A.J. Green and the record book

Something a bit different today. . . .

My AJC colleague Matt Dempsey has been crunching numbers and has come up with some interesting perspective on where A.J. Green stands in the UGA record book.

Based on Green’s statistics for the first seven games of the season, Matt found six  UGA single-season or career lists on which the super sophomore could reach the top five by the end of the regular season.

Here’s what he came up with (Green statistics are through the Vanderbilt game). Hope you enjoy:

Pass Receptions, season

Name                                                   Number          Year

1.  Brice Hunter                                  76                 1993

2.  Terrence Edwards                       59                 2002

2.  Brice Hunter                                  59                  1994

4.  Mohamed Massaquoi                 58                  2008

NR A.J. Green                                      41                  2009

Note: With 17 more receptions on the year, Green will join Mohamed Massaquoi as having one of the top four seasons of all time for Georgia catching the ball. Nineteen more in five games and he’ll be in the top two.

Yards gained receiving, season

Name                                                   Yards               Season

1. Terrence Edwards                     1004                2002

2. Brice Hunter                                  970                1993

3.  A.J. Green                                      963                2008

4.  Mohamed Massaquoi                920                2008

5.  Hines Ward                                    900                 1996

NR A.J. Green                                      682                2009

Note: Green just needs 281 yards to match his impressive freshman season. That’s only 56 yards a game for the last 5 games of the regular season.

Yards gained receiving, career

Name                                             Yards       Career

1. Terrence Edwards               3093        1999-2002

2. Fred Gibson                           2884         2001-2004

3. Brice Hunter                          2373         1992-1995

4. Mohamed Massaquoi         2282         2005-2008

5. Lindsay Scott                        2098          1978-1981

NR A.J. Green                             1645          2008-

Note: Green has a bit more to go to bump into the top 5 for career receiving yardage. 454 yards or 91 yards a game will get him there.

Touchdown receptions, season

Name                                           TD           Year

1. Terrence Edwards             11            2002

2. Terrence Edwards               9            1999

2. Brice Hunter                          9             1993

2. Hason Graham                      9             1994

5. Mohamed Massaquoi        8              2008

5. A.J. Green                              8              2008

5. Lamar Davis                          8               1941

NR A.J. Green                            6              2009

Note: Two more touchdowns will give Green the same total as last year. If he can pull off six more in five games, he’ll have more touchdowns in one year than anyone in Georgia history.

Touchdown receptions, career

Name                                          TD        Career

1. Terrence Edwards             30       1999-2002

2. Fred Gibson                         20        2001-04

3. Brice Hunter                        19         1992-94

4. Hason Graham                    16          1992-94

4. Juan Daniels                         16         1993-96

4. Mohamed Massaquoi       16         2004-08

NR A.J. Green                           14          2008-

Note: Massaquoi was prolific during his time in Athens, but Green may knock him off the career top 5 list for touchdowns in a career. Green needs three touchdowns in the next five games to pass Massaquoi, Juan Daniels and Hason Graham.

Most Receptions by a Sophomore

Name                                             Receptions            Year

1. Brice Hunter                                76                         1993

2. Terrence Edwards                     53                         2000

3. Andre Hastings                          48                          1991

NR A.J. Green                                   41                          2009

Note: Green already owns the record for most receptions by a freshman with 56 last year. Brice Hunter is unlikely to lose the top spot for receptions by a sophomore. Green needs just eight more receptions to land in the top three. Thirteen catches will move him past Terrence Edwards into the top two.

34 comments Add your comment


October 29th, 2009
2:03 am



October 29th, 2009
3:46 am

I say we keep him. At least use him on 3rd downs. I say he goes 10-175 and 3 scores this weekend….Let’s go Dawgs!

Palm City Dawg

October 29th, 2009
6:41 am

Green will have his best game of the year Saturday. Will be the greatest college receiver of all time by the end of Junior year.

Saint Simons

October 29th, 2009
6:50 am

((((( 45 42 ))))) hahahahahahahahahaha

Saint Simons

October 29th, 2009
6:51 am

Florida 77 uga 0!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahahahahahaha

at halftime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahahahahahaha

Jaildawg...but not suspended dawg.

October 29th, 2009
7:09 am

Vance was arrested for driving with a learner’s permit? Anybody else read that article. I guess he’s not quite coordinated enough to pass the test. Maybe after Martinez gets canned this year he can take a job with Nathan’s and help out some of these dogs in need. Richt, I also love the hypocrisy of suspending the last player to get arrested for a traffic violation (the scooter guy) but not suspending Vance…Florida is this weekend, after all!


October 29th, 2009
7:30 am

St. Simons is a social invalid (in other words a Tech fan). Ha!

Dawg Fud

October 29th, 2009
9:12 am

Basically, Saint Simons just needs to be bitch-slapped.


October 29th, 2009
9:12 am

Is it just me? Or could Urban Meyer and PapaJohn’s John Schnatter be twins separated at birth?



