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January 21, 2010

By the Numbers

Although he played in just three seasons, Curran (No. 35) finished his career at Georgia in the school's top 16 in tackles, tackles for loss, and quarterback hurries.  (Photo: Getty)

In early December, I posted team and individual (offense/kickers and defense/special teams) statistical milestones that were obtainable in the upcoming Independence Bowl.

Now that the 2009 campaign has completely ended and we look ahead to next season, presented is where the '09 Bulldogs, whether current or departing players, rank in the school's career record book.

Joe Cox: 14th in passing yards (3,016)
9th in touchdown passes (29)
4th in passing efficiency (137.54)

*Of all Bulldogs who completed at least 10 passes in their careers, only three have a higher passing rating than Cox:
1. D.J. Shockley, 142.85
2. Charley Trippi, 138.38
3. David Greene, 138.26
4. JOE COX, 137.54
5. Mike Bobo, 137.14
6. Eric Zeier, 137.09
7. Ray Goff, 136.55
8. Matthew Stafford, 133.30
9. John Rauch, 132.49
10. Jon England, 132.34

Michael Moore: Tied for 31st in receptions (59)
42nd in receiving yards (764)
Tied for 20th in touchdown receptions (8)

Prince Miller: 1st in punt return average (14.93) among those with at least 20 career returns; 4th of those with at least 10 returns

Rennie Curran: 16th in tackles (298)
15th in tackles for loss (17.5)
Tied for 22nd in total tackles for loss—includes sacks (24)
Tied for 16th in QB hurries (31)

Geno Atkins: 3rd in QB hurries (95) 
Tied for 9th in total tackles for loss (33)
Tied for 5th in tackles for loss (22)

Roderick Battle: Tied for 9th in forced fumbles (5)
Tied for 21st in QB hurries (28)

Rashad Jones: Tied for 11th in interceptions (11)

Jeff Owens: 4th in QB hurries (66)

Kade Weston: Tied for 6th in QB hurries (54)

Caleb King: 52nd in rushing yards (841); Ronnie Stewart (843) is ranked at 51st just ahead of King

A.J. Green: 12th in receptions (109); Charlie Whittemore (114) is 11th
11th in receiving yards (1,771); Hason Graham (1,834) is 10th
7th in touchdown receptions (14); Juan Daniels, Hason Graham, and Mohamed Massaquoi each had 16 TD receptions and are tied for 4th

Blair Walsh: 14th in points (197), 10th among kickers; Allan Leavitt (209) is 13th

Drew Butler: 1st in punting average (47.42) 

Brandon Boykin: 5th in kick return yardage (988)  
1st in kick returns for touchdowns (3) 
1st in kick return average (26.0) for those with at least 15 career returns; 4th of those with at least 10 career returns 

Zach Renner: Tied for 6th in blocked kicks (3)

Justin Houston: 13th in QB hurries (35)

Demarcus Dobbs: 24th in QB hurries (26)

It should be noted the 2009 Bulldogs averaged 4.68 yards per rush and allowed only 0.92 sacks per game—both team bests in 15 seasons since 1994 when Georgia averaged 4.84 and 0.55, respectively.

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