USC? Please. Tennessee is the REAL Wide Receiver U.

Updated: June 26, 2013

Wide Receiver U

By now you have all seen the video University of Southern Cal has put out claiming they are Wide Receiver U. After further investigating the matter, yes their top three receivers do have better stats than our number one receiver, Joey Kent.

HOWEVER, you have to look at the entire picture. Those stats were put up in the Pac 10 and before. UT’s greatest receivers did it week in and week out in the SEC, the strongest conference, period, no matter how far you go back. Sure both UT and UCS have had solid wide receivers that were either all conference or All Americans and both programs have been dominate for years, but look at the level of competition the two schools have played against over the years.  I will concede that USC should be QBU with the likes of Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart, both Heisman trophy winners.

However playing teams that you have owned on a consistent basis like Arizona, Arizona State, California, Oregon State, Washington State and Oregon? That’s not exactly the same level of competition as Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Auburn.  Stats can be somewhat misleading, and writers can be 100% biased, but in this case Tennessee is and will always be WRU (Wide Receiver U).

Here are the facts.  Tennessee’s Top Ten Wide Receivers from a career reception standpoint are:

  1.  Joey Kent 183  (1993-1996)
  2. Marcus Nash 177 (1994-1997)
  3. Cedrick Wilson 159 (1997-2000)
  4. Peerless Price 147 (1995-1998)
  5. Gerald Jones 142 (2007-2010)
  6. Jayson Swain 126 (2003-2006)
  7. Robert Meachem 125 (2004-2006)
  8. Thomas Woods 124 (1986-1989)
  9. Tim McGee 123 (1982-1986)
  10. Larry Seivers 117 (1973-1976)

Outside of these ten guys you could list anyone:

Alvin Harper. Carl Pickens, Vince Moore, Terence Cleveland, Anthony Miller. Anthony Morgan, Joey Clickscales, Craig Faulkner, Vince Moore, Brett Smith Donte Stallworth, Denarius Moore, Kelley Washington, Anthony Hancock, Willie Gault, Richmond Flowers, Cory Fleming, Jermaine Copeland and the list goes on and on and on.

It seems only appropriate to pay homage to the real Wide Receiver U’s all-time career leader in receptions, Joey Kent.

WE ARE Wide Receiver U PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!

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