Complete college football statistics become more and more difficult to obtain the further you go back in time. Below is a description of our data coverage:
|2005-present||Offensive, defensive, and special teams statistics for all FBS (nee Division I-A) schools.|
|2000-2004||Offensive and special teams statistics, plus defensive interceptions and fumbles recovered for all Division I-A schools.|
|1977-1999||Passing, rushing, and receiving statistics for all Division I-A schools (1978-1999) or equivalent (1977).|
|1956-1976||Passing, rushing, and receiving statistics for all schools that were members at that time of the ACC, Big 8/Big 7, Big Ten, Pac-10/Pac-8/AAWU/PCC, SEC, or SWC, plus some major independents (Notre Dame, etc.)|
Prior to the 2002 season, bowl statistics were not considered to be part of the official record. However, schools were not consistent in the way that they handled this, as in some cases bowl statistics were included and in others they were not. When possible, bowl statistics have been "backed out" of the school's statistics. We will try to note all cases where bowl statistics have been included in the player's statistics.