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The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 329 votes 24 voters45 items

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The best Arizona Wildcats wide receivers ever have all had a part in making Arizona one of the top-tier Division I college programs in the nation. While the early days of the college game were dominated by running backs, the rise of high-powered, high-scoring offenses means wide receivers have become a key piece of the college strategy.

Older players like Theo Bell and Derek Hill made their mark in the history of Arizona’s offense with their great performances in the past, as newer players like Mike Thomas and Nate Phillips carried on that legacy with tremendous talent and skill. The Wildcats have had many wide receivers go on to the NFL, and some even had Hall of Fame-level careers, but it all started with their days starting for Arizona football.

So which of these players from Arizona’s long history deserves to rank near the top of the list? Who are the best Wildcats WRs of all-time? Vote below, and if you see any players missing from the list who should be considered, feel free to add them as well.

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  • 1
    Bobby Wade

    Wildcats career: 1999-2002

  • 2
    Juron Criner

    Wildcats career: 2008-2011

  • 3
    Dennis Northcutt

    Wildcats career: 1996-1999

  • 4
    Mike Thomas
    15
    4

    Mike Thomas

    Wildcats career: 2005-2008

  • 5
    Jon Horton
    14
    2

    Jon Horton

    Wildcats career: 1983-1986

  • 6
    Shun Brown
    12
    2

    Shun Brown

    Wildcats career: 2015-2018

  • 7
    Richard Dice
    12
    5

    Richard Dice

    Wildcats career: 1993-1996

  • 8
    Austin Hill
    11
    4

    Austin Hill

    Wildcats career: 2011-2014

  • 9
    Derek Hill
    10
    2

    Derek Hill

    Wildcats career: 1985-1988

  • 10
    Nate Phillips
    10
    2

    Nate Phillips

    Wildcats career: 2013-2016

  • 11
    Samajie Grant
    8
    1

    Samajie Grant

    Wildcats career: 2013-2016    

  • 12
    Brad Anderson
    11
    5

    Brad Anderson

    Wildcats career: 1981-1983

  • 13
    Cayleb Jones
    7
    0

    Cayleb Jones

    Wildcats career: 2014-2015

  • 14
    Theopolis Bell
    7
    1

    Theopolis Bell

    Wildcats career: 1972-1975

  • 15
    Terrell Turner
    7
    1

    Terrell Turner

    Wildcats career: 2006-2009    

  • 16
    Charlie McKee
    5
    1

    Charlie McKee

    Wildcats career: 1969-1971

  • 17
    Scott Piper
    5
    1

    Scott Piper

    Wildcats career: 1973-1975

  • 18
    David Douglas
    8
    5

    David Douglas

    Wildcats career: 2008-2011

  • 19
    Rodney Williams
    7
    4

    Rodney Williams

    Wildcats career: 1995-1997

  • 20
    David Roberts
    5
    2

    David Roberts

    Wildcats career: 2008-2011    

  • 21
    Syndric Steptoe
    7
    5

    Syndric Steptoe

    Wildcats career: 2003-2006

  • 22
    Jay Dobyns
    4
    0

    Jay Dobyns

    Wildcats career: 1982-1984

  • 23
    Trey Griffey
    4
    1

    Trey Griffey

    Wildcats career: 2013-2016    

  • 24
    Ron Gardin

    Wildcats career: 1968-1969 

  • 25
    Rob Gronkowski

    Wildcats career: 2007-2008