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Illinois Fighting Illini Passing

Location: Champaign, Illinois ▪ Colors: Orange & Blue
Stadium: Memorial Stadium (cap. 60,600)
Record: 123 Years, 576-551-49, .511 W-L% (Major School)

Conferences: Big Ten, Western and Ind
Conference Champion: 15 Times
Bowls: 17 Bowls, 8-9, .471 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 13 Times (Preseason), 13 Times (Final), 181 Weeks (Total)

  • Players sorted by passing yards.
  • An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
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Since 1956

Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Nathan Scheelhaase* 775 1231 63.0 8568 7.0 6.5 55 37 130.2 614 2066 3.4 19
2 Kurt Kittner* 668 1229 54.4 8460 6.9 6.7 66 33 124.5 192 168 0.9 7
3 Jack Trudeau 736 1151 63.9 8146 7.1 6.5 51 38 131.4 167 -50 -0.3 5
4 Isiah Williams* 606 1136 53.3 8037 7.1 6.3 56 44 121.3 637 2557 4.0 18
5 Juice Williams* 606 1136 53.3 8037 7.1 6.3 56 44 121.3 637 2557 4.0 18
6 Jason Verduzco* 678 1083 62.6 7532 7.0 6.3 42 35 127.4 182 -276 -1.5 5
7 Tony Eason 526 856 61.4 6608 7.7 7.1 37 29 133.8 160 -19 -0.1 6
8 Johnny Johnson 432 819 52.7 5293 6.5 6.1 35 23 115.5 182 65 0.4 1
9 Jon Beutjer 462 772 59.8 5190 6.7 6.3 39 24 126.8 82 -32 -0.4 2
10 Jon Beutjer 462 772 59.8 5190 6.7 6.3 39 24 126.8 82 -32 -0.4 2
11 Jeff George* 454 752 60.4 4995 6.6 6.3 31 20 124.5 49 -372 -7.6 0
12 Scott Weaver 306 555 55.1 3212 5.8 4.0 15 29 102.2 98 -368 -3.8 1
13 Dave Wilson 245 463 52.9 3154 6.8 6.2 19 15 117.2 40 -194 -4.9 1
14 Mike Wells 231 507 45.6 2750 5.4 3.4 21 32 92.2 241 454 1.9 10
15 Kurt Steger 193 414 46.6 2733 6.6 3.9 18 33 100.5 194 382 2.0 9
16 Fred Custardo* 204 389 52.4 2415 6.2 4.3 14 23 104.6 277 516 1.9 6
17 Tim Brasic 241 404 59.7 2325 5.8 4.5 11 16 109.1 173 497 2.9 5
18 Jeff Hollenbach 142 309 46.0 1953 6.3 4.7 9 15 98.9 87 -124 -1.4 2
19 Dustin Ward 165 304 54.3 1946 6.4 5.3 13 13 113.6 39 -46 -1.2 1
20 Bob Naponic 166 404 41.1 1937 4.8 3.0 7 19 77.7 312 440 1.4 6
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Mark Hoekstra 175 370 47.3 1651 4.5 2.3 5 20 78.4 33 -54 -1.6 2
22 Mike Taliaferro* 117 302 38.7 1612 5.3 1.8 7 27 73.3 122 298 2.4 1
23 Lawrence McCullough 151 275 54.9 1516 5.5 3.9 7 13 100.2 91 28 0.3 2
24 John Easterbrook 93 196 47.4 1486 7.6 4.1 6 18 102.9 169 465 2.8
25 Scott Mohr 106 212 50.0 1436 6.8 5.9 7 7 111.2 30 -138 -4.6 0
26 Shane Lamb 115 227 50.7 1414 6.2 4.3 7 13 101.7 41 32 0.8 1
27 Dean Volkman 106 245 43.3 1390 5.7 2.4 3 19 79.5 81 19 0.2 0
28 Brian Menkhausen* 135 258 52.3 1298 5.0 3.6 4 10 92.0 70 55 0.8 4
29 Chris Pazan 102 179 57.0 985 5.5 4.4 4 6 103.9 16 -70 -4.4 0
30 Reilly O'Toole* 117 170 68.8 975 5.7 4.3 8 9 121.9 69 157 2.3 2
31 Eddie McGee* 66 128 51.6 917 7.2 4.1 3 10 103.9 94 387 4.1 4
32 Mike McCray 64 131 48.9 897 6.8 5.6 3 5 106.3 178 269 1.5 5
