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The receivers: Peter Warrick leads impressive list for Florida State Seminoles

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The FSU Seminoles have always been feared in the deep.

Even more than quarterbacks, even more than running backs, FSU has had a collection of wide receivers to lead the way to their successes. It is the sudden strike, the weaving receiver running through the secondary, that has led FSU in most seasons.

But here in Receiver Week, who are the Top 10?

A glance:

10. Javon Walker (2000-2001): Other receivers have gained more yardage, but Walker caught 65 balls in two years for 1,257 yards. He was a No. 1 draft pick of the Green Bay Packers.

9. Kelvin Benjamin (2012-2013): Benjamin wasn’t at FSU very long, but he made a mark. In his sophomore year, he had 1,011 yards and 15 touchdowns for the national champions. A No. 1 draft pick of Carolina.

8. Barry Smith (1970-1972): Smith caught 119 passes for 2,392 yards and 25 touchdowns.

7. Anquan Boldin (1999-2002): A transferred quarterback, Boldin caught 118 passes for 1,790 yards. He was a second-round draft pick of Arizona.

6. Kez McCorvey (1991-1994): Caught 1889 passes for 2660 yards in four seasons.

5. E.G. Green (1994-1997): In four years, he caught 166 passes for 2,920 yards.

4. Fred Biletnikoff (1962-1964): One of the most sure-handed receivers in NFL history, Biletnikoff caught 100 passes for 1,179 with FSU. A Hall of Famer who the Raiders drafted in the second round.

3. Rashad Greene (2011-2014): Greene was a major threat, breaking 1,000 yards his last two years. As a senior, he caught 99 passes. In all, he caught 270 balls for 3,830 yards.

2. Ron Sellers (1966-1968): It was hard to cover old “Jingle-Joints.” Sellers caught 211 passes for 3,598 yards. He finished 10th in the Heisman and was the sixth overall pick by the Patriots.

1. Peter Warrick (1995-1999): Warrick wasn’t the NFL star many predicted, but in college, he was amazing. He caught 207 passes for 3,517 yards. He finished sixth in the Heisman in 1999, and he was the fourth overall draft pick of the Seminoles.

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