November 7, 2003

Fitzgerald Record Watch

NCAA Records Set by Fitzgerald
Most Consecutive Games with a TD Catch: 14
Began on Oct. 26, 2002 versus Boston College (active streak) Surpasses Michigan State’s Charles Rogers’ mark of 13 set last year.

Most TD Catches as a Freshman and Sophomore: 28
Has 16 TD receptions this year and had 12 as a freshman
Surpasses Florida’s Jabar Gaffney, who had 27 in 2000 and 2001

NCAA Records Pursued by Fitzgerald
Most Games Gaining 100 Yards or More in a Season:
11 — Aaron Turner, Pacific, 1991
(Fitzgerald has seven with four regular-season games to go)

Most Games Catching a TD Pass in a Season:
12 — Randy Moss, Marshall, 1997
(Fitzgerald has eight games with a TD catch with four regular-season games to go)

Most TD Passes Caught in a Season:
27 — Troy Edwards, Louisiana Tech, 1998
(Fitzgerald has 16 with four regular-season games to go)

Big East Records Set by Fitzgerald
Most TD Passes Caught in a Season: 16
Surpasses Pittsburgh’s Terry Murphy, who had 13 in 1997

Most TD Passes Caught in a Career: 28
Surpasses Pittsburgh’s Antonio Bryant, who had 26 from 1999-2001 (Bryant’s total does not include postseason)

Career 1,000-Yard Receiving Seasons: 2
First player in Big East history to achieve multiple 1,000-yard receiving seasons

Big East Records Pursued by Fitzgerald
Most Receptions in a Season:
75 — Latef Grim, Pittsburgh, 1999
(Fitzgerald has 60 with four regular-season games to go)

Catches Per Game — Season:
6.82 — Latef Grim, Pittsburgh, 1999
(Fitzgerald is averaging 7.5 with four regular-season games to go)

Receiving Yards in a Season:
1,302 — Antonio Bryant, Pittsburgh, 2000
(Fitzgerald has 1,174 with four regular-season games to go)
(Bryant’s total does not include postseason)

Career 100-Yard Receiving Games:
13 — Antonio Bryant, Pittsburgh, 1999-2001
(Fitzgerald has 11 with four regular-season games to go)

Receiving Yards Per Game — Season:
130.2 — Antonio Bryant, Pittsburgh, 2000
(Fitzgerald is averaging 146.8 with four regular-season games to go)

Most Points in a Season:
168 — RBs Willis McGahee (Miami, 2002) and Lee Suggs (Va. Tech, 2000)
(Fitzgerald has 96 with four regular-season games to go)
Most Touchdowns in a Season:
28 — RBs Willis McGahee (Miami, 2002) and Lee Suggs (Va. Tech, 2000)
(Fitzgerald has 16 with four regular-season games to go)

Pittsburgh Records Set by Fitzgerald
Most Consecutive Games with a TD Catch: 14 (active)
Began on Oct. 26, 2002 versus Boston College
Surpasses Antonio Bryant’s mark of six set over the 2001-02 seasons.

Most TD Passes Caught in a Season: 16
Tied with Julius Dawkins, who caught 16 in 1981

Career 1,000-Yard Receiving Seasons: 2
First player in Pittsburgh history to achieve multiple 1,000-yard receiving seasons

Most Receptions by a Freshman: 69 (2002 season)
Surpassed Antonio Bryant’s 51 receptions in 1999

Most Receiving Yards by a Freshman: 1,005 (2002 season) Surpassed Antonio Bryant’s 844 yards in 1999

Most TD Catches by a Freshman: 12 (2002 season)
Surpassed Dwight Collins 10 TDs in 1980

Pittsburgh Records Pursued by Fitzgerald
Most TD Passes Caught in a Career:
30 — Antonio Bryant, 1999-2001 (includes postseason)
(Fitzgerald has 28 in two seasons)

Career 100-Yard Receiving Games:
13 — Antonio Bryant, 1999-2001
(Fitzgerald has 11 with four regular-season games to go)

Most Points in a Season:
140 — RB Tony Dorsett, 1973-76 (includes postseason)
(Fitzgerald has 96 with four regular-season games to go)

Most Touchdowns in a Season:
23 — RB Tony Dorsett, 1973-76 (includes postseason)
(Fitzgerald has 16 with four regular-season games to go)

Receiving Yards in a Season:
1,457 — Antonio Bryant, 2000 (includes postseason)
(Fitzgerald has 1,174 with four regular-season games to go)

Receiving Yards Per Game — Season:
130.2 — Antonio Bryant, 2000
(Fitzgerald is averaging 146.8 with four regular-season games to go)

Most Receptions in a Season:
75 — Latef Grim, 1999
(Fitzgerald has 60 with four regular-season games to go)

Catches Per Game — Season:
6.82 — Latef Grim, 1999
(Fitzgerald is averaging 7.5 with four regular-season games to go)

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