Receiving Yards Year-by-Year Leaders and Records

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Leaders

  • Since 1956
Leaders Table
Year Player Yds School
2016Trent Taylor1803Louisiana Tech
2015Keyarris Garrett*1588Tulsa
2014Rashard Higgins*1750Colorado State
2013Brandin Cooks*1730Oregon State
2012Terrance Williams*1832Baylor
2011Jordan White*1911Western Michigan
2010Greg Salas*1889Hawaii
2009Danario Alexander*1781Missouri
2008Austin Collie*1538Brigham Young
2007Michael Crabtree*1962Texas Tech
2006Chris Williams1425New Mexico State
2005Mike Hass1532Oregon State
2004Roddy White*1452Alabama-Birmingham
2003Larry Fitzgerald*1672Pittsburgh
2002J.R. Tolver1785San Diego State
2001Josh Reed1740Louisiana State
2000Snoop Minnis1340Florida State
1999Trevor Insley2060Nevada
1998Troy Edwards1996Louisiana Tech
1997Randy Moss*1820Marshall
1996Marcus Harris1650Wyoming
1995Alex Van Dyke1854Nevada
1994Marcus Harris1431Wyoming
1993Chris Penn1578Tulsa
1992Ryan Yarborough1351Wyoming
1991Aaron Turner1604Pacific
1990Patrick Rowe1392San Diego State
1989Manny Hazard1689Houston
1988Jason Phillips1444Houston
1987Ernie Jones*1265Indiana
1986Wendell Davis1244Louisiana State
1985Marc Zeno1137Tulane
1984David Williams1278Illinois
1983Jim Sandusky1171San Diego State
1982Henry Ellard*1510Fresno State
1981Jim Sandusky1346Nevada-Las Vegas
1980Rainey Meszaros1062Pacific
1979Rick Beasley1205Appalachian State
1978Dave Petzke1215Northern Illinois
1977Rod Foppe1274Louisiana Tech
1976Bill Ryckman1382Louisiana Tech
1975Steve Largent1000Tulsa
1974Willie Miller1193Colorado State
1973Jay Miller1181Brigham Young
1972Barry Smith1243Florida State
1971Brian Baima1230Citadel
1970Mike Siani1328Villanova
1969Jerry Hendren1452Idaho
1968Ron Sellers1496Florida State
1967Ron Sellers*1228Florida State
1966John Love1130North Texas
1965Howard Twilley1779Tulsa
1964Fred Biletnikoff*1179Florida State
1963Lawrence Elkins873Baylor
1962Vern Burke1007Oregon State
1961Pat Richter817Wisconsin
1960Hugh Campbell881Washington State
1959Chris Burford757Stanford
1958Rich Kreitling688Illinois
1957Stuart Vaughan756Utah
1956Bill Steiger607Washington State

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