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Single Season Leaders and Records for Receiving Yards Per Reception

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Since 1956

Rank Player Avg Season School
1.Brennan Marion* 31.90 2007 Tulsa
2.Rich Kreitling 29.91 1958 Illinois
3.Ernest Gray 29.50 1977 Memphis
4.Stephen Hill* 29.29 2011 Georgia Tech
5.Stephen Baker 29.10 1985 Fresno State
6.Doug Gabriel 28.73 2001 Central Florida
7.Randy Jackson 28.52 1989 Rutgers
8.Joe Burke 28.13 1978 Chattanooga
9.Herkie Walls 28.08 1982 Texas
10.Jeff Raikes 27.93 1982 Colorado State
11.Larry Stokes 27.92 1973 Chattanooga
12.Elmo Wright 27.86 1968 Houston
13.Dwight Collins* 27.57 1980 Pittsburgh
14.Jim Smith* 27.46 1976 Michigan
15.Bob Bucola 27.35 1973 Pennsylvania
16.Bryan Rowley 27.21 1990 Utah
17.Wesley Walker 27.13 1976 California
18.Mel Gray 27.12 1969 Missouri
19.Mike Whitwell 27.07 1981 Texas A&M
20.Willie Vaughn 26.88 1987 Kansas
21.Tracy Dickson 26.77 1974 West Texas A&M
22.Paul Smith 26.69 1989 Houston
23.Mark Nichols 26.66 1979 San Jose State
24.Mark Barousse 26.52 1981 McNeese State
25.Roland Merritt 26.26 1969 Maryland
26.Mike Pritchard 26.18 1990 Colorado
27.Ron Peters 26.17 1992 Houston
28.Pat Walker 26.04 1979 Miami (FL)
29.Jay Kearney* 25.86 1993 West Virginia
30.Brennan Marion* 25.86 2008 Tulsa
31.Tony Hunter 25.56 1979 Notre Dame
32.Owen Spencer 25.50 2009 North Carolina State
33.Andre Davis* 25.48 1999 Virginia Tech
34.Calvin Phillips* 25.46 1988 West Virginia
35.Joe Chapman 25.40 1964 Idaho
36.Terry Moss 25.37 2006 Ball State
37.Kevin Coffey 25.35 1998 Virginia
38.Willis Wright 25.32 2012 Florida International
39.Derrick Lewis 25.23 2000 San Diego State
40.Richard Agle 25.21 1972 Appalachian State
41.Jack Morrison 25.17 1968 Pacific
42.Jim O'Brien 25.16 1968 Cincinnati
43.Gene Thomas 25.14 1985 Pacific
44.Rob Rikard 25.12 1979 Boston College
45.Demaryius Thomas* 25.09 2009 Georgia Tech
46.Jamal Robinson* 25.08 2012 Louisiana-Lafayette
47.Gene Washington 25.07 1966 Michigan State
48.Hal Bedsole* 25.06 1962 Southern California
49.Lawrence Bady* 25.03 2003 Boise State
50.Dwight Counter* 25.03 2003 New Mexico
51.Ronnie Kelley 25.00 1984 Tulsa
52.Danny Knight 24.97 1982 Mississippi State
53.Bob Milligan 24.88 1969 Yale
54.Freddy Weygand 24.88 1984 Auburn
55.T.Y. Hilton 24.71 2008 Florida International
56.Archie Gray 24.70 1973 Wyoming
57.Keith Gloster 24.70 1986 Temple
58.Holden Smith 24.65 1978 California
59.Andre Rison* 24.64 1988 Michigan State
60.Melvin Bonner 24.59 1991 Baylor
61.Mike Dennis 24.57 1966 Louisville
62.Chris Henry* 24.54 2003 West Virginia
63.Kelvin Kirk 24.50 1975 Dayton
64.Frank Foreman 24.41 1969 Michigan State
65.Henry Ellard* 24.35 1982 Fresno State
66.Tony Burks 24.29 2006 Mississippi State
67.Brian Williams 24.27 1989 Houston
68.Buddy Dial 24.19 1957 Rice
69.Kevin House 24.19 1979 Southern Illinois
70.Duriel Harris 24.17 1974 New Mexico State
71.Reggie Bynum 24.17 1983 Oregon State
72.Kirk Gibson 24.14 1977 Michigan State
73.Mike Carroll 24.09 1967 New Mexico State
74.Scott Wiley 24.09 1976 West Texas A&M
75.Larry Hart 24.09 1970 Louisville
76.Brandon Middleton 24.07 2002 Houston
77.Marcus Robinson 24.05 1996 South Carolina
78.Carlos Carson 24.00 1977 Louisiana State
79.Quincy Morgan 23.98 1999 Kansas State
80.Wayne Smith 23.86 1983 Tulane
81.Tyrone Davis 23.83 1992 Virginia
82.Alexander Wright 23.80 1989 Auburn
83.Stephen Baker 23.79 1986 Fresno State
84.Jimmy Oliver 23.78 1994 Texas Christian
85.Corey Alston 23.78 1997 Western Michigan
86.George Thomas 23.76 1986 Nevada-Las Vegas
87.Henry Tuten 23.76 1989 Pittsburgh
88.Kevin House 23.71 1978 Southern Illinois
89.Malcolm Seabron* 23.67 1992 Fresno State
90.Herman Moore 23.56 1989 Virginia
91.Larry Seiple 23.52 1965 Kentucky
92.Shaun McDonald 23.49 2001 Arizona State
93.John DeBoer 23.48 1983 Central Michigan
94.Matt Miller* 23.46 2005 Arizona State
95.Walter Brooks Jr. 23.44 1991 San Jose State
96.Tom Scott 23.43 1971 Washington
97.Dan Sheldon* 23.40 2004 Northern Illinois
98.Fred Gibson 23.39 2001 Georgia
99.Carlos Pennywell* 23.38 1977 Grambling State
100.Homer Butler 23.36 1977 UCLA