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
252 105
Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

2
197 86
Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

3
191 88
Calvin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

4
179 92
Jerry Rice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

5
163 94
Michael Crabtree is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

6
122 65
Tim Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time

7
124 75
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

8
118 71
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
100 61
Percy Harvin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

10
119 82
Peter Warrick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Return specialist, Wide receiver

11
92 59
Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

12
72 51
Steve Largent is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

13
84 66
Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

14
77 60
Tavon Austin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time

15
70 58
Mike Evans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time

16
65 57
Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

17
51 46
Jordy Nelson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
DerekBurton added Wide receiver

18
48 44
Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

19
55 52
DeSean Jackson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

20
54 51
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

21
59 57
Justin Blackmon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

22
52 52
Braylon Edwards is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

23
44 43
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
coolclay79 added Wide receiver

24
45 45
Don Hutson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
End, Safety, Wide receiver

25
44 45
Marvin Harrison is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time