2002 Leaders

Pass Attempts
1. Kliff Kingsbury* • Texas Tech 712
2. Timmy Chang* • Hawaii 624
3. Cody Pickett* • Washington 612
4. Luke McCownLouisiana Tech 505
5. Rex Grossman* • Florida 503
6. Byron Leftwich* • Marshall 491
7. Carson Palmer* • Southern California 489
8. Andrew Walter* • Arizona State 483
9. Eli Manning* • Mississippi 481
10. Gino Guidugli* • Cincinnati 472
11. Casey BramletWyoming 464
12. Jose FuentesUtah State 454
13. Adam HallSan Diego State 452
14. Zack ThreadgillNevada 451
15. Scott RislovSan Jose State 449
Derek Anderson* • Oregon State 449
17. John Navarre* • Michigan 448
18. Seneca Wallace* • Iowa State 443
19. Dave Ragone* • Louisville 441
20. Danny WimprineMemphis 435
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Brian Jones* • Toledo 70.2
2. Matt Schaub* • Virginia 68.9
3. Byron Leftwich* • Marshall 67.4
4. Kliff Kingsbury* • Texas Tech 67.3
5. Charlie FryeAkron 65.8
6. Bryan Randall* • Virginia Tech 63.7
7. Ben RoethlisbergerMiami (OH) 63.3
8. Carson Palmer* • Southern California 63.2
9. Brian LindgrenIdaho 62.8
10. Philip Rivers* • North Carolina State 62.7
11. Casey Clausen* • Tennessee 62.6
12. Ryan SchneiderCentral Florida 61.6
13. Scott RislovSan Jose State 61.2
14. Zack ThreadgillNevada 61.0
15. Kyle Orton* • Purdue 60.6
16. Dan OrlovskyConnecticut 60.4
17. Adam HallSan Diego State 60.2
18. Aaron KarasBaylor 59.8
19. Casey BramletWyoming 59.7
20. Cody Pickett* • Washington 59.6
Passing Yards
1. Kliff Kingsbury* • Texas Tech 5017
2. Timmy Chang* • Hawaii 4474
3. Cody Pickett* • Washington 4458
4. Byron Leftwich* • Marshall 4268
5. Carson Palmer* • Southern California 3942
6. Andrew Walter* • Arizona State 3877
7. Ryan SchneiderCentral Florida 3770
8. Gino Guidugli* • Cincinnati 3543
9. Luke McCownLouisiana Tech 3539
10. Brian Jones* • Toledo 3446
11. Zack ThreadgillNevada 3418
12. Jason Gesser* • Washington State 3408
13. Rex Grossman* • Florida 3402
14. Eli Manning* • Mississippi 3401
15. Ken Dorsey* • Miami (FL) 3369
16. Philip Rivers* • North Carolina State 3353
17. Jason JohnsonArizona 3327
18. Derek Anderson* • Oregon State 3313
19. Casey BramletWyoming 3290
20. Jose FuentesUtah State 3268
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Scott McBrien* • Maryland 8.8
Scott McBrien* • Maryland 8.8
3. Ryan SchneiderCentral Florida 8.8
4. Brad Banks* • Iowa 8.8
5. Byron Leftwich* • Marshall 8.7
6. Bryan Randall* • Virginia Tech 8.6
7. Ken Dorsey* • Miami (FL) 8.6
8. Jason Gesser* • Washington State 8.5
9. Craig Krenzel* • Ohio State 8.5
10. James MacPherson* • Wake Forest 8.2
11. Brian Jones* • Toledo 8.1
12. Jason JohnsonArizona 8.1
13. Chris Simms* • Texas 8.1
14. Carson Palmer* • Southern California 8.1
15. Andrew Walter* • Arizona State 8.0
16. Philip Rivers* • North Carolina State 8.0
17. Josh HaldiNorthern Illinois 8.0
Joshua HaldiNorthern Illinois 8.0
19. Nick EddyHouston 7.8
20. David Greene* • Georgia 7.7
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Brad Banks* • Iowa 9.8
2. Byron Leftwich* • Marshall 9.0
3. Ken Dorsey* • Miami (FL) 8.6
4. Ryan SchneiderCentral Florida 8.5
5. Carson Palmer* • Southern California 8.5
6. Jason Gesser* • Washington State 8.4
7. Brian Jones* • Toledo 8.3
8. Scott McBrien* • Maryland 8.3
Scott McBrien* • Maryland 8.3
