HISTORY
ANNUAL PASS RECEIVING LEADERS (RECEPTIONS)
(Current rating system implemented in 1973)
Year Player, Team No. Yards Avg. TD
2006
 
Andre Johnson, Houston, AFC
Mike Furrey, Detroit, NFC
103
98
1,147
1,086
11.1
11.1
5
6
2005
 
 
Steve Smith, Carolina, NFC
Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona, NFC
Chad Johnson, Cincinnati, AFC
103
103
97
1,563
1,409
1,432
15.2
13.7
14.8
12
10
9
2004
 
Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City, AFC
Joe Horn, New Orleans, NFC
102
94
1,258
1,399
12.3
14.9
7
11
2003
 
Torry Holt, St. Louis, NFC
LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego, AFC
117
100
1,696
725
14.5
7.3
12
4
2002
 
Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis, AFC
Randy Moss, Minnesota, NFC
143
106
1,722
1,347
12.0
12.7
11
7
2001
 
Rod Smith, Denver, AFC
Keyshawn Johnson, Tampa Bay, NFC
113
106
1,343
1,266
11.9
11.9
11
1
2000
 
Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis, AFC
Muhsin Muhammad, Carolina, NFC
102
102
1,413
1,183
13.9
11.6
14
6
1999
 
Jimmy Smith, Jacksonville, AFC
Muhsin Muhammad, Carolina, NFC
116
96
1,636
1,253
14.1
13.1
6
8
1998
 
O.J. McDuffie, Miami, AFC
Frank Sanders, Arizona, NFC
90
89
1,050
1,145
11.7
12.9
7
3
1997
 
Tim Brown, Oakland, AFC
Herman Moore, Detroit, NFC
104
104
1,408
1,293
13.5
12.4
5
8
1996
 
Jerry Rice, San Francisco, NFC
Carl Pickens, Cincinnati, AFC
108
100
1,254
1,180
11.6
11.8
8
12
1995
 
Herman Moore, Detroit, NFC
Carl Pickens, Cincinnati, AFC
123
99
1,686
1,234
13.7
12.5
14
17
1994
 
Cris Carter, Minnesota, NFC
Ben Coates, New England, AFC
122
96
1,256
1,174
10.3
12.2
7
7
1993
 
Sterling Sharpe, Green Bay, NFC
Reggie Langhorne, Indianapolis, AFC
112
85
1,274
1,038
11.4
12.2
11
3
1992
 
Sterling Sharpe, Green Bay, NFC
Haywood Jeffires, Houston, AFC
108
90
1,461
913
13.5
10.1
13
9
1991
 
Haywood Jeffires, Houston, AFC
Michael Irvin, Dallas, NFC
100
93
1,181
1,523
11.8
16.4
7
8
1990
 
 
Jerry Rice, San Francisco, NFC
Haywood Jeffires, Houston, AFC
Drew Hill, Houston, AFC
100
74
74
1,502
1,048
1,019
15.0
14.2
13.8
13
8
5
1989
 
Sterling Sharpe, Green Bay, NFC
Andre Reed, Buffalo, AFC
90
88
1,423
1,312
15.8
14.9
12
9
1988
 
Al Toon, N.Y. Jets, AFC
Henry Ellard, L.A. Rams, NFC
93
86
1,067
1,414
11.5
16.4
5
10
1987
 
J.T. Smith, St. Louis, NFC
Al Toon, N.Y. Jets, AFC
91
68
1,117
976
12.3
14.4
8
5
1986
 
Todd Christensen, L.A. Raiders, AFC
Jerry Rice, San Francisco, NFC
95
86
1,153
1,570
12.1
18.3
8
15
1985
 
Roger Craig, San Francisco, NFC
Lionel James, San Diego, AFC
92
86
1,016
1,027
11.0
11.9
6
6
1984
 
Art Monk, Washington, NFC
Ozzie Newsome, Cleveland, AFC
106
89
1,372
1,001
12.9
11.2
7
5
1983
 
 
 
Todd Christensen, L.A. Raiders, AFC
Roy Green, St. Louis, NFC
Charlie Brown, Washington, NFC
Earnest Gray, N.Y. Giants, NFC
92
78
78
78
1,247
1,227
1,225
1,139
13.6
15.7
15.7
14.6
12
14
8
5
1982
 
Dwight Clark, San Francisco, NFC
Kellen Winslow, San Diego, AFC
60
54
913
721
15.2
13.4
5
6
1981
 
Kellen Winslow, San Diego, AFC
Dwight Clark, San Francisco, NFC
88
85
1,075
1,105
12.2
13.0
10
4
1980
 
Kellen Winslow, San Diego, AFC
*Earl Cooper, San Francisco, NFC
89
83
1,290
567
14.5
6.8
9
4
1979
 
Joe Washington, Baltimore, AFC
Ahmad Rashad, Minnesota, NFC
82
80
750
1,156
9.1
14.5
3
9
1978
 
Rickey Young, Minnesota, NFC
Steve Largent, Seattle, AFC
88
71
704
1,168
8.0
16.5
5
8
1977
 
