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Most Interceptions

  Game      4   Jimmy Glisson vs. Virginia..............11/19/49
  Season    9   Jimmy Glisson...............................1949
            9   Paul Ellis..................................1970
  Career   18   Paul Ellis...............................1969-71
Most Interception Return Yardage
  Game    110   Arthur Green vs. Army...................10/16/76
  Season  167   Joe Bullard.................................1970
  Career  268   Bobby Jones..............................1947-50
Highest Yard-Per-Interception Return Avg.
  Season  39.3  Charlie Daigle (3-for-118)..................1951
          36.3  Mitchell Price (3-for-109)..................1987
Longest Interception Return Game 100 David Hebert vs. Rice (touchdown)........9/25/71 Most Interceptions Returned For Touchdowns
  Game      2   Ernest Crouch vs. SMU...................10/27/45
  Season    2   George Ewing................................1972
            2   Ernest Crouch...............................1945
  Career    2   Lynaris Elpheage.........................2000-02
            2   Mitchell Price...........................1987-89
            2   George Ewing.............................1970-72
            2   David Hebert.............................1969-71
            2   Ernest Crouch...............................1945
Most Total Tackles
  Season  172   Burnell Dent................................1983
  Career  492   Burnell Dent.............................1982-85
Most Solo Tackles
  Season  121   Frank Robinson..............................1980
  Career  311   Frank Robinson...........................1977-80
Most Quarterback Sacks
  Season   14   Mark Olivari................................1973
  Career 22.5   Kenan Blackmon.........................1999-2002
Most Tackles For Loss
  Season   23   Brian Douglas...............................1981
  Career   50   Kenan Blackmon.........................1999-2002
Most Passes Broken Up
  Season   21   Lynaris Elpheage............................2002
  Career   49   Lynaris Elpheage.........................2000-02
Most Fumble Recoveries
  Season    4   Tony Hannah.................................1985
            4   Curt Baham..................................1985
  Career    7   Jay Rink.................................1987-90

Longest Fumble Return

 1.  95  Floyd Dorsey vs. Houston..........9/7/2002
 2.  87  Cedric Thomas vs. LSU.............11/19/94
 3.  77  Tom Latos vs. Syracuse.............11/9/96
 4.  76  Sean Lucas vs. Southern..........8/31/2002
 5.  47  Delando Davis vs. Army.............9/18/99

CAREER RECORDS

Pass Interceptions

     Player             Seasons   Yards Yds/Ret  Int
 1.  Paul Ellis         1969-71    181   10.06   18
 2.  Lynaris Elpheage   2000-02    227   16.21   14
 3.  Mitchell Price     1987-89    145   11.15   13
 4.  Ellsworth Kingery  1949-51     60    5.00   12
     Don Zimmerman      1930-32    145   12.08   12
 6.  David Skehan       2005-08    109    9.90   11
 7.  Bobby Jones        1947-50    268   26.80   10
     Homer Dedeaux      1947-50    118   11.80   10
     Lou Thomas         1940-42    151   15.10   10
10.  Tra Boger*         2001-05    168   18.78    9
     David Lee          1972-74     54    6.00    9
     Joe Bullard        1969-71    172   19.11    9
     Jimmy Glisson      1948-49    141    15.7    9
     *received a medical redshirt in 2004 after playing just two games
Total Tackles
     Player             Seasons   Solo   Asst  Total
 1.  Burnell Dent       1982-85   295    197    492
 2.  Mike Staid         1991-94   274    207    481
 3.  Frank Robinson     1977-80   311    131    442
 4.  Anthony Cannon     2002-05   235    202    437
 5.  Wilfred Simon      1977-80   244    169    413
 6.  Marty Wetzel       1977-80   242    150    392
 7.  Ray Hester         1968-70   209    160    369
 8.  Brian Williams     1994-97   209    158    367
 9.  Rick Kingrea       1968-70   221    130    351
10.  Jerry Phillips     1997-00   204    140    344
Solo Tackles
     Player             Seasons  Total   Asst   Solo
 1.  Frank Robinson     1977-80   442    131    311
 2.  Burnell Dent       1982-85   492    197    295
 3.  Mike Staid         1991-94   481    207    274
 4.  Wilfred Simon      1977-80   413    169    244
 5.  Anthony Cannon     2002-05   437    202    235
 6.  Marty Wetzel       1977-80   392    150    242
 7.  Richard Harvey     1985-88   313     92    221
     Rick Kingrea       1968-70   351    130    221
 9.  Adrian Mitchell    1999-02   311     92    219
10.  Brian Williams     1994-97   367    158    209
     Ray Hester         1968-70   369    160    209
Assisted Tackles
     Player             Seasons   Solo   Asst  Total
 1.  Mike Staid         1991-94   481    274    207
 2.  Anthony Cannon     2002-05   437    235    202
 3.  Burnell Dent       1982-85   492    295    197
 4.  Wilfred Simon      1977-80   413    244    169
 5.  Ray Hester         1968-70   369    209    160
 6.  Brian Williams     1994-97   367    209    158
 7.  Jim Gueno          1973-75   342    185    157
 8.  Rusty Chambers     1972-74   328    174    154
 9.  Marty Wetzel       1977-80   392    242    150
10.  Jerry Phillips     1997-00   344    204    140
Quarterback Sacks
     Player             Seasons  Yards  Sacks
 1.  Kenan Blackmon     1999-02   153   22.5
 2.  Floyd Dorsey       1999-02   184   21.5
 3.  Mark Olivari       1973-75   135   16.0
 4.  Brian Douglas      1978-81    59   15.0
 5.  Logan Kelley       2006-09    87   14.0
     Antonio Harris     2004-07    87   14.0
 7.  Dennis O'Sullivan  1995-98    88   13.0
     Jay Rink           1988-90    93   13.0
 9.  Jeff Roberts       1979-81   114   12.0
10.  Dwight Jones       1993-97    77   11.0
Tackles For Loss
     Player             Seasons    Yards   TFL
 1.  Kenan Blackmon     1999-02     231    50
 2.  Floyd Dorsey       1999-02     223    43
 3.  Mark Olivari       1973-75     124    42
 4.  Brett Timmons      1995-98     110    32
 5.  Anthony Cannon     2002-05     106    29
     Dennis O'Sullivan  1995-98     107    29
     Bryan Alexander    1973-75     121    29
 8.  Noel Ellis         1996,98-00  103    28
     Brian Williams     1994-97      74    28
10.  Antonio Harris     2004-07     118    27
     Derrick Singleton  1994-97     125    27
Passes Broken Up
     Player             Seasons    PBU
 1.  Lynaris Elpheage   2000-02    49
 2.  Michael Jordan     1995-98    43
 3.  Israel Route       2003-06    29
 4.  Elijah Freeman     1993-96    26
 5.  David Skehan       2005-08    25
 6.  Jeff Sanchez       1999-02    24
 7.  Sean Lucas         2002-05    23
     Rod McDowell       1989-92    23
 9.  Cedric Anderson    1992-95    22
     Mark Thornhill     1989-92    22
     Mitchell Price     1987-89    22

SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS

Interceptions

     Player             Season  Yards  Yds/Ret  Int
 1.  Paul Ellis         1970     109    12.1     9
     Jimmy Glisson      1949     141    15.7     9
 3.  Lynaris Elpheage   2002     133    16.6     8
     Joe Bullard        1970     167    20.9     8
     Les Kennedy        1951     103    12.9     8
 6.  George Kinek       1950      82    13.7     6
 7.  15 Tied with 5, most recently by
     Sean Lucas         2003      51    10.2     5
Avg. Yards Per Interception Return (Minimum 3)
     Player             Season  Int  Yards  Yds/Ret
 1.  Charlie Daigle     1951     3    118    39.33
 2.  Mitchell Price     1987     3    109    36.33
 3.  Steve Hubbell      1977     3    103    34.33
 4.  Lynaris Elpheage   2001     3     87    29.00
 5.  Fred Wilcox        1954     4    113    28.25
 6.  Gene Newton        1957     4    107    26.75
 7.  Wyatt Washington   1975     4    105    26.25
 8.  Tra Boger          2005     3     73    24.33
 9.  Cedric Anderson    1995     4     96    24.00
10.  Ernest Crouch      1945     4     89    22.25
Passes Broken Up
     Player             Season    PBU
 1.  Lynaris Elpheage   2002      21
 2.  Michael Jordan     1996      15
 3.  Lynaris Elpheage   2001      14
     Lynaris Elpheage   2000      14
 5.  Josh Lumar         2007      13
     Cedric Anderson    1995      13
 7.  Israel Route       2006      12
     Jeff Sanchez       2002      12
 9.  Rod McDowell       1992      11
10.  David Skehan       2007      10
     Andre Goines       1994      10
     Mark Thornhill     1990      10
     Ky Joseph          2000      10
Total Tackles
     Player             Season   Solo  Asst   Total
 1.  Burnell Dent       1983     116    56     172
 2.  Rick Kingrea       1970     102    69     171
 3.  Frank Robinson     1980     121    46     167
 4.  Jim Gueno          1975      98    68     166
 5.  David Jackson      1983     116    48     163
 6.  Mike Mullen        1971     101    61     162
 7.  John Ammerman      1976      96    65     161
 8.  Rusty Chambers     1973      83    70     153
 9.  Ray Hester         1970      84    68     152
10.  Rick Kingrea       1969      98    47     145
Solo Tackles
     Player             Season  Total  Asst    Solo
 1.  Frank Robinson     1980     167    46     121
 2.  Burnell Dent       1983     172    56     116
     David Jackson      1983     163    48     116
 4.  Rick Kingrea       1970     171    69     102
 5.  Mike Mullen        1971     162    61     101
 6.  Frank Robinson     1979     137    38      99
 7.  Jim Gueno          1975     166    68      98
     Rick Kingrea       1969     145    47      98
 9.  Adrian Mitchell    2001     138    41      97
10.  John Ammerman      1976     161    65      96
Assisted Tackles
     Player             Season  Total  Solo    Asst
 1.  Rusty Chambers     1973     153    83      70
 2.  Rick Kingrea       1970     171   102      69
 3.  Mike Staid         1992     133    65      68
     Jim Gueno          1975     166    98      68
 5.  John Ammerman      1976     161    96      65
 6.  Burnell Dent       1984     139    77      62
 7.  Mike Mullen        1971     162   101      61
 8.  David Jackson      1982     119    59      60
 9.  Rusty Chambers     1974     127    68      59
     Glenn Harder       1972     116    57      59
     Tra Boger          2003     133    74      59
     Anthony Cannon     2004     107    48      59
Quarterback Sacks
     Player             Season  Yards  Sacks
 1.  Mark Olivari       1973     ---     14.0
 2.  Brian Douglas      1981     37    11.0
 3.  Floyd Dorsey       2002     66     9.5
 4.  Keaton Cromartie   1997     33     9.0
 5.  Fred Davis         1987     34     8.0
 6.  Kenan Blackmon     2001     56     8.0
 7.  Logan Kelley       2008     49     7.0
     Roxie Shelvin      2002     43     7.0
     Kenan Blackmon     2002     50     7.0
10.  Antonio Harris     2007     35     6.0
     Jay Rink           1990     36     6.0
     Fred Stokes        1984     48     6.0
     Eddie Neal         1983     60     6.0
     Bob Becnel         1979     30     6.0

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