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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201 84
Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Randy Moss Wide receiver

2
148 73
Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Larry Fitzgerald Wide receiver

3
147 74
Calvin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Calvin Johnson Wide receiver

4
139 71
Jerry Rice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Jerry Rice Wide receiver

5
132 73
Michael Crabtree is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Michael Crabtree Wide receiver

6
98 50
Tim Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time

7
103 55
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Michael Irvin Wide receiver

8
90 54
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
74 46
Percy Harvin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Percy Harvin Wide receiver

10
92 63
Peter Warrick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Peter Warrick Return specialist, Wide receiver

11
67 46
Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Cris Carter Wide receiver

12
65 47
Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Terrell Owens Wide receiver

13
53 36
Steve Largent is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Steve Largent Wide receiver

14
39 27
Jordy Nelson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
DerekBurton added Jordy Nelson Wide receiver

15
54 43
Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Lynn Swann Wide receiver

16
54 43
Mike Evans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time

17
53 44
Tavon Austin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time

18
34 29
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

19
46 42
Justin Blackmon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Justin Blackmon Wide receiver

20
42 39
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Steve Smith Wide receiver

21
40 37
DeSean Jackson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
DeSean Jackson Wide receiver

22
36 33
Marvin Harrison is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time

23
36 34
Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Bob Hayes Wide receiver

24
40 40
Braylon Edwards is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Braylon Edwards Wide receiver

25
41 44
Ryan Broyles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Ryan Broyles Wide receiver

26
34 36
Don Hutson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Don Hutson End, Safety, Wide receiver

27
27 28
Torry Holt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time

28
4 3
Dave Parks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Mac Pilkinton added Dave Parks Wide receiver

29
30 35
Lance Alworth is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Lance Alworth Wide receiver

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0 0
Ted Ginn, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
drewmorton25 added Ted Ginn, Jr. Wide receiver -    

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24 30
Dwayne Jarrett is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Dwayne Jarrett Wide receiver

32
24 30
Sidney Rice is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Sidney Rice Wide receiver

33
22 28
Jordan Matthews is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Jordan Matthews Wide receiver

34
28 37
Jeff Samardzija is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Jeff Samardzija Wide receiver

35
24 32
Rashaun Woods is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Rashaun Woods Wide receiver

36
24 34
Michael Floyd is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Michael Floyd Wide receiver

37
25 36
Mario Manningham is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Mario Manningham Wide receiver

38
15 26
Trevor Insley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Trevor Insley Wide receiver

39
17 29
Robert Meachem is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Robert Meachem Wide receiver

40
16 28
Troy Edwards is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Troy Edwards Wide receiver

41
12 24
Kenny Jackson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
slaft added Kenny Jackson Wide receiver

42
19 35
Howard Twilley is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Howard Twilley Wide receiver

43
13 27
Jarett Dillard is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Jarett Dillard Wide receiver

44
11 25
James Hardy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
James Hardy Wide receiver

45
11 30
Adarius Bowman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Adarius Bowman Wide receiver