All-Time Single-Game Interception Leaders

All-Time Single-Game Interception Leaders


June 9, 2020
Tom Curtis (image via MGoBlue)

Naturally, it would be a long list of players to include everyone with 1 interception in a game, but I was surprised to see how many Wolverines made multiple picks in one game. According to the record books, the feat has been accomplished 57 times by 44 different players.

Hit the jump for the list.

  1. 3 – Tom Curtis (1967 vs. Illinois)
  2. 3 – Marty Huff (1969 vs. Purdue)
  3. 3 – Barry Pierce (1969 vs. Ohio State)
  4. 3 – Rodney Lyles (1984 vs. Miami)
  5. 3 – Andy Moeller (1986 vs. Wisconsin)
  6. 2 – Tom Curtis (1967 vs. Minnesota, 1968 vs. Indiana, 1968 vs. Northwestern, 1969 vs. Ohio State, 1969 vs. Washington)
  7. 2 – Jerry Hartman (1967 vs. Northwestern)
  8. 2 – George Hoey (1968 vs. Navy)
  9. 2 – Barry Pierson (1969 vs. Washington)
  10. 2 – Frank Gusich (1971 vs. Northwestern)
  11. 2 – Tom Darden (1971 vs. Ohio State)
  12. 2 – David Brown (1972 vs. Minnesota)
  13. 2 – Tom Drake (1974 vs. Minnesota)
  14. 2 – Dwight Hicks (1975 vs. Illinois)
  15. 2 – Jerry Zuver (1976 vs. Purdue)
  16. 2 – Mike Jolly (1978 vs. Duke, 1979 vs. Minnesota)
  17. 2 – Marion Brody (1980 vs. Notre Dame)
  18. 2 – Brian Carpenter (1980 vs. Indiana)
  19. 2 – Tony Jackson (1980 vs. Purdue)
  20. 2 – Jerry Burgei (1981 vs. Illinois)
  21. 2 – Keith Bostic (1982 vs. Northwestern)
  22. 2 – Brad Cochran (1983 vs. Ohio State)
  23. 2 – Evan Cooper (1983 vs. Indiana)
  24. 2 – Ivan Hicks (1986 vs. Florida State)
  25. 2 – Vada Murray (1988 vs. Miami)
  26. 2 – Tripp Welborne (1988 vs. Wake Forest)
  27. 2 – Todd Plate (1989 vs. Ohio State)
  28. 2 – Ty Law (1993 vs. Minnesota, 1993 vs. Ohio State)
  29. 2 – Charles Woodson (1995 vs. Ohio State, 1996 vs. UCLA, 1997 vs. Michigan State)
  30. 2 – Marcus Ray (1996 vs. Michigan State, 1997 vs. Iowa, 1997 vs. Michigan State)
  31. 2 – Todd Howard (2000 vs. Wisconsin, 2000 vs. Penn State)
  32. 2 – Julius Curry (2002 vs. Utah)
  33. 2 – Marlin Jackson (2002 vs. Illinois)
  34. 2 – Leon Hall (2003 vs. Purdue, 2005 vs. Nebraska)
  35. 2 – Markus Curry (2004 vs. Miami-OH)
  36. 2 – Scott McClintock (2004 vs. Illinois)
  37. 2 – Willis Barringer (2005 vs. Michigan State)
  38. 2 – Prescott Burgess (2006 vs. Notre Dame)
  39. 2 – Morgan Trent (2008 vs. Notre Dame)
  40. 2 – James Rogers (2010 vs. Purdue)
  41. 2 – Blake Countess (2013 vs. Notre Dame)
  42. 2 – Thomas Gordon (2013 vs. Indiana)
  43. 2 – Delano Hill (2016 vs. Maryland)
  44. 2 – Channing Stribling (2016 vs. Wisconsin)

3 comments

  1. Comments: 1357
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    Roanman
    Jun 09, 2020 at 10:14 AM

    Barry Pierson in his own way hung as good a game on the Buckeyes as Tim Biakabutuka did some years later.

    Darden ended it with his pick. And it was that pick that got the eternal hi-lite treatment, what with Ufer losing his mind and all. But Barry Pierson had three picks and a 60+ yard punt return to inside the 5 that lead to our last touchdown.

    That there is a game.

    I think the Buckeyes suffered 7 total turnovers, 6 for sure. I remember our defense getting so far into Woody’s head, that he pulled Rex Kern. What a bonehead move.

    Sort of like the Russians and Tretiak.

    If our guy could have kicked some field goals, this game is a blowout. Bo went for it on 4th and short inside the 10 instead of kicking one the guy might have made. I’m thinking that didn’t help much with confidence.

    It would be nice to get some games like that around here again.

    • Comments: 3845
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Jun 09, 2020 at 12:57 PM

      Pierson is one of those guys that I am almost totally unfamiliar with, simply because I wasn’t around back then. It’s funny to think about which guys who have played for Michigan within the last 25 years or 10 years that will still be talked about in 2050 or 2070.

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        Roanman
        Jun 09, 2020 at 5:14 PM

        He has a coaching state championship. Pretty sure with a UP high school.

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