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League Leaders in the Awesome80s

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: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1970s.

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

RUSHING LEADERS
Year Player, Team, Conference ATT Yards YPA TDs
1989 Christian Okoye, Kansas City, AFC 370 1,480 4.0 12
  Barry Sanders, Detroit, NFC 280 1,470 5.3 14
1988 Eric Dickerson, Indianapolis, AFC 388 1,659 4.3 14
  Herschel Walker, Dallas, NFC 361 1,514 4.2 5
1987 Charles White, L.A. Rams, NFC 324 1,374 4.2 11
  Eric Dickerson, Indianapolis, AFC 223 1,011 4.5 5
1986 Eric Dickerson, L.A. Rams, NFC 404 1,821 4.5 11
  Curt Warner, Seattle, AFC 319 1,481 4.6 13
1985 Marcus Allen, L.A. Raiders, AFC 380 1,759 4.6 11
  Gerald Riggs, Atlanta, NFC 397 1,719 4.3 10
1984 Eric Dickerson, L.A. Rams, NFC 379 2,105 5.6 14
  Earnest Jackson, San Diego, AFC 296 1,179 4.0 8
1983 Eric Dickerson, L.A. Rams, NFC 390 1,808 4.6 18
  Curt Warner, Seattle, AFC 335 1,449 4.3 13
1982 Freeman McNeil, N.Y. Jets, AFC 151 786 5.2 6
  Tony Dorsett, Dallas, NFC 177 745 4.2 5
1981 George Rogers, New Orleans, NFC 378 1,674 4.4 13
  Earl Campbell, Houston, AFC 361 1,376 3.8 10
1980 Earl Campbell, Houston, AFC 373 1,934 5.2 13
  Walter Payton, Chicago, NFC 317 1,460 4.6 6

 

PASSING LEADERS
Year Player, Team, Conference ATT COMP YARDS TDs INTs RATE
1989 Joe Montana, San Francisco, NFC 386 271 3,521 26 8 112.4
  Boomer Esiason, Cincinnati, AFC 455 258 3,525 28 11 92.1
1988 Boomer Esiason, Cincinnati, AFC 388 223 3,572 28 14 97.4
  Wade Wilson, Minnesota, NFC 332 204 2,746 15 9 91.5
1987 Joe Montana, San Francisco, NFC 398 266 3,054 31 13 102.1
  Bernie Kosar, Cleveland, AFC 389 241 3,033 22 9 95.4
1986 Tommy Kramer, Minnesota, NFC 372 208 3,000 24 10 92.6
  Dan Marino, Miami, AFC 623 378 4,746 44 23 92.5
1985 Ken O'Brien, N.Y. Jets, AFC 488 297 3,888 25 8 96.2
  Joe Montana, San Francisco, NFC 494 303 3,653 27 13 91.3
1984 Dan Marino, Miami, AFC 564 362 5,084 48 17 108.9
  Joe Montana, San Francisco, NFC 432 279 3,630 28 10 102.9
1983 Steve Bartkowski, Atlanta, NFC 432 274 3,167 22 5 97.6
  Dan Marino, Miami, AFC 296 173 2,210 20 6 96.0
1982 Ken Anderson, Cincinnati, AFC 309 218 2,495 12 9 95.3
  Joe Theismann, Washington, NFC 252 161 2,033 13 9 91.3
1981 Ken Anderson, Cincinnati, AFC 479 300 3,754 29 10 98.4
  Joe Montana, San Francisco, NFC 488 311 3,565 19 12 88.4
1980 Brian Sipe, Cleveland, AFC 554 337 4,132 30 14 91.4
  Ron Jaworski, Philadelphia, NFC 451 257 3,529 27 12 91.0

 

RECEIVING LEADERS
Year Player, Team, Conference No. Yards YPC TDs
1989 Sterling Sharpe, Green Bay, NFC 90 1,423 15.8 12
  Andre Reed, Buffalo, AFC 88 1,312 14.9 9
1988 Al Toon, N.Y. Jets, AFC 93 1,067 11.5 5
  Henry Ellard, L.A. Rams, NFC 86 1,414 16.4 10
1987 J.T. Smith, St. Louis, NFC 91 1,117 12.3 8
  Al Toon, N.Y. Jets, AFC 68 976 14.4 5
1986 Todd Christensen, L.A. Raiders, AFC 95 1,153 12.1 8
  Jerry Rice, San Francisco, NFC 86 1,570 18.3 15
1985 Roger Craig, San Francisco, NFC 92 1,016 11.0 6
  Lionel James, San Diego, AFC 86 1,027 11.9 6
1984 Art Monk, Washington, NFC 106 1,372 12.9 7
  Ozzie Newsome, Cleveland, AFC 89 1,001 11.2 5
1983 Todd Christensen, L.A. Raiders, AFC 92 1,247 13.6 12
  Roy Green, St. Louis, NFC 78 1,227 15.7 14
  Charlie Brown, Washington, NFC 78 1,225 15.7 8
  Earnest Gray, N.Y. Giants, NFC 78 1,139 14.6 5
1982 Dwight Clark, San Francisco, NFC 60 913 15.2 5
  Kellen Winslow, San Diego, AFC 54 721 13.4 6
1981 Kellen Winslow, San Diego, AFC 88 1,075 12.2 10
  Dwight Clark, San Francisco, NFC 85 1,105 13.0 4
1980 Kellen Winslow, San Diego, AFC 89 1,290 14.5 9
  Earl Cooper, San Francisco, NFC 83 567 6.8 4
 

 

2105 IN '84

Photo by Michael Ponzini, 2006 Super70s.com

Rushing: Eric Dickerson led the NFL in rushing four times during the Awesome80s.


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