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 alum Robert Brooks with the Green Bay Packers. Mandatory Credit: RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports /

South Carolina Football’s No. 10 Wide Receiver of All-Time:
Robert Brooks

Robert Brooks (1988-1991) and his South Carolina football career can be described by one word: steady. One of only four Gamecocks to tally four seasons with over 350 yards receiving, Brooks was recruited to play running back. Upperclassman Harold Green had a stranglehold on the position, so Brooks’ way appeared blocked until he proved to be too good of a player to keep on the bench.

Brooks, wearing the unconventional #49, was trotted out as a wide receiver, and the rest is history. After being drafted in the third round, he had a nine-year NFL career that saw him win a Super Bowl and invent the now-famous “Lambeau Leap” after Packer touchdowns. A Packers teammate of Brett Favre during the latter’s early career in Green Bay, Favre referred to Brooks as one of his favorite targets of his entire career.