Despite playing his senior year as a wide receiver, Braxton Miller became the Buckeyes' career leader in total offense yards (surpassed since by J.T. Barrett)

The Ohio State Buckeyes football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Ohio State Buckeyes football program in various categories,[1] including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Buckeyes represent the Ohio State University in the NCAA's Big Ten Conference.

Although Ohio State began competing in intercollegiate football in 1890, the school's official record book considers[1] the "modern era" to have begun in 1944. Records from before this year are often incomplete and inconsistent, and they are generally not included in these lists.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

The Ohio State Media Guide does not include 2010 statistics for Terrelle Pryor, Dan Herron, and DeVier Posey due to NCAA sanctions, but they are reflected here.


Passing yards

Passing touchdowns


Rushing attempts

Rushing yards

Rushing touchdowns



Receiving yards

Receiving touchdowns

Total offense

Total offense is the sum of passing and rushing statistics. It does not include receiving or returns.[38]

Total offense yards

Touchdowns responsible for

"Touchdowns responsible for" is the NCAA's official term for combined passing and rushing touchdowns.[39]






Field goals made

Field goal percentage


Year Scoring Rushing Passing Receiving Tackling
1944 Les Horvath Les Horvath Les Horvath na na
1945 Ollie Cline Ollie Cline Dick Fisher na na
1946 Joe Whisler Joe Whisler George Spencer Cecil Souders na
1947 Ollie Cline
Dean Sensanbaugher
Joe Whisler
Ollie Cline Dick Slager Fred "Curly" Morrison na
1948 Joe Whisler Joe Whisler Pandel Savic Alex Verdova na
1949 Fred "Curly" Morrison Gerald Krall Pandel Savic Ray Hamilton na
1950 Vic Janowicz Walt Klevay Vic Janowicz Thomas Watson na
1951 Vic Janowicz
Tony Curcillo
Vic Janowicz Tony Curcillo Bob Joslin na
1952 Howard "Hopalong" Cassady
Fred Bruney
Bob Grimes
John Hlay John Borton Bob Grimes na
1953 Bobby Watkins Bobby Watkins John Borton Thomas Hague na
1954 Bobby Watkins Howard "Hopalong" Cassady Dave Leggett Howard "Hopalong" Cassady na
1955 Howard "Hopalong" Cassady Howard "Hopalong" Cassady Frank Ellwood Paul Michael na
1956 Don Clark
Jim Roseboro
Don Clark Don Clark Leo Brown na
1957 Frank Kremblas Don Clark Frank Kremblas Leo Brown
Dick LeBeau
1958 Bob White Bob White Frank Kremblas Dick LeBeau
Don Clark
1959 David Kilgore Bob Ferguson Tom Matte Charles Bryant
Jim Houston
1960 Bob Ferguson Bob Ferguson Tom Matte Charles Bryant na
1961 Bob Ferguson Bob Ferguson Joe Sparma Charles Bryant na
1962 Dave Francis Dave Francis Joe Sparma Paul Warfield na
1963 Dick Van Raaphorst Matt Snell Don Unverferth Paul Warfield na
1964 Willard Sander Willard Sander Don Unverferth Bo Rein na
1965 Willard Sander Tom Barrington Don Unverferth Bo Rein na
1966 Paul Hudson Bo Rein Bill Long Billy Ray Anders na
1967 Bill Long Jim Otis Bill Long Billy Ray Anders na
1968 Jim Otis Jim Otis Rex Kern Bruce Jankowski na
1969 Jim Otis Jim Otis Rex Kern Bruce Jankowski
Jan White
1970 John Brockington John Brockington Rex Kern Jan White Stan White
1971 Don Lamka
Fred Schram
Rick Galbos Don Lamka Dick Wakefield Vic Koegel
1972 Champ Henson Archie Griffin Greg Hare Rick Galbos Rick Middleton
1973 Bruce Elia Archie Griffin Cornelius Greene Fred Pagac Randy Gradishar
1974 Tom Klaban Archie Griffin Cornelius Greene Brian Baschnagel Bruce Elia
1975 Pete Johnson Archie Griffin Cornelius Greene Brian Baschnagel Ed Thompson
