12/11/18- Britain Covey, rSr, Utah, 5-08, 170 WR Britain Covey, Utah's leading receiver, announced on social media that he has undergone surgery to repair a torn ACL. Covey revealed on his Twitter account on Tuesday, "Just had surgery to repair a torn ACL and meniscus. I'll be back before you know it! In the end, minor setbacks turn out to be major miracles! " Covey suffered the injury during the Pac-12 championship game loss to Washington, but the nature of the injury was not specified. A torn ACL means Covey will miss the Utes' Dec. 31 Holiday Bowl against Northwestern and will also sit out spring practice. Covey was the Utes' leader in receptions with 60 and receiving yards with 637. Covey also carried the ball 21 times for another 172 yards, and added a pair of touchdown passes. Covey was also named first-team All-Pac-12 as a return specialist.
12/05/18- Anthony Ratliff-Williams, rJr, North Carolina, 6-0, 205 North Carolina receiver Anthony Ratliff-Williams says he's skipping his final season to pursue an NFL career. The junior tweeted his decision Tuesday, saying he is declaring for next spring's draft after meeting with his family. Ratliff-Williams was the Tar Heels' top big-play threat with his versatility. He had 42 catches for a team-best 689 yards and two touchdowns this season. He also ran 11 times for 83 yards and one score. As a sophomore, Ratliff-Williams earned all-Atlantic Coast Conference honors as a return specialist and even threw for two TDs on trick plays. UNC hired former coach Mack Brown last week for a second stint as head coach of the Tar Heels. - AP College Football
12/05/18- A.J. Brown, Jr, Mississippi, 6-1, 230 Mississippi receiver A.J. Brown has announced that he will skip his senior season and enter this spring's NFL draft. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound Brown had a stellar three-year career for the Rebels, and was recently named an AP All-Southeastern Conference selection this season after catching 85 passes for 1,320 yards and six touchdowns. He is the school's all-time leading receiver with 189 career receptions for 2,984 yards and 19 touchdowns. Brown's decision was expected. He's widely considered one of this year's best NFL prospects at receiver. The Ole Miss football program posted Brown's decision on social media Tuesday. Brown thanked Ole Miss in a statement, saying "I'll never forget the place that turned me into a man." - AP College Football
12/05/18- Deebo Samuel, rSr, South Carolina, 5-11, 210 South Carolina receiver Deebo Samuel says he is skipping the Belk Bowl so he can begin preparing for the NFL draft. Samuel thanked fans in his announcement Monday on Instagram , but says it is time to support his family, adding "I realize the next 6 months will determine my next four years and potentially even more." Samuel has shown flashes of brilliance while fighting injuries. He was responsible for 30 touchdowns in his Gamecocks career catching, running and returning kicks along with two TD passes and an end zone fumble recovery on special teams. Samuel missed games his freshman year with hamstring problems and broke his leg in his third game of 2017 before deciding to return his senior year. Samuel was a first-team Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference pick as an all-purpose player and a second team pick as a wide receiver. The Gamecocks play Virginia on Dec. 29. - AP College Football
12/05/18- Hunter Renfrow, rSr, Clemson, 5-10, 185 2018 BURLSWORTH TROPHY AWARD WINNER: Clemson wide receiver Hunter Renfrow has won the Burlsworth Trophy, which goes to the top college football who began his career as a walk-on. Renfrow was chosen over finalists California running back Patrick Laird and Wyoming safety Marcus Epps. Renfrow has been a key contributor on four Clemson teams that have made the College Football Playoff. This season he has 41 receptions for 472 yards and a touchdown. In four seasons, Renfrow has 180 receptions for 2,061 yards and 15 touchdowns. The trophy is named in honor of former Arkansas offensive lineman Brandon Burlsworth, who went from walk-on to All-American and was selected with the 63rd overall pick in the NFL draft by the Colts in 1999. Burlsworth was killed in a car accident 11 days after being drafted. - AP College Football
12/05/18- Kelvin Harmon, Jr, North Carolina State, 6-2, 214 North Carolina State junior Kelvin Harmon is entering the NFL draft and won't play in the Gator Bowl. Harmon announced his decision Monday through the school, with the receiver saying he and his family have decided "it is time for me to proceed to the next chapter in my football life." Harmon caught 177 passes for 2,665 yards in his career, and his 1,186 yards receiving this year marked the fourth-best single-season total in program history. Harmon's decision was expected. He took part in the Wolfpack's Senior Night ceremonies before the Wake Forest game last month. N.C. State (9-3) plays Texas A&M (8-4) in the Gator Bowl on Dec. 31. - AP College Football
12/05/18- NKeal Harry, Jr, Arizona State, 6-3, 213 Arizona State receiver N'Keal Harry will skip the Las Vegas Bowl to prepare for the NFL draft. Sun Devils coach Herm Edwards issued a statement Monday saying the decision was made after Harry met with the coaching and administrative staffs. Harry announced last month he is skipping his senior season to enter the draft, where he's expected to be a first-round draft pick. Harry is third in Arizona State history with 213 career receptions and 2,889 yards. He averages 5.76 receptions per game, third among the NCAA active career leaders. Despite facing double teams most of the time, Harry leads the Sun Devils with 73 receptions, 1,088 yards receiving and nine touchdowns. - AP College Football
12/04/18- A.J. Brown, Jr, Mississippi, 6-1, 230 WR A.J. Brown announced on social media that he will forego his senior college season and make himself available for the 2019 NFL Draft. Since the Rebels did not qualify for a postseason game, Brown does not have to decide whether he would play in a bowl game. NFLDraftScout.com projects in its mock draft that Brown will be the 20th overall selection in the first round of the upcoming draft.
