Records watch, with one game left

It’s time for the record watch, put together by the AJC’s Matthew Dempsey.

Your ACC-champion, Orange Bowl-bound Yellow Jackets had some impressive players statistically. With the big bowl game against Iowa still to come, let’s see where everyone stands.

Rushing Records

Most rushes in a season

Name Rushes Year

1. Tashard Choice 297 2006

2. P.J. Daniels 283 2003

3. Joe Burns 282 2001

4. Robert Lavette 280 1982

5. Eddie Lee Ivery 267 1978

6. Tashard Choice 261 2007

7. Robert Lavette 260 1984

8 Josh Nesbitt 259 2009

9. Jerry Mays 249 1989

10. C.J. Williams 245 1995

With an average rushing day for Nesbitt against Iowa, he should move into the top five for rushes in a season.

Most rushes, Career

Name Rushes Career

1. Robert Lavette 914 1981-84

2. P.J. Daniels 707 2002-05

3. Jerry Mays 695 1985-89

4. Tashard Choice 675 2005-07

5. Joe Burns 614 1998-01

6. Eddie Lee Ivery 609 1975-78

7. C.J. Williams 539 1994-95

8. Jonathan Dwyer 503 2007-

9. Joe Hamilton 501 1996-99

10. Reggie Ball 495 2003-06

11. Josh Nesbitt 484 2007-

Nesbitt should move into the top 10 for career rushes. Dwyer will likely hang out at eight by season’s end.

Rushing Yards, Season

Name Yards Year

1. Eddie Lee Ivery 1562 1978

2. Tashard Choice 1473 2006

3. P.J. Daniels 1447 2003

4. Jonathan Dwyer 1395 2008

5. Tashard Choice 1379 2007

6. Jerry Mays 1349 1989

7. Jonathan Dwyer 1346 2009

8. Robert Lavette 1208 1982

9. Robert Lavette 1189 1984

10. Joe Burns 1165 2001

11. C.J. Williams 1138 2009

Dwyer had a huge bounce back game against Clemson. He should pass his rushing yards from last season’s ACC Offensive Player of the Year campaign.

Rushing Yards, Career

Name Yards Career

1. Robert Lavette 4066 1981-84

2. Jerry Mays 3699 1985-89

3. Eddie Lee Ivery 3517 1975-78

4. Tashard Choice 3365 20005-07

5. P.J. Daniels 3346 2002-05

6. Jonathan Dwyer 3177 2007-

7. Joe Burns 2634 1998-01

8. C.J. Williams 2365 1994-96

9. David Sims 2274 1974-76

10. William Bell 2026 1989-93

11. Josh Nesbitt 2023 2007-

Dwyer will probably not reach P.J. Daniels spot in the top five for career rushing yards. Though a huge day against a tough Iowa defense could do it.

Nesbitt should easily move into the top 10 by the end of the first offensive series for Tech.

Most rushing touchdowns, season

Name TD Year

1. Robert Lavette 19 1982

2. Josh Nesbitt 18 2009

3. Robert Lavette 14 1984

3. Joe Burns 14 2001

3. Jonathan Dwyer 14 2009

6. Sean Gregory 13 1999

7. Jonathan Dwyer 12 2008

7. Tashard Choice 12 2006

7. Joe Burns 12 2000

7. C.J. Williams 12 1995

7. Lenny Snow 12 1966

Nesbitt is one end zone trip away from tying Lavette’s record for rushing touchdowns in a season. My prediction is he’ll finish the game owning the record all to himself.

Dwyer surpassed his rushing touchdown total from last year and if he gets one more he’ll be in the top three by himself.

Most Rushing Touchdowns, Career

Name TD Year

1. Robert Lavette 45 1981-84

2. Jonathan Dwyer 35 2007-

3. Joe Burns 31 1998-01

4. Tashard Choice 28 2005-07

5. Josh Nesbitt 25 2007-

6. P.J. Daniels 23 2002-05

7. Eddie Lee Ivery 22 1975-78

7. Leon Hardeman 22 1951-53

9. David Sims 21 1974-76

10. C.J. Williams 20 1994-96

Dwyer is set for the year on moving up the career rushing touchdown list.

