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Chris Givens
Chris Givens

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Wylie, TX

High School:
Wylie

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
12/06/1989

Major:
Psychology

08/08/2013

Consistency Is Key At Wide Out

First year assistant coach Taylor Stubblefield looking for dependable route runners

03/19/2012

Wake Forest Football Hosts Annual Pro Day

Draft-eligible Deacs work out for NFL scouts at Doc Martin Football Complex

02/27/2012

Video: Jim Grobe Spring Practice Press Conference

Coach Grobe talked with members of the media prior to the start of spring practice

12/30/2011

Bulldogs Hold On For 23-17 Win Over Deacons in Music City Bowl

Michael Campanaro had a career day receiving with 10 catches for 128 yards

12/30/2011

Post-Game Notes - Mississippi State 23, Wake Forest 17 - Music City Bowl

Mississippi State toped Wake Forest 23-17 in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

12/20/2011

Wake Forest vs. Clemson, November 12, 2011

Wake Forest Football vs. Clemson

12/02/2011

Wake Forest vs Maryland

Wake Forest vs Maryland (11/19/2011)

12/02/2011

Wake Forest vs Vanderbilt (11/26/2011)

Wake Forest vs Vanderbilt (11/26/2011)

11/10/2011

Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame

Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame

10/29/2011

Wake Forest football at North Carolina, 2011

Wake Forest football at North Carolina, 2011


Finished his 36-game career among Wake Forest's all-time receiving leaders with 163 career receptions (fourth in school history) for 2,473 yards (third) and 21 touchdowns (tied third)... caught a school-record 83 passes for 1,330 yards during 2011 season, breaking Ricky Proehl's previous record of 1,053 set in 1989 ... also turned in seven 100-yard receiving games as a senior, which was one game shy of a school record ... Became the 29th player in school history to reach 1,000 career receiving yards, eclipsing the mark during his sophomore season (2010) at Maryland ... Had 10 career 100-yard receiving games ... led Wake Forest in all-purpose yards in three straight seasons ... First Deacon to ever haul in three passes for 70 or more yards ... Finished career having caught a pass in 28 consecutive games.

2011 (Junior):
Exploded for a career high 170 receiving yards and tied his career best with two touchdown catches in the season opener at Syracuse (9.1)... put in a second consecutive 100-yard receiving effort against NC State with six catches for 111 yards (9.10)... with 85 yards against G-W, got off to the fastest start of any WR in school history with 366 yards through three games (surpassed Ricky Proehl's 304 in 1988)... logged his third 100-plus yard receiving game with 132 on seven catches at Boston College... has most yards receiving, 498, through four games in Wake Forest history (10.1)... had six catches for 101 yards and a TD against FSU to move into 10th place all-time in career receiving yards... moved up another spot to 9th all-time in career receiving yards with seven catches for 140 yards and a TD against Virginia Tech... became the first player in school history to have three receptions for 70-plus yards when he hauled in a 79 yard TD in the first quarter... caught six passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner on a 66 yard play at Duke... tied a school record with his fourth straight 100-plus yard performance... it was also his fifth game in a row with a receiving TD... now tied for fourth all-time in school history, along with Desmond Clark (1995-98), with 20 career TD receptions... moved into the top-10 in school history with 133 career receptions and eighth all-time with 2,029 career receiving yards... mustered 42 yards to snap a four-game streak of at least 100 and was held without a TD catch for the first time in five starts at UNC... caught six balls for 57 yards versus Notre Dame... had a season low 31 yards on four receptions at No. 9 Clemson (11.12)... broke the Wake Forest single-season record for most receiving yards with a career-high 191 yards against Maryland... made at least one catch for the 26th straight game (11.19)... caught four balls for 69 yards to close out the regular season vs. Vanderbilt (11.26)... made nine catches, but was held to just 54 yards in the Music City Bowl (12.30)...

2010 (Sophomore):
Played in 11 games with eight starts ... Led team with 514 receiving yards and 1,022 all-purpose yards ... Ranked sixth in the ACC in all purpose yards (92.9/gm) ... Had a career-high 159 receiving yards with a touchdown in season debut vs. Duke (Sept. 11), including an 81-yard TD pass from Marshall Williams ... Also scored when he scooped up a dropped punt snap by Duke and returned it 18 yards for a score ... Posted career-best 249 all-purpose yards vs. Blue Devils, including a career-high five kickoff returns ... Ran the ball four times for 25 yards and a touchdown at Stanford (Sept. 18) ... Rushed for 25 yards on three carries at Florida State (Sept. 25) ... Led the team with 60 receiving yards and a touchdown on seven catches vs. Navy (Oct. 9) ... Recorded third receiving touchdown of the season at Virginia Tech (Oct. 16), catching two passes for 84 yards including a 78-yard TD grab ... Reached the 1,000 career receiving yard mark at Maryland (Oct. 30) ... Caught fourth TD pass of the season and finished with 96 yards on five receptions vs. BC (Nov. 6) ... Had a 9-yard rushing TD at Vanderbilt (Nov. 27).

2009 (Redshirt Freshman):
Led the nation's freshmen in touchdown receptions with eight ... Named second team Freshman All-America by College Football News ... Finished third on the team with 45 receptions and 629 receiving yards ... Set numerous school records for receiving by a redshirt freshman including receptions, receiving yards and touchdown catches ... Team leader in all-purpose yards with 1,047, an average of 87.2 per game ... Ranked 10th in the ACC in all-purpose yards per game ... Recorded his first 100-yard receiving game with eight receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown against NC State (Oct. 3) ... Had a second consecutive 100-yard game the following week with five catches for 116 yards and two scores in a victory over Maryland ... Carried five times for 51 yards against Stanford (Sept. 12) ... Had a touchdown reception in four straight games including Elon, BC, NC State and Maryland ... Had two TD catches against the Terps including a 32-yard and 27-yarder ... His longest reception of the year was a 54-yard TD pass from Riley Skinner against Elon (Sept. 19) ... Was on the receiving end of a 33-yard pass against Maryland that gave Riley Skinner the school record for career passing yards.


2008 (True Freshman):
Redshirted the season.

High School:
A 2008 graduate of Wylie (Texas) High School ... Suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in September 2007 to bring an early close to his high school football career ... Rushed for 247 yards and four touchdowns on 30 carries against Hebron in the second game of the 2007 season ... Injured his knee the following week in the first quarter against Richardson Berkner ... Ripped off a 63-yard touchdown run vs. Hebron ... Rushed for 93 yards in the 2007 season-opening win over Mesquite Poteet with scoring runs of 17 and 45 yards ... Suffered a torn ACL in the first game of his junior season as well ... Played for head coach Bill Howard ... Also an outstanding track athlete who won the District 9-5A 100 meter title in 2007 ... Was third in the district meet in 2007 in the 200 meters with a 22.29 clocking and a member of the district champion 800 meter relay team ... Ran a 10.44 100m (electronic) at the Jesuit-Sheaner Relays in 2007 ... In late January, 2008, just 15 weeks after ACL surgery, clocked a 10.7 in the 100 meters ... Also ran a 10.62 100m during the 2008 Region 2-5A meet ... Was ranked as high as the fourth fastest in the 100 meters in the Texas high school ranks ... Honor roll student.

Personal:
Majoring in psychology ... Son of Nicole Givens ... Brother of Deacon TB Nick Knott ... Born Dec. 6, 1989 in Jackson, Miss. ... Chose Wake Forest over Wisconsin, UNLV and Utah.

 

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