2000s Wide Receivers


Anquan Boldin
Anquan Boldin was a 6’2″ 205 lbs wide receiver out of Pahokee, FL.  Boldin was a quarterback out of high school that bounced between positions his first several years on campus.  An athlete too good to keep off the field, Boldin slid out wide as a freshman and made a small impact with just 16 touches, but he turned 3 of those into touchdowns.  He settled into a larger role during the 2000 season and finished 3rd on the team in catches and yards.  He was being considered for the starting QB job in 2001 before tearing his ACL and missing the entire year.  When he retuned in 2002 he turned in a monster year that included four 100+ yard games.  He was drafted in the 2nd Round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.  Boldin has enjoyed a very successful career as the offensive rookie of the year and 3-time Pro Bowler.  He is still going strong turning in another 1,000 yard season in 2013, the 6th of his career.

Year Catches Yards Yards Per Catch Touchdowns
’99 12 115 9.6 2
’00 41 664 16.2 6
’02 65 1,011 15.6 13

Greg Carr
Greg Carr was a 6’6″ 217 lbs wide receiver out of Citra, FL.  Carr was a consistent performer for the Noles for 4 years who specialized in stretching the defense and using his height and ball skills.  Carr’s name can be found throughout the FSU record book.  He is 6th in career receptions, 5th in career yards, 2nd in career touchdowns, and 6th in career 100+ yard games with 8.  He was named to a couple 3rd Team Freshman All-American teams with 9 touchdowns and a huge 20.6 yards per catch average.

Year Catches Yards Yards Per Catch Touchdowns
’05 30 618 20.6 9
’06 34 619 18.2 12
’07 45 795 17.7 4
’08 39 542 13.9 4

Chris Davis
Chris Davis was a 6’0″ 180 lbs wide receiver out of Saint Petersburg, FL.  Davis came into Florida State with loads of hype and a Peter Warrick-esque highlight tape with jaw dropping stops and starts.  While he had a consistent and successful career, he never quite lived up to that lofty praise.  After spending the first two years deeper down the depth chart, Davis became a go-to receiver in his junior and senior season.  He is 7th on the career catch list and 14th in career yards.  Davis had three career 100 yard games and caught a pass in 30 consecutive games during his career.

Year Catches Yards Yards Per Catch Touchdowns
’03 23 264 11.5 2
’04 14 228 16.3 1
’05 51 666 13.1 5
’06 49 684 14.0 4

Craphonso Thorpe
Craphonso Thorpe was a 6’2″ 200 lbs wide receiver out of Tallahassee, FL.  Thorpe as a bit of ‘what if’ story.  As a junior, Thorpe was having one of the finest seasons for an FSU wide receiver in history before a devastating broken leg in overtime against NC State in 2003.  With one more game left on the schedule and the bowl game, Thorpe was already just 6 yards away from a 1,000 yard season and had caught double digit touchdown passes.  He had three 100+ yard games that season including two 200+ yard games.  He had his most memorable game in South Bend, Indiana against Notre Dame catching 7 passes for 217 yards and 2 touchdowns as FSU handing the Irish their worst ever home shut out loss.  Unfortunately, Thorpe wasn’t quite the same receiver after his injury as a senior.  Thorpe still finished 8th in career yards and 14th in career catches.   He still had shown enough to get drafted in the 4th Round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Cheifs and spent 3 years bouncing between 4 teams, finally getting some action in 5 games with the Indianapolis Colts in 2007.

Year Catches Yards Yards Per Catch Touchdowns
’01 15 286 19.1 1
’02 17 377 22.2 4
’03 51 994 19.5 11
’04 40 496 12.4 2

Javon Walker
Javon Walker was a 6’3″ 190 lbs wide receiver out of Lafayette, Louisiana.   Walker was a junior college transfer from Jones CC and made a huge impact his senior year.  He had six 100+ yard games as senior closing out his career with a huge 4 catch 195 yard 2 touchdown performance against Virginia Tech in the Gator Bowl.  He was drafted in the 1st Round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers and spent 8 years in the NFL making one Pro Bowl and tallying two 1,000 yard seasons.

Year Catches Yards Yards Per Catch Touchdowns
’00 20 313 15.7 3
’01 45 944 21.0 7


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