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The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time  

Ranker College Football
212 votes 16 voters 50 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time

Wildcats career: 1999-2002

2
Juron Criner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time

Wildcats career: 2008-2011

3
Dennis Northcutt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time

Wildcats career: 1996-1999

4
Nate Phillips is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time
Nate Phillips

Wildcats career: 2013-2016

5
Jon Horton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time
Jon Horton

Wildcats career: 1983-1986

6
Mike Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time
Mike Thomas

Wildcats career: 2005-2008

7
Theopolis Bell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time
Theopolis Bell

Wildcats career: 1972-1975

8
Shun Brown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time
Shun Brown

Wildcats career: 2015-2018

9
Derek Hill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time
Derek Hill

Wildcats career: 1985-1988

10
Austin Hill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time
Austin Hill

Wildcats career: 2011-2014

11
Samajie Grant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time
Samajie Grant

Wildcats career: 2013-2016    

12
Terrell Turner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time
Terrell Turner

Wildcats career: 2006-2009    

13
Charlie McKee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time
Charlie McKee

Wildcats career: 1969-1971

14
Brad Anderson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time
Brad Anderson

Wildcats career: 1981-1983

15
Richard Dice is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time
Richard Dice

Wildcats career: 1993-1996

16
Rodney Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time
Rodney Williams

Wildcats career: 1995-1997

17
David Douglas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time
David Douglas

Wildcats career: 2008-2011

18
Andrae Thurman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time
Andrae Thurman

Wildcats career: 2000-2002   

19
David Roberts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time
David Roberts

Wildcats career: 2008-2011    

20
Syndric Steptoe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time
Syndric Steptoe

Wildcats career: 2003-2006

21
Terry Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time
Terry Vaughn

Wildcats career: 1990-1993

22
Cayleb Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time
Cayleb Jones

Wildcats career: 2014-2015

23
Scott Piper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time
Scott Piper

Wildcats career: 1973-1975

24
Ron Gardin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time

Wildcats career: 1968-1969 

25
Johnny Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arizona Wildcats Wide Receivers Of All Time
Johnny Jackson

Wildcats career: 2012-2015