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Aaron Murray and the Record Books

With the 2011 season now long behind us and 2012 spring practice not yet starting, I thought it would be interesting see where Aaron Murray stands in our record books (pages 114-116) after only two seasons of play.

Record AM's Stat Ranking Notes
Pass Attempts - Season 403 4th Quincy Carter's 1999 season bumped
Pass Attempts - Career 745 Probably 6th Bobo (755 or 766, the record book says both), Quincy Carter (853), Stafford (987) in striking distance next season
Zeier and Greene at 1400+ each
Pass Completions - Season 238 4th Greene's 2002 season bumped
Pass Completions - Career 447 5th Bumped Bobo by two completions
Qunicy Carter (483) and Stafford (564) in striking distance next season
Zeier and Greene each at 830+
Pass Yards - Season 3149 5th Bumped his own freshman season
Pass Yards - Career 6198 Probably 6th Bobo (6334), Carter (6447), Stafford (7731) in striking distance next season
Zeier and Greene at 11,000+ each
Completion Percentage - Season 61.11% 5th Freshman season
Sophomore season didn't cut it
Completion Percentage - Career 60% even 1st Probably won't be listed since he's active
Average Gain per Attempt - Career 8.32 3rd Probably won't be listed since he's active
Shockley would be bumped
Passing Efficiency - Season 154.48
146.41
2nd
8th
Freshman season
Sophomore season
Quincy Carter's 1998 season bumped
Passing Efficiency - Career 150.11 1st Probably won't be listed since he's active
Goff would be bumped
TD Passes - Game 5 1st (tied) Against NMSU
His 4 against SCAR and Auburn tied for 6th
TD Passes - Season 35 1st Freshman season tied for 3rd
TD Passes - Career 59 3rd Quincy Carter bumped
Zeier (67) and Greene (72) in striking distance next season
Lowest Interception % - Career,
min 600 attempts
2.95%
(22 in 745)
4th Probably won't be listed since he's active
Bobo bumped
Most Pass Yards by a Frosh 3049 1st -
Most Pass Yards by a Soph 3149 1st Mike Cavan’s 1968 season bumped
Most Pass Yards by a Junior n/a n/a Greene, Stafford, and Zeier all 3300+
3526 needed for first
Most Pass Yards by a Senior n/a n/a Zeier at 3396
Most Offensive Plays - Season 490
429
2nd
8th
Sophomore season
Freshman season
Most Offensive Plays - Career 919 6th James Jackson bumped
Herschel, Quincy Carter, and Stafford in striking distance next season
Zeier at 1560, Greene at 1644
Average Gain Per Play - Season 7.50 7th Frosh season
Average Gain Per Play - Career 7.05 4th Probably won't be listed since he's active
James Jackson would be bumped
Total Offense - Season 3260
3216
4th
5th
Sophomore season
Freshman season
Quincy Carter’s 1999 season bumped
Total Offense - Career 6476 5th Belue bumped
Qunicy Carter and Stafford in striking distance
Zeier and Greene at 10,800+
TD Responsibility - Game 5 2nd NMSU game
TD Responsibility - Season 37
28
1st
2nd
Sophomore year
Freshman year
TD Responsibility - Career 65 3rd Shockley bumped
Zeier and Greene (71, 77) in striking distance next season

At this point, we can pretty much say that, if judged solely on statistics, Aaron Murray is probably the fourth or fifth best QB in UGA history. If his two year average continues the next two seasons, he’ll own nine career records. The only positive records he wouldn’t be able to claim #1 in would be Average Gain Per Pass Attempt – Career (he’s not even top five), Lowest Interception % - Career, and Average Gain Per Play – Career. His 22 interceptions over two years would also project to 44 interceptions over his career, good for #2, ahead of Larry Rakestraw (42) and Eric Zeier (37) but behind Zeke Bratkowski (68). As recognized last season, turnovers are a blemish on an otherwise great statistical career.

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