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Big Ten Conference Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Receiving Yards Per Reception

  • Minimum 1.875 receptions per school game.
  • An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
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Since 1956

Year Player Avg School
2012 Devin Smith 20.60 Ohio State
2011 Junior Hemingway* 20.56 Michigan
2010 Junior Hemingway* 18.53 Michigan
2009 Marvin McNutt* 19.82 Iowa
2008 Mark Dell* 18.86 Michigan State
2007 Luke Swan* 18.04 Wisconsin
2006 Andy Brodell* 18.56 Iowa
2005 Deon Butler* 18.68 Penn State
2004 Ernie Wheelwright* 21.80 Minnesota
2003 Jared Ellerson* 20.66 Minnesota
2002 Aaron Hosack* 22.38 Minnesota
2001 Charles Rogers* 21.94 Michigan State
2000 Lee Evans 19.21 Wisconsin
1999 Marcus Knight 21.28 Michigan
1998 Chris Chambers* 20.11 Wisconsin
1997 Damon Gibson 22.43 Iowa
1996 Joe Jurevicius 21.20 Penn State
1995 Terry Glenn* 22.05 Ohio State
1994 Freddie Scott 20.70 Penn State
1993 Joey Galloway* 20.13 Ohio State
1992 Jermaine Ross 22.27 Purdue
1991 Ernest Calloway 19.79 Purdue
1990 Rob Turner* 21.73 Indiana
1989 Jeff Graham* 19.00 Ohio State
1988 Andre Rison* 24.64 Michigan State
1987 Andre Rison* 23.09 Michigan State
1986 Jim Mauro* 20.00 Iowa
1985 Mark Ingram* 21.91 Michigan State
1984 Dwayne McMullen 22.85 Minnesota
1983 Ronnie Harmon 22.03 Iowa
1982 Duane Gunn 21.83 Indiana
1981 Duane Gunn 21.16 Indiana
1980 Doug Donley* 20.63 Ohio State
1979 Doug Donley* 21.62 Ohio State
1978 Ralph Clayton* 21.84 Michigan
1977 Kirk Gibson 24.14 Michigan State
1976 Jim Smith* 27.46 Michigan
1975 Jim Smith* 23.04 Michigan
1974 Jim Smith 18.67 Michigan
1973 Garvin Roberson 16.64 Illinois
1972 Jeff Mack 19.56 Wisconsin
1971 Darryl Stingley 20.39 Purdue
1970 Larry Mialik 21.27 Wisconsin
1969 Frank Foreman 24.41 Michigan State
1968 Barry Crees 18.18 Iowa
1967 Allen Brenner 17.77 Michigan State
1966 Gene Washington 25.07 Michigan State
1965 Gene Washington* 16.34 Michigan State
1964 Kent Kramer 20.12 Minnesota
1963 Paul Krause 23.26 Iowa
1962 Pat Richter* 14.16 Wisconsin
1961 Pat Richter 17.38 Wisconsin
1960 Chuck Bryant 19.76 Ohio State
1959 Johnny Counts 16.53 Illinois
1958 Rich Kreitling 29.91 Illinois
1957 Jim Gibbons 16.31 Iowa
1956 Ron Kramer 19.61 Michigan