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The Virginia Cavaliers football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Virginia Cavaliers 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 Cavaliers represent the University of Virginia in the NCAA's Atlantic Coast Conference.

Although Virginia began competing in intercollegiate football in 1888,[1] the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in 1946. 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 1946, 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 Cavaliers have played in 6 bowl games since this decision, giving many recent players an extra game to accumulate statistics.

These lists are updated through the end of the 2016 season.

PassingEdit

Passing yardsEdit

Career
Rk Player Yards Years
1Matt Schaub7,5022000 2001 2002 2003
2Shawn Moore6,6291987 1988 1989 1990
3Jameel Sewell5,3662006 2007 2009
4Scott Gardner5,2181972 1973 1974 1975
5Aaron Brooks5,1181995 1996 1997 1998
6Marc Verica4,9922007 2008 2009 2010
7Marques Hagans4,8772002 2003 2004 2005
8Michael Rocco4,7312010 2011 2012
9Mike Groh4,3661992 1993 1994 1995
10Matt Johns4,233[3]2013 2014 2015 2016

Single season
Rk Player Yards Year
1Kurt Benkert3,207[4]2017
2Matt Schaub2,9762002
3Matt Schaub2,9522003
4Matt Johns2,8102015
5Marc Verica2,7992010
6Michael Rocco2,6712011
7Kurt Benkert2,552[5]2016
8Mike Groh2,5101995
9Marques Hagans2,4922005
10Symmion Willis2,3471993
11Aaron Brooks2,3191998

Single game
Rk Player Yards Year Opponent
1Kurt Benkert421[6]2016 Central Michigan
2Marc Verica417[7]2010 Duke
3Matt Schaub3932003 N.C State
4Aaron Brooks3901997 Virginia Tech
5David Watford376[8]2013 Georgia Tech
6Matt Schaub3722002 Georgia Tech
7Dan Ellis3631999 Buffalo
8Matt Schaub3582003 Virginia Tech
Marques Hagans3582005 Minnesota
10Mike Groh3461995 Duke
Tim Sherman3461996 Clemson

Passing touchdownsEdit

Career
Rk Player TDs Years
1Matt Schaub562000 2001 2002 2003
2Shawn Moore551987 1988 1989 1990
3Scott Gardner331972 1973 1974 1975
Aaron Brooks331995 1996 1997 1998
Matt Johns30[3]2013 2014 2015 2016
6Mike Groh291992 1993 1994 1995
7Dan Ellis281997 1998 1999 2000
8Marques Hagans272002 2003 2004 2005
Michael Rocco272010 2011 2012
10Bobby Goodman241990 1991 1992
Jameel Sewell242006 2007 2009

Single season
Rk Player TDs Year
1Matt Schaub282002
2Shawn Moore211990
Bobby Goodman211992
Kurt Benkert21[5]2016
5Aaron Brooks201997
Dan Ellis201999
Matt Johns202015
8Matt Blundin191991
Symmion Willis191993
10Shawn Moore181989
Matt Schaub182003

Single game
Rk Player TDs Year Opponent
1Dan Ellis61999 Buffalo

RushingEdit

Rushing yardsEdit

Career
Rk Player Yards Years
1Thomas Jones3,9981996 1997 1998 1999
2Tiki Barber3,3891993 1994 1995 1996
3Terry Kirby3,3481989 1990 1991 1992
4John Papit3,2381947 1948 1949 1950
5Kevin Parks3,2192011 2012 2013 2014
6Wali Lundy3,1932002 2003 2004 2005
7Tommy Vigorito2,9131977 1978 1979 1980
8Frank Quayle2,6951966 1967 1968
9Jim Bakhtiar2,4341955 1956 1957
10Alvin Pearman2,3942001 2002 2003 2004

Single season
Rk Player Yards Year
1Thomas Jones1,7981999
2Tiki Barber1,3971995
3Tiki Barber1,3601996
4Thomas Jones1,3031998
5Barry Word1,2241985
6John Papit1,2141949
7Frank Quayle1,2131968
8Terry Kirby1,1301992
9Marcus Wilson1,0981989
10Tommy Vigorito1,0451979

