Texas A&M football: 30 greatest players of all-time

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M Aggies. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M Aggies. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) /
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Jeff Fuller, Texas A&M Aggies
Jeff Fuller, Texas A&M Aggies. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /

Stats – 233 catches, 3,092 yards, 34 touchdowns

Accolades – All-Big 12 in 2010, All-Big 12 honorable mention in 2008 and 2009 

Team signature moment – Defeated the Nebraska Cornhuskers, the Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns in the same season in 2010. Had never been done before in the history of the Big 12

Texas A&M isn’t much known for their history of wide receivers. In fact, most of the best ones have come around in the past 15-20 years. The college football game has changed drastically in the last 20 years, but A&M was always a ground-and-pound team that tried to win with defense and a dominant running game.

In terms of career numbers, it doesn’t get much better than Jeff Fuller for the Aggies. He is third in career catches, second in yards and first in touchdown receptions. At the time, he was the second Aggie to reach 2,000 receiving yards in a career. Fuller also set single season catch and touchdown records (since broken).

He and Ryan Swope set the catches record together before Swope broke it the following year. Fuller had a nice connection with quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

Despite all these numbers, Fuller wasn’t seen as an NFL wide receiver. He didn’t have the speed to compete at the next level and went undrafted in 2012, but was signed by the Miami Dolphins.

He was eventually released by the team in 2013 and never made it back to the NFL save for a brief stint with the Seattle Seahawks in the spring of 2016. He’s done most of his playing in the CFL, winning a Grey Cup in 2014 with the Calgary Stampeders. His father Jeffrey Fuller also played football for Texas A&M.