Three more touchdowns for Nesbitt would move him to four on the list.

Receiving Records

Pass Receptions, Career

Name Number Career

1. Kelly Campbell 195 1998-01

2. Calvin Johnson 178 2004-06

3. Jonathan Smith 174 2000-03

4. Kerry Watkins 171 1999-02

5. Harvey Middleton 165 1994-97

6. Will Glover 122 1999-02

7. Demaryius Thomas 120 2007-

8. Bobby Rodriguez 115 1989-92

8. Jerry Mays 115 1985-89

9. Robert Lavette 114 1981-84

Thomas is sitting at seven on the career receptions list after the Clemson rematch. I’ll be shocked if he doesn’t get the three catches he needs to pass Will Glover for the sixth spot.

Yards gained, Season

Name Yards Season

1. Calvin Johnson 1202 2006

2 Demaryius Thomas 1154 2009

3. Jonathan Smith 1138 2003

4. Kelly Campbell 1105 1999

5. Kerry Watkins 1050 2002

6. Dez White 973 1998

7. Kelly Campbell 963 2000

8. John Sias 902 1968

9. Calvin Johnson 888 2005

10. Dez White 860 1999

With a reasonably productive day, Thomas could surpass Calvin Johnson for most receiving yards in a season. Thomas is already only the fifth player in Tech history to have 1,000-plus receiving yards in a season.

Yards gained, career

Name Yards Career

1. Calvin Johnson 2927 2004-06

2. Kelly Campbell 2907 1998-01

3. Kerry Watkins 2680 1999-02

4. Demaryius Thomas 2339 2007-

5. Harvey Middleton 2291 1994-96

Thomas has the fourth spot locked up for career receiving yardage. It’s unlikely he’ll pass Kerry Watkins during the bowl game.

Avg gain per reception, season

Name Avg Year

1. Demaryius Thomas 24.4 2009

2, Gary Lee 22.2 1985

3. Dez White 21.2 1998

4. Kris Kentera 21 1979

5. Drew Hill 19.6 1978

Thomas still owns the top spot in Tech history for highest average gain per reception in a season. Safe to say that will stay that way.

Touchdown receptions, Career

Name TD Career

1. Calvin Johnson 28 2004-06

2. Kelly Campbell 24 1998-01

3. Kerry Watkins 22 1999-02

4. Demaryius Thomas 14 2007-

4. Dez White 14 1997-99

4. Buck Martin 14 1950-52

4. Gary Lee 14 1983-86

8. Harvey Middleton 13 1994-97

8. Jimmy Robinson 13 1972-74

8. Greg Lester 13 1987-91

Thomas’ 14 touchdowns puts him at fourth on the career touchdown receptions list. I don’t think that will change against Iowa.

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Your ACC-champion, Orange Bowl-bound Yellow Jackets had some impressive players statistically. With the big bowl game against Iowa still to come, let’s see where everyone stands.

Rushing Records

Most rushes in a season

Name Rushes Year

1. Tashard Choice 297 2006

2. P.J. Daniels 283 2003

3. Joe Burns 282 2001

4. Robert Lavette 280 1982

5. Eddie Lee Ivery 267 1978

6. Tashard Choice 261 2007

7. Robert Lavette 260 1984

8 Josh Nesbitt 259 2009

9. Jerry Mays 249 1989

10. C.J. Williams 245 1995

With an average rushing day for Nesbitt against Iowa, he should move into the top five for rushes in a season.

Most rushes, Career

Name Rushes Career

1. Robert Lavette 914 1981-84

2. P.J. Daniels 707 2002-05

3. Jerry Mays 695 1985-89

4. Tashard Choice 675 2005-07

5. Joe Burns 614 1998-01

6. Eddie Lee Ivery 609 1975-78

7. C.J. Williams 539 1994-95

8. Jonathan Dwyer 503 2007-

9. Joe Hamilton 501 1996-99

10. Reggie Ball 495 2003-06

11. Josh Nesbitt 484 2007-

Nesbitt should move into the top ten for career rushes. Dwyer will likely hang out at eight by season’s end.

