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Career Leaders and Records for Receiving Yards Per Reception

  • Minimum 100 receptions.
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Since 1956

Rank Player Avg From To Last School
1.Jim O'Brien 21.97 1967 1969 Cincinnati
2.Herman Moore 21.96 1988 1990 Virginia
3.Elmo Wright 21.88 1968 1970 Houston
4.Corey Alston 21.54 1997 2000 Western Michigan
5.Henry Ellard* 21.36 1979 1982 Fresno State
6.John Floyd 21.31 1975 1978 Louisiana-Monroe
7.Doug Donley* 21.25 1977 1980 Ohio State
8.Anthony Lucas 21.01 1995 1999 Arkansas
9.Chris Roscoe 20.97 1987 1989 Hawaii
10.Brandon Middleton* 20.97 1999 2003 Houston
11.Kirk Gibson 20.96 1975 1978 Michigan State
12.Tyrone Davis 20.90 1991 1994 Virginia
13.Charles Rogers* 20.90 2001 2002 Michigan State
14.Devin Smith* 20.69 2011 2014 Ohio State
15.Vince Warren 20.61 1981 1985 San Diego State
16.Quincy Morgan 20.50 1999 2000 Kansas State
17.Andre Rison* 20.49 1985 1988 Michigan State
18.Willie Marshall 20.47 1983 1986 Temple
19.Ken Ealy 20.44 1988 1991 Central Michigan
20.Ozzie Newsome 20.29 1974 1977 Alabama
21.Dan Bitson 20.25 1987 1991 Tulsa
22.Marvin Harrison 20.21 1992 1995 Syracuse
23.Randy Simmrin* 20.15 1974 1977 Southern California
24.Ricky Scales 20.11 1972 1974 Virginia Tech
25.Barry Smith 20.10 1970 1972 Florida State
26.Jim McElroy* 20.09 1994 1997 UCLA
27.Rob Moore 20.02 1987 1989 Syracuse
28.Don Clune 19.99 1971 1973 Pennsylvania
29.Jason Stargel 19.89 1982 1986 Cincinnati
30.Wayne Walker 19.87 1985 1988 Texas Tech
31.Lee Evans* 19.82 1999 2003 Wisconsin
32.Aaron Cox* 19.81 1984 1987 Arizona State
33.Tim Brown* 19.80 2006 2009 Rutgers
34.Andy Hamilton* 19.64 1969 1971 Louisiana State
35.Jessie Hester 19.63 1981 1984 Florida State
36.Jamarcus Nelson 19.59 2011 2014 Alabama-Birmingham
37.Breshad Perriman* 19.50 2012 2014 Central Florida
38.Lou Fanucchi* 19.50 1999 2002 Boise State
39.Demaryius Thomas* 19.49 2007 2009 Georgia Tech
40.Greg McMurtry* 19.49 1986 1989 Michigan
41.Derrick Mayes 19.47 1992 1995 Notre Dame
42.Leonte Carroo* 19.45 2012 2015 Rutgers
43.Greg Lee* 19.45 2003 2005 Pittsburgh
44.Owen Spencer* 19.37 2007 2010 North Carolina State
45.Chris Moore* 19.34 2012 2015 Cincinnati
46.Jacquez Green 19.30 1995 1997 Florida
47.Keith Poole 19.29 1993 1996 Arizona State
48.Charles E. Johnson 19.27 1990 1993 Colorado
49.Duane Gunn 19.27 1981 1983 Indiana
50.Tavarres King* 19.13 2008 2012 Georgia
51.Anthony Carter* 19.11 1979 1982 Michigan
52.Roddy White* 19.09 2001 2004 Alabama-Birmingham
53.Mardye McDole 19.09 1977 1980 Mississippi State
54.Andre Davis* 19.04 1998 2001 Virginia Tech
55.Danny Farmer* 18.99 1996 1999 UCLA
56.Brian Brennan* 18.96 1980 1983 Boston College
57.Ryan Yarborough* 18.94 1990 1993 Wyoming
58.Eric Drage 18.92 1990 1993 Brigham Young
59.Willie Culpepper 18.91 1985 1988 Louisiana-Lafayette
60.Mike Wallace* 18.91 2006 2008 Mississippi
