When thinking about the great wide receivers that have walked through the Michigan State campus, a few might come to mind.
Charles Rogers, Derrick Mason, Plaxico Burress, Devin Thomas, Courtney Hawkins, Matt Trannon, Kirk Gibson, Mushin Muhammad, Gene Washington and Andre Rison were all great receivers during their time at MSU, but none of them can say they have the school record for receiving yards, or catches.
Those records belong to B.J. Cunningham.
The Westerville, Ohio native was ranked a three-star recruit for both Scout.com and Rivals.com. coming into college. For ESPN, Cunningham scored just a mere 70 on a scale of 90 for how much potential he had.
Once on the campus of MSU, Cunningham contributed right away on the field.
As a freshman, Cunningham caught 41 balls for 528 yards. Each year his numbers increased and as a senior Cunningham caught 79 balls, for 1,306 yards and 12 touchdowns.
His career totals are impressive.
In 51 games played he recorded 218 receptions, 3,086 yards and 25 touchdowns. The yards and catches are school records, while the 25 touchdowns is only two behind Charles Roger’s record of 27.
Cunningham has been the most consistent, sure handed receiver for the Spartans over the last three years.