Senior Chris Autman-Bell was Minnesota’s No. 3
receiver two years ago behind Tyler Johnson and Rashod
Bateman, and the No. 2 target last year before Bateman
opted out. But with those two now in the NFL, Autman-Bell
is poised to be the team’s next top target.
Autman-Bell has played in 33 career games and has
made 78 catches for 1,250 yards (21st in school history)
and six touchdowns. He enters the 2021 season with an
average of 16.0 yards per catch, good for a tie for 10th in
team history. He has also caught at least one pass in 31
games and has made one catch in 27 straight games, tied
for the eighth longest active streak in the FBS.
In seven games last year, he caught 22 passes for
430 yards and one score. That came after recording 28
catches for 371 yards and five touchdowns in 2019 and
28 catches (fourth all-time for a Minnesota freshman) for
449 yards (third all-time for a Minnesota freshman) in 2018
(also led team with 16.03 yards/catch).
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