Big 12 Football

Who's Better, Michael Crabtree or Dez Bryant?

Benjy MillerContributor IDecember 2, 2008

Michael Crabtree and Dez Bryant are the two best wide receivers in college football, both entering their sophomore year, but who's better? People will say Crabtree because he won the Biletnikoff award, but let's check and see.


Michael Crabtree: Played 13 games, had 134 receptions for 1962 yards and 22 touchdowns.

Dez Bryant: Played 11 games, had 43 receptions for 622 yards and 6 touchdowns.

Crabtree: Averaged 14.6 yards per catch.

Bryant: Averaged 14.5 yards per catch.

Crabtree: Averaged 150.9 yards per game.

Bryant: Averaged 56.5 yards per game.

As you can see, Crabtree was far superior his freshman year.


Michael Crabtree: (So far) Played 12 games, has 93 receptions for 1135 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Dez Bryant: (So far) Played 11 games, has 74 receptions for 1313 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Crabtree: Averaging 12.2 yards per catch.

Bryant: Averaging 17.7 yards per catch.

Crabtree: Averaging 94.6 yards per game.

Bryant: Averaging 119.4 yards per game.

So, it looks like Bryant is having the better year so far, but overall, who's better?


Michael Crabtree: Played 25 games, has 227 receptions for 3097 yards and 40 touchdowns.

Dez Bryant: Played 22 games, has 117 receptions for 1935 yards and 24 touchdowns.

Crabtree: Averaging 13.4 yards per catch.

Bryant: Averaging 16.1 yards per catch.

Crabtree: Averaging 123.9 yards per game.

Bryant: Averaging 88.0 yards per game.

So, who is the better receiver?

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