With this being Labor Day, we honor these former Wildcats who went above and beyond their line of work …
FOOTBALL SCHOOL RECORDS
Most Career Rushing Attempts: Ontiwaun Carter, 815 carries in 46 games from 1991-94. That averages to 17.7 carries a game, a hefty load, especially for a scatback. The next highest attempts is Mike Bell’s 678 from 2002-05.
Most Career Receptions: Mike Thomas, 259 from 2005-09. That’s also a Pac-12 record, topping ASU’s Derek Hagan by one and USC’s Robert Woods by nine.
Most Consecutive Games Catching a Pass: Dennis Northcutt and Bobby Wade are tied with 42. Northcutt’s streack lasted from Oct. 26, 1996 against Oregon State to Nov. 27, 1999 against ASU. Wade’s streak: Sept. 19, 1999 against Stanford to Nov. 29, 2002 against ASU.
Most Career Passing Attempts: The top three are Nick Foles (1,396 from 2009-11), Willie Tuitama (1,276 from 2005-08) and Tom Tunnicliffe (1,069 from 1980-83).
Most Career Tackles: Linebacker great Ricky Hunley (1980-83) holds the record of 566 from 1980-83 in what is the most physically demanding of all stats.
Three-Time All-Pac-10/12 selections: These guys improved their level of excellence in at least three consecutive seasons — Hunley (1980-83), center Joe Tofflemire (1986-88), defensive end Tedy Bruschi (1993-95), cornerback Chris McAlister (1996-98), linebacker and linebacker Lance Briggs (2000-02).
BASKETBALL SCHOOL RECORDS
Career Games Played: Kyle Fogg tops the list with 139 from 2008-12, followed by Jason Gardner (136 from 1999-2003) and Sean Elliott (133 from 1985-89).
Career Games Started: Gardner is No. 1 at 135 games, followed by Elliott’s 133 and Mustafa Shakur’s 129 from 2003-07.
Career Minutes Played: Gardner, now an assistant at Memphis under former UA player/assistant coach Josh Pastner, tops the charts with 4,825 from 1999-2003, followed by Elliott’s 4,499 and Steve Kerr’s 4,136 from 1983-88.
Lute Olson on Gardner (in an interview with Pac12.com): “He’s such a good person. Tremendous leader. He didn’t turn the ball over a lot and he always got the ball to the open man. He still ended up being the all-time point guard scorer (1,984 career points) at Arizona and we’ve had some pretty good point guards go through that school.”
BASEBALL SCHOOL RECORDS
Career Innings Pitched: Preston Guilmet’s 416 2/3 innings from 2006-09 tops the UA charts in overall games. In Pac-12 games, Ed Vosberg (1980-83) is No. 1 at 273.1.
Career Complete Games: Don Lee recorded a record 36 from 1954-56.
Career Games Played: Chip Hale (19847) is No. 1 at 255 games.
Consecutive Games Played: Hale’s 255 is also the record in this category.