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’s Troy Williamson being covered by three defenders against Florida.Mandatory Credit: Photo by Paul Chapman-USA TODAY Sports (©) Copyright 2004 by Paul Chapman /

South Carolina Football's No. 12 Wide Receiver of All-Time:
Troy Williamson

One of the fastest sprinters to play receiver for the Gamecocks, Troy Williamson (2002-2004) owns the longest reception in school history, a 99-yard scamper on a slant. His junior season in 2004 was one of the best receiver seasons in the country that year, as he was top-5 in the SEC in every receiving category, despite the fact that he played in a sub-par offense that had a revolving door at quarterback all season.

At 6’2″ and 200 pounds, men as big as Williamson should not be able to run as fast as he did, and #82 rode that physical giftedness to being selected seventh overall in the 2005 NFL Draft. He had a five-year NFL career that fizzled out as he battled vision issues that hampered his ability to catch the football.