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 receiver Deebo Samuel in 2018. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports /

South Carolina Football’s No. 9 Wide Receiver of All-Time:
Deebo Samuel

If this were the list of the best football players who played wide receiver at South Carolina, Deebo Samuel (2015-2019) would have been toward the top as he was a player who contributed in many ways during his time in garnet and black. An elite returner and a useful carrier of the football (both from motion as a receiver or lined up in the backfield), Samuel was a big-time playmaker for the Gamecocks.

Arguably his best performance (10 catches for 210 yards and 3 touchdowns) came against Clemson, which only endeared him to fans even more. Injuries slowed #1 down during his career; otherwise, Samuel would have shot up this list. Deebo was selected in the second round of the NFL Draft and has become one of the best offensive weapons in professional football.