33 Tom Haller 60 125 48.0 804 6.4 4.7 5 7 104.0 70 71 1.0
34 Mel Meyers 49 96 51.0 756 7.9 3.3 3 11 104.6 87 116 1.3
35 Bob Hickey 33 84 39.3 738 8.8 4.9 4 9 107.4 19 -45 -2.4
36 Ken Cruz 54 81 66.7 728 9.0 9.9 6 1 164.1 16 -33 -2.1 1
37 Rich Weiss 63 120 52.5 721 6.0 4.1 2 6 98.5 162 272 1.7 2
38 Steve Livas 42 134 31.3 705 5.3 2.1 1 10 63.1 105 -43 -0.4 3
39 Jeff Kinney* 56 111 50.5 664 6.0 4.5 1 4 96.5 37 -78 -2.1 1
40 Brad Bower 57 100 57.0 658 6.6 6.0 4 3 119.5 32 46 1.4 0
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 Tim Lavery 62 158 39.2 623 3.9 1.9 2 8 66.4 41 22 0.5 0
42 Kirk Johnson* 74 127 58.3 592 4.7 2.1 2 8 90.0 37 -2 -0.1 1
43 Jim Kopatz 34 93 36.6 477 5.1 3.1 2 5 76.0 118 347 2.9 5
44 Peter Freund 38 68 55.9 410 6.0 5.6 3 2 115.2 19 -49 -2.6 0
45 Gary Lange 25 59 42.4 396 6.7 2.7 4 7 97.4 33 -42 -1.3 1
46 Jacob Charest 28 56 50.0 382 6.8 5.9 2 2 111.9 5 20 4.0 1
47 Bill Offenbecher 25 55 45.5 361 6.6 6.0 3 2 111.3 28 -172 -6.1
48 Tim McAvoy 30 60 50.0 297 5.0 4.1 2 2 95.9 53 86 1.6 1
49 Tom McCartney 17 52 32.7 297 5.7 2.6 1 4 71.6 43 -89 -2.1 1
50 Hiles Stout 20 39 51.3 278 7.1 2.4 2 5 102.4 17 -19 -1.1
51 Dave McGann 27 49 55.1 269 5.5 3.7 0 2 93.1 17 -4 -0.2
52 Lonnie Perrin 6 15 40.0 239 15.9 14.3 1 1 182.5 367 1771 4.8 10
53 Mel Romani 16 47 34.0 174 3.7 -1.6 1 6 46.6 43 -47 -1.1
54 Russ Martin 7 23 30.4 122 5.3 2.3 1 2 71.9 15 3 0.2
55 Ron Fearn* 10 41 24.4 115 2.8 1.7 0 1 43.1 81 277 3.4 0
56 Paul Golaszewski 12 34 35.3 111 3.3 -0.7 0 3 45.1 9 -26 -2.9
57 Miles Osei* 9 21 42.9 82 3.9 -0.4 0 2 56.6 22 77 3.5 0
58 Tracy Campbell 4 5 80.0 81 16.2 20.2 1 0 282.1 148 575 3.9 1
59 Keith Jones 5 8 62.5 79 9.9 14.3 4 1 285.5 484 2106 4.4 14
60 Lance Hofer 5 8 62.5 73 9.1 11.6 1 0 180.4 4 5 1.3 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 Rich Erickson 5 12 41.7 63 5.3 1.5 0 1 69.1 11 44 4.0 0
62 Eddie Jenkins 2 10 20.0 62 6.2 3.7 1 1 85.1 217 842 3.9 5
63 Bob Quinn 7 19 36.8 56 2.9 -4.2 0 3 30.0 18 -65 -3.6 0
64 Steve Fitts* 3 3 100.0 53 17.7 24.3 1 0 358.4 2 -13 -6.5 0
65 Chuck Schrader 6 10 60.0 52 5.2 7.2 1 0 136.7 6 4 0.7
66 Bob Bess 3 15 20.0 41 2.7 -6.3 0 3 3.0 102 390 3.8 4
67 Aaron Bailey 3 6 50.0 39 6.5 9.8 1 0 159.6 20 83 4.2 3
68 Steve Williams* 1 1 100.0 34 34.0 54.0 1 0 715.6 2 -19 -9.5 0
69 Jeff Hecklinski 2 2 100.0 32 16.0 26.0 1 0 399.4 1 -1 -1.0 0
70 Jim Bennett 5 14 35.7 31 2.2 -1.0 0 1 40.0 1 -7 -7.0 0
71 Brandon Lloyd* 1 1 100.0 30 30.0 50.0 1 0 682.0 12 55 4.6 0
72 Jason Higgins 1 2 50.0 29 14.5 14.5 0 0 171.8
73 DaJuan Warren* 1 3 33.3 27 9.0 15.7 1 0 218.9 5 26 5.2 0
74 Shawn Wax* 1 1 100.0 26 26.0 46.0 1 0 648.4
75 Jim Rucks 1 1 100.0 25 25.0 25.0 0 0 310.0
76 Forry Wells* 1 2 50.0 23 11.5 11.5 0 0 146.6 3 -7 -2.3 0
77 Jarred Fayson* 1 1 100.0 23 23.0 23.0 0 0 293.2 1 1 1.0 0
78 Jarred Fayson* 1 1 100.0 23 23.0 23.0 0 0 293.2 1 1 1.0 0
