List of National Football League receiving yards leaders

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This is a list of National Football League players by total career receiving yards recorded. This list includes all players who have amassed at least 9,000 receiving yards.

Players listed in bold type are currently active.

Players with 9,000 receiving yards or more[edit]

Rank[1] Player[2] Seasons by team Total receptions[3] Total receiving
yards[3]
Overall yards per
reception average[4]
Year of induction into
Pro Football Hall of Fame
1 Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers (19852000)
Oakland Raiders (20012004[5])
Seattle Seahawks (2004)
1549 22,895 14.8 2010
2 Terrell Owens San Francisco 49ers (19962003)
Philadelphia Eagles (20042005)
Dallas Cowboys (20062008)
Buffalo Bills (2009)
Cincinnati Bengals (2010)
Seattle Seahawks (2012)
1061 15,721 14.9 Not applicable [6]
3 Randy Moss Minnesota Vikings (19982004, 2010[7])
Oakland Raiders (20052006)
New England Patriots (20072010)
Tennessee Titans (2010)
San Francisco 49ers (2012)
982 15,292 15.6 Not applicable [6]
4 Isaac Bruce St. Louis Rams (1994[8]2007)
San Francisco 49ers (20082009)
1024 15,208 14.9 Not applicable[6]
5 Tony Gonzalez Kansas City Chiefs (19972008)
Atlanta Falcons (20092013)
1325 15,127 11.4 Not applicable[6]
6 Tim Brown Oakland Raiders (1988[9]2003)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004)
1094 14,934 13.7 5 time finalist
7 Marvin Harrison Indianapolis Colts (19962008) 1102 14,580 13.2 1 time finalist
8 James Lofton Green Bay Packers (19781986)
Los Angeles Raiders (19871988)
Buffalo Bills (19891992)
Los Angeles Rams (1993[10])
Philadelphia Eagles (1993)
764 14,004 18.3 2003
9 Cris Carter Philadelphia Eagles (19871989)
Minnesota Vikings (19902001)
Miami Dolphins (2002)
1101 13,899 12.6 2013
10 Henry Ellard Los Angeles Rams (19831993)
Washington Redskins (19941998[11])
New England Patriots (1998)
814 13,777 16.9 None
11 Reggie Wayne Indianapolis Colts (2001–Present) 1006 13,566 13.5 Not applicable [6]
12 Torry Holt St. Louis Rams (19992008)
Jacksonville Jaguars (2009)
New England Patriots (2010)
920 13,382 14.5 Not applicable [6]
13 Andre Reed Buffalo Bills (19851999)
Washington Redskins (2000)
951 13,198 13.9 2014
14 Steve Largent Seattle Seahawks (19761989) 819 13,089 16.0 1995
15 Irving Fryar New England Patriots (19841992)
Miami Dolphins (19931995)
Philadelphia Eagles (19961998)
Washington Redskins (19992000)
851 12,785 15.0 None
16 Art Monk Washington Redskins (19801993)
New York Jets (1994)
Philadelphia Eagles (1995)
940 12,721 13.5 2008
17 Andre Johnson Houston Texans (2003–Present) 927 12,661 13.7 Not applicable [6]
18 Jimmy Smith Dallas Cowboys (1992)
Philadelphia Eagles (1994)
Jacksonville Jaguars (19952005)
862 12,287 14.3 None
19 Steve Smith Carolina Panthers (20012013)
Baltimore Ravens (2014–Present)
836 12,197 14.6 Not applicable[6]
20 Charlie Joiner Houston Oilers (1969[12]1972[13])
Cincinnati Bengals (19721975)
San Diego Chargers (19761986)
750 12,146 16.2 1996
21 Hines Ward Pittsburgh Steelers (19982011) 1000 12,083 12.1 Not applicable[6]
22 Derrick Mason Tennessee Titans (19972004)
Baltimore Ravens (20052010)
New York Jets (2011)
Houston Texans (2011)
943 12,061 12.8 Not applicable [6]
23 Michael Irvin Dallas Cowboys (19881999) 750 11,904 15.9 2007
24 Don Maynard New York Giants (1958)
New York Jets (1960[14]1972)
633 11,834 18.7 1987
25 Muhsin Muhammad Carolina Panthers (19962004, 20082009)
Chicago Bears (20052007)
860 11,438 13.3 None
26 Rod Smith Denver Broncos (19952006[15]) 849 11,389 13.4 None
27 Keenan McCardell Cleveland Browns (19921995)
Jacksonville Jaguars (19962001)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (20022003)
San Diego Chargers (20042006[15])
Houston Texans (2007)
Washington Redskins (2007)
883 11,373 12.9 None
28 Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals (2004–Present) 846 11,367 13.4 Not applicable [6]
29 Anquan Boldin Arizona Cardinals (20032009)
Baltimore Ravens (20102012)
San Francisco 49ers (2013–Present)
857 11,344 13.2 Not applicable [6]
30 Chad Johnson/Ochocinco Cincinnati Bengals (20012010)
New England Patriots (2011)
Miami Dolphins (2012)
766 11,059 14.4 Not applicable[6]
31 Joey Galloway Seattle Seahawks (19951999)
Dallas Cowboys (20002003)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (20042008)
New England Patriots (2009)
Washington Redskins (2010)
698 10,918 15.6 Not applicable [6]
32 Gary Clark Washington Redskins (19851992)
Arizona Cardinals (1993[16]1994)
Miami Dolphins (1995)
699 10,856 15.5 None
33 Stanley Morgan New England Patriots (19771989)
Indianapolis Colts (1990)
557 10,716 19.2 None
34 Keyshawn Johnson New York Jets (19961999)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (20002003)
Dallas Cowboys (20042005)
Carolina Panthers (2006[15])
814 10,571 13.0 None
35 Harold Jackson Los Angeles Rams (1968, 19731977)
Philadelphia Eagles (19691972)
New England Patriots (19781981)
Minnesota Vikings (1982)
Seattle Seahawks (1983)
579 10,372 17.9 None
36 Lance Alworth San Diego Chargers (19621970)
Dallas Cowboys (19711972)
542 10,266 18.9 1978
37 Andre Rison Indianapolis Colts (1989)
Atlanta Falcons (19901994)
Cleveland Browns (1995)
Jacksonville Jaguars (1996[17])
Green Bay Packers (1996)
Kansas City Chiefs (19971999)
Oakland Raiders (2000)
743 10,205 13.7 None
38 Santana Moss New York Jets (20012004)
Washington Redskins (2005–Present)
722 10,167 14.1 Not applicable [6]
39 Donald Driver Green Bay Packers (19992012) 743 10,137 13.6 Not applicable [6]
40 Shannon Sharpe Denver Broncos (19901999, 20022003)
Baltimore Ravens (20002001)
815 10,060 12.3 2011
41 Eric Moulds Buffalo Bills (19962005)
Houston Texans (2006[15])
Tennessee Titans (2007)
764 9,995 13.1 None
42 Drew Hill Los Angeles Rams (19791984)
Houston Oilers (19851991)
Atlanta Falcons (19921993)
634 9,831 15.5 None
43 Jason Witten Dallas Cowboys (2003–Present) 879 9,799 11.1 Not applicable [6]
44 Amani Toomer New York Giants (19962008) 668 9,497 14.2 None
45 Roddy White Atlanta Falcons (2005–Present) 685 9,436 13.8 Not applicable [6]
46 Rob Moore New York Jets (19901994)
Arizona Cardinals (19952001)
628 9,368 14.9 None
47 Calvin Johnson Detroit Lions (2007–Present) 572 9,328 16.3 Not applicable [6]
48 Wes Welker San Diego Chargers (2004)
Miami Dolphins (20042006)
New England Patriots (20072012)
Denver Broncos (2013–Present)
841 9,358 11.1 Not applicable [6]
49 Raymond Berry Baltimore Colts (19551967) 631 9,275 14.7 1973
50 Antonio Gates San Diego Chargers (2003–Present) 719 9,193 12.8 Not applicable [6]
51 Herman Moore Detroit Lions (19912001)
New York Giants (2002)
670 9,174 13.7 None
52 Anthony Miller San Diego Chargers (19881993)
Denver Broncos (19941996)
Dallas Cowboys (1997)
595 9,148 15.4 None
53 Charley Taylor Washington Redskins (19641975, 1977) 649 9,110 14.0 1984
54 Tony Martin Miami Dolphins (19901993, 19992000)
San Diego Chargers (19941997)
Atlanta Falcons (1998, 2001)
593 9,065 15.3 None
55 Brandon Marshall Denver Broncos (20062009)
Miami Dolphins (20102011)
Chicago Bears (2012–Present)
712 9,050 12.7 Not applicable [6]

