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Career Leaders and Records for Receptions

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Since 1956

Rank Player Rec From To Last School
1.Justin Hardy* 387 2011 2014 East Carolina
2.Ryan Broyles* 349 2008 2011 Oklahoma
3.Taylor Stubblefield* 325 2001 2004 Purdue
4.Tommy Shuler* 322 2011 2014 Marshall
5.Tyron Carrier* 320 2008 2011 Houston
6.Josh Davis* 306 2001 2004 Marshall
 Eric Page* 306 2009 2011 Toledo
 Jordan White* 306 2007 2011 Western Michigan
9.Antonio Brown* 305 2007 2009 Central Michigan
10.Taurean Henderson* 303 2002 2005 Texas Tech
11.Kendall Wright* 302 2008 2011 Baylor
12.Arnold Jackson 300 1997 2000 Louisville
13.Trevor Insley 298 1996 1999 Nevada
14.Freddie Barnes* 297 2006 2009 Bowling Green State
15.Geoff Noisy 295 1995 1998 Nevada
16.Nelson Spruce 294 2012 2015 Colorado
17.Davone Bess* 293 2005 2007 Hawaii
 Rashaun Woods* 293 2000 2003 Oklahoma State
19.Dorien Bryant* 292 2004 2007 Purdue
 Jarett Dillard* 292 2005 2008 Rice
 Jason Rivers* 292 2003 2007 Hawaii
22.Patrick Edwards* 291 2008 2011 Houston
23.Bryan Anderson* 290 2006 2009 Central Michigan
24.J.D. McKissic* 289 2011 2015 Arkansas State
25.Tavon Austin* 288 2009 2012 West Virginia
26.Greg Salas* 285 2007 2010 Hawaii
 Emmanuel Sanders* 285 2006 2009 Southern Methodist
28.Jamison Crowder* 283 2011 2014 Duke
 Conner Vernon* 283 2009 2012 Duke
 Ryan Wolfe 283 2006 2009 Nevada-Las Vegas
31.Troy Edwards 280 1996 1998 Louisiana Tech
 David Williams 280 1982 1985 Illinois
33.Tajae Sharpe 277 2012 2015 Massachusetts
34.Nick Harwell* 273 2010 2014 Kansas
35.Vincent Marshall* 272 2003 2006 Houston
 Darius Watts* 272 2000 2003 Marshall
37.Michael Floyd* 271 2008 2011 Notre Dame
38.Rashad Greene* 270 2011 2014 Florida State
39.A.J. Harris 268 2005 2008 New Mexico State
 Dwayne Harris* 268 2007 2010 East Carolina
 Naaman Roosevelt* 268 2006 2009 Buffalo
42.John Standeford* 266 2000 2003 Purdue
 Aaron Turner 266 1989 1992 Pacific
44.Terance Mathis 263 1985 1989 New Mexico
45.Jerrel Jernigan* 262 2007 2010 Troy
 Chad Mackey 262 1993 1996 Louisiana Tech
 Jordan Matthews* 262 2010 2013 Vanderbilt
 John Simon 262 1998 2001 Louisiana Tech
 Mark Templeton 262 1983 1986 Long Beach State
 J.R. Tolver 262 1999 2002 San Diego State
51.Howard Twilley 261 1963 1965 Tulsa
 Brandon Wimberly* 261 2009 2013 Nevada
53.Cody Hoffman* 260 2010 2013 Brigham Young
 Jamarko Simmons* 260 2005 2008 Western Michigan
55.Marcus Harris 259 1993 1996 Wyoming
 Wes Welker* 259 2000 2003 Texas Tech
57.Derek Hagan* 258 2002 2005 Arizona State
 Ryne Robinson* 258 2003 2006 Miami (OH)
59.Cole Beasley* 255 2008 2011 Southern Methodist
 Eric Ward* 255 2010 2013 Texas Tech
