Stanford Stars Climbing Record Book

This week, terry takes a comprehensive look at who on this Stanford team is moving up in the record books, including which records & places are next to fall. Read on for the numbers and names about to be passed by Fasani, BA, KC, Biselli, Wells and Powell.

Over the last few years, several Stanford players have written their names all over the Stanford record book. Troy Walters set six Stanford records. Troy also is among Stanford's all-time leaders in numerous categories relating to receiving, all-purpose yards, scoring, and punt returns. Todd Husak ranks in Stanford's top 10 in many passing categories and in total offense. Tim Smith is among Stanford's leaders in several categories relating to interceptions. DeRonnie Pitts is right behind Walters in many receiving categories, and also shows up on the leaders lists for scoring and all-purpose yards.

With the graduation of these stand-out players, some of us may think the Stanford record books are safe for a while. But that's not the case. The record books are still under revision. The current assaults on the record books are not as dramatic as Troy Walters' record-shattering performances a few years ago. But there are several current players who are closing in on Stanford's all-time top 10 lists. Some of them could rank among the best in Stanford history by the time they graduate. Here are a few of the players you may want to watch in the coming weeks:

Randy Fasani

* Currently 12th in career TD passes with 20 TD passes
Next up on the list:
11th John Brodie - 21
10th Steve Dils - 23
9th Mike Cordova - 25
8th Bobby Garrett - 28
7th Mike Boryla - 31
6th John Paye - 38

* Currently tied for 2nd in number of games with 4 or more TD passes.
The list:
John Elway - 4 times
Jim Plunkett - 3 times
Randy Fasani - 3 times

* Currently has 2,021 career passing yards
Could pass the following players by the end of the season:
12th Mike Cordova - 3,556
11th John Brodie - 3,594
10th Dick Norman - 3,737
9th Mike Boryla - 4,082
8th Chad Hutchinson - 4,235

* Currently has 2,177 yards of total offense
Could pass the following players by the end of the season:
12th Mike Cordova - 3,648
11th Dick Norman - 3,654
10th Chad Hutchinson - 3,784
9th Mike Boryla - 3,786
8th Darrin Nelson - 4,033

Brian Allen

* Currently has 1,404 career rushing yards
Could pass the following players by the end of the season:
12th Scott Laidlaw - 1,543
11th Bobby Grayson - 1,547
10th Bill Tarr - 1,593
9th Jon Volpe - 1,674
8th Vincent White - 1,689
7th Ray Handley - 1,768
6th Tommy Vardell - 1,789

* Currently has 1,838 all-purpose yards
Could pass the following players by the end of the season:
15th Emile Harry - 2,419
14th Justin Armour - 2,490
13th Ken Margerum - 2,495
12th Mike Dotterer - 2,541
11th Ron Inge - 2,635
10th Jeff James - 2,659

Kerry Carter

* Currently has 1,177 career rushing yards
Trails the same players as Brian Allen

* Currently 7th in career rushing TDs with 14 TDs
Next up:
6th Bill Tarr - 16
5th Anthony Bookman - 17
4th Mike Mitchell - 21

Mike Biselli

* Currently tied for 8th in career FGs with 23 FGs
Next up:
7th Mike Langford - 24
6th Kevin Miller - 27

* Currently tied for 4th in career extra points with 86 PATs
Next up:
3rd Mark Harmon - 102
2nd Ken Naber - 119

* Currently has 158 career points
Could pass the following players by the end of the season:
10th Ken Margerum - 180
9th Vincent White - 188
8th Rod Garcia - 197
7th Brad Muster - 200

Ryan Wells

* Currently 6th in career kickoff return yards with 1,020 yards
Could pass the following players by the end of the season:
5th Kevin Scott I - 1,086
4th Vincent White - 1,124
3rd Glyn Milburn - 1,162
2nd Ray Anderson - 1,356

* Currently 4th in career kickoff return average with 24.3 yards/return
Trails:
3rd Bob Mathias - 25.4
2nd Damon Dunn - 26.7
1st Ron Inge - 27.8

Luke Powell

* Currently 1st in career yards per reception with 25.1 yards/catch
2nd is Bob Blunt - 21.1

* Currently 1st in career punt return average with 16.3 yards per return
2nd is Randy Vataha - 14.7


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