61.Najah Pruden 18.86 2003 2006 Kent State
62.Lucious Davis 18.84 1992 1995 New Mexico State
63.Mekale McKay* 18.83 2012 2015 Cincinnati
64.Rae Carruth 18.81 1992 1996 Colorado
65.Dietrich Jells 18.77 1991 1995 Pittsburgh
66.Donald Richard 18.76 1993 1996 Louisiana-Lafayette
67.John Ford 18.74 1984 1988 Virginia
68.Deron Pointer* 18.73 1991 1993 Washington State
69.Lavel Bailey 18.67 1997 2000 Akron
70.Octavus Barnes 18.59 1994 1997 North Carolina
71.Mike Siani 18.55 1969 1971 Villanova
72.Jared Ellerson* 18.50 2002 2005 Minnesota
73.Willie Miller 18.48 1972 1974 Colorado State
74.Brian Alford* 18.47 1994 1997 Purdue
75.Emile Harry 18.46 1981 1984 Stanford
76.Kris Adams* 18.45 2007 2010 Texas-El Paso
77.Kenny Jackson 18.40 1980 1983 Penn State
78.Shaun McDonald* 18.38 2000 2002 Arizona State
79.Aldrick Robinson* 18.31 2007 2010 Southern Methodist
80.Terry Obee* 18.30 1986 1989 Oregon
81.Gene Washington* 18.28 1964 1966 Michigan State
82.Amani Toomer* 18.28 1992 1995 Michigan
83.Jason Hill* 18.27 2003 2006 Washington State
84.Eugene Byrd 18.26 1975 1979 Michigan State
85.Jon Baldwin* 18.26 2008 2010 Pittsburgh
 Jonathan Baldwin* 18.26 2008 2010 Pittsburgh
87.Bryant Johnson* 18.25 1999 2002 Penn State
88.Snoop Minnis 18.24 1997 2000 Florida State
89.Antonio Freeman 18.24 1991 1994 Virginia Tech
90.Allyn Griffin 18.21 1981 1985 Wyoming
91.Tim Brown 18.20 1984 1987 Notre Dame
92.Titus Davis* 18.14 2011 2014 Central Michigan
93.Gary Williams* 18.13 1979 1982 Ohio State
94.Bobby Engram 18.12 1991 1995 Penn State
95.Mike Chronister* 18.07 1976 1978 Brigham Young
96.Marko Mitchell* 18.06 2006 2008 Nevada
97.Reidel Anthony 18.05 1994 1996 Florida
 Willie Green 18.05 1986 1989 Mississippi
99.Jimmy Fryzel 18.02 1999 2002 Central Florida
100.Mike Kirby 18.01 1980 1983 Air Force
101.Tim Stallworth* 18.00 1986 1989 Washington State
102.Stacey Bailey* 17.99 1978 1981 San Jose State
103.Josh Reed 17.97 1999 2001 Louisiana State
104.Jason Anderson* 17.97 2001 2004 Wake Forest
105.Ronald Heard 17.92 1986 1989 Bowling Green State
106.Fred Gibson* 17.91 2001 2004 Georgia
107.Kelvin Martin* 17.91 1983 1986 Boston College
108.Denarius Moore* 17.89 2007 2010 Tennessee
109.Charlie Jones* 17.88 1992 1995 Fresno State
110.Terry Beasley* 17.85 1969 1971 Auburn
111.Chuck Hughes* 17.84 1964 1966 Texas-El Paso
112.Az-Zahir Hakim 17.84 1994 1997 San Diego State
113.Mike Hass* 17.84 2003 2005 Oregon State
114.Ricky Nattiel 17.83 1983 1986 Florida
115.Jon Horton 17.83 1983 1986 Arizona
116.Santana Moss 17.81 1997 2000 Miami (FL)
117.Devante Parker* 17.79 2011 2014 Louisville
118.Freddie Mitchell* 17.77 1998 2000 UCLA
119.Bryan Rowley 17.76 1989 1993 Utah
120.Ernie Jones* 17.75 1984 1987 Indiana
121.Phillip Logan* 17.74 1974 1977 South Carolina
122.Jojo Townsell* 17.73 1979 1982 UCLA
123.George Thomas* 17.73 1984 1987 Nevada-Las Vegas
124.Michael Thomas 17.71 2014 2015 Southern Mississippi