12/01/18- Marquise Brown, Jr, Oklahoma, 5-10, 168 WR Marquise Brown, Oklahoma's leading receiver who has battled an ankle sprain for most of the season, left Saturday's 39-25 victory over Texas with an injury. Brown limped to the bench late in the third quarter after taking a bit hit following a reception. The junior returned to the bench on crutches and in street clothes during the fourth quarter. Sooners coach Lincoln Riley did not have any immediate details, calling it a "lower-body injury.''
11/27/18- Kelvin Harmon, Jr, North Carolina State, 6-2, 214 2018 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): WR Kelvin Harmon, Jr., NC State, 164 Votes,...The Wolfpack boasts a pair of first-team all-conference players at wide receiver, the first school in league history to do so, as junior Kelvin Harmon and RS-junior Jakobi Meyers were both honored. Harmon is the lone player in the ACC averaging over 100 yards per game, his mark of 101.7 ranks sixth nationally in the Power-5. With 1,119 yards so far this season, he joins Torry Holt and Jerricho Cotchery as the only players in school history to turn in two 1,000-yard receiving campaigns. - NC State Football
11/27/18- Jakobi Meyers, rJr, North Carolina State, 6-1, 203 2018 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): WR Jakobi Meyers, Jr., NC State, 141 Votes,...The Wolfpack boasts a pair of first-team all-conference players at wide receiver, the first school in league history to do so, as junior Kelvin Harmon and RS-junior Jakobi Meyers were both honored. Meyers leads the ACC and ranks sixth nationally with 7.6 receptions per game, and despite missing a game with injury, he is third in the conference with 76 catches. Over his last four games, Meyers has averaged 112.2 yards per game, with three games over 100 yards. - NC State Football
11/27/18- Tee Higgins, So, Clemson, 6-3, 210 NOV 26 ACC RECEIVER OF THE WEEK: Tee Higgins, Clemson, So., WR; Oak Ridge, Tenn.,...Higgins gained a season-high 142 yards on six receptions, including a 22-yard touchdown catch, in Saturday night's 56-35 win over rival South Carolina ... It marked his third 100-yard receiving performance of the season ... Second ACC Receiver of the Week accolade of 2018 for Higgins, who was previously recognized Sept. 10. - ACC Football
11/27/18- Isaiah Wright, Jr, Temple, 6-1, 220 NOV 26 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Isaiah Wright, Temple, Jr., WR, West Hartford, Conn.,...Wright had 138 all-purpose yards to help Temple to a 57-7 win against UConn. Wright turned in his second consecutive game with a special teams touchdown as he took a first-quarter kickoff return 99 yards for a score. It was the second touchdown of the game for Wright who had also scored on an 18-yard run to give Temple an early lead. - American Athletic Conference Football
11/27/18- Kahlil Lewis, Sr, Cincinnati, 5-11, 195 NOV 26 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONOR ROLL: Khalil Lewis, Cincinnati, Sr., WR,...Had nine receptions for 203 yards and three touchdowns in a 56-6 win against ECU. - American Athletic Conference Football
11/27/18- Keylon Stokes, So, Tulsa, 6-0, 190 NOV 26 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONOR ROLL: Keylon Stokes, Tulsa, So., WR,...Had six receptions for 140 yards and finished with 191 all-purpose yards in a 27-24 win against SMU. - American Athletic Conference Football
11/27/18- NKeal Harry, Jr, Arizona State, 6-3, 213 Arizona State wide receiver N'Keal Harry announced Monday that he will forgo his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft. Harry is listed as No. 10 on NFLDraftScout.com senior analyst Rob Rang's most recent mock. "I would like to express my gratitude to everyone who has supported me throughout this journey," Harry said. "These past three years have been filled with unforgettable memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. It has truly been an honor to represent Arizona State University." The 6-foot-4, 221-pound junior recorded 73 receptions for 1,088 yards and nine touchdowns this season. He is third in program history in both career catches (213) and receiving yards (2,889) and fifth with 22 receiving touchdowns.
