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Career Leaders and Records for Solo Tackles

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Since 2005

Rank Player Solo From To Last School
1.Eric Kendricks* 308 2011 2014 UCLA
2.Luke Kuechly* 299 2009 2011 Boston College
3.Cody Davis* 286 2009 2012 Texas Tech
4.Tyler Matakevich 261 2012 2015 Temple
5.Taylor Reed* 258 2009 2012 Southern Methodist
 Davonte Shannon* 258 2007 2010 Buffalo
7.Deone Bucannon* 254 2010 2013 Washington State
8.Marcus McGraw* 250 2008 2011 Houston
9.Shawn Jackson* 248 2010 2013 Tulsa
10.Lawrence Wilson* 246 2007 2010 Connecticut
11.Solomon Elimimian* 243 2005 2008 Hawaii
 Mason Foster* 243 2007 2010 Washington
 Travis Lewis* 243 2008 2011 Oklahoma
14.Denzel Perryman* 240 2011 2014 Miami (FL)
15.Jason Venson* 239 2005 2008 Central Florida
16.Shiloh Keo* 237 2006 2010 Idaho
17.Marvin Burdette 236 2009 2012 Alabama-Birmingham
 Patrick Chung* 236 2005 2008 Oregon
 Greg Jones* 236 2007 2010 Michigan State
20.Keith Smith* 234 2010 2013 San Jose State
21.Chris Borland* 233 2009 2013 Wisconsin
 Sean Weatherspoon* 233 2006 2009 Missouri
23.Nick Bellore* 229 2007 2010 Central Michigan
24.Cardia Jackson 228 2006 2009 Louisiana-Monroe
25.Clayton Geathers* 227 2010 2014 Central Florida
 Wesley Woodyard* 227 2005 2007 Kentucky
27.Jake Knott* 223 2009 2012 Iowa State
28.Ben Heeney 221 2011 2014 Kansas
29.Jordon Dizon* 220 2005 2007 Colorado
 Andre Sexton* 220 2006 2009 Oklahoma State
31.Courtney Greene* 218 2005 2008 Rutgers
 Mark Herzlich* 218 2006 2010 Boston College
33.A.J. Johnson 217 2011 2014 Tennessee
 Carmen Messina 217 2008 2011 New Mexico
35.Brian Duncan* 216 2007 2010 Texas Tech
 Andrew Sendejo* 216 2006 2009 Rice
37.Russell Allen 215 2005 2008 San Diego State
 Derron Smith* 215 2010 2014 Fresno State
39.Travis Bradshaw* 214 2008 2010 Rice
 Kevin Pierre-Louis* 214 2010 2013 Boston College
41.Curnelius Arnick* 213 2008 2011 Tulsa
 Jonathan Cyprien* 213 2009 2012 Florida International
 Kemal Ishmael* 213 2009 2012 Central Florida
 Qushaun Lee* 213 2011 2014 Arkansas State
45.Manti Te'o* 212 2009 2012 Notre Dame
46.Khaseem Greene* 211 2009 2012 Rutgers
 Scott McKillop* 211 2005 2008 Pittsburgh
 Earl Wolff* 211 2009 2012 North Carolina State
49.Ryan Shazier* 210 2011 2013 Ohio State
50.Aaron Curry* 209 2005 2008 Wake Forest
51.Gerald McRath* 208 2005 2008 Southern Mississippi
 Wyatt Middleton* 208 2007 2010 Navy
53.Chris Marve* 207 2008 2011 Vanderbilt
54.Daytawion Lowe* 206 2009 2013 Oklahoma State
 Scott Lutrus* 206 2007 2010 Connecticut
56.Derrick Mathews* 204 2011 2014 Houston
57.Louis Delmas* 203 2005 2008 Western Michigan
