Rushing totals revised for Arizona Wildcats legend Art Luppino

Art Luppino

Art Luppino

Anthony Gimino of TucsonCitizen.com writes that Art Luppino has gained 10 rushing yards this week despite playing his last game with Arizona 57 years ago. The Arizona football media guide lists the “Cactus Comet” as having 3,371 yards, but Gimino noticed the NCAA record book lists Luppino with 3,381. Blair Willis of the UA athletic department’s Communication Services office verified through research that Luppino rushed for 3,381 yards.

UA junior running back Ka’Deem Carey is in hot pursuit of Luppino’s career touchdown record at Arizona and Trung Canidate’s UA rushing record. Here are the Top 10 rushers in Arizona history with Luppino’s revised totals:

No. Yards Name Hometown Att. Avg. Years
1. 3824 Trung Canidate Phoenix 604 6.3 1996-99
2. 3501 Ontiwaun Carter Granada Hills (Calif.) 805 4.3 1991-94
3. 3381 Art Luppino La Jolla (Calif.) 513 6. 1953-56
4. 3163 Mike Bell Phoenix 678 4.7 2002-05
5. 3096 Hubie Oliver Elyria (Ohio) 649 4.8 1977-80
6. 2957 Nic Grigsby Long Beach (Calif.) 572 5.2 2007-10
7. 2785 Ka’Deem Carey Tucson 467 5.9 2011-
8. 2571 David Adams Tucson 600 4.3 1984-86
9. 2530 Clarence Farmer Houston 521 4.9 2000-03
10. 2397 Keola Antolin Las Vegas (Nev.) 500 4.8 2008-10

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