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League Leaders in the Super70s

By Patrick Mondout

You can find league leaders for an individual season by clicking on a year (from the list on the far left) and then clicking on Leaders. You can also select a year here: 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980s.

Here are the yearly leaders for each conference in the major categories:

RUSHING LEADERS
Year Player, Team, Conference ATT Yards YPA TDs
1979 Earl Campbell, Houston, AFC 368 1,697 4.6 19
  Walter Payton, Chicago, NFC 369 1,610 4.4 14
1978 Earl Campbell, Houston, AFC 302 1,450 4.8 13
  Walter Payton, Chicago, NFC 333 1,395 4.2 11
1977 Walter Payton, Chicago, NFC 339 1,852 5.5 14
  Mark van Eeghen, Oakland, AFC 324 1,273 3.9 7
1976 O.J. Simpson, Buffalo, AFC 290 1,503 5.2 8
  Walter Payton, Chicago, NFC 311 1,390 4.5 13
1975 O.J. Simpson, Buffalo, AFC 329 1,817 5.5 16
  Jim Otis, St. Louis, NFC 269 1,076 4.0 5
1974 Otis Armstrong, Denver, AFC 263 1,407 5.3 9
  Lawrence McCutcheon, Los Angeles, NFC 236 1,109 4.7 3
1973 O.J. Simpson, Buffalo, AFC 332 2,003 6.0 12
  John Brockington, Green Bay, NFC 265 1,144 4.3 3
1972 O.J. Simpson, Buffalo, AFC 292 1,251 4.3 6
  Larry Brown, Washington, NFC 285 1,216 4.3 8
1971 Floyd Little, Denver, AFC 284 1,133 4.0 6
  John Brockington, Green Bay, NFC 216 1,105 5.1 4
1970 Larry Brown, Washington, NFC 237 1,125 4.7 5
  Floyd Little, Denver, AFC 209 901 4.3 3

 

PASSING LEADERS
Year Player, Team, Conference ATT COMP YARDS TDs INTs RATE
1979 Roger Staubach, Dallas, NFC 461 267 3,586 27 11 92.3
  Dan Fouts, San Diego, AFC 530 332 4,082 24 24 82.6
1978 Roger Staubach, Dallas, NFC 413 231 3,190 25 16 84.9
  Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, AFC 368 207 2,915 28 20 84.7
1977 Bob Griese, Miami, AFC 307 180 2,252 22 13 87.8
  Roger Staubach, Dallas, NFC 361 210 2,620 18 9 87.0
1976 Ken Stabler, Oakland, AFC 291 194 2,737 27 17 103.4
  James Harris, Los Angeles, NFC 158 91 1,460 8 6 89.6
1975 Ken Anderson, Cincinnati, AFC 377 228 3,169 21 11 93.9
  Fran Tarkenton, Minnesota, NFC 425 273 2,994 25 13 91.8
1974 Ken Anderson, Cincinnati, AFC 328 213 2,667 18 10 95.7
  Sonny Jurgensen, Washington, NFC 167 107 1,185 11 5 94.5
1973 Roger Staubach, Dallas, NFC 286 179 2,428 23 15 94.6
  Ken Stabler, Oakland, AFC 260 163 1,997 14 10 88.3
1972 Norm Snead, N.Y. Giants, NFC 325 196 2,307 17 12  *
  Earl Morrall, Miami, AFC 150 83 1,360 11 7  *
1971 Roger Staubach, Dallas, NFC 211 126 1,882 15 4  *
  Bob Griese, Miami, AFC 263 145 2,089 19 9  *
1970 John Brodie, San Francisco, NFC 378 223 2,941 24 10  *
  Daryle Lamonica, Oakland, AFC 356 179 2,516 22 15  *

 

RECEIVING LEADERS
Year Player, Team, Conference No. Yards YPC TDs
1979 Joe Washington, Baltimore, AFC 82 750 9.1 3
  Ahmad Rashad, Minnesota, NFC 80 1,156 14.5 9
1978 Rickey Young, Minnesota, NFC 88 704 8.0 5
  Steve Largent, Seattle, AFC 71 1,168 16.5 8
1977 Lydell Mitchell, Baltimore, AFC 71 620 8.7 4
  Ahmad Rashad, Minnesota, NFC 51 681 13.4 2
1976 MacArthur Lane, Kansas City, AFC 66 686 10.4 1
  Drew Pearson, Dallas, NFC 58 806 13.9 6
1975 Chuck Foreman, Minnesota, NFC 73 691 9.5 9
  Reggie Rucker, Cleveland, AFC 60 770 12.8 3
  Lydell Mitchell, Baltimore, AFC 60 544 9.1 4
1974 Lydell Mitchell, Baltimore, AFC 72 544 7.6 2
  Charles Young, Philadelphia, NFC 63 696 11.0 3
1973 Harold Carmichael, Philadelphia, NFC 67 1,116 16.7 9
  Fred Willis, Houston, AFC 57 371 6.5 1
1972 Harold Jackson, Philadelphia, NFC 62 1,048 16.9 4
  Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland, AFC 58 802 13.8 7
1971 Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland, AFC 61 929 15.2 9
  Bob Tucker, N.Y. Giants, NFC 59 791 13.4 4
1970 Dick Gordon, Chicago, NFC 71 1,026 14.5 13
  Marlin Briscoe, Buffalo, AFC 57 1,036 18.2 8
 

 

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