Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football statistical leaders

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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 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 Yellow Jackets represent the Georgia Institute of Technology in the NCAA's Atlantic Coast Conference.

Although Georgia Tech began competing in intercollegiate football in 1892,[1] the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in 1948. 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 1948, 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 Yellow Jackets have played in 14 bowl games since then, allowing recent players an extra game to accumulate statistics.
  • The Yellow Jackets have also played in the ACC Championship Game four times since its establishment in 2005, providing yet another extra game for players in those seasons.
  • All of the Yellow Jackets' eight highest seasons in total offensive yards have come since 1999.[1] Passing totals haven't been high since former head coach Paul Johnson (American football coach) arrived in 2008, as his offensive scheme was the run-heavy triple option.

These lists are updated through the Yellow Jackets' game against Virginia Tech on October 25, 2018. The Georgia Tech Media Guide excludes the final three games of the 2009 season from Demaryius Thomas's career and season statistics due to NCAA sanctions, but those statistics are included here.

Passing[edit]

Passing yards[edit]

Passing touchdowns[edit]

Rushing[edit]

Rushing yards[edit]

Rushing touchdowns[edit]

Receiving[edit]

Receptions[edit]

Receiving yards[edit]

Receiving touchdowns[edit]

Total offense[edit]

Total offense is the sum of passing and rushing statistics. It does not include receiving or returns.[15]

Total offense yards[edit]

Total touchdowns[edit]

Defense[edit]

Interceptions[edit]

Tackles[edit]

Sacks[edit]

Kicking[edit]

Field goals made[edit]

Field goal percentage[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2018 Georgia Tech Football Information Guide" (PDF). Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "NCAA changes policy on football stats". ESPN.com. AP. 2002-08-28. Retrieved 2014-09-11.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Justin Thomas". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  4. ^ a b "Georgia Tech routs Tulsa". ESPN.com. 2004-01-03.
  5. ^ a b Humanitarian Bowl
  6. ^ "GEORGIA TECH 41, NORTH CAROLINA 42". sports-reference.com. 2017-04-09.
  7. ^ "Box Score: Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Tech". ESPN.com. October 25, 2018. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  8. ^ "Ga. Tech overcomes 16-point halftime deficit, snaps 7-game skid to Georgia". ESPN.com. 2008-11-29.
  9. ^ a b c "TaQuon Marshall". ESPN.com. October 27, 2018.
  10. ^ "Dedrick Mills". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  11. ^ "Benny Cunningham runs in 5 TDs as M. Tenn. St. downs Ga. Tech". ESPN.com. 2012-09-29.
  12. ^ "Shaw makes winning debut as Georgia Tech shuts out Duke". ESPN.com. 2008-10-04.
  13. ^ "GEORGIA TECH 24, WAKE FOREST 7". ESPN.com. 2003-10-11.
  14. ^ "Ball connects with Johnson for winning score". ESPN.com. 2004-09-12.
  15. ^ "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.
  16. ^ "LThomas has 459 yards, 4 TDs as Georgia Tech edges Duke 38-35". ESPN.com. 2016-10-29.
  17. ^ "Durham native Lee leads Ga Tech past Duke 38-14". ESPN.com. 2013-09-14.
  18. ^ "Georgia rallies to beat Georgia Tech in double overtime". ESPN.com. 2013-11-30.
  19. ^ a b c d "Harrison Butker". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  20. ^ "Yellow Jackets shut down, nearly shut out Irish". ESPN.com. 2007-09-01.
  21. ^ "Georgia Tech closes out Clemson, claims first BCS berth". ESPN.com. 2009-12-06.
  22. ^ ACC Championship Game
  23. ^ "Georgia Tech tops Kentucky 33-18 in TaxSlayer". ESPN.com. 2016-12-31.