Active players with 8,000 receiving yards or more[edit]

As of Week 17 of the 2013 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rank is through week 17 of the 2013 season.
  2. ^ Every player except Antonio Gates, Jason Witten, Shannon Sharpe, and Tony Gonzalez (tight ends), were wide receivers during their National Football League career.
  3. ^ a b Total is through week 17 of the 2013 season.
  4. ^ Average is rounded to the nearest tenth.
  5. ^ Rice was released during the 2004 season; he played four games for the Raiders and thirteen games for the Seahawks.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v A player is not eligible for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame until he has been fully retired for five calendar years or is deceased; player was not eligible for induction upon the commencement of the 2013 season.
  7. ^ Moss was traded during the 2010 season; he played four games for the Patriots and four for the Vikings. Moss was released by the Vikings and was claimed on waivers by the Titans, where he played eight games.
  8. ^ In the 1994 season, Bruce's first, the Rams were based in Los Angeles; the franchise relocated prior to the start of the 1995 season.
  9. ^ Between the 1988 and 1994 seasons, inclusive, the Raiders were based in Los Angeles; the franchise relocated prior to the start of the 1995 season.
  10. ^ Lofton was traded during the 1993 season; he played one game for the Rams and nine for the Eagles.
  11. ^ Ellard was released by the Redskins during the 1996 season and was claimed on waivers by the New England Patriots; he contested two games for the Redskins and five for the Patriots.
  12. ^ The Oilers franchise contested the 1969 season in the American Football League (AFL); Joiner's statistics comprise his participation in both the AFL and National Football League.
  13. ^ Joiner was traded during the 1972 season; he played six games for the Oilers and six for the Bengals.
  14. ^ Prior to 1963, the Jets were known as the New York Titans.
  15. ^ a b c d Player was on an active roster during the 2006 season.
  16. ^ During the 1993 season, the Arizona Cardinals became the Phoenix Cardinals.
  17. ^ Rison was released by the Jaguars during the 1996 season and was claimed on waivers by the Green Bay Packers; he played eleven games for the Jaguars and five for the Packers.

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