Pittsburgh Panthers football statistical leaders

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The Pittsburgh Panthers football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Pittsburgh Panthers 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 Panthers represent University of Pittsburgh in the NCAA's Atlantic Coast Conference.

Although Pittsburgh began competing in intercollegiate football in 1890,[1] the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in the 1950s. 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 the 1950s, 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 Panthers have played in 12 bowl games since this decision, giving many recent players an extra game to accumulate statistics.

These lists are updated through the end of the 2016 season. Note that Pittsburgh's official media guide does not give a full top 10 in many of these categories.

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.[8]

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 "2016 Pittsburgh Panthers Media Guide". PittsburghPanthers.com. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  2. ^ "NCAA changes policy on football stats". ESPN.com. AP. 2002-08-28. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  3. ^ "2016 Pittsburgh Panthers Stats" (PDF). PittsburghPanthers.com. 
  4. ^ a b "Savage throws 6 TDs, Pitt beats Duke 58-55". ESPN.com. 2013-09-21. 
  5. ^ "Ray Graham hurts knee as Pitt roughs up Uconn". ESPN.com. 2011-10-26. 
  6. ^ "Backup QB Thomas Sirk keeps Duke atop ACC Coastal". ESPN.com. 2014-11-01. 
  7. ^ "No. 25 Pitt holds off Syracuse with FG on final play". ESPN.com. 2015-10-24. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ "Ejuan Price". PittsburghPanthers.com.