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Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Receiving Yards Per Reception

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Since 1956

Season Player Avg School
2012 Willis Wright 25.32 Florida International
2011 Stephen Hill* 29.29 Georgia Tech
2010 Kris Adams* 22.77 Texas-El Paso
2009 Owen Spencer 25.50 North Carolina State
2008 Brennan Marion* 25.86 Tulsa
2007 Brennan Marion* 31.90 Tulsa
2006 Terry Moss 25.37 Ball State
2005 Matt Miller* 23.46 Arizona State
2004 Dan Sheldon* 23.40 Northern Illinois
2003 Lawrence Bady* 25.03 Boise State
2002 Brandon Middleton 24.07 Houston
2001 Doug Gabriel 28.73 Central Florida
2000 Derrick Lewis 25.23 San Diego State
1999 Andre Davis* 25.48 Virginia Tech
1998 Kevin Coffey 25.35 Virginia
1997 Corey Alston 23.78 Western Michigan
1996 Marcus Robinson 24.05 South Carolina
1995 Terry Glenn* 22.05 Ohio State
1994 Jimmy Oliver 23.78 Texas Christian
1993 Jay Kearney* 25.86 West Virginia
1992 Ron Peters 26.17 Houston
1991 Melvin Bonner 24.59 Baylor
1990 Bryan Rowley 27.21 Utah
1989 Randy Jackson 28.52 Rutgers
1988 Calvin Phillips* 25.46 West Virginia
1987 Willie Vaughn 26.88 Kansas
1986 Keith Gloster 24.70 Temple
1985 Stephen Baker 29.10 Fresno State
1984 Ronnie Kelley 25.00 Tulsa
1983 Reggie Bynum 24.17 Oregon State
1982 Herkie Walls 28.08 Texas
1981 Mike Whitwell 27.07 Texas A&M
1980 Dwight Collins* 27.57 Pittsburgh
1979 Mark Nichols 26.66 San Jose State
1978 Joe Burke 28.13 Chattanooga
1977 Ernest Gray 29.50 Memphis
1976 Jim Smith* 27.46 Michigan
1975 Kelvin Kirk 24.50 Dayton
1974 Tracy Dickson 26.77 West Texas A&M
1973 Larry Stokes 27.92 Chattanooga
1972 Richard Agle 25.21 Appalachian State
1971 Tom Scott 23.43 Washington
1970 Larry Hart 24.09 Louisville
1969 Mel Gray 27.12 Missouri
1968 Elmo Wright 27.86 Houston
1967 Mike Carroll 24.09 New Mexico State
1966 Gene Washington 25.07 Michigan State
1965 Larry Seiple 23.52 Kentucky
1964 Joe Chapman 25.40 Idaho
1963 Paul Krause 23.26 Iowa
1962 Hal Bedsole* 25.06 Southern California
1961 Jim Stewart 21.65 Navy
1960 Chuck Bryant 19.76 Ohio State
1959 Bake Turner 20.18 Texas Tech
1958 Rich Kreitling 29.91 Illinois
1957 Buddy Dial 24.19 Rice
1956 Jim Morse 22.10 Notre Dame