Alabama's 2011 Targets & Catches Stats

The 2011 season may be over but SB Nation's College Football Stats guru Bill Connelly has been hard at work breaking down the data he's been amassing since the start of September. One stat he's been tracking all season has been Targets & Catches and, we're happy to note, he's released the season totals into the wild.

As we explained when Connelly offered the sneak preview of these numbers at mid season, Targets & Catches measure how many times given players are being thrown to, how often they catch those passes and what yardage they earn once they do.

You can find all of the raw numbers on this ginormous public spreadsheet but here are the numbers on the Alabama players organized from the most targeted receiver to the least. Definitions are below the chart and after the jump you'll find the numbers broken down by standard and passing downs.

Alabama Receivers on All Passes
Player Targets Catches Yards Catch Rate YdsPer Target Target % YdsPer Catch
Marquis Maze 87 56 627 64.40% 7.2 23.80% 11.2
Brad Smelley 51 41 395 80.40% 7.7 14% 9.6
Darius Hanks 47 31 386 66% 8.2 12.90% 12.5
Trent Richardson 40 31 349 77.50% 8.7 11% 11.3
Michael Williams 28 18 201 64.30% 7.2 7.70% 11.2
Kenny Bell 24 18 281 75% 11.7 6.60% 15.6
DeAndrew White 23 14 145 60.90% 6.3 6.30% 10.4
Kevin Norwood 20 15 268 75% 13.4 5.50% 17.9
Brandon Gibson 17 14 140 82.40% 8.2 4.70% 10
Eddie Lacy 12 11 131 91.70% 10.9 3.30% 11.9
Chris Underwood 7 4 24 57.10% 3.4 1.90% 6
Christion Jones 5 3 49 60% 9.8 1.40% 16.3
Blake Sims 2 2 18 100% 9 0.50% 9
Harrison Jones 1 1 11 100% 11 0.30% 11
Brian Vogler 1 1 6 100% 6 0.30% 6

Targets = receptions plus incompletions targeting a given receiver.

Catches = receptions.

Yards = receiving yards

Catch Rate = catches / targets

Yards Per Target = yards / targets

Target % = the percentage of a team's passes targeting a given receiver.

%SD = the percent of a players targets that came on standard downs.

UPDATE: If you would like to compare Alabama's performance to the rest of the conference, all you need to do is follow this here link over to Team Speed Kills. There you'll find these Target & Catches numbers for all of the SEC.

Alabama Receivers on Standard Downs
Player Targets Catches Yards Catch Rate Yds Per Target Target % Yds Per Catch %SD
Marquis Maze 50 35 335 70% 6.7 21% 9.6 57.50%
Brad Smelley 33 28 268 84.80% 8.1 13.90% 9.6 64.70%
Darius Hanks 30 20 264 66.70% 8.8 12.60% 13.2 63.80%
Trent Richardson 28 21 267 75% 9.5 11.80% 12.7 70%
Michael Williams 24 17 177 70.80% 7.4 10.10% 10.4 85.70%
Kenny Bell 14 12 215 85.70% 15.4 5.90% 17.9 58.30%
DeAndrew White 15 10 78 66.70% 5.2 6.30% 7.8 65.20%
Kevin Norwood 14 12 221 85.70% 15.8 5.90% 18.4 70%
Brandon Gibson 10 9 89 90% 8.9 4.20% 9.9 58.80%
Eddie Lacy 7 7 65 100% 9.3 2.90% 9.3 58.30%
Chris Underwood 6 4 24 66.70% 4 2.50% 6 85.70%
Christion Jones 4 2 41 50% 10.3 1.70% 20.5 80%
Blake Sims 1 1 8 100% 8 0.40% 8 50%
Harrison Jones 1 1 11 100% 11 0.40% 11 100%
Brian Vogler 1 1 6 100% 6 0.40% 6 100%

Alabama Receivers on passing downs
Player Targets Catches Yards Catch Rate YdsPer Target Target % YdsPer Catch
Marquis Maze 37 21 292 56.80% 7.9 29.10% 13.9
Brad Smelley 18 13 127 72.20% 7.1 14.20% 9.8
Darius Hanks 17 11 122 64.70% 7.2 13.40% 11.1
Trent Richardson 12 10 82 83.30% 6.8 9.40% 8.2
Michael Williams 4 1 24 25% 6 3.10% 24
Kenny Bell 10 6 66 60% 6.6 7.90% 11
DeAndrew White 8 4 67 50% 8.4 6.30% 16.8
Kevin Norwood 6 3 47 50% 7.8 4.70% 15.7
Brandon Gibson 7 5 51 71.40% 7.3 5.50% 10.2
Eddie Lacy 5 4 66 80% 13.2 3.90% 16.5
Chris Underwood 1 0 0 0% 0 0.80% 0
Christion Jones 1 1 8 100% 8 0.80% 8
Blake Sims 1 1 10 100% 10 0.80% 10
Harrison Jones 0 0 0 0% 0 0% 0
Brian Vogler 0 0 0 0% 0 0% 0
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