Virginia Cavaliers football statistical leaders

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

Although Virginia began competing in intercollegiate football in 1888,[1] the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in 1946. 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 1946, 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 Cavaliers have played in 6 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.


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.[11]

Total offense yards[edit]

Total touchdowns[edit]






Field goals made[edit]

Field goal percentage[edit]


  1. ^ a b "2016 Virginia Cavaliers Media Guide". Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  2. ^ "NCAA changes policy on football stats". AP. 2002-08-28. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Matt Johns". Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ a b "Kurt Benkert". Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  6. ^ a b "Benkert TDs rescue Virginia against Central Michigan, 49-35". 2016-09-24. 
  7. ^ a b c "Duke breaks eight-game conference losing streak". 2010-11-06. 
  8. ^ a b "Laskey, Sims lead Georgia Tech past Virginia 35-25". 2013-10-26. 
  9. ^ "Taquan Mizzell". Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  10. ^ "Backup DeShone Kizer rallies Irish over Cavaliers as Malik Zaire fractures ankle". 2015-09-12. 
  11. ^ "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. 
  12. ^ "Virginia becomes bowl eligible with win for first time since '07". 2011-11-05. 
  13. ^ "Quin Blanding". Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  14. ^ "Micah Kiser". Retrieved 2016-12-09.