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The Texas Longhorns football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Texas Longhorns football program in various categories,[1] including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Longhorns represent the University of Texas in the NCAA's Big 12 Conference.

Although Texas began competing in intercollegiate football in 1893,[1] the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in 1950. Records from before this year are often incomplete and inconsistent, and they are generally not included in these lists.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

  • Since 1950, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.
  • The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.
  • Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002.[2] The Longhorns have played in a bowl game in all but one season since then, allowing players to have an additional game to accumulate statistics.
  • Similarly, the Longhorns have played in the Big 12 Championship Game (1996–2010, 2017–present) six times, providing yet another game for players in those seasons.
  • All of the Longhorns' 10 highest seasons in points scored, and all but one of the top 10 seasons in offensive yards, came under former head coach Mack Brown,[1] who coached Texas from 1998 through 2013.

These lists are updated through the 2018 Big 12 Championship Game.

PassingEdit

Passing yardsEdit

Career
Rank Player Yards Years
1Colt McCoy13,2532006 2007 2008 2009
2Major Applewhite8,3531998 1999 2000 2001
3James Brown7,6381994 1995 1996 1997
4Peter Gardere7,3961989 1990 1991 1992
5Chris Simms7,0971999 2000 2001 2002
6Vince Young6.0402003 2004 2005
7Sam Ehlinger5,2072017 2018
8Bret Stafford4,7351984 1985 1986 1987
9David Ash4,7282011 2012 2013 2014
10Shane Buechele4,3632016 2017 2018
11Case McCoy3,6892010 2011 2012 2013

Single season
Rank Player Yards Year
1Colt McCoy3,8592008
2Colt McCoy3,5212009
3Major Applewhite3,3571999
4Colt McCoy3,3032007
5 Sam Ehlinger 3,292[3] 2018
6Chris Simms3,2072002
7Vince Young3,0362005
8 Shane Buechele 2,958 2016
9Garrett Gilbert2,7442010
10Jeremy Shermak2,6992012

Single game
Rank Player Yards Year Opponent
1Major Applewhite4732001 Washington
(Holiday Bowl)
2Colt McCoy470[4]2009 UCF
3Chris Simms4192002 Nebraska
4Colt McCoy414[5]2008 Ohio State
(Fiesta Bowl)
5Major Applewhite4081998 Oklahoma State
6James Brown3971994 Texas Tech
7Colt McCoy396[6]2009 Kansas
8Colt McCoy391[7]2008 Oklahoma State
9Chris Simms3832000 Texas A&M
10Sam Ehlinger380[8]2017 Kansas State

Passing touchdownsEdit

Career
Rank Player TDs Years
1Colt McCoy1122006 2007 2008 2009
2Major Applewhite601998 1999 2000 2001
3Chris Simms581999 2000 2001 2002
4James Brown531994 1995 1996 1997
5Vince Young442003 2004 2005
6Peter Gardere371989 1990 1991 1992
7 Sam Ehlinger 36[3] 2017 2018
8David Ash312011 2012 2013 2014
9 Shane Buechele 30[9] 2016 2017 2018
10Shea Morenz251993 1994

Single season
Rank Player TDs Year
1Colt McCoy342008
2Colt McCoy292006
3Colt McCoy272009
4Chris Simms262002
Vince Young262005

Single game
Rank Player TDs Year Opponent
1Colt McCoy6[10]2006 Baylor
2James Brown51994 Baylor
Chris Simms52001 Oklahoma State
Colt McCoy5[11]2008 Baylor

RushingEdit

Rushing yardsEdit

Career
Rank Player Yards Years
1Ricky Williams6,2791995 1996 1997 1998
2Cedric Benson5,5402001 2002 2003 2004
3Earl Campbell4,4431974 1975 1976 1977
4Jamaal Charles3,3282005 2006 2007
5Chris Gilbert3,2311966 1967 1968
6Vince Young3,1272003 2004 2005
7Roosevelt Leaks2,9231972 1973 1974
8A. J. Jones2,8741978 1979 1980 1981
9D'Onta Foreman2,7822014 2015 2016
10Malcolm Brown2,6782011 2012 2013 2014

Single season
Rank Player Yards Year
1Ricky Williams2,1241998
2D'Onta Foreman2,0282016
3Ricky Williams1,8931997
4Cedric Benson1,8342004
5Earl Campbell1,7441977
6Jamaal Charles1,6192007
7Roosevelt Leaks1,4151973
8Cedric Benson1,3602003
9Hodges Mitchell1,3431999
10Cedric Benson1,2932002