1976 Pete Johnson Jeff Logan Jim Pacenta James Harrell Tom Cousineau
1977 Joel Payton Ron Springs Rod Gerald Ron Springs David Adkins
1978 Art Schlichter Paul Campbell Art Schlichter Doug Donley Tom Cousineau
1979 Vlade Janakievski Calvin Murray Art Schlichter Doug Donley Alvin Washington
1980 Vlade Janakievski Calvin Murray Art Schlichter Doug Donley Marcus Marek
1981 Bob Atha Tim Spencer Art Schlichter Gary Williams Marcus Marek
1982 Tim Spencer Tim Spencer Mike Tomczak Gary Williams Marcus Marek
1983 Keith Byars Keith Byars Mike Tomczak John Frank Rowland Tatum
1984 Keith Byars Keith Byars Mike Tomczak Keith Byars Pepper Johnson
1985 Rich Spangler John Wooldridge Jim Karsatos Cris Carter Pepper Johnson
1986 Matt Frantz Vince Workman Jim Karsatos Cris Carter Chris Spielman
1987 Matt Frantz Vince Workman Tom Tupa Everett Ross Chris Spielman
1988 Pat O'Morrow Carlos Snow Greg Frey Jeff Ellis John Sullivan
1989 Carlos Snow Carlos Snow Greg Frey Jeff Graham Derek Isaman
1990 Tim Williams Robert Smith Greg Frey Bobby Olive Steve Tovar
1991 Tim Williams Carlos Snow Kent Graham Bernard Edwards Steve Tovar
1992 Tim Williams Robert Smith Kirk Herbstreit Brian Stablein Steve Tovar
1993 Joey Galloway Raymont Harris Bobby Hoying Joey Galloway Lorenzo Styles
1994 Josh Jackson Eddie George Bobby Hoying Joey Galloway Lorenzo Styles
1995 Eddie George Eddie George Bobby Hoying Terry Glenn Greg Bellisari
1996 Pepe Pearson Pepe Pearson Stanley Jackson Dimitrious Stanley Damon Moore
1997 Dan Stultz Pepe Pearson Joe Germaine David Boston Antoine Winfield
1998 Dan Stultz Michael Wiley Joe Germaine David Boston Damon Moore
1999 Michael Wiley Michael Wiley Steve Bellisari Reggie Germany Na'il Diggs
2000 Dan Stultz Derek Combs Steve Bellisari Ken-Yon Rambo Mike Doss
2001 Jonathan Wells Jonathan Wells Steve Bellisari Michael Jenkins Mike Doss
2002 Mike Nugent Maurice Clarett Craig Krenzel Michael Jenkins Matt Wilhelm
2003 Mike Nugent Lydell Ross Craig Krenzel Michael Jenkins A. J. Hawk
2004 Mike Nugent Lydell Ross Justin Zwick Santonio Holmes A. J. Hawk
2005 Josh Huston Antonio Pittman Troy Smith Santonio Holmes A. J. Hawk
2006 Antonio Pittman Antonio Pittman Troy Smith Ted Ginn Jr. James Laurinaitis
2007 Ryan Pretorius Beanie Wells Todd Boeckman Brian Robiskie James Laurinaitis
2008 Ryan Pretorius Beanie Wells Terrelle Pryor Brian Robiskie James Laurinaitis
2009 Aaron Pettrey Terrelle Pryor Terrelle Pryor DeVier Posey Ross Homan
2010 Devin Barclay Dan Herron Terrelle Pryor Dane Sanzenbacher Brian Rolle
2011 Drew Basil Braxton Miller Braxton Miller Devin Smith C. J. Barnett
2012 Carlos Hyde Braxton Miller Braxton Miller Corey Brown Ryan Shazier
2013 Carlos Hyde Carlos Hyde Braxton Miller Corey Brown Ryan Shazier
2014 Sean Nuernberger Ezekiel Elliott J. T. Barrett Michael Thomas Joshua Perry
2015 Ezekiel Elliott Ezekiel Elliott Cardale Jones Michael Thomas Raekwon McMillan
2016 Tyler Durbin Mike Weber J. T. Barrett Curtis Samuel Raekwon McMillan
2017 Sean Nuernberger J. K. Dobbins J. T. Barrett Parris Campbell Jerome Baker
2018 J. K. Dobbins J. K. Dobbins Dwayne Haskins Parris Campbell Jordan Fuller
Malik Harrison
2019 J. K. Dobbins J. K. Dobbins Justin Fields Chris Olave Malik Harrison
2020 Master Teague Trey Sermon Justin Fields Chris Olave Pete Werner
2021 Noah Ruggles TreVeyon Henderson C. J. Stroud Jaxon Smith-Njigba Ronnie Hickman
2022 C. J. Stroud Miyan Williams C. J. Stroud Marvin Harrison Jr. Tommy Eichenberg


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