Mike Evans Sets Texas A&M Record for Most Receiving Yards in a Season

Randy ChambersAnalyst INovember 10, 2013

Nov 9, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Mike Evans (13) warms up before the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports
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On a day that seems to have been kind to wide receivers, Texas A&M's Mike Evans enters the record books. He has now had the best season of any other Aggie receiver in school history:

Well, that record didn't last long, huh?

Ryan Swope set the record in 2011 with 1,207 receiving yards. It's also important to note that Swope needed 89 catches to make history. Evans has just 57!

Considering Evans and the Aggies still have a pair of regular-season games and a bowl appearance remaining, the sophomore receiver will have enough opportunities to make sure his record lasts a lot longer.

To make this feat even sweeter, Texas A&M beat Mississippi State by a score of 51-41. Evans finished the game with five receptions and 116 yards. That's just another day at the office for one of the most exciting offenses in college football.

What else is there to say about Evans?

He's Johnny Manziel's favorite target for a reason and has made his case to be named the best receiver in all of college football. At 6'5", 225 pounds, he not only has the build and strength for the next level, but he's surprisingly quick for a man his size and is capable of picking up huge yards after the catch.

Evans will certainly have a chance to become the most successful Texas A&M receiver in the NFL. After all, he'll likely be one of the first receivers selected in the draft whenever he decides to leave College Station.

Until that time comes, Texas A&M fans can continue to enjoy one of the best players in all of college football.