Baylor WR Denzel Mims extends nation’s longest 1,000-yard receiver streak

Baylor football earned the moniker “Wide Receiver U” after producing a plethora of talented wide receivers. A new one officially joined the list on Saturday.

True sophomore wide receiver Denzel Mims became the eighth Baylor wide receiver in seven years to reach 1,000 yards in a season. He has 1,001 yards after posting 12 catches for 152 yards in a 38-24 loss to Texas Tech.

His performance makes it seven straight years that Baylor has produced a 1,000-yard receiver. The streak started in 2011, when Kendall Wright caught 108 passes for 1,663 yards in 2011.

The streak ranks best in the nation by a significant margin. No other Big 12 team has an active streak of 1,000-yard receivers longer than three years.

Year Player Yards
2011 Kendall Wright 1,663
2012 Terrance Williams 1,832
2013 Antwan Goodley 1,339
2014 Corey Coleman 1,119
2014 KD Cannon 1,030
2015 Corey Coleman 1,363
2016 KD Cannon 1,215
2017 Denzel Mims 1,001

Mims was an underrecruited prospect from Daingerfield in East Texas. His only other Power Five offer was from Texas Tech. In just his second season, Mims has become Baylor’s most dangerous weapon. Mims becomes just the third Big 12 player to reach 1,000 receiving yards.

The other two players – Keke Coutee and James Washington – are seniors. Mims still has two full years of eligibility remaining. That should strike fear into the hearts of Big 12 defensive coordinators.

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