Career Leaders and Records for Receiving Yards Per Reception

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Leaders

  • Since 1956
Leaders Table
Rk Player Avg From To School
1Jim O'Brien21.9719671969Cincinnati
2Herman Moore*21.9619881990Virginia
3Elmo Wright*21.8819681970Houston
4Corey Alston21.5419972000Western Michigan
5Henry Ellard*21.3619791982Fresno State
6John Floyd21.3119751978Louisiana-Monroe
7Doug Donley*21.2519771980Ohio State
8Anthony Lucas*21.0119951999Arkansas
9Chris Roscoe*20.9719871989Hawaii
10Brandon Middleton*20.9719992003Houston
11Kirk Gibson20.9619751978Michigan State
12Tyrone Davis*20.9019911994Virginia
13Charles Rogers*20.9020012002Michigan State
14Devin Smith*20.6920112014Ohio State
15Vince Warren20.6119811985San Diego State
16Quincy Morgan*20.5019992000Kansas State
17Andre Rison*20.4919851988Michigan State
18Willie Marshall20.4719831986Temple
19Ken Ealy*20.4419881991Central Michigan
20Ozzie Newsome*20.2919741977Alabama
21Dan Bitson*20.2519871991Tulsa
22Marvin Harrison*20.2119921995Syracuse
23Randy Simmrin*20.1519741977Southern California
24Ricky Scales20.1119721974Virginia Tech
25Barry Smith*20.1019701972Florida State
26Jim McElroy*20.0919941997UCLA
27Rob Moore*20.0219871989Syracuse
28Don Clune19.9919711973Pennsylvania
29Jason Stargel19.8919821986Cincinnati
30Wayne Walker*19.8719851988Texas Tech
31Lee Evans*19.8219992003Wisconsin
32Aaron Cox*19.8119841987Arizona State
33Tim Brown*19.8020062009Rutgers
34Andy Hamilton*19.6419691971Louisiana State
35Jessie Hester*19.6319811984Florida State
36Jamarcus Nelson19.5920112014Alabama-Birmingham
37Breshad Perriman*19.5020122014Central Florida
38Lou Fanucchi*19.5019992002Boise State
39Demaryius Thomas*19.4920072009Georgia Tech
40Greg McMurtry*19.4919861989Michigan
41Derrick Mayes*19.4719921995Notre Dame
42Leonte Carroo*19.4520122015Rutgers
43Greg Lee*19.4520032005Pittsburgh
44Owen Spencer*19.3720072010North Carolina State
45Chris Moore*19.3420122015Cincinnati
46Jacquez Green*19.3019951997Florida
47Keith Poole*19.2919931996Arizona State
48Charles E. Johnson*19.2719901993Colorado
49Duane Gunn19.2719811983Indiana
50James Washington*19.1620142016Oklahoma State
51Tavarres King*19.1320082012Georgia
52Anthony Carter*19.1119791982Michigan
53Roddy White*19.0920012004Alabama-Birmingham
54Mardye McDole*19.0919771980Mississippi State
55Andre Davis*19.0419982001Virginia Tech
56Danny Farmer*18.9919961999UCLA
57Brian Brennan*18.9619801983Boston College
58Ryan Yarborough*18.9419901993Wyoming
59Eric Drage*18.9219901993Brigham Young
60Willie Culpepper18.9119851988Louisiana-Lafayette
61Mike Wallace*18.9120062008Mississippi
62Najah Pruden18.8620032006Kent State
63Lucious Davis18.8419921995New Mexico State
64Mekale McKay*18.8320122015Cincinnati
65Rae Carruth*18.8119921996Colorado
66Dietrich Jells18.7719911995Pittsburgh
67Donald Richard18.7619931996Louisiana-Lafayette
68John Ford*18.7419841988Virginia
69Deron Pointer*18.7319911993Washington State
70Lavel Bailey18.6719972000Akron
71Octavus Barnes*18.5919941997North Carolina
72Mike Siani18.5519691971Villanova
73Jared Ellerson*18.5020022005Minnesota
74Willie Miller18.4819721974Colorado State
75Brian Alford*18.4719941997Purdue
76Emile Harry18.4619811984Stanford
77Kris Adams*18.4520072010Texas-El Paso
78Kenny Jackson*18.4019801983Penn State
79Shaun McDonald*18.3820002002Arizona State
80Aldrick Robinson*18.3120072010Southern Methodist
81Terry Obee*18.3019861989Oregon
82Gene Washington*18.2819641966Michigan State
83Amani Toomer*18.2819921995Michigan