Single game
Rk Player Yards Year Opponent
1John Papit2241948 Washington & Lee
2Alvin Pearman2232004 Duke
3Frank Quayle2211966 Maryland
Thomas Jones2211999 NC State
Thomas Jones2211999 Buffalo
6Frank Quayle2161968 Maryland
7Bill Dudley2151941 North Carolina
8Terry Kirby2141992 Wake Forest
9Thomas Jones2131999 Georgia Tech
10John Papit2121949 West Virginia

Rushing touchdownsEdit

Career
Rk Player TDs Years
1Gene Mayer461912 1913 1914 1915
2Wali Lundy432002 2003 2004 2005
3Thomas Jones371996 1997 1998 1999
4Tiki Barber311993 1994 1995 1996
5Kevin Parks292011 2012 2013 2014
6Frank Quayle281966 1967 1968
7Shawn Moore281987 1988 1989 1990
8Terry Kirby241989 1990 1991 1992
9Howard Petty211983 1984 1985
10Charles Way201991 1992 1993 1994

Single season
Rk Player TDs Year
1Gene Mayer181915
2Wali Lundy172004

Single game
Rk Player TDs Year Opponent
1Gene Mayer51912 North Carolina
Gene Mayer51915 Richmond

ReceivingEdit

ReceptionsEdit

Career
Rk Player Rec Years
1Billy McMullen2101999 2000 2001 2002
2Taquan Mizzell195[9]2013 2014 2015 2016
3Kris Burd1622008 2009 2010 2011
4Heath Miller1442002 2003 2004
5Alvin Pearman1382001 2002 2003 2004
6Darius Jennings1332011 2012 2013 2014
7Perry Jones1292009 2010 2011 2012
8John Ford1281984 1986 1987 1988
9Germane Crowell1221994 1995 1996 1997
10Dave Sullivan1201970 1971 1972

Single season
Rk Player Rec Year
1Billy McMullen832001
2Taquan Mizzell752015
3Heath Miller702003
4Billy McMullen692002
5Kris Burd662011
6Alvin Pearman632003
7Wali Lundy582002
Deyon Williams582005
Kevin Ogletree582008
Kris Burd582010

Single game
Rk Player Rec Year Opponent
1Alvin Pearman162003 Florida State
2Alvin Pearman132003 NC State
Heath Miller132003 Virginia Tech
Mikell Simpson132007 Maryland
Darius Jennings13[8]2013 Georgia Tech
6Joe Kehoe111960 Maryland
Billy McMullen112001 Maryland
Billy McMullen112001 North Carolina
Wali Lundy112002 Clemson
Canaan Severin11[10]2015 Notre Dame

Receiving yardsEdit

Career
Rk Player Yards Years
1Billy McMullen2,9781999 2000 2001 2002
2Herman Moore2,5041988 1989 1990
3John Ford2,3991984 1986 1987 1988
4Kris Burd2,1902008 2009 2010 2011
5Tyrone Davis2,1531991 1992 1993 1994
6Germane Crowell2,1421994 1995 1996 1997
7Patrick Jeffers1,7851992 1993 1994 1995
8Heath Miller1,7032002 2003 2004
9Darius Jennings1,6672011 2012 2013 2014
10Tim Smith1,5912009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Single season
Rk Player Yards Year
1Herman Moore1,1901990
2Billy McMullen1,0602001
3Germane Crowell9691997
4Kris Burd9132011
5Billy McMullen8942002
6John Ford8551987
7Herman Moore8481989
8Heath Miller8352003
9Dontrelle Inman8152010
10Terrence Wilkins8111998

Single game
Rk Player Yards Year Opponent
1Ken Shelton2411974 William & Mary
2Dontrelle Inman239[7]2010 Duke
3Herman Moore2341990 Georgia Tech
4Billy McMullen1892000 Duke
5Herman Moore1801990 Virginia Tech
6Harrison Davis1781973 North Carolina
7Herman Moore1751988 Virginia Tech
Billy McMullen1752001 Maryland
9Terrence Wilkins1671998 North Carolina
10John Ford1631987 Duke
Germane Crowell1631997 Florida State

Receiving touchdownsEdit

Career
Rk Player TDs Years
1Tyrone Davis281991 1992 1993 1994
2Herman Moore271988 1989 1990
3Billy McMullen241999 2000 2001 2002
4John Ford201984 1986 1987 1988
Heath Miller202002 2003 2004
6Germane Crowell191994 1995 1996 1997
7Patrick Jeffers151992 1993 1994 1995
8Kevin Coffey151997 1998 1999 2000
9Canaan Severin132012 2013 2014 2015

