Utah Utes football statistical leaders

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The Utah Utes football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Utah Utes 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 Utes represent the University of Utah in the NCAA's Pac-12 Conference.

Although Utah began competing in intercollegiate football in 1892,[1] the school's official record book does not generally have entries from before the 1960s, as records from before this period are often incomplete and inconsistent.

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

  • Since the 1960s, 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 Utes have played in 11 bowl games since then, giving many recent players an extra game to accumulate statistics.

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.[8]

Total offense yards[edit]

Total touchdowns[edit]






Field goals made[edit]

Field goal percentage[edit]


  1. ^ a b "2016 Utah Utes Media Guide" (PDF). UtahUtes.com. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  2. ^ "NCAA changes policy on football stats". ESPN.com. AP. 2002-08-28. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  3. ^ "Utah beats Fresno State 59-27". ESPN.com. 2014-09-06. 
  4. ^ a b "Joe Williams, recently unretired, runs for 332 yards in Utah win". ESPN.com. 2016-10-22. 
  5. ^ "Devontae Booker scores 3 TDs as Utah outlasts Oregon State in 2 OT". ESPN.com. 2014-10-16. 
  6. ^ "Utah needs 6 takeaways to escape Cal, proceed as lone Pac-12 unbeaten". ESPN.com. 2015-10-10. 
  7. ^ "Williams leads Utah past Indiana 26-24 in Foster Farms Bowl". ESPN.com. 2016-12-28. 
  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. ^ "No. 15 Utah rolls to 49-26 win over Arizona State". ESPN.com. 2016-11-12. 
  10. ^ "Utah clips No. 8 UCLA with last-minute field goal". ESPN.com. 2014-10-14. 
  11. ^ "Joe Williams carries Utah past Colorado". ESPN.com. 2015-11-28. 
  12. ^ "Utah ends two-game slide with double-overtime win over Stanford". ESPN.com. 2014-11-15. 
  13. ^ "Kicker Coleman Petersen overcomes swirling winds in Utah's win". ESPN.com. 2011-10-15. 
  14. ^ "Utah beats struggling Michigan after long lightning delay". ESPN.com. 2014-09-20.