Sinotte only 10 catches shy of CIS all-time Top 5 list

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OTTAWA (CIS) - The climb up the list of career leaders resumes this weekend for a number of CIS football standouts.

 

At receiver, active leader Charles-Antoine Sinotte of McGill is tied for eighth position on the CIS career leaders list with 168 catches going into Saturday's duel between the Redmen (1-2) and Mount Allison (0-2).

 

Sinotte of Trois-Rivières, Que., who set a CIS single-season record when he hauled in 72 balls back in 2007, could catch both Queen's James MacLean (173) and Regina's Chad Goldie (173) with a five-reception effort against the Mounties and is 10 receptions short of the No. 5 spot on the all-time list held by Windsor's Arjei Franklin (178).

 

At quarterback, Guelph's Justin Dunk, Western Ontario's Michael Faulds and Queen's Dan Brannagan - should he be back on the field after being sidelined due to an injury last week - could all join a very select group of pivots who passed for 9,000 yards or more during their university days.

 

Dunk of Guelph, Ont., who tops the nation this fall with 1,091 passing yards through three games for an average of 364 per outing, is the leader among active quarterbacks with 8,758 career yards, which is good for seventh place on the CIS all-time list.

 

Faulds of Eden Mills, Ont., and Brannagan of Burlington, Ont., rank eighth and ninth on the career list with 8,722 and 8,693 yards, respectively.

 

Matt Connell, who played his final campaign at McGill a year ago, holds the CIS record of 10,455 yards through the air. McMaster's Ben Chapdelaine (9,974), Ottawa's Josh Sacobie (9,885) and Regina's Teale Orban (9,449) are the other members of the 9,000-yard club.

 

Last Saturday, Faulds became the 10th player in CIS history to attempt 1,000 passes over his career and he enters the weekend ranked eighth all-time with 1,020 throws, tops among active pivots. Dunk is one attempt short of 1,000 going into the fourth week of action, while Brannagan sits at 994.

 

Faulds is also the active leader with 616 completions and needs to hit his targets 22 times this week to break Sacobie's OUA career mark of 637 and move into third place on the CIS all-time list.

 

Faulds and Dunk face off Saturday at 1 p.m. (The Score) when the No.2-ranked Mustangs (3-0) visit the No.10-Gryphons (2-1). Brannagan's No.5-Gaels (3-0) host York (0-3), also at 1 p.m. Saturday.

 

Following are the CIS career leaders in major passing categories, as well as receptions, field goals, all-purpose touchdowns and scoring.

 

CIS CAREER LEADERS (regular season only)

 

Passing yards

 

1.         10455  Matt Connell, McGill                           2003-08 **

2.         9974    Ben Chapdelaine, McMaster                1997-01

3.         9885    Josh Sacobie, Ottawa                           2004-08

4.         9449    Teale Orban, Regina                            2004-08

5.         8800   Darryl Leason, Calgary - Regina          1996-98 / 2000-01

6.         8766    Larry Jusdanis, Acadia                                    1991-95

7.         8758    Justin Dunk, Guelph                           2005-present
8.         8722    Michael Faulds, Western                     2005-present
9.         8693    Dan Brannagan, Queen's                   2005-present

10.       8637    Chris Hessel, Western                          1998 / 2001-04

18.       7541    Benoit Groulx, Laval                           2005-present

 

** Connell only dressed for 1 game in 2003 (3-3, 42 yds, 0 TD, 0 INT) which did not count towards his eligibility, as per CIS regulations.

 

Touchdown passes

 

1.         87        Chris Flynn, Saint Mary's                    1987-90

2.         79        Josh Sacobie, Ottawa                           2004-08

3.         76        Teale Orban, Regina                            2004-08

4.         73        Bill Robinson Sr., St. Mary's - Western           1970-73 / 1974

5.         66        Dan Brannagan, Queen's                   2005-present

6.         65        Bill Kubas, Laurier                              1990-94

7.         64        Larry Jusdanis, Acadia                                    1991-95

T8.       63        Greg Vavra, Calgary                            1979-83

T8.       63        Matt Connell, McGill                           2003-08

T10.     62        Chris Hessel, Western                          1998 / 2001-04

T10.     62        Shane Munson, Manitoba                    1999-03

T10.     62        Ryan Pyear, Laurier                             2001-05

13.       60        Darryl Leason, Calgary            - Regina           1996-98 / 2000-01

14.       59        Ben Chapdelaine, McMaster                1997-01

T15.     58        Mathieu Bertrand, Laval                      1998-99 / 2001-03

T15.     58        Justin Dunk, Guelph                           2005-present
T22.     54        Benoit Groulx, Laval                           2005-present
25.       51        Michael Faulds, Western                     2005-present

 

Passing attempts

 

1.         1364    Matt Connell, McGill                           2003-08

2.         1200    Greg Vavra, Calgary                            1979-83

3.         1198    Teale Orban, Regina                            2004-08

4.         1111    Josh Sacobie, Ottawa                           2004-08

5.         1107    Ben Chapdelaine, McMaster                1997-01

6.         1095    Larry Jusdanis, Acadia                                    1991-95

7.         1072    Doug Siemens, Saskatchewan             1981-85

8.         1020    Michael Faulds, Western                     2005-present

9.         1016    Blake Smelser, UBC                            2002-06

10.       1009    Brent Schneider, Saskatchewan                      1992-96

11.       999      Justin Dunk, Guelph                           2005-present
12.       994      Dan Brannagan, Queen's                   2005-present

