Army Black Knights football statistical leaders

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Heisman trophy winner and three-time All-American Glenn Davis not only appears on Army's all-time rushing lists, but also threw for 12 touchdowns, caught 6 touchdowns, and holds Army's career record with 14 interceptions.

The Army Black Knights football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Army Black Knights football program in various categories,[1] including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Black Knights represent the United States Military Academy (often informally known as "West Point") as an independent in the NCAA's Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).

Although Army began competing in intercollegiate football in 1890,[1] the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in 1944. Records from before this year are often incomplete and inconsistent, and they are generally not included in these lists.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

  • Since 1944, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.
  • The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.
  • Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002.[2] The Black Knights have played in four bowl games since then: the Armed Forces Bowl in 2010, 2017, and 2018, plus the game now known as the First Responder Bowl in 2016, allowing the players to accumulate statistics for an extra game in those seasons.

However, values on these lists are often smaller than the values seen on other programs' lists for several reasons:

  • Like the other service academies (with the Air Force and Naval Academies also playing FBS football), West Point is a four-year undergraduate program that normally does not redshirt players. This means that for a player to play for four years, he must be good enough to see the field as a true freshman. Relatively few players are prepared to do this, which depresses career records.
  • In the modern era, the Black Knights have traditionally run an option offense that emphasizes running, including by the quarterbacks. However, Army ran a pro-style offense in the 1970s and the early 2000s,[3] and passing and receiving records tend to belong to players from those eras.

These lists are updated through Army's game against Rice on August 30, 2019.

Passing[edit]

Passing yards[edit]

Passing touchdowns[edit]

Rushing[edit]

Rushing yards[edit]

Rushing touchdowns[edit]

Receiving[edit]

Receptions[edit]

Receiving yards[edit]

Receiving touchdowns[edit]

Total offense[edit]

Total offense is the sum of passing and rushing statistics. It does not include receiving or returns.[24]

Total offense yards[edit]

Total touchdowns[edit]

Defense[edit]

Interceptions[edit]

Tackles[edit]

Sacks[edit]

Kicking[edit]

Field goals made[edit]

Field goal percentage[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2014 Army Black Knights Media Guide" (PDF). GoArmySports.com. Retrieved 2014-11-16.
  2. ^ "NCAA changes policy on football stats". ESPN.com. AP. 2002-08-28. Retrieved 2014-09-11.
  3. ^ Interdonato, Sal (2008-03-12). "Brock and staff rewrite playbook: Option may be in works". RecordOnline.com. Times Herald-Record. Retrieved 2014-11-23.
  4. ^ a b "Hawaii 59, Army 28". ESPN.com. 2003-11-22.
  5. ^ a b c d "Tulsa 49, Army 39". ESPN.com. 2007-11-17.
  6. ^ a b "Tulane 50, Army 33". ESPN.com. 2003-09-20.
  7. ^ "Larry Dixon". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-12-14.
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Ahmad Bradshaw". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
  9. ^ "Raymond Maples". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-12-14.
  10. ^ Maples was granted a fifth year of eligibility after a groin injury limited him to three games in 2013. Taylor, John (2014-03-15). "Another year for Army RB Raymond Maples after all". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 2014-12-14.
  11. ^ a b c d "Kelvin Hopkins Jr". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  12. ^ a b "Baggett carries Army past E. Michigan 50-25". ESPN.com. 2013-10-12.
  13. ^ "Box Score: Army vs. Air Force". ESPN.com. November 4, 2017. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
  14. ^ "Box Score: Army vs. North Texas". ESPN.com. November 18, 2017. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
  15. ^ "Army 17, E. Michigan 13". ESPN.com. 2008-10-11.
  16. ^ a b "Army 42, South Florida 35". ESPN.com. 2004-10-16.
  17. ^ "Darnell Woolfolk". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
  18. ^ "Box Score, 2018 Armed Forces Bowl: Houston vs. Army". ESPN.com. December 22, 2018. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  19. ^ "Army 44, Tulane 13". ESPN.com. 2008-10-08.
  20. ^ "Matt Brown scores 4 TDs with Bernard Pierce out as Temple stuns Army". ESPN.com. 2010-10-02.
  21. ^ "Hawaii gets 1st win of season, 49-42 over Army". ESPN.com. 2013-11-30.
  22. ^ a b "Cent. Michigan 47, Army 23". ESPN.com. 2007-10-13.
  23. ^ "Houston 34, Army 14". ESPN.com. 2003-11-15.
  24. ^ "Official 2007 NCAA Division I Football Record Book" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-12-01. Retrieved 2008-01-03.
  25. ^ "No. 14 Tulane Goes on Road and Shows Army Who Is King". LATimes.com. 1998-11-15.
  26. ^ "Impressive Cadets Top Duke". NYTimes.com. 1996-09-22.
  27. ^ "Temple 27, Army 13". ESPN.com. 2009-10-17.