Seven of the Big 12’s top receivers are gone. From Jace Amaro to Josh Stewart, their impressive numbers made up only 19.5 percent of the conference’s 31,820 total passing yards on the season. Here’s a look at the top 10 receivers returning in the Big 12 for 2014.
10. Mario Alford, Sr., West Virginia
Mario Alford led the West Virginia receivers last season with 552 receiving yards. He caught 27 passes and averaged an impressive 20.4 yards per catch.
9. Jhajuan Seales, So., Oklahoma State
Jhajuan Seales was No. 3 for the Cowboy offense in 2013. He hauled in 39 receptions for 571 yards and three touchdowns. Seales averaged 14.6 yards per catch.
8. Jaxon Shipley, Sr., Texas
Jaxon Shipley was the No. 2 receiver for Texas last year. He recorded 589 yards off a team-high 56 receptions. Shipley averaged 10.5 yards per catch and scored only one touchdown.
7. Sterling Shepard, Jr., Oklahoma
Sterling Shepard was No. 2 for the Sooner offense last season. He caught 51 passes for a total of 603 yards and seven touchdowns.
6. Bradley Marquez, Sr., Texas Tech
Bradley Marquez was No. 4 for the Texas Tech offense last year. He recorded a total of 633 yards off 49 passes for six touchdowns while averaging 12.9 yards per catch.
5. Quenton Bundrage, Jr., Iowa State
Quenton Bundrage led the Cyclone offense with 48 catches for 676 yards and nine touchdowns. He averaged 14.1 yards per catch in 2013.
4. Levi Norwood, Sr., Baylor
Levi Norwood was the Bears’ No. 3 receiver last season. He finished with 733 yards off 47 receptions. Norwood scored eight touchdowns while averaging 15.6 yards per catch.
3. Jakeem Grant, Jr., Texas Tech
Jakeem Grant finished 2013 with 15.6 percent of Texas Tech’s total receiving yards. He recorded 796 yards off 65 receptions and scored seven touchdowns.
2. Tyler Lockett, Sr., Kansas State
Tyler Lockett was Kansas State’s main man last season with 81 catches for 1,262 yards. He accounted for 43.2 percent of the Wildcats total receiving yards on 2,921. He averaged 15.6 yards per catch while scoring 11 touchdowns.
1. Antwan Goodley, Sr., Baylor
Antwan Goodley finished with 28.7 percent of Baylor’s total of 4,668 receiving yards last season. He racked up 1,339 yards off 71 receptions for 13 touchdowns. Goodley averaged 18.9 yards per catch.
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