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.

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173 75
Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Randy Moss Wide receiver

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130 66
Calvin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Calvin Johnson Wide receiver

3
127 66
Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Larry Fitzgerald Wide receiver

4
118 63
Jerry Rice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Jerry Rice Wide receiver

5
88 47
Tim Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time

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117 70
Michael Crabtree is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Michael Crabtree Wide receiver

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91 51
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Michael Irvin Wide receiver

8
80 49
Desmond Howard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Desmond Howard Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

9
83 56
Peter Warrick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Peter Warrick Return specialist, Wide receiver

10
48 33
Steve Largent is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Steve Largent Wide receiver

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58 43
Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Cris Carter Wide receiver

12
59 44
Percy Harvin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Percy Harvin Wide receiver

13
55 44
Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Terrell Owens Wide receiver

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48 40
Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Lynn Swann Wide receiver

The Most Underrated College Football Player

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47 39
Mike Evans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time

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31 26
Jordy Nelson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
DerekBurton added Jordy Nelson Wide receiver

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33 29
Marvin Harrison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time

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29 27
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
coolclay79 added Alshon Jeffery Wide receiver

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36 35
Braylon Edwards is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Braylon Edwards Wide receiver

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33 32
DeSean Jackson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
DeSean Jackson Wide receiver

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40 40
Justin Blackmon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Justin Blackmon Wide receiver

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32 31
Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Bob Hayes Wide receiver

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42 43
Tavon Austin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time

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33 33
Don Hutson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Don Hutson End, Safety, Wide receiver

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36 38
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Steve Smith Wide receiver

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25 26
Torry Holt is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time

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38 42
Ryan Broyles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Ryan Broyles Wide receiver

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29 33
Lance Alworth is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Lance Alworth Wide receiver

The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time

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2 1
Dave Parks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Mac Pilkinton added Dave Parks Wide receiver

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26 34
Jeff Samardzija is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Jeff Samardzija Wide receiver

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19 26
Jordan Matthews is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Jordan Matthews Wide receiver

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21 30
Michael Floyd is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Michael Floyd Wide receiver

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17 25
Robert Meachem is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Robert Meachem Wide receiver

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19 28
Sidney Rice is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Sidney Rice Wide receiver

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22 32
Mario Manningham is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Mario Manningham Wide receiver

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20 31
Rashaun Woods is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Rashaun Woods Wide receiver

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18 29
Dwayne Jarrett is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Dwayne Jarrett Wide receiver

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14 26
Troy Edwards is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Troy Edwards Wide receiver

39
18 32
Howard Twilley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Howard Twilley Wide receiver

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9 22
James Hardy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
James Hardy Wide receiver

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11 25
Adarius Bowman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Adarius Bowman Wide receiver

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11 25
Trevor Insley is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Trevor Insley Wide receiver

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9 23
Kenny Jackson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
slaft added Kenny Jackson Wide receiver

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10 25
Jarett Dillard is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Jarett Dillard Wide receiver