 Shakiel Smith 203 2009 2012 Tulane
59.Bryce Hager* 202 2011 2014 Baylor
60.Barry Church 201 2006 2009 Toledo
 Kenny Ladler* 201 2010 2013 Vanderbilt
 Tyrone McKenzie* 201 2006 2008 South Florida
 Jacques Washington* 201 2010 2013 Iowa State
64.Ricardo Allen* 200 2010 2013 Purdue
 Thomas Keith* 200 2005 2007 Central Michigan
 Bobby Wagner* 200 2008 2011 Utah State
67.Chi Chi Ariguzo* 199 2011 2014 Northwestern
 Johnell Neal* 199 2005 2008 Central Florida
 Chris Prosinski* 199 2007 2010 Wyoming
70.Chris Harris* 198 2007 2010 Kansas
 Jordan Lake 198 2006 2009 Baylor
 Danny Trevathan* 198 2008 2011 Kentucky
 Alterraun Verner* 198 2006 2009 UCLA
 Duke Williams* 198 2009 2012 Nevada
75.Nat Berhe* 197 2010 2013 San Diego State
 Van Eskridge* 197 2006 2009 East Carolina
 Jason Phillips* 197 2005 2008 Texas Christian
 Hayes Pullard* 197 2011 2014 Southern California
 Hakeem Smith* 197 2010 2013 Louisville
 David Vobora 197 2005 2007 Idaho
81.Jamie Collins* 196 2009 2012 Southern Mississippi
 Mike Mohamed* 196 2007 2010 California
 Mike Newton* 196 2006 2009 Buffalo
84.Chris Banjo* 195 2008 2011 Southern Methodist
 Boris Lee* 195 2006 2009 Troy
86.Jeron Johnson* 194 2007 2010 Boise State
87.Ibraheim Campbell* 193 2011 2014 Northwestern
 Jordan Kovacs* 193 2009 2012 Michigan
 Craig Robertson 193 2007 2010 North Texas
 Brian Wagner 193 2009 2011 Akron
91.Matthew Castelo* 192 2004 2007 San Jose State
 Pete Fleps* 192 2007 2010 Southern Methodist
 Bo McNally* 192 2006 2009 Stanford
 Quan Sturdivant* 192 2007 2010 North Carolina
95.Joe Pawelek 191 2006 2009 Baylor
96.Mike Holmes* 190 2007 2010 Syracuse
 Sha'Reff Rashad* 190 2005 2008 Central Florida
98.Jerry Franklin* 189 2008 2011 Arkansas
 Shamiel Gary* 189 2009 2013 Oklahoma State
 Clinton Snyder* 189 2006 2009 Stanford
 Jared Tevis* 189 2012 2014 Arizona
 Jimmie Ward* 189 2010 2013 Northern Illinois
103.Nigel Bradham* 188 2008 2011 Florida State
 Chris Chamberlain* 188 2004 2007 Tulsa
 Greg James 188 2006 2009 Louisiana-Monroe
 D.J. Johnson* 188 2009 2012 Texas Tech
107.Ahmad Dixon* 187 2010 2013 Baylor
 Sam Holl* 187 2010 2013 Baylor
 Frantz Joseph* 187 2006 2008 Florida Atlantic
 Rico McCoy* 187 2006 2009 Tennessee
 Paul Porras* 187 2010 2013 Rice
112.Dwight Bentley* 186 2008 2011 Louisiana-Lafayette
 Derrick Hallman* 186 2007 2010 Central Florida
 Trent Hunter* 186 2008 2011 Texas A&M
 Karl Joseph* 186 2012 2015 West Virginia
 Damien Proby* 186 2010 2013 Northwestern
 Harrison Smith* 186 2008 2011 Notre Dame
118.Nelson Coleman* 185 2004 2007 Tulsa
 Khalil Mack 185 2010 2013 Buffalo
 Dexter McCoil* 185 2009 2012 Tulsa
121.John Boyett* 184 2009 2012 Oregon
 Aaron Davis* 184 2011 2014 Colorado State
