Receiving Yards Per Reception Single Season Leaders and Records

Minimum 100 receptions.
An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
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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 Gabriel28.732001UCF
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*27.571980Pitt
15Jim Smith*27.461976Michigan
16Jalen Robinette*27.402016Air 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
33Lam Jones25.861977Texas
34Tony Hunter25.561979Notre Dame
35Owen Spencer25.502009North Carolina State
36Andre Davis*25.481999Virginia Tech
37Calvin Phillips*25.461988West Virginia
38Kent Layman25.431997Missouri
39Joe Chapman25.401964Idaho
40Terry Moss25.372006Ball State
41Kevin Coffey25.351998Virginia
42Willis Wright25.322012Florida International
43Derrick Lewis25.232000San Diego State
44Richard Agle25.211972Appalachian State
45Derek Holloway25.191982Arkansas
46Jack Morrison25.171968Pacific
47Jim O'Brien25.161968Cincinnati
48Gene Thomas25.141985Pacific
49Rob Rikard25.121979Boston College
50Demaryius Thomas*25.092009Georgia Tech
51Jamal Robinson*25.082012Louisiana-Lafayette
52Gene Washington25.071966Michigan State
53Hal Bedsole*25.061962USC
54Lawrence Bady*25.032003Boise State
55Dwight Counter*25.032003New Mexico
56Ronnie Kelley25.001984Tulsa
57Danny Knight24.971982Mississippi State
58Bob Milligan24.881969Yale
59Freddy Weygand24.881984Auburn
60Mack Hollins*24.832015North Carolina
61T.Y. Hilton24.712008Florida International
62Archie Gray24.701973Wyoming
63Keith Gloster24.701986Temple
64Holden Smith24.651978California
65Andre Rison*24.641988Michigan State
66Melvin Bonner24.591991Baylor
67Mike Dennis24.571966Louisville
68Chris Henry*24.542003West Virginia
69Kelvin Kirk24.501975Dayton
70Frank Foreman24.411969Michigan State
71Henry Ellard*24.351982Fresno State
72Tony Burks24.292006Mississippi State
73Brian Williams24.271989Houston
74Phillip Dorsett*24.192014Miami (FL)
75Buddy Dial24.191957Rice
76Kevin House24.191979Southern Illinois
77Phil McConkey24.181978Navy
78Duriel Harris24.171974New Mexico State
79Jester Weah*24.172016Pitt
Reggie Bynum24.171983Oregon State
81Kirk Gibson24.141977Michigan State
82Mike Carroll24.091967New Mexico State
83Scott Wiley24.091976West Texas A&M
84Larry Hart24.091970Louisville
85Brandon Middleton24.072002Houston
86Marcus Robinson24.051996South Carolina
87Carlos Carson24.001977LSU
88Quincy Morgan23.981999Kansas State
89Shelton Gibson*23.972015West Virginia
90Wayne Smith23.861983Tulane
91Tyrone Davis23.831992Virginia
92Alexander Wright23.801989Auburn
93Stephen Baker23.791986Fresno State
94Jimmy Oliver23.781994Texas Christian
95Corey Alston23.781997Western Michigan
96George Thomas23.761986UNLV
97Henry Tuten23.761989Pitt
98Kevin House23.711978Southern Illinois
99Malcolm Seabron*23.671992Fresno State
100Melvin Anderson23.641985Minnesota

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