Auburn Is Deep and Talented at Receiver for 2010 Season

Kevin McGradySenior Writer IJune 26, 2010

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 1: Wide receiver Quindarius Carr #9 of the Auburn Tigers celebrates a touchdown against the Northwestern Wildcats in the Outback Bowl January 1, 2010 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Coach Trooper Taylor has coached the Auburn receiving corps into one of the best in the nation. They run good routes, they achieve separation, they catch the ball, and they block well down field. What better compliment can there be for a unit of football players?

Auburn had 2,857 yards of receiving in 2009. Darvin Adams had 997 yards, Mario Fannin had 413 yards, and Terrell Zachery 477 yards of the total. That leaves the rest of the team with only 970 yards of receiving. That number should increase in 2010.


Darvin Adams is a 6’3” 192 lbs. junior. He had a great season in 2009 . He will likely be on the receiving end of some quarterback attention in 2010.

Terrell Zachery is a 6’1” 211 lbs. senior. He had a productive season in 2009 . He is ready to contribute in 2010.

Experienced Contributors

Quindarius Carr is a 6’1” 184 lbs. junior. He honed his skills in 2009 and is ready to contribute in 2010.

Emory Blake is a 6’1” 194 lbs sophomore. He managed to get some playing time in 2009 . He is expected to produce in 2010.   High School Video

DeAngelo Benton is a 6’2” 205 lbs. sophomore. He got some playing time in 2009 . He was a highly regarded recruit and is expected to get more involved this season. High School Video

Tranante Stallworth is a 5’9” 180 lbs. sophomore. He got some experience in 2009 . He has great speed and is a threat to run the football as well. High School Video

Kodi Burns is a 6’2” 207 lbs. senior. He switched to receiver in 2009 . He has developed quickly.

Philip Pierre-Louis   is a 5’8” 150 lbs. red shirt sophomore. He is usually the fastest player on the field for either team. A spring practice knee injury has slowed his development for this season. He had some experience in 2009 . His blazing speed makes him a mismatch for any team when he is healthy. High School Video

True Freshmen

Trovon Reed is 5’11” 173 lbs. true freshman. He is an athlete that can play all purpose back, receiver, and cornerback. He is quick and has good speed. Video

Antonio Goodwin is a 6’1” 180 lbs. true freshman. He is an athlete that can play receiver or cornerback. He is quick, has good vertical ability and good speed. Video

Shaun Kitchens is a 6’3” 213 lbs. true freshman. He is an athlete that can play receiver as well as linebacker/safety. Video

There are others that might emerge as competition for playing time. All of the above players are expected to produce in 2010.