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

Roy Williams, Texas Football (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Roy Williams, Texas Football (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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2. Jordan Shipley (2006-2009)

There are a clear top two wideouts in program history for the Longhorns, with Jordan Shipley essentially coming up on this list as a 1B option. The other Shipley was a mainstay for this Texas offense that competed for numerous national titles and helped this team to win the Big 12 on multiple occasions.

Shipley was also technically on the roster for Texas in 2005, when they topped the USC Trojans to win the Rose Bowl and win the 2006 BCS National Championship. He was also one of the most productive players in the 2010 BCS National Championship Game, where Texas lost to Alabama, as he registered 10 catches for 122 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

Moreover, Shipley ranks second in program history in both receiving yards (3,191) and touchdown catches (33).

The career of Shipley really came to a peak in 2009, when he registered 1,485 receiving yards and 13 touchdown catches. Statisically speaking, that is the greatest receiving season in history for the Longhorns. His receiving yards and touchdowns from 2009 are both single-season records for Texas.

It was really the insane consistency that Shipley brought to the table in terms of his sneaky speed, route running, reliable hands, and clutch play that makes him so great in the conversation of the best wideouts in program history.

1. Roy Williams (2000-2003)

When looking at the numbers that the legendary Texas wideout Roy Williams put up during his four seasons with the program, it’s not hard to see why so many Longhorns fans consider him the best at this position ever. Williams is the all-time Longhorns leader in career receiving yards (3,866) and receiving touchdowns (36).

He was also able to make an impact for the Longhorns as a rusher, where he registered 243 career yards and three touchdowns.

The greatness of Williams was modeled in his insane productiveness and consistency during his four years at Texas. He is the only receiver in Texas program history to register at least 40 catches, 800 receiving yards, and seven touchdown catches in four consecutive seasons.

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Some of Williams’ career numbers are also among the best in the FBS in the last few decades. Since 1950, Williams ranks 29th in FBS career receiving yards and tied for 31st in receiving touchdowns. Solely for the reason of Williams having such impressive career receiving stats, he would likely be considered one of the 15 or 20 best wideouts in all of college football since the turn of the century.