Single game
Rank Player Yards Year Opponent
1Ricky Williams3501998 Iowa State
2Roosevelt Leaks3421973 SMU
3D'Onta Foreman341[12]2016 Texas Tech
4Ricky Williams3181998 Rice
5Jamaal Charles290[13]2007 Nebraska
6Cedric Benson283[14]2003 Texas A&M
7Chris Warren III276[15]2015 Texas Tech
8Vince Young267[16]2005 Oklahoma State
9Hodges Mitchell2642000 Kansas
10Ricky Williams2591998 Baylor
Ricky Williams2591998 Texas A&M

Rushing touchdownsEdit

Career
Rank Player TDs Years
1Ricky Williams721995 1996 1997 1998
2Cedric Benson642001 2002 2003 2004
3Earl Campbell401974 1975 1976 1977
4Vince Young372003 2004 2005
5Steve Worster361968 1969 1970
Jamaal Charles362005 2006 2007
Cody Johnson362008 2009 2010 2011
8Jim Bertelsen331969 1970 1971
9Chris Gilbert281966 1967 1968
10A. J. Jones271978 1979 1980 1981

Single season
Rank Player TDs Year
1Ricky Williams271998
2Ricky Williams251997
3Cedric Benson212003
4Cedric Benson192004
5Earl Campbell181977
Jamaal Charles182007
7Joe Bergeron162012
Sam Ehlinger162018
9D'Onta Foreman152016
10Byron Townsend141950
Steve Worster141970
Donnie Wigginton141971
Roosevelt Leaks141973
Vince Young142004

Single game
Rank Player TDs Year Opponent
1Ricky Williams61998 Rice
Ricky Williams61998 New Mexico State
3Ricky Williams51997 Rice
Ricky Williams51998 Iowa State
Cedric Benson5[17]2004 Oklahoma State
Joe Bergeron5[18]2012 Baylor

ReceivingEdit

ReceptionsEdit

Career
Rank Player Rec Years
1Jordan Shipley2482006 2007 2008 2009
2Roy Williams2412000 2001 2002 2003
3Jaxon Shipley2182011 2012 2013 2014
4Quan Cosby2122005 2006 2007 2008
5Mike Davis2002010 2011 2012 2013
6Mike Adams1771992 1993 1994 1995
7Kwame Cavil1741997 1998 1999
8BJ Johnson1522000 2001 2002 2003
9Eric Metcalf1251985 1986 1987 1988
10Limas Sweed1242004 2005 2006 2007

Single season
Rank Player Rec Year
1Jordan Shipley1162009
2Kwame Cavil1001999
3Quan Cosby922008
4Jordan Shipley892008
5 Lil'Jordan Humphrey 79[19] 2018
6 Roy Williams702003
Nate Jones702007
8 John Harris682014
9 Roy Williams672001
10 Collin Johnson 65[20] 2018

Single game
Rank Player Rec Year Opponent
1Jordan Shipley15[7]2008 Oklahoma State
2Quan Cosby14[5]2008 Ohio State
(Fiesta Bowl)
3Roy Williams132002 Nebraska
4Eric Metcalf121988 Arkansas
5Eric Metcalf111987 Arkansas
Kwame Cavil111999 Iowa State
Roy Williams112001 Washington
(Holiday Bowl)
Jordan Shipley11[21]2008 Oklahoma
Jordan Shipley11[4]2009 UCF
Jordan Shipley11[22]2009 Colorado
Mike Davis11[23]2010 Kansas State

Receiving yardsEdit

Career
Rank Player Yards Years
1Roy Williams3,8662000 2001 2002 2003
2Jordan Shipley3,1912006 2007 2008 2009
3Mike Adams3,0321992 1993 1994 1995 1996
4Mike Davis2,7532010 2011 2012 2013
5Quan Cosby2,5982005 2006 2007 2008
6Jaxon Shipley2,5102011 2012 2013 2014
7BJ Johnson2,3892000 2001 2002 2003
8Kwame Cavil2,2791997 1998 1999
9 Collin Johnson 2,025[20] 2016 2017 2018
10 Limas Sweed1,9152004 2005 2006 2007

Single season
Rank Player Yards Year
1Jordan Shipley1,4852009
2Kwame Cavil1,1881999
3Roy Williams1,1422002
4Quan Cosby1,1232008
5 Lil'Jordan Humphrey 1,109[19] 2018
6 Wane McGarity1,0871998
7 Roy Williams1,0792003
8 Jordan Shipley1,0602008
9 John Harris1,0512014
10 Mike Adams9421996

Single game
Rank Player Yards Year Opponent
1Jordan Shipley273[4]2009 UCF
2Tony Jones2421987 Pittsburgh
(Bluebonnet Bowl)
3Johnny “Lam” Jones1981979 Baylor
4BJ Johnson1872000 Texas A&M
BJ Johnson187[24]2003 Iowa State
6Malcolm Williams182[25]2008 Texas Tech
7Eric Metcalf1811986 Houston
8Kwame Cavil1801999 Stanford
Roy Williams1802000 Kansas
Jordan Shipley180[26]2009 Louisiana-Monroe

