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1998 Leaders

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National Champion: Tennessee (AP, BCS, FWAA, NFF, USA-ESPN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Ricky Williams (Texas)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Phillip Fulmer (Tennessee)

AP Preseason #1: Ohio State ▪ AP Final #1: Tennessee

Year Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Tim Couch (KY) 400
2. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 380
3. Drew Brees* (PUR) 361
4. Chris Redman (LOU) 309
5. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 297
6. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 296
7. Marc Bulger* (WV) 274
8. Shaun King* (TLN) 246
9. Tim Lester (WMI) 236
10. Todd Husak (STAN) 233
11. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 230
12. Chris Wallace (TOL) 219
13. Jason McKinley (HOU) 218
14. Brian Kuklick (WAKE) 216
15. Akili Smith* (OR) 215
16. Walter Church (EMI) 213
17. Justin Vedder (CA) 210
18. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 207
19. Ryan Eslinger (COST) 206
20. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 202
Pass Attempts
1. Drew Brees* (PUR) 569
2. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 559
3. Tim Couch (KY) 553
4. Chris Redman (LOU) 473
5. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 456
6. Todd Husak (STAN) 447
7. Marc Bulger* (WV) 419
8. Tim Lester (WMI) 406
9. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 402
10. Chris Wallace (TOL) 400
11. Brian Kuklick (WAKE) 396
12. Cleo Lemon (ARST) 387
13. Justin Vedder (CA) 386
  Jason McKinley (HOU) 386
15. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 384
16. Jamie Barnette (NCST) 377
17. Graham Leigh (NM) 376
18. Akili Smith* (OR) 371
19. Shaun King* (TLN) 366
20. Bill Burke (MIST) 358
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 73.6
2. Tim Couch (KY) 72.3
3. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 68.0
4. Shaun King* (TLN) 67.2
5. Marc Bulger* (WV) 65.4
6. Chris Redman (LOU) 65.3
7. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 65.1
8. Drew Brees* (PUR) 63.4
9. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 62.5
10. Tom Brady (MI) 61.9
11. David Garrard (ECAR) 61.6
12. Ryan Eslinger (COST) 61.3
13. Herb Tyler (LAST) 61.2
14. Quincy Carter (GA) 60.7
15. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 60.1
16. Walter Church (EMI) 60.0
17. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 59.9
18. Scott Mutryn (BC) 59.8
19. Scott Covington (MIAFL) 58.9
20. Mike Moschetti (CO) 58.7
Passing Yards
1. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 4943
2. Tim Couch (KY) 4275
3. Chris Redman (LOU) 4042
4. Drew Brees* (PUR) 3983
5. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 3830
6. Akili Smith* (OR) 3763
7. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 3690
8. Marc Bulger* (WV) 3607
9. Shaun King* (TLN) 3508
10. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 3470
11. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 3330
12. Tim Lester (WMI) 3311
13. David Neill (NV) 3249
14. Jamie Barnette (NCST) 3169
15. Todd Husak (STAN) 3092
16. Michael Bishop (KSST) 2844
17. Cleo Lemon (ARST) 2721
18. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 2718
19. Brian Kuklick (WAKE) 2683
20. Lee Roberts (SMS) 2680
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Akili Smith* (OR) 10.1
2. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 9.7
3. Michael Bishop (KSST) 9.6
4. Shaun King* (TLN) 9.6
5. David Neill (NV) 9.4
6. Jarious Jackson* (NDAME) 9.3
7. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 9.2
8. Major Applewhite (TX) 9.0
9. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 8.8
10. Chris Weinke (FLST) 8.7
11. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 8.7
12. Marc Bulger* (WV) 8.6
13. Quincy Carter (GA) 8.6
14. Doug Johnson (FL) 8.6
15. Chris Redman (LOU) 8.5
16. Scott Covington (MIAFL) 8.5
17. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 8.5
18. Clint Stoerner (AR) 8.4
19. Jamie Barnette (NCST) 8.4
20. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 8.4
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Shaun King* (TLN) 10.9
2. Akili Smith* (OR) 10.9
3. Michael Bishop (KSST) 10.4
4. David Neill (NV) 10.0
5. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 9.8
6. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 9.7
7. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 9.4
8. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 9.4
9. Jarious Jackson* (NDAME) 9.2
10. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 9.2
11. Chris Weinke (FLST) 9.1
12. Marc Bulger* (WV) 9.0
13. Clint Stoerner (AR) 8.9
14. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 8.9
15. Doug Johnson (FL) 8.6
16. Scott Covington (MIAFL) 8.6
17. Tee Martin (TN) 8.5
18. Major Applewhite (TX) 8.5
19. Chris Redman (LOU) 8.3
20. Joe Hamilton (GATECH) 8.3
Passing Touchdowns
1. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 46
2. Drew Brees* (PUR) 39
3. Shaun King* (TLN) 38
4. Tim Couch (KY) 36
5. Akili Smith* (OR) 32
6. Marc Bulger* (WV) 31
7. Chris Redman (LOU) 29
  David Neill (NV) 29
9. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 28
  Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 28
11. Clint Stoerner (AR) 26
12. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 25
  Joe Germaine* (OHST) 25
14. Lee Roberts (SMS) 24
15. Michael Bishop (KSST) 23
16. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 22
  Tim Lester (WMI) 22
18. Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 20
19. Doug Johnson (FL) 19
  Ryan Kealy (AZST) 19
  Bill Burke (MIST) 19
  Chris Weinke (FLST) 19
  Tee Martin (TN) 19
  Scott Covington (MIAFL) 19
Passing Interceptions
1. Todd Bandhauer (IAST) 20
  Drew Brees* (PUR) 20
3. Brian Kuklick (WAKE) 17
  Graham Leigh (NM) 17
5. Mike McMahon (RUT) 16
  Tim Lester (WMI) 16
7. Tim Couch (KY) 15
  Chris Redman (LOU) 15
9. Gavin Hoffman (NWEST) 14
  Paul Mencke (WAST) 14
  Matt Lytle (PITT) 14
  Brandon Streeter (CLEM) 14
13. Jason McKinley (HOU) 13
  Tim Rattay (LATECH) 13
  Justin Vedder (CA) 13
  Deontey Kenner (CIN) 13
17. Billy Cockerham (MN) 12
  Walter Church (EMI) 12
  Gabe Gross (AUB) 12
  Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 12
  Dan Robinson (HI) 12
  Brock Huard (WA) 12
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Shaun King* (TLN) 178.7
2. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 170.2
3. Akili Smith* (OR) 167.3
4. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 164.8
5. David Neill (NV) 159.8
6. Michael Bishop (KSST) 158.9
7. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 158.9
8. Marc Bulger* (WV) 157.3
9. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 156.6
10. Tim Couch (KY) 153.3
11. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 152.9
12. Chris Redman (LOU) 151.0
13. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 150.6
14. Jarious Jackson* (NDAME) 149.5
15. Scott Covington (MIAFL) 147.8
16. Major Applewhite (TX) 147.4
17. Herb Tyler (LAST) 147.2
18. Clint Stoerner (AR) 146.7
19. Doug Johnson (FL) 145.2
20. Tee Martin (TN) 144.4
Rush Attempts
1. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 365
2. Ricky Williams (TX) 361
3. Mike Cloud (BC) 308
4. Ricky Williams (TXTECH) 306
5. Ron Dayne* (WI) 295
6. Darren Davis (IAST) 294
7. Eric Flowers (CMI) 292
8. Devin West (MO) 283
  Amos Zereoue* (WV) 283
10. Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 278
11. Steve Hookfin (OH) 273
12. Sedrick Irvin (MIST) 272
13. Denvis Manns (NMST) 269
14. Marques Brigham (WY) 259
15. Shaun Alexander (AL) 258
16. Chris Lemon (NV) 253
17. Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 252
18. Autry Denson* (NDAME) 251
19. Mike Anderson (UT) 244
20. Dante Hall (TXAM) 243
Rushing Yards
1. Ricky Williams (TX) 2124
2. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 1787
3. Mike Cloud (BC) 1726
4. Ricky Williams (TXTECH) 1582
5. Devin West (MO) 1578
6. Ron Dayne* (WI) 1525
7. Denvis Manns (NMST) 1469
8. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 1462
9. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 1416
10. James Johnson (MSST) 1383
11. Steve Hookfin (OH) 1315
12. Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 1307
13. Thomas Jones (VA) 1303
14. Eric Flowers (CMI) 1302
15. Kevin Faulk (LAST) 1279
16. Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 1265
17. Michael Wiley* (OHST) 1235
18. Joel Thomas (ID) 1229
19. Trung Canidate (AZ) 1220
20. Derrick Nix (SMS) 1180