 Kevin Grant* 184 2005 2008 Akron
 Patrick Lavine* 184 2006 2009 Oklahoma State
 D.J. Swearinger* 184 2009 2012 South Carolina
 Kyle Theret* 184 2007 2010 Minnesota
127.Justin Currie* 183 2011 2014 Western Michigan
 E.J. Gaines* 183 2010 2013 Missouri
 J Leman* 183 2005 2007 Illinois
 Shaun Lewis* 183 2010 2013 Oklahoma State
 Corey Paredes* 183 2008 2011 Hawaii
132.Greg Heban 182 2010 2013 Indiana
 Max Morgan* 182 2011 2014 Colorado State
 Antwyne Zanders 182 2006 2009 Louisiana-Lafayette
135.Matt Daniels 181 2008 2011 Duke
 Ja'Gared Davis* 181 2009 2012 Southern Methodist
 Archie Donald* 181 2006 2010 Toledo
 Michael Hamlin* 181 2005 2008 Clemson
 Mario Harvey* 181 2007 2010 Marshall
 Tony Jefferson* 181 2010 2012 Oklahoma
 Tyrell Johnson* 181 2004 2007 Arkansas State
 Noah Keller* 181 2007 2011 Ohio
 A.J. Klein* 181 2009 2012 Iowa State
 Brian Lainhart 181 2007 2010 Kent State
 Terrance Plummer* 181 2011 2014 Central Florida
 Walter Thurmond III* 181 2006 2009 Oregon
147.Isaiah Johnson* 180 2010 2015 Rutgers
 Leonard Johnson* 180 2008 2011 Iowa State
 Jordan Mabin* 180 2008 2011 Northwestern
 Corey Small* 180 2005 2008 Florida Atlantic
 Gary Walker* 180 2009 2015 Auburn
152.Emmanuel Cook* 179 2006 2008 South Carolina
 Jake Fischer* 179 2009 2013 Arizona
 Tashaun Gipson* 179 2008 2011 Wyoming
 Daniel Holtzclaw 179 2005 2008 Eastern Michigan
 Spencer Larsen 179 2005 2007 Arizona
 Will Lucas* 179 2010 2013 Purdue
 James Morris* 179 2010 2013 Iowa
 Jamie Silva* 179 2004 2007 Boston College
160.Luke Batton* 178 2009 2012 Kent State
 Joe Burnett* 178 2005 2008 Central Florida
 John Hardy-Tuliau* 178 2010 2013 Hawaii
 Alex Hoffman-Ellis 178 2009 2011 Washington State
 Joe Holland* 178 2008 2011 Purdue
 Ben Jacobs* 178 2007 2010 Fresno State
 Jamarca Sanford* 178 2005 2008 Mississippi
 Brandon Spikes* 178 2006 2009 Florida
 Darrell Stuckey* 178 2006 2009 Kansas
169.Antonio Baker* 177 2006 2009 Louisiana Tech
 Preston Brown* 177 2010 2013 Louisville
 Dan Connor* 177 2004 2007 Penn State
 Cory Hogue* 177 2005 2009 Central Florida
 Dayonne Nunley* 177 2010 2013 Miami (OH)
 Mychal Sisson* 177 2008 2011 Colorado State
 Brandon Sumrall* 177 2005 2007 Southern Mississippi
 Mike Taylor* 177 2009 2012 Wisconsin
 Shamarko Thomas* 177 2009 2012 Syracuse
 Nate Williams* 177 2007 2010 Washington
 Patrick Willis 177 2004 2006 Mississippi
180.Deaundre Brown* 176 2008 2012 Tulsa
 Eric Norwood* 176 2006 2009 South Carolina
 Chris Thomas* 176 2006 2009 Air Force
 Andrew Wilson* 176 2010 2013 Missouri
184.Daren Bates* 175 2009 2012 Auburn
 Travis Freeman* 175 2009 2012 Ball State
 Carl Gettis* 175 2007 2010 Missouri
 Dennis Keyes* 175 2005 2007 UCLA
