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1997 Leaders

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National Champions: Michigan (AP, FWAA, NFF), Nebraska (USA-ESPN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Charles Woodson (Michigan)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Mike Price (Washington State)

AP Preseason #1: Penn State ▪ AP Final #1: Michigan

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Pass Completions

1. Tim Couch (KY) 363
2. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 293
3. Peyton Manning (TN) 287
4. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 276
5. Chris Redman (LOU) 261
6. Dan Gonzalez (ECAR) 253
7. Charlie Batch (EMI) 247
8. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 238
9. Thad Busby (FLST) 235
10. Chris Wallace (TOL) 232
11. Stewart Patridge (MS) 228
12. Ryan Leaf* (WAST) 227
13. John Dutton (NV) 225
14. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 224
15. Justin Vedder (CA) 221
16. Brian Brennan (ID) 218
17. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 216
18. Shaun King (TLN) 199
  Jon Denton (NVLV) 199
  Mike Bobo (GA) 199

Pass Attempts

1. Tim Couch (KY) 547
2. Peyton Manning (TN) 477
  Tim Rattay (LATECH) 477
4. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 473
5. Chris Redman (LOU) 445
6. Charlie Batch (EMI) 434
7. Chris Wallace (TOL) 433
8. Dan Gonzalez (ECAR) 431
9. Ryan Leaf* (WAST) 410
10. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 407
11. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 403
12. Thad Busby (FLST) 390
  Justin Vedder (CA) 390
14. Brian Brennan (ID) 387
15. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 381
16. Matt Sauk (UTST) 378
17. Jon Denton (NVLV) 374
  Todd Bandhauer (IAST) 374
19. John Dutton (NV) 367
20. Jose Davis (KENT) 365

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Tim Couch (KY) 66.4
2. Mike Bobo (GA) 65.0
3. Stewart Patridge (MS) 64.8
4. Joe Hamilton (GATECH) 64.6
5. Brian Griese (MI) 63.2
6. Oscar Davenport (NC) 62.8
7. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 62.5
8. Nealon Greene* (CLEM) 62.1
9. Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 61.6
10. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 61.4
11. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 61.4
12. John Dutton (NV) 61.3
13. Moses Moreno (COST) 61.1
14. Ron Powlus (NDAME) 61.1
15. Brian Kuklick (WAKE) 60.9
16. Herb Tyler (LAST) 60.8
17. Aaron Brooks (VA) 60.7
18. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 60.6
19. Brian Cummings (MD) 60.4
20. Thad Busby (FLST) 60.3

Passing Yards

1. Ryan Leaf* (WAST) 3968
2. Tim Couch (KY) 3884
3. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 3881
4. Peyton Manning (TN) 3819
5. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 3817
6. John Dutton (NV) 3526
7. Thad Busby (FLST) 3317
8. Charlie Batch (EMI) 3280
9. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 3277
10. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 3136
11. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 3116
12. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 3086
13. Chris Redman (LOU) 3079
14. Chris Wallace (TOL) 2955
15. Matt Sauk (UTST) 2896
16. Mike Bobo (GA) 2751
17. Justin Vedder (CA) 2718
18. Brian Brennan (ID) 2708
19. Jose Davis (KENT) 2707
20. Stewart Patridge (MS) 2667

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 10.0
2. Ryan Leaf* (WAST) 9.7
3. John Dutton (NV) 9.6
4. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 9.4
5. Mike Bobo (GA) 9.0
6. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 8.8
7. Moses Moreno (COST) 8.8
8. Brock Huard (WA) 8.8
9. Jason Maas* (OR) 8.7
10. Corby Jones (MO) 8.7
11. Mike McQueary (PAST) 8.7
12. Joe Hamilton (GATECH) 8.6
13. Thad Busby (FLST) 8.5
14. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 8.5
15. Aaron Brooks (VA) 8.5
16. Michael Bishop (KSST) 8.4
17. Graham Leigh (NM) 8.4
18. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 8.1
19. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 8.1
20. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 8.1

