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1996 Passing Stats

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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

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106 Players

Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Danny Wuerffel Florida SEC 207 360 57.5 3625 10.1 10.6 39 13 170.6 63 -100 -1.6 2
2 Steve Sarkisian Brigham Young WAC 278 404 68.8 4027 10.0 10.3 33 12 173.6 82 -44 -0.5 1
3 Billy Blanton San Diego State WAC 227 344 66.0 3221 9.4 10.4 29 5 169.6 70 -60 -0.9 1
4 Herb Tyler Louisiana State SEC 109 188 58.0 1688 9.0 7.8 7 8 137.2 85 245 2.9 7
5 Josh Wallwork Wyoming WAC 286 458 62.4 4090 8.9 8.9 33 15 154.7 67 119 1.8 2
6 Jim Arellanes Fresno State WAC 173 281 61.6 2487 8.9 7.5 13 14 141.2 37 -137 -3.7 1
7 Peyton Manning Tennessee SEC 243 380 63.9 3287 8.7 8.3 20 12 147.7 42 -131 -3.1 3
8 Koy Detmer Colorado Big 12 208 363 57.3 3156 8.7 8.4 22 12 143.7 36 -6 -0.2 3
9 Moses Moreno Colorado State WAC 193 335 57.6 2921 8.7 8.2 18 12 141.4 70 -18 -0.3 2
10 Matt Sauk Utah State Big West 154 286 53.8 2489 8.7 7.1 8 14 126.4 36 79 2.2 2
11 Chad Darnell Central Michigan MAC 189 348 54.3 2921 8.4 8.2 22 11 139.4 61 134 2.2 2
12 Mike Fouts Utah WAC 177 302 58.6 2526 8.4 8.7 21 7 147.2 36 -79 -2.2 1
13 Ron Powlus Notre Dame Ind 133 232 57.3 1942 8.4 8.6 12 4 141.3 53 8 0.2 0
14 Pat Barnes* California Pac-10 250 420 59.5 3499 8.3 9.0 31 8 150.1 86 -83 -1.0 1
15 James Brown Texas Big 12 170 299 56.9 2468 8.3 7.6 17 12 136.9 48 119 2.5 2
16 Ryan Clement* Miami (FL) Big East 164 272 60.3 2257 8.3 8.4 19 8 147.2 36 -142 -3.9 1
17 Jim Druckenmiller Virginia Tech Big East 142 250 56.8 2071 8.3 8.7 17 5 144.8 74 205 2.8 0
18 Donovan McNabb Syracuse Big East 118 215 54.9 1776 8.3 8.1 19 9 145.1 97 458 4.7 3
19 Brent Baldwin Ball State MAC 121 205 59.0 1703 8.3 8.6 14 5 146.5 109 115 1.1 1
20 John Dutton Nevada Big West 222 334 66.5 2750 8.2 8.7 22 6 153.8 27 -56 -2.1 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Jake Plummer Arizona State Pac-10 179 313 57.2 2575 8.2 8.4 23 9 144.8 85 63 0.7 3
22 Daunte Culpepper Central Florida Ind 187 314 59.6 2565 8.2 7.2 19 15 138.6 94 102 1.1 2
23 Ryan Fien Idaho Big West 267 455 58.7 3674 8.1 7.2 27 21 136.9 59 -65 -1.1 2
24 Jason Martin Louisiana Tech Ind 247 415 59.5 3360 8.1 7.9 32 16 145.3 25 -40 -1.6 0
25 Ramon Flanigan Southern Methodist WAC 106 212 50.0 1715 8.1 6.4 11 13 122.8 155 394 2.5 6
26 Todd Schultz* Michigan State Big Ten 130 209 62.2 1693 8.1 6.6 7 10 131.7 20 -72 -3.6 2
27 Donald Sellers New Mexico WAC 157 256 61.3 2048 8.0 8.3 10 3 139.1 169 757 4.5 10
28 Tony Graziani Oregon Pac-10 92 171 53.8 1353 7.9 7.8 8 4 131.0 33 84 2.5 1
29 Ryan Perry-Smith Oregon Pac-10 125 241 51.9 1874 7.8 7.8 12 5 129.5 16 -90 -5.6 0
30 Jake Delhomme Louisiana-Lafayette Ind 201 377 53.3 2901 7.7 6.7 20 17 126.4 58 -79 -1.4 0
31 Thad Busby Florida State ACC 134 243 55.1 1866 7.7 6.8 16 12 131.5 53 -36 -0.7 1
32 Brock Huard Washington Pac-10 108 217 49.8 1678 7.7 7.9 13 5 129.9 39 12 0.3 2
33 Tim Sherman Virginia ACC 102 203 50.2 1572 7.7 5.7 4 11 111.0 69 228 3.3 3
