Football The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time  

Ranker College Football
5.4k votes 711 voters 11.5k views 47 items

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
259 109
Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
2
204 89
Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
3
199 92
Calvin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
4
189 95
Jerry Rice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
5
166 97
Michael Crabtree is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
6
125 68
Tim Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
7
123 73
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
128 79
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
9
102 65
Percy Harvin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
10
123 84
Peter Warrick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Return specialist, Wide receiver
11
95 62
Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
12
76 53
Steve Largent is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
13
80 62
Tavon Austin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
14
85 70
Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
15
72 59
Mike Evans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
16
68 58
Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
17
53 47
Jordy Nelson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
DerekBurton added Wide receiver
18
50 44
Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
19
56 52
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
20
56 53
DeSean Jackson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
21
59 58
Justin Blackmon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
22
47 45
Don Hutson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
End, Safety, Wide receiver
23
54 53
Braylon Edwards is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver
24
45 44
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
coolclay79 added Wide receiver
25
15 11
Ted Ginn, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
drewmorton25 added Wide receiver