FBS Statistics

Career and Season
Statistical Records and Leaders

              Career Tackles (Since 2000)

Rank REC* RTC^ Name School Tackles Years
1 1 1 Tim McGarigle Northwestern 545 2002 - 2005
2 2 1 Luke Kuechly Boston College 532 2009 - 2011
3 1 1 Rod Davis Southern Miss 526 2000 - 2003
4 4 2 Marcus McGraw Houston 510 2008 - 2011
5 2 1 Justin Beriault Ball State 508 2001 - 2004
6 2 2 Ryan Fowler Duke 495 2000 - 2003
7 1 1 Lawrence Flugence Texas Tech 494 2000 - 2002
8 4 3 Grant Wiley West Virginia 492 2000 - 2003
9 6 2 Matt Pusateri Miami (Oh) 485 2001 - 2004
10 10 1 Eric Kendricks UCLA 480 2011 - 2014
11 10 1 Keith Smith San Jose State 476 2010 - 2013
12 8 1 Thomas Keith Central Michigan 474 2004 - 2007
13 9 1 Nick Bellore Central Michigan 472 2007 - 2010
14 5 4 Dexter Reid North Carolina 466 2000 - 2003
15 11 2 Greg Jones Michigan State 465 2007 - 2010
15 13 1 Travis Freeman Ball State 465 2009 - 2012
17 9 2 Jimmy Cottrell New Mexico State 463 2002 - 2005
18 13 3 Davonte Shannon Buffalo 460 2007 - 2010
19 8 3 Derrick Johnson Texas 458 2001 - 2004
20 17 3 Carmen Messina New Mexico 454 2008 - 2011
21 11 3 Abdul Hodge Iowa 453 2002 - 2005
22 16 4 Lawrence Wilson Connecticut 449 2007 - 2010
23 12 4 D'Qwell Jackson Maryland 447 2002 - 2005
24 21 4 Travis Lewis Oklahoma 446 2008 - 2011
25 22 5 Bobby Wagner Utah State 445 2008 - 2011
26 6 5 John Leake Clemson 443 2000 - 2003
26 9 4 Robert Rodriguez UTEP 443 2001 - 2004
28 16 2 Jordon Dizon Colorado 442 2004 - 2007
29 15 5 Anthony Cannon Tulane 437 2002 - 2005
29 17 1 Daniel Holtzclaw Eastern Michigan 437 2005 - 2008
29 26 6 Noah Keller Ohio 437 2007 - 2011
29 27 2 Manti Te'o Notre Dame 437 2009 - 2012
33 2 2 E.J. Henderson Maryland 434 2000 - 2002
33 11 5 James Kinney Missouri 434 2001 - 2004
33 19 2 Michael Tauiliili Duke 434 2005 - 2008
33 19 2 Solomon Elimimian Hawaii 434 2005 - 2008
37 13 6 Adam Seward UNLV 433 2001 - 2004
37 18 1 H.B. Blades Pittsburgh 433 2003 - 2006
37 20 3 Matt Castelo San Jose State 433 2004 - 2007
40 14 7 Barrett Ruud Nebraska 432 2001 - 2004
41 41 2 A.J. Johnson Tennessee 425 2011 - 2014
42 8 6 Terrell Jones Miami (Oh) 424 2000 - 2003
43 28 4 Joe Pawelek Baylor 422 2006 - 2009
43 40 3 Dan Molls Toledo 422 2009 - 2012
45 43 2 Chris Borland Wisconsin 421 2010 - 2013
46 33 5 Mario Harvey Marshall 420 2007 - 2010
47 25 4 Dan Connor Penn State 419 2004 - 2007
48 21 6 Chad Greenway Iowa 416 2002 - 2005
48 21 6 Nick Reid Kansas 416 2002 - 2005
50 23 8 Chris Moore East Carolina 415 2002 - 2005
51 29 5 Nelson Coleman Tulsa 413 2003 - 2007
52 16 8 Maurice Lloyd Connecticut 412 2001 - 2004
52 39 6 Archie Donald Toledo 412 2006 - 2010
54 17 9 James King Central Michigan 409 2001 - 2004
54 47 7 Brian Wagner Akron 409 2009 - 2011
56 9 7 Tony Bua Arkansas 408 2000 - 2003
57 33 6 J Leman Illinois 407 2004 - 2007
58 38 5 Sean Weatherspoon Missouri 406 2006 - 2009
58 54 4 Marvin Burdette UAB 406 2009 - 2012
60 3 3 Hanik Milligan Houston 405 2000 - 2002
61 35 7 Vince Hall Virginia Tech 404 2004 - 2007
62 28 9 Spencer Havner UCLA 402 2002 - 2005
63 61 3 Shawn Jackson Tulsa 401 2010 - 2013
64 59 5 Taylor Reed SMU 400 2009 - 2012
64 62 4 James Morris Iowa 400 2010 - 2013
64 64 3 Derrick Mathews Houston 400 2011 - 2014

 

 

 

 

*REC = the player's rank upon graduation

^RTC = the player's rank in his graduating class

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National leaders are updated weekly. Conference and school leaders are updated yearly.

This site has the most comprehensive list of all-time college football individual statistical leaders online. Every stat on this site is based on the NCAA official rules, not the school or conference rules (no bowl games prior to 2002). Defensive stats, not including interceptions, did not become official until 2000. That is why you will see two lists; one is the official one since 2000, the other is more inclusive with the start date based on when most schools began reporting defensive stats.

Some defensive stats are marked with a single asterisk (*). This means that bowl games were included in the statistics reported by the school, therefore, the player's per game average has been subtracted for each bowl game played.

Other defensive stats are marked with two asterisks (**). This means the value is only approximated, based on the statistics that could be found.