4 Greatest Wide Receivers in Florida History

David Kaestle
Andre Caldwell made a huge impact at Florida.
Andre Caldwell made a huge impact at Florida. / Marc Serota/Getty Images
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The Florida Gators are one of the best college football programs of all time. With multiple national championships and a competitive team almost every season they step on the field, things have been good in Gainesville.

With that in mind, let's take a look at the four best Florida Gator wide receivers of all time.

4. Andre Caldwell (2003-2007)

Andre Caldwell is third all-time in career receiving yards (2,349) at Florida, as well as No. 1 in receptions (185). His 13 receptions in a single game against FAU in 2007 are tied for the second-most in Florida history. Since he was at Florida for five seasons, his per-game and per-season stats might not hold up to others, but his sheer totals sneak him onto this list.

3. Percy Harvin (2006-2008)

Percy Harvin played as something of a hybrid WR/RB during the Tim Tebow years at Florida, but he did enough as a receiver to make the list, catching 133 passes (No. 10 in school history) for 1,929 yards (No. 17) and 13 touchdowns (No. 25). He also added 194 rushes for 1,852 yards and 19 touchdowns in his time with the Gators, giving him the fourth-most yards from scrimmage in Florida history.

2. Carlos Alvarez (1969-1971)

Carlos Alvarez was only at Florida for three seasons, but he left his mark in that time. He is the school's career leader in receiving yards (2,563) and second all-time in receptions (172). Alvarez's 1969 season ranks second-best in receiving yards in school history with 1,329. He also ranks No. 10 in career receiving touchdowns with 19.

1. Jabar Gaffney (2000-2001)

Jabar Gaffney might have only played two seasons as a Gator, but the numbers he compiled in those two campaigns catapults him to the top of this list. He is second all-time in career receiving yards (2,375), ninth in career receptions (138) and both of his seasons rank in the top-five in single-season receiving yards in Florida history. Additionally, he ranks No. 4 in career receiving touchdowns, 27. Again, he did all of this in only two years. With that type of production in that amount of time, it's hard not to have him a top this list.


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