61.Tyler Boyd* 254 2013 2015 Pittsburgh
 Jakeem Grant* 254 2012 2015 Texas Tech
63.Justin Blackmon* 253 2009 2011 Oklahoma State
64.Braylon Edwards* 252 2001 2004 Michigan
 Ryan Swope* 252 2009 2012 Texas A&M
 Robert Woods* 252 2010 2012 Southern California
67.Jovon Bouknight* 250 2002 2005 Wyoming
68.Tyler Lockett* 249 2011 2014 Kansas State
69.Nate Burleson 248 2000 2002 Nevada
 Eric Deslauriers 248 2003 2006 Eastern Michigan
 Chandler Jones* 248 2010 2013 San Jose State
 Marqise Lee* 248 2011 2013 Southern California
 Jordan Shipley* 248 2006 2009 Texas
74.Chase Coffman* 247 2005 2008 Missouri
75.James Jordan 246 1998 2000 Louisiana Tech
 Chris Williams 246 2005 2008 New Mexico State
77.Matt Miller* 244 2011 2014 Boise State
 Troy Walters 244 1996 1999 Stanford
79.Isaiah Jones* 241 2013 2015 East Carolina
 Brandon Stokley 241 1995 1998 Louisiana-Lafayette
 Roy Williams* 241 2000 2003 Texas
82.JaJuan Dawson* 240 1996 1999 Tulane
 Shaq Washington* 240 2011 2015 Cincinnati
 Sammy Watkins* 240 2011 2013 Clemson
85.Chad Owens* 239 2001 2004 Hawaii
86.Rashard Higgins* 238 2013 2015 Colorado State
 Greg Jennings 238 2002 2005 Western Michigan
 Detron Lewis* 238 2007 2010 Texas Tech
 Dante Ridgeway 238 2002 2004 Ball State
 Reggie Williams* 238 2001 2003 Washington
91.Ryan Grice-Mullen* 237 2005 2007 Hawaii
 Noel Grigsby* 237 2010 2013 San Jose State
93.Earl Bennett 236 2005 2007 Vanderbilt
 Marc Zeno 236 1984 1987 Tulane
95.Steve Neal 235 1997 2000 Western Michigan
 Jason Wolf 235 1989 1992 Southern Methodist
97.Delwyn Daigre 234 1998 2001 Louisiana Tech
 Corey Davis* 234 2013 2015 Western Michigan
 Jeff Webb 234 2001 2005 San Diego State
 Jeffrey Webb 234 2001 2005 San Diego State
101.Davante Adams* 233 2012 2013 Fresno State
 Jeff Fuller* 233 2008 2011 Texas A&M
 Sterling Shepard* 233 2012 2015 Oklahoma
104.Darius Johnson* 232 2009 2012 Southern Methodist
 Aaron Kelly* 232 2005 2008 Clemson
 Charles Sharon* 232 2002 2005 Bowling Green State
 Shane Williams-Rhodes* 232 2012 2015 Boise State
108.Michael Crabtree* 231 2007 2008 Texas Tech
 Ryan McGuffey 231 2000 2003 Wyoming
 Ryan Yarborough* 231 1990 1993 Wyoming
111.Jerry Hendren 230 1967 1969 Idaho
 Bobby Wade 230 1999 2002 Arizona
 Cody Wilson* 230 2009 2012 Central Michigan
114.Eugene Baker 229 1995 1998 Kent State
 Michael Campanaro* 229 2010 2013 Wake Forest
 Casey Fitzgerald 229 2005 2008 North Texas
 T.Y. Hilton* 229 2008 2011 Florida International
 Austin Pettis* 229 2007 2010 Boise State
 Stephen Williams 229 2006 2009 Toledo
120.Amari Cooper* 228 2012 2014 Alabama
 Josh Harper* 228 2011 2014 Fresno State
122.Eric Decker* 227 2006 2009 Minnesota
 Gabe Marks* 227 2012 2015 Washington State
 Alex Van Dyke 227 1994 1995 Nevada
