Boys Football Stat Definitions

General

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PLPlayedCheck this box if the athlete played during any part of the game. (It is automatically checked if any stats are entered.)
GPGamesPlayedSeason-to-Date Stats Only: The total number of games played
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Offense

Passing
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CmpPass CompletionsThe total number of complete passes. Forward passing gains or losses are measured from the scrimmage line to the point where the ball is declared dead (or is recovered by opponents in the case of a fumble), so as to include both the length of pass and running advance after completion. All yards gained or lost on each completed pass play are credited to both passer and receiver. A shovel pass is considered a forward pass assuming it meets all of the criteria of a forward pass. Yards gained or lost on a shovel pass are credited to both passer and receiver. A forward pass is when the passer throws the ball forward to a receiver. A pass that is behind or even with the receiver is a lateral and thus a run, not a pass.
AttPass AttemptsThe total number of attempted passes including completions.
IntPass InterceptionsThe total number of passes caught by the opposing team.
YdsPassing YardsThe total number of completed passing yards accumulated during the game.
TD PaTouchdown PassesThe total number of completed touchdown passes thrown by the quarterback. The quarterback does not receive points for the touchdown passes.
LngLongest PassThe longest recorded complete pass.
C%Completion PercentageThe total number of complete passes divided by the total number of attempted passes including completions (Cmp/Att = C%)
AvgYards Per CompletionThe average number of yards per completed pass.
Y/GPassing Yards Per GameThe average number of passing yards per game.
C/GCompletions Per GameThe average number of completed passes per game.
TD/GPassing TD's Per GameThe average number of passing touchdowns per game.
Rushing
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#CarriesThe total number of times a player carries the ball. (including carries for gains and losses.)
Yds Rushing YardsThe total number of yards a player accumulates in the game from rushing.
LngLongest RushThe longest recorded rush.
AvgYards Per CarryThe average number of yards per carry.
Y/GRushing Yards Per GameThe average number of rushing yards per game.
TDRushing TD's The total number of rushing touchdowns.
Receiving
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#ReceptionsThe total number of times a player catches the ball.
YdsReceiving YardsThe total number of yards a player accumulates in the game from receptions.
LngLongest ReceptionThe longest recorded reception.
AvgYards Per CatchThe average number of yards per catch.
Y/GReceiving Yards Per GameThe average number of receiving yards per game.
TDReceiving TD'sThe total number of receiving touchdowns.
Fumbles
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FBFumblesWhen a player who had the ball, loses the ball, regardless if he recovers it or not.
FBLFumbles LostTotal number of fumbles recovered by the defense.
O-Line
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Pnk BPancake Blocks A Pancake Block is awarded when an offensive player performs a dominating block taking the defender completely out of the play knocking them to the ground. The stat is usually awarded to an offensive lineman, but in some cases can also be awarded to a running back, full back or wide receiver.

