2010 Media Guide

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    2010 Media Guide

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    After a stellar showing in the '10 version of EA Sports NCAA Football, the Cream of the Crop Dynasty has been granted Premier status. Six of the owners participated in seven of Cream's eight seasons led by the 3-headed commissioning monster; Hoodlum, JFunk, and G-Unit. G-Unit ran a live draft on June 25th where all twelve members selected their teams for '11, then he put together a nice recap video. As we approach opening day of preseason, all teams will be participating in two-a-days by July 13th, it's time to start looking at what lies ahead for Cream of the Crop. We've already had some exciting information published, such as team ratings, exciting offensive players to watch, as well as the schedules.

    Let's take a brief look into the schedules. Week 1 starts off with a bang with 3 user games. The marquee game in Week 1 of Cream has to be JFunk taking his Preseason #1, defending National Champion, Alabama Crimson Tide to Death Valley to face MisterTide's tough underrated Clemson Tigers team. Also going head-to-head Week 1, G-Unit's Pokes from Oklahoma State travel to Athens to face Cream of the Crop newcomer, bamaboiking and his Georgia Bulldogs. In our last user-vs-user match-up, the Maryland Terrapins led by GSU Tiger will host Hoodlum and his new school, Missouri. The best user-vs-cpu match-up is what could be the best defense in the nation, runthepound's #22 North Carolina Tar Heels hosting the #17 Bayou Bengals, LSU.

    Week 2 features Missouri continuing their tour of the ACC, our first user-vs-user conference match-up, and three user-ranked cpu match-ups. Hoodlum's Missouri Tigers head to Chapel Hill for a tough game against runthepound. In our first in-conference user-vs-user match-up, bamaboiking takes his Georgia Bulldogs on the road to face KingCeps' South Carolina Gamecocks. Alabama will play their first home game as defending National Champions in almost two decades when they host #18 Penn State. JCA312 takes his #14 Miami Hurricanes to the Horseshoe to face the #2 Buckeyes of THE Ohio State University. Tuco's #15 Oklahoma Sooners will welcome the #21 Florida State Seminoles to Norman. In a match-up that has recently become more interesting, TRude and his Colorado Buffalos will get a preview of future conference opponent, Cal as they travel to Berkeley.

    Other exciting match-ups that standout in the schedule; JFunk and G-Unit continuing their rivalry in Week 3 when Okie State travels to Tuscaloosa to face the Crimson Tide and TRude and Colorado host JCA and Miami as they renew their rivalry from '10, which featured several close games. Week 4, features Tuco and runthepound squaring off as North Carolina plays Oklahoma and Oklahoma State travels to Maryland.

    As you can see, the first month of the season should be action-packed and get Cream of the Crop off to a great start for '11.

    Another thing to keep an eye on as the season progresses is conference records and some standout Croppers. At first glance, 16 Cream of the Crop players have a shot at breaking into the Top 10 Career Stat Leader List of 22 categories. We will be breaking down who we think has a shot in segments. The first segment will be Passing Yards in the ACC. Entering the 2010 Campaign, Croppers TJ Yates and Jacory Harris of North Carolina and Miami respectively sit within striking distance of the Top 10 All-Time passers in ACC history. Yates enters his senior season 2,923 yards short of being tied for the #10 spot with Joe Hamilton of Georgia Tech. Yates is coming off of a season in which he threw just 2,136 yards, but almost all of his receivers were true freshman, so he could have a huge year if any or some of them have breakout seasons. Harris enters his junior season having taken lumps as a freshman and sophomore playing in every single game of his Miami career having passed for 4,527 yards. Harris needs to average a little over 2,100 yards over the next two seasons to break into the Top 10. The real threat, with an opportunity to climb way up the list is not a Cropper. Russell Wilson is the latest of great Wolfpack signal callers from NC State. Phillip Rivers is the All-Time leading passer at 13,484 yards and his spot seems secure for quite awhile. Jamie Barnette, Rivers' predecessor, sits at #7 All-Time with 9,461 yards. Wilson who has thrown for just 18 yards shy of 5,000 yards in his first two years in Raleigh seems poised to finish his career somewhere in between.