Rushing Yards, Season

Name Yards Year

1. Eddie Lee Ivery 1562 1978

2. Tashard Choice 1473 2006

3. P.J. Daniels 1447 2003

4. Jonathan Dwyer 1395 2008

5. Tashard Choice 1379 2007

6. Jerry Mays 1349 1989

7. Jonathan Dwyer 1346 2009

8. Robert Lavette 1208 1982

9. Robert Lavette 1189 1984

10. Joe Burns 1165 2001

11. C.J. Williams 1138 2009

Dwyer had a huge bounce back game against Clemson. He should pass his rushing yards from last season’s ACC Offensive Player of the Year campaign.

Rushing Yards, Career

Name Yards Career

1. Robert Lavette 4066 1981-84

2. Jerry Mays 3699 1985-89

3. Eddie Lee Ivery 3517 1975-78

4. Tashard Choice 3365 20005-07

5. P.J. Daniels 3346 2002-05

6. Jonathan Dwyer 3177 2007-

7. Joe Burns 2634 1998-01

8. C.J. Williams 2365 1994-96

9. David Sims 2274 1974-76

10. Wililam Bell 2026 1989-93

11. Josh Nesbitt 2023 2007-

Dwyer will probably not reach P.J. Daniels spot in the top five for career rushing yards. Though a huge day against a tough Iowa defense could do it.

Nesbitt should easily move into the top ten by the end of the first offensive series for Tech.

Most rushing touchdowns, season

Name TD Year

1. Robert Lavette 19 1982

2. Josh Nesbitt 18 2009

3. Robert Lavette 14 1984

3. Joe Burns 14 2001

3. Jonathan Dwyer 14 2009

6. Sean Gregory 13 1999

7. Jonathan Dwyer 12 2008

7. Tashard Choice 12 2006

7. Joe Burns 12 2000

7. C.J. Williams 12 1995

7. Lenny Snow 12 1966

Nesbitt is one end zone trip away from tying Lavette’s record for rushing touchdowns in a season. My prediction is he’ll finish the game owning the record all to himself.

Dwyer surpassed his rushing touchdown total from last year and if he gets one more he’ll be in the top three by himself.

Most Rushing Touchdowns, Career

Name TD Year

1. Robert Lavette 45 1981-84

2. Jonathan Dwyer 35 2007-

3. Joe Burns 31 1998-01

4. Tashard Choice 28 2005-07

5. Josh Nesbitt 25 2007-

6. P.J. Daniels 23 2002-05

7. Eddie Lee Ivery 22 1975-78

7. Leon Hardeman 22 1951-53

9. David Sims 21 1974-76

10. C.J. Williams 20 1994-96

Dwyer is set for the year on moving up the career rushing touchdown list.

Three more touchdowns for Nesbitt would move him to four on the list.

Receiving Records

Pass Receptions, Career

Name Number Career

1. Kelly Campbell 195 1998-01

2. Calvin Johnson 178 2004-06

3. Jonathan Smith 174 2000-03

4. Kerry Watkins 171 1999-02

5. Harvey Middleton 165 1994-97

6. Will Glover 122 1999-02

7. Demaryius Thomas 120 2007-

8. Bobby Rodriguez 115 1989-92

8. Jerry Mays 115 1985-89

9. Robert Lavette 114 1981-84

Thomas is sitting at seven on the career receptions list after the Clemson rematch. I’ll be shocked if he doesn’t get the three catches he needs to pass Will Glover for the sixth spot.

Yards gained, Season

Name Yards Season

1. Calvin Johnson 1202 2006

2 Demaryius Thomas 1154 2009

3. Jonathan Smith 1138 2003

4. Kelly Campbell 1105 1999

5. Kerry Watkins 1050 2002

6. Dez White 973 1998

7. Kelly Campbell 963 2000

8. John Sias 902 1968

9. Calvin Johnson 888 2005

10. Dez White 860 1999

With a reasonably productive day, Thomas could surpass Calvin Johnson for most receiving yards in a season. Thomas is already only the fifth player in Tech history to have 1,000-plus receiving yards in a season.

