Sam Letton - JR - 12 games, 11 starts, 11 catches for 115 yards, 1 TD
Gabe Hill - SR - 13 games, 1 start, 1 catch for 32 yards
Jebb Davis - SR - 12 games
The tight end in Coach Brown’s offense primarily serves as a lead and edge blocker, as evidenced by the lack of involvement in the passing game. Sam Letton answered the call when needed, including big catches against Boise and LSU. Gabe Hill served primarily as a blocker, while Jebb Davis only saw a few offensive snaps, mostly contributing on special teams.
Traveon Samuel - SR - (Louisville) 21 catches for 339 yards
Sidney Davis - SR - 13 games, 3 starts, 8 catches for 77 yards
Tray Eafford - SO - 9 games, 17 catches for 312 yards, 3 TDs
Damion Willis - SR - 13 games, 8 starts, 42 catches for 620 yards, 3 TDs
Deondre Douglas - SR - 13 games, 12 starts, 48 catches for 628 yards, 4 TDs
Daniel Crowell - JR - JUCO Transfer
Luke Whittemore - RFr - Has not played
Richard Hallman - JR - 9 games, 5 catches for 96 yards, 1 TD
Louisville transfer Traveon Samuel dazzled in spring camp and put his name in ink on the starting lineup with a 65-yard touchdown reception in the spring game. Douglas Davis and Willis return as experienced starters. Crowell is a big bodied JUCO transfer who came in late in the spring. Eafford was making strides as a true freshman big play threat, leading the team in yards per catch, before a knee injury cut his season short. Hallman provides reliable depth at the Y position, and Whittemore received plenty of praise over the spring from Coach Brown.
Projected Depth Chart
TE - Letton/Hill/Davis
WR - Douglas/Samuel/Willis/Davis
Rotation WR - Crowell/ Hallman/ Eafford/ Whittemore/ Hallman
Troy lost three of their top 5 pass catchers last season, however they will return their top two receivers and add an explosive transfer in Samuels. The reserves are experienced and lethal, with a mixture of size and speed to fill in at any of the receiver spots. Expect plenty of rotation from the reserves. Troy utilized eight receivers last year, and six of them had more than 10 catches on the season. This is an extremely deep unit that will put up numbers if the quarterback situation pans out.