34 Dan Gonzalez East Carolina Ind 90 172 52.3 1322 7.7 6.9 7 6 123.3 26 -6 -0.2 0
35 Anthony Wright South Carolina SEC 131 244 53.7 1850 7.6 7.1 8 6 123.3 97 90 0.9 3
36 Ryan Leaf Washington State Pac-10 194 373 52.0 2811 7.5 7.2 21 12 127.5 69 -136 -2.0 6
37 Scott Dreisbach Michigan Big Ten 149 269 55.4 2025 7.5 6.9 12 9 126.7 60 96 1.6 2
38 Keith Smith Arizona Pac-10 117 193 60.6 1450 7.5 7.3 11 6 136.3 136 546 4.0 8
39 Dameyune Craig Auburn SEC 169 310 54.5 2296 7.4 7.0 16 10 127.3 123 207 1.7 8
40 Henry Burris Temple Big East 142 280 50.7 2084 7.4 7.0 12 8 121.7 22 105 4.8 0
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 Cory Sauter Minnesota Big Ten 200 352 56.8 2578 7.3 6.7 14 11 125.2 71 -113 -1.6 3
42 Tony Hilde Boise State Big West 170 338 50.3 2473 7.3 6.3 21 17 122.2 128 381 3.0 4
43 Brad Otton Southern California Pac-10 196 370 53.0 2649 7.2 7.0 20 10 125.5 41 -186 -4.5 0
44 Steve Schnur* Northwestern Big Ten 221 368 60.1 2632 7.2 6.4 17 14 127.8 69 -32 -0.5 1
45 Cade McNown UCLA Pac-10 176 336 52.4 2424 7.2 5.8 12 16 115.2 88 58 0.7 4
46 Matt Sherman Iowa Big Ten 145 248 58.5 1792 7.2 6.4 12 10 127.1 53 -162 -3.1 0
47 Scott Frost Nebraska Big 12 104 200 52.0 1440 7.2 7.8 13 3 130.9 126 438 3.5 9
48 Jon Denton Nevada-Las Vegas WAC 277 506 54.7 3591 7.1 6.7 25 16 124.3 88 38 0.4 3
49 Mike Bobo Georgia SEC 175 344 50.9 2440 7.1 5.8 13 16 113.6 43 -201 -4.7 1
50 Jamie Barnette North Carolina State ACC 102 226 45.1 1594 7.1 6.7 9 6 112.2 75 63 0.8 4
51 Jeremie Watkins Arkansas State Ind 118 208 56.7 1481 7.1 6.6 15 9 131.7 28 -43 -1.5 0
52 Joe Hamilton Georgia Tech ACC 108 188 57.4 1342 7.1 4.8 7 13 115.9 95 248 2.6 3
53 Raymond Philyaw Louisiana-Monroe Ind 173 351 49.3 2445 7.0 6.9 16 8 118.3 68 -86 -1.3 3
54 Freddie Kitchens Alabama SEC 152 302 50.3 2124 7.0 5.9 14 14 115.4 86 -127 -1.5 1
55 Chris Keldorf North Carolina ACC 201 338 59.5 2347 6.9 7.6 23 5 137.3 56 -117 -2.1 0
56 Mike Samuel* Wisconsin Big Ten 148 254 58.3 1752 6.9 5.8 8 10 118.7 83 155 1.9 5
57 Todd Goebbel Kent State MAC 188 354 53.1 2419 6.8 6.4 19 12 121.4 80 124 1.6 5
58 Chuck Clements Houston CUSA 223 354 63.0 2417 6.8 6.4 21 13 132.6 26 -83 -3.2 0
59 Chad Hutchinson Stanford Pac-10 190 312 60.9 2134 6.8 5.8 10 12 121.2 57 -235 -4.1 0
60 Rick Trefzger Purdue Big Ten 96 170 56.5 1158 6.8 5.6 8 8 119.8 43 56 1.3 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 Chad Salisbury New Mexico State Big West 172 341 50.4 2291 6.7 5.8 11 12 110.5 48 -97 -2.0 3
62 Brian Kavanagh Kansas State Big 12 167 284 58.8 1893 6.7 7.1 20 6 133.8 61 -170 -2.8 3
63 Chad Plummer Cincinnati CUSA 102 198 51.5 1335 6.7 5.6 7 8 111.7 100 251 2.5 3
64 Matt Johner Kansas Big 12 96 185 51.9 1232 6.7 6.8 10 4 121.3 59 -14 -0.2 0
65 Beau Morgan Air Force WAC 95 180 52.8 1210 6.7 6.1 8 6 117.2 225 1494 6.6 18
66 Carl Dean San Jose State WAC 191 369 51.8 2449 6.6 5.7 10 12 110.0 92 90 1.0 0
67 Tone Jones Oklahoma State Big 12 130 234 55.6 1551 6.6 5.6 8 9 114.8 71 170 2.4 2
68 Jeff Dover Texas Christian WAC 129 221 58.4 1456 6.6 5.6 9 9 119.0 27 -9 -0.3 2
69 Nealon Greene* Clemson ACC 111 219 50.7 1446 6.6 5.7 8 8 110.9 78 190 2.4 3