    Enjoy the All-Time and Active Leader Tables in the next post and stay tuned for more breakdown of the ACC, Big XII, and SEC Record Books and the Croppers assault on them. Big XII Passing Yards leaders will be next. Thank you for reading our initial Media Guide, look for it to grow in the weeks leading up to the start of the 2010 Season of Cream of the Crop.
     
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    All-Time Passing Yard Leaders-ACC

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    Passing Records
    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5
    All-Time
    Active
    Name
    School
    Years​
    Passing Yards
    1.​
    Philip Rivers
    NC State
    2000-03​
    13,484​
    2.​
    Thaddeus Lewis
    Duke
    2006-09
    10,065
    3.​
    Chris Weinke
    Florida State
    1997-00
    9,839
    4.​
    Riley Skinner
    Wake Forest
    2006-09
    9,762
    5.​
    Charlie Whitehurst
    Clemson
    2002-05
    9,665
    6.​
    Ben Bennett​
    Duke
    1980-83
    9,614
    7.​
    Jamie Barnette​
    NC State
    1996-99
    9,461
    8.​
    Spence Fischer​
    Duke
    1992-95
    9,021
    9.​
    Matt Ryan*​
    Boston College
    2004-07
    8,963
    10.​
    Joe Hamilton​
    [COLOR="FEAB200"]Georgia Tech[/COLOR]
    1996-99
    8,882
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    Name
    School
    Years​
    Passing Yards
    1.​
    13 TJ Yates
    North Carolina
    2007-​
    5,959​
    2.​
    16 Russell Wilson
    NC State
    2009-
    4,982
    3.​
    7 Christian Ponder
    Florida State
    2007-
    4,828
    4.​
    12 Jacory Harris
    Miami
    2008-
    4,527
    5.​
    5 Tyrod Taylor
    Virginia Tech
    2007-
    4,274
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    *Matt Ryan's stats do not include Pre-ACC Passing Yards
     
  3. runthepound

    runthepound Get on the Bus!

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    Nice work as always JCA!
     
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    jca doing his thing again
     
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    great stuff, the first 2 weeks will really test my Tigers
     
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    wow jca doing big things. i love this idea has me excited to see more. 8 more days
     
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    JFunk34 Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.

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    JCA you're the man.
     
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    Iron Mickey I'd take her out for some casadias

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    just got back home from the holiday weekend. great thread JCA.
     
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    GSUtiger GEAUX TIGERS!!

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    i see your at it again JCA great freakn work
     
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    Thanks guys.
    Next segment coming soon!
     
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    All-Time Passing Yard Leaders-Big XII

    The Top 4 leading active career passers in the Big XII are seniors, but three of them are within striking distance of the Top 10 All-Time. Jerrod Johnson of Texas A&M leads the group with 6,064 yards, just 1,858 yards behind Jason White for 10th All-Time. If Johnson can pass for 2,736 yards, he will climb all the way up to 6th All-Time. Sitting just 225 yards behind Johnson is Cody Hawkins of Colorado. Hawkins was benched last year and has his work cut out for him displacing Tyler Hansen who filled in nicely for him last year throwing for 1,440 yards and 8 touchdowns in 8 games. TRude will have some options and a difficult choice to make when preseason camp opens up in 8 days.
    Austen Arnaud of Iowa State sits at #3 amongst the active leaders at 5,074 yards, Taylor Potts of Texas Tech is third at 4,109 yards, and Blaine Gabbert rounds out the Top 5 with 3,636 yards. Gabbert is coming off of a 3,600-yard season and plays in a very potent offense. Last year, Hood ran the Triple Option at Michigan, will he continue to run that system and scrap Missouri’s Air Raid offense or will he go with the Spread and see how high Gabbert’s numbers can climb.
    In a conference that has seen Colt McCoy, Chase Daniel, and Sam Bradford put up huge numbers in the past 5 years, who will be next? Will they be able to keep up the pace set by the three quarterbacks mentioned? Tune in to find out…
     
