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 10,000 receiving yards.

Players listed in bold type are currently active.

Players with 10,000 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]
Touchdown
catches
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 14.8 197 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 14.9 153 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 15.6 156 Not applicable [6]
4 Isaac Bruce St. Louis Rams (1994[8]2007)
San Francisco 49ers (20082009)
1024 15,208 14.9 91 Not applicable[6]
5 Tony Gonzalez Kansas City Chiefs (19972008)
Atlanta Falcons (20092013)
1325 15,127 11.4 111 Not applicable[6]
6 Tim Brown Oakland Raiders (1988[9]2003)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004)
1094 14,934 13.7 100 5 time finalist
7 Marvin Harrison Indianapolis Colts (19962008) 1102 14,580 13.2 128 1 time finalist
8 Reggie Wayne Indianapolis Colts (2001–Present) 1064 14,231 13.4 82 Not applicable [6]
9 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 75 2003
10 Cris Carter Philadelphia Eagles (19871989)
Minnesota Vikings (19902001)
Miami Dolphins (2002)
1101 13,899 12.6 130 2013
11 Henry Ellard Los Angeles Rams (19831993)
Washington Redskins (19941998[11])
New England Patriots (1998)
814 13,777 16.9 65 None
12 Andre Johnson Houston Texans (2003–Present) 992 13,398 13.5 63 Not applicable [6]
13 Torry Holt St. Louis Rams (19992008)
Jacksonville Jaguars (2009)
New England Patriots (2010)
920 13,382 14.5 74 Not applicable [6]
14 Andre Reed Buffalo Bills (19851999)
Washington Redskins (2000)
951 13,198 13.9 87 2014
15 Steve Smith Sr. Carolina Panthers (20012013)
Baltimore Ravens (2014–Present)
895 13,123 14.7 72 Not applicable[6]
16 Steve Largent Seattle Seahawks (19761989) 819 13,089 16.0 100 1995
17 Irving Fryar New England Patriots (19841992)
Miami Dolphins (19931995)
Philadelphia Eagles (19961998)
Washington Redskins (19992000)
851 12,785 15.0 84 None
18 Art Monk Washington Redskins (19801993)
New York Jets (1994)
Philadelphia Eagles (1995)
940 12,721 13.5 68 2008
19 Jimmy Smith Dallas Cowboys (1992)
Philadelphia Eagles (1994)
Jacksonville Jaguars (19952005)
862 12,287 14.3 67 None
20 Anquan Boldin Arizona Cardinals (20032009)
Baltimore Ravens (20102012)
San Francisco 49ers (2013–Present)
927 12,264 13.2 69 Not applicable [6]
21 Charlie Joiner Houston Oilers (1969[12]1972[13])
Cincinnati Bengals (19721975)
San Diego Chargers (19761986)
750 12,146 16.2 65 1996
22 Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals (2004–Present) 892 12,089 13.5 89 Not applicable [6]
23 Hines Ward Pittsburgh Steelers (19982011) 1000 12,083 12.1 85 Not applicable[6]
24 Derrick Mason Tennessee Titans (19972004)
Baltimore Ravens (20052010)
New York Jets (2011)
Houston Texans (2011)
943 12,061 12.8 66 Not applicable [6]
25 Michael Irvin Dallas Cowboys (19881999) 750 11,904 15.9 65 2007
26 Don Maynard New York Giants (1958)
New York Jets (1960[14]1972)
633 11,834 18.7 88 1987
27 Muhsin Muhammad Carolina Panthers (19962004, 20082009)
Chicago Bears (20052007)
860 11,438 13.3 62 None
28 Rod Smith Denver Broncos (19952006[15]) 849 11,389 13.4 68 None
29 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 63 None
30 Chad Johnson/Ochocinco Cincinnati Bengals (20012010)
New England Patriots (2011)
Miami Dolphins (2012)
766 11,059 14.4 67 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 77 Not applicable [6]
32 Gary Clark Washington Redskins (19851992)
Arizona Cardinals (1993[16]1994)
Miami Dolphins (1995)
699 10,856 15.5 65 None
33 Stanley Morgan New England Patriots (19771989)
Indianapolis Colts (1990)
557 10,716 19.2 72 None
34 Keyshawn Johnson New York Jets (19961999)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (20002003)
Dallas Cowboys (20042005)
Carolina Panthers (2006[15])
814 10,571 13.0 64 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 76 None
36 Jason Witten Dallas Cowboys (2003–Present) 923 10,363 11.1 56 Not applicable [6]
37 Lance Alworth San Diego Chargers (19621970)
Dallas Cowboys (19711972)
542 10,266 18.9 85 1978
38 Calvin Johnson Detroit Lions (2007–present) 625 10,263 16.4 72 Not applicable [6]
39 Santana Moss New York Jets (20012004)
Washington Redskins (2005–Present)
726 10,258 14.1 66 Not applicable [6]
40 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 84 None
41 Roddy White Atlanta Falcons (2005–Present) 748 10,198 13.6 62 Not applicable [6]
42 Donald Driver Green Bay Packers (19992012) 743 10,137 13.6 61 Not applicable [6]
43 Shannon Sharpe Denver Broncos (19901999, 20022003)
Baltimore Ravens (20002001)
815 10,060 12.3 62 2011

Active players with 9,000 receiving yards or more[edit]

As of Week 15 of the 2014 season.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rank is through Week 15 of the 2014 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 15 of the 2014 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 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 2014 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 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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