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

Minimum 100 receptions.
An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
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  • Since 1956
  • Minimum 1.875 receptions per school game.
Leaders Table
Year Player Avg School
2017Emanuel Hall28.77Missouri
2016Jalen Robinette*27.40Air Force
2015Mack Hollins*24.83North Carolina
2014Devin Smith*28.21Ohio State
2013Devon Cajuste*22.93Stanford
2012Willis Wright25.32Florida International
2011Stephen Hill*29.29Georgia Tech
2010Kris Adams*22.77Texas-El Paso
2009Owen Spencer25.50North Carolina State
2008Brennan Marion*25.86Tulsa
2007Brennan Marion*31.90Tulsa
2006Terry Moss25.37Ball State
2005Matt Miller*23.46Arizona State
2004Dan Sheldon*23.40Northern Illinois
2003Lawrence Bady*25.03Boise State
2002Brandon Middleton24.07Houston
2001Doug Gabriel28.73Central Florida
2000Derrick Lewis25.23San Diego State
1999Andre Davis*25.48Virginia Tech
1998Kevin Coffey25.35Virginia
1997Kent Layman25.43Missouri
1996Marcus Robinson24.05South Carolina
1995Terry Glenn*22.05Ohio State
1994Jimmy Oliver23.78Texas Christian
1993Jay Kearney*25.86West Virginia
1992Ron Peters26.17Houston
1991Melvin Bonner24.59Baylor
1990Bryan Rowley27.21Utah
1989Randy Jackson28.52Rutgers
1988Calvin Phillips*25.46West Virginia
1987Willie Vaughn26.88Kansas
1986Keith Gloster24.70Temple
1985Stephen Baker29.10Fresno State
1984Ronnie Kelley25.00Tulsa
1983Reggie Bynum24.17Oregon State
1982Herkie Walls28.08Texas
1981Mike Whitwell27.07Texas A&M
1980Dwight Collins*27.57Pittsburgh
1979Mark Nichols26.66San Jose State
1978Joe Burke28.13Chattanooga
1977Ernest Gray29.50Memphis
1976Jim Smith*27.46Michigan
1975Kelvin Kirk24.50Dayton
1974Tracy Dickson26.77West Texas A&M
1973Larry Stokes27.92Chattanooga
1972Richard Agle25.21Appalachian State
1971Tom Scott23.43Washington
1970Larry Hart24.09Louisville
1969Mel Gray27.12Missouri
1968Elmo Wright27.86Houston
1967Mike Carroll24.09New Mexico State
1966Gene Washington25.07Michigan State
1965Larry Seiple23.52Kentucky
1964Joe Chapman25.40Idaho
1963Paul Krause23.26Iowa
1962Hal Bedsole*25.06Southern California
1961Jim Stewart21.65Navy
1960Chuck Bryant19.76Ohio State
1959Bake Turner20.18Texas Tech
1958Rich Kreitling29.91Illinois
1957Buddy Dial24.19Rice
1956Jim Morse22.10Notre Dame

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