Alabama Crimson Tide football statistical leaders

Alabama Crimson Tide football statistical leaders identify individual statistical leaders of the Alabama Crimson Tide football program in various offensive categories, including passing, rushing, and receptions and defensive categories, including tackles, interceptions and quarterback sacks. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season and career leaders. The Alabama Crimson Tide football program is a college football team that represents the University of Alabama in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Julio Jones set several receiving records during his tenure at Alabama, which were broken later by Amari Cooper and DeVonta Smith.

Passing leaders applies to various statistical categories held by quarterbacks. After his career with the Crimson Tide that spanned from the 2010 to 2013 seasons, AJ McCarron graduated as Alabama's career leader in passing yardage (9,019) and completions (686).[1][2][3] Tua Tagovailoa, who had been Alabama's starting quarterback before suffering a season-ending injury late in the 2019 season,[4] holds the record for the most career passing touchdowns (87) and career total touchdowns (96). Tagovailoa also holds the single-season records for passing touchdowns with 43 touchdowns in 2018.[5][6] Mac Jones holds the record for passing yards (4,500) and completions in a single season (311), set during the 2020 season. Scott Hunter holds the record for passing yards in a single game (484), set against Auburn in 1969; Gary Hollingsworth holds the school's record for most completions in a game (32), set against Tennessee. Hollingsworth previously held the record for most passing touchdowns in a game (5), which set against Ole Miss during the 1989 season.[7][8] Tagovailoa has thrown for 5 touchdowns three times—first against Auburn in the 2018 Iron Bowl,[9] and then against South Carolina[10] and Southern Miss[11] in 2019. The week after his third 5-touchdown passing performance against Southern Miss, Tagovailoa set new single-game school records for passing touchdowns and combined passing and rushing touchdowns, throwing for 6 touchdowns and running for a seventh against Ole Miss.

Rushing leaders applies to various statistical categories held by offensive players who advance the ball rushing. After his career with the Crimson Tide that spanned from the 1996 to 1999 seasons, Shaun Alexander graduated as Alabama's career leader in rushes (727) and rushing yardage (3,565), though his yardage record was broken by Derrick Henry, who accrued 3,591 rushing yards from 2013 to 2015.[12] Najee Harris holds the record for career rushing touchdowns (46), set during his career that spanned from 2017 to 2020.[13] All three major single-season rushing records were set by Henry in 2015: rushes (395), yards (2,219), and touchdowns (28).[14] Single-game records include Henry for rushes (46) set against Auburn during the 2015 season in which he won the Heisman Trophy; Alexander for yardage (291) set against LSU during the 1996 season; and both Alexander and Santonio Beard for touchdowns (5) set against BYU and Ole Miss during the 1998 and 2002 seasons respectively.[15][16]

Receiving leaders applies to various statistical categories held by offensive players who advance the ball by catching Forward passes. Amari Cooper, who played for the Crimson Tide from the 2012 to the 2014 season, is Alabama's career leader in receptions receptions in a single season (124). DeVonta Smith holds the record for career receiving touchdowns (38), set during his career that spanned from the 2017 to 2020 seasons. Receiving single-season records are all hold by Amari Cooper with receptions (124), receiving yards (1,727) and touchdown receptions (16), all set during the 2014 season. The single-game record for receptions (15) was set against in the 2020 SEC Championship Game by Smith. In the same 2019 game against Ole Miss in which Tagovailoa set the current single-game school record for touchdown passes, DeVonta Smith set new records for both receiving yardage (274) and touchdown receptions (5).[17] Although Amari Cooper at one point held all 9 major receiving records, he has since been eclipsed by DeVonta Smith, who holds 8 of the 9 major receiving records.

In addition to offensive records, many who have played for the Crimson Tide have set various defensive records. After his career with the Crimson Tide that spanned from the 1983 to 1986 seasons, Wayne Davis graduated as Alabama's career leader in tackles (327); Woodrow Lowe as the single-season leader with 134 in 1974; DeMeco Ryans set the single-game record with 25 against Arkansas in 2003.[18][19] After his career at Alabama that spanned from the 1990 to 1993 seasons, Antonio Langham graduated as Alabama's career leader in interceptions (19); Hootie Ingram as the single-season leader with 10 in 1952; and several players tied with the single game record of three.[20] Derrick Thomas holds every Alabama record for quarterback sacks with 52 during his career from the 1985 to 1988 seasons, 27 in 1988 and five in a single game against Texas A&M in 1988.[21]

These stats are updated through Alabama's game against Ohio State on January 11, 2021.

Offensive StatisticsEdit

Passing RecordsEdit

Passing YardsEdit

Passing TouchdownsEdit

Rushing RecordsEdit

Rushing YardsEdit

Rushing TouchdownsEdit

Receiving RecordsEdit

ReceptionsEdit

Receiving YardsEdit

Receiving TouchdownsEdit

Total Offense(Combined Passing/Rushing Stats)Edit

Combined YardsEdit

Combined TouchdownsEdit

Defensive StatisticsEdit

Interceptions RecordsEdit

Tackles RecordsEdit

Sacks RecordsEdit

Kicking StatisticsEdit

Field Goal RecordsEdit

Field Goal % RecordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

GeneralEdit

  • 2016 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Media Guide (PDF). Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Athletics Media Relations Office. 2016. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  • 2019 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Media Guide (PDF). Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Athletics Media Relations Office. 2016. Retrieved October 12, 2019.

SpecificEdit

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