October 29th, 2009
9:52 am

Saint Simons, 59-36-5 overall! You’d have to win the next 24 straight to pull ahead in the series. How pathetic is that? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Saint Simons

October 29th, 2009
10:14 am

Duke 4 – 3 UGA 4 – 3 hahahahahahahahahahahahah UGA ranked # 39 hahahahahahahaha

Georgia Headlines – 10/29/09 | MrSEC.com

October 29th, 2009
10:29 am

[...] and the Bulldogs have recorded a “signature” win.4.  Receiver AJ Green is on pace for one of the best season’s in Georgia history.5.  Quarterback Joe Cox talks about the challenge UGA faces on Saturday.6.  Dawg linebackers will [...]


October 29th, 2009
10:42 am

I would love to see AJ stay for all four years, but he is outta here after next year…Let’s make the best of it!


October 29th, 2009
10:58 am

Can anyone imagine how many receptions and yards T. Edward and F. Gibson would have had if they could have been even remotely consistent? There could have been some really impressive numbers but at the days of drop U. are now gone?


October 29th, 2009
11:32 am

Green is the man! The NFl is foaming at the mouth for this guy.

Joe Haden

October 29th, 2009
11:35 am

Green will be a non-factor on Saturday.

Saint Simons

October 29th, 2009
11:41 am

I am a disgrace to manhood. I wear panties:)


October 29th, 2009
11:41 am

Joe, you’re crazy. Dawgs shock the gators.


October 29th, 2009
12:02 pm

What everybody thinks of Saint Simons:HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


October 29th, 2009
12:04 pm

Just think….. MAYBE!! if GT works REALLY HARD in 6yrs. they will have tied Richt with how many times we whooped GT sorry @$$!!HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Big Dawg

October 29th, 2009
12:58 pm

I just found out the identity of the douche that always writes: “((((( 45 42 ))))) hahahahahahahahahaha” and goes by the name; St. Simons. I have his full name and address. Who’s interested in it?…


October 29th, 2009
1:09 pm

AJ will not be a big factor Saturday. He may score one BUT that might be the only UGA score all day. Our FG kicker will shank a couple ( like he did in jx in 08 ) and that WILL BE a big factor. He is a Florida native and last year, he choked big time.

By second half ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Meyer will play his subs. UGA will look pathetic, flustered, desperate and it will be very ugly toward the end and when the gun sounds, we UGA grads will say “thank goodness, the annual beatdown is over “for another year.

IF Dr. Adams wants this to continue ………….then he will not implement change. Simple.

Go Dogs!!!


October 29th, 2009
2:02 pm

Mr. Simons are you gonna be on the island this weekend?

Dawgs Win!!

October 29th, 2009
2:26 pm

Jaildawg….. He isn’t suspended because he hasn’t the trouble that the other has had. Also, I think it’s stupid that anyone is making a big deal over this. It’s a traffic violation. Who cares!!! We have a much more difficult situation this weekend. CMR should not have suspended him. Get a life!!

Captain Richt

October 29th, 2009
2:33 pm

All you idiots that even acknowledge Saint Simons exits on this blog make the satisfaction so much better for him. Swallow your pride a little and ignore him…


October 29th, 2009
2:49 pm

jack bull

October 29th, 2009
2:52 pm

i, for one, don’t think we throw it to AJ near enough. hate to say it, he reminds me of Calvin Johnson..just throw it near him, and more times than not, he will come down with it.

who thinks we hand Tebow the Heisman Trophy this weekend?

RIP Brice Hunter,, damn good dawg!!!!


October 29th, 2009
3:24 pm

Green will be the best receiver in the country when he goes pro next year.


October 29th, 2009
4:50 pm

I say we get AJ into the heisman discussion with a big upset over the fighting Tim Tebows. They did rename the team that right?


October 30th, 2009
6:25 am

Offensive shoot-out! But DAWGS cant keep up late……Thanks D!

SEC powerhouse NOT

October 30th, 2009
11:41 am

I can understand why fans could be in awe of Fl and Bama ranked number 1 and 2 because supposedly geniuses that have the inside on sports see it and vote that way..but why do you local sportswriters agree? Look at both of their schedules. Fl played Troy, Charleston Southern and will play FIU, and big deal win over Ms St. Bama played FIU, North Texas and upcoming Chattanooga. The two teams do not even play each other in regular season. Who are the sissys of these athletic departments tha sets up these opponents? At least, UGA had the guts to play Oklahoma State. I can see one Div 1A school for everyone to play as your mulligan, but 3 of them? And you expect me to crown you number one? PLAY SOMEBODY.. What a crock of manure

Signature Win Fairy

October 30th, 2009
11:52 am

“hmmm…checking my calendar, and it looks like UGA is overdue. I better fix this fast before I lose my job.”

same ole same ole

October 30th, 2009
3:32 pm


October 30th, 2009
7:24 pm

I have been a Georgia fan my whole life, and the soft zone is killing me. I yell shout and scream at the tv when Ga plays. Surely I am not alone in my intense frustration with our absurd defensive philosophy. Am I an Idiot for thinking I could coach better than soft willie, or are our top rated recruiting classes idiots, help!