Defense

Tackles
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SoloSolo TacklesThe total number of solo tackles. If a ball carrier is stopped solely or primarily because of the efforts of one player, that player should be credited with an solo or unassisted tackle. No more than one solo tackle can be credited on any one play. Tackles for losses and pass sacks should result in a player getting credit for that action and a solo tackle.
AstAssisted TacklesThe total number of assisted tackles. If two defensive players contribute equally to the stopping of a ball carrier, credit both players with an assisted tackle, but give neither a solo tackle. NOTE: In a situation where there is not a solo tackle, there should not be more than two assists credited except in rare instances. In other words, on any given play one of the following may be credited: (1) one solo tackle, or (2) two assisted tackles. Only in the rarest of cases would more than two assisted tackles be credited.
TotTotal TacklesThe total number of solo tackles and assisted tackles.
TFLTackles For a LossTackles behind the line of scrimmage resulting in lost yardage, either of a ball carrier or a quarterback attempting to pass, are tackles for loss. The same principles noted above apply. A player who is credited with a solo tackle for a loss also should be credited with a solo tackle. If two players contribute equally to stopping a ball carrier behind the line of scrimmage (and no player is credited with a solo tackle), then credit each player with an assisted tackle. For yardage lost, credit the entire yardage lost to a solo tackler. In the case of assisted tacklers, split yardage lost between the two players. If the yardage lost is an odd number, then the yardage split shall be at the discretion of the official game statistician.
T/GTackles Per Game The average number of tackles per game.
Sacks
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SakSacks When a Quarterback or runner retreats to pass, but is pressured into bringing the ball down, is forced to scramble, and is tackled before gaining the line of scrimmage. The defensive player who exerted the pressure is credited with a sack, a solo tackle, and a solo tackle for loss for all the yards lost. This play is akin to a defensive player forcing a quarterback who is attempting to pass out of bounds before his gaining on the line of scrimmage. When a passer is pressured into throwing an intentionally grounded pass, the defensive player who exerted the pressure is credited with a sack, a solo tackle, and a solo tackle for loss for the yards lost to the spot of the foul. When a player who is back to pass has the ball stripped from his grasp before his arm started going forward, the defensive player who strips the ball is credited with a forced fumble, a sack, a solo tackle, and a solo tackle for loss for the yards lost to the spot of the fumble recovery. The passer is not charged with a pass attempt, but is charged with a rush attempt and yards lost to the spot of the fumble recovery.
YdsSack YardsThe total yards lost on all sacks. (This will be a positive number.)
HurHurriesWhen the presence of an on-coming defender causes the passer to throw the ball sooner than desired and/or delivered it uncatchable. i.e. thrown out of bounds, etc. (the pass must be incomplete or intercepted to award a hurry). A hurry does not involve contact with the quarterback, at least not at the time of the pass (contact after the release of the pass is somewhat necessary in order to award a hurry).
S/GSacks Per GameThe average number of sacks per game.
Pass Defense
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IntInterceptionThe total number of defensive interceptions on passes thrown by the opposing team.
YdsYardsThe total number of yards from the return of all defensive interceptions.
PDPasses DefensedIf a pass falls incomplete because of the defensive efforts of one player, that player should be credited with a pass breakup. This may come about in two major ways: (1) A defensive player who makes contact with the football, thus preventing the intended receiver from making the catch, should be credited with a pass breakup, or (2) a defensive player who tackles the intended receiver simultaneously with the arrival of the football, thus preventing the reception, should also be credited with a pass breakup. In rare instances, it may be possible for two defensive players to play such equal roles in the defending of a forward pass that it possible to determine which player was more responsible. In such a rare instance, credit both players with a pass breakup. It is also possible for a defensive lineman to be credited with a breakup in rare cases when jumping and knocking down a pass attempt, or stripping the ball from the passer's grasp after the passer's arm moves forward creating an incomplete pass attempt.
AvgYards Per INTThe average number of yards per interception.
Int/GInterceptions Per GameThe average number of interceptions per game.
Blocks
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PuntBlocked PuntsThe total number of blocked punts.
KicksBlocked KicksThe total number of blocked extra point attempts and field goal attempts.
Fumbles
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RcvFumbles RecoveredThe total number recovered fumbles.
YdsFumble Recovered YardsThe total number of yards gained on all recovered fumbles.
CausFumbles CausedWhen the hit of the defender causes a fumble. This is also a tackle. Only one player may be credited with causing a fumble by a ball carrier.

Special Teams

Punt Returns
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# Number of Punt ReturnsThe total number of Punt Returns.
YdsPunt Return YardsThe total yards gained from returned punts.
LngLongest Punt ReturnThe longest recorded Punt Return.
Fair CatFair CatchA player making a fair catch (signaled by the receiver waving his hand above his head while the ball is in flight) is not charged with a return unless he loses possession, in which case he is credited with a return and the team is credited with a fumble. At the discretion of the official scorer, a player will not be charged with a punt return if he does not signal for a fair catch but makes no effort to advance the ball, or the player is tackled by the kicking team without allowing the returner an unimpeded opportunity to field the kick.
KR YdsTotal Return YardsThe total number of yards from kickoff returns.
AvgPunt Return Yards AvgThe average number of yards from punt returns.
AvgPunt AverageThe average number of yards per punt.
Kickoff Returns
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#Number of Kickoff ReturnsThe total number of Kickoff Returns.
YdsKickoff Return YardsThe total yards gained from returning kickoffs.
LngLongest Kickoff ReturnThe longest recorded Kickoff Return.
Total Returns
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YdsTotal Return YardsThe total number of yards gained from Punt Returns and Kickoff Returns.
Punts
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#Number of PuntsThe total number of Punts. If the ball is hiked over the punter's head and the punter is forced to down,it does not count as a punt.
YdsPunt YardsThe total number of yards gained on a punt. Punts are measured from the line of scrimmage to the point where the receiving team first gains or loses possession of the ball; or, if untouched by the receiving team, to the point where the ball is downed by the kicking team, is declared dead or goes out of bounds, except when a punt is declared dead on or behind the goal line (a touchback), the distance of the punt is measured from the line of scrimmage to the goal line. A touchback is any kick reaching the end zone.
LngLongest PuntThe longest recorded Punt.
In 20Punts Inside the 20When a punt is downed, goes out of bounds, or is not returned to the 20-yard line. In order to award a punter with a punt inside the 20, the ball must stay inside the 20 even after the return. Thus, a punt that goes to the 1-yard line, but is returned 20 yards to the 21 is NOT a punt inside the 20.
Kickoffs
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#Number of KickoffsThe total number of Kickoffs.
YdsKickoff YardsThe total number of yards gained on a Kickoff. Kickoffs are measured from the line of scrimmage to the point where the receiving team first gains or loses possession of the ball; or, if untouched by the receiving team, to the point where the ball is recovered by the kicking team, is declared dead or goes out of bounds, except when a kickoff is declared dead on or behind the goal line (a touchback), the distance of the kick is measured from the line of scrimmage to the goal line.
LngLongest KickoffThe longest recorded Kickoff.
Tch BackTouch BackAny kick reaching the end zone.
AvgKickoff AverageThe average number of yards per kickoff.

