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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.Greg Lee* 19.45 2003 2005 Pittsburgh
43.Owen Spencer* 19.37 2007 2010 North Carolina State
44.Jacquez Green 19.30 1995 1997 Florida
45.Keith Poole 19.29 1993 1996 Arizona State
46.Charles E. Johnson 19.27 1990 1993 Colorado
47.Duane Gunn 19.27 1981 1983 Indiana
48.Tavarres King* 19.13 2008 2012 Georgia
49.Anthony Carter* 19.11 1979 1982 Michigan
50.Roddy White* 19.09 2001 2004 Alabama-Birmingham
51.Mardye McDole 19.09 1977 1980 Mississippi State
52.Andre Davis* 19.04 1998 2001 Virginia Tech
53.Danny Farmer* 18.99 1996 1999 UCLA
54.Brian Brennan* 18.96 1980 1983 Boston College
55.Ryan Yarborough* 18.94 1990 1993 Wyoming
56.Eric Drage 18.92 1990 1993 Brigham Young
57.Willie Culpepper 18.91 1985 1988 Louisiana-Lafayette
58.Mike Wallace* 18.91 2006 2008 Mississippi
59.Najah Pruden 18.86 2003 2006 Kent State
60.Lucious Davis 18.84 1992 1995 New Mexico State
61.Rae Carruth 18.81 1992 1996 Colorado
62.Dietrich Jells 18.77 1991 1995 Pittsburgh
63.Donald Richard 18.76 1993 1996 Louisiana-Lafayette
64.John Ford 18.74 1984 1988 Virginia
65.Deron Pointer* 18.73 1991 1993 Washington State
66.Lavel Bailey 18.67 1997 2000 Akron
67.Octavus Barnes 18.59 1994 1997 North Carolina
68.Mike Siani 18.55 1969 1971 Villanova
69.Jared Ellerson* 18.50 2002 2005 Minnesota
70.Willie Miller 18.48 1972 1974 Colorado State
71.Brian Alford* 18.47 1994 1997 Purdue
72.Emile Harry 18.46 1981 1984 Stanford
73.Kris Adams* 18.45 2007 2010 Texas-El Paso
74.Kenny Jackson 18.40 1980 1983 Penn State
75.Shaun McDonald* 18.38 2000 2002 Arizona State
76.Aldrick Robinson* 18.31 2007 2010 Southern Methodist
77.Terry Obee* 18.30 1986 1989 Oregon
78.Gene Washington* 18.28 1964 1966 Michigan State
79.Amani Toomer* 18.28 1992 1995 Michigan
80.Jason Hill* 18.27 2003 2006 Washington State
81.Eugene Byrd 18.26 1975 1979 Michigan State
82.Jon Baldwin* 18.26 2008 2010 Pittsburgh
 Jonathan Baldwin* 18.26 2008 2010 Pittsburgh
84.Bryant Johnson* 18.25 1999 2002 Penn State
85.Snoop Minnis 18.24 1997 2000 Florida State
86.Antonio Freeman 18.24 1991 1994 Virginia Tech
87.Allyn Griffin 18.21 1981 1985 Wyoming
88.Tim Brown 18.20 1984 1987 Notre Dame
89.Titus Davis* 18.14 2011 2014 Central Michigan
90.Gary Williams* 18.13 1979 1982 Ohio State
91.Bobby Engram 18.12 1991 1995 Penn State
92.Jamal Robinson* 18.08 2011 2014 Louisiana-Lafayette
93.Mike Chronister* 18.07 1976 1978 Brigham Young
94.Marko Mitchell* 18.06 2006 2008 Nevada
95.Reidel Anthony 18.05 1994 1996 Florida
 Willie Green 18.05 1986 1989 Mississippi
97.Jimmy Fryzel 18.02 1999 2002 Central Florida
98.Mike Kirby 18.01 1980 1983 Air Force
99.Tim Stallworth* 18.00 1986 1989 Washington State
100.Stacey Bailey* 17.99 1978 1981 San Jose State
101.Josh Reed 17.97 1999 2001 Louisiana State
102.Jason Anderson* 17.97 2001 2004 Wake Forest
103.Ronald Heard 17.92 1986 1989 Bowling Green State
104.Fred Gibson* 17.91 2001 2004 Georgia
105.Kelvin Martin* 17.91 1983 1986 Boston College
106.Denarius Moore* 17.89 2007 2010 Tennessee
107.Charlie Jones* 17.88 1992 1995 Fresno State
108.Terry Beasley* 17.85 1969 1971 Auburn
109.Chuck Hughes* 17.84 1964 1966 Texas-El Paso
