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1996 Leaders

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National Champion: Florida (AP, FWAA, NFF, USA-CNN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Danny Wuerffel (Florida)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Bruce Snyder (Arizona State)

AP Preseason #1: Nebraska ▪ AP Final #1: Florida

Year Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Josh Wallwork (WY) 286
2. Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 278
3. Jon Denton (NVLV) 277
4. Ryan Fien (ID) 267
5. Pat Barnes* (CA) 250
6. Jason Martin (LATECH) 247
7. Peyton Manning (TN) 243
8. Billy Blanton (SDGST) 227
9. Chuck Clements (HOU) 223
10. John Dutton (NV) 222
11. Steve Schnur* (NWEST) 221
12. Koy Detmer (CO) 208
13. Danny Wuerffel (FL) 207
14. Brian Kuklick (WAKE) 205
15. Tim Lester (WMI) 203
16. Chris Keldorf (NC) 201
  Jake Delhomme (LALAF) 201
18. Cory Sauter (MN) 200
19. Brad Otton (SCA) 196
20. Ryan Leaf (WAST) 194

Pass Attempts

1. Jon Denton (NVLV) 506
2. Josh Wallwork (WY) 458
3. Ryan Fien (ID) 455
4. Pat Barnes* (CA) 420
5. Jason Martin (LATECH) 415
6. Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 404
7. Brian Kuklick (WAKE) 396
8. Peyton Manning (TN) 380
9. Jake Delhomme (LALAF) 377
10. Ryan Leaf (WAST) 373
11. Brad Otton (SCA) 370
12. Carl Dean (SJST) 369
13. Steve Schnur* (NWEST) 368
14. Tim Lester (WMI) 363
  Koy Detmer (CO) 363
16. Danny Wuerffel (FL) 360
17. Walter Church (EMI) 355
18. Chuck Clements (HOU) 354
  Todd Goebbel (KENT) 354
20. Cory Sauter (MN) 352

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 68.8
2. John Dutton (NV) 66.5
3. Billy Blanton (SDGST) 66.0
4. Peyton Manning (TN) 63.9
5. Chuck Clements (HOU) 63.0
6. Josh Wallwork (WY) 62.4
7. Todd Schultz* (MIST) 62.2
8. Jim Arellanes (FREST) 61.6
9. Donald Sellers (NM) 61.3
10. Chad Hutchinson (STAN) 60.9
11. Keith Smith (AZ) 60.6
12. Paul Head (MS) 60.5
13. Ryan Clement* (MIAFL) 60.3
14. Steve Schnur* (NWEST) 60.1
15. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 59.6
16. Pat Barnes* (CA) 59.5
17. Jason Martin (LATECH) 59.5
18. Chris Keldorf (NC) 59.5
19. Brent Baldwin (BALLST) 59.0
20. Brian Kavanagh (KSST) 58.8

Passing Yards

1. Josh Wallwork (WY) 4090
2. Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 4027
3. Ryan Fien (ID) 3674
4. Danny Wuerffel (FL) 3625
5. Jon Denton (NVLV) 3591
6. Pat Barnes* (CA) 3499
7. Jason Martin (LATECH) 3360
8. Peyton Manning (TN) 3287
9. Billy Blanton (SDGST) 3221
10. Koy Detmer (CO) 3156
11. Chad Darnell (CMI) 2921
  Moses Moreno (COST) 2921
13. Jake Delhomme (LALAF) 2901
14. Ryan Leaf (WAST) 2811
15. John Dutton (NV) 2750
16. Brad Otton (SCA) 2649
17. Steve Schnur* (NWEST) 2632
18. Cory Sauter (MN) 2578
19. Jake Plummer (AZST) 2575
20. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 2565

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Danny Wuerffel (FL) 10.1
2. Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 10.0
3. Billy Blanton (SDGST) 9.4
4. Herb Tyler (LAST) 9.0
5. Josh Wallwork (WY) 8.9
6. Jim Arellanes (FREST) 8.9
7. Moses Moreno (COST) 8.7
8. Matt Sauk (UTST) 8.7
9. Koy Detmer (CO) 8.7
10. Peyton Manning (TN) 8.7
11. Chad Darnell (CMI) 8.4
12. Ron Powlus (NDAME) 8.4
13. Mike Fouts (UT) 8.4
14. Pat Barnes* (CA) 8.3
15. Brent Baldwin (BALLST) 8.3
16. Ryan Clement* (MIAFL) 8.3
17. Jim Druckenmiller (VATECH) 8.3
18. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 8.3
19. James Brown (TX) 8.3
20. John Dutton (NV) 8.2

