Single Season Leaders and Records for Receiving Yards Per Reception

Minimum 100 receptions.
An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
Read more about our data coverage.

Leaders

  • Since 1956
  • Minimum 1.875 receptions per school game.
Leaders Table
Rk Player Avg Year School
1Brennan Marion*31.902007Tulsa
2Rich Kreitling29.911958Illinois
3Ernest Gray29.501977Memphis
4Stephen Hill*29.292011Georgia Tech
5Stephen Baker29.101985Fresno State
6Doug Gabriel28.732001Central Florida
7Randy Jackson28.521989Rutgers
8Devin Smith*28.212014Ohio State
9Joe Burke28.131978Chattanooga
10Herkie Walls28.081982Texas
11Jeff Raikes27.931982Colorado State
12Larry Stokes27.921973Chattanooga
13Elmo Wright27.861968Houston
14Dwight Collins*27.571980Pittsburgh
15Jim Smith*27.461976Michigan
16Jalen Robinette27.402016Air Force
17Bob Bucola27.351973Pennsylvania
18Bryan Rowley27.211990Utah
19Wesley Walker27.131976California
20Mel Gray27.121969Missouri
21Mike Whitwell27.071981Texas A&M
22Willie Vaughn26.881987Kansas
23Tracy Dickson26.771974West Texas A&M
24Paul Smith26.691989Houston
25Mark Nichols26.661979San Jose State
26Mark Barousse26.521981McNeese State
27Roland Merritt26.261969Maryland
28Mike Pritchard26.181990Colorado
29Ron Peters26.171992Houston
30Pat Walker26.041979Miami (FL)
31Jay Kearney*25.861993West Virginia
32Brennan Marion*25.862008Tulsa
33Tony Hunter25.561979Notre Dame
34Owen Spencer25.502009North Carolina State
35Andre Davis*25.481999Virginia Tech
36Calvin Phillips*25.461988West Virginia
37Joe Chapman25.401964Idaho
38Terry Moss25.372006Ball State
39Kevin Coffey25.351998Virginia
40Willis Wright25.322012Florida International
41Derrick Lewis25.232000San Diego State
42Richard Agle25.211972Appalachian State
43Jack Morrison25.171968Pacific
44Jim O'Brien25.161968Cincinnati
45Gene Thomas25.141985Pacific
46Rob Rikard25.121979Boston College
47Demaryius Thomas*25.092009Georgia Tech
48Jamal Robinson*25.082012Louisiana-Lafayette
49Gene Washington25.071966Michigan State
50Hal Bedsole*25.061962Southern California
51Lawrence Bady*25.032003Boise State
52Dwight Counter*25.032003New Mexico
53Ronnie Kelley25.001984Tulsa
54Danny Knight24.971982Mississippi State
55Bob Milligan24.881969Yale
56Freddy Weygand24.881984Auburn
57Mack Hollins*24.832015North Carolina
58T.Y. Hilton24.712008Florida International
59Archie Gray24.701973Wyoming
60Keith Gloster24.701986Temple
61Holden Smith24.651978California
62Andre Rison*24.641988Michigan State
63Melvin Bonner24.591991Baylor
64Mike Dennis24.571966Louisville
65Chris Henry*24.542003West Virginia
66Kelvin Kirk24.501975Dayton
67Frank Foreman24.411969Michigan State
68Henry Ellard*24.351982Fresno State
69Tony Burks24.292006Mississippi State
70Brian Williams24.271989Houston
71Phillip Dorsett*24.192014Miami (FL)
72Buddy Dial24.191957Rice
73Kevin House24.191979Southern Illinois
74Duriel Harris24.171974New Mexico State
75Jester Weah24.172016Pittsburgh
Reggie Bynum24.171983Oregon State
77Kirk Gibson24.141977Michigan State
78Mike Carroll24.091967New Mexico State
79Scott Wiley24.091976West Texas A&M
80Larry Hart24.091970Louisville
81Brandon Middleton24.072002Houston
82Marcus Robinson24.051996South Carolina
83Carlos Carson24.001977Louisiana State
84Quincy Morgan23.981999Kansas State
85Shelton Gibson*23.972015West Virginia
86Wayne Smith23.861983Tulane
87Tyrone Davis23.831992Virginia
88Alexander Wright23.801989Auburn
89Stephen Baker23.791986Fresno State
90Jimmy Oliver23.781994Texas Christian
91Corey Alston23.781997Western Michigan
92George Thomas23.761986Nevada-Las Vegas
93Henry Tuten23.761989Pittsburgh
94Kevin House23.711978Southern Illinois
95Malcolm Seabron*23.671992Fresno State
96Herman Moore23.561989Virginia
97Larry Seiple23.521965Kentucky
98Shaun McDonald23.492001Arizona State
99John DeBoer23.481983Central Michigan
100Matt Miller*23.462005Arizona State

More Receiving Yards Per Reception Leaders

Support us without the ads? Go Ad-Free.