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    Passing Records
    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5
    All-Time
    Active
    Name
    School
    Years​
    Passing Yards
    1.​
    Graham Harrell
    Texas Tech
    2005-08​
    15,793​
    2.​
    Colt McCoy
    Texas
    2006-09
    13,253
    3.​
    Chase Daniel
    Missouri
    2005-08
    12,515
    4.​
    Kliff Kingsbury
    Texas Tech
    1999-02
    12,429
    5.​
    Brad Meyer
    Iowa State
    2004-07
    9,665
    6.​
    Brad Smith​
    Missouri
    2002-05
    8,799
    7.​
    Sam Bradford​
    Oklahoma
    2007-09
    8,403
    8.​
    Major Applewhite​
    Texas
    1998-01
    8,353
    9.​
    Josh Freeman​
    Kansas State
    2006-08
    8,078
    10.​
    Jason White​
    Oklahoma
    2000-04
    7,922
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    Name
    School
    Years​
    Passing Yards
    1.​
    1 Jerrod Johnson
    Texas A&M
    2006-​
    6,064​
    2.​
    7 Cody Hawkins
    Colorado
    2006-
    5,839
    3.​
    4 Austen Arnaud
    Iowa State
    2006-
    5,074
    4.​
    12 Taylor Potts
    Texas Tech
    2006-
    4,109
    5.​
    11 Blaine Gabbert
    Missouri
    2008-
    3,636
    ____ ____________________ _______________ ________ _______________
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    All-Time Passing Yard Leaders-SEC

    The SEC has a couple of interesting contenders looking to crack the All-Time Top 10 Passing list. The active leader in SEC Passing yards is South Carolina Junior, Stephen Garcia. Garcia is the best current Cropper with a shot at making some noise on the All-Time list. Garcia has had some well publicized struggles and character issues dating back to his senior year in high school, but could finally be growing up. In a recent interview, his position coach said that “Stephen is finally learning to not take criticism as a personal attack.†He struggled with that his first couple years on campus, but if he can get his head on straight, he can build on his 2,862 yard, 17 touchdown season and would have a legitimate shot at breaking David Greene’s record. Can King CEPS find a way to communicate and get the best out of his Quarterback?

    Ryan Mallett, who jumped ship in Ann Arbor when Rich Rod came in, sits second on the active list after putting up some big numbers last year after sitting out the year before because of the transfer. Mallett is a 22-year old junior who has two years of eligibility left. Will he stay and put up 3,600 yards a season for two more years, or will he jump to the NFL after next season?

    Greg McElroy had a nice junior season helping the Tide win a National Title, but he only threw for 196 yards his first two years on campus as John Parker Wilson’s backup. McElroy is the only other Cropper on the active Passing Leaders list, but he doesn’t have a shot at ranking among the All-Time bests. Jordan Jefferson went 8-4 as the starter last year in Baton Rouge, throwing for 2,106 yards and 17 touchdowns.

    Jefferson threw for over 200 yards in 5 games, but the LSU offense doesn’t lend itself to big passing numbers, so his odds of making the list are long.

    Mike Hartline of Kentucky comes in at fifth, but he was replaced as the starter by Morgan Newton after the fifth game last year, when the Wildcats lost their third straight. Hartline looks like his best statistical days are behind him.
     
