Texas Football: 10 best wide receivers all-time for the Longhorns

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6. Limas Sweed (2004-2007)

The 2006 campaign for Limas Sweed was one of the best individual seasons in program history for any Longhorns wide receiver. At the time, Sweed ranked second in program history in single-season touchdown receptions, with 12. He was well on his way to having his best season in college in 2007 until a wrist injury wound up ending his senior campaign prematurely.

Sweed had some well-noted drop issues in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers, which would go on to essentially ruin his pro career. But he was one of the most notable sizable outside receivers in program history.

As of 2022, Sweed ranks 11th in program history in career receiving yards (1,915) and fourth in receiving touchdowns (20).

Sweed also owned the program record at the time in terms of consecutive games with a touchdown catch (seven).

5. Mike Adams (1992-1996)

The do-it-all beast for the Longhorns on offense and special teams in the early-to-mid 1990s was Mike Adams. A player that still sits near the top of the Texas record books in multiple stat categories in the receiving and return game, Adams was a unique player that still lives on in Longhorn lore.

Adams is one of the all-time leaders in all-purpose yards for the Longhorns and is near the top of multiple receiving leaderboards. He has more than 1,000 career punt return yards and more than 1,500 career kick return yards under his belt, along with two punts returned for touchdowns.

Adams is also one of three Texas wideouts that has more than 3,000 career receiving yards. His 3,032 career receiving yards ranks third in program history. It’s also worth noting that he is the only Texas wideout ever to average at least 17 yards per catch for his career while racking up at least 2,000 receiving yards.

Last but not least, Adams is tied for sixth in program history in receiving touchdowns with 16.