Scoring

Touchdowns
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RunNumber of Rushing TouchdownsThe total number of Rushing Touchdowns. (Not points)
RecNumber of Receiving TouchdownsThe total number of Receiving Touchdowns. (Not points)
FR Fumble Returned for a Touchdown A fumble returned for a touchdown is scored any time a player recovers a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown, or advances a recovered fumble for a touchdown, and is not the player who originally fumbled the ball.
IRInterceptions Returned for TouchdownNumber of Touchdowns scored by a defensive player on the return of interceptions.
PRPunts Returned for TouchdownsNumber of Touchdowns scored by a special teams player on the return of a punt.
KRKickoffs Returned for TouchdownsNumber of Touchdowns scored by a special teams player on the return of a kickoff.
TotTotal TouchdownsThe total number of rushing, receiving, and miscellaneous touchdowns. (Not points)
TD PtsTotal TD PointsThe total number of touchdown points.
P/GPoints Per GameThe average number of points per game.
Kick PtsTotal Kicking PointsThe total number of kicking points.
TD/GTds Per GameThe average number of touchdowns per game.
PAT Kicks
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MadeNumber of Made PAT KicksThe total number of made PAT Kicks.
AttNumber of PAT AttemptsThe total number of PAT attempts including made PATs.
PtsTotal PAT PointsThe total number points earned from made PATs. (Each PAT is worth one point.)
%PAT Kicking PercentagePAT Kicking Percentage (Made/Att = %).
Conversions
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RunNumber of Rushing ConversionsThe total number of Rushing Conversions.
RecNumber of Receiving ConversionsThe total number of receiving conversions.
PtsTotal Conversions PointsThe total number of rushing, receiving, and defensive return conversion points. (Each worth two points)
TotalPAT ConversionsThe total number of PAT Conversions.
Field Goals
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MadeMade Field GoalsThe total number of made field goals.
AttAttempted Field GoalsThe total number of attempted field goals including made field goals.
LngLongest Field GoalThis is the longest successful field goal kick. All field goals are measured from the spot where the ball is kicked to the goal posts (to the goal line plus 10 yards, since the posts are 10 yards behind the goal line). The spot of the kick is dictated by the same principle as used in determining the line of scrimmage Example: If any part of the ball when kicked rests on or above any yard stripe, credit distance from that yard stripe. If all of the ball rests between yard stripes, credit distance from the yard line nearest the intended goal.
%FG PercentageField Goal Percentage (FG Made/Att = %)
Tot PtsTotal Kicking Points (FG & PAT)The total number of Kicking Points (FG Made + PAT Made).
Kick P/GTotal Kicking Points Per Game (FG & PAT)The average number of Kicking Points per game (FG Made + PAT Made/GP = Kick P/G)
Safeties
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#Number of SafetiesThe total number of Safeties. (Not points)
Total Points
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PtsTotal PointsThe total number of Points earned per athlete.

FAQ Defensive

* 99% of the time there are no more than one tackle and one assist on a given play. Exception: a tackle is made; the ball is fumbled and recovered by the offense, thus causing the need for another tackle.

** Sacks: A sack is a also recorded as a tackle and a tackle for loss. So three categories should get marked on a sack. In high school football you can NOT have a sack for 0 yards, that would go down as a running play.

*** Hurries: A Hurry is when the presense of an on-coming pass rusher forces the QB to either throw the ball away or obviously make a bad throw (the pass must be incomplete or intercepted to award a hurry). A hurry does not involve contact with the quarterback, at least not at the time of the pass (contact after the release of the pass is somewhat necessary in order to award a hurry).

**** Passes Defensed: 99% of the time to award a Pass Defensed the defender MUSTtouch the ball and the pass MUST be incomplete or intercepted. A lineman who blocks or tips a pass can get a pass defensed. Exception: when the defensive player hits the receiver simultaneously at the time the ball would be caught, thus forcing an incomplete pass. It is possible to have more than one pass defensed on a play. Example: A lineman tips the pass, which is then intercepted. Both players get credit for a pass defensed. An interception is NOT a Pass Defensed


Basic Interpretations
END ZONE YARDAGE: Only the yardage from goal line to goal line is recorded statistically, with the single exception of a field goal attempt. In this case, the 10 yards from the goal line to the goal post is added

TIME OF POSSESSION: Time of possession is computed from the first play initiated by Team A from the line of scrimmage until a scoring play is made or loss of possession occurs.

TEAM STATISTICS: there are certain situations where individual losses should be absorbed by team statistics. A team rush should be charged when a quarterback kneels down in order to run out the clock. Also, a team pass attempt should be charged when a quarterback throws a pass into the ground in order to stop the clock. In neither instance should the individual player be charged with the play.

The majority of these stats and definitions are based on the NCAA Football Statisticians' Manual.