Yards gained, career

Name Yards Career

1. Calvin Johnson 2927 2004-06

2. Kelly Campbell 2907 1998-01

3. Kerry Watkins 2680 1999-02

4. Demaryius Thomas 2339 2007-

5. Harvey Middleton 2291 1994-96

Thomas has the fourth spot locked up for career receiving yardage. It’s unlikely he’ll pass Kerry Watkins during the bowl game.

Avg gain per reception, season

Name Avg Year

1. Demaryius Thomas 24.4 2009

2, Gary Lee 22.2 1985

3. Dez White 21.2 1998

4. Kris Kentera 21 1979

5. Drew Hill 19.6 1978

Thomas still owns the top spot in Tech history for highest average gain per reception in a season. Safe to say that will stay that way.

Touchdown receptions, Career

Name TD Career

1. Calvin Johnson 28 2004-06

2. Kelly Campbell 24 1998-01

3. Kerry Watkins 22 1999-02

4. Demaryius Thomas 14 2007-

4. Dez White 14 1997-99

4. Buck Martin 14 1950-52

4. Gary Lee 14 1983-86

8. Harvey Middleton 13 1994-97

8. Jimmy Robinson 13 1972-74

8. Greg Lester 13 1987-91

Thomas’ 14 touchdowns puts him at fourth on the career touchdown receptions list. I don’t think that will change against Iowa.

92 comments Add your comment

CC

December 15th, 2009
8:08 pm

Didn’t see this in the record books…30-24, 8 out of 9, 15 out of 19. The facts don’t lie.

Ekim

December 15th, 2009
8:26 pm

CC owns the UGA record for ragging on the Tech blog. You stay classy, CC.

Lookout in 2010

December 15th, 2009
8:41 pm

These players have amassed these numbers in two years under Johnson. Imagine what the numbers are going to look like in a couple of years when the offense is really clicking. WOW… Nesbitt will crack a few records next year alone and if Thomas sticks around, he will really rack up some huge numbers next year too. Love it!!!

BTW – I also love it that the win over Tech defined UGA’s season. Just proves that we have a great team. I mean with the SEC wins they had this year, I would have thought they would be bragging about one of those. Can’t wait till next year when they try to claim that beating us means nothing….

macrotech

December 15th, 2009
8:44 pm

I hear ya, cc….they didn’t mention Tech’s double the National Championships compared to the mutts, either!

Ekim

December 15th, 2009
8:58 pm

Double the national championships? I thought it was 4 to 1. Georgia have one that they’re hiding under a bushel?

Statue for CPJ

December 15th, 2009
9:06 pm

Biggest surprise from CPJ’s offense:

Yards gained, Season

Name Yards Season

1. Calvin Johnson 1202 2006

2 Demaryius Thomas 1154 2009

He’ll beat out Calvin. Amazing. Stephen Hill is next.

go jackets

December 15th, 2009
10:15 pm

if Dwyer stays for another year, he could be Tech’s all time career rusher

go jackets

December 15th, 2009
10:17 pm

ok dont read sermons on here but just glancing at Bulldawg’s blog, that dude needs some serious medication

BuLLdawg

December 15th, 2009
10:33 pm

I got turned down at Tech. In fact, I got turned down at UGA. In fact, I got turned down at Georgia Perimeter. I capitalize the 2 L’s because I’m a double loser.

Bobbi Dud

December 15th, 2009
10:48 pm

The only record that really counts…..when are all the home games going to be soldout?

Bob

December 15th, 2009
10:53 pm

BuLLdawg, Get a life.

Caleb and Washaun

December 15th, 2009
11:02 pm

Like Forrest Gump, we’re still running…………….

Russ, the Interim Mascot

December 15th, 2009
11:03 pm

Don’t forget about me. I’m 1-0 vs. Tech. And I took the biggest crap somewhere around the 30 yardline. Or was it the 24? Aw hell, who cares? I just know it was a nasty one!

UGAy sucks a big one

December 15th, 2009
11:14 pm

LMFAO–UGAy is playing in Shreveport. That’s F’n hilarious! Shreveport! The top of my left nut after running 10 miles in 100 degree Georgia heat is a more desirable locale than Shreveport, LA. HAHAHAHAHA You stay classy, Shreveport. HAHAHAHAHA—UGAy’s only All American was the punter. 4-1…as in how many National Titles Tech has compared to UGAy.

