Eastern Michigan Eagles football statistical leaders

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The Eastern Michigan Eagles football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Eastern Michigan Eagles 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 Eagles represent Eastern Michigan University in the NCAA's Mid-American Conference.

Although Eastern Michigan began competing in intercollegiate football in 1891,[1] the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in 1951. 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 1951, 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.
  • However, the effect isn't as extreme for Eastern Michigan as it is in many other schools. While the NCAA only recognizes bowl game statistics as part of single-season and career statistics in 2002 and later,[2] the Eagles have only played in one bowl game since then (the 2016 Bahamas Bowl). Similarly, the Eagles are the only MAC school not to have played in the MAC Football Championship Game.

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

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.[12]

Total offense yards[edit]

Total touchdowns[edit]

Defense[edit]

Interceptions[edit]

Tackles[edit]

Sacks[edit]

Kicking[edit]

Field goals made[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2016 Eastern Michigan Eagles Media Guide". EMUEagles.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 f g h "Brogan Roback". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  4. ^ "Eastern Michigan rallies from 21 points down to beat Ball St". ESPN.com. 2016-11-08. 
  5. ^ a b c "Ball State rushes past Eastern Michigan 45-30". ESPN.com. 2014-11-22. 
  6. ^ "E. Michigan 31, Akron 23". ESPN.com. 2011-10-01. 
  7. ^ "E. Michigan 48, Army 38". ESPN.com. 2012-10-20. 
  8. ^ "Toledo 52, E. Michigan 47". ESPN.com. 2012-10-13. 
  9. ^ "Tettleton lifts Ohio to 56-28 win over E. Michigan". ESPN.com. 2013-10-19. 
  10. ^ a b "Temple 55, E. Michigan 52". ESPN.com. 2008-11-22. 
  11. ^ a b "Miami (Ohio) cruises to 28-15 win over Eastern Michigan". ESPN.com. 2016-10-29. 
  12. ^ "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. 
  13. ^ "Paul Fricano". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-12-30.