The Leaderboard: Watson, Chubb, Howard hit milestones

Deshaun Watson of Gainesville became the third player in state history to pass for 4,000 yards in a season, joining Lassiter’s Hutson Mason (4,560 in 2009) and Collins Hill’s Taylor Heinicke (4,218 in 2010).

Nick Chubb of Cedartown set a record for rushing yards in a regular season and became the seventh player to surpass 2,700 yards rushing in a season. The record for a season is 3,172 set by Daccus Turman of Washington-Wilkes in 2000.

Jonathan Howard of Wilcox County finished fourth all-time in receiving yards for a season with 1,630. That fell only 25 yards short of the state record set by Demarco Robinson of M.L. King in 2010.

Here are season yardage leaders in passing, rushing and receiving. Games played by the player’s team are in parentheses.

If you see an omission, please e-mail us and we will update the list on ajc.com.

Passing

4,011 – Deshaun Watson, Gainesville (15)

3,625 – Joshua Dobbs, Alpharetta (11)

3,499 – Taylor Lamb, Calhoun (15)

3,451 – Makail Grace, Wilcox County (13)

3,022 – Zach Giddens, LaGrange (12)

3,001 – Malcolm Parrish, Brooks County (13)

2,959 – Eddie Printz, Lassiter (11)

2,927 – Johnathon McCrary, Cedar Grove (11)

2,921 – Charles Stafford, Monroe (12)

2,872 – Brooks Barden, Cartersville (14)

2,823 – Tyler Dominy, Dawson County (11)

2,730 – Cole Garvin, Sandy Creek (15)

2,667 – Buck Robinson, Washington-Wilkes (12)

2,650 – Kyle Daniel, Jackson County (11)

2,607 – Tyler Queen, North Cobb (14)

2,599 – M.J. Reynolds, Gordon Central (11)

2,587 – Alejandro Bennifield, Lovejoy (15)

2,536 – Jordan Ramey, South Gwinnett (12)

2,500 – Tyler Harris, Pierce County (12)

2,474 – Brandon Etheridge, Cass (10)

2,461 – Rafe Chapple, Greater Atlanta Christian (14)

2,432 – Eman Westmoreland, Central Gwinnett (10)

2,418 – Connor White, Oconee County (10)

2,404 – Bryant Shirreffs, Jefferson (15)

Rushing

2,721 – Nick Chubb, Cedartown (10)

2,317 – Jacorey Lewis, Mill Creek (13)

2,301 – Darrell Bridges, Ridgeland (15)

2,264 – Alvin Kamara, Norcross (15)

2,193 – Blake Ingleton, Sequoyah (11)

2,157 – Kendall Conley, Whitewater (14)

2,124 – Esaias Chapman, Harris County (13)

2,118 – Travis Custis, Lovejoy (15)

2,105 – Derrick Craine, Union Grove (12)

2,080 – Evan Kasian, Walker (12)

2,007 – Jeremiah Kirkland, Landmark Christian (13)

1,970 – Chris Jordan, Thomson (13)

1,948 – Stanley Williams, George Walton Academy (13)

1,916 – Kwan Brooks, Monroe Area (14)

1,896 – Jonathan Alford, Glynn Academy (12)

1,871 – Undre Williams, Jones County (11)

1,850 – Tre Mitchell, Chapel Hill (11)

1,735 – Montravious Taylor, Carver-Atlanta (11)

1,713 – Peyton Barber, Milton (11)

1,672 – Tyren Jones, Walton (11)

1,662 – Duranta Dunson, Heard County (12)

1,659 – Kamani Thomas, East Paulding (12)

1,656 – Adam Choice, Thomas County Central (11)

1,644 – Carl Mattox, Prince Avenue Christian (14)

1,627 – Jeremy Johnson, Screven County (11)

1,614 – Dalviness Greene, Westover (12)

1,604 – Ryan Braswell, St. Pius (15)

Receiving

1,630 – Johnathan Howard, Wilcox County (13)

1,356 – Dee Smith, LaGrange (12)

1,337 – Justin Brownlee, Central Gwinnett (10)

1,286 – Daniel Clements, Alpharetta (11)

1,236 – Demarre Kitt, Sandy Creek (15)

1,185 – Xavier Harper, Jackson County (11)

1,126 – Ky Priester, Brookwood (12)

1,108 – Xavier Borishade, North Cobb (14)

1,071 – Jahmai Jones, Wesleyan (11)

1,063 – Demarquis Polite-Bray, M.L. King (12)

1,052 – Joshua Barnes, Calhoun (15)

1,045 – Christian Robinson, Centennial (10)

1,045 – Tomas Colbert, Stephens County (11)

1,032 – Ben Johnson, Savannah Country Day (10)

1,030 – Tydus Curtis, Calhoun (15)

1,029 – Willie Police, Lassiter (11)

1,022 – Marty Sanders, Lanier (10)

1,012 – Peter Whiteneck, Greater Atlanta Christian (14)

1,009 – Josh Barnes, Calhoun (15)

981 – Rodney Lackey, Gainesville (15)

960 – Demarcus Robinson, Peach County (13)

949 – Deric Herring, Brooks County (13)

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13 comments Add your comment

Northside Dawg

December 20th, 2012
1:15 pm

I see a couple omissions on the rushing list. Alton Sanders, Warner Robins (15 games), rushed for 2101 yards in 2004 and Tijuan Green, Northside (15 games), rushed for 2035 yards in 2007.

Northside Dawg

December 20th, 2012
1:16 pm

Oh yeah, this list is for 2012. Please disregard the comment, geez!

itsonlywrite

December 24th, 2012
1:41 am

way to go WATSON!!! GO BIG RED!!!

#ELEPHANTNATION

Lee Carroll

December 24th, 2012
8:14 am

Josh Barnes of Calhoun is down twice for receiving; once as Joshua Barnes and once as Josh Barnes. Really gonna miss him in Calhoun next year.

College Bound

December 25th, 2012
7:44 pm

Nowwww, I see why Northside Eagles fail to get a respectable number of graduating Student-Athletes past the state playoffs….into college. Reading is fundamental. Hopefully you all will have a better showing on Signing Day 2013 than in the past, because it is all about the kids and there futures. @ Northside Dawg.

College Bound

December 25th, 2012
7:46 pm

…their futures’.

LetsPlayTwo

December 26th, 2012
4:17 am

CB…..That’s the way I like my irony.

coach aj merine

December 26th, 2012
6:37 pm

How is it that the #4 receiver in the state, Daniel Clements doesn’t Make the all state list first or second team or even honorable. But borinshade, police, and some receiver out of Colquitt does. None of which ended with better numbers than him, but all played in as many or more games 59recp. 1286 12 TDs and he’s not even a mention of the kid. It never surprises me on how political this process has become. He finshed as the leader a junior on a team with 3 D1 commits. Troy, Vanderbilt, w. Kentucky.

grayram

December 27th, 2012
1:10 pm

so Espn released their final top 25 power rankings.
Norcross at #10 is the only team from GA on the list.
Miami central (12-2) the team that Grayson Crushed is #17

99 Packer

December 27th, 2012
6:25 pm

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99 Packer

December 27th, 2012
6:27 pm

Colquitt County receiver finished the year with 84 recep
tions for 1,115 yards. Don’t know why he wad left off the list.

99 Packer

December 27th, 2012
6:28 pm

Bobby Hill from Colquitt County.

coach aj merine

December 28th, 2012
9:13 pm

Thank you 99packer nothing against Hill or any other kid on the list but the numbers speak for themselves. This kid nearly avg. 20+ yards a catch if that’s not all state worthy then what is.