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    All-Time Passing Yard Leaders-SEC

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    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5
    All-Time
    Active
    Name
    School
    Years​
    Passing Yards
    1.​
    David Green
    Georgia
    2001-04​
    11,528​
    2.​
    Chris Leak
    Florida
    2003-06
    11,213
    3.​
    Peyton Manning
    Tennessee
    1994-97
    11,201
    4.​
    Eric Zeier
    Georgia
    1991-94
    11,153
    5.​
    Danny Wuerffel
    Florida
    1993-96
    10,875
    6.​
    Jared Lorenzen​
    Kentucky
    2000-03
    10,354
    7.​
    Eli Manning​
    Ole Miss
    2000-03
    10,119
    8.​
    Casey Clausen​
    Tennessee
    2000-03
    8,353
    9.​
    Andre Woodson​
    Kentucky
    2004-07
    9,360
    10.​
    Shane Matthews​
    Florida
    1989-92
    9,287
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    Name
    School
    Years​
    Passing Yards
    1.​
    5 Stephen Garcia
    South Carolina
    2008-​
    3,694​
    2.​
    15 Ryan Mallett*
    Arkansas
    2007-
    3,627
    3.​
    12 Greg McElroy
    Alabama
    2006-
    2,704
    4.​
    9 Jordan Jefferson
    LSU
    2008-
    2,585
    5.​
    5 Mike Hartline
    Kentucky
    2007-
    2,502
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    *Threw for 872 yards in 2007 at Michigan (Not included)
     
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    All-Time Passing Touchdown Leaders-ACC

    Currently sitting at #19 All-Time, NC State junior signal caller, Russell Wilson has thrown 48 touchdown passes halfway through his career. He is currently on pace to pass the gold standard of ACC passing, former Wolfpack quarterback Phillip Rivers who threw 95 touchdowns during his tenure in Raleigh. Wilson is coming off of a 3,000-yard 31 touchdown season. He threw 14 more touchdowns in ’09 than he did in ’08. If he continues to trend in that direction and stays for his senior year, there will be a new lead wolf at the head of the ACC Wolfpack.

    Coming in at #2 is our first Cropper in North Carolina senior quarterback TJ Yates. Yates has 39 career touchdown passes. Last season, Yates tied his career high for touchdowns in a season, matching the 14 he threw as a freshman in 2007. Yates only threw 11 in 2008, but missed six weeks with a broken ankle. Look for Yates to climb way up the All-Time list with a more experienced receiving corps this year and the stellar coaching of runthepound. I wouldn’t be surprised if Yates ended up anywhere between #8 to #3, as I expect him to throw 20-30 touchdown passes this season.

    Our second Cropper comes in at #3, Jacory Harris of Miami. Harris has thrown for 36 touchdown passes in his career. Harris doubled his touchdown passes in a season last year, throwing 24 compared to 12 when he was a freshman. Harris made big strides last year, his first season as the #1 quarterback, after splitting time with Robert Marve his freshman year. Unfortunately, Harris threw 17 interceptions last season, but has looked very good in offseason workouts. His improved grasp of the offense should lead to fewer interceptions and more touchdowns. The 44 touchdowns he needs over the next two seasons to become #2 All-Time seem well within his grasp, but he would need 60 or to reach the top spot, depending on what Russell Wilson does, and that may be too tall of a task.

    Redshirt Senior Christian Ponder of Florida State comes in at #4 with 29 touchdown passes. Ponder looks to thrive in the first season of the Jimbo Fisher era. Ponder threw 1 touchdown pass in 2007 in the one game he played when Drew Weatherford went down with a first half injury against Virginia Tech. In 2008, Ponder started all thirteen games and was named Offensive MVP. His 2,000-yard 14 touchdown season was marred by 13 interceptions. Last year, Ponder cut his picks to 7 and threw for 2,700 yards to go along with his 14 touchdowns. Look for him to thrive this season, but he will have to double his career total to crack the Top 10.

    Rounding out the list is Tyrod Taylor of Virginia Tech. Taylor took over as the starter halfway through his freshman year, but was much more of a running threat his first two years on campus. Last year, Taylor figured out the passing game, throwing for 2,311 yards and 13 touchdowns, which was almost 400 yards and 6 touchdowns more than he had his first two years in Blacksburg combined. Expect another big year from Taylor, but nowhere near big enough to crack the Top 10.
     
