All-Time Season Interception Leaders

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22Feb 2019
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All-Time Season Interception Leaders

Tom Curtis

As I continue to delve into Michigan’s all-time leaders, here’s a look at the guys who have made the most interceptions in one season:

  1. 10 – Tom Curtis (1968)
  2. 9 – Chuck Lentz (1949)
  3. 8 – Tom Curtis (1969)
  4. 8 – Charles Woodson (1997)
  5. 7 – Tom Curtis (1967)
  6. 7 – Barry Pierson (1967)
  7. 6 – Don Lund (1944)
  8. 6 – Gene Derricotte (1946)
  9. 6 – Don Oldham (1951)
  10. 6 – Jerry Zuver (1976)
  11. 6 – Tony Jackson (1981)
  12. 6 – Ivan Hicks (1985)
  13. 6 – Ty Law (1993)
  14. 6 – Todd Howard (2000)
  15. 6 – Blake Countess (2013)

Channing Stribling has been the player to have the most interceptions in one season at Michigan under Jim Harbaugh, with 4 picks during the 2016 season.

15Feb 2019
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All-Time Interception Leaders

Tom Curtis (image via Pinterest)

Not long ago, I posted a list of the players with the most interception returns for touchdowns in Michigan history (LINK). Here I present the all-time interception leaders for the Wolverines. I meant to post the top 25 only, but the 25th spot is shared by 19 guys. UPDATE: I have added a few names from Michigan’s record book.

  1. 25 – Tom Curtis (1967-1969)
  2. 18 – Charles Woodson (1995-1997)
  3. 13 – Wally Teninga (1945-1949)
  4. 12 – Gene Derricotte (1944-1948)
  5. 12 – Leon Hall (2003-2006)
  6. 11 – Brad Cochran (1983-1985)
  7. 11 – Vada Murray (1988-1990)
  8. 11 – DeWayne Patmon (1997-2000)
  9. 10 – Charlie Lentz (1948-1949)
  10. 10 – Keith Bostic (1980-1982)
  11. 10 – Evan Cooper (1981-1983)
  12. 10 – Lance Dottin (1988-1991)
  13. 10 – Marcus Ray (1995-1998)
  14. 9 – David Brown (1972-1974)
  15. 9 – Mike Jolly (1977-1979)
  16. 9 – Marlin Jackson (2001-2004)
  17. 8 – Dwight Hicks (1975-1977)
  18. 8 – Tony Jackson (1980-1981)
  19. 8 – Tripp Welborne (1988-1990)
  20. 8 – Ty Law (1993-1994)
  21. 8 – Todd Howard (2000-2001)
  22. 7 – Thomas Darden (1969-1971)
  23. 7 – Marion Body (1980-1982)
  24. 7 – Shonte Peoples (1991-1993)
  25. 7 – Steve Morrison (1991-1994)
  26. 7 – Markus Curry (2002-2004)
  27. 7 – Morgan Trent (2005-2008)
  28. 6 – Brian Healy (1967-1969)
  29. 6 – Tom Drake (1973-1974)
  30. 6 – Jerry Zuyer (1976)
  31. 6 – Jim Pickens (1975-1977)
  32. 6 – Michael Harden (1976-1979)
  33. 6 – Andy Cannavino (1978-1980)
  34. 6 – Brian Carpenter (1980-1981)
  35. 6 – Mike Mallory (1983-1984)
  36. 6 – Ivan Hicks (1984-1986)
  37. 6 – Doug Mallory (1984-1987)
  38. 6 – Clarence Thompson (1993-1995)
  39. 6 – James Whitley (1998-2000)
  40. 6 – Garland Rivers (2004-2006)
  41. 6 – Donovan Warren (2007-2009)
  42. 6 – Thomas Gordon (2011-2013)
  43. 6 – Raymon Taylor (2012-2013)
  44. 6 – Blake Countess (2013)
  45. 6 – Jourdan Lewis (2014-2016)
  46. 6 – Channing Stribling (2015-2016)

In case you’re wondering, the current players on the roster most likely to join this list are Lavert Hill (3 career interceptions), Josh Metellus (3), Khaleke Hudson (2), and Ambry Thomas (1).

This was originally posted on February 15, 2019.

20Oct 2018
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All-Time Interception Returns for Touchdowns

Lavert Hill (image via MGoBlue)

With the recent news that Michigan cornerback Lavert Hill is tied for the all-time lead at Michigan with 2 career interception returns for touchdowns (with Thom Darden and Lance Dottin), I thought I would go back and compile all the touchdown returns in Michigan history. The statistical database only goes back to 1997, so this somewhat abbreviated list is limited in its scope to the past 22 seasons:

  1. CB Thom Darden, 2 (1969-1971)
  2. DB Lance Dottin, 2 (1989-1991)
  3. CB Brandon Watson (62 yards vs. Penn State 2018, 46 yards vs. Maryland)
  4. CB Lavert Hill, 2 (24 yards vs. Cincinnati 2017, 21 yards vs. Wisconsin 2018)
  5. LB Brandon Herron, 1 (94 yards vs. WMU 2011)
  6. S Ernest Shazor, 1 (88 yards vs. Miami-OH 2004)
  7. S Josh Metellus, 1 (73 yards vs. SMU 2018)
  8. CB Blake Countess, 1 (72 yards vs. Minnesota 2013)
  9. CB Raymon Taylor, 1 (63 yards vs. Purdue 2012)
  10. CB Jeremy LeSueur, 1 (60 yards vs. Indiana 2003)
  11. CB Will Peterson, 1 (51 yards vs. EMU 1998)
  12. CB Channing Stribling, 1 (51 yards vs. Hawaii 2016)
  13. CB Julius Curry, 1 (50 yards vs. Ohio State 2000)
  14. LB Ian Gold, 1 (46 yards vs. Arkansas 1998)
  15. CB Andre Weathers, 1 (43 yards vs. Ohio State 1997)
  16. CB Donovan Warren, 1 (40 yards vs. Iowa 2009)
  17. CB Jourdan Lewis, 1 (37 yards vs. Northwestern 2015)
  18. LB Prescott Burgess, 1 (35 yards vs. Notre Dame 2006)
  19. S Jacob Stewart, 1 (34 yards vs. Minnesota 2003)
  20. LB Anthony Jordan, 1 (32 yards vs. EMU 1998)
  21. S Tyree Kinnel, 1 (28 yards vs. Cincinnati 2017)
  22. S Delano Hill, 1 (26 yards vs. Hawaii 2016)
  23. CB James Whitley, 1 (26 yards vs. Arkansas 1998)
  24. CB Grant Mason, 1 (25 yards vs. Iowa 2004)
  25. LB John Thompson, 1 (25 yards vs. Wisconsin 2008)
  26. S Marlin Jackson, 1 (19 yards vs. Notre Dame 2002)
  27. LB Mike McCray II, 1 (14 yards vs. Florida State 2016)
  28. LB Max Pollock, 1 (12 yards vs. CMU 2006)
  29. DE Brennen Beyer, 1 (7 yards vs. Iowa 2013)
  30. DT Willie Henry, 1 (7 yards vs. Utah 2014)

If you have any information on any other interception return touchdowns prior to 1997, please let me know.