Hamilton Breaks Career Reception Record

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Hamilton Breaks Career Reception Record

Postby pennstate92 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:39 pm

Worthy of note - recall Deon Butler, Jordan Norwood and Derrick Williams, probably best tandem in Penn State History. Deon was undersized, a walk on and really underappreciated, but was consistent as hell.

Congrats, DaeSean. A worthy feat.
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Re: Hamilton Breaks Career Reception Record

Postby Crowbar » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:38 am

Indeed! 8-) 8-) 8-)

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Re: Hamilton Breaks Career Reception Record

Postby hbendle » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:24 am

Opinion: what's the most prestigious receiver record? Receptions? Yards? TDs?

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Re: Hamilton Breaks Career Reception Record

Postby Crowbar » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:27 am

JMHO, but I'll go with TDs just because that is what people usually remember.

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Re: Hamilton Breaks Career Reception Record

Postby hbendle » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:10 am

FYI, career stats:
-Yards leader: Engram, Hamilton is 700 yd short of him still.
-TDs leader: Engram also, 31 vs. 13 for Hamilton.

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Re: Hamilton Breaks Career Reception Record

Postby Blue&White » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:00 am

Hbendle asks a good question. Hamilton is a good receiver but I don't consider him to be as good as Butler was. or as Bryant Johnson was. I'm not sure what matters most, but I'm really surprised Hamilton's numbers are that high.

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Re: Hamilton Breaks Career Reception Record

Postby sameoldlama » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:22 am

Hamilton has been a four year starter in the era of the expanded season - he has been largely injury free so by the end of his career he will have 50+ games in the bank playing for a spread run it offense.
When you follow guys like ARob and overlap time with Godwin and then have headliners like Barkley and McSorely on your team you just don't get the ink. He's been a solid possession receiver just not the highlight TD maker that ARob or Godwin were.

He sure made some nice catches Saturday and hopefully he's got a couple more big games in him.

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Re: Hamilton Breaks Career Reception Record

Postby Blue&White » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:01 pm

You make a good point about the expanded season. That certainly helps.

And, don't get me wrong. I like Hamilton as a player. I just don't think he's as good as some of the guys who he surpassed along the way. I don't think he's ever even been the best WR on the squad. Godwin was better than him last year. I think the jury is still out as to who our best WR is this year. He's a very good player and I hope he gets a chance to play on Sundays. I just don't think he's as good as, say, Deon Butler.

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Re: Hamilton Breaks Career Reception Record

Postby hbendle » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:25 pm

Here's the list of those in the career records that are still above him:
    Yards
    1 Bobby Engram 3,026 1993 1994 1995
    2 Deon Butler 2,771 2005 2006 2007 2008
    3 Allen Robinson 2,479 2011 2012 2013
    4 Chris Godwin 2,421 2014 2015 2016
    5 Derek Moye 2,395 2008 2009 2010 2011
    TD
    1 Bobby Engram 31 1993 1994 1995
    2 Kenny Jackson 25 1980 1981 1982 1983
    3 Deon Butler 22 2005 2006 2007 2008
    4 Derek Moye 18 2008 2009 2010 2011
    Chris Godwin 18 2014 2015 2016
    6 Allen Robinson 17 2011 2012 2013
    7 O. J. McDuffie 16 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
    8 Terry Smith 15 1988 1989 1990 1991
    Joe Jurevicius 15 1994 1995 1996 1997
    10 Jordan Norwood 13 2005 2006 2007 2008
I agree that he doesn't elicit the goosebumps and smile you get when you think back on the plays of those other names on the list, as well as some he's surpassed. Perhaps that comes with time?
Also of note that the majority are players of the new millennium, supports the previous point of more games, and the evolution of football in general. Only one player on the list before my time at PSU!

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Re: Hamilton Breaks Career Reception Record

Postby Blue&White » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:54 pm

7 O. J. McDuffie 16 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992

That guy was amazing. His concentration and ability to stay with the ball was just incredible. I knew him some when I was in school (he was friends with one of my neighbors when I lived out at University Terrace). Hung out with him a couple of times. Really nice, and funny, guy. I remember a couple of catches by him where he was falling down and still managing to juggle and finally grab the ball for a catch. He was a real talent.

Derek Moye is a kid that I thought never got a real shot in the NFL. He showed, I thought, a lot of potential while at PSU. I think he spent 4 years on NFL rosters but mostly on the practice squad. Just never got a real shot.