Monday, November 8, 2010

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Just how ridiculous is Colin Kaepernick?  After his five touchdowns, no interceptions performance against the Idaho Vandals this past Saturday (which btw, wasn't enough to earn him WPOY but did earn him the National Performer of the Week, go figure) we decided to dig up some numbers to see just where he stands these days in the world of college football.

According to the official NCAA statistics site, Kaep is ranked in numerous categories.  Here's a quick review:

First in rushing touchdowns and touchdowns responsible for.  That means no one in college football has carried the ball across the goal line more.  And no one has been involved in more plays (running, receiving, or passing) that resulted in a touchdown more than Kaep.

Second in yards per carry, total offensive yards, scoring touchdowns, and all purpose touchdowns.

Top five in rushing yards, passing touchdowns, total offensive plays, yards per game, and yards per play.

Top ten in passes attempted, passes completed, passing yards, and total points scored.

Top 20 in rushing yards per game, total carries, passer efficiency, and plays per game.

And if that wasn't enough, Kaep is already in the NCAA all-time record books in a number of categories and has a chance to become the only player ever to pass for 2,000 and rush for 1,000 three consecutive years.  He needs 10 yards passing and 207 yards rushing to accomplish that.  It's not impossible that he could do it all in Fresno this weekend, but more likely we'll get to see it at home the following week against the rAggies.

He can also be one half of the all time greatest rushing tandem, along with Vai Taua, by setting both the most points scored by teammates and most yards rushed for by teammates records.  Between the two of them, they need three scoring touchdowns to pass Reggie Bush and LenDale White as the greatest scoring duo in NCAA history.  And between the two of them they need 476 rushing yards to surpass Eric Dickerson and Craig James as the greatest rushing duo in NCAA history.

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