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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: UK Players in the Pros and Who has the Best Stats

Who is this guy?  The leading NFL rusher in UK history.  Can you name him?

The NFL exhibition season has been going for a couple weeks now and the real games start next weekend, so I thought it might be a good time to take a look back at the history of UK players in the NFL.  I dug through the stats and put the Top 5 or so players in each of the major statistical categories from UK players in the pros.  I think you’ll find some interesting names in there.

Passing Yards
George Blanda: 26,920
Babe Parilli: 22,681
Tim Couch: 11,131
Rick Norton: 1,815

Passing TD’s
George Blanda: 236
Babe Parilli: 178
Tim Couch: 64
Rick Norton: 7

Rushing Yards
Doug Kotar: 3,380
Mark Higgs: 2,959
Moe Williams: 1,826
Babe Parilli: 1,522
Marc Logan: 1,391

Rushing TD’s
Moe Williams: 21
Doug Kotar: 20
Marc Logan: 15
Mark Higgs: 14
Carwell Gardner: 10

Receptions
Steve Johnson: 249
Derrick Ramsey: 188
Bob Windsor: 185
Moe Williams: 154
Jacob Tamme: 144

Receiving Yards
Steve Johnson: 3,235
Derrick Ramsey: 2,364
Bob Windsor: 2,307
Moe Williams: 1,511
Jacob Tamme: 1,410

Receiving TD’s
Steve Johnson: 25
Derrick Ramsey: 21
Bob Windsor: 14
Randall Cobb: 9
Steve Meilinger: 8

Tackles
D.J. Johnson: 411
Dean Wells: 397
Marlon McCree: 342
Jeff Brady: 288
Maurice Douglass: 261

Sacks (not an official NFL statistic until 1982)
Art Still: 48.5
Dewayne Robertson: 16.0
Jeff Brady: 8.5
Earl Wilson: 8.5
Jim Kovach: 7.5

Interceptions
D.J. Johnson: 19
Marlon McCree: 16
Frank LeMaster: 10

Article written by Bryan the Intern

18 Comments for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: UK Players in the Pros and Who has the Best Stats



  1. Duuuuuude
    9:14 am August 29, 2013 Permalink

    Interesting Stuff!



  2. tltaworl
    9:14 am August 29, 2013 Permalink

    Wow, a BTI post with stats!



  3. Michael F. Jox
    9:22 am August 29, 2013 Permalink

    Wow, UK really has sucked at football for a long time. Those names (besides Blanda) and stats are sad.



  4. blueblooded
    9:30 am August 29, 2013 Permalink

    Can you also pull games started, games played &/or Pro Bowls, so that we can a Hall of Famer like Dermonti Dawson on your list? Thanks!



  5. mrgwildcat
    9:33 am August 29, 2013 Permalink

    awesome picture…oh wait…



  6. lonnieb
    9:43 am August 29, 2013 Permalink

    Unless significantly injured….Stevie J and cobb are gonna make the rest of the WR stats look even worse than they are



  7. cracka
    9:44 am August 29, 2013 Permalink

    wow … that guy … in that picture … doing that … is amazing



  8. Rich City
    9:53 am August 29, 2013 Permalink

    We are getting beat by Louisville and Duke in this poll. Everyone should go and get UK up into first place.!!!!

    http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/index/_/tag/117513/sportsnation-rank



  9. M
    9:54 am August 29, 2013 Permalink

    Pretty sad, but times are changing. I guess on a brighter note we’ve had more production from the QB position than Ohio State in the NFL.



  10. D
    9:56 am August 29, 2013 Permalink

    Doug Kotar, if I recall, one of the last decent white RBs in NFL, NY Giants



  11. OBUMMER
    10:05 am August 29, 2013 Permalink

    DJ Johnson…… what year did he graduate from UK?



  12. Dr. Internet
    10:16 am August 29, 2013 Permalink

    Is it that hard to save a picture and upload it to a image hosting site like Imgur? Apparently the answer is yes.



  13. Mark J. Burke
    10:39 am August 29, 2013 Permalink

    I’d say you left some out. Wesley Woodyard has 350 tackles



  14. 2020
    11:19 am August 29, 2013 Permalink

    Cobb has 1,329 rec yds after just 2 seasons.



  15. CliffFrankLou
    11:36 am August 29, 2013 Permalink

    Kotar had some good years in the NFL. He was a very good kick returner, too. My memory may be fading, but I think he had a KO return for a TD the very first time he touched the ball at UK. Such a shame that cancer took him at a very young age.



  16. Couch was great
    11:49 am August 29, 2013 Permalink

    It’s a shame that Couch went to such a joke of a team! If he had stayed his senior year and went to a real team his stats could have been great. He just was totally trashed at the browns!



  17. clancyhat
    12:14 pm August 29, 2013 Permalink

    what about George Adams



  18. John Wilson
    2:32 pm August 29, 2013 Permalink

    DJ Johnson graduated 88 or so. He was In the Steelers’ defensive backfield with Carnell Lake and Rod Woodson. At UK, he went by the name “David Johnson.”