Gator receivers have to improve

Florida's wide receivers and tight ends didn't do much right in 2011

Originally Published: November 16, 2011
By Michael DiRocco | GatorNation
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It has been more than 20 years since Florida has had a group of wide receivers and tight ends as unproductive as the group this season.

Tight end Jordan Reed is tied with running back Chris Rainey for the team lead with 28 catches. If Rainey catches more passes than Reed against Ohio State in the Gator Bowl, it will mark the first time since 1989 that a running back has led the team in receptions (Emmitt Smith, 21). A receiver or tight end has led the Gators in catches every year since with at least 38 catches.

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