Big Ten Midseason Report (Part III): Receivers

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Big Ten Midseason Report (Part III): Receivers

The season is half over, but a few receivers from the Big Ten have already separated themselves from the pack. The Penn State trio may be the best receiving corp in the conference, but neither of them are the best receiver so far.

This series breaks down each position for the Big Ten teams.  This article is Part III and highlights the receivers in the conference.  Part I covered the quarterbacks and Part II the running backs.

Here are the Big Ten receivers, ranked by how they have performed so far.  The rankings take into consideration receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. Only receivers with 10 or more receptions are listed.

 

       Team  Year  Height  Weight  Hometown
1.  No. 7 Eric Decker  Minnesota  Junior  6'2"  215  Cold Spring, MN

 
Highlight

September 13, 2008

Eric Decker caught nine passes for 157 yards and a touchdown in a 35-23 win over Montana State.  He also rushed three times for 26 yards.

Stats

  Rec.   Rec. Yds. TD
  50   696 4
Big Ten Rank 1   1 T1

 

       Team  Year  Height  Weight  Hometown
2.  No. 6 Desmond Tardy  Purdue  Senior  6'1"  199  Indianapolis, IN

 
Highlight

September 27, 2008

Desmond Tardy had 10 receptions for 175 yards and a touchdown in a loss at Notre Dame.

Stats

  Rec.   Rec. Yds. TD
  25   393 2
Big Ten Rank T3   3 T5

 

       Team  Year  Height  Weight  Hometown
3.  No. 9 Arrelious Benn  Illinois  Sophomore  6'2"  214  Washington, DC

 
Highlight

September 13, 2008

Arrelious Benn caught four passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns in a loss at Penn State.

Stats

  Rec.   Rec. Yds. TD
  25   382 2
Big Ten Rank T3   4 T5

 

       Team  Year  Height  Weight  Hometown
4.  No. 2 Mark Dell  Michigan State  Sophomore  6'2"  188  Farmington Hills, MI

 
Highlight

August 30, 2008

Mark Dell caught nine balls for 202 yards and a touchdown in a loss at California.

Stats

  Rec.   Rec. Yds. TD
  20   443 2
Big Ten Rank T9   2 T5

 

       Team  Year  Height  Weight  Hometown
5.  No. 80 Andy Brodell  Iowa  Senior  6'3"  202  Ankeny, IA

 
Highlight

September 27, 2008

Andy Brodell had eight receptions for 126 yards and a touchdown in a loss to Northwestern.

Stats

  Rec.   Rec. Yds. TD
  20   278 2
Big Ten Rank T9   T8 T5

 

       Team  Year  Height  Weight  Hometown
6.  No. 21 Greg Orton  Purdue  Senior  6'3"  199  Dayton, OH

 
Highlight

September 6, 2008

Greg Orton caught four passes for 89 yards and a touchdown in a blowout win against Northern Colorado.

Stats

  Rec.   Rec. Yds. TD
  30   330 1
Big Ten Rank 2   5 T15

 

       Team  Year  Height  Weight  Hometown
7.  No. 24 Jordan Norwood  Penn State  Senior  5'11"  171  State College, PA

 
Highlight

September 13, 2008

Jordan Norwood caught five passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns in a blowout win at Syracuse.

Stats

  Rec.   Rec. Yds. TD
  18   318 4
Big Ten Rank T16   6 T1

 

       Team  Year  Height  Weight  Hometown
8.  No. 3 Deon Butler  Penn State  Senior  5'10"  168  Fairfax, VA

 
Highlight

September 13, 2008

Deon Butler caught seven balls for 110 yards and two touchdowns in a blowout win at Syracuse.

Stats

  Rec.   Rec. Yds. TD
  19   311 2
Big Ten Rank T11   7 T5

 

       Team  Year  Height  Weight  Hometown
9.  No. 80 Brian Robiskie  Ohio State  Senior  6'3"  199  Cleveland, OH

 
Highlight

September 27, 2008

Brian Robiskie caught eight passes for 90 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-21 win over Minnesota.

Stats

  Rec.   Rec. Yds. TD
  22   213 4
Big Ten Rank T6   20 T1

 

       Team  Year  Height  Weight  Hometown
10.  No. 10 Eric Peterman  Northwestern  Senior  6'1"  200  Sherman, IL

 
Highlight

September 27, 2008

Eric Peterman caught five passes for 47 yards and two touchdowns in a 22-17 win at Iowa.  He also rushed one time for 15 yards.

Stats

  Rec.   Rec. Yds. TD
  19   242 2
Big Ten Rank T11   12 T5

 

       Team  Year  Height  Weight  Hometown
11.  No. 15 Derrell Johnson-Koulianos  Iowa  Sophomore  6'1"  205  Campbell, OH

 
Highlight

September 6, 2008

Derrell Johnson-Koulianos had three receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown in a blowout win over Florida International.  He also rushed one time for six yards.

Stats

  Rec.   Rec. Yds. TD
  21   274 1
Big Ten Rank 8   10 T15

 

       Team  Year  Height  Weight  Hometown
12.  No. 8 Rasheed Ward  Northwestern  Senior  5'11"  180  Chicago, IL

 
Highlight

September 27, 2008

Rasheed Ward caught 10 passes for 94 yards and a touchdown in a 22-17 win at Iowa.

