1987 Leaders

Pass Completion Percentage
1. Jeff BurgerAuburn 66.7
2. Chuck HartliebIowa 65.6
3. Troy Aikman* • UCLA 65.2
4. Todd SantosSan Diego State 62.2
5. Tommy HodsonLouisiana State 61.1
6. Sean CoveyBrigham Young 60.8
7. Troy TaylorCalifornia 60.8
8. Mike BatesMiami (OH) 60.7
9. Eric JonesVanderbilt 60.7
10. Jeff FrancisTennessee 60.2
11. Terrence JonesTulane 60.2
12. Mike Perez* • San Jose State 60.2
13. Bill MusgraveOregon 59.4
14. Rodney Peete* • Southern California 59.3
15. Mike GundyOklahoma State 59.2
16. Steve WalshMiami (FL) 59.1
17. Danny McCoinCincinnati 59.0
18. Scott SeculesVirginia 58.8
19. Kerwin BellFlorida 58.6
20. Dave Schnell* • Indiana 58.5
Passing Yards
1. Todd SantosSan Diego State 3932
2. Mike Perez* • San Jose State 3550
3. Todd Ellis* • South Carolina 3206
4. Scooter MolanderColorado State 3168
5. Barry GarrisonNew Mexico 3163
6. Craig Burnett* • Wyoming 3131
7. Steve SlaydenDuke 2924
8. Brent SnyderUtah State 2887
9. Chuck HartliebIowa 2855
10. Erik WilhelmOregon State 2736
11. Rodney Peete* • Southern California 2709
12. Dave TelfordFresno State 2589
13. Terrence JonesTulane 2551
14. Troy Aikman* • UCLA 2527
15. Jay GrudenLouisville 2481
16. Timm RosenbachWashington State 2446
17. Jeff GrahamLong Beach State 2427
18. Chris MendoncaUtah 2389
19. Don McPhersonSyracuse 2341
20. Scott SeculesVirginia 2311
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Don McPhersonSyracuse 10.2
2. Chuck HartliebIowa 9.5
3. Troy Aikman* • UCLA 9.3
4. Mike PowerBoston College 8.9
5. Eric JonesVanderbilt 8.5
6. Dave Schnell* • Indiana 8.2
7. Rodney Peete* • Southern California 8.2
8. Tommy HodsonLouisiana State 8.0
9. Terrence JonesTulane 8.0
10. Todd SantosSan Diego State 8.0
11. Mike Perez* • San Jose State 7.9
12. Bill MusgraveOregon 7.8
13. Scott SeculesVirginia 7.8
14. Scooter MolanderColorado State 7.8
15. Sean CoveyBrigham Young 7.8
16. Jeff BurgerAuburn 7.7
17. Scott MitchellUtah 7.7
18. Pat HegartyTexas-El Paso 7.6
19. Ron Adams* • Eastern Michigan 7.6
20. Steve WalshMiami (FL) 7.5
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Don McPhersonSyracuse 10.0
2. Chuck HartliebIowa 9.6
3. Troy Aikman* • UCLA 9.2
4. Mike PowerBoston College 8.0
5. Rodney Peete* • Southern California 7.8
6. Eric JonesVanderbilt 7.8
7. Steve WalshMiami (FL) 7.8
8. Scott MitchellUtah 7.7
9. Todd SantosSan Diego State 7.7
10. Mike Perez* • San Jose State 7.7
11. Tommy HodsonLouisiana State 7.6
12. Dave Schnell* • Indiana 7.5
13. Bill MusgraveOregon 7.4
14. Terrence JonesTulane 7.4
15. Scott SeculesVirginia 7.4
16. Jeff BurgerAuburn 7.2
17. Danny McCoinCincinnati 7.1
18. Danny McManusFlorida State 7.0
19. Troy TaylorCalifornia 6.8
20. Dave TelfordFresno State 6.8
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Don McPhersonSyracuse 164.3
2. Chuck HartliebIowa 161.4
