2012 Season Schedule Top Returning Players: Special Teams | Defense | Offensive Line

It takes a certain kind of player to make big plays and have big games week after week. These returning receivers have been among the best in the country the past couple seasons and look to do more damage against opposing defenses in 2012.


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Arguably the nation's top receiving tandem, Woods (2) and Lee (9) will push each other again this season in the quest to be the top wideout in the country. Woods caught 111 passes for 1,292 yards with 15 touchdowns last year and was among the top 10 nationally for receptions per game (4th, 9.3) and yards per game (8th, 107.7) It was an impressive haul, boosting his career receiving total to more than 2,100 yards in two seasons. Lee nearly matched Woods in 2011, posting 73 catches for 1,143 yards and 11 TDs as one of college football's top freshmen.
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Keenan Allen was one four Pac-12 players in the national top 10 for receiving yards per game in 2011. His 103.3-yards-per-game average was more than 40 percent of California's total passing offense, which averaged 246 yards per game and helped Allen rank 72nd nationally in all-purpose yards.
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Few know how to get the ball in the end zone like Wake Forest's Chris Givens. In fact, few receivers put it across the goal line more often in 2011 than Givens, who recorded more receiving touchdowns (21) a year ago than any returning player this fall. He also added added 102.3 receiving yards per game for the Demon Deacons.
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Ryan Broyles set the FBS career record for receiving yards, leaving big shoes to fill in the Oklahoma receiving corps. Kenny Stills is looking to take the next step up in his career and will be the first receiver looked at this fall when QB Landry Jones puts the ball downfield. The pair already have a strong connection after Stills pulled in 61 receptions for 849 yards and eight TDs. 
 
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Marquess Wilson led the pass-happy Pac-12 with 115.7 receiving yards per game, totaling school records with 1,388 yards and 82 receptions as a sophomore. His numbers should only go up from there as coach Mike Leach takes over in Pullman, Wash.  
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Miami (Ohio) QB Zac Dysert has quietly amassed the third-highest passing total among active signal-callers entering 2012 and WR Nick Harwell is a major reason. Harwell was second in the FBS as a sophomore last year with 129.6 receiving yards per game and is the top returning yardage leader among all receivers. 
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The title of Mr. Excitement went to a new face in 2011 as freshman Sammy Watkins lit up opponents while helping Clemson to one of its best seasons in decades. Watkins was a multi-purpose threat, finishing fourth nationally with 176.0 all-purpose yards per game, including 1,219 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns among his 82 receptions. 
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Who says all that tight ends can do is block? Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert proved otherwise in 2011 when he led all FBS tight ends with 63 catches for 803 yards, catching at least one pass in every game. The strong showing helped him be named a finalist for the Mackey Award as the country's top tight end as a junior.   
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