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
269 112
Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
2
210 93
Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
3
205 97
Calvin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
4
195 101
Jerry Rice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
5
171 104
Michael Crabtree is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
6
130 73
Tim Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
7
131 83
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
8
127 80
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
103 62
Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
10
128 87
Peter Warrick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Return specialist, Wide receiver
11
105 71
Percy Harvin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
12
77 57
Steve Largent is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
13
77 61
Mike Evans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
14
82 68
Tavon Austin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
15
87 74
Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
16
71 62
Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
17
59 54
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
18
52 47
Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
19
51 47
Don Hutson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
End, Safety, Wide receiver
20
58 55
DeSean Jackson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
21
20 12
Ted Ginn, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
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22
61 61
Justin Blackmon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
23
53 52
Jordy Nelson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
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24
54 55
Braylon Edwards is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
25
47 47
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
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