3. Troy Aikman* • UCLA 157.6
4. Eric JonesVanderbilt 145.8
5. Rodney Peete* • Southern California 141.5
6. Jeff BurgerAuburn 141.0
7. Todd SantosSan Diego State 140.7
8. Tommy HodsonLouisiana State 140.4
9. Terrence JonesTulane 139.9
10. Dave Schnell* • Indiana 139.8
11. Steve WalshMiami (FL) 138.8
12. Mike PowerBoston College 138.2
13. Mike Perez* • San Jose State 138.1
14. Bill MusgraveOregon 136.8
15. Troy TaylorCalifornia 136.4
16. Scott MitchellUtah 134.2
17. Scott SeculesVirginia 132.3
18. Danny McCoinCincinnati 132.1
19. Sean CoveyBrigham Young 130.0
20. Steve SlaydenDuke 129.0
Rushing Yards
1. Craig Heyward* • Pittsburgh 1791
2. Jamie Morris* • Michigan 1703
3. Ickey WoodsNevada-Las Vegas 1658
4. Thurman ThomasOklahoma State 1613
5. Lorenzo White* • Michigan State 1572
6. Blair ThomasPenn State 1414
7. Tony JefferyTexas Christian 1353
8. Emmitt SmithFlorida 1341
9. Dee DowisAir Force 1315
10. Gerald Abraham* • Wyoming 1305
11. Mark HiggsKentucky 1278
12. Bobby HumphreyAlabama 1255
13. Gary Patton* • Eastern Michigan 1242
14. Keith JonesNebraska 1232
Joe HendersonIowa State 1232
16. Sammie SmithFlorida State 1230
17. Darrell ThompsonMinnesota 1229
18. Eric WilkersonKent State 1221
19. Reggie CobbTennessee 1197
20. John HarveyTexas-El Paso 1170
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Patrick CollinsOklahoma 7.6
2. Keith JonesNebraska 7.2
3. Sammie SmithFlorida State 7.2
4. Todd JonesRice 7.1
5. Rodney HamptonGeorgia 7.1
6. Charles ThompsonOklahoma 7.0
7. Anthony StaffordOklahoma 6.9
8. Dee DowisAir Force 6.8
9. Anthony RobersonAir Force 6.8
10. Tony JefferyTexas Christian 6.7
11. Robert DrummondSyracuse 6.7
12. Mark HiggsKentucky 6.6
13. Robert DelpinoMissouri 6.5
14. Harvey WilliamsLouisiana State 6.5
15. Marvin ArtleyWisconsin 6.5
16. Lydell CarrOklahoma 6.4
17. Thurman ThomasOklahoma State 6.4
18. Ickey WoodsNevada-Las Vegas 6.4
19. Rotnei AndersonOklahoma 6.3
20. Reggie McKinneyEast Carolina 6.2
Receiving Yards
1. Ernie Jones* • Indiana 1265
2. Guy Liggins* • San Jose State 1262
3. Marc ZenoTulane 1206
4. Terance MathisNew Mexico 1132
5. Clarkston HinesDuke 1093
6. Kendal SmithUtah State 1048
7. Wendell DavisLouisiana State 993
8. Ron JenkinsFresno State 985
9. Hart Lee DykesOklahoma State 978
Quinn EarlyIowa 978
11. Tommy KaneSyracuse 968
12. Anthony Sargent* • Wyoming 929
13. Sterling Sharpe* • South Carolina 915
14. Willie Anderson* • UCLA 903
15. Robb ThomasOregon State 891
16. Jason PhillipsHouston 875
17. Aaron Cox* • Arizona State 870
18. Jamie HenceWestern Michigan 858
19. John FordVirginia 855
20. Tim BrownNotre Dame 846
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Willie VaughnKansas 26.9
2. Andre Rison* • Michigan State 23.1
3. Tommy KaneSyracuse 22.0
4. Darryl TillmanSouthern Mississippi 21.9