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    All-Time Passing Touchdown Leaders-ACC

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    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5
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    Active
    Name
    School
    Years​
    Passing TDs
    1.​
    Philip Rivers
    NC State
    2000-03​
    95​
    2.​
    Chris Weinke
    Florida State
    1997-00
    79
    3.​
    Darian Durant
    North Carolina
    2001-04​
    68
    4.​
    Thaddeus Lewis
    Duke
    2006-09
    67
    5.​
    Joe Hamilton
    [color="#FEAB200"]Georgia Tech[/COLOR]
    1996-99
    65
    6.​
    Chris Rix​
    Florida State
    2001-04
    63
    7.​
    Riley Skinner
    Wake Forest
    2006-09
    60
    8.​
    Jamie Barnette​
    NC State
    1996-99
    59
    9.​
    Reggie Ball​
    [color="#FEAB200"]Georgia Tech[/COLOR]
    2003-06
    57
    9.​
    Danny Kanell​
    Florida State
    1992-95
    57
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    School
    Years​
    Passing TDs
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    16 Russell Wilson
    NC State
    2009-
    48​
    2.​
    13 TJ Yates
    North Carolina
    2007-​
    39
    3.​
    12 Jacory Harris
    Miami
    2008-
    36
    4.​
    7 Christian Ponder
    Florida State
    2007-
    29
    5.​
    5 Tyrod Taylor
    Virginia Tech
    2007-
    20
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    All-Time Passing Touchdown Leaders-Big XII

    The active career touchdown leader list is identical to the passing yards list. Jerrod Johnson of Texas A&M is sure to bump Chris Simms out of the Top 10, needing only 6 touchdown passes to do that. 8 touchdown passes will put him at #8 All-Time, but he would need 29 touchdown passes to move any higher than that. Cody Hawkins and his uncertain starting status is second among active passers, making him the highest Cropper. Hawkins sits at 49 career touchdown passes, trailing Simms by nine. Austen Arnaud and Taylor Potts are third and fourth respectively with 29 and 27 touchdown passes. Blaine Gabbert of Missouri rounds out the list with 24 touchdowns, but if he stays for two more seasons and surpasses his 2009 touchdown total each year, Gabbert could crack the Top 5.
     
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    Active
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    School
    Years​
    Passing TDs
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    Graham Harrell
    Texas Tech
    2005-08​
    134​
    2.​
    Colt McCoy
    Texas
    2006-09
    112
    3.​
    Chase Daniel
    Missouri
    2005-08
    101
    4.​
    Kliff Kingsbury
    Texas Tech
    1999-02
    95
    5.​
    Sam Bradford​
    Oklahoma
    2007-09
    88
    6.​
    Jason White​
    Oklahoma
    2000-04
    81
    6.​
    Todd Reesing​
    Kansas
    2006-09
    81
    8.​
    Major Applewhite​
    Texas
    1998-01
    60
    9.​
    BJ Symons​
    Texas Tech
    2003-06
    59
    10.​
    Chris Simms​
    Texas
    1999-02
    58
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    Years​
    Passing TDs
    1.​
    1 Jerrod Johnson
    Texas A&M
    2006-​
    53​
    2.​
    7 Cody Hawkins
    Colorado
    2006-
    49
    3.​
    4 Austen Arnaud
    Iowa State
    2006-
    29
    4.​
    12 Taylor Potts
    Texas Tech
    2006-
    27
    5.​
    11 Blaine Gabbert
    Missouri
    2008-
    24
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    All-Time Passing Touchdown Leaders-SEC

    Ryan Mallett of Arkansas tops the list of active touchdown pass leaders after throwing 30 touchdown passes last year. Cropper Stephen Garcia of South Carolina comes into the season second amongst active passers with 23. Jordan Jefferson and Jarrett Lee of LSU sandwich the second Cropper on the list, Greg McElroy of Alabama. Jefferson sits at 21, McElroy has thrown 19, and Lee 16 scoring strikes. Shane Matthews and Tim Couch are tied for tenth All-Time at 74. Garcia will need to improve on his career best 17 touchdown passes to make a serious run, but once again, the real threat to the All-Time rankings is Ryan Mallett. If Mallett repeated his ’09 performance each of the next two seasons, he will end up second all time with 90. To overtake Gator great Danny Wuerffel, Mallett would have to average 42 touchdown passes a season for the next two years. For now, it looks like it will be several seasons before we see a Cropper break into this Top 10.
     