10. Craig Krenzel* • Ohio State 8.2
11. James MacPherson* • Wake Forest 8.1
12. Josh Fields* • Oklahoma State 8.1
13. Joshua HaldiNorthern Illinois 8.1
Josh HaldiNorthern Illinois 8.1
15. Chris Simms* • Texas 8.0
16. David Greene* • Georgia 7.9
17. Philip Rivers* • North Carolina State 7.9
18. Andrew Walter* • Arizona State 7.8
19. Jared LorenzenKentucky 7.7
20. Matt Schaub* • Virginia 7.7
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Brad Banks* • Iowa 157.1
2. Byron Leftwich* • Marshall 156.5
3. Brian Jones* • Toledo 152.3
4. Ryan SchneiderCentral Florida 151.6
5. Carson Palmer* • Southern California 149.1
6. Matt Schaub* • Virginia 147.5
7. Jason Gesser* • Washington State 146.4
8. Ken Dorsey* • Miami (FL) 145.9
9. Kliff Kingsbury* • Texas Tech 143.7
10. Bryan Randall* • Virginia Tech 143.1
11. Chris Simms* • Texas 143.0
12. Scott McBrien* • Maryland 141.3
Scott McBrien* • Maryland 141.3
14. Philip Rivers* • North Carolina State 141.1
15. Craig Krenzel* • Ohio State 140.9
16. Josh Fields* • Oklahoma State 140.3
17. Ben RoethlisbergerMiami (OH) 138.7
18. Jon BeutjerIllinois 138.0
Jon BeutjerIllinois 138.0
20. David Greene* • Georgia 137.3
Receiving Yards
1. J.R. TolverSan Diego State 1785
2. Rashaun Woods* • Oklahoma State 1695
3. Nate BurlesonNevada 1629
4. Kassim OsgoodSan Diego State 1552
5. Reggie Williams* • Washington 1454
6. Shaun McDonald* • Arizona State 1405
7. Bobby WadeArizona 1389
8. Kevin WalterEastern Michigan 1368
9. Charles RogersMichigan State 1351
10. John Standeford* • Purdue 1307
11. Justin Colbert* • Hawaii 1302
12. James Newson* • Oregon State 1284
13. Mike Williams* • Southern California 1265
14. Kevin CurtisUtah State 1258
15. Doug GabrielCentral Florida 1237
16. Mack VincentLouisiana-Monroe 1198
17. Jerricho Cotchery* • North Carolina State 1192
18. Josh Davis* • Marshall 1191
19. Roy Williams* • Texas 1142
20. Reggie NewhouseBaylor 1140
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Brandon MiddletonHouston 24.1
2. Aaron Hosack* • Minnesota 22.4
3. Andre Johnson* • Miami (FL) 21.0
4. Jon Olinger* • Cincinnati 20.6
5. Maurice Brown* • Iowa 20.1
6. Jafar Williams* • Maryland 20.1
7. James Terry* • Kansas State 20.0
8. Joey Cuppari* • Colorado State 20.0
9. Tab Perry* • UCLA 19.9
10. Charles RogersMichigan State 19.9
11. Keenan Howry* • Oregon 19.6
12. Dan SheldonNorthern Illinois 19.6
13. Richard AlstonEast Carolina 19.5
14. Jimmy FryzelCentral Florida 19.4
15. Bryant Johnson* • Penn State 19.1
16. Frederick StampsLouisiana-Lafayette 18.6
17. Billy Wingfield* • Boise State 18.4
18. Lou Fanucchi* • Boise State 18.3
19. Lashaun WardCalifornia 18.2
20. Kenny Farley* • Oregon State 18.1
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Larry Johnson* • Penn State 2436
2. Quentin Griffin* • Oklahoma 2148
3. Willis McGahee* • Miami (FL) 2108
4. Michael TurnerNorthern Illinois 2015
5. Brock Forsey* • Boise State 1893
6. Chris Brown* • Colorado 1881
7. Avon Cobourne* • West Virginia 1856
8. Steven Jackson* • Oregon State 1855
9. Marcus MerriweatherBall State 1825
J.R. TolverSan Diego State 1825
11. Derrick Knight* • Boston College 1804
12. Rodney Davis* • Fresno State 1748
13. Nate BurlesonNevada 1744
14. Demarco McCleskey* • Cincinnati 1729
15. Rashaun Woods* • Oklahoma State 1695
