South Carolina Football’s GOAT Series: Top-15 Greatest Wide Receivers of All-Time

A ranking of the top-15 wide receivers in the history of South Carolina football

South Carolina football star Deebo Samuel was electric with the ball in his hands, whether as a receiver, ball carrier, or returner. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
South Carolina football star Deebo Samuel was electric with the ball in his hands, whether as a receiver, ball carrier, or returner. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports /
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South Carolina football wide receiver Pharoh Cooper against Vanderbilt. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports /

South Carolina Football’s No. 6 Wide Receiver of All-Time:
Pharoh Cooper

Pharoh Cooper (2013-2015) was electric in garnet and black. A lightly-recruited defensive back prospect out of high school, Steve Spurrier quickly moved “Fay-Row” to offense when he got to campus. As he got acclimated to the receiver position during his freshman year, he still contributed as a wildcat quarterback, throwing a crucial touchdown pass against Clemson and being named a Freshman All-American.

Cooper became a household name as a sophomore as he was an all-SEC performer, something he would repeat as a junior. Cooper is the only South Carolina player with three games of 170 receiving yards or more in his career. He has been in the NFL since being drafted in 2016, even making a Pro Bowl as a special teams contributor.