Breaking Down A&M’s Receivers


When you see what A&M has on the offensive side of the ball, you wonder why they are only 4-2.  You would think that scoring a combined 72 points against Oklahoma State and Arkansas would result in a wins.  The defense let them down especially in the Arkansas game.  The Aggies have three excellent and All-Big 12 caliber receivers in Jeff Fuller, Ryan Swope, and Uzoma Nwachukwu.  Both Fuller and Swope are on the this year’s Biletnikoff Award (best college receiver)  and Nwachukwu was on it last year.  Below, I will break down each receiver.

Jeff Fuller: The Big 12 is full of elite WRs and Jeff Fuller is one of them.  This guy will be one of the biggest (if not the biggest) receivers that the Clones will go up against all year.  Jeff Fuller stands at 6’4 and and weighs in around 220.  The senior WR was a first team All-Big 12 selection last year.  He already has the career receptions and TD catches records at A&M and should finish with some more records by the time his career in College Station is done.  So far he has caught 27 passes for 280 yards and 2 TDs.  Fuller has the size to allow him to go in the air and come down with the ball and is a big threat in the redzone.  Fuller will be playing on Sundays next year as he is projected as a 2nd-3rd rounder.

Ryan Swope: Ryan Swope had a career day last Saturday against Baylor.  He caught eleven passes and four of them were for TDs.  Swope sometimes gets overlooked because of Jeff Fuller.  However, he has more catches (29), receiving yards (413), and the same amount of TDs (2) as Fuller.  Swope is really good at short routes and catches but can also be a threat downfield as he is A&M’s fastest receiver.  The reshirt junior usually lines up as an inside receiver.

Uzoma Nwachukwu: Nwachukwu started his Aggie career off with a bang.  In 2009, he was named All-Big 12 honorable mention.  His sophomore year wasn’t as impressive but he has done a solid job this year.  He has 21 receptions for 249 yards, pretty good considering he plays with two All-Big 12 caliber receivers.  He would be the #1 WR for many other teams in the country.