5. Tim BrownNotre Dame 21.7
6. Ronald HeardBowling Green State 21.2
7. Dan BitsonTulsa 21.0
8. Aaron Cox* • Arizona State 20.7
9. Wayne WalkerTexas Tech 20.6
10. Joey HamiltonLouisville 20.4
11. Everett RossOhio State 20.2
12. Roland HawkinsOregon State 19.7
13. Rich ZayasBrigham Young 19.6
14. Terry ObeeOregon 19.4
15. Arnie AdkisonTexas-El Paso 19.3
16. Carl ParkerVanderbilt 19.2
17. Clarkston HinesDuke 19.2
18. Ernie Jones* • Indiana 19.2
19. Willie CulpepperLouisiana-Lafayette 18.9
20. Willie Anderson* • UCLA 18.8
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Craig Heyward* • Pittsburgh 1998
2. Jamie Morris* • Michigan 1825
3. Thurman ThomasOklahoma State 1797
4. Blair ThomasPenn State 1714
5. Ickey WoodsNevada-Las Vegas 1704
6. Lorenzo White* • Michigan State 1687
7. Tony JefferyTexas Christian 1610
8. Gerald Abraham* • Wyoming 1541
9. Emmitt SmithFlorida 1525
10. Kimble AndersHouston 1498
11. Eric WilkersonKent State 1490
12. Gary Patton* • Eastern Michigan 1427
13. Bobby HumphreyAlabama 1425
14. John HarveyTexas-El Paso 1420
15. Mark HiggsKentucky 1401
16. Eric MetcalfTexas 1395
Reggie CobbTennessee 1395
18. Harvey WilliamsLouisiana State 1394
19. Paul HewittSan Diego State 1379
20. Sammie SmithFlorida State 1358
Total Yards
1. Todd SantosSan Diego State 3688
2. Mike Perez* • San Jose State 3499
3. Craig Burnett* • Wyoming 3086
4. Barry GarrisonNew Mexico 3065
5. Todd Ellis* • South Carolina 3016
6. Steve SlaydenDuke 2968
7. Terrence JonesTulane 2934
8. Rodney Peete* • Southern California 2854
9. Brent SnyderUtah State 2774
10. Scooter MolanderColorado State 2754
11. Timm RosenbachWashington State 2743
12. Chuck HartliebIowa 2717
13. Eric JonesVanderbilt 2619
14. Erik WilhelmOregon State 2613
15. Don McPhersonSyracuse 2571
16. Dave TelfordFresno State 2498
17. Troy Aikman* • UCLA 2440
18. Scott SeculesVirginia 2356
19. Chris MendoncaUtah 2330
20. Jay GrudenLouisville 2291
Total Yards Per Play
1. Mike Perez* • San Jose State 7.1
2. Todd SantosSan Diego State 6.6
3. Craig Burnett* • Wyoming 6.2
4. Todd Ellis* • South Carolina 5.7
5. Barry GarrisonNew Mexico 5.6
Field Goal Percentage
1. Scott LieberUtah 93.3
2. David VanSteenkisteLong Beach State 91.7
3. Jim CookNevada-Las Vegas 88.2
4. Ira AdlerNorthwestern 84.6
5. Chip LohmillerMinnesota 84.2
6. Tim Henneghan* • Eastern Michigan 83.3
Keith WalkerArmy 83.3
Tim VeslingSyracuse 83.3
Alfredo Velasco* • UCLA 83.3
10. Steve CrumleyGeorgia 82.4
11. Derek SchmidtFlorida State 82.1
12. David Treadwell* • Clemson 81.8
13. Gary GussmanMiami (OH) 80.0
Todd GregoireWisconsin 80.0
Mike Gillette* • Michigan 80.0
Wilson HoyleWake Forest 80.0
Jeff ShudakIowa State 80.0
18. Chip BrowndykeHouston 79.2
19. Rodrigo ValverdeHawaii 78.9
Alan Zendejas* • Arizona State 78.9
Win LyleAuburn 78.9
Punt Return Yards
1. James HenrySouthern Mississippi 556
