FBS Statistics

Career and Season
Statistical Records and Leaders

     Career Tackles for a Loss (Since 1980)

Rank REC* RTC^ Name School TFL's Years
1 1 1 Brian Pillman Miami (Oh) 77 1981 - 1983
2 2 1 Jason Babin Western Michigan 75 2000 - 2003
2 2 1 Khalil Mack Buffalo 75 2010 - 2013
4 2 1 Derrick Thomas Alabama 74 1985 - 1988
4 2 1 Tedy Bruschi Arizona 74 1991 - 1995
6 2 1 Bob Beemer* Toledo 73.5 1982 - 1985
7 5 1 Jared DeVries* Iowa 73 1995 - 1998
8 4 1 Jeff Zgonina Purdue 72 1989 - 1992
9 2 2 Billy Jackson** Mississippi State 71 1980 - 1983
9 2 1 Bruce Smith Virginia Tech 71 1981 - 1984
9 3 1 Chad Hennings Air Force 71 1985 - 1987
12 6 2 Al Noga Hawaii 70 1984 - 1987
12 10 1 Courtney Brown Penn State 70 1996 - 1999
14 13 1 George Selvie South Florida 69 2006 - 2009
15 4 2 Johnny Jackson New Mexico 68 1981 - 1984
15 8 2 John Roper Texas A&M 68 1985 - 1988
15 8 1 Mark Odom Hawaii 68 1987 - 1990
15 11 2 JoJuan Armour Miami (Oh) 68 1995 - 1998
19 6 2 T.J. Turner Houston 66 1982 - 1985
19 13 2 Simeon Rice* Illinois 66 1992 - 1995
19 19 2 Aaron Donald Pittsburgh 66 2010 - 2013
22 18 1 Terrell Suggs Arizona State 65.5 2000 - 2002
22 19 1 Johnathan Goddard Marshall 65.5 2001 - 2004
22 19 1 Mathias Kiwanuka Boston College 65.5 2002 - 2005
25 15 3 Cornell Brown Virginia Tech 65 1993 - 1996
25 20 2 Darnell Dockett Florida State 65 2000 - 2003
25 21 2 Derrick Johnson Texas 65 2001 - 2004
28 11 1 Joel Smeenge* Western Michigan 64.5 1986 - 1989
29 11 3 Mark Messner* Michigan 64 1985 - 1988
29 20 2 Adewale Ogunleye Indiana 64 1996 - 1999
31 22 3 Sekou Sanyika California 63 1996 - 1999
31 28 1 Larry English Northern Illinois 63 2004 - 2008
31 29 1 Dontay Moch Nevada 63 2007 - 2010
34 24 2 E.J. Henderson Maryland 62.5 1999 - 2002
34 34 3 Roosevelt Nix Kent State 62.5 2010 - 2013
36 23 1 Chris Nofoaiga Idaho 62 1997 - 2000
36 36 4 Kyle Van Noy BYU 62 2010 - 2013
38 15 2 Ron George Stanford 61 1990 - 1992
38 28 3 Brandon Kennedy North Texas 61 2000 - 2003
38 31 2 Chris Moore East Carolina 61 2003 - 2005
41 19 4 Mike Vrabel* Ohio State 60.5 1993 - 1996
41 30 4 Rod Davis Southern Miss 60.5 2000 - 2003
41 34 1 Dan Bazuin Central Michigan 60.5 2003 - 2006
44 1 1 Kiki DeAyala Texas 60 1980 - 1982
44 3 3 Reggie Singletary Kansas State 60 1981 - 1983
44 5 3 William Perry Clemson 60 1981 - 1984
44 16 1 Randy Brock BYU 60 1991 - 1994
44 26 2 Aaron Schobel** TCU 60 1997 - 2000
49 33 3 Elton Patterson C Florida 59.5 1999 - 2002
49 37 5 Shaun Phillips Purdue 59.5 2000 - 2003
49 39 3 Bill Swancutt Oregon State 59.5 2001 - 2004
49 41 3 Eric Henderson Georgia Tech 59.5 2002 - 2005
53 17 2 Alfred Williams Colorado 59 1987 - 1990
53 31 1 Rocky Calmus Oklahoma 59 1998 - 2001
53 34 4 Kindal Moorehead Alabama 59 1998 - 2002
56 25 1 Grant Wistrom Nebraska 58.5 1994 - 1997
56 30 4 Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila San Diego State 58.5 1996 - 1999
