3 Greatest Wide Receivers in Texas History

Zach Brunner
Roy Williams is the all-time Texas receiving leader.
Roy Williams is the all-time Texas receiving leader. / Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

The Texas Longhorns football program has been a staple in college football history. The football traditions are rich in Texas, as is the talent they have on the field. There have been many terrific players to go through Austin, Texas and wear the Longhorns on their helmet.

These are three of the greatest wide receivers in Texas program history.

3. Mike Adams (1992-96)

Mike Adams ranks third on the all-time Longhorns receiving list, with 3,032 yards, making him one of just three players with at least 3,000 career receiving yards at Texas . Adams also found the end zone 17 total times and he averaged 17.1 yards per reception, showing how explosive of a playmaker he could be.

2. Jordan Shipley (2006-09)

Jordan Shipley started his Texas career slow, but did most of his damage in his final two seasons. He put up 1,485 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns, earning All-American honors in his senior year. That helped him get to second all-time on the receiving list, with 3,191 yards. Shipley also found the end zone 33 times, ranking second in program history.

1. Roy Williams (2000-03)

Playing four years for the Longhorns, Roy Williams is the all-time receiving leader in program history, with 3,866 yards. He also leads the way with 36 receiving touchdowns. Williams was also a threat to carry the football, racking another 243 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. He would go on to be drafted seventh overall to the Detroit Lions, and was named inducted into the University of Texas Hall of Honor in 2013.

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