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Danny Wuerffel (FL) 10.6
2. Billy Blanton (SDGST) 10.4
3. Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 10.3
4. Pat Barnes* (CA) 8.9
5. Josh Wallwork (WY) 8.9
6. Jim Druckenmiller (VATECH) 8.7
7. John Dutton (NV) 8.7
8. Mike Fouts (UT) 8.7
9. Ron Powlus (NDAME) 8.6
10. Brent Baldwin (BALLST) 8.6
11. Koy Detmer (CO) 8.4
12. Jake Plummer (AZST) 8.4
13. Ryan Clement* (MIAFL) 8.4
14. Peyton Manning (TN) 8.3
15. Donald Sellers (NM) 8.3
16. Chad Darnell (CMI) 8.2
17. Moses Moreno (COST) 8.2
18. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 8.1
19. Jason Martin (LATECH) 7.9
20. Brock Huard (WA) 7.9

Passing Touchdowns

1. Danny Wuerffel (FL) 39
2. Josh Wallwork (WY) 33
  Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 33
4. Jason Martin (LATECH) 32
5. Pat Barnes* (CA) 31
6. Billy Blanton (SDGST) 29
7. Ryan Fien (ID) 27
8. Jon Denton (NVLV) 25
9. Jake Plummer (AZST) 23
  Chris Keldorf (NC) 23
11. John Dutton (NV) 22
  Chad Darnell (CMI) 22
  Koy Detmer (CO) 22
14. Ryan Leaf (WAST) 21
  Tony Hilde (BOISE) 21
  Chuck Clements (HOU) 21
  Mike Fouts (UT) 21
18. Brad Otton (SCA) 20
  Jake Delhomme (LALAF) 20
  Brian Kavanagh (KSST) 20
  Peyton Manning (TN) 20

Passing Interceptions

1. Ryan Fien (ID) 21
2. Jake Delhomme (LALAF) 17
  Tony Hilde (BOISE) 17
4. Jon Denton (NVLV) 16
  Mike Bobo (GA) 16
  Jason Martin (LATECH) 16
  Cade McNown (UCLA) 16
8. Josh Wallwork (WY) 15
  Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 15
10. Walter Church (EMI) 14
  Jim Arellanes (FREST) 14
  Freddie Kitchens (AL) 14
  Steve Schnur* (NWEST) 14
  Scott Weaver (IL) 14
  Matt Sauk (UTST) 14
16. Chuck Clements (HOU) 13
  Danny Wuerffel (FL) 13
  Ramon Flanigan (SMETH) 13
  Brian Kuklick (WAKE) 13
  Joe Hamilton (GATECH) 13

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 173.6
2. Danny Wuerffel (FL) 170.6
3. Billy Blanton (SDGST) 169.6
4. Josh Wallwork (WY) 154.7
5. John Dutton (NV) 153.8
6. Pat Barnes* (CA) 150.1
7. Peyton Manning (TN) 147.7
8. Mike Fouts (UT) 147.2
9. Ryan Clement* (MIAFL) 147.2
10. Brent Baldwin (BALLST) 146.5
11. Jason Martin (LATECH) 145.3
12. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 145.1
13. Jim Druckenmiller (VATECH) 144.8
14. Jake Plummer (AZST) 144.8
15. Koy Detmer (CO) 143.7
16. Moses Moreno (COST) 141.4
17. Ron Powlus (NDAME) 141.3
18. Jim Arellanes (FREST) 141.2
19. Chad Darnell (CMI) 139.4
20. Donald Sellers (NM) 139.1

Rush Attempts

1. Troy Davis (IAST) 402
2. Ron Dayne* (WI) 325
3. Silas Massey (CMI) 312
4. Byron Hanspard (TXTECH) 311
5. Scott Harley (ECAR) 307
6. June Henley (KS) 302
7. Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 299
8. David Thompson (OKST) 293
9. Alex Smith (IN) 292
10. Darnell Autry* (NWEST) 280
11. Kareem Wilson (OH) 275
12. Corey Dillon (WA) 271
13. Denvis Manns (NMST) 269
14. Chris McCoy (NAVY) 268
15. Omari Walker (BC) 261
16. Robert Holcombe (IL) 260
17. Raymond Priester* (CLEM) 257
18. Astron Whatley (KENT) 254
19. Tiki Barber (VA) 250
20. Kevin Faulk (LAST) 248

