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Aaron Murray and the Record Books, Part 2

Scott Cunningham

With the 2012 season now behind us and many wondering whether Aaron Murray will return for his senior season, I thought it would be interesting to see where he stands in our record book (pages 114-116) and the SEC record book (pages 147-153). I compiled a similar table last year after his sophomore season. All SEC record book standings are projections while ignoring other what the other QBs did in the SEC this year (save for Manziel's new SEC single season total yardage record).

Record AM's Stat UGA Ranking SEC Ranking Notes
Pass Attempts - Season 403
386
4th
5th
N/A
N/A
Sophomore year
Junior year
Stafford's junior year bumped.
Pass Attempts - Career 1131 3rd 19th Zeier and Greene at 1400+ each
Grossman bumped from the SEC record book
Jared Lorenzen #1 in SEC at 1514
AM's three season average of 377 projects to 1508
Pass Completions - Season 249
238
3rd
4th
N/A
N/A
Junior year
Sophomore year
Stafford's junior season bumped
Pass Completions - Career 696 3rd 15th Bobo bumped from UGA record book
Zeier and Greene each at 830+
Stan White (Auburn) bumped from SEC record book
Chris Leak is #1 in SEC record book at 895
AM's 3 season average of 232 projects to 928
Pass Yards - Season 3893 1st 3rd AM's sophomore season bumped from UGA record book
Peyton Manning's 1996 season bumped from SEC record book
Pass Yards - Career 10,091 3rd 8th Zeier and Greene at 11,000+ each
John Parker Wilson (Bama) bumped from SEC record book
Completion Percentage - Season 64.5% 2nd N/A AM's freshman season bumped from the UGA record book
Completion Percentage - Career 61.5% 1st 14th-T Tied with Jeff Burger (Auburn)
Average Gain per Attempt - Season 10.08 2nd Stat not kept AM's freshman season bumped
Average Gain per Attempt - Career 8.32 3rd Stat not kept Shockley would be bumped
Passing Efficiency - Season 174.8
154.48
146.41
1st
3rd
9th
Stat not kept Junior season
Freshman season
Sophomore season
Mike Bobo's '97 season is #2 at 155.80
Greene's 2001 season bumped
Passing Efficiency - Career 158.55 1st 5th Probably won't be listed since he's active
Goff would be bumped from UGA record book
Matt Jones (Arkansas) would be bumped from SEC record book
TD Passes - Game 5 1st (tied) N/A Accomplished twice: Against NMSU in 2011 and against Nebraska this season
His 4 against SCAR and Auburn in 2011 and against Kentucky and GaSouthern in 2012 tied for 7th
TD Passes - Season 36
35
24
1st
2nd
4th-T
4th-T
7th-T
N/A
Junior season, tied with Peyton Manning (1997) and Tim Couch(1998)
Sophomore season, tied with Danny Wuerffel (1995)
TD Passes - Career 95 1st 2nd Quincy Carter bumped from our record book
Greene #2 at 72
Danny Wuerffel #1 in SEC at 114
Clint Stoerner (Arkansas) bumped from SEC record book
Lowest Interception % - Career,
min 600 attempts
2.83%
(32 in 1131)
3rd N/A Probably won't be listed since he's active
Most Pass Yards by a Frosh 3049 1st Stat not kept -
Most Pass Yards by a Soph 3149 1st Stat not kept -
Most Pass Yards by a Junior 3893 1st Stat not kept Zeke Bratkowski bumped
Most Pass Yards by a Senior N/A N/A Stat not kept Zeier 1st at 3396
Most Offensive Plays - Season 490
445
429
2nd
6th
9th
N/A
N/A
N/A
Sophomore season
Junior season
Freshman season
DJ Shockley's senior season bumped
Most Offensive Plays - Career 1364 3rd N/A James Jackson bumped from our record book
Zeier at 1560, Greene at 1644
1492 needed to break top ten in SEC record book
Average Gain Per Play - Season 8.59
7.50
1st
8th-T
2nd
N/A
Junior season
Freshman season tied with Shockley's senior season
Zeier's 1993 season bumped from our record book
Cam Newton's Heisman year bumped from the SEC record book
Average Gain Per Play - Career 7.55 1st 3rd Probably won't be listed since he's active
James Jackson would be bumped from our record book
Quincy Carter would be bumped from the SEC record book
Total Offense - Game 430
414
5th
10th-T
N/A
N/A
Nebraska game
Kentucky (2012) game, tied with Larry Rakestraw against Miami (1963)
Total Offense - Season 3825
3260
3216
1st
5th
6th
7th
N/A
N/A
Junior season
Sophomore season
Freshman season
I know his SEC ranking will be 7th (as opposed to 6th) due to Johnny Manziel's new yardage record
Total Offense - Career 10,293 3rd 8th Buck Belue bumped from our record book
Zeier and Greene at 10,800+
Erik Ainge bumped from the SEC record book
Tim Tebow #1 in the SEC at 12,232
TD Responsibility - Game 5 2nd-T N/A New Mexico State (2011), Nebraska (2012)
TD Responsibility - Season 39
37
28
1st
2nd
3rd
7th-T
10th-T
N/A
Junior year, tied with Peyton Manning (1997) and Rex Grossman (2001)
Sophomore year, tied with Danny Wuerffel (1995) and Tim Couch (1998)
Freshman year
Quincy Carter (1991 (that's what the record book says)) and Frank Sinkwich (1941) bumped from our record book
Shane Matthews (UF, 1991) and Steve Taneyhill (1995) bumped from SEC record book
TD Responsibility - Career 104 1st 3rd DJ Shockley bumped from our record book
David Greene #2 at UGA at 77
Tim Tebow #1 in SEC at 145, Danny Wuerffel #2 in SEC at 122
Steve Taneyhill bumped from the SEC record book

He may not have every career record yet (namely the passing attempts, completions, and yardage), but I think it is safe to say that Aaron Murray is the best QB in UGA history. This season was easily the best season for a UGA QB ever. It's absurd that Murray wasn't named to one of the All-SEC teams this season. It's also absurd that he may end his career (depending on when it ends and what happens next year) without ever being named All-SEC 1st team despite likely owning every SEC passing record of note. Here's hoping he comes back; I would love for a UGA QB to own all these records. Also, I would just love to see Murray in red and black and silver britches for one more season.

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