110.Az-Zahir Hakim 17.84 1994 1997 San Diego State
111.Mike Hass* 17.84 2003 2005 Oregon State
112.Ricky Nattiel 17.83 1983 1986 Florida
113.Jon Horton 17.83 1983 1986 Arizona
114.Santana Moss 17.81 1997 2000 Miami (FL)
115.Devante Parker* 17.79 2011 2014 Louisville
116.Freddie Mitchell* 17.77 1998 2000 UCLA
117.Bryan Rowley 17.76 1989 1993 Utah
118.Ernie Jones* 17.75 1984 1987 Indiana
119.Phillip Logan* 17.74 1974 1977 South Carolina
120.Jojo Townsell* 17.73 1979 1982 UCLA
121.George Thomas* 17.73 1984 1987 Nevada-Las Vegas
122.Torry Holt 17.69 1995 1998 North Carolina State
123.Donnie Hart 17.69 1995 1998 Texas Tech
124.Cormac Carney* 17.68 1980 1982 UCLA
125.Stanley Washington 17.67 1979 1982 Texas Christian
126.Edell Shepherd 17.66 2000 2001 San Jose State
127.Darnay Scott 17.63 1991 1993 San Diego State
128.Harrison Houston 17.63 1990 1993 Florida
129.Van Johnson 17.63 1992 1996 Temple
130.Lagregory Sapp 17.61 2005 2009 Louisiana-Monroe
131.Quinn Early* 17.60 1984 1987 Iowa
132.Reggie Harrell* 17.59 2002 2004 Texas Christian
133.Todd Blythe* 17.59 2004 2007 Iowa State
134.E.G. Green 17.59 1994 1997 Florida State
135.Stepfret Williams 17.58 1994 1995 Louisiana-Monroe
136.Ike Hilliard 17.57 1994 1996 Florida
137.Germane Crowell 17.56 1994 1997 Virginia
138.Clarkston Hines 17.56 1986 1989 Duke
139.Rick Beasley 17.55 1977 1980 Appalachian State
140.Azizuddin Abdur-Ra'oof 17.55 1984 1987 Maryland
141.Joey Galloway* 17.54 1991 1994 Ohio State
142.Steve Largent 17.54 1973 1975 Tulsa
143.Cedric Thomas 17.54 1976 1980 West Virginia
144.Aaron Lockett 17.52 1998 2001 Kansas State
145.Lew Barnes 17.50 1983 1985 Oregon
146.Craphonso Thorpe* 17.50 2001 2004 Florida State
147.Lennie Johnson 17.50 1995 1998 Arkansas State
148.Michael Jenkins* 17.49 2001 2003 Ohio State
149.Marcus Badgett 17.48 1990 1992 Maryland
150.Mario Urrutia* 17.47 2005 2007 Louisville
151.Andrew Baker 17.46 1981 1984 Rutgers
152.Jarius Wright* 17.46 2008 2011 Arkansas
153.Pat Johnson* 17.45 1994 1997 Oregon
154.Marcus Harris 17.44 1993 1996 Wyoming
155.Ken-Yon Rambo* 17.44 1997 2000 Ohio State
156.Nian Taylor* 17.44 1996 1999 Washington State
157.Antonio Bryant 17.42 1999 2001 Pittsburgh
158.Kendal Smith 17.41 1985 1988 Utah State
159.Harold Jasper* 17.41 1991 1994 Iowa
160.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
163.Johnny Rodgers* 17.40 1970 1972 Nebraska
164.Greg Carr* 17.39 2005 2008 Florida State
165.Jeff Simmons* 17.38 1980 1982 Southern California
166.Clarence Cannon 17.37 1991 1994 Boston College
167.L'Damian Washington* 17.35 2010 2013 Missouri
168.Don Bass 17.34 1974 1977 Houston
169.Hermann Eben 17.31 1968 1970 Oklahoma State
170.Dwight Counter* 17.29 2000 2003 New Mexico
171.Mercury Hayes* 17.29 1992 1995 Michigan
172.Patrick Rowe 17.28 1987 1991 San Diego State
 Chris Smith 17.28 1988 1990 Brigham Young
174.Eric Martin 17.27 1981 1984 Louisiana State
175.Dave Moritz 17.27 1980 1983 Iowa
176.Scott Mayle* 17.26 2003 2006 Ohio
177.Linzy Collins 17.25 1989 1990 Missouri
178.Derek Hill 17.25 1985 1988 Arizona
179.Golden Tate* 17.24 2007 2009 Notre Dame
180.Wayne Baumgardner 17.24 1978 1981 Wake Forest
181.Martin Cox 17.23 1975 1978 Vanderbilt
