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Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Receptions

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Since 1956

Season Player Rec School
2014 Amari Cooper 124 Alabama
2013 Davante Adams 131 Fresno State
2012 Marqise Lee* 118 Southern California
2011 Jordan White* 140 Western Michigan
2010 Ryan Broyles* 131 Oklahoma
2009 Freddie Barnes* 155 Bowling Green State
2008 Casey Fitzgerald 113 North Texas
2007 Michael Crabtree* 134 Texas Tech
2006 Davone Bess* 96 Hawaii
2005 Greg Jennings 98 Western Michigan
2004 Dante Ridgeway 105 Ball State
2003 Lance Moore 103 Toledo
2002 Nate Burleson 138 Nevada
2001 Rodney Wright* 104 Fresno State
2000 James Jordan 109 Louisiana Tech
1999 Trevor Insley 134 Nevada
1998 Troy Edwards 140 Louisiana Tech
1997 Eugene Baker 103 Kent State
1996 Damond Wilkins 114 Nevada
1995 Alex Van Dyke 129 Nevada
1994 Alex Van Dyke 98 Nevada
1993 Chris Penn 105 Tulsa
1992 Sherman Smith 103 Houston
1991 Fred Gilbert 106 Houston
1990 Eric Morgan 80 New Mexico
1989 Manny Hazard 142 Houston
1988 Jason Phillips 108 Houston
1987 Jason Phillips 99 Houston
1986 Mark Templeton 99 Long Beach State
1985 Rodney Carter 98 Purdue
1984 David Williams 101 Illinois
1983 Keith Edwards 97 Vanderbilt
1982 Mike Martin 69 Illinois
1981 Tim Kearse* 71 San Jose State
1980 Dave Young* 70 Purdue
1979 Rick Beasley 74 Appalachian State
1978 Dave Petzke 91 Northern Illinois
1977 Wayne Tolleson 73 Western Carolina
1976 Bill Ryckman 77 Louisiana Tech
1975 Dave Quehl 63 Holy Cross
1974 Dwight McDonald 86 San Diego State
1973 Jay Miller 100 Brigham Young
1972 Tom Forzani 85 Utah State
1971 Tom Reynolds 67 San Diego State
1970 Mike Mikolayunas 87 Davidson
1969 Jerry Hendren 95 Idaho
1968 Jerry Hendren 86 Idaho
  Ron Sellers 86 Florida State
1967 Bob Goodridge 79 Vanderbilt
1966 Glenn Meltzer 91 Wichita State
1965 Howard Twilley 134 Tulsa
1964 Howard Twilley 95 Tulsa
1963 Lawrence Elkins 70 Baylor
1962 Vern Burke 69 Oregon State
1961 Hugh Campbell 53 Washington State
1960 Hugh Campbell 66 Washington State
1959 Chris Burford 61 Stanford
1958 Dave Hibbert 61 Arizona
1957 Stuart Vaughan 53 Utah
1956 Art Powell 40 San Jose State