Single season
Rk Player TDs Year
1Herman Moore131990

Single game
Rk Player TDs Year Opponent
1Ed Carrington41965 Maryland

Total offenseEdit

Total offense is the sum of passing and rushing statistics. It does not include receiving or returns.[11]

Total offense yardsEdit

Career
Rk Player Yards Years
1Shawn Moore7,897 1987 1988 1989 1990
2Matt Schaub7,560 2000 2001 2002 2003
3Scott Gardner6,059 1972 1973 1974 1975
4Jameel Sewell6,012 2006 2007 2009
5Marques Hagans5,779 2002 2003 2004 2005
6Aaron Brooks5,665 1995 1996 1997 1998
7Marc Verica4,837 2007 2008 2009 2010
8Michael Rocco4,829 2010 2011 2012
9Don Majkowski4,622 1983 1984 1985 1986
10Matt Johns4,418[3]2013 2014 2015 2016

Single season
Rk Player Yards Year
1Matt Schaub3,071 2002
2Matt Schaub2,929 2003
3Matt Johns2,896 2015
4Marques Hagans2,802 2005
5Marc Verica2,752 2010
6Michael Rocco2,691 2011
7Shawn Moore2,583 1989
8Symmion Willis2,569 1993
9Shawn Moore2,568 1990
10Aaron Brooks2,546 1998

Single game
Rk Player Yards Year Opponent
1Kurt Benkert423[6]2016 Central Michigan
2Marc Verica413[7]2010 Duke
3Bryson Spinner3992001 Ga Tech
4Shawn Moore3961988 Wake Forest
5Matt Schaub3872003 N.C State
6Aaron Brooks3851997 Va Tech
7Marques Hagans3842005 Minnesota
8Matt Schaub3812002 Ga Tech
9Bob Davis3761965 Georgia Tech
Shawn Moore3761990 Georgia Tech

Total touchdownsEdit

Career
Rk Player TDs Years
1Shawn Moore83 1987 1988 1989 1990
2Matt Schaub61 2000 2001 2002 2003
3Aaron Brooks47 1995 1996 1997 1998
4Scott Gardner46 1972 1973 1974 1975
5Wali Lundy45 2002 2003 2004 2005
6Jameel Sewell39 2006 2007 2009
7Marques Hagans38 2002 2003 2004 2005
8Thomas Jones37 1996 1997 1998 1999
9Mike Groh36 1992 1993 1994 1995
10Matt Johns32[3]2013 2014 2015 2016

Single season
Rk Player TDs Year
1Matt Schaub30 2002
2Shawn Moore29 1990

DefenseEdit

InterceptionsEdit

Career
Rk Player Ints Years
1Keith McMeans171987 1988 1989 1990
2Pat Chester161978 1979 1980 1981 1982
3Ronde Barber151994 1995 1996
Marcus Hamilton152002 2004 2005 2006
5Kevin Cook141986 1987 1988 1989
6Chase Minnifield132008 2009 2010 2011
Juan Thornhill132015 2016 2017 2018
8Bryan Shumock121977 1978 1979 1980
Joe Crocker121992 1993 1994 1995
Anthony Poindexter121995 1996 1997 1998

Single season
Rk Player Ints Year
1Keith McMeans91987

Single game
Rk Player Ints Year Opponent
1Eddie Bryant31940 Maryland
Reece Whitley31957 North Carolina
Pete Schmidt31968 Davidson
Mike Pettine31986 NC State
Keith McMeans31987 NC State
Anthony Poindexter31996 NC State
Rodney McLeod3[12]2011 Maryland

TacklesEdit

Career
Rk Player Tackles Years
1Jamie Sharper4351993 1994 1995 1996
2Charles McDaniel4321982 1983 1984 1985
3Angelo Crowell4201999 2000 2001 2002
4Byron Thweatt3871997 1998 1999 2000
5James Farrior3811993 1994 1995 1996
6Steve Greer3762009 2010 2011 2012
7Russ Swan3731982 1983 1984 1985
8Randy Neal3671991 1992 1993 1994
9Quin Blanding356[13]2014 2015 2016
10Stuart Anderson3541978 1979 1980 1981

