Davien Kuinlan was asked by his center Brian Jockers how many yards he needed to become Nassau County's all-time leading rusher. Better Google it.
"I didn't even know," said Kuinlan, the Red Devils senior quarterback. "I don't really care about that stuff. He went and looked it up."
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The search showed that Kuinlan needed 78 yards. And it took him just two carries to get them.
On his first two rushes in Plainedge's 35-0 win over Floral Park Saturday, Kuinlan ran for TDs of 48 and 50 yards to break the record and help Plainedge (8-0) complete an unbeaten season.
He had 114 yards on three carries -- he didn't play after the second quarter -- and has 5,878 career yards as he enters the playoffs. He broke the previous Nassau record held by Jerone Pettus, who ran for 5,841 yards for Roosevelt and Freeport between 1996 and 1999. Kuinlan is now third on Long Island's all-time rushing list, trailing Miguel Maysonet of Riverhead (5,963) and Jason Gwaltney of North Babylon (7,800).
How much pride does Kuinlan take in the record?
"None at all," he said. "It's the team's record, not mine. It's 100 percent the team. The way they help me get better at practice, the way they block every play. I couldn't do it without them."
He gave credit to those who opened a hole in the record books for him. Guys like Jockers, Steve McCartney, Tyler Wiegmann, Walter Kowalczyk, Joe Faranello and others.
"He is being very modest," Jockers said. "But it's great to finally have that record now."
Kuinlan ran his way into the record book one week after Dylan Burns kicked his way in. The senior kicker became Long Island's all-time leader in extra-points, breaking the record of 121 held by Sean Moller of East Islip. He converted all five attempts Saturday -- he's 42-for-42 this season -- and has 129 career extra-points.
"I take a lot of pride in it but it's mostly a team award," Burns said. "Without the line blocking, without the receivers catching, without Davien scoring those touchdowns, nothing can happen."
It took just 36 seconds for Kuinlan to score a touchdown Saturday, taking a sweep 48 yards.
Kuinlan later passed downfield to Bryan Flynn, who reached over the cornerback to make the grab and ran for a 70-yard touchdown to open a 14-0 lead.
With 4:48 left in the first, Kuinlan cut toward the sideline and rushed 50 yards for the touchdown, setting the record along the way. He was presented with the game ball, and his parents came onto the field.
"When he started, I never thought about him breaking the record because we played him at quarterback a lot," Plainedge coach Rob Shaver said. "We're not stupid, we realized how good he was and said let's eliminate the middle man and snap it to him and run it."
A 40-yard run by Jake Esposito set up a 15-yard touchdown run by Anthony Pantino. Kuinlan then connected with Nick Checchia for a 39-yard score.
Plainedge now heads to the playoffs, where it has lost in the Conference III final the last four years. That's a streak Nassau's leading rusher is looking to stop.
"I don't believe in my own stats, I believe in the team," Kuinlan said. "I would trade every yard for a county championship."
All 5,878 of them.