Among elite company

Denker has chance to join elusive QB club

2013-11-16T00:00:00Z Denker has chance to join elusive QB clubMike Christy / Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Arizona quarterback B.J. Denker has thrown for 1,688 yards and rushed for 645 yards so far this season.

In the history of college football, only fourteen quarterbacks have passed for 2,000 yards and rushed for 1,000 in the same season.

Two of them — Clemson’s Woody Dantzler and Michigan’s Denard Robinson — did it with Rich Rodriguez calling plays.

B.J. Denker has an outside shot at joining the very exclusive club. Arizona’s senior quarterback needs 355 rushing yards and 312 passing yards over the UA’s final four games of the season to join them. (And yes, we’re counting a bowl game here.)

Here’s a look at the quarterbacks who have accomplished the feat:

Quarterback School Year Passing Rushing

Woody Dantzler Clemson 2001 2,360 1,004

Brad Smith Missouri 2002 2,333 1,029

Brad Smith Missouri 2005 2,304 1,301

Vince Young Texas 2005 3,036 1,050

Dan LeFevour Central Michigan 2007 3,652 1,122

Joe Webb UAB 2008 2,367 1,021

Joe Webb UAB 2009 2,229 1,427

Colin Kaepernick Nevada 2008 2,849 1,130

Colin Kaepernick Nevada 2009 2,052 1,183

Dwight Dasher Middle Tennessee 2009 2,789 1,154

Cameron Newton Auburn 2010 2,038 1,297

Denard Robinson Michigan 2010 2,229 1,538

Denard Robinson Michigan 2011 2,173 1,176

Chandler Harnish Northern Illinois 2011 3,221 1,379

Johnny Manziel Texas A&M 2012 3,706 1,410

Taylor Martinez Nebraska 2012 2,871 1,019

Braxton Miller Ohio State 2012 2,039 1,271

Cody Fajardo Nevada 2012 2,786 1,121

Jordan Lynch Northern Illinois 2012 3,138 1,815

Jordan Lynch Northern Illinois 2013 2,216 1,273

Contact reporter Daniel Berk at dberk@azstarnet.com or 573-4330. On Twitter @DSBerk

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