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Reuben Droughns* (OR) 7.4
2. Trung Canidate (AZ) 7.3
3. Basil Mitchell (TXX) 6.7
4. James Jackson (MIAFL) 6.6
5. Joe Montgomery* (OHST) 6.5
6. Eric McCoo (PAST) 6.5
7. Antwoine Womack (VA) 6.3
8. Michael Wiley* (OHST) 6.2
9. Teofilo Riley (MEM) 6.2
10. Edward Mack (CFL) 6.2
11. Bobby Williams (ARMY) 6.2
12. Stacey Mack (TEMP) 6.0
13. Ja'Quay Wilburn (NTX) 5.9
14. Ricky Williams (TX) 5.9
15. James Johnson (MSST) 5.9
16. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 5.9
17. Chrys Chukwuma (AR) 5.8
18. Qualario Brown (AF) 5.7
19. Lucious Foster (ALBIRM) 5.7
20. Charlie Higgins (TLS) 5.7
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Ricky Williams (TX) 27
2. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 19
  Leroy Collins (LOU) 19
4. Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 17
  Devin West (MO) 17
  Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 17
7. Joel Thomas (ID) 16
  Eric Flowers (CMI) 16
  Kelvin Eafon (AZ) 16
10. Blane Morgan (AF) 15
  Ron Dayne* (WI) 15
  Autry Denson* (NDAME) 15
13. Mike Cloud (BC) 14
  Michael Bishop (KSST) 14
15. Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 13
  Chris Lemon (NV) 13
  Ken Simonton (ORST) 13
  Amos Zereoue* (WV) 13
  Thomas Jones (VA) 13
  Greg Lomax (AKR) 13
  Kareem Wilson (OH) 13
  Shaun Alexander (AL) 13
  Ricky Williams (TXTECH) 13
Receptions
1. Troy Edwards (LATECH) 140
2. Dameane Douglas (CA) 100
3. Geoff Noisy (NV) 94
4. Arnold Jackson (LOU) 90
5. Torry Holt (NCST) 88
  Siaha Burley (CFL) 88
7. Craig Yeast (KY) 85
  David Boston* (OHST) 85
9. D'Wayne Bates (NWEST) 83
  Isaac Jones* (PUR) 83
11. Jerrian James (HOU) 80
  P.J. Franklin* (TLN) 80
13. Anthony White (KY) 78
14. David Saunders* (WV) 77
15. Marty Booker (LAMON) 75
  Darnell McDonald (KSST) 75
17. Deronnie Pitts (STAN) 74
  JaJuan Dawson* (TLN) 74
19. Travis McGriff (FL) 70
20. Trevor Insley (NV) 69
Receiving Yards
1. Troy Edwards (LATECH) 1996
2. Torry Holt (NCST) 1604
3. David Boston* (OHST) 1435
4. Geoff Noisy (NV) 1405
5. Travis McGriff (FL) 1357
6. Craig Yeast (KY) 1311
7. Danny Farmer* (UCLA) 1274
8. D'Wayne Bates (NWEST) 1245
9. Peter Warrick (FLST) 1232
10. P.J. Franklin* (TLN) 1221
11. Trevor Insley (NV) 1220
12. Sherrod Gideon (SMS) 1186
13. Brandon Stokley (LALAF) 1173
14. Marty Booker (LAMON) 1168
15. Arnold Jackson (LOU) 1165
16. Dameane Douglas (CA) 1150
17. Siaha Burley (CFL) 1142
18. Steve Neal (WMI) 1121
19. Darnell McDonald (KSST) 1092
20. Wane McGarity (TX) 1087
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Kevin Coffey (VA) 25.3
2. Anthony Lucas (AR) 23.3
3. Robert Kilow (ARST) 22.8
4. James Williams* (MARSH) 22.7
5. Darrius Malone (ALBIRM) 22.1
6. Danny Farmer* (UCLA) 22.0
7. Corey Alston (WMI) 21.9
8. Dez White (GATECH) 21.2
9. Tony Hartley* (OR) 21.1
10. Aaron Lockett (KSST) 21.1
11. Santana Moss (MIAFL) 21.0
12. Tony Akins (LAMON) 20.8
13. Kenny Mitchell (AZST) 20.7
14. Peter Warrick (FLST) 20.2
15. Termaine Fulton (KS) 20.1
16. Chris Chambers* (WI) 20.1
17. Larry Parker* (SCA) 20.0
18. Bill Powell (RUT) 19.7
19. Andre DeSaussure (WA) 19.6
20. Travis McGriff (FL) 19.4
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Troy Edwards (LATECH) 27
2. Craig Yeast (KY) 14
3. David Boston* (OHST) 13
  Ryan Shaw (NMST) 13
  Sherrod Gideon (SMS) 13
6. Ibn Green (LOU) 12
  JaJuan Dawson* (TLN) 12
  Peter Warrick (FLST) 12
9. Tai Streets (MI) 11
  Marty Booker (LAMON) 11
  Torry Holt (NCST) 11
  Trevor Insley (NV) 11
  Rodney Smith (BOISE) 11
  P.J. Franklin* (TLN) 11
15. Travis McGriff (FL) 10
  Anthony Lucas (AR) 10
  Arnold Jackson (LOU) 10
  Peerless Price (TN) 10
  Brian Poli-Dixon* (UCLA) 10
  Tony Hartley* (OR) 10
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Ricky Williams (TX) 385
2. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 376
3. Mike Cloud (BC) 332
4. Ricky Williams (TXTECH) 324
5. Darren Davis (IAST) 323
6. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 306
7. Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 304
8. Ron Dayne* (WI) 301
9. Sedrick Irvin (MIST) 300
10. Eric Flowers (CMI) 296
11. Devin West (MO) 291
12. Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 286
13. Shaun Alexander (AL) 284
14. Denvis Manns (NMST) 278
15. Steve Hookfin (OH) 273
16. Marques Brigham (WY) 269
17. Chris Lemon (NV) 268
