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Interception Records

Most Interceptions
Career- 17, Keith McMeans, 1987-90
Season- 9, Keith McMeans, 1987
Game- 3, Eddie Bryant vs. Maryland, 1940
Reece Whitley vs. North Carolina, 1957
Pete Schmidt vs. Davidson, 1968
Mike Pettine vs. NC State, 1986
Keith McMeans vs. NC State, 1987
Anthony Poindexter vs. NC State, 1996
Rodney McLeod vs. Maryland, 2011

Most Int. Returned for TDs
Career- 4, Randy Neal, 1991-94
Season- 2, Randy Neal, 1992 and 1994
Game- 2, Randy Neal vs. Virginia Tech, 1992

Interception Return Yardage
Career-296, Pat Chester, 1978-82
Season-133, Almondo Curry, 2003
Game- 97, Pat Chester vs. James Madison, 1979

Longest Interception Returns

95 Ted Rzempoluch, Maryland, 1961
95 Antwan Harris, North Carolina, 1996
79+ Bill Sinclair, Tulane, 1950
77 Randy Neal, Georgia Tech, 1994
70+ John Duda, Richmond, 1946
69+ Greg McClellan, Duke, 1991
65+ Chase Minnifield, Richmond, 2010
64+ John Pincavage, William & Mary, 1963
64 Bob McGrail, Army, 1971
63+ Tony Blount, North Carolina, 1976
62 Bob Rannigan, Navy, 1968
62+ Pat Chester, James Madison, 1979
60 Lawrence Bauman, Richmond, 1947
60 Vic Hall*, Richmond, 2008
+ Non-scoring play

Career Interception Leaders

Player Years Int. Yds. Avg. TD
1. Keith McMeans 1987-90 17 88 5.2 0
2. Pat Chester 1978-82 16 296 18.5 0
3. Ronde Barber 1994-96 15 112 7.5 0
Marcus Hamilton 2002-06 15 127 8.5 0
5. Kevin Cook 1986-89 14 80 5.7 1
6. Chase Minnifield 2008-11 13 164 3.4 1
7. Bryan Shumock 1977-80 12 209 17.4 1
Joe Crocker 1992-95 12 76 6.3 1
Anthony Poindexter 1995-98 12 141 11.8 0
10. Pete Schmidt 1967-69 11 50 4.5 0
Andy Minton 1968-70 11 140 12.7 1
Derrick Glasper 1975-78 11 119 10.8 0
Jason Wallace 1987-90 11 72 6.5 1
Keith Lyle 1990-93 11 142 12.9 0
Shernard Newby 1999-02 11 40 3.6 0
16. Bill Dudley 1939-41 10 159 15.9 1
Bill King 1950-52 10 114 11.4 1
George Stetter 1964-66 10 161 16.1 0
Steve Sroba 1971-73 10 56 5.6 0
Percy Ellsworth 1992-95 10 32 3.2 0
Paul London 1992-95 10 20 2.0 0

Annual Interception Leaders

Year Player Int. Yds. Avg. TD
1940 Bill Dudley 6 83 13.8 1
1941 John Neff 5 54 10.8 0
Bill Suhling 5 45 9.0 0
1942 Ed Kreich 4 70 17.5 0
Tabb Gillette 4 40 10.0 0
1944 Lucien Burnett 4 57 14.3 0
1946 Ray Brown 2 43 21.5 0
1947 Whitey Michels 3 0 0.0 0
1948 Steve Osisek 3 45 15.0 0
Whitey Michels 3 3 1.0 0
1949 Steve Osisek 3 60 20.0 0
Gene Schroeder 3 24 8.0 0
1950 Tom Berry 2 36 18.0 0
Jimmy Lesane 2 17 8.5 0
Norman Scott 2 5 2.5 0
1951 Jimmy Lesane 4 71 17.8 1
1952 Bill King 6 83 13.8 0
1953 John Polzer 2 29 14.5 0
Henry Strempek 2 18 9.0 0
1954 Rives Bailey 4 56 14.0 0
1955 Rives Bailey 2 7 3.5 0 

