UConn Huskies football statistical leaders

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Donald Brown is Connecticut's all-time rushing leader.

The UConn Huskies football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Connecticut Huskies 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 Huskies represent the University of Connecticut in the NCAA's American Athletic Conference.

Although Connecticut began competing in intercollegiate football in 1896,[1] the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in 1952. 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 1952, 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 Huskies have played in 6 bowl games since then, allowing many recent players an extra game to accumulate statistics.

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

Passing

Passing yards

Passing touchdowns

Rushing

Rushing yards

Rushing touchdowns

Receiving

Receptions

Receiving yards

Receiving touchdowns

Total offense

Total offense is the sum of passing and rushing statistics. It does not include receiving or returns.[13]

Total offense yards

Total touchdowns

Defense

Interceptions

Tackles

Sacks

Kicking

Field goals made

Field goal percentage

References

  1. ^ a b "2016 Connecticut Huskies Media Guide". UConnHuskies.com. Retrieved 2016-08-20.
  2. ^ "NCAA changes policy on football stats". ESPN.com. AP. 2002-08-28. Retrieved 2016-08-20.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Bryant Shirreffs". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-12-05.
  4. ^ a b c d "UConn beats Memphis 45-10 for third straight win". ESPN.com. 2012-12-07.
  5. ^ a b "East Carolina vs. UConn Box Score". ESPN.com. November 23, 2019. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  6. ^ a b "UConn vs. SMU Box Score". ESPN.com. September 30, 2017. Retrieved December 24, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "East Carolina vs. UConn Box Score". ESPN.com. September 24, 2017. Retrieved December 24, 2019.
  8. ^ "Kevin Mensah". ESPN.com.
  9. ^ a b c d "Noel Thomas". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-12-05.
  10. ^ "Syracuse uses late 99-yard drive to beat UConn 31-24". ESPN.com. 2016-09-24.
  11. ^ "Flowers accounts for 5 TDs, South Florida beats UConn 42-27". ESPN.com. 2016-10-15.
  12. ^ "Brown leads Terps to 32-21 win over Huskies". ESPN.com. 2012-09-14.
  13. ^ "Official 2007 NCAA Division I Football Record Book" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-12-01. Retrieved 2008-01-03.
  14. ^ "Obi Melifonwu". UConnHuskies.com. Retrieved 2016-12-05.
  15. ^ a b c "Bobby Puyol". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-12-05.
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