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3 Best NFL Wide Receivers to Ever Come Out of Clemson

Zach Brunner
DeAndre Hopkins was drafted 27th overall out of Clemson.
DeAndre Hopkins was drafted 27th overall out of Clemson. / Dustin Bradford/Getty Images
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The Clemson Tigers football program has put a number of great players into the NFL over the years, especially on offense. So, Tee Higgins, a projected first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, is just the next man up in a line of greats.

These are the three best NFL wide receivers ever to come out of the Clemson football program.

3. Dwight Clark, 1979-87

Dwight Clark was an incredibly steady wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers in the 1980's. He had at least 800 yards receiving in five straight seasons, including the shortened 1982 season, when he led the league with 60 receptions. Clark is also a two-time Pro Bowler and he was voted to the First-Team All-Pro once.

2. Jimmy Orr, 1958-70

Drafted in the 25th round to the Los Angeles Rams, Jimmy Orr was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he caught 910 yards in his rookie season. This was a record that stood strong for over a half century, until JuJu Smith-Schuster broke it in 2017. Orr finished his career with 7,914 receiving yards and 66 touchdowns.

1. DeAndre Hopkins, 2013-Present

DeAndre Hopkins has been plenty of headlines recently, and that speaks to how great of a wide receiver he is. Across his seven-year career, he has had some of the worst quarterbacks in the league throwing to him, before Deshaun Watson, and he has still totaled 8,602 receiving yards and 54 touchdowns. He is clearly one of the best players currently in the league.


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