Stats

  Rec.   Rec. Yds. TD
  22   233 1
Big Ten Rank T6   15 T15

 

       Team  Year  Height  Weight  Hometown
13.  No. 2 Derrick Williams  Penn State  Senior  6'0"  194  Washington, DC

 
Highlight

September 27, 2008

Derrick Williams had six receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown in a 38-24 win against Illinois..  He also rushed six times for 33 yards and a touchdown.

Stats

  Rec.   Rec. Yds. TD
  19   240 1
Big Ten Rank T11   13 T15

 

       Team  Year  Height  Weight  Hometown
14.  No. 9 Martavious Odoms  Michigan  Freshman  5'9"  171  Pahokee, FL

 
Highlight

October 4, 2008

Martavious Odoms caught seven passes for 129 yards in a loss to Illinois.

Stats

  Rec.   Rec. Yds. TD
  23   253 0
Big Ten Rank 5   11 T25

 

       Team  Year  Height  Weight  Hometown
15.  No. 83 Brandon Myers  Iowa  Senior  6'4"  250  Prairie City, IA

 
Highlight

September 6, 2008

Brandon Myers had three receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown in a blowout win over Florida International.

Stats

  Rec.   Rec. Yds. TD
  16   202 2
Big Ten Rank T19   21 T5

 

       Team  Year  Height  Weight  Hometown
16.  No. 9 Brian Hartline  Ohio State  Junior  6'2"  186  North Canton, OH

 
Highlight

September 20, 2008

Brian Hartline caught two balls for 55 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-10 win against Troy.

Stats

  Rec.   Rec. Yds. TD
  13   226 2
Big Ten Rank 25   16 T5

 

       Team  Year  Height  Weight  Hometown
17.  No. 8 Keith Smith  Purdue  Junior  6'2"  226  Fort Hood, TX

 
Highlight

September 6, 2008

Keith Smith had six catches for 67 yards and a touchdown in a blowout win over Northern Colorado.

Stats

  Rec.   Rec. Yds. TD
  19   198 1
Big Ten Rank T11   22 T15

 

       Team  Year  Height  Weight  Hometown
18.  No. 13 Will Judson  Illinois  Senior  5'8"  163  Miami, FL

 
Highlight

August 30, 2008

Will Judson caught five passes for 177 yards and two touchdowns in a loss at Missouri.

Stats

  Rec.   Rec. Yds. TD
  11   223 2
Big Ten Rank T29   17 T5

 

       Team  Year  Height  Weight  Hometown
19.  No. 13 Greg Mathews  Michigan  Junior  6'3"  207  Honolulu, HI

 
Highlight

October 4, 2008

Greg Mathews had four receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown in a loss to Illinois.

Stats

  Rec.   Rec. Yds. TD
  15   221 1
Big Ten Rank T21   18 T15

 

       Team  Year  Height  Weight  Hometown
20.  No. 3 B.J. Cunningham  Michigan State  Freshman  6'2"  205  Westerville, OH

 
Highlight

October 4, 2008

B.J. Cunningham had four receptions for 76 yards in a 16-13 win against Iowa.

Stats

  Rec.   Rec. Yds. TD
  15   278 0
Big Ten Rank T21   T8 T25

 

       Team  Year  Height  Weight  Hometown
21.  No. 7 Ray Fisher  Indiana  Junior  5'9"  172  Cleveland, OH

 
Highlight

September 27, 2008

Ray Fisher caught seven balls for 43 yards and a touchdown in a loss to Michigan State.

Stats

  Rec.   Rec. Yds. TD
  18   111 2
Big Ten Rank T16   34 T5

 

       Team  Year  Height  Weight  Hometown
22.  No. 9 Ross Lane  Northwestern  Senior  6'3"  190  Ft. Myers, FL

 
Highlight

September 27, 2008

Ross Lane had six receptions for 66 yards in a 22-17 win at Iowa.

Stats

  Rec.   Rec. Yds. TD
  19   219 0
Big Ten Rank T11   19 T25

 

       Team  Year  Height  Weight  Hometown
23.  No. 13 Andrew Means  Indiana  Junior  6'0"  215  Avon Lake, OH

 
Highlight

September 20, 2008

Andrew Means caught four passes for 103 yards in a loss to Ball State.

Stats

  Rec.   Rec. Yds. TD
  17   236 0
Big Ten Rank 18   14 T25

 

       Team  Year  Height  Weight  Hometown
24.  No. 89 Garrett Graham  Wisconsin  Junior  6'4"  237  Brick, NJ

 
Highlight

September 6, 2008

Garrett Graham had four receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown in a blowout win against Marshall.

Stats

  Rec.   Rec. Yds. TD
  11   154 3
Big Ten Rank T29   27 4

 

       Team  Year  Height  Weight  Hometown
25.  No. 85 David Gilreath  Wisconsin  Sophomore  5'11"  165  New Hope, MN

 
Highlight

September 27, 2008

David Gilreath had five receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown in a loss at Michigan.

Stats

  Rec.   Rec. Yds. TD
  14   167 1
Big Ten Rank 24   25 T15

 

Honorable Mention:

Michael Hoomanawuni, Illinois
Demarlo Belcher, Indiana
Jack Simmons, Minnesota
Ben Kuznia, Minnesota
Ray Small, Ohio State
Kyle Jefferson, Wisconsin
Travis Beckum, Wisconsin
Terrance Turner, Indiana
Blair White, Michigan State
Dane Sanzenbacher, Ohio State
Brandon Whittington, Purdue

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