Football The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time  

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List Rules Football players at the wide receiver position who had epic college careers

American College football, like all football originated as rugby in England and Canada, eventually rugby came stateside, then eventually became the game we know and love today. Years later the NCAA was formed to regulate college teams. The wide receivers on this list were the best of the best in NCAA football during their college careers.

The NCAA allows students from American universities, colleges, Canadian universities, or military academies to play. American college football has seen a surge in popularity in recent years, but it was actually through college football that the American football rules gained popularity in the first place.

The wide receivers are key players in almost all passing plays. Their prime directive is to catch passes from the quarterback and as such they are usually the fastest, most agile players in the game.

Below, we commemorate the greatest college wide receivers of ALL TIME! If you see a name missing feel free to add it and vote up your favorite wide receivers who had truly incredible college careers.
list ordered by

1
249 100
Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

2
193 84
Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

3
188 84
Calvin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

4
176 88
Jerry Rice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

5
160 89
Michael Crabtree is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

6
118 63
Tim Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time

7
124 69
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

8
114 67
Desmond Howard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

9
96 59
Percy Harvin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

10
116 79
Peter Warrick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Return specialist, Wide receiver

11
88 58
Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

12
71 47
Steve Largent is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

13
84 61
Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

14
73 57
Tavon Austin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time

15
69 55
Mike Evans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time

16
64 53
Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

17
55 48
DeSean Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

18
50 43
Jordy Nelson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
DerekBurton added Wide receiver

19
54 48
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

20
47 42
Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

21
57 55
Justin Blackmon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

22
44 42
Marvin Harrison is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time

23
50 49
Braylon Edwards is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

24
42 40
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
coolclay79 added Wide receiver

25
44 43
Don Hutson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
End, Safety, Wide receiver