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 10.7
2. Ryan Leaf* (WAST) 10.1
3. John Dutton (NV) 10.0
4. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 9.9
5. Mike Bobo (GA) 9.1
6. Graham Leigh (NM) 8.8
7. Brock Huard (WA) 8.8
8. Aaron Brooks (VA) 8.8
9. Moses Moreno (COST) 8.8
10. Jason Maas* (OR) 8.7
11. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 8.7
12. Thad Busby (FLST) 8.6
13. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 8.6
14. Pete Gonzalez (PITT) 8.5
15. Corby Jones (MO) 8.5
16. Peyton Manning (TN) 8.5
17. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 8.5
18. Mike McQueary (PAST) 8.4
19. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 8.4
20. Joe Hamilton (GATECH) 8.4

Passing Touchdowns

1. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 42
2. Tim Couch (KY) 37
3. Peyton Manning (TN) 36
4. Ryan Leaf* (WAST) 34
  Tim Rattay (LATECH) 34
6. Jose Davis (KENT) 32
7. Pete Gonzalez (PITT) 30
8. Chris Wallace (TOL) 27
9. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 25
  Thad Busby (FLST) 25
11. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 24
  Shaun King (TLN) 24
  Graham Leigh (NM) 24
14. Brock Huard (WA) 23
  Charlie Batch (EMI) 23
16. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 21
  Doug Johnson (FL) 21
18. Todd Bandhauer (IAST) 20
  Donovan McNabb (SYR) 20
  John Dutton (NV) 20
  Moses Moreno (COST) 20
  Justin Vedder (CA) 20
  Aaron Brooks (VA) 20

Passing Interceptions

1. Tim Couch (KY) 19
2. Todd Schultz* (MIST) 17
  Jon Denton (NVLV) 17
4. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 16
  John Hessler (CO) 16
6. Matt Wyatt (MSST) 15
7. Jay Rodgers (IN) 14
  Jake Josetti (BALLST) 14
  Tim Alexander (ORST) 14
  Jose Davis (KENT) 14
  Jamie Barnette (NCST) 14
  Justin Vedder (CA) 14
  Chris Redman (LOU) 14
  Shaun King (TLN) 14
15. Mike Samuel* (WI) 13
  Dameyune Craig (AUB) 13
  Josh Skinner (HI) 13
  John Fitzgerald (TLS) 13
  Clint Stoerner (AR) 13
20. Doug Johnson (FL) 12
  Pat Bonner (TEMP) 12
  Mike McMahon (RUT) 12
  Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 12

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 166.0
2. Ryan Leaf* (WAST) 158.7
3. John Dutton (NV) 156.7
4. Brock Huard (WA) 156.4
5. Mike Bobo (GA) 155.8
6. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 154.0
7. Graham Leigh (NM) 153.6
8. Moses Moreno (COST) 153.5
9. Jason Maas* (OR) 152.1
10. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 151.9
11. Aaron Brooks (VA) 151.0
12. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 150.4
13. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 149.1
14. Thad Busby (FLST) 147.7
15. Peyton Manning (TN) 147.7
16. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 146.9
17. Pete Gonzalez (PITT) 146.7
18. Joe Hamilton (GATECH) 146.6
19. Mike McQueary (PAST) 145.0
20. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 144.1

Rush Attempts

1. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 296
2. Robert Holcombe (IL) 294
3. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 281
4. Ricky Williams (TX) 279
5. Ahman Green (NE) 278
6. Saladin McCullough* (OR) 267
7. Autry Denson (NDAME) 264
8. Ron Dayne* (WI) 263
9. Skip Hicks* (UCLA) 258
10. Dwayne Harris (TOL) 254
11. Chris Lemon (NV) 250
12. Jonathan Linton (NC) 248
13. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 246
  Chris McCoy (NAVY) 246
  Tavian Banks (IA) 246
16. Harold Shaw* (SMS) 245
17. Adrian Autry (NWEST) 244
18. Michael Black* (WAST) 242
19. Michael Pittman (FREST) 238
20. Ken Oxendine (VATECH) 237

