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Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Receiving Touchdowns

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Since 1956

Season Player TD School
2014 Rashard Higgins 17 Colorado State
2013 Davante Adams 24 Fresno State
2012 Stedman Bailey* 25 West Virginia
2011 Patrick Edwards* 20 Houston
2010 Justin Blackmon* 20 Oklahoma State
2009 Freddie Barnes* 19 Bowling Green State
2008 Jarett Dillard* 20 Rice
2007 Michael Crabtree* 22 Texas Tech
2006 Jarett Dillard* 21 Rice
2005 Dwayne Jarrett* 16 Southern California
2004 Chad Owens* 17 Hawaii
2003 Larry Fitzgerald* 22 Pittsburgh
2002 Rashaun Woods* 17 Oklahoma State
2001 Ashley Lelie 19 Hawaii
2000 Lee Mays 15 Texas-El Paso
1999 Trevor Insley 13 Nevada
  James Williams 13 Marshall
1998 Troy Edwards 27 Louisiana Tech
1997 Randy Moss* 26 Marshall
1996 Reidel Anthony 18 Florida
1995 Chris Doering 17 Florida
  Terry Glenn* 17 Ohio State
1994 Jack Jackson 15 Florida
1993 Bryan Reeves 17 Nevada
  J.J. Stokes* 17 UCLA
1992 Sean Dawkins 14 California
1991 Desmond Howard* 19 Michigan
1990 Daryl Hobbs 14 Pacific
  Tracey Jenkins 14 Utah State
1989 Manny Hazard 22 Houston
1988 Jason Phillips 15 Houston
1987 Tommy Kane 14 Syracuse
1986 Andy Schillinger* 12 Miami (OH)
1985 Mark Bellini 14 Brigham Young
1984 Doug Allen 14 Arizona State
1983 Kirk Pendleton 11 Brigham Young
1982 Henry Ellard* 15 Fresno State
1981 Julius Dawkins* 16 Pittsburgh
1980 Clay Brown 15 Brigham Young
1979 Gerald Lucear 13 Temple
1978 Gerald Harp 11 Western Carolina
  Dave Petzke 11 Northern Illinois
  Emanuel Tolbert 11 Southern Methodist
1977 James Lofton 12 Stanford
  Mike Moore* 12 Grambling State
  Ronnie Smith 12 San Diego State
1976 Wes Chandler 10 Florida
  Keith Hartwig 10 Arizona
  Dave Oliver 10 Louisiana-Lafayette
  Bill Ryckman 10 Louisiana Tech
1975 Steve Largent 14 Tulsa
1974 Steve Largent 14 Tulsa
1973 Keith Denson 11 San Diego State
1972 Barry Smith 13 Florida State
  Steve Sweeney 13 California
1971 Mike Siani 14 Villanova
1970 Ernie Jennings 17 Air Force
1969 Tom Reynolds 18 San Diego State
1968 Jerry Hendren 14 Idaho
1967 Ronnie Shanklin 13 North Texas
1966 Ken Hebert 11 Houston
1965 Howard Twilley 16 Tulsa
1964 Fred Biletnikoff* 15 Florida State
1963 Vern Burke 9 Oregon State
  Bob Long 9 Wichita State
1962 Hal Bedsole* 11 Southern California
1961 Pat Richter 8 Wisconsin
  Larry Vargo 8 Detroit Mercy
1960 Hugh Campbell 10 Washington State
1959 Paul Maguire 10 Citadel
1958 Don Black 9 New Mexico
  Bob Simms 9 Rutgers
1957 Jack Fanning 9 Washington State
1956 Alfred Jamison 6 Colgate
  Ernie Pitts 6 Denver
  Joe Walton 6 Pittsburgh