2. Alan GrantStanford 446
3. Terry ObeeOregon 410
4. Tim BrownNotre Dame 401
5. Rod HarrisTexas A&M 391
6. Deion SandersFlorida State 381
7. Todd WhiteCal State Fullerton 374
8. Anthony Sargent* • Wyoming 367
9. Donnell Woolford* • Clemson 345
10. Eric MetcalfTexas 324
11. Tyrone ThurmanTexas Tech 323
12. Todd Krumm* • Michigan State 322
13. Darryl UsherIllinois 308
14. Scott Wells* • San Jose State 297
15. Kendal SmithUtah State 293
16. James Lott* • Clemson 290
17. Rodney TaylorNorthern Illinois 282
18. Randy Tanner* • Southern California 273
19. Darryl Henley* • UCLA 270
20. Eddie MylesMississippi State 266
Punt Return Yards Per Return
1. Alan GrantStanford 16.5
2. Barry SandersOklahoma State 16.3
3. Clifton SmithUtah 15.4
4. Donnell Woolford* • Clemson 15.0
5. Nate LewisGeorgia 13.9
6. Freddy WeygandAuburn 13.8
7. Anthony Parker* • Arizona State 13.7
8. James HenrySouthern Mississippi 13.6
9. Eric MetcalfTexas 13.5
10. Bernard HallOklahoma 13.2
11. Monty GilbreathSan Diego State 12.8
12. Joey HamiltonLouisville 12.3
13. Rodney TaylorNorthern Illinois 12.3
14. Grantis BellWest Virginia 12.1
15. James Lott* • Clemson 12.1
16. Todd WhiteCal State Fullerton 12.1
17. Terry ObeeOregon 12.1
18. Deion SandersFlorida State 11.9
19. Tim BrownNotre Dame 11.8
20. Kendal SmithUtah State 11.3
Kickoff Return Yards Per Return
1. Barry SandersOklahoma State 31.6
2. Darryl UsherIllinois 29.7
3. Joe Henderson* • Clemson 29.1
4. Darrin GreerCalifornia 28.0
5. James DixonHouston 27.4
6. Sam MartinLouisiana State 27.0
7. Brock SmithFresno State 26.9
8. Randal HillMiami (FL) 26.2
9. Brett PayneUtah State 26.0
10. Jon JeffriesVirginia Tech 25.5
11. Anthony StaffordOklahoma 25.5
12. Terence ClevelandTennessee 25.3
13. John HoodCentral Michigan 24.9
14. Darryl TillmanSouthern Mississippi 24.8
15. James Saxon* • San Jose State 24.8
16. George ThomasNevada-Las Vegas 24.5
17. Jeff JenkinsUtah 24.4
18. Dexter CarterFlorida State 24.3
19. Dee SmithKentucky 24.2
20. Cassius OsbornGeorgia 24.1
Kickoff Return Touchdowns
1. Barry SandersOklahoma State 2
Interception Return Yards
1. Johnny JacksonHouston 218
2. Rickey DixonOklahoma 214
3. Brett WhitleyNorthwestern 202
4. Eric Allen* • Arizona State 185
5. Rod SmithOklahoma State 172
6. Ruben HarperPacific 170
7. Eric Turner* • UCLA 162
8. Brad Edwards* • South Carolina 132
9. Todd Krumm* • Michigan State 129
10. A.J. GreeneWake Forest 128
Chuck Kimbrough* • Wyoming 128
12. Mark RobertsPacific 124
13. Jay Taylor* • San Jose State 123
14. Dennis Price* • UCLA 122
15. Erik McMillanMissouri 119
16. Falanda NewtonTexas Christian 117
17. Cleveland Colter* • Southern California 114
18. John HagyTexas 113
19. Rod WebsterFresno State 112
20. John Stoitsiadis* • Eastern Michigan 108
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