Clemson Tigers football statistical leaders

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Quarterback Tajh Boyd holds Clemson's career passing and total offense records.

The Clemson Tigers football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Clemson Tigers 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 Tigers represent Clemson University in the NCAA's Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

Although Clemson began competing in intercollegiate football in 1896,[1] the school's official record book does not generally include statistics from before the 1940s, as records from before this time are often incomplete and inconsistent.

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

  • Since the 1940s, 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 Tigers have played in 16 bowl games since this decision, including two in 2015 and 2016, giving many recent players extra games to accumulate statistics. Similarly, the Tigers have played in the ACC Championship Game five times since 2009.
  • The Tigers have topped the 5,000-yard mark 14 times in school history, with 13 of those coming since 2010.[1] The Tigers eclipsed 6,000 offensive yards for the first time in 2011 and have now done it four times,[1] the Tigers obliterated their yearly record with 7,718 offensive yards in 2015, and nearly matched it with 7,555 yards in 2016. This means more recent players will tend to dominate offensive lists.

These lists are updated through the 2017 ACC Championship Game.

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.[48]

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 d "2015 Clemson Tigers Media Guide" (PDF). ClemsonTigers.com. Retrieved 2015-11-07. 
  2. ^ "NCAA changes policy on football stats". ESPN.com. AP. 2002-08-28. Retrieved 2014-09-11. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Deshaun Watson". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  4. ^ a b "Kelly Bryant". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 31, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Pitt stuns No. 2 Clemson on Chris Blewitt's 48-yard field goal". ESPN.com. 2016-11-12. 
  6. ^ a b "No. 3 Clemson cruises on road at Syracuse". ESPN.com. 2013-10-05. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Clemson freshman QB Watson has 6 TDs in 50-35 win". ESPN.com. 2014-09-27. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Tajh Boyd, Sammy Watkins set marks in No. 18 Clemson's rout". ESPN.com. 2012-10-25. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Tajh Boyd accounts for 8 TDs as Clemson roughs up NC State". ESPN.com. 2012-11-17. 
  10. ^ "Watson throws for 3 TDs in No. 5 Clemson's 34-17 victory". ESPN.com. 2015-10-17. 
  11. ^ a b "Deshaun Watson TD pass with 1 second left lifts Clemson to national title". ESPN.com. 2017-01-09. 
  12. ^ a b c d College Football Playoff National Championship
  13. ^ a b "No. 2 Alabama holds off No. 1 Clemson for Nick Saban's 5th national title". ESPN.com. 2016-01-11. 
  14. ^ a b "Helped by Tajh Boyd, No. 15 Clemson gains 601 yards, rallies by GT". ESPN.com. 2012-10-06. 
  15. ^ a b "Watson throws 6 TD passes, leads No. 4 Clemson to 56-7 win". ESPN.com. 2016-11-26. 
  16. ^ "Harper's 5 TD tosses leads Clemson to 2nd win this week". ESPN.com. 2007-09-08. 
  17. ^ "Clemson 70, Cent. Michigan 14". ESPN.com. 2007-10-20. 
  18. ^ a b "Tajh Boyd tosses 5 TDs to push No. 7 Clemson past North Carolina". ESPN.com. 2011-10-22. 
  19. ^ a b c "Clemson dismantles Duke behind Tajh Boyd's 5 TD passes". ESPN.com. 2012-11-03. 
  20. ^ "Tajh Boyd's 5 TDs, 288 yards pace Clemson romp of Citadel". ESPN.com. 2013-11-23. 
  21. ^ a b c d e "Tajh Boyd, Sammy Watkins connect as Clemson rallies past Ohio State". ESPN.com. 2014-01-03. 
  22. ^ a b c d e Orange Bowl
  23. ^ a b "Deshaun Watson, No. 3 Clemson stay perfect". ESPN.com. 2015-10-31. 
  24. ^ "Watson TDs lift No. 5 Clemson to 42-36 win over Louisville". ESPN.com. 2016-10-01. 
  25. ^ a b c d e f "Wayne Gallman". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  26. ^ a b "Georgia Tech closes out Clemson, claims first BCS berth". ESPN.com. 2009-12-05. 
  27. ^ a b ACC Championship Game
  28. ^ a b "Clemson gets 231 yards out of Andre Ellington to drop Auburn". ESPN.com. 2012-09-01. 
  29. ^ "Clemson clocks Georgia Tech behind career day from Davis". ESPN.com. 2006-10-21. 
  30. ^ "Clemson overcomes upset-minded Maryland behind Tajh Boyd's 4 TD passes". ESPN.com. 2011-10-15. 
  31. ^ "Travis Etienne". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 31, 2017. 
  32. ^ a b c d "Artavis Scott". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  33. ^ a b c d e f g "Mike Williams". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  34. ^ "Tajh Boyd, Sammy Watkins pace No. 9 Clemson past Maryland". ESPN.com. 2013-10-26. 
  35. ^ a b "Clemson edges LSU on last-second field goal". ESPN.com. 2012-12-31. 
  36. ^ a b Peach Bowl
  37. ^ "Clemson 37, Middle Tenn. 14". ESPN.com. 2003-09-13. 
  38. ^ a b "No. 1 Clemson keeps rolling, outscores Syracuse 37-27". ESPN.com. 2015-11-14. 
  39. ^ "OT Thriller: No. 3 Clemson survives NC State, 24-17". ESPN.com. 2016-10-15. 
  40. ^ "Tajh Boyd runs for score, delivers Clemson past BC". ESPN.com. 2012-09-29. 
  41. ^ "Wayne Gallman rushes for 191 as Tigers end 5-game slide vs. rival". ESPN.com. 2014-11-29. 
  42. ^ "Tajh Boyd sets record, launches Clemson past Georgia Tech in rout". ESPN.com. 2013-11-14. 
  43. ^ "Maryland 21, Clemson 7". ESPN.com. 2003-10-04. 
  44. ^ "Kickoff return, punt return TDs power Hokies past Clemson". ESPN.com. 2007-10-06. 
  45. ^ a b "Jordan Leggett". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  46. ^ "Deon Cain". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  47. ^ "DeAndre Hopkins, Andre Ellington spark No. 12 Clemson". ESPN.com. 2012-09-08. 
  48. ^ "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. 
  49. ^ "Clemson rebounds with easy victory over Citadel". ESPN.com. 2008-09-06. 
  50. ^ Release, Press. "Clemson vs Duke Notes: Record Setting Day for Tigers - Clemson Football News - TigerNet". www.tigernet.com. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  51. ^ "Clemson downs Virginia Tech for third straight win over ranked team". ESPN.com. 2011-10-01. 
  52. ^ a b c "Greg Huegel". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  53. ^ "Dean sets school record as Tigers edge Aggies". ESPN.com. 2005-09-03. 
  54. ^ "Spiller drives Clemson with 219 all-purpose yards before leaving game with injury". ESPN.com. 2009-09-19. 
  55. ^ "Tajh Boyd injures hip while No. 8 Clemson glides past Boston College". ESPN.com. 2011-10-08.