SUCK IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Brunswick

December 15th, 2009
11:24 pm

wow….that buLLdawg dude is here every minute of the day….what a freak….get a life you loser

Cuttysark

December 15th, 2009
11:48 pm

Jonathan Dwyer might be back for his senior season, but Derrick Morgan will go to the NFL after the Orange Bowl. Not worth the risk of sustaining a Sam Bradford injury to come back for another season after winning the ACC Championship and defensive POY in the conference. I wish UGA the best in their weed eater bowl appearance against the Aggies.

Go to http://isportsweb.com for more Georgia Tech football articles as they get ready for the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Orange Bowl. Go Jackets!

BuLLdawg

December 16th, 2009
1:16 am

Sporting News reports today that the Orange Bowl in crime-ridden Miami is the 23rd best bowl game.

Top 10 bowl game according to Sporting News today ?

Number 9, UGA.

Mark

December 16th, 2009
2:56 am

I’m as big a Tech fan as you can find but its time to admit we just have to bow to the superiority of Georgia. They dominate us. We shouldn’t even consider ourselves their rival. We should only hope to bask in their radiance and pick up their sloppy seconds in recruiting so that we can dominate the ACC.

Old Gold Britches

December 16th, 2009
7:46 am

Get a thick skin. Guy giving you a hard time and you get tired of it, punch him in the face.

mark richts brother

December 16th, 2009
8:09 am

hey bulldawg, i will be in athens over christmas, want me to come push in ur turds?

30-24

December 16th, 2009
8:29 am

Alan

December 16th, 2009
8:31 am

The only records that REALLY matter to Tool Village are Richt’s 8-1 record against them, UGA’s quarter century mark lead in the head-to-head and their soon to be 5th straight bowl loss.

Georgia Tech = Epic failure

Half the ACC is .500 or worse

December 16th, 2009
8:33 am

I think we now know why Yech finally won their joke of a conference. LOL!!!!

Joey Hamilton update

December 16th, 2009
8:35 am

He’s panhandling on Spring St. again. Please, it’s the Holiday season everyone. Be generous. Thanks

Doug Roberson

December 16th, 2009
8:38 am

OK folks, the crime-on-campus stuff has run its course. I’ve deleted posts about it, and will delete any more posts I see.
You want to chat about crime, the AJC has a blog called “View from a Cop,” post your stuff there.
You want to talk football, please come on here.

JB

December 16th, 2009
8:53 am

0-1 is really the record that does matter. ;-)

To that end, most of the guys that could set these records probably won’t be back, next year. That kinda leaves a bare cupboard.

THAT does not bode well for the ‘10 season.

Is what it is.

HBTD!!!

BankerDawg

December 16th, 2009
9:23 am

BuLL–

Are you really making the argument that the bowl in Shreveport is superior to the Orange Bowl????

Really?

Have we sunk THIS low?

Punting is not an Option

December 16th, 2009
9:24 am

Caleb and Washaun

December 15th, 2009
11:02 pm
Like Forrest Gump, we’re still running…………….

Yes, but it’s too bad their combined IQ is equal to Forrest Gump’s IQ.

$1.4 million vs. our $14 million bowl

December 16th, 2009
9:36 am

2010 preseason poll (NationalChamps.net)

Georgia Tech # 8
Shreveport # 23

GTSteve

December 16th, 2009
9:42 am

If you think that UGA is going to a top 10 bowl and Tech is not, you obviously haven’t seen the payout the teams are getting, the only way this would be funnier if ufag was playing on the blue turf

GT hearts Warcraft

December 16th, 2009
9:45 am

2009 ACTUAL SEASON RESULT:

DAWGS – 30
NERDS – 24

WHOSE YOUR DADDY NERDS??

WE RUN THIS STATE!!

HAHAHAHA

GTSteve

December 16th, 2009
9:50 am

UGA Soldout

December 16th, 2009
10:01 am

The reason the Dawgs home games are sold out is because it’s the only thing happening in Athens besides the cow milking contests. Whereas GT has to compete with the Braves, Hawks and the Falcons for the entertainment dollars. Of course I don’t expect the mutts to understand that.

wesleywhatwhat

December 16th, 2009
10:08 am

“who runs georgia?” i thought it was florida and tennessee???