16. Mewelde Moore* • Tulane 1683
17. Joffrey ReynoldsHouston 1680
18. Artose PinnerKentucky 1678
19. Cecil Sapp* • Colorado State 1664
20. Robbie MixonCentral Michigan 1614
Total Yards
1. Kliff Kingsbury* • Texas Tech 4903
2. Timmy Chang* • Hawaii 4457
3. Cody Pickett* • Washington 4273
4. Byron Leftwich* • Marshall 4267
5. Brian Jones* • Toledo 3860
6. Carson Palmer* • Southern California 3820
7. Seneca Wallace* • Iowa State 3682
8. Ryan SchneiderCentral Florida 3681
9. Andrew Walter* • Arizona State 3661
10. Gino Guidugli* • Cincinnati 3570
11. Luke McCownLouisiana Tech 3569
12. Zack ThreadgillNevada 3534
13. Philip Rivers* • North Carolina State 3453
14. Brad SmithMissouri 3362
15. Rex Grossman* • Florida 3337
16. Ken Dorsey* • Miami (FL) 3330
17. Casey BramletWyoming 3325
18. Jason Gesser* • Washington State 3292
19. Eli Manning* • Mississippi 3281
20. Scott RislovSan Jose State 3264
Field Goal Percentage
1. Jared ParseghianMiami (OH) 100.0
2. Dan Nystrom* • Minnesota 95.2
3. Kirk Yliniemi* • Oregon State 93.8
4. Nate Fikse* • UCLA 92.3
5. Mike Nugent* • Ohio State 89.3
6. Joey Ashcroft* • Air Force 88.9
7. Nate Kaeding* • Iowa 87.5
8. Jonathan Ruffin* • Cincinnati 86.4
Jonathon Ruffin* • Cincinnati 86.4
10. Dustin BellHouston 85.7
Nick Novak* • Maryland 85.7
Shaun SuishamBowling Green State 85.7
Travis MayleKent State 85.7
14. Nick Calaycay* • Boise State 84.6
15. Jared Siegel* • Oregon 83.3
16. Dane KidmanUtah State 82.4
17. Jason Robbins* • Toledo 81.2
Matt PayneBrigham Young 81.2
19. Brent SmithMississippi State 80.0
20. Billy Bennett* • Georgia 78.8
Punting Yards
1. Mike BarrRutgers 3707
2. Curtis AnselKansas 3459
3. Tim Parker* • Arizona State 3372
4. Mark Haulman* • Southern Mississippi 3344
5. Brad KadlubarNorth Texas 3297
6. Scott McMahanBuffalo 3258
7. Jose Arroyo* • Oregon 3250
8. Mark Mariscal* • Colorado 3186
9. Jarad PrestonEast Carolina 3170
10. Kyle Larson* • Nebraska 3156
11. Ross StewartAlabama-Birmingham 3154
12. Andy Lee* • Pittsburgh 3147
13. Grant AutreyLouisiana-Lafayette 3108
14. Seth Marler* • Tulane 3090
15. Joey Biasatti* • Texas Christian 3060
16. Joey Hildbold* • Notre Dame 3038
17. Adam ColesConnecticut 3030
18. Cort MoffittTulsa 3016
Cort MoffittTulsa 3016
20. Glenn PakulakKentucky 3008
Punting Yards Per Punt
1. Matt PayneBrigham Young 47.6
2. Mark Mariscal* • Colorado 47.6
3. Glenn PakulakKentucky 45.6
4. Andy Groom* • Ohio State 45.0
5. Mat McBriar* • Hawaii 44.8
6. Donnie Jones* • Louisiana State 44.0
7. Greg JohnsonVanderbilt 43.8
8. Cody ScatesTexas A&M 43.7
9. Dustin Colquitt* • Tennessee 43.6
10. Jarad PrestonEast Carolina 43.4
11. Damon Duval* • Auburn 43.4
12. Kyle Larson* • Nebraska 43.2
13. Brooks Barnard* • Maryland 43.1
14. Andy Lee* • Pittsburgh 43.1
15. Curtis Head* • Marshall 43.1
16. Luke DonovanWyoming 43.0
17. Seth Marler* • Tulane 42.9
18. Tim Parker* • Arizona State 42.7
19. Robert BillingsMiddle Tennessee State 42.6
20. Brian LewisUtah 42.6
Punt Return Yards
1. Steve Suter* • Maryland 771
2. Wes Welker* • Texas Tech 752
3. Dejuan Groce* • Nebraska 732
4. Antonio Perkins* • Oklahoma 647
5. Dexter Wynn* • Colorado State 567
6. Derek AbneyKentucky 544
7. Bryant Johnson* • Penn State 528
8. Damien Dorsey* • Louisville 508
