Athletics

Amherst College Football Record Book

RUSHING

  • Single-game yardage: 285, Josh Mason vs. Tufts (1994)
  • Single-season yardage: 1,220, Josh Mason (1994)
  • Career yardage: 3,817, Fletcher Ladd (2001-04)
  • Single-season touchdowns: 11, Josh Mason (1995)
  • Career touchdowns: 36, Bill Foye (1965-68)
  • Long run from scrimmage: 95 yards, Fletcher Ladd vs. Bowdoin (2004)

PASSING

  • Single-game yardage: 393, Paul Foye vs. Wesleyan (1986)
  • Single-season yardage: 2,156, Paul Foye (1986)
  • Career yardage: 5,141, Alex Vetras (2008-10)
  • Single-game touchdowns: 5, Rich Willard vs. Williams (1997)
  • Single-season touchdowns: 16, Rick Murphy (1972), Mike Newman (1977), Paul Foye (1982), Rich Willard (1997) & Alex Vetras (2010)
  • Single-game attempts: 54, Alex Vetras vs. Middlebury (2009)
  • Single-season attempts: 296, Alex Vetras (2009)
  • Career attempts: 848, Alex Vetras (2008-10)
  • Single-game completions: 39, Alex Vetras vs. Middlebury (2009)
  • Long completion: 91 yards, Peter Honig to Derrell Wright vs. Colby (2000)

RECEIVING

  • Single-game receptions: 15, Jim Richardson vs. Bowdoin (1951)
  • Single-game yardage: 224, Derrell Wright vs. Trinity (1998)
  • Single-season yardage: 1,025, John Tucci (1986)
  • Career yardage: 2,336, Freddie Scott (1971-73)
  • Long reception: 91 yards, Derrell Wright from Peter Honig vs. Colby (2000)
  • Single-season receptions: 70, John Tucci (1986)
  • Career receptions: 143, Freddie Scott (1971-73)
  • Single-season touchdowns: 12, Freddie Scott (1972)
  • Career touchdowns: 27, Freddie Scott (1971-73)

DEFENSE

  • Single-game tackles: 23, Jordan Hayslip (1992)
  • Single-season tackles: 117, Jordan Hayslip (1992)
  • Single-game assists: 16, Nathan Smith vs. Williams (1991)
  • Single-season sacks: 9.5, Alex Niefer (1997); Pat McGee (2001)
  • Career sacks: 29.5, Pat McGee (1998-01)
  • Single-game interceptions: 4, Tim Stanton vs. Trinity (1977); Rob Walsh vs. Bowdoin (2004)
  • Single-season interceptions: 7, Brian Daoust (2000); Jeremy Carroll (2002); John McCarthy (1985)
  • Career Interceptions: 17, Brian Daoust (1997-00)
  • Long Interception Return: 97 yards, Tom Gorman vs. Coast Guard (1955)

SPECIAL TEAMS

  • Single-game field goals: 3, David Bobruff vs. Colby (1995)
  • Single-season field goals: 8, David Bodner (2002) & Matt Rawson (2009)
  • Career field goals: 22, David Bodner (2001-04)
  • Career scoring (kicker): 148 pts, David Bodner (2001-04)
  • Consecutive games scoring (kicker): 32, David Bodner (2001-04)
  • Career PATs: 82, David Bodner (2001-04)
  • Single-game punts: 11, Liam Fleming vs. Middlebury (1998) & Geoff Bough vs. Middlebury (2001)
  • Long punt: 74 yards, Roland Smith vs. Williams (1942)
  • Long field goal: 53 yards, Mike Healy vs. Bates (1977)
  • Long kickoff return: 82 yards, Chris Miller vs. Tufts (1993)
  • Long punt return: 92 yards, Jan Ostendarp vs. Williams (1981)

TEAM RECORDS

  • Single-game rushing yards: 426 vs. Union (1954)
  • Single-season rushing yards: 1,944 (1994)
  • Single-season passing yards: 2,191 (1986)
  • Single-season total offense: 426 yds./gm. (1986)
  • Single-game scoring: 79 points vs. Norwich (1937)
  • Single-game points allowed: 102 vs. Harvard (1888)
  • Single-season scoring average: 34.75 points/gm. (1957)
  • Fewest points per game scored - season: 1.38 (1909)
  • Most points per game allowed - season: 36.13 (1992)
  • Fewest points per game allowed - season: 2.71 (1938)
  • Largest Amherst victory margin: 73 points vs. Norwich (1937)
  • Highest combined score: 94 points vs. Williams (48-46 L, 1997)
  • Highest scoring tie: 30-30 vs. Bates (1983)
  • Winning streak: 14 wins (11/12/83 - 10/19/85)
  • Consecutive winning seasons: 11 (1956-66)
  • 100-yard rushers (game): Three vs. Bates (1994): Josh Mason (146), Dan Milazzo (119) & Dan Orlando (101)
  • Overtime Games: (1998) 34-28 win at Wesleyan; (2001) 23-20 loss at Williams; (2002) 27-24 win vs. Tufts; (2004) 34-28 win at Bowdoin

ALL-TIME NESCAC RECORD (prior to 2010 season)

  • Bates: 20-4-2 (1st Mtg.) 1901
  • Bowdoin: 68-17-2 (1st Mtg.) 1896
  • Colby: 28-4-1 (1st Mtg.) 1903
  • Hamilton: 23-1-0 (1st Mtg.) 1920
  • Middlebury: 19-16-0 (1st Mtg.) 1908
  • Trinity: 55-41-9 (1st Mtg.) 1886
  • Tufts: 49-26-4 (1st Mtg.) 1877
  • Wesleyan: 65-41-9 (1st Mtg.) 1882
  • Williams: 49-70-5 (1st Mtg.) 1884

ALL-TIME COACHING RECORD (prior to 2009 season)

  • Professors: 162-169-31 - 44 yrs. (1877-1882 & 1884-1921) #
  • D.O. McLaughry: 15-15-2 - 4 yrs. (1922-25) *
  • H.F. White: 16-5-2 - 3 yrs. (1926-28)
  • A.G. Wheeler: 11-9-3 - 3 yrs. (1929-31)
  • L.P. Jordan: 59-24-4 - 11 yrs. (1932-42)
  • World War II: DNP - 2 yrs. (1943-44)
  • No Coach: 1-3-1 - 1 yr. (1945)
  • L.P. Jordan: 20-11 - 4 yrs. (1946-49)
  • J.J. McLaughry: 45-22-4 - 9 yrs. (1950-58)
  • J.E. Ostendarp: 168-91-5 - 33 yrs. (1959-91)
  • John McKechnie : 0-8 - 1 yr. (1992)
  • Jack Siedlecki: 20-11-1 - 4 yrs. (1993-96)
  • E.J. Mills: 74-30 - 13 yrs. (1997-Present)

* - DeOrmand "Tuss" McLaughry was Amherst's first full-time professional coach
# - From 1877 to 1921, there were no full-time coaches; graduates and professors split time as the coaches