If you go down the career receiving record book for Michigan football, it’s essentially just listing what Braylon Edwards accomplished throughout his time with the Wolverines. He’s the career leader in receptions (252), receiving yards (3,541) and receiving touchdowns (39) for the program, topping a host of other great wide receivers that have played their home games in the Big House.
What might be most impressive about Edwards’ dominance of the career receiving record books is that he wasn’t a player who arrived and immediately contributed at a substantial level and simply sustained that for four years. As a freshman, Edwards appeared in only six games for the Wolverines and also had only three receptions for 38 yards.
Those numbers took quite a jump as a sophomore, though. Edwards emerged as a dynamic threat for the Michigan offense as he caught 67 balls for 1,035 yards and 10 touchdowns. He followed that up as a junior with 85 receptions, 1,138 yards and 14 scores before capping off his career with his best season in college, posting 95 catches for 1,330 yards and 15 touchdowns.
The fact that Edwards was able to eclipse 1,000 yards and reach double-digit touchdowns in each of his final three seasons is a testament to both his talent and what made him so great for Michigan during his time. He was as reliable as they come for the Wolverines offense and he has the top spot in many places in the record books to prove it.