18. Thomas Jones (VA) 266
19. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 259
20. Autry Denson* (NDAME) 257
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Ricky Williams (TX) 2386
2. Troy Edwards (LATECH) 2223
3. Mike Cloud (BC) 1924
4. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 1894
5. Ricky Williams (TXTECH) 1758
6. Torry Holt (NCST) 1706
7. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 1671
8. Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 1656
9. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 1646
10. Devin West (MO) 1621
11. Denvis Manns (NMST) 1575
12. Ron Dayne* (WI) 1570
13. Kevin Faulk (LAST) 1566
14. Shaun Alexander (AL) 1563
15. Jaime Kimbrough (FREST) 1559
16. Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 1544
17. Thomas Jones (VA) 1482
18. James Johnson (MSST) 1481
19. Leroy Collins (LOU) 1460
20. David Boston* (OHST) 1436
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Troy Edwards (LATECH) 30
2. Ricky Williams (TX) 28
3. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 20
  Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 20
5. Leroy Collins (LOU) 19
  Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 19
7. Devin West (MO) 18
8. Shaun Alexander (AL) 17
9. Kelvin Eafon (AZ) 16
  Eric Flowers (CMI) 16
  Joel Thomas (ID) 16
12. Blane Morgan (AF) 15
  Ron Dayne* (WI) 15
  Autry Denson* (NDAME) 15
  Thomas Jones (VA) 15
  Kevin Faulk (LAST) 15
  Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 15
18. Mike Cloud (BC) 14
  Michael Bishop (KSST) 14
  Craig Yeast (KY) 14
  Chris Lemon (NV) 14
  Amos Zereoue* (WV) 14
Total Plays
1. Drew Brees* (PUR) 638
2. Tim Couch (KY) 617
3. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 602
4. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 543
5. Shaun King* (TLN) 522
6. Chris Redman (LOU) 513
7. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 511
8. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 500
9. Todd Husak (STAN) 495
10. Chris Wallace (TOL) 493
11. Graham Leigh (NM) 487
12. Justin Vedder (CA) 486
13. Tim Lester (WMI) 476
14. Brian Kuklick (WAKE) 474
15. Michael Bishop (KSST) 472
16. Jamie Barnette (NCST) 460
17. Cleo Lemon (ARST) 454
18. Akili Smith* (OR) 453
19. Marc Bulger* (WV) 452
20. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 446
Total Yards
1. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 4865
2. Drew Brees* (PUR) 4176
3. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 4153
4. Tim Couch (KY) 4151
5. Shaun King* (TLN) 4149
6. Chris Redman (LOU) 4009
7. Akili Smith* (OR) 3947
8. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 3838
9. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 3652
10. Michael Bishop (KSST) 3592
11. Marc Bulger* (WV) 3515
12. David Neill (NV) 3351
13. Tim Lester (WMI) 3262
14. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 3247
15. Jamie Barnette (NCST) 3182
16. Todd Husak (STAN) 3026
17. Graham Leigh (NM) 2904
18. Quincy Carter (GA) 2768
19. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 2618
20. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 2607
Total Yards Per Play
1. Akili Smith* (OR) 8.7
2. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 8.5
3. David Neill (NV) 8.2
4. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 8.1
5. Shaun King* (TLN) 7.9
6. Chris Redman (LOU) 7.8
7. Marc Bulger* (WV) 7.8
8. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 7.6
9. Michael Bishop (KSST) 7.6
10. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 7.5
11. Joe Germaine* (OHST) 7.3
12. Jamie Barnette (NCST) 6.9
13. Tim Lester (WMI) 6.9
14. Tim Couch (KY) 6.7
15. Drew Brees* (PUR) 6.5
16. Todd Husak (STAN) 6.1
Total Touchdowns
1. Shaun King* (TLN) 49
2. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 47
3. Drew Brees* (PUR) 42
4. Daunte Culpepper (CFL) 40
5. Michael Bishop (KSST) 37
  Tim Couch (KY) 37
7. Akili Smith* (OR) 36
8. Chris Redman (LOU) 31
  Marc Bulger* (WV) 31
  David Neill (NV) 31
11. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 30
12. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 29
13. Cade McNown* (UCLA) 28
14. Ricky Williams (TX) 27
  Clint Stoerner (AR) 27
16. Tee Martin (TN) 26
17. Blane Morgan (AF) 25
  Joe Germaine* (OHST) 25
  Herb Tyler (LAST) 25
20. Lee Roberts (SMS) 24