Ranking the 15 best USC wide receivers of all-time

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13. Nelson Agholor (2012-2014)

Despite being a running back at Berkeley Prep in Tampa, Fla., Nelson Agholor got to USC in 2012 as a key project for Lane Kiffin’s prolific offense. He was yet another weapon alongside the likes of Marqise Lee, Robert Woods, Curtis McNeal, Silas Redd and Matt Barkley.

Such a star-studded lineup, along with JuJu Smith-Schuster at the tail end of his career, make Agholor one of the more unheralded elite wide receivers to come out of USC in recent memory.

The quick slasher was never the Trojans’ best player —Hi, Leonard Williams and Adoree’ Jackson!— but with an ability to gobble up yards after the catch, he served as a comfort blanket in Cody Kessler’s short-range passing attack, especially as a junior in 2014.

Agholor was second in the Pac-12 with 104 catches and 1,313 receiving yards in his final season, while amassing five 100-yard games along the way. Four came in a row. He put up 674 yards on 40 catches and six touchdowns from mid-October to mid-November, tying a school record for consecutive 200-yard games with two.

The high-volume campaign landed Agholor as a first-teamer on CollegeSportsMadness.com’s All-American team, forever enshrining him on the Trojan walk outside of the McKay Center.

He finished with 179 career receptions at USC, the eighth-most all-time.

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