LSU Football History: Top-10 single-season receiving leaders

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For much of LSU’s history, its football identity centered around physical defense and a ground-and-pound rushing attack.

However, over the last few decades, we’ve seen the offense modernize to utilize more spread formations. With that in mind, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that seven of the 10 best single-season receiving performances in program history have come since the turn of the century.

The Tigers have put all sorts of talented receivers into the league since then from Early Doucet to Dwayne Bowe to Odell Beckham Jr. to Jarvis Landry to Justin Jefferson and, most recently, Ja'Marr Chase.

Here are the 10 best single-season receiving performances in LSU history.

Wendell Davis (1987)

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Yards: 993

Touchdowns: 7

Eric Martin (1983)

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Yards: 1,064

Touchdowns: 5

Michael Clayton (2003)

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Yards: 1,079

Touchdowns: 10

Josh Reed (2000)

Josh Reed
Josh Reed

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Yards: 1,127

Touchdowns: 10

Odell Beckham Jr. (2013)

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Yards: 1,152

Touchdowns: 8

Jarvis Landry (2013)

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Yards: 1,193

Touchdowns: 10

Wendell Davis (1986)

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Yards: 1,244

Touchdowns: 11

Justin Jefferson (2019)

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Yards: 1,540

Touchdowns: 18

Josh Reed (2001)

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Yards: 1,740

Touchdowns: 7

Ja'Marr Chase (2019)

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Yards: 1,780

Touchdowns: 20

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Story originally appeared on LSU Tigers Wire