Rushing Yards

1. Troy Davis (IAST) 2185
2. Ron Dayne* (WI) 2109
3. Byron Hanspard (TXTECH) 2000
4. Scott Harley (ECAR) 1745
5. Corey Dillon (WA) 1555
6. Silas Massey (CMI) 1544
7. David Thompson (OKST) 1524
8. Beau Morgan (AF) 1494
9. Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 1484
10. Darnell Autry* (NWEST) 1452
11. Tiki Barber (VA) 1360
12. June Henley (KS) 1349
13. Raymond Priester* (CLEM) 1345
14. Kevin Faulk (LAST) 1282
15. Robert Holcombe (IL) 1281
16. Calvin Branch (COST) 1279
17. Ricky Williams (TX) 1272
18. Alex Smith (IN) 1248
19. Antowain Smith (HOU) 1239
20. Chris McCoy (NAVY) 1228

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Robert Farmer (NDAME) 8.5
2. Shaun Alexander (AL) 7.6
3. Lamont Zachery (ARST) 7.4
4. Dante Hall (TXAM) 7.0
5. Tim Alexander (ORST) 6.9
6. Carl Sanders (ALBIRM) 6.9
7. Beau Morgan (AF) 6.6
8. Damon Washington (COST) 6.6
9. Bobby Williams (ARMY) 6.6
10. Keffer McGee (MSST) 6.6
11. De'Mond Parker (OK) 6.6
12. Terry Battle (AZST) 6.5
13. Ron Dayne* (WI) 6.5
14. Byron Hanspard (TXTECH) 6.4
15. Ernest Blackwell (MO) 6.4
16. Elijah Williams (FL) 6.3
17. Chad Nelson (RICE) 6.3
18. Warrick Dunn (FLST) 6.2
19. Ricky Williams (TX) 6.2
20. D'Andre Hardeman (TXAM) 6.1

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Corey Dillon (WA) 22
2. Calvin Branch (COST) 21
  Ron Dayne* (WI) 21
  Troy Davis (IAST) 21
5. Terry Battle (AZST) 18
  Beau Morgan (AF) 18
7. Darnell Autry* (NWEST) 17
  Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 17
  June Henley (KS) 17
  Skip Hicks (UCLA) 17
  D'Andre Hardeman (TXAM) 17
12. Abu Wilson (UTST) 16
  Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 16
  Chris McCoy (NAVY) 16
  Silas Massey (CMI) 16
16. Saladin McCullough (OR) 15
17. Scott Harley (ECAR) 14
  Joel Thomas (ID) 14
  Tiki Barber (VA) 14
  Kareem Wilson (OH) 14
  DeAngelo Evans (NE) 14
  Antowain Smith (HOU) 14

Receptions

1. Damond Wilkins (NV) 114
2. Marcus Harris (WY) 109
3. Geoff Noisy (NV) 98
4. Chad Mackey (LATECH) 85
5. Nakia Jenkins (UTST) 82
6. Brandon Stokley (LALAF) 81
7. Brian Roberson (FREST) 78
8. David Saunders* (WV) 76
9. D'Wayne Bates* (NWEST) 75
10. Kevin Lockett (KSST) 72
  Reidel Anthony (FL) 72
12. Carlos Baker (NVLV) 71
  Tony Knox (WMI) 71
14. Eugene Baker (KENT) 69
15. Joey Kent (TN) 68
  Duane Gregory (NMST) 68
  David Griffin (ID) 68
18. Reggie Allen (CMI) 66
19. Antonio Wilson (ID) 65
20. Harvey Middleton (GATECH) 64