Rushing Yards

1. Ricky Williams (TX) 1893
2. Ahman Green (NE) 1877
3. Tavian Banks (IA) 1639
4. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 1589
5. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 1549
6. Ron Dayne* (WI) 1457
7. Chris McCoy (NAVY) 1370
8. Jamal Lewis (TN) 1364
9. Curtis Enis (PAST) 1363
10. Saladin McCullough* (OR) 1343
11. Fred Taylor (FL) 1292
12. Skip Hicks* (UCLA) 1282
13. Dwayne Harris (TOL) 1278
14. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 1270
15. Autry Denson (NDAME) 1268
16. Robert Holcombe (IL) 1253
17. Michael Black* (WAST) 1181
18. Kevin Faulk (LAST) 1144
19. De'Mond Parker (OK) 1143
20. Tremayne Stephens (NCST) 1142

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Cecil Collins (LAST) 8.3
2. Ernest Blackwell (MO) 7.5
3. Kevin McDougal (COST) 7.4
4. James Jackson (MIAFL) 7.3
5. Dante Hall (TXAM) 7.3
6. Kendall Matthews* (PUR) 7.1
7. Riz Buckman (OH) 6.9
8. Ricky Williams (TX) 6.8
9. Bobby Ray Tell (LATECH) 6.8
10. Ahman Green (NE) 6.8
11. Darrell Bush (BAY) 6.7
12. Tavian Banks (IA) 6.7
13. Greg Lomax (AKR) 6.6
14. Anthony Bookman (STAN) 6.6
15. Joel Makovicka (NE) 6.5
16. Mike Cloud (BC) 6.5
17. Jamaican Dartez (TLN) 6.5
18. Michael Perry (RICE) 6.4
19. Scott Frost (NE) 6.2
20. Rashaan Shehee (WA) 6.2

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Ricky Williams (TX) 25
  Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 25
3. Ahman Green (NE) 22
  Skip Hicks* (UCLA) 22
5. Chris McCoy (NAVY) 20
6. Chris Lemon (NV) 19
  Curtis Enis (PAST) 19
  Scott Frost (NE) 19
9. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 18
10. Tavian Banks (IA) 17
11. Benji Wood (RICE) 16
  Harold Shaw* (SMS) 16
13. Kevin Faulk (LAST) 15
  Ron Dayne* (WI) 15
15. Corby Jones (MO) 14
16. Fred Taylor (FL) 13
  Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 13
  Kevin McDougal (COST) 13
19. Robert Edwards (GA) 12
  Kareem Wilson (OH) 12
  Autry Denson (NDAME) 12
  Brian McKenzie (BYU) 12
  Mike Grant (CFL) 12
  James Johnson (MSST) 12

Receptions

1. Eugene Baker (KENT) 103
2. Troy Edwards (LATECH) 102
3. Randy Moss* (MARSH) 96
4. Troy Walters (STAN) 86
  Geoff Noisy (NV) 86
6. Shawn Foreman* (WV) 77
  Antonio Wilson (ID) 77
  Siaha Burley (CFL) 77
9. Marcus Nash (TN) 76
10. Bobby Shaw (CA) 75
11. LaVorn Colclough* (MARSH) 74
12. Craig Yeast (KY) 73
  David Boston* (OHST) 73
  Nakia Jenkins (UTST) 73
15. Desmond Clark (WAKE) 72
16. Tony Horne* (CLEM) 70
17. Pascal Volz (NM) 69
  Jerome Pathon (WA) 69
19. Miguel Montano (LOU) 67
20. Damon Savage (TLS) 66