Harry has a reception in all 37 games of his career at Arizona State. He is on pace to join school record holder D.J. Foster (53 straight games) as the only other Sun Devil to log a reception in every contest of their career. "I always side on the side of the player," coach Herm Edwards said of Harry's decision, via ArizonaSports.com. "I'm going to do what's best for the football player every time." Harry is averaging 104.2 all-purpose yards per game and has played 800 snaps this season -- second among Pac-12 receivers and ninth-most among all Power Five receivers. - The Sports Xchange
11/24/18- Flynn Nagel, Sr, Northwestern, 5-11, 195 WR Flynn Nagel will miss No. 19 Northwestern's regular-season finale against visiting Illinois. Nagel is dealing with an unspecified leg injury suffered in last week's 24-14 win at Minnesota that clinched the Big Ten West Division title. Nagel, one of 19 seniors who will be honored by the school on Saturday, has 64 receptions for 746 yards -- both career highs -- to go with two touchdowns in 10 games.
11/24/18- D.K. Metcalf, rSo, Mississippi, 6-3, 230 WR D.K. Metcalf is planning on taking his game to the next level. Metcalf announced via social media that he will forgo the final two years of his college eligibility and will enter the 2019 NFL Draft. Metcalf opened the 2018 campaign with a touchdown reception in each of his first four games but saw his season come to an end after suffering a neck injury in mid-October. He finished the season with 26 catches for 569 yards and five touchdowns in seven games, averaging a stellar 21.9 yards per reception.
11/21/18- Jeff Thomas, So, Miami (FL), 5-10, 180 WR Jeff Thomas of the University of Miami, the Hurricanes' leading receiver this season, was dismissed from the team on Wednesday, the school announced.
There were rumors earlier in the week that Thomas had issues with the coaching staff and speculation on Wednesday morning indicated that Thomas might transfer, but a school spokesman said he was still with the team. The spokesman added that Thomas would not be at practice on Wednesday in order to take care of a personal matter. However, a short time later, the school announced that Thomas was no longer with the football program, but no reason for the dismissal was given. "We have high standards for excellence, for conduct and for the commitment to team for all of the young men who wear our uniform, and we will not waver from those standards," head coach Mark Richt said in a statement. "We wish Jeff the very best as he moves forward in his journey."
11/20/18- Tamorrion Terry, rFr, Florida State, 6-3, 197 NOV 19 ACC RECEIVER & ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Tamorrion Terry, Florida State, R-Fr., WR; Ashburn, Ga.,...Second ACC Receiver of the Week honor and first ACC Rookie honor for the Seminole wideout ... Caught three passes for 112 yards, including the game-winning 74-yard touchdown with 1:49 remaining in FSU's 22-21 win over No. 20 Boston College ... It was Terry's second touchdown catch of over 70 yards this season, and he is tied for the national lead with a pair of 70-yard catches ... Terry's eight touchdown catches are tied for the ACC lead, while his 20.8 yards per reception is fifth-best nationally ... Now ranks second in the country among freshmen with eight touchdowns, and his 666 receiving yards on the season are an FSU freshman record. - ACC Football
11/18/18- KeeSean Johnson, rSr, Fresno State, 6-1, 199 Ronnie Rivers had 22 carries for 78 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown that gave Fresno State the lead for good, and the Bulldogs beat San Diego State 23-14 on Saturday night to clinch the Mountain West Conference's West Division title. Fresno State (9-2, 6-1), which has won the division twice in a row and four times in the last six season, will play either No. 23 Utah State or No. 25 Boise State in the conference championship game on Dec. 1. Marcus McMaryion hit KeeSean Johnson for a 32-yard gain to the 18 to set up Rivers' TD run that capped an eight-play, 75-yard drive to open the second have and give the Bulldogs a 17-14 lead. The teams traded punts before San Diego State (7-4, 4-3) missed a 47-yard field-goal attempt and, on the ensuing possession, McMaryion ran 13 yards on third-and-4 and then, on third-and-12, hit Johnson for a 37-yard gain to the 2. Two plays later, Jordan Mims scored on a 1-yard run and the Bulldogs led 23-14 with 12:40 to play after the PAT was blocked. The Aztecs offense didn't cross midfield the rest of the way. Fred Trevillion had four receptions for 189 yards and two touchdowns for SDSU. - AP College Football
