BYU has compiled a storied history of quarterbacks, and there is no mistaking the talented players that have thrown touchdown after touchdown as Cougars. But, on the other end of those passes are special players as well, and BYU's receivers have done their own damage to opposing defenses.
From Eric Drage to Austin Collie, the receiving end of passes at BYU have been just as flashy as the other. But Cody Hoffman, a senior All-American and one of the nation's top wideouts, is on track to become the program's best receiver ever.
There are only a few records that stand in Hoffman's way, and here they are.
- Season: 106 (Austin Collie, 2008)
- Career: 221 (Dennis Pitta, 2004/2007-09)
- Season: 100 (2012)
- Career: 203 (2010-present)
Cody Hoffman is on Austin Collie's tail for the reception records at BYU, needing only 19 to break the career mark and 107, seven more than lat year, to break the season record. It's worth noting that The Hoff has played with four different starting quarterbacks since becoming a Cougar (at least two per year), and if Taysom Hill can retain his role as the first-stringer, it could help Hoffman's stats.
- Season: 1,538 (Austin Collie, 2008)
- Career: 3,255 (Austin Collie, 2004/2007-08)
- Season: 1,248 (2012)
- Career: 2,718 (2010-present)
The BYU offensive system under Brandon Doman included its fair share of short-route passes and it showed on Hoffman's stat sheet. While he nearly mirrored Collie's 2008 receptions, Collie outperformed Hoffman by nearly 300 yards. Anae's new offense should give the receivers more deep passes, and 530 yards are all Hoffman needs to break the career record.
- Season: 15 (Clay Brown, 1980/Austin Collie, 2008)
- Career: 30 (Austin Collie, 2004/2007-08)
- Season: 11 (2012)
- Career: 28 (2010-present)
Cody Hoffman needs only three trips to the end zone in order to break the career mark in touchdown receptions, but still has sixteen to go for the single-season record. But with so many new receiving weapons this year, Hill may spread the ball around a lot, and Hoffman may not chalk double-digit TDs.
But, as we've learned the past few years, never count The Hoff out.