 

Passing completions

 

1.         816      Matt Connell, McGill                           2003-08
2.         685      Teale Orban, Regina                            2004-08
3.         637      Josh Sacobie, Ottawa                           2004-08
4.         616      Michael Faulds, Western                     2005-present

5.         611      Greg Vavra, Calgary                            1979-83

6.         609      Ben Chapdelaine, McMaster                1997-01

7.         592      Larry Jusdanis, Acadia                                    1991-95

8.         566      Blake Smelser, UBC                            2002-06

9.         551      Mathieu Bertrand, Laval                      1998-99 / 2001-03

10. 550      Justin Dunk, Guelph                           2005-present

T11. 546      Benoit Groulx, Laval                           2005-present

T11.     546      Bill Kubas, Laurier                              1990-94

13.       536      Doug Siemens, Saskatchewan              1981-85

14.       533      Dan Brannagan, Queen's                   2005-present

 

Receptions

 

1.         194      Erik Galas, McGill                               2004-08

2.         189      Andy Fantuz, Western                         2002-05

3.         186      Stefan Ptaszek, Laurier                                    1990-94

4.         185      Chris Evraire, Ottawa                           1994-98

5.         178      Arjei Franklin, Windsor                                   2001-05

T6.       173      James MacLean, Queen's                    1998-01

T6.       173      Chad Goldie, Regina                            2004-08

T8.       168      Grant Davy, Acadia                             1991-95

T8.       168      Charles-Antoine Sinotte, McGill          2006-present

 

Field goals

 

1.         70        Frank Jagas, Western                           1990-94

2.         68        Jamie Boreham, UBC - Sask. - Man    1996 / 1999 / 2001-03

3.         63        Shawn McIsaac, UBC                          2004-08

4.         61        Anand Pillai, McGill                            1999-2003

5.         59        Michael Ray, McMaster                                   2001-04

6.         56        Jadran Mlinarevic, StFX                      1982-86

7.         55        Dave Osiowy, Saskatchewan               1974-78

T8.       54        Terry Baker, Mt. Allison - Acadia        1982-86

T8.       54        Ara Tchobanian, Ottawa                      2003-07

T8.       54        Kevin Reider, Windsor                                    2003-07

T11.     53        Rob Deluca, McMaster                                    1985-88

T11.     53        Matt Kellett, Saskatchewan                  1996-98

T11.     53        Warren Kean, Concordia                     2003-06

T14.     52        Arek Bigos, Waterloo                          1993-97

T14.     52        Norm Nasser, Guelph                          1998-02

T14. 52        Rob Maver, Guelph                             2006-present

T17.     51        Stuart Brindle, Toronto                                    1991-95

T17.     51        David Bradford, Mt. Allison                1996-99

T17.     51        Justin Palardy, Saint Mary's               2006-present

T31.     44        Perri Scarcelli, Regina                                    2005-present

34.       43        Aaron Ifield, Calgary                          2006-present

T35. 42        Christopher Milo, Laval                      2007-present

 

All-purpose touchdowns

 

1.         51        Paul Brule, StFX                                  1964-67

2.         48        Dominic Zagari, Manitoba                   1991-95

3.         47        Jesse Lumsden, McMaster                   2001-04

4.         43        Randy McAuley, Western                    2003-07

T5.       41        Mike Bradley, Waterloo                       1997-01

T5.       41        Andy Fantuz, Western                         2002-05

7.         40        Kojo Aidoo, McMaster                                    1998-02

8.         39        Daryl Stephenson, Windsor                 2004-08

9.         37        Luis Perez, Saint Mary's                      1997-01

10.       37        Mike Giffin, Queen's                          2005-08

T11.     36        Tim Tindale, Western                          1990-93

T11.     36        Pierre-Luc Yao, Laval                          2003-07
13.       35        Jamall Lee, Bishop's                            2005-08

T14.     34        Brian Fryer, Alberta                             1972-75

T14.     34        Sean Reade, Western                           1992-96

T14.     34        Kyle Pyear, McMaster                         1999-03

T17.     33        Eric Walter, McGill - Toronto              1961-62 - 64-65 / 1968-70

T17.     33        Jim Reid, Laurier                                 1976-78

T17.     33        Chris Ciezki, UBC                               2000 / 2004-07

T17.     33        Ivan Birungi, Acadia - Ottawa             2003-06 / 2008

T21.     32        Fabian Rayne, Western                                    1996-00

T21.     32        Phil Côté, Ottawa                                 1996-00

T23.     31        Nick Fitzgibbon, Guelph                     2006-present

 

Scoring (points)

 

1.         410      Neil Lumsden, Ottawa                                     1972-75

2.         392      Frank Jagas, Western                           1990-94

3.         357      Jamie Boreham, UBC-Sask.-Man.       1996 / 1999 / 2001-03

4.         346      Michael Ray, McMaster                                   2000-04

5.         306      Paul Brule, StFX                                  1964-67

6.         296      Dominic Zagari, Manitoba                   1991-95

7.         294      Kevin Reider, Windsor                                    2003-07

T8.       293      Bob Stracina, Acadia                           1975-79

T8.       293      Anand Pillai, McGill                            1999-2003

10.       282      Jesse Lumsden, McMaster                   2001-04

T21.     258      Rob Maver, Guelph                             2006-present

23.       255      Justin Palardy, Saint Mary's               2006-present

26.       251      Perri Scarcelli, Regina                         2005-present

 

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