11/18/18- Seth Williams, Fr, Auburn, 6-2, 210 Seth Williams caught five passes for 109 yards and a touchdown, Kam Martin ran for 116 yards and Auburn's defense pitched a shutout in a 53-0 victory over Liberty on Saturday. Auburn (7-4) held a pass-happy Liberty (4-6) offense in check, recording its first FBS shutout in 10 years (34-0 win over Louisiana Monroe in 2008). "That was the goal that coach (Kevin) Steele and the defense had been talking about all week," said Auburn coach Gus Malzahn of the shutout. "They did it. That was impressive." Williams, a true freshman, recorded his first career 100-yard game, and Martin passed the century mark for the first time this season. The Tigers offense racked up 531 yards of offense, their highest output against an FBS foe this year. It was also the most points scored since beating Arkansas 56-3 in 2016. Auburn's defense and special teams set the tone early. Jordyn Peters blocked a punt that resulted in a safety and senior linebacker Darrell Williams had a pick-6. Anders Carlson kicked a 53- and 20-yard field goal and the Tigers led 15-0 at end of the first quarter. - AP College Football
11/17/18- Taronn Selby, Sr, Delaware State, 5-10, 175 Shayne Smith threw for three touchdowns in his first career start and Delaware State ended its season with a 41-7 victory over Virginia-Lynchburg on Saturday. Smith, a sophomore and the third-string quarterback coming into the season, was 16 of 19 for 212 yards passing. Taronn Selby made eight catches for a career-best 155 yards and two touchdowns in his final game while another senior, Brycen Alleyne, rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries. Delaware State led 41-0 at halftime. The Hornets outgained the Dragons 536-145, including 306-19 on the ground, and intercepted four passes, the most they have snagged since picking off four against Concord in 2006. The Hornets survived two turnovers and 123 yards in penalties. Delaware (3-8) won three of its last four games and finished with its most wins since going 5-6 in 2013. The Dragons are a National Christian College Athletic Association program. - AP College Football
11/17/18- Vincent Nisivoccia, Sr, Bryant, 5-09, 177 Vincent Nisivoccia returned the opening kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown and Jean Constant capped Bryant's scoring with an 88-yard kickoff-return score with 4:36 left in the game to propel Bryant to a 56-55 victory over Howard on Saturday in a see-saw nonconference tilt to close out the season. The game was tied at 14 after one quarter and tied at 35 at halftime. Bryant had the only score of the third quarter - a 2-yard TD run by Bryant Femiano to take a 42-35 advantage into the final quarter. Jean Constant's 3-yard TD run 1:27 into the fourth quarter gave the Bulldogs (6-5) a 49-35 lead, but Dedrick Parson scored on runs of 1 and 46 yards to pull the Bison (4-6) even at 49 with 4:50 to go. Constant took the ensuing kickoff to the end zone to regain the lead for Bryant, but Parson answered with his third TD run of the period - a 5-yarder - to get the Bulldogs within a point. Howard went for the win, but Jordan Aley's run on the 2-point attempt came up short and Bryant prevailed. Price Wilson passed for 284 yards and a score for Bryant. Dan Adeboboye ran for 90 yards and two TDs on 12 carries, while Femiano finished with 88 yards and a score on 16 rushes. - AP College Football
11/17/18- Jalen Reagor, So, Texas Christian, 5-11, 195 TCU was down to its third quarterback and last scholarship running back. Fortunately for the Horned Frogs, they still had speedy playmaker Jalen Reagor on the field. Reagor turned a screen pass into a 65-yard score and later had a 37-yard touchdown on a fourth-and-1 reverse run as the injury-plagued Frogs beat Baylor 16-9 on Saturday, keeping the Bears from reaching bowl eligibility in their home finale. "The way season has gone, I have to do things like this," Reagor said. "When those injuries happened, I thought, all right, I've got to empty the tank more." Reagor got the go-ahead score with 2 minutes left in the third quarter when third-string running back Emari Demercado took a direct snap. TCU's last healthy scholarship running back started right and then flipped to Reagor sweeping the other way. Reagor had a wide-open lane to the end zone. TCU (5-6, 3-5 Big 12) can get to a bowl for the 16th time in coach Gary Patterson's 18 seasons with a win at home next Saturday night against Oklahoma State. - AP College Football