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.
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.
The post Baylor WR Denzel Mims extends nation’s longest 1,000-yard receiver streak appeared first on Diehards.
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.