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    Active
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    Years​
    Passing TDs
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    Danny Wuerffel
    Florida
    1993-96
    114​
    2.​
    Peyton Manning
    Tennessee
    1994-97
    89
    3.​
    Tim Tebow
    Florida
    2006-09
    88
    3.​
    Chris Leak
    Florida
    2003-06
    88
    5.​
    Eli Manning​
    Ole Miss
    2000-03
    81
    6.​
    Andre Woodson​
    Kentucky
    2004-07
    79
    7.​
    Jared Lorenzen​
    Kentucky
    2000-03
    78
    8.​
    Rex Grossman​
    Florida
    2000-02
    77
    9.​
    Casey Clausen​
    Tennessee
    2000-03
    75
    10.​
    Shane Matthews​
    Florida
    1989-92
    74
    10.​
    Tim Couch​
    Kentucky
    1996-98
    74
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    Years​
    Passing TDs
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    15 Ryan Mallett*
    Arkansas
    2007-
    30
    2.​
    5 Stephen Garcia
    South Carolina
    2008-​
    23​
    3.​
    9 Jordan Jefferson
    LSU
    2008-
    21
    4.​
    12 Greg McElroy
    Alabama
    2006-
    19
    5.​
    12 Jarrett Lee
    LSU
    2007-
    16
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    *Threw 7 touchdown passes in 2007 at Michigan (Not included)
     
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    All-Time Rushing Yards Leaders-ACC

    The active career rushing leaders in the ACC feature one junior, four seniors, including two Croppers, but the biggest threat to the All-Time ACC rushing marks is a freshman. Ted Brown of NC State has been the Gold Standard of rushing in the ACC for 32 years, but his days at the top appear to be numbered.

    After two seasons in Chestnut Hill, junior Montel Harris leads the active rushing yards leaderboard. Harris now holds both the freshman and sophomore single season rushing records at Boston College after rushing for 900 yards as a freshman and 1,457 yards as a sophomore. Harris broke Shelby Gamble’s 30-year old record in 2008 and William Green’s 8-year old record last year. Harris currently sits 10th All-Time in Boston College history and should top the list after his 2010 campaign. Boston College returns four of their five starting offensive linemen, their quarterback, and their fullback has recovered from injury, so a 1,500 yard or more season seems pretty likely. If Harris can gain more than 1,524 yards, he will crack the ACC’s Career Top 10 List.

    Coming in at #2 is our first Cropper, Miami’s Graig Cooper. Cooper is a tough runner who averages 5.2 yards/carries for his career. Cooper has suffered from playing in a crowded backfield. Last year, Cooper and Javarris James each had over 100 carries last year, and Damien Berry had 93 of his own. James graduated and word is, Coach JCA is planning on featuring Cooper in 2010, with Berry being the primary backup to start the season. If Cooper gets more touches, expect him to easily eclipse the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his career. Cooper will need over 1,600 yards to break the Top 10, tall task, but not out of the question.

    Georgia Tech quarterback Josh Nesbitt comes in at #3 with 2,069 yards. Nesbitt has thrived in Coach Paul Johnson’s offense and 2010 should be a continuation of that. Nesbitt rushed for over 1,000 yards and 18 touchdowns last year on a career high 279 carries. Nesbitt really seemed to grasp the offense last year and should improve on his 2,700 yards of total offense from 2009. I expect him to have over 3,000 yards and 30 touchdowns, which will put him right in the thick of the Heisman Trophy race.

