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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.Devin Smith* 28.21 2014 Ohio State
9.Joe Burke 28.13 1978 Chattanooga
10.Herkie Walls 28.08 1982 Texas
11.Jeff Raikes 27.93 1982 Colorado State
12.Larry Stokes 27.92 1973 Chattanooga
13.Elmo Wright 27.86 1968 Houston
14.Dwight Collins* 27.57 1980 Pittsburgh
15.Jim Smith* 27.46 1976 Michigan
16.Bob Bucola 27.35 1973 Pennsylvania
17.Bryan Rowley 27.21 1990 Utah
18.Wesley Walker 27.13 1976 California
19.Mel Gray 27.12 1969 Missouri
20.Mike Whitwell 27.07 1981 Texas A&M
21.Willie Vaughn 26.88 1987 Kansas
22.Tracy Dickson 26.77 1974 West Texas A&M
23.Paul Smith 26.69 1989 Houston
24.Mark Nichols 26.66 1979 San Jose State
25.Mark Barousse 26.52 1981 McNeese State
26.Roland Merritt 26.26 1969 Maryland
27.Mike Pritchard 26.18 1990 Colorado
28.Ron Peters 26.17 1992 Houston
29.Pat Walker 26.04 1979 Miami (FL)
30.Jay Kearney* 25.86 1993 West Virginia
31.Brennan Marion* 25.86 2008 Tulsa
32.Lam Jones 25.86 1977 Texas
33.Tony Hunter 25.56 1979 Notre Dame
34.Owen Spencer 25.50 2009 North Carolina State
35.Andre Davis* 25.48 1999 Virginia Tech
36.Calvin Phillips* 25.46 1988 West Virginia
37.Kent Layman 25.43 1997 Missouri
38.Joe Chapman 25.40 1964 Idaho
39.Terry Moss 25.37 2006 Ball State
40.Kevin Coffey 25.35 1998 Virginia
41.Willis Wright 25.32 2012 Florida International
42.Derrick Lewis 25.23 2000 San Diego State
43.Richard Agle 25.21 1972 Appalachian State
44.Derek Holloway 25.19 1982 Arkansas
45.Jack Morrison 25.17 1968 Pacific
46.Jim O'Brien 25.16 1968 Cincinnati
47.Gene Thomas 25.14 1985 Pacific
48.Rob Rikard 25.12 1979 Boston College
49.Demaryius Thomas* 25.09 2009 Georgia Tech
50.Jamal Robinson* 25.08 2012 Louisiana-Lafayette
51.Gene Washington 25.07 1966 Michigan State
52.Hal Bedsole* 25.06 1962 Southern California
53.Lawrence Bady* 25.03 2003 Boise State
54.Dwight Counter* 25.03 2003 New Mexico
55.Ronnie Kelley 25.00 1984 Tulsa
56.Danny Knight 24.97 1982 Mississippi State
57.Bob Milligan 24.88 1969 Yale
58.Freddy Weygand 24.88 1984 Auburn
59.T.Y. Hilton 24.71 2008 Florida International
60.Archie Gray 24.70 1973 Wyoming
61.Keith Gloster 24.70 1986 Temple
62.Holden Smith 24.65 1978 California
63.Andre Rison* 24.64 1988 Michigan State
64.Melvin Bonner 24.59 1991 Baylor
65.Mike Dennis 24.57 1966 Louisville
66.Chris Henry* 24.54 2003 West Virginia
67.Kelvin Kirk 24.50 1975 Dayton
68.Frank Foreman 24.41 1969 Michigan State
69.Henry Ellard* 24.35 1982 Fresno State
70.Tony Burks 24.29 2006 Mississippi State
71.Brian Williams 24.27 1989 Houston
72.Phillip Dorsett* 24.19 2014 Miami (FL)
73.Buddy Dial 24.19 1957 Rice
74.Kevin House 24.19 1979 Southern Illinois
75.Phil McConkey 24.18 1978 Navy
76.Duriel Harris 24.17 1974 New Mexico State
77.Reggie Bynum 24.17 1983 Oregon State
78.Kirk Gibson 24.14 1977 Michigan State
79.Mike Carroll 24.09 1967 New Mexico State
80.Scott Wiley 24.09 1976 West Texas A&M
81.Larry Hart 24.09 1970 Louisville
82.Brandon Middleton 24.07 2002 Houston
83.Marcus Robinson 24.05 1996 South Carolina
84.Carlos Carson 24.00 1977 Louisiana State
85.Quincy Morgan 23.98 1999 Kansas State
86.Wayne Smith 23.86 1983 Tulane
87.Tyrone Davis 23.83 1992 Virginia
88.Alexander Wright 23.80 1989 Auburn
89.Stephen Baker 23.79 1986 Fresno State
90.Jimmy Oliver 23.78 1994 Texas Christian
91.Corey Alston 23.78 1997 Western Michigan
92.George Thomas 23.76 1986 Nevada-Las Vegas
93.Henry Tuten 23.76 1989 Pittsburgh
94.Kevin House 23.71 1978 Southern Illinois
95.Malcolm Seabron* 23.67 1992 Fresno State
96.Melvin Anderson 23.64 1985 Minnesota
97.Herman Moore 23.56 1989 Virginia
98.Larry Seiple 23.52 1965 Kentucky
99.Shaun McDonald 23.49 2001 Arizona State
100.John DeBoer 23.48 1983 Central Michigan