56 52 2 Jeremy Beal Oklahoma 58.5 2007 - 2010
59 5 4 Wilber Marshall Florida 58 1980 - 1983
59 28 3 Rosevelt Colvin* Purdue 58 1995 - 1998
59 32 5 Corey Moore Virginia Tech 58 1997 - 1999
59 39 5 LaMarcus McDonald TCU 58 2000 - 2002
59 47 4 David Pollack Georgia 58 2001 - 2004
64 35 6 Chris Combs Duke 57.5 1996 - 1999
64 60 3 Bruce Miller C Florida 57.5 2007 - 2010
66 6 5 William Fuller North Carolina 57 1980 - 1983
66 21 1 Shante Carver Arizona State 57 1990 - 1993
66 27 2 Avery Brown** Eastern Michigan 57 1994 - 1997
66 27 2 Jason Chorak* Washington 57 1994 - 1997
66 38 3 Wayne Rogers Houston 57 1997 - 2000
66 44 6 Cory Redding Texas 57 1999 - 2002
66 44 7 Greg Gathers Georgia Tech 57 1999 - 2002
66 59 2 Ndamukong Suh Nebraska 57 2005 - 2009
66 62 4 Ryan Kerrigan Purdue 57 2007 - 2010
75 51 8 Dewayne White Louisville 56.5 2000 - 2002
76 14 3 Michael Dean Perry* Clemson 56 1984 - 1987
76 20 1 Jon Wauford Miami (Oh) 56 1988 - 1991
76 22 3 Chris Slade Virginia 56 1989 - 1992
76 40 7 Adalius Thomas Southern Miss 56 1996 - 1999
76 44 2 Bryan Thomas UAB 56 1998 - 2001
76 52 9 Antwan Peek Cincinnati 56 1998 - 2002
76 61 5 Michael Boley Southern Miss 56 2001 - 2004
76 68 3 Brandon Graham Michigan 56 2006 - 2009
84 10 4 Jack Del Rio* USC 55.5 1981 - 1984
84 37 4 Inoke Breckterfield Oregon State 55.5 1995 - 1998
84 71 4 Mario Williams N.C. State 55.5 2003 - 2005
84 84 5 Shawn Jackson Tulsa 55.5 2010 - 2013
88 13 3 Alonzo Johnson Florida 55 1981 - 1985
88 32 5 Canute Curtis** West Virginia 55 1993 - 1996
88 39 5 Anthony McFarland LSU 55 1995 - 1998
88 49 4 Andre Carter California 55 1997 - 2000
88 75 1 Wallace Gilberry Alabama 55 2004 - 2007
93 34 6 Tarek Saleh* Wisconsin 54.5 1993 - 1996
93 84 4 Eric Norwood South Carolina 54.5 2006 - 2009
95 29 2 Mike Thompson* Wisconsin 54 1991 - 1994
95 29 2 Jerrott Willard California 54 1991 - 1994
95 35 7 Matt Finkes* Ohio State 54 1993 - 1996
95 50 8 Darren Howard Kansas State 54 1996 - 1999
95 50 8 T.J. Slaughter Southern Miss 54 1995 - 1999
95 54 5 Casey Hampton Texas 54 1996 - 2000
95 65 10 Calvin Pace Wake Forest 54 1999 - 2002
95 90 1 Cordarro Law Southern Miss 54 2008 - 2011
103 72 11 Aaron Hunt Texas Tech 53.5 1999 - 2002
103 82 6 DeMarcus Ware Troy 53.5 2002 - 2004
103 87 2 Stephen Nicholas South Florida 53.5 2002 - 2006
106 2 2 Vernon Maxwell* Arizona State 53 1980 - 1982
106 17 4 Marcus Cotton* USC 53 1984 - 1987
106 23 3 John Bell New Mexico 53 1987 - 1990
106 23 3 Cary Caliendo Northern Illinois 53 1987 - 1990
106 27 4 Henry Hall  Ball State 53 1989 - 1992
106 41 4 Leonard Little Tennessee 53 1995 - 1997
106 46 6 Kelly Gregg Oklahoma 53 1996 - 1998
106 60 6 Shaun Rogers Texas 53 1997 - 2000
106 60 6 Justin Smith Missouri 53 1998 - 2000
106 62 3 Julius Peppers North Carolina 53 1999 - 2001
106 78 6 Richard Seigler Oregon State 53 2000 - 2003
106 78 6 Kenechi Udeze USC 53 2001 - 2003
