4 Greatest Wide Receivers in Florida State History
As far as Florida State Seminoles wide receivers go, Anquan Boldin is probably the most famous recent NFL star to ever play the role, although names like Laveranues Coles and Kelvin Benjamin come to mind.
While those three names do not make the all-time Seminoles' list at this position, here's a look at four of the greatest wideouts in FSU history.
4. Fred Biletnikoff (1962-64)
Possibly the most successful NFL wide receiver of the bunch, Fred Biletnikoff was a Consensus All-American for Florida State in 1964. He had just shy of 1,200 receiving yards that year, with 15 touchdowns. Due to injury and use on both sides of the ball in college prior to 1964, Biletnikoff's overall numbers fall short of many others, but his '64 season shows just how talented he was. Not to mention everything he did after college.
3. Peter Warrick (1995-99)
Peter Warrick had an impressive college career that led to honors as a two-time Consensus All-American, three-time First Team All-ACC player and Sugar Bowl MVP. He finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy balloting in 1999. One could argue he should be number one on this list in terms of personal achievement, but his statistics hurt his chances. Warrick's only 1,000 yard season was in 1998, and his total receiving yards is third on the all-time Seminoles list behind Sellers and Greene. He also had 63 less receptions than Greene, although he did have more total touchdowns with 36. It's a close call, but I got to give it to Greene, leaving Warrick second on this list.
2. Ron Sellers (1966-68)
Despite playing only three seasons in a completely different era than the modern passing game in football, Ron Sellers still amassed some insane numbers in Tallahassee. Sellers is second in Florida State career receptions (212), receiving yards (3,598), single-season receptions (86; 1968) and first in single-season receiving yards (1,496; 1968). Sellers holds the No. 1 spot (16 catches), No. 2 spot (14 catches, three times) and No. 5 spot (13 catches, three times) in the FSU record for most single-game receptions. Sellers also holds the top-two spots for most single-game receiving yards with 260 and 259, respectively. He was a two-time All-American (1967-68), still holds 17 receiving and scoring records at Florida State, and he is now a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
1. Rashad Greene (2011-14)
It's hard to decide between Sellers and Rashad Greene, because the latter did play in a more pass-friendly decade, but in the end the numbers don't lie. Greene is the all-time Seminoles leader in both receptions and receiving yards with 270 and 3,830 (30 total touchdowns). He had two 1,000-plus seasons for Florida State. Greene is also a three-time ACC Champion and a two-time First Team All-ACC player in 2013 and '14. He never panned out for the Jacksonville Jaguars, but his reputation precedes himself as a Seminole. And at the end of the day, Greene was also a BCS National Champion.
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