9. Tim Gilligan* • Boise State 505
10. Domanick Davis* • Louisiana State 499
11. Dan SheldonNorthern Illinois 477
12. Cody CardwellSouthern Methodist 467
13. Lynaris Elpheage* • Tulane 463
14. Damien Gary* • Georgia 458
Keenan Howry* • Oregon 458
16. Kelley Rhino* • Georgia Tech 447
17. Donta Greene* • Toledo 443
18. Kendrick MosleyWestern Michigan 440
19. Jim Leonhard* • Wisconsin 434
20. Deandrew RubinSouth Florida 432
Punt Return Yards Per Return
1. Dan SheldonNorthern Illinois 22.7
2. Aris ComeauxArmy 19.4
3. Cody CardwellSouthern Methodist 17.3
4. Dejuan Groce* • Nebraska 17.0
5. Lynaris Elpheage* • Tulane 16.5
6. Dexter Wynn* • Colorado State 16.2
7. Craig Bragg* • UCLA 16.0
Deangelo Hall* • Virginia Tech 16.0
9. Damien Dorsey* • Louisville 15.4
10. Kendrick MosleyWestern Michigan 15.2
11. Derek AbneyKentucky 15.1
12. Antonio Perkins* • Oklahoma 15.0
13. Jeremy Bloom* • Colorado 15.0
14. Terence Newman* • Kansas State 14.9
15. Deandrew RubinSouth Florida 14.9
16. Donta Greene* • Toledo 14.8
17. Roscoe Parrish* • Miami (FL) 14.5
18. Keenan Howry* • Oregon 14.3
19. Nathan Vasher* • Texas 14.2
20. Tim Gilligan* • Boise State 14.0
Kickoff Return Yards
1. William WhiteArmy 1239
2. Josh Davis* • Nebraska 994
3. Charles PauleySan Jose State 978
4. Jonas RutledgeSouthern Methodist 901
5. Broderick Clark* • Louisville 897
6. Erick FranklinLouisiana Tech 887
7. Matt CarterAkron 867
8. Cedric ThompsonIdaho 826
9. Lashaun WardCalifornia 809
Donta Greene* • Toledo 809
11. Derek AbneyKentucky 804
12. Jason SouthallAlabama-Birmingham 768
13. Nathan JonesRutgers 736
14. A.C. CarterIndiana 732
15. Ryan WellsStanford 715
16. Hakim Hill* • Arizona State 701
17. Derrick Hamilton* • Clemson 696
18. Greg HeaggansKansas 691
19. Torrie Cox* • Pittsburgh 690
20. Brandon Williams* • Wisconsin 670
Kickoff Return Yards Per Return
1. Justin Miller* • Clemson 35.1
2. Tyrone WalkerWestern Michigan 32.8
3. Charles PauleySan Jose State 31.5
4. Lamont Reid* • North Carolina State 30.3
5. Broderick Clark* • Louisville 28.9
6. Lashaun WardCalifornia 28.9
7. Jason WrightNorthwestern 28.5
8. Terence Newman* • Kansas State 28.5
9. Nathan JonesRutgers 28.3
10. Latarence Dunbar* • Texas Christian 27.8
11. Jerome DennisUtah State 27.7
12. Vontez Duff* • Notre Dame 27.7
13. Makonnen FentonTemple 27.1
14. Derek AbneyKentucky 26.8
Deandrew RubinSouth Florida 26.8
16. C.J. Jones* • Iowa 26.6
17. Jeff BackesNorthwestern 26.2
18. Randee DrewNorthern Illinois 26.1
19. Rod Sneed* • Colorado 25.9
Roderick Sneed* • Colorado 25.9
Interception Return Yards
1. Donald Strickland* • Colorado 186
2. Bobby Walker* • Kansas State 177
3. Hyrum Peters* • Hawaii 176
4. Derrick Strait* • Oklahoma 175
5. Willie Pile* • Virginia Tech 171
6. Maurice Sikes* • Miami (FL) 150
7. Kentrell Curry* • Georgia 145
8. Lynaris Elpheage* • Tulane 133
9. Dee Meza* • Fresno State 128
10. Deangelo Hall* • Virginia Tech 124
11. Courtney Watson* • Notre Dame 123
12. Sean Taylor* • Miami (FL) 122
13. Sean Lucas* • Tulane 119
14. Chris MeyerConnecticut 118
15. Byron JonesTexas A&M 117
16. Gerald JonesSan Jose State 116
17. Jim Leonhard* • Wisconsin 115
18. Antonio Perkins* • Oklahoma 111
19. Tim Jennings* • Georgia 109
Jacque FinnWyoming 109
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