Friday, September 4, 2009
SEC records that may fall
By Chris Low
Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low
Thanks to SEC associate commissioner Charles Bloom and the fine men and women working in the sports information departments around this league, we’ve come up with a two-part checklist of some of the records that may be broken this season.
We’ll start with league records first:
Touchdown responsibility: The SEC record is 122, held by Florida’s Danny Wuerffel. Florida’s Tim Tebow has 110.
Touchdowns scored: The SEC record is 53, held by LSU’s Kevin Faulk. Tebow has 43.
Rushing touchdowns: The SEC record is 49, held by Georgia's Herschel Walker. Tebow has 43.
Total offense: The SEC record is 11,380 yards, held by Florida's Chris Leak. Tebow has 8,427 yards.
Rushing yards by a quarterback: The SEC record is 2,535 yards, held by Arkansas’ Matt Jones. Tebow has 2,037 yards.
Interceptions: The SEC record is 20 interceptions, shared by Ole Miss' Bobby Wilson and LSU's Chris Williams. Tennessee's Eric Berry has 12 interceptions.
Punt return yardage: The SEC record is 1,695 yards, held by Vanderbilt’s Lee Nalley. Alabama’s Javier Arenas has 1,259 yards and Florida’s Brandon James 1,127 yards.
Kickoff return yardage: The SEC record is 2,948 yards, held by Mississippi State’s Derek Pegues. James has 1,962 yards.
Total kick return yardage (kickoff and punt): The SEC record is 3,357 yards, held by Kentucky’s Derek Abney. James has 3,089 yards and Arenas 2,872 yards.
Punt returns for touchdowns: The SEC record is six, shared by Kentucky's Derek Abney and Alabama's Javier Arenas. James has four.