Single season
Rk Player Tackles Year
1Angelo Crowell1552002
2Angelo Crowell1442001
3Randy Neal1391993
4Wali Rainer1341985
Micah Kiser134[14]2016
6Charles McDaniel1301983
7Yubrenal Isabelle1282000
8Keith Lee1271981
9Russ Swan1251985
Byron Thweatt1252000

Single game
Rk Player Tackles Year Opponent
1Stuart Anderson241979 NC State

SacksEdit

Career
Rk Player Sacks Years
1Chris Slade40.01989 1990 1991 1992
2Clint Sintim29.02005 2006 2007
3Darryl Blackstock27.02002 2003 2004
4Mike Frederick26.01991 1992 1993 1994
5Patrick Kerney24.01995 1996 1997 1998
6Stuart Anderson23.01978 1979 1980 1981
Duane Ashman23.01993 1994 1995 1996
8Chris Long22.02004 2005 2006 2007
9Sean Scott21.01984 1985 1986 1987
10Ron Mattes18.01981 1982 1983 1984

Single season
Rk Player Sacks Year
1Chris Slade15.01992
Patrick Kerney15.01998
3Chris Slade14.01991
Chris Long14.02007
5Clint Sintim13.02008
6Mike Frederick11.01993
Darryl Blackstock11.02004
8Darryl Blackstock10.02002

KickingEdit

Field goals madeEdit

Career
Rk Player FGs Years
1Connor Hughes662002 2003 2004 2005
2Rafael Garcia581993 1994 1995 1996
3Robert Randolph462008 2009 2010 2011
4Ian Frye452012 2013 2014 2015
5Wayne Morrison381979 1980 1981 1982
6Kenny Stadlin371983 1984 1985
7Jake McInerney311989 1990

Single season
Rk Player FGs Year
1Connor Hughes232003
2Ian Frye222014
3Rafael Garcia211996
Connor Hughes212005
5Rafael Garcia201995
6Connor Hughes172004
7Jake McInerney151990

Single game
Rk Player FGs Year Opponent
1Rafael Garcia51994 Virginia Tech
Connor Hughes52003 Georgia Tech
Chris Gould52007 North Carolina

Field goal percentageEdit

Career
Rk Player FG% Years
1Jake McInerney83.8%1989 1990
2Connor Hughes83.5%2002 2003 2004 2005
3Ian Frye77.6%2012 2013 2014 2015

Single season
Rk Player FG% Year
1Connor Hughes92.0%2003
2Jake McInerney88.2%1990
3Connor Hughes87.5%2005

ReferencesEdit

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  2. "NCAA changes policy on football stats". AP. 2002-08-28. http://a.espncdn.com/ncf/news/2002/0828/1423821.html. Retrieved 2016-08-20.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Matt Johns". http://www.espn.com/college-football/player/_/id/535548/matt-johns. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  4. http://www.virginiasports.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/2017-2018/teamcume.html
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Kurt Benkert". http://www.espn.com/college-football/player/_/id/545645/kurt-benkert. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Benkert TDs rescue Virginia against Central Michigan, 49-35". 2016-09-24. http://www.espn.com/ncf/recap/_/id/400869288.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Duke breaks eight-game conference losing streak". 2010-11-06. http://www.espn.com/ncf/recap/_/id/303100150.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Laskey, Sims lead Georgia Tech past Virginia 35-25". 2013-10-26. http://www.espn.com/ncf/recap/_/id/332990258.
  9. "Taquan Mizzell". http://www.espn.com/college-football/player/_/id/548045/taquan-mizzell. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  10. "Backup DeShone Kizer rallies Irish over Cavaliers as Malik Zaire fractures ankle". 2015-09-12. http://www.espn.com/ncf/recap/_/id/400756917.
  11. "Official 2007 NCAA Division I Football Record Book". National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-12-01. https://web.archive.org/web/20071201142013/http://www.ncaa.org/library/records/football/football_records_book/2007/2007_d1_football_records_book.pdf. Retrieved 2008-01-03.
  12. "Virginia becomes bowl eligible with win for first time since '07". 2011-11-05. http://www.espn.com/ncf/recap/_/id/313090120.
  13. "Quin Blanding". http://www.virginiasports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/quin_blanding_910310.html. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  14. "Micah Kiser". http://www.virginiasports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/micah_kiser_853656.html. Retrieved 2016-12-09.

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