Charleston Rambo could break Miami's single-season receiving yards record this year
After racking up 210 yards in Miami’s 33-30 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday, Charleston Rambo is suddenly in position to make history.
Rambo now has 859 yards this season, his first with the Hurricanes after transferring from Oklahoma. He’s currently 10th all-time in single-season receiving yards at Miami.
The all-time leader is Allen Hurns, who gained 1,162 yards during the 2013 season. The rest of the top 10 is full of Miami luminaries like Andre Johnson, Michael Irvin and Santana Moss.
Irvin is next up on the list for Rambo to catch, which could happen as soon as next week vs. Florida State. Irvin gained 868 yards in 1986.
For Rambo to eventually catch Hurns this season, he would need to gain 303 more yards. The Hurricanes are going to play at least four more games, assuming they win one more to achieve bowl eligibility. There’s also a chance they could play five if things break right for them in the ACC Coastal.
If it’s just four, though, that means Rambo would need to average nearly 76 receiving yards per game. So far this season, his average is north of 95 yards per contest. If he keeps his current pace for four more games, he would finish with 1,240 yards this season — nearly 80 more than Hurns’ record.
Like most of the Miami offense, Rambo has stepped his game up over the last three games. He has 438 yards in those three games and accounts for over 38 percent of Tyler Van Dyke’s passing yards in that span.
“He’s been great, just making plays all over the field,” Van Dyke said of Rambo after the game, via the Miami Herald. “He’s been a great player all year and he keeps getting better. If you get the ball into his hands, he makes a lot of plays.”
The Van Dyke-Rambo partnership has completely transformed Miami’s offense. The Hurricanes are more efficient, more explosive and more formidable than they were earlier in the season.
If Pittsburgh and Virginia each lose one more time over the final three weeks of the regular season, Miami will be in position to make the ACC title game. The Hurricanes haven’t been on that stage since 2017.
Miami travels to face Florida State on the road on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET.