A closer look at receiving records

THEY'VE BEEN CALLED the deepest group of wide receivers at Washington State in potentially the last 20 years. That naturally begs the question, what kind of numbers might the Wazzu receiving corps put up in 2011?

Mike Levenseller has been coaching the wide receivers at Washington State seemingly forever, this will be his 20th year in Pullman. He is decidedly not a guy given to praise or hyperbole -- making his remarks this offseason, that the WR corps could be the most diverse, deepest group he's ever had, that much more noteworthy.

Marquess Wilson, Isiah Barton and Jared Karstetter were the starting three on the post-spring depth chart. Right behind them are Bobby Ratliff, Gino Simone and Kristoff Williams. A pair of true frosh, Isiah Myers and Henry Eaddy, both earned spring raves and aren't expected to redshirt. Bennett Bontemps is a walk-on who keeps putting himself into the conversation.

Williams was the favorite to play as a true freshman while Wilson, who became a freshman star last season, was the likely redshirt candidate. Williams got dinged up before the season and didn't play last year, making his debut this season that much more anticipated.

With such a group, might some receiving records be in danger of falling? Here are a few selected entries from the WSU record book.

4,120: Receiving yards in a season, 1997
35: TDs in a season, 1997
309: Receptions in a season, 2007

1,180: Receiving yards in a season, Brandon Gibson, 2007
13: Receiving TDs in a season, Jason Hill, 2005
72: Receptions in a season, Nakoa McElrath, 2001
25.9: Receiving average, Nian Taylor, 1997

12: Receptions in a game, Doug Flansburg, vs. Houston, 1966
255: Receiving yards in a game, Deron Pointer, vs. ASU, 1993
531: Team receiving yards in a game, vs. Oregon State, 2005

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