84Jason Hill*18.2720032006Washington State
85Eugene Byrd18.2619751979Michigan State
86Jon Baldwin*18.2620082010Pittsburgh
Jonathan Baldwin*18.2620082010Pittsburgh
88Bryant Johnson*18.2519992002Penn State
89Snoop Minnis*18.2419972000Florida State
90Antonio Freeman*18.2419911994Virginia Tech
91Allyn Griffin18.2119811985Wyoming
92Tim Brown*18.2019841987Notre Dame
93Titus Davis*18.1420112014Central Michigan
94Gary Williams*18.1319791982Ohio State
95Bobby Engram*18.1219911995Penn State
96Mike Chronister*18.0719761978Brigham Young
97Marko Mitchell*18.0620062008Nevada
98Reidel Anthony*18.0519941996Florida
Willie Green*18.0519861989Mississippi
100Jimmy Fryzel18.0219992002Central Florida
101Mike Kirby*18.0119801983Air Force
102Tim Stallworth*18.0019861989Washington State
103Stacey Bailey*17.9919781981San Jose State
104Josh Reed*17.9719992001Louisiana State
105Jason Anderson*17.9720012004Wake Forest
106Ronald Heard17.9219861989Bowling Green State
107Fred Gibson*17.9120012004Georgia
108Kelvin Martin*17.9119831986Boston College
109Denarius Moore*17.8920072010Tennessee
110Charlie Jones*17.8819921995Fresno State
111Terry Beasley*17.8519691971Auburn
112Chuck Hughes*17.8419641966Texas-El Paso
113Az-Zahir Hakim17.8419941997San Diego State
114Mike Hass*17.8420032005Oregon State
115Ricky Nattiel*17.8319831986Florida
116Jon Horton*17.8319831986Arizona
117Santana Moss*17.8119972000Miami (FL)
118Devante Parker*17.7920112014Louisville
119Freddie Mitchell*17.7719982000UCLA
120Bryan Rowley*17.7619891993Utah
121Ernie Jones*17.7519841987Indiana
122Phillip Logan*17.7419741977South Carolina
123Jojo Townsell*17.7319791982UCLA
124George Thomas*17.7319841987Nevada-Las Vegas
125Michael Thomas*17.7120142015Southern Mississippi
126Torry Holt*17.6919951998North Carolina State
127Donnie Hart*17.6919951998Texas Tech
128Cormac Carney*17.6819801982UCLA
129Stanley Washington17.6719791982Texas Christian
130Josh Reynolds*17.6620142016Texas A&M
131Edell Shepherd17.6620002001San Jose State
132Darnay Scott*17.6319911993San Diego State
133Harrison Houston*17.6319901993Florida
134Van Johnson17.6319921996Temple
135Phillip Dorsett*17.6220112014Miami (FL)
136Lagregory Sapp17.6120052009Louisiana-Monroe
137Quinn Early*17.6019841987Iowa
138Reggie Harrell*17.5920022004Texas Christian
139Todd Blythe*17.5920042007Iowa State
140E.G. Green*17.5919941997Florida State
141Stepfret Williams17.5819941995Louisiana-Monroe
142Ike Hilliard*17.5719941996Florida
143Germane Crowell*17.5619941997Virginia
144Clarkston Hines*17.5619861989Duke
145Rick Beasley17.5519771980Appalachian State
146Azizuddin Abdur-Ra'oof*17.5519841987Maryland
147Joey Galloway*17.5419911994Ohio State
148Steve Largent17.5419731975Tulsa
149Cedric Thomas17.5419761980West Virginia
150Aaron Lockett*17.5219982001Kansas State
151Lew Barnes17.5019831985Oregon
152Craphonso Thorpe*17.5020012004Florida State
153Lennie Johnson17.5019951998Arkansas State
154Michael Jenkins*17.4920012003Ohio State
155Marcus Badgett*17.4819901992Maryland
156Mario Urrutia*17.4720052007Louisville
157Andrew Baker17.4619811984Rutgers
158Jarius Wright*17.4620082011Arkansas
159Pat Johnson*17.4519941997Oregon
160William Fuller*17.4420132015Notre Dame
161Marcus Harris*17.4419931996Wyoming
162Ken-Yon Rambo*17.4419972000Ohio State
163Nian Taylor*17.4419961999Washington State
164Antonio Bryant*17.4219992001Pittsburgh
165Kendal Smith17.4119851988Utah State
166Harold Jasper*17.4119911994Iowa
167Adarius Bowman*17.4020032007Oklahoma State
Marcus Davis*17.4020092012Virginia Tech