125.Torry Holt 17.69 1995 1998 North Carolina State
126.Donnie Hart 17.69 1995 1998 Texas Tech
127.Cormac Carney* 17.68 1980 1982 UCLA
128.Stanley Washington 17.67 1979 1982 Texas Christian
129.Edell Shepherd 17.66 2000 2001 San Jose State
130.Darnay Scott 17.63 1991 1993 San Diego State
131.Harrison Houston 17.63 1990 1993 Florida
132.Van Johnson 17.63 1992 1996 Temple
133.Phillip Dorsett* 17.62 2011 2014 Miami (FL)
134.Lagregory Sapp 17.61 2005 2009 Louisiana-Monroe
135.Quinn Early* 17.60 1984 1987 Iowa
136.Reggie Harrell* 17.59 2002 2004 Texas Christian
137.Todd Blythe* 17.59 2004 2007 Iowa State
138.E.G. Green 17.59 1994 1997 Florida State
139.Stepfret Williams 17.58 1994 1995 Louisiana-Monroe
140.K.D. Cannon* 17.57 2014 2015 Baylor
141.Ike Hilliard 17.57 1994 1996 Florida
142.Germane Crowell 17.56 1994 1997 Virginia
143.Clarkston Hines 17.56 1986 1989 Duke
144.Rick Beasley 17.55 1977 1980 Appalachian State
145.Azizuddin Abdur-Ra'oof 17.55 1984 1987 Maryland
146.Joey Galloway* 17.54 1991 1994 Ohio State
147.Steve Largent 17.54 1973 1975 Tulsa
148.Cedric Thomas 17.54 1976 1980 West Virginia
149.Aaron Lockett 17.52 1998 2001 Kansas State
150.Lew Barnes 17.50 1983 1985 Oregon
151.Craphonso Thorpe* 17.50 2001 2004 Florida State
152.Lennie Johnson 17.50 1995 1998 Arkansas State
153.Michael Jenkins* 17.49 2001 2003 Ohio State
154.Marcus Badgett 17.48 1990 1992 Maryland
155.Mario Urrutia* 17.47 2005 2007 Louisville
156.Andrew Baker 17.46 1981 1984 Rutgers
157.Jarius Wright* 17.46 2008 2011 Arkansas
158.Pat Johnson* 17.45 1994 1997 Oregon
159.William Fuller* 17.44 2013 2015 Notre Dame
160.Marcus Harris 17.44 1993 1996 Wyoming
161.Ken-Yon Rambo* 17.44 1997 2000 Ohio State
162.Nian Taylor* 17.44 1996 1999 Washington State
163.Antonio Bryant 17.42 1999 2001 Pittsburgh
164.Kendal Smith 17.41 1985 1988 Utah State
165.Harold Jasper* 17.41 1991 1994 Iowa
166.Adarius Bowman* 17.40 2003 2007 Oklahoma State
 Marcus Davis* 17.40 2009 2012 Virginia Tech
 Koren Robinson 17.40 1999 2000 North Carolina State
169.Johnny Rodgers* 17.40 1970 1972 Nebraska
170.Corey Coleman* 17.39 2013 2015 Baylor
171.Greg Carr* 17.39 2005 2008 Florida State
172.Jeff Simmons* 17.38 1980 1982 Southern California
173.Clarence Cannon 17.37 1991 1994 Boston College
174.L'Damian Washington* 17.35 2010 2013 Missouri
175.Don Bass 17.34 1974 1977 Houston
176.Hermann Eben 17.31 1968 1970 Oklahoma State
177.Dwight Counter* 17.29 2000 2003 New Mexico
178.Mercury Hayes* 17.29 1992 1995 Michigan
179.Patrick Rowe 17.28 1987 1991 San Diego State
 Chris Smith 17.28 1988 1990 Brigham Young
181.Eric Martin 17.27 1981 1984 Louisiana State
182.Dave Moritz 17.27 1980 1983 Iowa
183.Scott Mayle* 17.26 2003 2006 Ohio
184.Linzy Collins 17.25 1989 1990 Missouri
185.Derek Hill 17.25 1985 1988 Arizona
186.Golden Tate* 17.24 2007 2009 Notre Dame
187.Wayne Baumgardner 17.24 1978 1981 Wake Forest
188.Martin Cox 17.23 1975 1978 Vanderbilt