    #4 on the list is Demon Deacon running back Josh Adams. Adams, the 2007 Sporting News ACC Freshman of the Year, is looking to return to the form of his redshirt freshman year when he rushed for 953 yards. Adams’ production dipped to just 402 yards in 2008 when he couldn’t recover from his slow start after knee surgery during that summer. Last year, Adams bounced back to lead the Deacons in rushing for the second time in three seasons with 541 yards. Adams currently ranks 11th All-Time on Wake Forest’s career rushing list needs just 100 yards to crack the school’s Top 10, but would have to more than double his career total this season to surpass James Davis who currently sits at #10, but would more than likely need more than 2,000 yards to end his career in the Top 10 because of the guys ahead of him on this list.

    Rounding out the Top 5 is the second Cropper of the list is Da’Rel Scott of Maryland. Scott, who looks to be a big part of Coach GSUTiger’s offense in 2010, has six career 100-yard rushing games and averages 5.5 yards/carry for his career. Scott rushed for 1,178 yards in his breakout season as a redshirt sophomore in 2008, but only tallied 425 yards last year due to missing five games with a broken wrist. Scott is an exciting playmaker with breakaway speed that should put up good numbers, but sharing carries with bruising runner Davin Meggett, only having played a full season one year, and big-play threat wideout Torrey Smith keep Scott from having a realistic shot at the conference list.

    One last player that needs to be mentioned, sitting just outside of the list is Virginia Tech sophomore running back Ryan Williams who rushed for 1,655 yards as a true freshman last year. Williams is on pace to break Ted Brown’s record of 4,602 yards in less than three full seasons. Darren Evans may threaten Williams' chances at the All-Time ACC Rushing record. Evans a redshirt junior missed the entire 2009 season after an impressive redshirt freshman season in 2008. Evans rushed for 1,265 yards, which at the time was the most rushing yards in a season by a freshman in ACC history, broken last year by Williams. Evans suffered a torn ACL during preseason last August, which opened the starting spot up for Williams to claim. Williams played 600 plays last season, but should get a lot more rest with Evans back in the fold. Evans looked good during the spring and gained confidence with each practice. After spring practices wrapped up, Evans and Williams were named co-starters.
     
  22. jca312

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    All-Time Rushing Yards Leaders-ACC

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    Rushing Records
    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5
    All-Time
    Active
    Name
    School
    Years​
    Rushing Yards
    1.​
    Ted Brown
    NC State
    1975-78​
    4,602​
    2.​
    Amos Lawrence
    North Carolina
    1977-80
    4,391
    3.​
    LaMont Jordan
    Maryland
    1997-00​
    4,147
    4.​
    Robert Lavette
    [color="#FEAB200"]Georgia Tech[/COLOR]
    1981-84
    4,066
    5.​
    Chris Barclay
    Wake Forest
    2002-05
    4,032
    6.​
    Thomas Jones​
    Virginia
    1996-99
    3,998
    7.​
    Raymond Priester
    Clemson
    1994-97
    3,966
    8.​
    Mike Voight​
    North Carolina
    1973-76
    3,971
    9.​
    Warrick Dunn​
    Florida State
    1993-96
    3,959
    10.​
    James Davis​
    Clemson
    2005-08
    3,881
    ____ ____________________ _______________ ________ _______________
    |
    Name
    School
    Years​
    Rushing Yards
    1.​
    2 Montel Harris
    Boston College
    2008-
    2,357​
    2.​
    2 Graig Cooper
    Miami
    2007-​
    2,218
    3.​
    9 Josh Nesbitt
    [color="#FEAB200"]Georgia Tech[/COLOR]
    2007-
    2,069
    4.​
    27 Josh Adams
    Wake Forest
    2007-
    1,896
    5.​
    23 Da’Rel Scott
    Maryland
    2006-
    1,693
    34 Ryan Williams
    Virginia Tech
    2009-
    1,655
    ____ ____________________ _______________ ________ _______________
    [/Table]​
     
  23. Bamaboiking

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    quick note evans starts over williams on teambuilders vt roster so he needs some shine!
     
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    Enough shine for Evans? (y)
     
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    yea you know the 2008 acc freshman of the year, was the starter until he got hurt and willaims filled in nicely. Evans will be VT's starting TB but he will split probally 50/50 with Williams
     

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