70 Chris Redman Louisville CUSA 144 272 52.9 1773 6.5 5.6 8 9 110.8 37 -148 -4.0 0
71 Todd Doxzon Iowa State Big 12 124 231 53.7 1498 6.5 5.8 12 9 117.5 86 223 2.6 4
72 Justin Fuente Oklahoma Big 12 91 196 46.4 1271 6.5 5.0 8 10 104.2 29 -69 -2.4 2
73 Brian Cummings Maryland ACC 92 173 53.2 1127 6.5 5.0 7 9 110.8 64 -132 -2.1 2
74 Chris Dittoe Indiana Big Ten 83 159 52.2 1035 6.5 5.2 3 6 105.6 30 -79 -2.6 3
75 Brian Kuklick Wake Forest ACC 205 396 51.8 2526 6.4 5.5 11 13 108.0 80 -72 -0.9 1
76 Branndon Stewart Texas A&M Big 12 146 299 48.8 1904 6.4 5.9 9 7 107.6 70 9 0.1 2
77 Zebbie Lethridge Texas Tech Big 12 117 267 43.8 1686 6.3 6.1 11 6 106.0 114 286 2.5 5
78 Ryan Huzjak Toledo MAC 183 332 55.1 2058 6.2 6.2 15 7 117.9 149 264 1.8 1
79 Wally Richardson Penn State Big Ten 145 279 52.0 1732 6.2 5.4 7 8 106.7 29 -98 -3.4 0
80 Marcus Crandell East Carolina Ind 136 245 55.5 1507 6.2 5.6 16 10 120.6 43 109 2.5 0
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
81 Pete Burks Arkansas SEC 115 224 51.3 1390 6.2 4.9 6 9 104.3 92 74 0.8 2
82 Jermaine Alfred Baylor Big 12 90 184 48.9 1148 6.2 5.9 8 5 110.2 39 -114 -2.9 1
83 Walter Church Eastern Michigan MAC 178 355 50.1 2151 6.1 4.9 11 14 103.4 71 -251 -3.5 0
84 Troy DeGar Tulsa WAC 97 219 44.3 1336 6.1 5.7 9 6 103.6 74 208 2.8 0
85 Rodney Hudson Alabama-Birmingham Ind 77 194 39.7 1176 6.1 4.9 9 9 96.6 106 356 3.4 5
86 Tim Lester Western Michigan MAC 203 363 55.9 2189 6.0 5.7 14 9 114.3 59 -30 -0.5 2
87 Matt Hasselbeck Boston College Big East 171 330 51.8 1990 6.0 5.3 9 9 106.0 87 -214 -2.5 2
88 Brandon Barker Northern Illinois Ind 105 203 51.7 1223 6.0 4.0 2 10 95.7 64 -114 -1.8 0
89 Chad Johnston* West Virginia Big East 167 334 50.0 1958 5.9 5.5 12 8 106.3 60 -193 -3.2 0
90 Bob Niemet Bowling Green State MAC 83 191 43.5 1129 5.9 4.4 6 9 94.1 61 121 2.0 2
91 Paul Head Mississippi SEC 104 172 60.5 1014 5.9 4.4 5 8 110.3 15 -24 -1.6 0
92 Derrick Taite Mississippi State SEC 75 171 43.9 1009 5.9 5.3 6 5 99.2 41 6 0.1 0
93 Shaun King Tulane CUSA 132 273 48.4 1574 5.8 5.2 8 7 101.3 43 16 0.4 1
94 Matt Lytle Pittsburgh Big East 105 214 49.1 1249 5.8 5.3 8 6 104.8 51 18 0.4 1
95 David Green Duke ACC 88 165 53.3 958 5.8 5.5 4 3 106.5 48 8 0.2 1
96 Sam Ricketts Miami (OH) MAC 125 234 53.4 1333 5.7 5.6 8 4 109.1 41 17 0.4 0
97 Stewart Patridge Mississippi SEC 79 154 51.3 876 5.7 4.9 3 4 100.3 37 -188 -5.1 0
98 Billy Jack Haskins Kentucky SEC 93 175 53.1 967 5.5 4.8 5 5 103.3 84 23 0.3 2
99 Scott Weaver Illinois Big Ten 176 314 56.1 1701 5.4 3.9 7 14 100.0 51 -189 -3.7 0
100 Qadry Anderson Memphis CUSA 141 287 49.1 1557 5.4 4.1 6 11 93.9 129 121 0.9 3
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
101 Leonard Lilja Texas-El Paso WAC 106 220 48.2 1193 5.4 4.2 9 10 98.1 60 -6 -0.1 0
102 Damian Allen Vanderbilt SEC 118 279 42.3 1472 5.3 3.9 5 11 84.6 67 -228 -3.4 1
103 Mike Stephans Rutgers Big East 73 172 42.4 918 5.3 4.2 4 6 88.0 40 -89 -2.2 1
104 Glenn Freitas Hawaii WAC 129 234 55.1 1157 4.9 3.3 8 12 97.7 115 352 3.1 3
105 Jason Mills North Texas Big West 91 211 43.1 1016 4.8 3.8 5 7 84.8 71 24 0.3 3
106 Brent Pettus Arkansas State Ind 94 199 47.2 903 4.5 2.5 4 11 80.9 10 8 0.8 0