Klingler (HOU) 5.5

Total Touchdowns

1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 39
2. Troy Kopp (PAC) 38
3. Jeff Blake (ECAR) 31
4. David Klingler (HOU) 30
5. Shane Matthews (FL) 29
6. Rick Mirer (NDAME) 27
  Billy Joe Hobert (WA) 27
8. Tony Sacca (PAST) 25
  Elvis Grbac* (MI) 25
  Dave Brown (DUKE) 25
  Trent Green* (IN) 25
12. Mark Barsotti* (FREST) 24
13. Gino Torretta (MIAFL) 22
  Tommy Vardell* (STAN) 22
  Mike Pawlawski (CA) 22
  David Lowery (SDGST) 22
  Tom Corontzos (WY) 22
  Casey Weldon (FLST) 22
19. Marshall Faulk (SDGST) 21
  Glenn Foley (BC) 21