Jack Follman’s All-Time WRs from Current Pac-12 Schools

There's a higher percentage of modern players here, given how much teams pass these days

Posted on May 6, 2022

  By Jack Follman, SportsPac12

Pac-12 receivers don’t have the pedigree of quarterbacks or running backs, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a ton of great receivers in the history of the Conference.

Pac-12You’ll see a higher percentage of super modern players here, given how much more teams pass in college football than they used to, and the list isn’t as dominated by USC players as QB and RB.

Let’s dive into the greatest wide receivers in Pac-12 history.

You can jump back to our quarterback rankings to see the rating criteria and the thought process for including Colorado and Utah players.

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1. Keyshawn Johnson, USC

Keyshawn went number one overall for a reason. He was an absolute star in two seasons at USC in the 90s.

With 168 receptions, nearly 2,800 yards, and 16 touchdowns in two years, his highlight was an epic Rose Bowl performance as a senior, leading USC to a win.

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2. J.J. Stokes, UCLA

Stokes’ junior season was outrageous, especially for the time, with more than 1,100 yards and 17 touchdowns.

His overall career was great as well, though his senior season got hampered by injuries.

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3. Dwayne Jarrett, USC

Jarrett eclipsed Mike Williams as USC’s top receiver during the Pete Carroll era.

His stats are staggering and he helped the Trojans stay at the top of the college football world in the mid-2000s.

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4. Mike Williams, USC

He’s probably number one on this list if he plays his junior season.

He had more than 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns in just his first two seasons of college football while also helping the Trojans explode in the college football world.

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5. Troy Walters, Stanford

Walters peaked as a senior, winning the Biletnikoff Award and helping Stanford win the Pac-10.

But it’s his career stats that might stand out the most, as he finished with 244 catches for more than 3,900 yards. He was also an excellent kick returner.

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6. Derek Hagan, Arizona State

Career numbers for Hagan are some of the Pac-12’s best. One of the most-consistent deadly receivers to ever play in the Conference.

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7. Marqise Lee, USC

His 2012 season was breathtaking, and his career numbers would have been even more staggering if he wasn’t banged up as a junior.

One of the best players at taking over a game I’ve ever seen.

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8. Mike Hass, Oregon State

Hass’ reception and yardage numbers are some of the greatest of all-time. Winning a Biletnikoff Award in 2005 is his historical calling card.

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9. Johnnie Morton, USC

Morton’s overall career is great, but 1993 is when he really blew it up with more than 1,500 yards and 14 TDs at a time when those were video game numbers.

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10. Reggie Williams, Washington

Reggie was the original tall/big receiver that started dominating the Pac-10 in the 2000s. He was dominant for the Huskies from the first game of his freshman season.

11. Sean Dawkins, Cal
12. Robert Woods, USC
13. Ken Margerum, Stanford
14. Gene Washington, Stanford
15. Brandin Cooks, Oregon State
16. Shaun McDonald, Arizona State
17. Steve Smith, USC
18. Lynn Swann, USC
19. Mario Bailey, Washington
20. DeSean Jackson, Cal
21. Mike Thomas, Arizona
22. Keary Colbert, USC
23. James Lofton, Stanford
24. John Ross, Washington
25. Gabe Marks, Washington State

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