Will Georgia Football have a 1,000-yard Receiver in 2024? After

Terrence Edwards is the only 1,000-yard receiver in Georgia history. Will this change in 2024?
Only one of Georgia’s outstanding receivers and tight ends has accumulated 1,000 yards. Only the legendary Terrence Edwards reached that number in 2002, collecting 1,004 yards.

But in the new 12-team College Football Playoff era, where Georgia might play as many as 17 games, could someone else surpass that total? Here are a few of the candidates.

The big one that got away

Georgia’s All-Time Single Season Receiving Leaders

  1. Terrence Edwards – 1,004 – 2002
  2. Brice Hunter – 970 – 1993
  3. A. J. Green – 963 – 2008
  4. Tavarres King – 950 – 2012
  5. Brock Bowers – 942 – 2022
  6. Dominic Lovett is Georgia’s leading returning receiver, after hauling in 54 catches for 613 yards in his debut season with Georgia after transferring over from Missouri. He’s a true WR1, and with the departures of Ladd McConkey and Brock Bowers to the NFL, he should be in for a bigger rep share and more targets.A couple of other names to watch are Rara Thomas and Dillon Bell. Thomas played in just 11 games after dealing with some injuries, but made the most of his opportunities, catching 23 passes and averaging 16.7 yards per catch. Bell is a dark horse, but he’s the leading candidate to take over the short pass game from Bowers and McConkey. He’s a playmaker in the open field and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo will find quick ways to get the ball in his hands.
  7. Georgia wide receiver Dominic Lovett (6) stiff arms Ole Miss safety Trey Washington (25) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Ole Miss in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023.
  8. The good news for all of Georgia’s receivers is that quarterback Carson Beck returns for his senior season after finishing third nationally in passing yards last year (3,941). Beck will attempt to improve those marks in his second full season as the starting quarterback as he competes for the top pick in the 2025 NFL Draft.If there was ever a season in which Edwards’ record may slip, 2024 appears to be it.

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