3 Greatest Wide Receivers in Georgia History

Mike Esposito
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The Georgia Bulldogs are a renowned program for some of the greatest running backs ever to grace the college football landscape. And while tailbacks like Herschel Walker and Todd Gurley, to name a few, have taken up the spotlight in their time with the Bulldogs, many great receivers have come through Athens that have been just as vital — if not more, in some cases — to the program's success throughout the years.

With that in mind, here are the three best wide receivers in Georgia's illustrious history.

3. Fred Gibson (2001-04)

He never played a down in the NFL, but by the time his career with the 'Dogs was over, Fred Gibson established himself as one of the best wideouts ever to grace the Georgia football program. The first great receiver recruited during the Mark Richt Era in Athens, Gibson played a key role on three 10-plus win teams — including Georgia's 13-1 2002 Sugar Bowl-winning season — and finished his career second in receiving on Georgia's all-time list with 2,884 career yards.

2. A.J. Green (2008-10)

Before establishing himself as one of the best receivers in the NFL, A.J. Green established himself as one of Georgia's greatest receivers. The eventual fourth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft led the Bulldogs in both receiving yards and receiving touchdowns in each of his three seasons. Additionally, he also led the SEC in receiving touchdowns in twice (2008 and 2010). Green declared for the NFL Draft immediately after his junior year, but despite playing only three seasons for the Bulldogs, he finished his career fourth in receptions (166), third in receiving yards (2,619) and second in receiving touchdowns (23) on Georgia's all-time list.

1. Terrence Edwards (1999-2002)

Many great receivers have graced the Georgia football program, but the best of the best is Terrence Edwards. A four-year starter in his time in Athens, Edwards led the Bulldogs in receiving yards as well as receiving touchdowns in three of his four collegiate seasons — including a 1,004-yard, 11 touchdown (No. 1 in the SEC) campaign in 2002. Edwards went undrafted in 2003 and never made his mark on the NFL. However, he easily solidified his place as one of the best players in program history, as he finished his career — and remains to this day — as Georgia's all-time leader in receptions (204), receiving yards (3,093) and receiving touchdowns (30).

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