There has been no shortage of great pass catchers in USC history, but this section of the bracket is as much about the clash of eras as it is a battle between players.
No. 1: Mike Williams
Perhaps the most talented young player to ever grace college football, Williams had an immediate impact at USC. He led the team in catches as a freshman despite starting just two games. He was named a freshman All-American by just about everyone and won the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year award, which should come as no surprise because his freshman performance set NCAA records for yards and touchdowns and a Pac-10 record for catches.
And of course he was just getting started. As a sophomore, he continued to dominate opposing defenses with his size and athleticism. He earned consensus All-American honors, helped USC to a national championship, was a Biletnikoff Award finalist and won CBS.Sportsline.com’s National Player of the Year Award.
Unfortunately, Trojan fans are left to wonder what he might have achieved in his junior year, as he was declared ineligible for signing with an agent in an attempt to jump to the NFL a year early.
No. 8: Fred Davis
The lone tight end to make the bracket, Davis is the best representative of his position you could hope to find. He owns pretty much every record for tight ends at USC in terms of season and career performance. As one of the most potent passing weapons in the country, Davis became USC’s first Mackey Award winner in 2007. That year he also earned All-American honors and was the Trojans’ Co-MVP.
Troy64: Mike Williams vs. Fred Davis
- Mike Williams (87%, 140 Votes)
- Fred Davis (13%, 21 Votes)
Total Voters: 161