Koren Robinson*17.4019992000North Carolina State
170Johnny Rodgers*17.4019701972Nebraska
171Corey Coleman*17.3920132015Baylor
172Greg Carr*17.3920052008Florida State
173Jeff Simmons*17.3819801982Southern California
174Clarence Cannon*17.3719911994Boston College
175L'Damian Washington*17.3520102013Missouri
176Don Bass*17.3419741977Houston
177Hermann Eben17.3119681970Oklahoma State
178Dwight Counter*17.2920002003New Mexico
179Mercury Hayes*17.2919921995Michigan
180Patrick Rowe*17.2819871991San Diego State
Chris Smith*17.2819881990Brigham Young
182Eric Martin*17.2719811984Louisiana State
183Dave Moritz*17.2719801983Iowa
184Scott Mayle*17.2620032006Ohio
185Linzy Collins17.2519891990Missouri
186Derek Hill*17.2519851988Arizona
187Golden Tate*17.2420072009Notre Dame
188Wayne Baumgardner*17.2419781981Wake Forest
189Martin Cox17.2319751978Vanderbilt
190Ken Margerum*17.2319771980Stanford
191Mike Shumann*17.2319731977Florida State
192Anthony Hancock*17.2319781981Tennessee
193Ashley Lelie*17.2219992001Hawaii
194Jabar Gaffney*17.2120002001Florida
195Carl Pickens*17.2019891991Tennessee
196Darvin Adams*17.2020082010Auburn
197Todd Tyrrell17.1919841987Colorado State
198Todd Dixon*17.1619901993Wake Forest
199Nasrallah Worthen*17.1519841988North Carolina State
200Tony Hartley*17.1519961999Oregon
201Eric Moulds*17.1419931995Mississippi State
202Mike Adams*17.1319921996Texas
203Deno Foster17.1219811984Cincinnati
204Robert Meachem*17.1220042006Tennessee
205Ronnie Shanklin17.1219671969North Texas
206John Van Der Wouden*17.1119751977Brigham Young
207Jamal Robinson*17.1020112015Louisiana-Lafayette
208Kenny Britt*17.1020062008Rutgers
209Justin Hunter*17.0920102015Oregon
210Richard Estell17.0719831985Kansas
211Todd Kinchen17.0619891991Louisiana State
212Doug Allen*17.0619811984Arizona State
213Tony Jones*17.0619861989Texas
214Ron Sellers*17.0519661968Florida State
215J.R. Ambrose*17.0519841987Mississippi
216Shawn Wiggins*17.0519871990Wyoming
217Jonathan Orr*17.0520022005Wisconsin
218Willie Vaughn17.0419851988Kansas
219Mike Levenseller17.0319751977Washington State
220Todd Watkins*17.0320042005Brigham Young
221Ronnie Redd*17.0219911994Bowling Green State
222Dwight Collins*17.0219801983Pittsburgh
223Jim Teahan17.0219781981Utah
224Don Buckey*17.0119721975North Carolina State
225Peter Warrick*16.9919951999Florida State
226Dennis Arey16.9719881990San Diego State
Larry Shannon*16.9719941997East Carolina
228Marquess Wilson16.9720102012Washington State
229Mike O'Shea16.9619661968Utah State
230Jackie Flowers*16.9619761979Florida State
231Larry Brodsky*16.9619791981Miami (FL)
232Bob Wallace*16.9519651967Texas-El Paso
233Michael Irvin*16.9419851987Miami (FL)
234Tom Parm16.9419761979Eastern Michigan
235C.J. Davis*16.9419881992Washington State
236Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr.*16.9420032006Texas-El Paso
237Steve Bryant*16.9419801981Purdue
238Emmett Edwards*16.9419721974Kansas
239Ezell Ruffin*16.9120122014San Diego State
240Mike Renfro16.9119741977Texas Christian
241Harry Douglas*16.9020042007Louisville
242Sean Dawkins*16.9019901992California
243Terry Smith*16.9019881991Penn State
244Perry Tuttle*16.8919781981Clemson
245Richard Dice*16.8919931996Arizona
246Reggie Allen16.8919951998Central Michigan
247Maurice Stovall*16.8820022005Notre Dame
248D'Juan Woods*16.8820022006Oklahoma State
249J.D. Brookhart16.8719851987Colorado State
250Demond Thompkins16.8719911993Nevada-Las Vegas

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