JC Alums Among Final NCAA Leaders

Here's a pre-bowl game rundown of JC alumni who finished in the NCAA top 100 in various statistical categories: total offense, interceptions, rushing, punting average, and so forth. Interestingly, two QBs were among the nation's top offensive performers and yet that's a position not heavily recruited by four-year colleges. Ditto for running backs.

QB Bill Whittemore
Kansas / Fort Scott CC
Senior QB led Kansas to first bowl game in many years. Finished 12th in the nation in total offense: 2,919 yards (291.9 per game). All in all he had 127 rushes for 606 and threw for 2,385 yards.

QB Scott Rislov
San Jose State / Ellsworth CC
Senior QB was 18th in the nation in total offense: 2,985 (271.4 per game). He was also 6th in the nation in passing.

QB Aaron Rodgers
California / Butte
Gray shirt sophomore finished 37th nationally in total offense: 3,113 yards (239.5 per game). Rodgers threw for 2,903 yards.

QB Nathan Chandler
Iowa / Pasadena
Senior for Iowa was 77th in the nation in total offense: 2,014 yards (167.8 per game).

RB Brandon Warfield
Utah / Kilgore
Senior was 29th in the nation with 210 carries for 885 yards and 10 TDs in 9 games played.

RB Rashad Armstrong
Baylor / Mesa CC
Senior was 39th in the nation with 258 carries for 1,074 yards and 6 TDs in 12 games.

RB Earl Charles
Marshall / Fresno CC
First year player out of Fresno CC was nation's 42nd leading rusher with 205 carries for 1,039 yards and 12 TDs. He averaged over 5.0 YPC.

RB Dwayne Wright
Fresno / West Hills
First year player at Fresno State was 62nd in the nation with 177 carries for 980 yards and 3 TDs. His 5.11 YPC is impressive.

RB Jonathan Smith
Washington State / Pasadena
Senior was 75th nationally with 203 carries for 851 yards and 9 TDs.

WR James Terry
Kansas State / Butler County
Capped senior season with 60 catches for 1,174 yards and 13 TDs, good for 13th in the nation in total receiving yards.

WR Jeremiah Cockerhan
Hawaii / Chaffey
The speedster recorded 61 catches for 997 yards and 9 TDs. Those numbers put him 34th in the land in total receiving yards.

WR Tramain Hall
NC State / LA Valley
His 69 receptions for 799 yards was 76th nationally in total receiving yards. He scored 7 TDs.

(Rank / Name / YR / G / REC / YDS / TD / REC PER G / YPC / YPG)

95 Romby Bryant
Tulsa / NE Oklahoma A&M
SR 12 43 734 8 3.58 17.07 61.17
97 Lawrence Bady
Boise St. / Sacramento CC
JR 13 29 726 4 2.23 25.03 55.85
100 Jamall Broussard
San Jose St. / College of the Canyons
SR 11 55 715 1 5.00 13.00 65.00


CB Will Poole
U. of Southern California / Ventura
Senior was 7th in the nation with 7 INTs, including 1 TD.

S Gerald Jones
San Jose State / College of the Canyons
Senior safety finished 9th in the nation with 6 INTs. If memory serves, Jones set a SJSU record for INTs in a season as a junior.

S James McGill
Kansas State / Bakersfield
Senior DB for Wildcats recorded 6 picks on the year.

S Chris Dixon
Wyoming / Hinds CC
Senior CB picked off 5 balls in 2003.

DB Willie Pope
Western Michigan / Compton
Junior CB pulled down 4 INTs.

P Tim Parker
Arizona State / Southwestern
Senior finished the year with a 43.4 average, good for 22nd nationally.

P Seth Santoro
San Diego State / Glendale CC
Senior took advantage of his one season as starter, averaging 41.6 yards per punt. That's 47th nationally.

PK Ryan Killeen
U. of Southern California / Mt. San Antonio
2nd year PK out of Mt. San Antonio was 13th nationally in field goals made: 19 of 23.

PK Rhys Lloyd
Minnesota / Rochester CTC
Senior PK from England kicked game winner in bowl game. During the regular season he was 13-16 on FG attempts -- 46th nationally.


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