2010s Wide Receivers


Kelvin Benjamin
Kelvin Benjamin was a 6’5″ 238 lbs wide receiver out of Belle Glade, FL.  Benjamin was arguably the most physically gifted receiver to ever come through Tallahassee.  With incredible size and good speed and quickness for a big wide receiver, Benjamin became a nightmare for opposing defenses during the 2013 season.  As a redshirt freshman in 2012 he showed glimpses of what could be, but overall had an inconsistent and sometimes frustrating year.  A renewed dedication to his craft and the will to get better paid off with one of the top seasons for a wide receiver at Florida State.  He tied for the 8th best yardage total in a season in FSU history and the 2nd most touchdown grabs in a season.  He will most be remembered for grabbing the winning touchdown pass with just seconds remaining in the 2013 National Championship game against Auburn.  Benjamin is projected to be a 1st Round Draft Pick in the 2014 NFL Draf

Year Catches Yards Yards Per Catch Touchdowns
’12 30 495 16.5 4
’13 54 1,011 18.7 15

Rashad Greene
Rashad Greene is a 6’0″ 180 lbs wide receiver out of Albany, GA by way of Fort Lauderdale, FL.  With one season remaining in Tallahassee, Greene has a shot at rewriting the FSU record book.  Barring injury, he is almost certainly going to set the career receptions mark.  He’s already 4th and just 41 catches from the record.  Greene is 6th in career receiving yardage and 1,133 yards shy of the all-time mark.  His 22 career touchdown catches leave him just 9 short of the career touchdown reception mark, too.  Greene has a knack for making big plays when it counts, too.  Huge touchdown catches against Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Clemson, and an outstanding performance in the National Championship against Auburn stand out among his career feats.

Year Catches Yards Yards Per Catch Touchdowns
’11 38 596 15.7 7
’12 57 741 13.0 6
’13 76 1,128 14.8 9

Bert Reed
Bert Reed was a 5’10” 183 lbs wide receiver out of Panama City, FL.  Reed had a consistently solid, if unspectacular, career in Tallahassee that saw some highs and lows and spanned through the transition from legendary coach Bobby Bowden to the first couple of years under Jimbo Fisher.  Despite not having dominating single season numbers, Reed is 4th all time in career catches, 12th in yards, and 9th in catches per game.  A slot receiver with great quickness and good speed, Reed had an impact on reverses as well tallying 34 carries for 243 yards and 3 touchdowns in his career.  After strong showings his sophomore and junior seasons, Reed was slowed by injury as a senior missing over a month during the year and struggling to regain his quickness upon his return.  A favorite of the Fisher family, Reed was all Seminole and a leader during his time at Florida State.

Year Catches Yards Yards Per Catch Touchdowns
’08 23 295 12.8 3
’09 60 710 11.8 0
’10 58 614 10.6 2
’11 29 402 13.9 5

Kenny Shaw
Kenny Shaw was a 6’0″ 170 lbs wide receiver out of Orlando, FL.  Shaw was an excellent route runner with great quickness and hands.  He also possessed an uncanny ability to read defenses and understand where he needed to take his route to be in the open spot.  For a slender built guy, Shaw was fearless in the middle of the field making catches when the hit was coming.  Most notably he rebounded from the vicious hit he took in 2011 against Oklahoma and made a game altering catch against Florida before being leveled.  Shaw is top 15 all-time in career receptions and yardage and has a top 15 season yardage total.

Year Catches Yards Yards Per Catch Touchdowns
’10 3 36 12.0 1
’11 34 418 12.3 4
’12 33 532 16.1 3
’13 54 933 17.3 6

Rodney Smith
Rodney Smith was a 6’6″ 219 lbs wide receiver out of Miami, FL.  Smith was a big target out wide that would often be feast or famine.  While he had 4 games of 100+ receiving yardage, including two big games against Clemson, he also had 30 games of under 50 yards receiving.  He could be counted on to make a catch in every game, though, as he holds the record for most consecutive games catching at least one pass with 39.  Smith had a memorable touchdown reception against Florida as the Noles ended the Gators win streak in 2010 as well as a big touchdown catch in the 2012 Clemson game.  Smith was signed as a free agent in 2013 by the Minnesota Vikings. He spent part of the season on the practice squad before seeing action in 4 game, but recording no catches.

Year Catches Yards Yards Per Catch Touchdowns
’10 31 448 14.5 3
’11 36 561 15.6 4
’12 38 524 13.8 3


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