Many Group of Five alumni were among the brightest stars in the NFL during the 2021 season. Josh Allen, Derek Carr, Antonio Gibson, Davante Adams, Elijah Mitchell, Travis Kelce, Aaron Jones, Rashad Penny, Tony Pollard, Antonio Gibson, Diontae Johnson, Bobby Wagner, Alex Highsmith, Trey Henderson, Kevin Byard, Matt Prater, Chris Boswell, Tyler Bass, Greg Joseph, Jake Elliott, Jack Fox, Thomas Morstead, and Sam Martin all ranked among the top 10 in the NFL in their respective statistical categories.

The G5 shined brightly in specialty positions, with G5 alumni holding five of the top 10 slots in scoring and four of the top 10 slots in field goals made.

The tables below provide the top 5 G5 performers for major statistical categories in the NFL.

G5 NFL Passing Leaders
PlayerNFL TeamCollegeMetricNFL Rnk
Passing Yards
Derek CarrLas VegasFresno State48045
Josh AllenBuffaloWyoming44078
Ben RoethlisbergerPittsburghMiami (OH)374015
Taylor HeinickeWashingtonOld Dominion341919
Zach WilsonNew York JetsBYU233430
Passing TDs
Josh AllenBuffaloWyoming367
Derek CarrLas VegasFresno State2313
Ben RoethlisbergerPittsburghMiami (OH)2214
Taylor HeinickeWashingtonOld Dominion2018
Zach WilsonNew York JetsBYU931
Passer Rating
Derek CarrLas VegasFresno State9415
Josh AllenBuffaloWyoming92.217
Ben RoethlisbergerPittsburghMiami (OH)86.826
Taylor HeinickeWashingtonOld Dominion85.927
Taysom HillNew OrleansBYU75.435
G5 NFL Rushing Leaders
PlayerNFL TeamCollegeMetricNFL Rnk
Rushing Yards
Antonio GibsonWashingtonMemphis10376
Elijah MitchellSan FranciscoLouisiana9638
Devin SingletaryBuffaloFAU87016
Aaron JonesGreen BayUTEP79922
Rashad PennySeattleSan Diego State74929
Rushing TDs
Devin SingletaryBuffaloFAU715
Boston ScottPhiladelphiaLouisiana Tech715
Rashad PennySeattleSan Diego State621
Latavius MurrayBaltimoreUCF621
Josh AllenBuffaloWyoming621
Avg. Yards Per Carry
Rashad PennySeattleSan Diego State6.31
Josh AllenBuffaloWyoming6.31
Tony PollardDallasMemphis5.55
Aaron JonesGreen BayUTEP4.710
Elijah MitchellSan FranciscoLouisiana4.710
G5 NFL Receiving Leaders
PlayerNFL TeamCollegeMetricNFL Rnk
Receptions
Davante AdamsGreen BayFresno State1232
Diontae JohnsonPittsburghToledo1075
Travis KelceKansas CityCincinnati9210
Cole BeasleyBuffaloSMU8219
Darnell MooneyChicagoTulane8120
Receiving Yards
Davante AdamsGreen BayFresno State15533
Diontae JohnsonPittsburghToledo116110
Travis KelceKansas CityCincinnati112514
Darnell MooneyChicagoTulane105519
Courtland SuttonDenverSMU77646
Receiving Touchdowns
Davante AdamsGreen BayFresno State115
Travis KelceKansas CityCincinnati99
Diontae JohnsonPittsburghToledo816
Aaron JonesGreen BayUTEP625
Cedrick WilsonDallasBoise State625
Gabriel DavisBuffaloUCF625
G5 NFL Defensive Leaders
PlayerNFL TeamCollegeMetricNFL Rnk
Total Tackles
Bobby WagnerSeattleUtah State1703
Fred WarnerSan FransiscoBYU13711
Xavier WoodsMinnesotaLouisiana Tech10832
Tracy Walker IIIDetroitLouisiana10832
Azeez Al-ShaairSan FransiscoFAU10241
Tackles for Loss
Alex HighsmithPittsburghCharlotte157
Demario DavisNew OrleansArkansas State1312
Maxx CrosbyLas VegasEastern Michigan1312
Hassan ReddickCarolinaTemple1217
Larry OgunjobiCincinnatiCharlotte1217
Trey HendersonCincinnatiFAU1217
Sacks
Trey HenricksonCincinnatiFAU145
Haason ReddickCarolinaTemple1111
Shaquil BarrettTampa BayColorado State1015
Marcus DavenportNew OrleansUTSA920
Maxx CrosbyLas VegasEastern Michigan831
Interceptions
Kevin ByardTennesseeMiddle Tennessee54
Bobby McCainWashingtonMemphis412
Logan WilsonCincinnatiWyoming412
Xavier WoodsMinnesotaLouisiana Tech323
Chandon SullivanGreen BayGeorgia State323
Isiah RodgersIndianapolisUmass323
G5 NFL Specialty Leaders
PlayerNFL TeamCollegeMetricNFL Rnk
Scoring
Matt PraterArizonaUCF1374
Chris BoswellPittsburghRice1356
Tyler BassBuffaloGeorgia Southern1356
Greg JosephMinnesotaFAU1356
Jake ElliottPhiladelphiaMemphis1349
Field Goals Made
Chris BoswellPittsburghRice362
Greg JosephMinnesotaFAU335
Matt PraterArizonaUCF307
Jake ElliottPhiladelphiaMemphis307
Tyler BassBuffaloGeorgia Southern2811
Punting Yards Average
Jack FoxDetroitRice49.22
Thomas MorsteadAtlantaSMU47.29
Corey BojorquezGreen BayNew Mexico46.511
Kevin HuberCincinnatiCincinnati46.413
Sam MartinDenverAppalachian State4615
Net Punting Yards Average
Sam MartinDenverAppalachian State42.83
Thomas MorsteadAtlantaSMU427
Kevin HuberCincinnatiCincinnati4112
Brett KernTennesseeToledo40.415
Corey BojorquezGreen BayNew Mexico4018
Punts inside the 20
Sam MartinDenverAppalachian State285
Rigoberto SanchezIndianapolisHawaii2411
Kevin HuberCincinnatiCincinnati2217
Brett KernTennesseeToledo1822
Thomas MorsteadAtlantaSMU1822
Corey BojorquezGreen BayNew Mexico1822