GT Fan

December 16th, 2009
10:15 am

Hey ugag fans, your team has 4 and 5 star players but only 1 all american. Just goes to show you that ranking don’t mean a darn thing.

GT hearts Warcraft

December 16th, 2009
10:16 am

Breaking News: WASHAUN EALY IS STILL RUNNING!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA((((((((((30-24))))))))))HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

UGA – 2009 Almost Competitive Conference Champions!

WHOSE YOUR DADDY NERDS??

Doug Roberson

December 16th, 2009
10:55 am

Two big basketball games upcoming: one tonight against Ark.-Pine Bluff.
Sunday’s game will be very interesting and will provide a good test for Tech’s big men: FSU.

DawgBeater

December 16th, 2009
10:58 am

Not sure why UGA is so worried about little ‘ol Tech. You would think they would be worried about losing the last 17 out of 20 against Florida, getting blown out by a terrible Tennessee team (again), having another season with over 5 players arrested, finding a DC who actually wants to come to UGA, losing to Kentucky (again), only beating one ranked team in over two years, getting pumped up for more than one game next year, and getting ready for Shreveport so they don’t end up with 6 losses.

juvenal

December 16th, 2009
11:20 am

Red Foreman

December 16th, 2009
11:40 am

Breaking News…
Saint Richt is getting divorced to marry Washan and Caleb…He likes the darke meats!

UGA Soldout

December 16th, 2009
11:41 am

It was ran by a dog but it died and now the mutts are in charge. They have no clue on how to win a game and will have their clocks cleaned in Shreveport

TN GT

December 16th, 2009
11:46 am

I have been out of the loop for about 2 weeks..what has happen to Iman Shumpert

Doug Roberson

December 16th, 2009
11:54 am

iman had minor surgery on his knee. he’s expected to return in 3-6 weeks. though, according to his tweets, he hopes to get back before the calendar turns.

More GT Records

December 16th, 2009
12:00 pm

Most pants wetting against a UGA team: Jonathan Dwyer

Most incomplete passes thrown to end any chance of a Tech comeback against UGA: Josh Nesbitt

Least amount of rushing yards from a so-called All-American running back against a UGA defense: Jonathan Dwyer

Most times getting TRUCKED by a UGA offensive lineman: Derrick Morgan

Most yards allowed to UGA running backs in a single game: The entire 2009 GT defense

Most attempts to downplay a game that obviously ruined the entire GT season: Coach Paul Johnson tied with the entire GT fanbase

GT team attending the most meaningless BCS game with what will surely be the lowest TV ratings of any BCS game to date: The 2009 GT team

Most attempts to insult a team’s appearance in a lower tier bowl by a fanbase that simply can’t come up with anything else to insult the team for because that team bullwhipped their own pathetic team and they realize that their team sucks and doesn’t logically deserve to go to a better bowl than that team because all they done was win the championship of the most weak, pathetic conference in the nation that doesn’t even really deserve to go to a BCS bowl over a team from even the weakest of conferences such as the Sunbelt or Conference USA: The entire GT fanbase

Doug Roberson

December 16th, 2009
12:12 pm

Least original post: more GT records.

More GT Records

December 16th, 2009
12:20 pm

Whoaaaaaaaa……I done got the big guy angry….I better get outta here…lol.

TN GT

December 16th, 2009
12:20 pm

I love how UGA fans get a thrill out of bashing GT..yes UGA beat GT..UGA has its own problems..UGA fans can trash all they want but they are still going to play a bowl game in north LA..i will take 11-2 and playing in south FL than 7-5 and playing a 6-6 team in northern LA..have fun UGA fans

GT Fan

December 16th, 2009
12:21 pm

more GT records: If we are so meaningless, then why are you own our blog. Sounds to me like you are a little jealous of Tech. Have fun in the toliet bowl this year.

GT Fan

December 16th, 2009
12:22 pm

By the way the only the teams that were any good in the SEC are alabama and florida.

GT Fan

December 16th, 2009
12:24 pm

By the more GT records, how many all americans did ugag have this year? That’s what I thought. STFU!