118 102 3 LaMarr Woodley Michigan 52.5 2003 - 2006
118 104 2 Mitch King Iowa 52.5 2005 - 2008
118 108 5 Jammie Kirlew Indiana 52.5 2006 - 2009
118 118 1 Vic Beasley Clemson 52.5 2011 - 2014
122 19 5 Andrew Marlatt Miami (Oh) 52 1984 - 1987
122 27 5 Moe Gardner* Illinois 52 1987 - 1990
122 32 5 Coleman Rudolph Georgia Tech 52 1989 - 1992
122 62 10 Mark Simoneau Kansas State 52 1996 - 1999
122 69 8 Riall Johnson Stanford 52 1997 - 2000
122 83 12 Tully Banta-Cain California 52 1999 - 2002
122 104 2 Lawrence Jackson USC 52 2004 - 2007
129 36 2 Jason Simmons* Ohio State 51.5 1990 - 1993
129 66 11 John Engelberger Virginia Tech 51.5 1996 - 1999
129 111 3 Derrick Harvey Florida 51.5 2004 - 2007
129 113 3 Nick Reed Oregon 51.5 2005 - 2008
133 3 3 Billy Ray Smith Jr. Arkansas 51 1980 - 1982
133 8 6 Reggie White Tennessee 51 1980 - 1983
133 68 12 Brandon Short Penn State 51 1996 - 1999
133 68 12 Aaron Humphrey Texas 51 1996 - 1999
133 68 12 Dustin Cohen Miami (Oh) 51 1996 - 1999
133 76 9 Keith Adams* Clemson 51 1998 - 2000
133 98 8 Bo Schobel TCU 51 2000 - 2003
133 117 4 Zack Follett California 51 2005 - 2008
133 132 6 Scott Crichton Oregon State 51 2011 - 2013
142 26 2 Tim Ryan* USC 50.5 1986 - 1989
142 31 6 Huey Richardson Florida 50.5 1987 - 1990
142 42 4 DeWayne Patterson Washington State 50.5 1991 - 1994
142 85 4 Dwight Freeney Syracuse 50.5 1998 - 2001
142 118 4 Ameer Ismail Western Michigan 50.5 2004 - 2006
142 121 4 Ezra Butler Nevada 50.5 2003 - 2007
142 134 5 Von Miller Texas A&M 50.5 2007 - 2010
142 137 1 Chase Thomas Stanford 50.5 2009 - 2012
150 34 2 Marco Coleman Georgia Tech 50 1989 - 1991
150 39 6 Dan Williams Toledo 50 1990 - 1992
150 41 3 Mike Wells* Iowa 50 1990 - 1993
150 45 5 Mike Frederick Virginia 50 1991 - 1994
150 56 5 Casey Dailey* Northwestern 50 1994 - 1997
150 56 5 Greg Ellis North Carolina 50 1994 - 1997
150 56 5 Kailee Wong Stanford 50 1994 - 1997
150 85 10 Adam Archuleta* Arizona State 50 1997 - 2000
150 101 13 Kenan Blackmon Tulane 50 1999 - 2002
150 109 9 Travis LaBoy Hawaii 50 2001 - 2003
150 115 7 Barrett Ruud Nebraska 50 2001 - 2004
150 127 5 Shawn Crable Michigan 50 2004 - 2007
150 142 2 Sammy Brown Houston 50 2010 - 2011
150 149 7 Chris Borland Wisconsin 50 2010 - 2013

 

 

 

 

 

*REC = the player's rank upon graduation

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

* indicates that that player's stat is not official as his school included bowl games prior to 2002 when those games became official statistics. Therefore, his record is approximated by subtracting his per game average for each bowl in which he participated

** indicates that the player's school did not record TFL's at the time of his career and therefore his career number has been approximated based on stats available.

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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.