Great Michigan receivers and tight ends

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News
Braylon Edwards

Here are five of the best receivers and five of the best tight ends in Michigan history:


Braylon Edwards (2001-04): Edwards’ prolific career provided him a number of Michigan receiving records. He is first in career receiving yards (3,541), career receptions (252) and touchdowns (39).

Anthony Carter (1979-82): He provided plenty of highlights and finished his career with 3,076 receiving yards, now second on Michigan’s list behind Edwards. “AC” is second in career touchdown catches (37) and fifth in career receptions (161).

Desmond Howard (1989-91): Howard set the college football world ablaze in 1991 and won the Heisman Trophy. He still holds the record for most consecutive games with a touchdown reception (13), and he is first in touchdown receptions in a season with 19 in 1991. He is third in career touchdown receptions (32) and 12th in career receptions (134).

Mario Manningham (2005-07): He ranks sixth in career yards at Michigan with 2,310 and was a big-time scorer. Manningham had 27 TD receptions, fourth on the all-time career list. He holds down the seventh spot in season receptions with 72 (in 2007) and is 11th in career receptions (137).

David Terrell (1998-2000): Terrell remains fifth in career yards with 2,317 and his 2000 season, in which he had 1,130 yards, has him ranked sixth. He is fifth in career touchdown catches (23) and in 2000 he had 14 TDs, which places him tied with Anthony Carter in single-season receiving touchdowns.

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Jack Clancy (1963-66): Clancy’s numbers have held strong through the decades. He still holds records for career receptions (132) and career receiving yards (1,919).

Jim Mandich (1967-69): Mandich currently sits second in several tight end records. He is second in career receptions (119) and second in career receiving yards (1,508), and he’s also second in season receiving yards with 662 (1969 season).

Jerame Tuman (1995-98): Tuman had a career season in 1997 when he helped lead Michigan to a national title. He is first in career touchdowns with 15, and he sits third in career receptions (98) and third in career receiving yards (1,270).

Bennie Joppru (1999-2002): He remains in first in season receptions with the 53 he caught in 2002. Joppru is fifth in career receptions (85), sixth in season receiving yards (579 in 2002) and fifth in touchdowns scored in a season with five in 2002.

Jay Riemersma (1992-95): Riemersma built a solid career finishing sixth in season receptions (41 in 1995) and seventh in career receptions with 74