Herb Hartwell 2 3 1.5 0
1956 Alan Reynolds 2 38 19.0 0
Jim Keyser 2 22 11.0 0
1957 Reece Whitley (led ACC) 5 81 16.2 0
1958 Sonny Randle 2 32 16.0 0
1959 Eight players tied with one
1960 Carl Kuhn 4 39 9.8 0
1961 Stan Fischer 4 44 11.0 0
1962 Gary Cuozzo 4 36 9.0 0
Bobby Freeman 4 18 4.5 0
1963 Tom Krebs (led ACC) 4 20 5.0 0
1964 Jim Donley 2 26 13.0 0
1965 George Stetter 4 99 24.8 0
1966 George Stetter 5 40 8.0 0
1967 Pete Schmidt 3 30 10.0 0
1968 Pete Schmidt 6 5 0.8 0
1969 Andy Minton 4 13 3.3 0
1970 Andy Minton 3 82 27.3 1
Russ Bauda 3 24 8.0 0
1971 Steve Sroba 3 0 0.0 0
1972 Doug Jones 3 32 10.6 0
Steve Sroba 3 31 10.3 0
1973 Steve Sroba 4 25 6.3 0
1974 Eric Dahlgren 4 28 7.0 0
1975 Butch Powers 3 15 5.0 0
1976 Tony Blount 3 96 32.0 0
1977 Derrick Glasper (led ACC) 5 104 20.8 0
1978 Bryan Shumock 4 41 10.3 0
1979 Pat Chester 5 103 20.6 0
1980 Bryan Shumock (led ACC) 5 56 11.2 0
1981 Keith Lee 3 26 8.7 0
1982 Pat Chester 6 125 20.8 0
1983 Bart Farinholt 4 55 13.8 0
1984 Ray Daly (led ACC) 6 55 9.2 0
1985 Scott Lageman 2 20 10.0 0
Kevin Gould 2 5 2.5 0
1986 Mike Pettine 5 36 7.2 0
1987 Keith McMeans (led nation, ACC) 9 35 3.9 0
1988 Keith McMeans (led ACC) 5 49 9.8 0
1989 Jason Wallace 5 44 8.8 0
1990 Keith McMeans 3 4 1.3 0
Jason Wallace 3 8 2.7 0
1991 Keith Lyle 2 68 34.0 0
Carl Smith 2 19 9.5 0
1992 Keith Lyle 4 31 7.8 0
1993 Keith Lyle 5 43 8.6 0
1994 Ronde Barber (led ACC) 8 56 7.0 0
1995 Percy Ellsworth 6 21 3.5 0
Paul London 6 20 3.3 0
1996 Stephen Phelan 4 21 5.3 0
Anthony Poindexter 4 58 14.5 0
1997 Anthony Poindexter 4 55 13.8 0
1998 Adrian Burnim 4 36 9.0 0
1999 Jerton Evans 4 1 0.2 0
2000 Ahmad Hawkins 4 31 7.8 0
2001 Shernard Newby 5 39 7.8 0
2002 Shernard Newby 3 1 0.3 0
2003 Almondo Curry (led ACC) 6 133 22.2 1
2004 Marcus Hamilton 4 -2 -0.5 0
2005 Marcus Hamilton (led ACC) 6 28 4.7 0
2006 Marcus Hamilton 5 101 20.2 0
2007 Jeffrey Fitzgerald 2 25 12.5 1
Ras-I Dowling 2 17 8.5 0
Jon Copper 2 7 3.5 0
2008 Ras-I Dowling 3 0 0.0 0
2009 Chris Cook 4 66 16.5 1
2010 Chase Minnifield 6 80 13.3 0
2011 Rodney McLeod 4 15 3.8 0
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