2013 Top 25 player countdown: No. 13

August, 8, 2013
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No. 13. Michael Campanaro, WR, Wake Forest

Previous ranking: No. 24

Making the case for Campanaro: He has become the face of the program, and if he can stay healthy this fall, he should become more of a household name throughout the rest of the country. Campanaro has been Mr. Dependable for the Deacs, and he enters this fall with a streak of 21 straight games with at least one reception. He ranks fifth in school history with 162 career catches and needs 55 more to break the school record of 216.

Campanaro started nine games last year and missed two because of a hand injury. Still, he finished the season with 79 catches (which led the ACC during the regular season) for 763 yards and six touchdowns. He led the team in scoring with 42 points on seven touchdowns and also led the Deacs with 871 all-purpose yards. He led the ACC with 7.9 receptions per game, which is the second-highest single-season average in conference history. He was named to the watch lists for the Biletnikoff and Paul Hornung Awards.

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