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
208 85
Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

2
153 74
Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

3
151 78
Calvin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

4
143 74
Jerry Rice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

5
135 76
Michael Crabtree is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

6
99 52
Tim Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time

7
105 57
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

8
92 55
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
76 48
Percy Harvin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

10
94 64
Peter Warrick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Return specialist, Wide receiver

11
68 48
Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

12
66 49
Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

13
54 38
Steve Largent is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

14
55 45
Mike Evans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time

15
54 45
Lynn Swann is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

16
39 30
Jordy Nelson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
DerekBurton added Wide receiver

17
54 47
Tavon Austin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time

18
46 44
Justin Blackmon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

19
42 40
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

20
41 39
DeSean Jackson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

21
37 35
Marvin Harrison is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time

22
34 32
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
coolclay79 added Wide receiver

23
41 40
Braylon Edwards is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

24
36 37
Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

25
36 38
Don Hutson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
End, Safety, Wide receiver

26
42 47
Ryan Broyles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

27
27 30
Torry Holt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time

28
31 37
Lance Alworth is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

29
1 1
Ted Ginn, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
drewmorton25 added Wide receiver -    

30
4 5
Dave Parks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Mac Pilkinton added Wide receiver

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

32
22 29
Jordan Matthews is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

33
24 32
Dwayne Jarrett is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

34
29 39
Jeff Samardzija is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

35
24 34
Rashaun Woods is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

36
26 38
Mario Manningham is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

37
24 36
Michael Floyd is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

38
15 28
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 31
Robert Meachem is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

40
16 30
Troy Edwards is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

41
20 36
Howard Twilley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

42
12 26
Kenny Jackson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver

43
13 29
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 27
James Hardy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver

45
11 31
Adarius Bowman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time
Wide receiver