Receiving Yards

1. Randy Moss* (MARSH) 1820
2. Troy Edwards (LATECH) 1707
3. Eugene Baker (KENT) 1549
4. Jerome Pathon (WA) 1245
5. Pascal Volz (NM) 1229
6. Brian Alford* (PUR) 1228
7. Troy Walters (STAN) 1206
8. Geoff Noisy (NV) 1184
9. Marcus Nash (TN) 1170
10. Trevor Insley (NV) 1151
11. Siaha Burley (CFL) 1106
12. Torry Holt (NCST) 1099
13. Bobby Shaw (CA) 1093
14. Nakia Jenkins (UTST) 1086
15. Damon Savage (TLS) 1084
16. Pat Johnson* (OR) 1072
17. E.G. Green (FLST) 1059
18. Jacquez Green (FL) 1024
19. Sherrod Gideon* (SMS) 1008
20. Chris Jackson* (WAST) 1005

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Kent Layman (MO) 25.4
2. Corey Alston (WMI) 23.8
3. Damon Gibson (IA) 22.4
4. Kevin Drake (ALBIRM) 21.7
5. Jim Turner (SYR) 21.2
6. Jim McElroy* (UCLA) 21.0
7. Octavus Barnes (NC) 21.0
  Darnell McDonald (KSST) 21.0
9. Joe Jurevicius (PAST) 20.9
10. Kevin Walker (TEMP) 20.2
11. Tony Simmons* (WI) 19.8
12. E.G. Green (FLST) 19.6
13. Derrick Steagall (GATECH) 19.5
14. Trevor Insley (NV) 19.5
15. Brian Alford* (PUR) 19.5
16. Pat Johnson* (OR) 19.5
17. Quinton Spotwood (SYR) 19.4
18. Kevin Johnson (SYR) 19.1
19. Terry Murphy (PITT) 19.0
20. Randy Moss* (MARSH) 19.0

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Randy Moss* (MARSH) 26
2. Eugene Baker (KENT) 18
3. Torry Holt (NCST) 16
4. David Boston* (OHST) 14
5. Terry Murphy (PITT) 13
  Pascal Volz (NM) 13
  Troy Edwards (LATECH) 13
  Marcus Nash (TN) 13
9. Oliver Newell (SJST) 11
  Chris Jackson* (WAST) 11
  Kevin McKenzie* (WAST) 11
  E.G. Green (FLST) 11
13. JaJuan Dawson (TLN) 10
  Joe Jurevicius (PAST) 10
  Jim McElroy* (UCLA) 10
  Antonio Wilson (ID) 10
  Bobby Shaw (CA) 10
  Craig Yeast (KY) 10
  Brian Alford* (PUR) 10
  Jermale Kelly (SC) 10

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Robert Holcombe (IL) 329
2. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 319
3. Ricky Williams (TX) 299
4. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 297
5. Autry Denson (NDAME) 294
6. Ahman Green (NE) 292
7. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 286
8. Saladin McCullough* (OR) 285
9. Skip Hicks* (UCLA) 280
10. Jonathan Linton (NC) 277
11. Ron Dayne* (WI) 273
12. Harold Shaw* (SMS) 271
13. Michael Pittman (FREST) 270
  Dwayne Harris (TOL) 270
15. Tavian Banks (IA) 264
16. Chris Lemon (NV) 260
17. Michael Black* (WAST) 257
18. Adrian Autry (NWEST) 255
  Jamal Lewis (TN) 255
20. Curtis Enis (PAST) 253

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Ricky Williams (TX) 2043
2. Ahman Green (NE) 1982
3. Troy Edwards (LATECH) 1897
4. Tavian Banks (IA) 1839
5. Randy Moss* (MARSH) 1822
6. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 1720
7. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 1687
8. Skip Hicks* (UCLA) 1671
9. Jamal Lewis (TN) 1630
10. Sedrick Irvin* (MIST) 1616
11. Curtis Enis (PAST) 1578
12. Ron Dayne* (WI) 1574
13. Eugene Baker (KENT) 1549
14. Fred Taylor (FL) 1530
  Robert Holcombe (IL) 1530
16. Dwayne Harris (TOL) 1507
17. Saladin McCullough* (OR) 1503
18. Autry Denson (NDAME) 1443
19. Chris McCoy (NAVY) 1370
20. Michael Black* (WAST) 1358

