Kansas Jayhawks football statistical leaders

The Kansas Jayhawks football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Kansas Jayhawks 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 Jayhawks represent the University of Kansas in the NCAA's Big 12 Conference.

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Although Kansas began competing in intercollegiate football in 1890,[1] the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in 1937. 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 1937, 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 Jayhawks have played in four bowl games since then, allowing players in those seasons an extra game to accumulate statistics.
  • The Jayhawks eclipsed 5,000 total yards in a season four times, under head coach Mark Mangino, who served from 2002 to 2009, allowing players from this era to rack up yards and touchdowns and make their way up these lists. Subsequent head coaches Turner Gill, Charlie Weis, David Beaty, and Les Miles, however, have not produced the same high-octane offensive results.

These lists are updated through the end of the 2020 season.


Passing yardsEdit

Passing touchdownsEdit


Rushing yardsEdit

Rushing touchdownsEdit



Receiving yardsEdit

Receiving touchdownsEdit

Total offenseEdit

Total offense is the sum of passing and rushing statistics. It does not include receiving or returns.[22]

Total offense yardsEdit

Total touchdownsEdit






The 2014 Kansas Football Media Guide does not list a full top 10 in field goal kicking stats.[1]

Field goals madeEdit

Field goal percentageEdit


  1. ^ a b c "2014 Kansas Jayhawks Media Guide". KUAthletics.com. Retrieved 2014-11-16.
  2. ^ "NCAA changes policy on football stats". ESPN.com. AP. 2002-08-28. Retrieved 2014-09-11.
  3. ^ a b c d "Missouri's mad scramble beats Jayhawks; Kansas' Reesing throws for 498 yards". ESPN.com. 2009-11-28.
  4. ^ a b c d "Meier sets 2 school receiving marks as Reesing's 4 TDs carry Kansas". ESPN.com. 2009-10-10.
  5. ^ a b c "Barnes has 2 TD runs as K-State holds off Kansas 30-20". ESPN.com. 2017-10-28.
  6. ^ a b "Reesing throws for 412 yards, 146 of them to Briscoe, as Jayhawks avoid letdown". ESPN.com. 2008-09-06.
  7. ^ a b "KU rallies to force OT, but No. 21 Nebraska prevails at home". ESPN.com. 2006-09-30.
  8. ^ a b "Hansen sparks Buffaloes' upset of No. 17 Jayhawks". ESPN.com. 2009-10-17.
  9. ^ a b c d "Reesing's school-record six TDs lead Jayhawks' rout of Huskers". ESPN.com. 2007-11-03.
  10. ^ "Grier, Crawford help West Virginia put away Kansas, 56-34". ESPN.com. 2017-09-23.
  11. ^ "Murray accounts for 5 TDs, No. 6 Oklahoma beats Kansas". ESPN.com. 2018-11-23.
  12. ^ "Sharp ties school record with 4 TDs as Kansas runs over K-State". ESPN.com. 2008-11-01.
  13. ^ "Kansas runs off 35 straight in fourth to stun Colorado". ESPN.com. 2010-11-06.
  14. ^ "LaQuvionte Gonzalez". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-11-27.
  15. ^ "Reesing hits Meier with TD pass in last minute as KU shocks MU". ESPN.com. 2008-11-29.
  16. ^ a b c "Reesing throws for four touchdowns as Kansas drops Minnesota". ESPN.com. 2008-12-31.
  17. ^ a b "Bradford passes for school-record 468 yards as Sooners bounce back". ESPN.com. 2008-10-18.
  18. ^ "Reesing tosses 4 TD passes as Kansas beats up Iowa State". ESPN.com. 2007-11-17.
  19. ^ "Bonani's boot as time expires lifts No. 19 Bulls over No. 13 Jayhawks". ESPN.com. 2008-09-12.
  20. ^ a b "No. 4 Kansas rolls Oklahoma State for best start since 1899". ESPN.com. 2007-11-10.
  21. ^ "Record-breaking crowd watches No. 14 Kansas quickly dispatch FIU". ESPN.com. 2008-08-30.
  22. ^ "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.
  23. ^ https://www.espn.com/college-football/boxscore?gameId=401112103[bare URL]
  24. ^ "Kansas 55, Fla. International 3". ESPN.com. 2007-09-22.
  25. ^ a b https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/2005.html[bare URL]
  26. ^ "Kansas 34, Louisiana Tech 14". ESPN.com. 2005-09-17.