1971 NFL Leaders



League Leaders:1971 NFL RUSHING

Att Yds Ave Lg TD Att Yds Ave Lg TD 1 Little Den 289 1253 4.3 32 7 6 Anderson,D GB 230 1027 4.5 31 4 2 Brockingto GB 255 1232 4.8 52 12 7 Ellison LA 218 1011 4.6 42 6 3 Csonka Mia 234 1217 5.2 28 13 8 Willard SF 233 1008 4.3 43 7 4 Kiick Mia 210 1041 5.0 34 4 9 WashingtnV SF 207 984 4.8 42 4 5 Brown,L Was 260 1038 4.0 34 5 10 Podolak KC 212 945 4.5 25 12

League Leaders:1971 NFL RECEIVING

No Yds Ave Lg TD No Yds Ave Lg TD 1 Biletnikof Oak 67 1077 16.1 58 6 6 Grim Min 53 755 14.2 44 5 2 Taylor,O KC 66 1123 17.0 48 10 7 Fuqua Pit 52 521 10.0 41 0 3 Tucker NYG 59 677 11.5 87 4 8 Jackson,H Phi 52 664 12.8 40 2 4 Kwalick SF 54 780 14.4 41 7 9 Trumpy Cin 52 634 12.2 46 2 5 Beirne Hou 53 725 13.7 35 2 10 Vataha NE 52 867 16.7 80 4

League Leaders:1971 NFL PASSING

Att Cmp C% Yards In I% Lg TD TD% Rate 1 Carter Cin 246 159 64.6 1777 4 1.6 50 13 5.3 96.9 2 Staubach Dal 255 143 56.1 1991 3 1.2 44 15 5.9 96.1 3 Dawson KC 313 183 58.5 2816 12 3.8 76 22 7.0 95.7 4 Griese Mia 288 163 56.6 2211 8 2.8 62 17 5.9 89.3 5 Gabriel LA 367 191 52.0 2283 7 1.9 55 19 5.2 80.7 6 Beathard StL 171 91 53.2 1465 10 5.8 53 11 6.4 79.2 7 Brodie SF 410 224 54.6 2816 14 3.4 51 20 4.9 78.3 8 Hadl SD 437 239 54.7 2894 18 4.1 64 26 5.9 77.9 9 Kilmer Was 310 169 54.5 2158 8 2.6 74 11 3.5 77.6 10 Landry Det 284 148 52.1 2289 13 4.6 74 15 5.3 77.6

League Leaders:1971 NFL INTERCEPTIONS

No Yards Ave Lg TD No Yards Ave Lg TD 1 Stukes Bal 9 123 13.7 31 1 6 Parrish Cin 7 95 13.6 27 1 2 Houston Hou 9 196 21.8 52 3 7 Scott,C Cle 7 68 9.7 25 0 3 West Min 8 241 30.1 57 3 8 Sharockman Min 7 131 18.7 39 0 4 Bass Was 8 158 19.8 63 1 9 Petibon Was 7 177 25.3 51 3 5 Thomas,Em KC 8 168 21.0 47 1 10 Salter SD 7 97 13.9 42 0

League Leaders:1971 NFL SACKS

1 Bethea Hou 19 5 Greene Pit 14 9 Adams,J NE 12 2 Bacon LA 19 6 Gregory,J Cle 13 10 Williams,C GB 12 3 Hardman SF 15 7 Jones,D LA 13 11 Humphrey Atl 12 4 Johnson,W Cle 14 8 Smith,B Bal 13 12 Buchanan KC 12

League Leaders:1971 NFL TACKLES

1 Grantham NYJ 172 5 Pritchard Hou 140 9 Hendricks Bal 132 2 Lucci Det 157 6 Russell Pit 136 10 Wilcox SF 130 3 Babich SD 143 7 Hansen Atl 133 11 Barnes SD 129 4 Stallings StL 141 8 Pardee Was 132 12 Guidry Buf 126

League Leaders:1971 NFL KICKRETURNS

No Yds Ave Lg TD No Yds Ave Lg TD 1 Morris Mia 26 768 29.5 92 1 6 Duncan Was 31 850 27.4 43 0 2 Jessie Det 26 767 29.5 97 2 7 Cole Hou 33 885 26.8 45 0 3 Davis,C Oak 30 862 28.7 58 0 8 Bryant NE 16 426 26.6 54 0 4 Harris,C Dal 31 884 28.5 63 0 9 Hampton GB 49 1286 26.2 80 0 5 Williams,T LA 29 817 28.2 101 1 10 WashingtnV SF 35 908 25.9 75 0

League Leaders:1971 NFL PUNTRETURNS

No Fc Yds Ave Lg TD No Fc Yds Ave Lg TD 1 Duncan Was 23 7 272 11.8 76 1 6 Kelly Cle 35 5 283 8.1 30 0 2 Parrish Cin 15 7 176 11.7 79 1 7 Staggers Pit 47 14 376 8.0 76 3 3 Scott Mia 35 17 338 9.7 47 0 8 Thompson Den 28 2 221 7.9 17 0 4 Hill,I Buf 14 0 122 8.7 52 1 9 Barney Det 16 0 116 7.3 16 0 5 Wyatt Buf 17 1 147 8.6 78 2 10 Smith,R Chi 27 1 186 6.9 28 0

League Leaders:1971 NFL KICKING

FGA FGM FG% 40 50 Lg Pts 1 Yepremian Mia 45 35 77.8 0 0 39 146 2 Cox Min 45 35 77.8 5 1 51 136 3 Gossett SF 45 31 68.9 6 0 46 126 4 Ray LA 37 27 73.0 3 0 45 121 5 Clark,M Dal 38 27 71.1 6 0 49 118 6 O'Brien Bal 45 27 60.0 5 0 49 114 7 Knight Was 46 28 60.9 5 1 53 113 8 Blanda Oak 38 29 76.3 2 0 42 111 9 Stenerud KC 38 21 55.3 0 0 32 106 10 Partee SD 28 21 75.0 3 0 47 103

League Leaders:1971 NFL PUNTING

No Yards Tb 20 Lg Bk Ave 1 Lewis Cin 52 2377 7 15 61 1 45.7 2 Wilson KC 62 2811 7 10 65 0 45.3 3 Walden Pit 72 3257 7 15 60 0 45.2 4 Partee SD 54 2363 9 10 66 0 43.8 5 Weaver Det 58 2463 4 11 58 4 42.5 6 Widby Dal 57 2410 7 15 55 2 42.3 7 Van Heusen Den 67 2831 4 14 60 1 42.3 8 Studstill LA 73 3081 7 22 59 0 42.2 9 McNeill,T Phi 80 3349 8 9 53 0 41.9 10 Pastorini Hou 78 3247 9 7 65 0 41.6

League Leaders:1971 NFL FUMBLES

1 Nelsen Cle 17 5 WashingtnV SF 10 9 Gabriel LA 9 2 Bradshaw Pit 13 6 Anderson,B Den 10 10 Manning NO 9 3 Smith,R Chi 11 7 Dawson KC 10 11 Boozer NYJ 9 4 Butler Atl 11 8 Hunter GB 9 12 Taylor Det 9

League Leaders:1971 NFL SCORING

Tot FG XP TwoPt Rush Rec Int K-Ret P-Ret F-TD Sfty 1 Yepremian Mia 146 35 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 Cox Min 136 35 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 Gossett SF 126 31 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Ray LA 121 27 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 Clark,M Dal 118 27 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 O'Brien Bal 114 27 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 Knight Was 113 28 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 Blanda Oak 111 29 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 Stenerud KC 106 21 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 Partee SD 103 21 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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