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Randy Moss* (MARSH) 26
  Skip Hicks* (UCLA) 26
3. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 25
  Ricky Williams (TX) 25
5. Ahman Green (NE) 22
6. Curtis Enis (PAST) 20
  Chris McCoy (NAVY) 20
8. Tavian Banks (IA) 19
  Scott Frost (NE) 19
  Chris Lemon (NV) 19
11. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 18
  Eugene Baker (KENT) 18
13. Troy Edwards (LATECH) 16
  Torry Holt (NCST) 16
  Harold Shaw* (SMS) 16
  Benji Wood (RICE) 16
17. Kevin Faulk (LAST) 15
  Ron Dayne* (WI) 15
19. Mike Grant (CFL) 14
  Kevin McDougal (COST) 14
  Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 14
  Corby Jones (MO) 14
  David Boston* (OHST) 14

Total Plays

1. Tim Couch (KY) 613
2. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 541
3. Chris Wallace (TOL) 531
4. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 530
5. Peyton Manning (TN) 526
6. Charlie Batch (EMI) 519
7. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 517
8. Dan Gonzalez (ECAR) 506
9. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 504
10. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 499
11. Chris Redman (LOU) 492
  Ryan Leaf* (WAST) 492
13. Justin Vedder (CA) 489
14. Shaun King (TLN) 487
15. Tim Alexander (ORST) 454
16. Thad Busby (FLST) 447
17. Bernard Oden (MEM) 445
18. Matt Sauk (UTST) 442
19. Clint Stoerner (AR) 438
  Jon Denton (NVLV) 438

Total Yards

1. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 3968
2. Ryan Leaf* (WAST) 3920
3. Peyton Manning (TN) 3789
4. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 3767
5. Tim Couch (KY) 3759
6. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 3524
7. John Dutton (NV) 3522
8. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 3487
9. Charlie Batch (EMI) 3390
10. Thad Busby (FLST) 3301
11. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 3277
12. Chris Wallace (TOL) 3187
13. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 3142
14. Shaun King (TLN) 3078
15. Chris Redman (LOU) 2958
16. Matt Sauk (UTST) 2898
17. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 2892
18. Jose Davis (KENT) 2883
19. Graham Leigh (NM) 2846
20. Pete Gonzalez (PITT) 2826

Total Yards Per Play

1. John Dutton (NV) 8.6
2. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 8.0
3. Ryan Leaf* (WAST) 8.0
4. Thad Busby (FLST) 7.4
5. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 7.3
6. Peyton Manning (TN) 7.2
7. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 7.1
8. Billy Dicken* (PUR) 6.9
9. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 6.8
10. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 6.6
11. Charlie Batch (EMI) 6.5
12. Shaun King (TLN) 6.3
13. Tim Couch (KY) 6.1
14. Chris Wallace (TOL) 6.0

Total Touchdowns

1. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 43
2. Ryan Leaf* (WAST) 40
  Tim Couch (KY) 40
4. Peyton Manning (TN) 39
5. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 35
  Jose Davis (KENT) 35
7. Pete Gonzalez (PITT) 33
8. Graham Leigh (NM) 32
9. Chris McCoy (NAVY) 31
10. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 30
11. Chris Wallace (TOL) 29
  Shaun King (TLN) 29
13. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 28
14. Thad Busby (FLST) 27
  Billy Dicken* (PUR) 27
16. Corby Jones (MO) 26
  Donovan McNabb (SYR) 26
  Ricky Williams (TX) 26
19. Aaron Brooks (VA) 25
  Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 25