 Markus Wheaton* 227 2009 2012 Oregon State
126.Brandin Cooks* 226 2011 2013 Oregon State
 Kerry Meier* 226 2006 2009 Kansas
128.David Anderson* 223 2002 2005 Colorado State
 Nehemiah Glover* 223 2001 2004 Texas Tech
 Willie Snead* 223 2011 2013 Ball State
131.D.J. Foster* 222 2012 2015 Arizona State
 Orlando Iglesias 222 1997 2001 Houston
 Lance Moore* 222 2001 2004 Toledo
 Deronnie Pitts 222 1997 2000 Stanford
 James Rodgers* 222 2007 2011 Oregon State
136.Dennis Pitta* 221 2004 2009 Brigham Young
137.Mark Clayton* 220 2001 2004 Oklahoma
 Mike Hass* 220 2003 2005 Oregon State
 Manny Hazard 220 1989 1990 Houston
140.Dezmon Briscoe* 219 2007 2009 Kansas
 Keyarris Garrett* 219 2011 2015 Tulsa
 Scotty McKnight* 219 2007 2010 Colorado
143.B.J. Cunningham* 218 2008 2011 Michigan State
 Jaxon Shipley* 218 2011 2014 Texas
145.Ibn Green 217 1996 1999 Louisville
 Kevin Lockett 217 1993 1996 Kansas State
 Dennis Northcutt 217 1996 1999 Arizona
148.Desmond Clark 216 1995 1998 Wake Forest
 Carlos Francis* 216 2000 2003 Texas Tech
 Dwayne Jarrett* 216 2004 2006 Southern California
 Steve Odom* 216 2003 2006 Toledo
152.Austin Collie* 215 2004 2008 Brigham Young
 Cole Magner* 215 2001 2004 Bowling Green State
 Nate Poole* 215 1997 2000 Marshall
 Roydell Williams* 215 2000 2004 Tulane
156.Josh Doctson* 214 2011 2015 Texas Christian
 Nichiren Flowers* 214 2002 2005 Nevada
 Darrin Nelson 214 1977 1981 Stanford
159.James Newson* 213 2000 2003 Oregon State
 Briggs Orsbon* 213 2008 2011 Ball State
161.Daniel Braverman* 212 2012 2015 Western Michigan
 Duke Calhoun* 212 2006 2009 Memphis
 Justin Colbert* 212 1999 2002 Hawaii
 Quan Cosby* 212 2005 2008 Texas
 Damon Savage 212 1996 1999 Tulsa
166.Hart Lee Dykes* 211 1985 1988 Oklahoma State
 Robert Redd 211 1998 2002 Bowling Green State
 Ron Sellers* 211 1966 1968 Florida State
 Kevin Walter 211 1999 2002 Eastern Michigan
 Rodney Wright* 211 1998 2001 Fresno State
171.Donnie Avery* 210 2004 2007 Houston
 Stedman Bailey* 210 2010 2012 West Virginia
 D'Wayne Bates* 210 1995 1998 Northwestern
 Isaiah Burse* 210 2010 2013 Fresno State
 Billy McMullen* 210 1999 2002 Virginia
 Armand Robinson* 210 2007 2010 Miami (OH)
 Mohamed Sanu* 210 2009 2011 Rutgers
178.Vincent Brown* 209 2007 2010 San Diego State
 Juron Criner* 209 2008 2011 Arizona
 Brent Leonard* 209 2009 2012 Louisiana-Monroe
 Kealoha Pilares* 209 2007 2010 Hawaii
182.Martin Nance* 208 2002 2005 Miami (OH)
 Kendall Newson 208 1999 2001 Middle Tennessee State
 Craig Yeast 208 1995 1998 Kentucky
185.Keary Colbert* 207 2000 2003 Southern California
 Brian Leonard* 207 2003 2006 Rutgers
 Kenny McKinley* 207 2005 2008 South Carolina
 Jason Phillips 207 1987 1988 Houston
