The ACC's Best Wide Receivers of All-Time
This is my third installment in focusing on the ACC's Best at every position.
This slide show will focus on the ACC's Wide Receivers of All-Time.
The ACC was founded in 1953, with 8 teams but since then it has expended to 13 teams.
The original teams were Clemson, Duke, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Wake Forest, North Carolina State, South Carolina.
In 1971 South Carolina left for the SEC.
Since 1978 five teams have joined, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Miami, Boston College.
The ACC has a very rich tradition in many sports, epically football.
I found it very tough to pick out the top wide receivers, with a huge amount of talented present and past players to choose from.
10. Ricky Proehl, WF
While at Wake Forest Proehl collected 2,949 receiving yards and 25 touchdowns, both are school records.
9. Jerry Butler, Clemson
He was a 1978 All-American, along with being All-ACC. He will forever be remembered in Clemson fans hearts because of his famous catch to beat South Carolina during the 1977 season.
8. Aaron Kelly, Clemson
Kelly had a great career at Clemson with 232 catches, 2,733, and 20 touchdowns. While at Clemson he set many school records.
7. Jermaine Lewis, Maryland
Lewis was a four year starter at Maryland and he set many ACC records, including a then record of most catches with 193
6. Calvin Johnson, GT
He was a two time all-american, who set many school records like receiving yards, touchdown records, and receptions(2,927, 28, 178).
5. Herman Moore, Virginia
He was part of the famous Moore to Moore connection. He set school records in receiving yards and touchdown catches, 2,504 yards and 27 touchdowns.
4. Clarkston Hines, Duke
Hines is Dukes career leader in many receiving records, including 3,318 yards and 38 touchdowns. He is the only ACC player to my knowlegde, to catch 1,000 yards in three receiving campaigns.
3. Jericho Cotchery, NCSU
Cotchery was a two time All-ACC receiver, who broke many school records. He is one of only two receivers in ACC history to have at least 200 career receptions, 3,000 yards, and 20 touchdowns.
2. Torry Holt, NCSU
Torry Holt was a 1998 ACC Offensive player of the year. While at NC State he set many single season records, a then record of 88 catches, 1604 yards, and 16 receiving touchdowns.
1.Peter Warrick, FSU
Peter Warrick was a two time all-american receiver, who racked up 937 career return yards. Warrick is the other only receiver to have at least 200 career catches, 3,000 yards, and 20 touchdown catches.