Record setters from the recent non-winning seasons
Malamute, 8 July 2009
fans all know that Napolean
Kaufman is Washington’s most prolific running back of all time. The same
can be said for Cody Pickett when passing the ball and Reggie Williams
when receiving the ball. But there are some statistical record holders among
Washington’s elite that might surprise you, considering the era in which
How about those statistical leaders who set records during Washington’s recent
non-winning era, in a period from 2003-2008 when the Huskies posted a 17-53
record. Certainly, they deserve a mention of their
place in Husky History. It's not easy being a member of a non-winning team,
yet these players excelled in certain statistics that place them among
the set of the record holders at Washington, who, for the most part,
played on winning teams.
Freshman rushing record; passing yards per class; longest
pass completion; most freshman td passes; best rushing season of
any UW quarterback.
Least interceptions per passing attempt over a season and
over a career; tied for most 50+ pass plays over a season (5).
Longest TD and/or pass reception play in history (98
Most all-purpose yards in one season (2,396 yards)
Along with Rankin,
they are one of 16 rushing pairs, who each
posted over 100 yards rushing in one game.
Most all-purpose yards in one game.
Season and career punting average.
Tied for tackles for loss in one game
Jake Locker (2007 -
Rich Alexis posted 816 yards on
the ground in his freshman season at UW. But that feat is only good for
second place among the Husky ball carriers. The freshmen record for
accumulating running yards in one season is held by a quarterback,
namely Jake Locker. Locker posted 986 yards (172 attempts, 13 touchdowns) during his
freshman season in 2007. The 986 yards rushing is also a seasonal record
for a quarterback regardless of the quarterback’s year in school. His
172 rushing attempts is a single-season record.
Locker also holds the freshman
record for passing yards per class at 2,067, this in 2007. Cody Pickett
holds the three other (sophomore, junior, senior) class records at
2,696, 4,458, and 3,043 yards, respectively. Locker leads all Husky
freshmen throwers with the 14 touchdowns he completed in 2007, this in the
category of “Touchdown passes by Class.”
Young Locker, a junior this
year, holds the Husky record for the longest pass play to a receiver,
which was set when he threw a 98-yard touchdown to WR Marcel Reece in a game
against Arizona in 2007.
Isaiah Stanback (2003 - 2006)
Cody Pickett (1999-2003) holds
most of Washington’s records for passing. However, the quarterback who
has the best interception percentage over a season might surprise you.
In 2006 (a 5-7 season), Isaiah Stanback threw 189 passes against three
picks for a stingy average of .0159 interceptions per pass attempt.
(2003-2006) is also Washington’s least picked quarterback over a career,
passing 523 times against 12 interceptions for a percentage of .0229
picks per pass attempt. Another running quarterback, Mark Brunnell (1989-1992),
is in second place with a .302 percentage posted over his career.
Pickett’s in third place with .308.
Locker, Stanback, and Pickett
are tied in the category, “Most 50-yard plus passes over a season.”
Locker threw 5 in 2007; Stanback 5 in 2006; and Pickett 5 in 2001 and
Ironically, Stanback threw a
pick 6 to James Sanders that knotted the score at 7 a piece in
Washington's loss to Fresno State that started the 2004 season. "It was
like a birthday present," Sanders said.
Stanback's season-ending, Liz
Franc foot injury suffered in the sixth game of the 2006 season against
Oregon State cost then-coach Tyrone Willingham a trip to a bowl. The Dawgs were 4-2 going into the game and, after that game, Willingham's
career at UW nosedived.
Marcel Reece (2006 - 2007)
In the receiver category, Marcel
Reece (2007) caught the longest 50-plus-yard pass (98 yards against
Arizona in 2007). As mentioned previously, Jake Locker threw the pass.
Louis Rankin (2004 - 2007)
In 2007, during a
season that went 4-9, Louis Rankin set a Washington single-season
all-purpose-yards record at 2,396 yards. He also holds the Husky record for a
season’s return yards (976 yards); this was posted in 2007. He averaged
184.3 all-purpose yards per game in 2007, which includes rushing,
receiving, punt return and kick return yards.
Brandon Johnson (2007 -
Louis Rankin and Brandon Johnson
(224 yards and 121 yards, respectively) are among 16 running back pairs
at UW who each have posted together more than 100 yards rushing in one
game. They accumulated their combined 100-plus-yards each, in a game
against Cal in 2007. Apparently Johnson has been lost to the upcoming
season because of academics.
Charles Frederick (2001 -
The indomitable Frederick set a Husky record for
all-purpose yards (371) against Oregon State in 2003.
Sean Douglas (2003 - 2006)
Douglas holds the
Husky season record of average yards per punt (43.2 yards) which he set in 2006. He also holds Washington’s career
record for average-yards-per punt
Manase Hopoi (2002 - 2005)
In 2004, Hopoi tied Jerry Jensen
at 6 tackles in the category “tackles-for-loss-per game,” in a game
against USC. Jensen set his mark against Arizona State in 1997. Hopoi
registered 3 sacks in the 38-0 loss to the Trojans.
Reference the Washington record
That's Marcel Reece above who
graciously posed for me at Picture Day 2007.