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Numbers, Statistics & Lies: Career Standings for 2018 Huskers

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Where do some of the 2018 Huskers rank in the all-time Husker record books?

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Last week’s NSL looked at the game vs Iowa and some of the season records set by 2018 Cornhuskers. Today, we dive into career standings.

Career Receptions

Stanley Morgan took over the top spot in career receptions with 189. Sophomore JD Spielman also entered the top 10 all-time. He checks in at #8 with 121 receptions.

1. Stanley Morgan Jr., WR, (2015-18) 189
2. Kenny Bell, WR, (2011-14) 181
3. Jordan Westerkamp, WR, (2013-16) 167
4. Nate Swift, WR, (2005-08) 166
5. Johnny Rodgers, WB, (1970-72) 143
6. Terrence Nunn, WR, 2004-07 136
7. Marlon Lucky, RB, 2005-08 135
8. JD Spielman, WR, 2017-18 121
9. Quincy Enunwa, WR, 2010-13 115
10. Todd Peterson, WR, 2005-08 108

Career Receiving Yards

Both receivers also made it onto the career top 10 list for receiving yards. Morgan again took the top spot while Spielman is already #7 with two seasons left to play.

1. Stanley Morgan Jr., WR, (2015-18) 2,747
2. Kenny Bell, WR, (2011-14) 2,689
3. Johnny Rodgers, WB, (1970-72) 2,479
4. Nate Swift, WR, (2005-08) 2,476
5. Jordan Westerkamp, WR, (2013-16) 2,474
6. Terrence Nunn, WR, (2004-07) 1,762
7. JD Spielman, WR, (2017-18) 1,648
8. Todd Peterson, WR, (2005-08) 1,602
9. Niles Paul, WR, (2007-10) 1,532
10. Quincy Enunwa, WR, (2010-13) 1,526

Receiving Touchdowns

I hope you aren’t tired of reading Stanley Morgan’s name yet as he makes this list too, tied for #2 with Nate Swift. The Jet still reigns supreme in this category.

Take a look at #5 on the list. Clarence Swanson donned the scarlet and cream back in 1919 and has managed to hold off these young-uns’ for a lot of years.

1. Johnny Rodgers, WB, (1970-72) 25
2. Nate Swift, WR, (2005-08) 22
Stanley Morgan Jr., WR, (2015-18) 22
4. Kenny Bell, WR, (2011-14) 21
5. Clarence Swanson, E, (1919-21) 18
Jordan Westerkamp, WR, (2013-16) 18
7. Maurice Purify, WR, (2006-07) 16
8. Jon Bostick, SE, (1989-91) 15
Quincy Enunwa, Wr, (2010-13) 15
10. Todd Millikan, TE, (1985-88) 14
Bobby Thomas, SE, (1974-76) 14

Consecutive Games with a Catch

Morgan one-upped Johnny the Jet with catches in 38 consecutive games. Spielman is working his way up the list and currently sits at #8

1. Stanley Morgan Jr., WR, (2015-18) 38
2. Johnny Rodgers, WB, (1970-72) 37
3. Jordan Westerkamp, WR, (2013-16) 36
4. Terrence Nunn, WR, (2004-07) 32
5. Kenny Bell, WR, (2012-14) 28
6. Quincy Enunwa, WR, (2012-13) 23
Kenny Bell, WR, (2011-12) 23
8. JD Spielman, WR, (2017-18) 21*
9. Matt Davison, SE, (1998-99) 20
Junior Miller, TE, (1977-79) 20

Career Rushing Yards

Devine Ozigbo made the top 25 in this illustrious list. He tied the great Bobby Reynolds - a halfback for the Huskers in the 50’s. I wasn’t originally going to post the entire list, but looking at those names is like taking a stroll through the best of times in Husker football history. I always was a sucker for the running backs.

1. Mike Rozier, IB, 1981-83; 4,780
2. Ameer Abdullah, IB, 2011-14; 4,588
3. Ahman Green, IB, 1995-97; 3,880
4. Eric Crouch, QB, 1998-2001; 3,434
5. Roy Helu Jr., IB, 2007-10; 3,404
6. Rex Burkhead, IB, 2009-12; 3,329
7. Calvin Jones, IB, 1991-93; 3,153
8. Ken Clark, IB, 1987-89; 3,037
9. Taylor Martinez, QB, 2010-13; 2,975
10. I.M. Hipp, IB, 1977-79; 2,814
11. Lawrence Phillips, IB, 1993-95; 2,777
12. Dahrran Diedrick, IB, 1999-2002; 2,745
13. Cory Ross, IB, 2002-05; 2,743
14. Derek Brown, IB, 1990-92; 2,699
15. Jammal Lord, QB, 2000-03; 2,573
16. Correll Buckhalter, IB, 1997-2000; 2,522
17. Keith Jones, IB, 1984-87; 2,488
18. Dan Alexander, IB, 1997-2000; 2,456
19. Rick Berns, IB, 1976-78; 2,449
20. Roger Craig, IB, 1979-82; 2,446
21. Marlon Lucky, IB, 2005-08; 2,393
22. Jeff Kinney, HB, 1969-71; 2,244
23. Terrell Newby, IB, 2013-16; 2,239
24. Doug DuBose, IB, 1982-85; 2,205
25. Bobby Reynolds, HB, 1950-52; 2,196
Devine Ozigbo, RB, 2015-18; 2,196

400 Yards Offense - # Games

Freshman Adrian Martinez is starting to etch his name in the first of hopefully many places in the Husker record books. He tied Joe Ganz with three such games.

1. Joe Ganz, 2008; 3
Adrian Martinez, 2018; 3

Career Tackles

Lest you forget about the Blackshirts, Dedrick Young found a place in the career tackles list. Current Husker inside linebackers coach, Barrett Ruud still tops the list - and by a pretty good margin too. Just imagine if Lavonte David had been a Husker for more than two years?

1. Barrett Ruud, 2001-04; 432
2. Jerry Murtaugh, 1968-70; 342
3. Mike Brown, 1996-99; 287
4. Lavonte David, 2010-11; 285
5. Dedrick Young II, 2015-18; 284
6. Lee Kunz, 1976-78; 276
7. Nathan Gerry, 2013-16; 273
Clete Pillen, 1974-76; 273
9. Steve Damkroger, 1979-82; 269
10. Ed Stewart, 1991-94; 257

Tackles by a Defensive Back

Safety Aaron Williams passed 200 career tackles this season and earned the #6 spot on this list.

1. Mike Brown, 1996-99; 287
2. Nathan Gerry, 2013-16; 273
3. Daniel Bullocks, 2002-05; 226
4. Larry Asante, 2007-09; 224
5. Tyrone Byrd, 1989-92; 209
6. Aaron Williams, 2015-18; 204
7. Reggie Cooper, 1987-90; 195
8. Keyuo Craver, 1998-2001; 192
9. Corey Cooper, 2011-14; 190
10. Steve Carmer, 1988-92; 182

Even though 2018 wasn’t a great season by Husker standards, it is great to see some players go out on a high note. Here’s to seeing more outstanding performances that move current Huskers names onto and upward on these (and other) record book lists.