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Ranking the Belt Receivers


7. Florida Atlantic

Unlike most of the remaining schools on this list, the Owls actually return a little bit of experience to their receiver corps. Unfortunately, they don't return a ton of 2009 production.

Five of FAU's top six receivers have moved on, and 6'3" senior Lester Jean inherits the go-to receiver mantle almost by default. Jean hauled in 38 passes for 501 yards and four scores, including two against Western Kentucky.

The next most productive returnee is speedy, spindly senior Avery Holley. The six-foot, 150-pounder has an injury-prone reputation, but didn't miss a game last season en route to 22 catches for 224 yards.

Redshirt freshman DeAndre Richardson battled a case of the drops in spring practice, but he may still be able to contend for Holley's starting spot. After those three, depth appears to be an issue.

According to FAU beat writer Ted Hutton, three receivers quit the team between spring and fall practice, although two of them are still listed on the Sun Belt media guide roster.

The tight end gets opportunities in FAU's pro-style offense, as Jason Harmon and Jamari Grant combined for 75 receptions, eight touchdowns, and approximately 950 yards last season. Now both are gone, and 2008 backup Rob Housler inherits the starting position.

Housler, who caught 32 balls for 519 yards in 2008, was actually named to Athlon's preseason All-SBC second team, perhaps more because of a lack of qualified tight ends in the league than Housler's own talent.

Backup Darian Williams averaged over 15 yards per catch last season, accounting for eight grabs, 106 yards, and two scores in back-to-back games against ULM and Wyoming.
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Re: Ranking the Belt Receivers

Our WR group is one of the weakest positions on the team this year…but I do believe our TE's are pretty good.  I am not sure we should be this low.

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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