Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Countdown 2011: 88 Days to Go

AJ Green’s Place in the Georgia Record Books

With AJ Green’s career in red and black now over, we can take a look back at his career in a historical context. When diving into the Georgia record book, it is clear to see that AJ Green could have easily become the most decorated receiver in Georgia history. But some nagging injuries and the suspension last fall caused him to miss 7 full games over the last two seasons. The career of AJ Green will be remembered as brilliant but also as “what could have been”.

Career Receptions

Green’s Total : 166

Place in the record books: 3rd, behind Terrence Edwards(204) and Brice Hunter (182)

Career Yards

Green’s Total: 2,619

Place in the Record Books: 3rd, behind Terrence Edwards (3,093) and Fred Gibson (2,884).

Career TD Receptions

Green’s Total: 23

Place in Record Books: 2nd, behind Terrence Edwards (30)

Pass Receptions in a Season

Green’s 2010 Total: 57

Place in Record Books: 5th. Brice Hunter holds the single season record with 76, but keep in mind AJ’s total was in 9 games.

TD Receptions in a Season

Green’s 2010 Total: 9

Place in Record Books: 2nd, behind Terrence Edwards 11 in 2002 (Edwards also missed time that year for injury)


Anonymous said...

AJ certainly could've been #1 in all of those categories had he not missed 7 games. He's would've only need an average of 5.5 receptions in those games to pass Edwards. He also only would've needed to average about 68 yards per game to take that category over as well. One TD catch per game would've tied Edwards there.

Scott said...

Just wanted to let you guys know I am loving the countdown this year. Really great stuff every single day so far, and I can't wait to see what else you guys have planned!


Dawgfan17 said...

He would have moved up the charts with those extra seven games but also remember that seasons are now 12 games instead of 11 and bowl stats didn't count until more recently. That said I believe Green is the most talented WR UGA has ever had. Would have been nice to see what he could have done if the team had a running game the last two years and if he hadn't had to play with 3 different qb's.