182.Ken Margerum 17.23 1977 1980 Stanford
183.Mike Shumann 17.23 1973 1977 Florida State
184.Anthony Hancock 17.23 1978 1981 Tennessee
185.Phillip Dorsett 17.22 2011 2014 Miami (FL)
186.Ashley Lelie 17.22 1999 2001 Hawaii
187.Adarius Bowman* 17.22 2006 2007 Oklahoma State
188.Jabar Gaffney 17.21 2000 2001 Florida
189.Carl Pickens 17.20 1989 1991 Tennessee
190.Darvin Adams* 17.20 2008 2010 Auburn
191.Todd Tyrrell 17.19 1984 1987 Colorado State
192.Todd Dixon 17.16 1990 1993 Wake Forest
193.Nasrallah Worthen 17.15 1984 1988 North Carolina State
194.Tony Hartley* 17.15 1996 1999 Oregon
195.Eric Moulds 17.14 1993 1995 Mississippi State
196.Mike Adams 17.13 1992 1996 Texas
197.Deno Foster 17.12 1981 1984 Cincinnati
198.Robert Meachem* 17.12 2004 2006 Tennessee
199.Ronnie Shanklin 17.12 1967 1969 North Texas
200.John Van Der Wouden* 17.11 1975 1977 Brigham Young
201.Kenny Britt* 17.10 2006 2008 Rutgers
202.Justin Hunter* 17.09 2010 2012 Tennessee
203.Richard Estell 17.07 1983 1985 Kansas
204.Todd Kinchen 17.06 1989 1991 Louisiana State
205.Doug Allen* 17.06 1981 1984 Arizona State
206.Tony Jones 17.06 1986 1989 Texas
207.Ron Sellers* 17.05 1966 1968 Florida State
208.J.R. Ambrose 17.05 1984 1987 Mississippi
209.Shawn Wiggins* 17.05 1987 1990 Wyoming
210.Jonathan Orr* 17.05 2002 2005 Wisconsin
211.Willie Vaughn 17.04 1985 1988 Kansas
212.Mike Levenseller 17.03 1975 1977 Washington State
213.Todd Watkins* 17.03 2004 2005 Brigham Young
214.Ronnie Redd 17.02 1991 1994 Bowling Green State
215.Dwight Collins* 17.02 1980 1983 Pittsburgh
216.Jim Teahan 17.02 1978 1981 Utah
217.Don Buckey 17.01 1972 1975 North Carolina State
218.Peter Warrick 16.99 1995 1999 Florida State
219.Dennis Arey 16.97 1988 1990 San Diego State
 Larry Shannon 16.97 1994 1997 East Carolina
221.Marquess Wilson 16.97 2010 2012 Washington State
222.Mike O'Shea 16.96 1966 1968 Utah State
223.Jackie Flowers 16.96 1976 1979 Florida State
224.Larry Brodsky 16.96 1979 1981 Miami (FL)
225.Bob Wallace* 16.95 1965 1967 Texas-El Paso
226.Michael Irvin 16.94 1985 1987 Miami (FL)
227.Tom Parm 16.94 1976 1979 Eastern Michigan
228.C.J. Davis* 16.94 1988 1992 Washington State
229.Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr.* 16.94 2003 2006 Texas-El Paso
230.Steve Bryant* 16.94 1980 1981 Purdue
231.Emmett Edwards* 16.94 1972 1974 Kansas
232.Ezell Ruffin* 16.91 2012 2014 San Diego State
233.Mike Renfro 16.91 1974 1977 Texas Christian
234.Harry Douglas* 16.90 2004 2007 Louisville
235.Sean Dawkins 16.90 1990 1992 California
236.Terry Smith 16.90 1988 1991 Penn State
237.Perry Tuttle* 16.89 1978 1981 Clemson
238.Richard Dice 16.89 1993 1996 Arizona
239.Reggie Allen 16.89 1995 1998 Central Michigan
240.Maurice Stovall* 16.88 2002 2005 Notre Dame
241.D'Juan Woods* 16.88 2002 2006 Oklahoma State
242.J.D. Brookhart 16.87 1985 1987 Colorado State
243.Demond Thompkins 16.87 1991 1993 Nevada-Las Vegas
244.Mario Manningham* 16.86 2005 2007 Michigan
245.Marvin McNutt* 16.83 2008 2011 Iowa
246.Greg Primus* 16.82 1989 1992 Colorado State
247.Reuben Eckels 16.81 1980 1983 Wichita State
248.Scott Phillips 16.81 1973 1976 Washington
249.Anthony DiCosmo 16.80 1996 1998 Boston College
250.Trevor Insley 16.80 1996 1999 Nevada