79 Josh Ferguson* 1 1 100.0 22 22.0 42.0 1 0 614.8 230 1143 5.0 7
80 E.B. Halsey 1 2 50.0 16 8.0 18.0 1 0 282.2 361 1448 4.0 9
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
81 Dave Daley 2 6 33.3 16 2.7 -4.8 0 1 22.4 1 2 2.0
82 Ibrahim Halsey 1 2 50.0 16 8.0 18.0 1 0 282.2 361 1448 4.0 9
83 Bob Burns 1 10 10.0 14 1.4 1.4 0 0 21.8 17 66 3.9 2
84 Cyril Pinder 1 2 50.0 14 7.0 7.0 0 0 108.8 92 434 4.7 5
85 Greg Colby 1 2 50.0 12 6.0 6.0 0 0 100.4 1 -17 -17.0 0
86 Darius Millines* 1 1 100.0 9 9.0 9.0 0 0 175.6 3 -17 -5.7 0
87 Duke Tobin* 1 2 50.0 6 3.0 3.0 0 0 75.2 1 17 17.0 0
88 Kris Jenner 1 4 25.0 6 1.5 1.5 0 0 37.6 3 -11 -3.7 0
89 Jason Ford* 1 1 100.0 4 4.0 24.0 1 0 463.6 432 1962 4.5 26
90 James Coleman 1 1 100.0 4 4.0 24.0 1 0 463.6 350 1573 4.5 10
91 Mike Holmes 1 4 25.0 3 0.8 5.8 1 0 113.8 216 1097 5.1 9
92 Dick Dorr 0 3 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 3 -8 -2.7 0
93 Terry Ormsbee 0 3 0.0 0 0.0 -15.0 0 1 -66.7 5 -16 -3.2 0
94 George Donnelly 1 1 100.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 100.0
95 Rocky Harvey* 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 536 2669 5.0 20
96 Bob Hayes 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0 29 89 3.1 2
97 John Wright 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 2 2.0 0
98 Abe Woodson 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 110 599 5.4
99 Pat Holland 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 -12 -12.0
100 Bill Uecker 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Passing Rushing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
101 Walter Young* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 2 -12 -6.0 0
102 Ron Bess 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 75 212 2.8 3
103 Ray Nitschke 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 127 769 6.1
104 Justin Duvernois* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 -12 -12.0 0
105 Ken Dilger 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 3 0
106 Jeff Kleine 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 3 10 3.3 0
107 Tim Russell* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0 0 0 0
108 Robert Holcombe 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 943 4105 4.4 25
109 Dave Jackson 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0 234 856 3.7 6
110 Steve Feagin* 0 3 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 354 1558 4.4 4
111 Jacob Willis* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0
112 Ron Acks* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 57 205 3.6 2
113 Garvin Roberson 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0
114 Steve Hull* 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 -19 -19.0 0
115 Don Grothe 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0 67 320 4.8
116 John Wright* 1 1 100.0 -6 -6.0 -6.0 0 0 49.6 3 -20 -6.7 0