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Wake Forest has hired Taylor Stubblefield as its wide receivers coach, the school announced on Monday.
Stubblefield most recently was the wide receivers coach at the University of New Mexico. Prior to that, he served as wide receivers coach at Central Michigan in 2011, at Illinois State from 2009-10, at Eastern Michigan in 2008 and at Central Washington in 2007.
From the release:
Stubblefield was an All-America receiver at Purdue and played two games against Wake Forest during his career. Stubblefield had seven receptions for 58 yards in a 24-21 Purdue loss to the Demon Deacons at West Lafayette. The Boilermakers beat Wake Forest 16-10 at BB&T Field in 2003 as Stubblefield had seven receptions for 60 yards including a seven-yard touchdown.
During his career as a Boilermaker, Stubblefield set a then-NCAA record with 316 career receptions. Stubblefield’s record has since been surpassed twice and he is currently third in NCAA history in career receptions.
While at Purdue, Stubblefield earned consensus All-America honors and was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award in 2004. In the 2001 Sun Bowl against Washington State, Stubblefield caught nine passes for a bowl-record 196 yards and two touchdowns. His 16 touchdown receptions in 2004 are a Purdue season record.
A 2005 graduate of Purdue, Stubblefield spent time with the Carolina Panthers and St. Louis Rams in the NFL as well as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Canadian Football League.