Receiving touchdownsEdit

Career
Rank Player TDs Years
1Roy Williams362000 2001 2002 2003
2Jordan Shipley332006 2007 2008 2009
3Limas Sweed202004 2005 2006 2007
4Quan Cosby192005 2006 2007 2008
5Mike Davis182010 2011 2012 2013
6Mike Adams161992 1993 1994 1995 1996
BJ Johnson162000 2001 2002 2003
8Lovell Pinkney151992 1993 1994
David Thomas152002 2003 2004 2005
10Johnny “Lam” Jones141976 1977 1978 1979
Wane McGarity141995 1996 1997 1998

Single season
Rank Player TDs Year
1Jordan Shipley132009
2Roy Williams122002
Limas Sweed122006
4Jordan Shipley112008
5Herkie Walls101982
Quan Cosby102008
7Wane McGarity91998
Roy Williams92003
Lil'Jordan Humphrey 9[19] 2018
10 Eric Jackson81994
Pat Fitzgerald81995
Roy Williams82000
Mike Davis82013

Single game
Rank Player TDs Year Opponent
1Wane McGarity41998 Texas Tech

Total offenseEdit

Total offense is the sum of passing and rushing statistics. It does not include receiving or returns.[27]

Total offense yardsEdit

Career
Rank Player Yards Years
1Colt McCoy14,824 2006 2007 2008 2009
2Vince Young9,167 2003 2004 2005
3Major Applewhite8,059 1998 1999 2000 2001
4James Brown8,049 1994 1995 1996 1997
5Peter Gardere7,409 1988 1989 1990 1991
6Chris Simms6,960 1999 2000 2001 2002
7Ricky Williams6,306 1995 1996 1997 1998
8 Sam Ehlinger 5,841[3] 2017 2018
9Cedric Benson5,540 2001 2002 2003 2004
10Bret Stafford5,379 1984 1985 1986 1987

Single season
Rank Player Yards Year
1Colt McCoy4,420 2008
2Vince Young4,086 2005
3Colt McCoy3,869 2009
4Colt McCoy3,795 2007
5 Sam Ehlinger 3,541[3] 2018
6Major Applewhite3,211 1999
7Garrett Gilbert3,124 2010
8Shane Buechele3,109 2016
9Chris Simms3,083 2002
10Vince Young2,928 2004

Single game
Rank Player Yards Year Opponent
1Jerrod Heard527[28]2015 California
2Vince Young506[16]2005 Oklahoma State
3Sam Ehlinger487[8]2017 Kansas State
4Colt McCoy483[4]2009 UCF
5Colt McCoy479[29]2009 Texas A&M
6Major Applewhite4762001 Washington
(Holiday Bowl)
7Vince Young467[30]2005 USC
(Rose Bowl; National Championship Game)
8David Ash434[31]2013 New Mexico State
9Colt McCoy432[7]2008 Oklahoma State
10Colt McCoy425[6]2009 Kansas

Total touchdownsEdit

Career
Rank Player TDs Years
1Colt McCoy132 2006 2007 2008 2009
2Vince Young81 2003 2004 2005
3Ricky Williams73 1995 1996 1997 1998
4Chris Simms68 1999 2000 2001 2002
5Cedric Benson64 2001 2002 2003 2004
6Major Applewhite63 1998 1999 2000 2001
7James Brown59 1994 1995 1996 1997
8 Sam Ehlinger 51[3] 2017 2018
9Peter Gardere49 1988 1989 1990 1991
10Earl Campbell40 1974 1975 1976 1977

Single season
Rank Player TDs Year
1Colt McCoy45 2008
2Vince Young38 2005
Sam Ehlinger 38[3] 2018
4Colt McCoy31 2006
5Chris Simms30 2002
Colt McCoy30 2009
7Chris Simms28 2001
8Ricky Williams27 1998
9Ricky Williams26 1997
Vince Young26 2004
Colt McCoy26 2007

Single game
Rank Player TDs Year Opponent
1Ricky Williams61998 Rice
Ricky Williams61998 New Mexico State
Colt McCoy6[10]2006 Baylor

DefenseEdit

InterceptionsEdit

Career
Rank Player Ints Years
1Noble Doss171939 1940 1941
Nathan Vasher172000 2001 2002 2003
3Jerry Gray161981 1982 1983 1984
4Derrick Hatchett151977 1978 1979 1980
5Bobby Dillon131949 1950 1951
Johnnie Johnson131976 1977 1978 1979
Stanley Richard131987 1988 1989 1990
Chris Carter131993 1994 1995 1996
Dylan Haines13 2014 2015 2016
9William Graham111979 1980 1981
Mossy Cade111981 1982 1983
Quandre Diggs112011 2012 2013 2014

Single season
Rank Player Ints Year
1Earl Thomas82009
2Jack Crain71940
Noble Doss71940
William Graham71981
Jerry Gray71984
Nathan Vasher72001

Single game
Rank Player Ints Year Opponent
1Bill Bradley41968 Texas A&M
2Bobby Layne31946 Baylor
Bill Pyle31948 North Carolina
Jerry Cook31961 Ole Miss
(Cotton Bowl)
Leslie Derrick31966 Ole Miss
(Bluebonnet Bowl)
Stephen Braggs31986 Texas Tech
Tre Thomas31995 Pittsburgh
Aaron Humphrey31997 Rutgers

TacklesEdit

Career
Rank Player Tackles Years
1Britt Hager4991984 1985 1986 1987
2Doug Shankle4781978 1979 1980 1981
3Derrick Johnson4582001 2002 2003 2004
4Anthony Curl4031989 1990 1991 1992
5Chris Carter4011993 1994 1995 1996
6Dusty Renfro3701995 1996 1997 1998
7Steve McMichael3691976 1977 1978 1979
8Michael Griffin3642003 2004 2005 2006
9Bruce Scholtz3511977 1978 1979 1980 1981
10Tyson King3461993 1994 1995 1996

Single season
Rank Player Tackles Year
1Britt Hager1951988
2Britt Hager1871987
3Lionel Johnson1751976
4Winfred Tubbs1571992
5Bill Hamilton1541976
6Tony Edwards1491984
7Tony Degrate1471984
Jordan Hicks1472014
9Doug Shankle1441980
10Steve McMichael1421978

SacksEdit

Career
Rank Player Sacks Years
1Kiki DeAyala40.51980 1981 1982
2Tim Campbell39.51975 1976 1977 1978 1979
3Tony Degrate31.01981 1982 1983 1984
4Bill Acker29.01975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Kenneth Sims29.01978 1979 1980 1981
6Steve McMichael28.51976 1977 1978 1979
7Jackson Jeffcoat27.52010 2011 2012 2013
8Ty Allert27.01982 1983 1984 1985
9Aaron Humphrey24.51996 1997 1998 1999
10Tony Brackens24.01993 1994 1995

Single season
Rank Player Sacks Year
1Kiki DeAyala22.51982
2Tim Campbell14.01977
Bill Acker14.01978
Ken McCune14.01980
5Tim Campbell13.01975
Dwight Jefferson13.01978
Jackson Jeffcoat13.02013
8Alex Okafor12.52012
9Steve McMichael12.01977
Kiki DeAyala12.01981
Tony Degrate12.01984

Single game
Rank Player Sacks Year Opponent
1Shane Dronett5.01990 Texas Tech
2Alex Okafor4.5[32]2012 Oregon State
(Alamo Bowl)
3Dwight Jefferson4.01978 Arkansas
Cedric Woodard4.01998 Texas A&M
Aaron Humphrey4.01998 Texas Tech

KickingEdit

Field goals madeEdit

Career
Rank Player FGs Years
1Phil Dawson591994 1995 1996 1997
2Jeff Ward581983 1984 1985 1986
Kris Stockton581996 1998 1999 2000
4Dusty Mangum502001 2002 2003 2004
5Russell Erxleben491975 1976 1977 1978

Single season
Rank Player FGs Year
1Hunter Lawrence242009
2Justin Tucker232010
3Kris Stockton222000
4Michael Pollack201990
Kris Stockton201999
Anthony Fera202013
7Jeff Ward191985
Phil Dawson191996

Single game
Rank Player FGs Year Opponent
1Jeff Ward51985 Arkansas
Kris Stockton52000 Texas Tech
Ryan Bailey5[33]2007 UCF
Justin Tucker5[34]2010 Baylor

Field goal percentageEdit

Career
Rank Player FG% Years
1Hunter Lawrence87.2%2006 2007 2008 2009
2Ryan Bailey83.3%2006 2007 2008 2009
3Justin Tucker83.3%2008 2009 2010 2011
4Kris Stockton75.3%1983 1984 1985 1986
5Phil Dawson74.7%1994 1995 1996 1997

Single season
Rank Player FG% Year
1Jeff Ward93.8%1983
2Anthony Fera90.9%2013
3Hunter Lawrence88.9%2009
4Justin Tucker85.2%2010
5Kris Stockton84.6%2000
6Justin Tucker81.0%2011

ReferencesEdit

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