Florida Gators football statistical leaders

[[File:|thumb|right|Tim Tebow holds Florida career, single-season, and single-game records in total offense and total touchdowns.]]

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The Florida Gators football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Florida Gators 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 Gators represent the University of Florida in the NCAA's Southeastern Conference.

Although Florida began competing in intercollegiate football in 1906,[1] the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in 1950.[2] 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 1950, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.
  • Freshmen were barred from varsity football due to conference rules since 1922, and 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.[3] The Gators have played in 15 bowl games since then, giving recent players an extra game to accumulate statistics.
  • Similarly, the Gators have played in the SEC Championship Game 12 times since it began in 1992, so players in those seasons had 12 games to rack up stats.
  • All of the top 10 Gator seasons when ranked by total offensive yards have come under recent coaches Steve Spurrier (19902001) and Urban Meyer (20052010).[1] Indeed, the offensive lists are dominated by players who played under one of these coaches.

These lists are updated through Florida's game against Samford on November 13, 2021.

PassingEdit

Passing yardsEdit

Passing touchdownsEdit

RushingEdit

Rushing yardsEdit

Rushing touchdownsEdit

ReceivingEdit

ReceptionsEdit

Receiving yardsEdit

Receiving touchdownsEdit

Total offenseEdit

Total offense is the sum of passing and rushing statistics. It does not include receiving or returns.[19]

Total offense yardsEdit

Touchdowns responsible forEdit

"Touchdowns responsible for" is the official NCAA term for combined passing and rushing touchdowns.

DefenseEdit

InterceptionsEdit

TacklesEdit

SacksEdit

KickingEdit

Field goals madeEdit

Field goal percentageEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "2016 Florida Football Media Guide" (PDF). GatorZone.com. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  2. ^ "2005 Florida Football Media Guide, Gator Football: A Historical Review" (PDF). GatorZone.com. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
  3. ^ "NCAA changes policy on football stats". ESPN.com. AP. August 28, 2002. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Tebow caps college career with 533 yards, Sugar Bowl romp". ESPN.com. January 1, 2010. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Florida vs. Georgia Box Score". ESPN.com. November 7, 2020. Retrieved November 8, 2020.
  6. ^ a b "LSU vs. Florida Box Score". ESPN.com. December 12, 2020. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  7. ^ a b c d "Box Score: Samford vs. Florida". ESPN.com. November 13, 2021. Retrieved November 14, 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Leak's six TD passes power Florida". ESPN.com. January 1, 2010. Retrieved November 13, 2004.
  9. ^ "Lamical Perine". ESPN.com.
  10. ^ a b c "Kelvin Milk". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  11. ^ "Fason leads the way for Florida". ESPN.com. September 25, 2004. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  12. ^ "Florida rushes for 418 yards as Will Muschamp gets win over Georgia". ESPN.com. November 1, 2014.
  13. ^ a b "Tebow rushes for record 5 touchdowns as Florida romps S. Carolina". ESPN.com. November 10, 2007. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  14. ^ "Trey Burton breaks Tim Tebow's record with 6 TDs in Florida's rout". ESPN.com. September 25, 2010. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  15. ^ a b "Florida holds off Kentucky in triple overtime". ESPN.com. September 13, 2014.
  16. ^ "Tebow, Caldwell have record days as Florida blasts FAU". ESPN.com. November 17, 2007.
  17. ^ "Snead tosses two TDs, runs for one as Ole Miss stuns Florida". ESPN.com. September 27, 2008. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  18. ^ "New coach, same old dangerous Gators". ESPN.com. August 31, 2002. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  19. ^ "Official 2007 NCAA Division I Football Record Book" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 1, 2007. Retrieved January 3, 2008.
  20. ^ "Tebow rushes for QB-record 166 yards in Gators' win". ESPN.com. September 22, 2007. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  21. ^ "Receivers run with Leak's short passes". ESPN.com. October 18, 2003. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  22. ^ The 2014 Florida Football Media Guide lists only a top 8 for this statistic, rather than a top 10.
  23. ^ a b c d "Evan McPherson". ESPN.com.
  24. ^ a b c d "Eddy Pineiro". ESPN.com. December 13, 2017.
  25. ^ "Defense, 5 Pineiro FGs lead Florida over UAB 36-7". ESPN.com. November 18, 2017.