189.Ken Margerum 17.23 1977 1980 Stanford
190.Mike Shumann 17.23 1973 1977 Florida State
191.Anthony Hancock 17.23 1978 1981 Tennessee
192.Ashley Lelie 17.22 1999 2001 Hawaii
193.Adarius Bowman* 17.22 2006 2007 Oklahoma State
194.Jabar Gaffney 17.21 2000 2001 Florida
195.Carl Pickens 17.20 1989 1991 Tennessee
196.Darvin Adams* 17.20 2008 2010 Auburn
197.Todd Tyrrell 17.19 1984 1987 Colorado State
198.Todd Dixon 17.16 1990 1993 Wake Forest
199.Nasrallah Worthen 17.15 1984 1988 North Carolina State
200.Tony Hartley* 17.15 1996 1999 Oregon
201.Eric Moulds 17.14 1993 1995 Mississippi State
202.Mike Adams 17.13 1992 1996 Texas
203.Deno Foster 17.12 1981 1984 Cincinnati
204.Robert Meachem* 17.12 2004 2006 Tennessee
205.Ronnie Shanklin 17.12 1967 1969 North Texas
206.John Van Der Wouden* 17.11 1975 1977 Brigham Young
207.Jamal Robinson* 17.10 2011 2015 Louisiana-Lafayette
208.Kenny Britt* 17.10 2006 2008 Rutgers
209.Justin Hunter* 17.09 2010 2015 Oregon
210.Richard Estell 17.07 1983 1985 Kansas
211.Todd Kinchen 17.06 1989 1991 Louisiana State
212.Doug Allen* 17.06 1981 1984 Arizona State
213.Tony Jones 17.06 1986 1989 Texas
214.Ron Sellers* 17.05 1966 1968 Florida State
215.J.R. Ambrose 17.05 1984 1987 Mississippi
216.Shawn Wiggins* 17.05 1987 1990 Wyoming
217.Jonathan Orr* 17.05 2002 2005 Wisconsin
218.Willie Vaughn 17.04 1985 1988 Kansas
219.Mike Levenseller 17.03 1975 1977 Washington State
220.Todd Watkins* 17.03 2004 2005 Brigham Young
221.Ronnie Redd 17.02 1991 1994 Bowling Green State
222.Dwight Collins* 17.02 1980 1983 Pittsburgh
223.Jim Teahan 17.02 1978 1981 Utah
224.Don Buckey 17.01 1972 1975 North Carolina State
225.Peter Warrick 16.99 1995 1999 Florida State
226.Josh Reynolds* 16.98 2014 2015 Texas A&M
227.Dennis Arey 16.97 1988 1990 San Diego State
 Larry Shannon 16.97 1994 1997 East Carolina
229.Marquess Wilson 16.97 2010 2012 Washington State
230.Mike O'Shea 16.96 1966 1968 Utah State
231.Jackie Flowers 16.96 1976 1979 Florida State
232.Larry Brodsky 16.96 1979 1981 Miami (FL)
233.Bob Wallace* 16.95 1965 1967 Texas-El Paso
234.Michael Irvin 16.94 1985 1987 Miami (FL)
235.Tom Parm 16.94 1976 1979 Eastern Michigan
236.C.J. Davis* 16.94 1988 1992 Washington State
237.Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr.* 16.94 2003 2006 Texas-El Paso
238.Steve Bryant* 16.94 1980 1981 Purdue
239.Emmett Edwards* 16.94 1972 1974 Kansas
240.Ezell Ruffin* 16.91 2012 2014 San Diego State
241.Mike Renfro 16.91 1974 1977 Texas Christian
242.Harry Douglas* 16.90 2004 2007 Louisville
243.Sean Dawkins 16.90 1990 1992 California
244.Terry Smith 16.90 1988 1991 Penn State
245.Perry Tuttle* 16.89 1978 1981 Clemson
246.Richard Dice 16.89 1993 1996 Arizona
247.Reggie Allen 16.89 1995 1998 Central Michigan
248.Maurice Stovall* 16.88 2002 2005 Notre Dame
249.D'Juan Woods* 16.88 2002 2006 Oklahoma State
250.J.D. Brookhart 16.87 1985 1987 Colorado State