 C.J. Mosley* 175 2010 2013 Alabama
 Clayton Mullins 175 2005 2008 Miami (OH)
 Shayne Skov* 175 2009 2013 Stanford
191.Sean Baker* 174 2008 2011 Ball State
 Bryant Haines* 174 2005 2008 Ball State
 Jaiquawn Jarrett* 174 2007 2010 Temple
 Sio Moore* 174 2009 2012 Connecticut
 Roddrick Muckelroy* 174 2006 2009 Texas
 Brian Peters* 174 2008 2011 Northwestern
 Neiko Thorpe* 174 2008 2011 Auburn
 Chip Vaughn* 174 2005 2008 Wake Forest
199.Jonathan Hefney* 173 2004 2007 Tennessee
 Cameron Lynch* 173 2011 2014 Syracuse
 Deandre McDaniel* 173 2007 2010 Clemson
 Ben Moffitt* 173 2005 2007 South Florida
 Dan Molls* 173 2009 2012 Toledo
 Will Patterson* 173 2006 2009 Indiana
 Ryland Ward* 173 2011 2014 Bowling Green State
206.Aaron Grymes* 172 2009 2012 Idaho
 Jeremy Kellem* 172 2007 2010 Middle Tennessee State
 Quayshawn Nealy* 172 2011 2014 Georgia Tech
 James Smith* 172 2006 2009 Iowa State
 Jemea Thomas* 172 2009 2013 Georgia Tech
211.Stephen Anderson* 171 2007 2010 Army
 Donald Celiscar* 171 2011 2014 Western Michigan
 Jonathan Goff 171 2005 2007 Vanderbilt
 Joey Hudson 171 2005 2008 Miami (OH)
 Reshard Langford* 171 2005 2008 Vanderbilt
 Andrew Preston* 171 2007 2010 San Diego State
 Todd Thomas* 171 2011 2014 Pittsburgh
 Ty Zimmerman* 171 2010 2013 Kansas State
219.Derek Akunne* 170 2011 2014 North Texas
 Beau Bell 170 2004 2007 Nevada-Las Vegas
 Tre Boston* 170 2010 2013 North Carolina
 Aaron Colvin* 170 2010 2013 Oklahoma
 Darwin Cook* 170 2010 2013 West Virginia
 Rennie Curran* 170 2007 2009 Georgia
 Marquis Flowers* 170 2010 2013 Arizona
 Greg Trent 170 2005 2008 Washington State
 Cameron Truss* 170 2010 2013 Bowling Green State
228.Dallas Bollema 169 2010 2013 New Mexico
 Will Dunbar 169 2005 2008 Alabama-Birmingham
 James-Michael Johnson* 169 2007 2011 Nevada
 Adam Leonard* 169 2005 2008 Hawaii
 Mike Nixon* 169 2006 2009 Arizona State
 Derrell Smith* 169 2007 2010 Syracuse
 Sean Spence* 169 2008 2011 Miami (FL)
 John Timu* 169 2011 2014 Washington
236.Cha'Pelle Brown* 168 2006 2009 Colorado
 Braxton Kelley* 168 2005 2008 Kentucky
 Darion Monroe* 168 2012 2015 Tulane
 William Moore* 168 2005 2008 Missouri
 Sam Scofield* 168 2011 2014 Tulane
241.Chris Clemons* 167 2005 2008 Clemson
 Dom Decicco* 167 2007 2010 Pittsburgh
 George Iloka* 167 2008 2011 Boise State
 Jonathon Mincy* 167 2011 2014 Auburn
 Efrem Oliphant* 167 2010 2014 Houston
 Keenan Robinson* 167 2008 2011 Texas
 Syd'Quan Thompson* 167 2006 2009 California
 Jonathan Truman* 167 2011 2014 Kansas State
249.Omar Brown* 166 2008 2011 Marshall
 Jake Hutton 166 2005 2008 Utah State
 Jake Ryan* 166 2011 2014 Michigan
 Austin Thomas* 166 2006 2009 Indiana