Receiving Through the Regular Season

Stats after today’s 38-21 Apple Cup win over Washington State.

Player             Tgt  Cth  Yard    C%     Y/T
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Aguilar             58   36   521   .621    9.0
Kearse              70   42   501   .600    7.4
Williams            39   33   408   .846   10.5
Johnson             32   26   330   .813   10.3
Smith               18   15   208   .833   11.6
Campbell             3    2     8   .667    2.7

Player             Tgt  Cth  Yard    C%     Y/T
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Seferian-Jenkins    50   36   479   .720    9.6
Hartvigson          13    8    30   .615    2.4
Hudson               1    1     2  1.000    2.0

Player             Tgt  Cth  Yard    C%     Y/T
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Polk                30   29   324   .967   10.8
Callier              7    6    37   .857    5.3
Sankey               6    6    14  1.000    2.3
Tucker               2    2    12  1.000    6.0
Amosa                2    1     7   .500    3.5
Fogerson             2    1     3   .500    1.5

Over the last four games, true freshman Kasen Williams has emerged as the Huskies’ best receiver. For the season, he leads all UW wideouts in catch percentage and is second to No. 5 receiver Kevin Smith in yards per target. Williams also is tied for the team lead in touchdowns with six despite playing sparingly the first half of the year.

Chris Polk added his fourth receiving touchdown and finished the year nearly perfect in terms of catching the football. Let’s also update where he stands on the leaderboards we posted four games ago:

Player              Year   Rec    Yds     YPC
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Greg Lewis          1989    45    350     7.8
Greg Lewis          1990    20    345    17.3
Hugh McElhenny      1951    --    339      --
Chris Polk          2011    29    324    11.2

Polk’s pace slowed a bit until the Apple Cup, but he’s still got a chance to become the all-time leading receiver among Husky running backs with a good bowl effort. Polk has also moved into third place in Washington history in yards from scrimmage, surpassing his own mark from last season.

Player              Year    GP    Rush    Rec     Yds
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Corey Dillon        1996    12    1695    304    1999
Greg Lewis          1990    11    1407    345    1752
Chris Polk          2011    12    1341    324    1665
Chris Polk          2010    13    1415    180    1595

Given that Polk is averaging nearly 140 yards from scrimmage per game, he stands an excellent chance of moving past Greg Lewis and coming up with the second most prolific season ever for a Husky running back.

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