Receiving Yards

1. Marcus Harris (WY) 1650
2. Chad Mackey (LATECH) 1466
3. Geoff Noisy (NV) 1435
4. Nakia Jenkins (UTST) 1397
5. Reidel Anthony (FL) 1293
6. Brian Roberson (FREST) 1248
7. Reggie Allen (CMI) 1229
8. Eugene Baker (KENT) 1215
9. Antonio Wilson (ID) 1203
10. D'Wayne Bates* (NWEST) 1196
11. Brandon Stokley (LALAF) 1160
12. Damond Wilkins (NV) 1121
13. Rae Carruth (CO) 1116
14. Joey Kent (TN) 1080
15. Brian Alford (PUR) 1057
16. Ryan Thelwell (MN) 1051
17. David Saunders* (WV) 1043
18. Ontario Pryor (EMI) 1031
19. Will Blackwell (SDGST) 1000
20. Ryan Ikebe (BOISE) 959

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Marcus Robinson (SC) 24.0
2. Donnie Hart (TXTECH) 22.5
3. Todd Yoder (VAND) 22.4
4. Tony Gaiter* (MIAFL) 22.4
5. Larry Shannon (ECAR) 21.4
6. Peter Warrick (FLST) 21.2
7. Joe Jurevicius (PAST) 21.2
8. Germane Crowell (VA) 20.8
9. Rae Carruth (CO) 20.7
10. Albert Johnson (SMETH) 20.3
11. Kendrick Lee (SMS) 20.3
12. Jim McElroy (UCLA) 20.3
13. Derrick Bridges (LAMON) 20.2
14. Kevin McKenzie (WAST) 20.2
15. Kenny Causey (ALBIRM) 20.1
16. Stephen Alexander (OK) 19.9
17. Mike McDaniel (OK) 19.8
18. Jeremy McDaniel (AZ) 19.6
19. Anthony Ladd (CIN) 19.5
20. E.G. Green (FLST) 19.5

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Reidel Anthony (FL) 18
2. Eugene Baker (KENT) 13
  Marcus Harris (WY) 13
4. Brian Alford (PUR) 12
  D'Wayne Bates* (NWEST) 12
6. Keith Poole (AZST) 11
  Will Blackwell (SDGST) 11
8. Chad Mackey (LATECH) 10
  Ike Hilliard (FL) 10
  Troy Edwards (LATECH) 10
11. Ryan Ikebe (BOISE) 9
  Geoff Noisy (NV) 9
  Robert Scott (ID) 9
  Bobby Shaw* (CA) 9
  Larry Shannon (ECAR) 9
  Jacquez Green (FL) 9
  Reggie Allen (CMI) 9
18. Rae Carruth (CO) 8
  Nakia Jenkins (UTST) 8
  Len Ware (NVLV) 8
  Dimitrious Stanley* (OHST) 8
  K.O. Kealaluhi (BYU) 8
  Chad Carpenter (WAST) 8
  Van Johnson (TEMP) 8
  Kevin Dyson (UT) 8

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Troy Davis (IAST) 415
2. Ron Dayne* (WI) 339
3. Scott Harley (ECAR) 332
4. Byron Hanspard (TXTECH) 328
5. Silas Massey (CMI) 327
6. June Henley (KS) 324
7. Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 318
8. David Thompson (OKST) 313
9. Darnell Autry* (NWEST) 306
10. Alex Smith (IN) 301
11. Omari Walker (BC) 293
12. Corey Dillon (WA) 286
13. Denvis Manns (NMST) 285
14. Robert Holcombe (IL) 283
15. Leon Johnson (NC) 281
16. Astron Whatley (KENT) 278
17. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 277
18. Dennis Riddle (AL) 276
19. Kareem Wilson (OH) 275
20. Raymond Priester* (CLEM) 272
  Tiki Barber (VA) 272

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Troy Davis (IAST) 2249
2. Ron Dayne* (WI) 2242
3. Byron Hanspard (TXTECH) 2192
4. Scott Harley (ECAR) 1944
5. Corey Dillon (WA) 1828
6. David Thompson (OKST) 1749
7. Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 1702
8. Marcus Harris (WY) 1650
9. Darnell Autry* (NWEST) 1648
10. Silas Massey (CMI) 1647
11. Tiki Barber (VA) 1618
12. June Henley (KS) 1564
13. Ricky Williams (TX) 1563
14. Warrick Dunn (FLST) 1535
15. Robert Holcombe (IL) 1522
16. Chad Mackey (LATECH) 1502
17. Curtis Enis (PAST) 1501
18. Beau Morgan (AF) 1494
19. Joel Thomas (ID) 1466
20. Raymond Priester* (CLEM) 1460

