3 Best NFL Wide Receivers to Ever Come Out of Michigan

Tristan Jung
Amani Toomer is arguably the greatest NFL receiver to ever come out of Michigan.
Amani Toomer is arguably the greatest NFL receiver to ever come out of Michigan. / Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
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The list of Michigan alumni in the NFL is a long one, and that only grows with each passing season. The Wolverines are fourth among NCAA schools in the all-time total of players who made it to the NFL, 36 of whom are active today.

With the 2020 NFL Draft approaching and wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones set to be Michigan's top selection off the board, it's a good time to take a look at the all-time best NFL wide receivers that played at Michigan.

3. Derrick Alexander

After a successful career with Michigan, Derrick Alexander was drafted in the first round by the Cleveland Browns in 1994. However, his career really didn't get going until the Browns became the Baltimore Ravens in 1996, after which he put up two 1,000-yard seasons. He then signed with the Kansas City Chiefs and continued to produce. In 2000, he posted 1,391 yards, a team record that would stand until Tyreek Hill broke it in 2018.

2. Anthony Carter

A living legend at Michigan, Anthony Carter actually decided to play in the new USFL spring football league coming out of college. After three moderately successful years in the USFL, Carter went to the Minnesota Vikings and established himself as one of their best receivers. He totaled 7,733 yards and 55 touchdowns over his career, which eventually ended with the Detroit Lions.

1. Amani Toomer

Amani Toomer was a standout receiver and punt returner at Michigan, and his career only got better from there. Toomer spent his entire 13-year career with the New York Giants, putting up five consecutive seasons with over 1,000 yards. Although he was somehow never named to a Pro Bowl, Toomer became a fan favorite by the end of his tenure and led the Giants receiving corps in their famous Super Bowl XLII win over the New England Patriots. He finished his career with 9,497 receiving yards and 54 touchdowns.


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