Rome Odunze breaks Washington receiving record in first half vs. Texas
Rome Odunze brought in four receptions for 84 yards in the first half of Monday’s College Football Playoff semifinal game against Texas at the Sugar Bowl.
Those three catches pushed Odunze past Reggie Williams and made him Washington’s new record holder for receiving yards in a single season. Odunze entered the day with 1,428 yards, just 26 yards shy of Williams’ total in 2002.
He entered the halftime break with 1,512 yards on the season.
Odunze’s best play of the first half came in the second quarter, when he hauled in an absolutely outrageous over-the-shoulder catch for 52 yards.
Rome Odunze is gonna be a star man. Body control, ball skills, physicality. All there.
— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) January 2, 2024
That play perfectly sums up Odunze’s season, though. All year, he has made unbelievable catches. Chunk plays have become standard gains. Highlight catches have become commonplace.
The Biletnikoff finalist was one of the best receivers in the country this season. He joined Williams as the only two receivers in program history with multiple 1,000-yard seasons and topped 100 yards on nine different occasions.