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
263 111
Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
2
208 92
Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
3
202 94
Calvin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
4
192 99
Jerry Rice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
5
167 101
Michael Crabtree is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
6
126 71
Tim Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
7
125 76
Desmond Howard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Return specialist, Punt returner, Kickoff returner
8
129 80
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
9
126 85
Peter Warrick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Return specialist, Wide receiver
10
104 67
Percy Harvin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
11
97 62
Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
12
76 54
Steve Largent is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
13
81 64
Tavon Austin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
14
86 71
Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
15
73 61
Mike Evans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
16
71 59
Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
17
51 45
Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
18
50 45
Don Hutson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
End, Safety, Wide receiver
19
57 53
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
20
53 50
Jordy Nelson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
DerekBurton added Wide receiver
21
56 54
DeSean Jackson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
22
54 54
Braylon Edwards is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
23
59 60
Justin Blackmon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
24
16 11
Ted Ginn, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
drewmorton25 added Wide receiver

 

 

25
45 46
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
coolclay79 added Wide receiver