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Corey Dillon (WA) 23
2. Calvin Branch (COST) 21
  Troy Davis (IAST) 21
  Ron Dayne* (WI) 21
5. Skip Hicks (UCLA) 20
6. D'Andre Hardeman (TXAM) 18
  Darnell Autry* (NWEST) 18
  Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 18
  June Henley (KS) 18
  Reidel Anthony (FL) 18
  Beau Morgan (AF) 18
  Terry Battle (AZST) 18
13. Pepe Pearson* (OHST) 17
  Chris McCoy (NAVY) 17
15. Abu Wilson (UTST) 16
  Silas Massey (CMI) 16
17. Joel Thomas (ID) 15
  Saladin McCullough (OR) 15
  Antowain Smith (HOU) 15
20. Ricky Williams (TX) 14
  Scott Harley (ECAR) 14
  Curtis Enis (PAST) 14
  Byron Hanspard (TXTECH) 14
  Priest Holmes (TX) 14
  Kareem Wilson (OH) 14
  DeAngelo Evans (NE) 14
  Warrick Dunn (FLST) 14
  Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 14
  Dennis Riddle (AL) 14
  Tiki Barber (VA) 14

Total Plays

1. Jon Denton (NVLV) 594
2. Josh Wallwork (WY) 525
3. Ryan Fien (ID) 514
4. Pat Barnes* (CA) 506
5. Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 486
6. Ryan Huzjak (TOL) 481
7. Brian Kuklick (WAKE) 476
8. Tony Hilde (BOISE) 466
9. Carl Dean (SJST) 461
10. Ryan Leaf (WAST) 442
11. Jason Martin (LATECH) 440
12. Steve Schnur* (NWEST) 437
13. Jake Delhomme (LALAF) 435
14. Todd Goebbel (KENT) 434
15. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 433
16. Walter Church (EMI) 426
17. Donald Sellers (NM) 425
18. Cade McNown (UCLA) 424
19. Cory Sauter (MN) 423
  Danny Wuerffel (FL) 423

Total Yards

1. Josh Wallwork (WY) 4209
2. Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 3983
3. Jon Denton (NVLV) 3629
4. Ryan Fien (ID) 3609
5. Danny Wuerffel (FL) 3525
6. Pat Barnes* (CA) 3416
7. Jason Martin (LATECH) 3320
8. Billy Blanton (SDGST) 3161
9. Peyton Manning (TN) 3156
10. Koy Detmer (CO) 3150
11. Chad Darnell (CMI) 3055
12. Moses Moreno (COST) 2903
13. Tony Hilde (BOISE) 2854
14. Jake Delhomme (LALAF) 2822
15. Donald Sellers (NM) 2805
16. Beau Morgan (AF) 2704
17. John Dutton (NV) 2694
18. Ryan Leaf (WAST) 2675
19. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 2667
20. Jake Plummer (AZST) 2638

Total Yards Per Play

1. Danny Wuerffel (FL) 8.3
2. Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 8.2
3. Josh Wallwork (WY) 8.0
4. Koy Detmer (CO) 7.9
5. Billy Blanton (SDGST) 7.6
6. Jason Martin (LATECH) 7.5
7. Peyton Manning (TN) 7.5
8. Chad Darnell (CMI) 7.5
9. Ryan Fien (ID) 7.0
10. Pat Barnes* (CA) 6.8
11. Jon Denton (NVLV) 6.1

Total Touchdowns

1. Danny Wuerffel (FL) 41
2. Josh Wallwork (WY) 35
3. Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 34
4. Pat Barnes* (CA) 32
  Jason Martin (LATECH) 32
6. Billy Blanton (SDGST) 30
7. Ryan Fien (ID) 29
8. Jon Denton (NVLV) 28
9. Ryan Leaf (WAST) 27
10. Jake Plummer (AZST) 26
  Beau Morgan (AF) 26
12. Tony Hilde (BOISE) 25
  Koy Detmer (CO) 25
14. Todd Goebbel (KENT) 24
  Dameyune Craig (AUB) 24
  Chad Darnell (CMI) 24
17. Chris Keldorf (NC) 23
  Brian Kavanagh (KSST) 23
  John Dutton (NV) 23
  Peyton Manning (TN) 23