 Ladaris Vann* 207 1999 2002 Cincinnati
 Donovan Varner 207 2008 2011 Duke
 Peter Warrick 207 1995 1999 Florida State
192.Deandre Hopkins* 206 2010 2012 Clemson
 Jordy Nelson* 206 2005 2007 Kansas State
 Jock Sanders* 206 2007 2010 West Virginia
195.Keenan Allen* 205 2010 2012 California
 Quinshad Davis* 205 2012 2015 North Carolina
197.Danny Amendola* 204 2004 2007 Texas Tech
 Matt Bellini 204 1987 1990 Brigham Young
 Titus Davis* 204 2011 2014 Central Michigan
 Terrence Edwards* 204 1999 2002 Georgia
 Mardy Gilyard* 204 2005 2009 Cincinnati
 Dominick Goodman* 204 2005 2008 Cincinnati
 Kareem Kelly* 204 1999 2002 Southern California
 Justin McCareins 204 1997 2000 Northern Illinois
 Kenny Stills* 204 2010 2012 Oklahoma
 Tim Stratton* 204 1998 2001 Purdue
 Titus Young* 204 2007 2010 Boise State
208.Jaydon Mickens* 203 2012 2015 Washington
 Greg Orton* 203 2005 2008 Purdue
 Martin Rucker* 203 2004 2007 Missouri
 Dominic Rufran* 203 2011 2014 Wyoming
 Jalen Saunders* 203 2010 2013 Oklahoma
 Charles Sims* 203 2009 2013 West Virginia
 Mack Vincent 203 2000 2003 Louisiana-Monroe
215.Jared Abbrederis* 202 2010 2013 Wisconsin
 Casey Flair 202 2005 2008 Nevada-Las Vegas
 Juaquin Iglesias* 202 2005 2008 Oklahoma
 Geoff McArthur* 202 2000 2004 California
 Alonzo Russell* 202 2012 2015 Toledo
 Devin Street* 202 2010 2013 Pittsburgh
 Laquon Treadwell* 202 2013 2015 Mississippi
 Brandon Williams* 202 2002 2005 Wisconsin
 Terrance Williams* 202 2009 2012 Baylor
 Carl Winston 202 1990 1993 New Mexico
225.Deontay Greenberry* 201 2012 2014 Houston
 Alec Lemon* 201 2009 2012 Syracuse
 Garrett Mills* 201 2002 2005 Tulsa
 Johnnie Morton* 201 1990 1993 Southern California
 Jordan Payton* 201 2012 2015 UCLA
230.Jerricho Cotchery* 200 2000 2003 North Carolina State
 Mike Davis* 200 2010 2013 Texas
 Keith Edwards 200 1980 1984 Vanderbilt
 Justin Gage 200 1999 2002 Missouri
 Michael Larkin* 200 2001 2004 Miami (OH)
 Lee Mays 200 1998 2001 Texas-El Paso
 Jordan Williams* 200 2012 2015 Ball State
237.Dante Love* 199 2005 2008 Ball State
 Cody Slate* 199 2006 2009 Marshall
239.Chris Collins* 198 2000 2003 Mississippi
 Jarrett Hicks* 198 2003 2006 Texas Tech
 Brad Muster* 198 1984 1987 Stanford
242.Derek Abney 197 2000 2003 Kentucky
 Will Blackwell 197 1994 1996 San Diego State
 Richard Buchanan 197 1987 1990 Northwestern
 James Cleveland* 197 2007 2010 Houston
 Gerald Harp 197 1977 1980 Western Carolina
 Carlos Harris* 197 2012 2015 North Texas
 Eric Thomas* 197 2010 2013 Troy
 Jeremy Williams 197 2006 2009 Tulane
250.Wes Caswell 196 1993 1998 Tulsa
 Ryan Grant* 196 2009 2013 Tulane
 Jeremy Johnson* 196 2010 2013 Southern Methodist
 Ron Johnson* 196 1998 2001 Minnesota
 Mickey Peters* 196 2000 2003 Texas Tech