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Jeff Wickersham comments on Joe Burrow surpassing his career yardage mark

December 2, 2019

This season, Joe Burrow has broken nearly every LSU record for passing, including single-season yards and touchdowns.

This weekend, he added 352 yards to become LSU’s second all-time leader in career passing yards after just 25 games.

Former LSU quarterback Jeff Wickersham originally became LSU’s all-time leading passer in 1985 with 6,921 yards until Tommy Hodson passed him up with 9,115 yards in 1989. Wickersham held on to that position until Saturday. 

Joe Burrow has now passed for 7,260 yards in his career at LSU. 

“He and Steve Ensminger have done a phenomenal job, and I’m very happy for both of them,” Wickersham said.  “The offense had been so fun to watch this year, and I can’t wait for Joe to win the Heisman - he deserves it!”

Wickersham was the second-leading passer or better in the LSU record books for 34 years. However, it came as a surprise that Burrow hadn’t already surpassed that mark.

“I didn’t realize I still had any records after Burrow blew all them away if the first four games!”

Of course, this achievement was overshadowed by another great accomplishment this weekend. Joe Burrow broke Tim Couch’s record for SEC single-season passing yards and tied Drew Lock’s record for single-season passing touchdowns with 44.

Burrow is also second in school history in career passing touchdowns with 60. Hodson holds that record with 69.

Jeff’s son Kyle Wickersham‍ is an upcoming quarterback prospect and an LSU target. Here are his highlights from Friday’s win over Brother Martin .

Rank Player Yards Year
1 Tommy Hodson 9,115 1989
2 Joe Burrow 7,260 2019
3 Jeff Wickersham 6,921 1985
4 Jamarcus Russell 6,625 2006
5 Jamie Howard 6,158 1995


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