Nebraska Cornhuskers football statistical leaders

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Nebraska Cornhuskers 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 Cornhuskers represent the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the NCAA's Big Ten.

Although Nebraska began competing in intercollegiate football in 1890,[1] the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in 1956. 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 1890, 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]

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


Passing yards[edit]

Passing touchdowns[edit]


Rushing yards[edit]

Rushing touchdowns[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.[3]

All-Purpose yards[edit]

All-purpose yards is the sum of yardage gained from the line of scrimmage. It can include rushing, receiving, kick return and punt return yards. It does not include passing yardage.


Total Points[edit]


Note: In 1910 touchdowns were only worth 5 points each

Kicking Points[edit]





Tackles for Loss[edit]

Pass Breakups[edit]

Special Teams[edit]

Field goals made[edit]

Longest Field Goal[edit]

Field goal percentage[edit]

Single season field goal percentages for kickers with more than 10 attempts (data since 1962).[4][5]


Punt Returns[edit]

Kick Returns[edit]


  1. ^ a b "2014 Nebraska Cornhuskers Media Guide". Retrieved 2014-11-16.
  2. ^ "NCAA changes policy on football stats". AP. 2002-08-28. Retrieved 2014-09-11.
  3. ^ "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.
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