Lydell Mitchell, Baltimore, AFC
Ahmad Rashad, Minnesota, NFC
71
51
620
681
8.7
13.4
4
2
1976
 
MacArthur Lane, Kansas City, AFC
Drew Pearson, Dallas, NFC
66
58
686
806
10.4
13.9
1
6
1975
 
 
Chuck Foreman, Minnesota, NFC
Reggie Rucker, Cleveland, AFC
Lydell Mitchell, Baltimore, AFC
73
60
60
691
770
544
9.5
12.8
9.1
9
3
4
1974
 
Lydell Mitchell, Baltimore, AFC
Charles Young, Philadelphia, NFC
72
63
544
696
7.6
11.0
2
3
1973
 
Harold Carmichael, Philadelphia, NFC
Fred Willis, Houston, AFC
67
57
1,116
371
16.7
6.5
9
1
1972
 
Harold Jackson, Philadelphia, NFC
Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland, AFC
62
58
1,048
802
16.9
13.8
4
7
1971
 
Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland, AFC
Bob Tucker, N.Y. Giants, NFC
61
59
929
791
15.2
13.4
9
4
1970
 
Dick Gordon, Chicago, NFC
Marlin Briscoe, Buffalo, AFC
71
57
1,026
1,036
14.5
18.2
13
8
1969
 
Dan Abramowicz, New Orleans, NFL
Lance Alworth, San Diego, AFL
73
64
1,015
1,003
13.9
15.7
7
4
1968
 
Clifton McNeil, San Francisco, NFL
Lance Alworth, San Diego, AFL
71
68
994
1,312
14.0
19.3
7
10
1967
 
George Sauer, N.Y. Jets, AFL
Charley Taylor, Washington, NFL
75
70
1,189
990
15.9
14.1
6
9
1966
 
Lance Alworth, San Diego, AFL
Charley Taylor, Washington, NFL
73
72
1,383
1,119
18.9
15.5
13
12
1965
 
Lionel Taylor, Denver, AFL
Dave Parks, San Francisco, NFL
85
80
1,131
1,344
13.3
16.8
6
12
1964
 
Charley Hennigan, Houston, AFL
Johnny Morris, Chicago, NFL
101
93
1,546
1,200
15.3
12.9
8
10
1963
 
Lionel Taylor, Denver, AFL
Bobby Joe Conrad, St. Louis, NFL
78
73
1,101
967
14.1
13.2
10
10
1962
 
Lionel Taylor, Denver, AFL
Bobby Mitchell, Washington, NFL
77
72
908
1,384
11.8
19.2
4
11
1961
 
Lionel Taylor, Denver, AFL
Jim (Red) Phillips, Los Angeles, NFL
100
78
1,176
1,092
11.8
14.0
4
5
1960
 
Lionel Taylor, Denver, AFL
Raymond Berry, Baltimore, NFL
92
74
1,235
1,298
13.4
17.5
12
10
1959 Raymond Berry, Baltimore 66 959 14.5 14
1958
 
Raymond Berry, Baltimore
Pete Retzlaff, Philadelphia
56
56
794
766
14.2
13.7
9
2
1957 Billy Wilson, San Francisco 52 757 14.6 6
1956 Billy Wilson, San Francisco 60 889 14.8 5
1955 Pete Pihos, Philadelphia 62 864 13.9 7
1954
 
Pete Pihos, Philadelphia
Billy Wilson, San Francisco
60
60
872
830
14.5
13.8
10
5
1953 Pete Pihos, Philadelphia 63 1,049 16.7 10
1952 Mac Speedie, Cleveland 62 911 14.7 5
1951 Elroy (Crazylegs) Hirsch, Los Angeles 66 1,495 22.7 17
1950 Tom Fears, Los Angeles 84 1,116 13.3 7
1949 Tom Fears, Los Angeles 77 1,013 13.2 9
1948 *Tom Fears, Los Angeles 51 698 13.7 4
1947 Jim Keane, Chi. Bears 64 910 14.2 10
1946 Jim Benton, Los Angeles 63 981 15.6 6
1945 Don Hutson, Green Bay 47 834 17.7 9
1944 Don Hutson, Green Bay 58 866 14.9 9
1943 Don Hutson, Green Bay 47 776 16.5 11
1942 Don Hutson, Green Bay 74 1,211 16.4 17
1941 Don Hutson, Green Bay 58 738 12.7 10
1940 *Don Looney, Philadelphia 58 707 12.2 4
1939 Don Hutson, Green Bay 34 846 24.9 6
1938 Gaynell Tinsley, Chi. Cardinals 41 516 12.6 1
1937 Don Hutson, Green Bay 41 552 13.5 7
1936 Don Hutson, Green Bay 34 536 15.8 8
1935 *Tod Goodwin, N.Y. Giants 26 432 16.6 4
1934
 
Joe Carter, Philadelphia
Morris (Red) Badgro, N.Y. Giants
16
16
238
206
14.9
12.9
4
1
1933 John (Shipwreck) Kelly, Brooklyn 22 246 11.2 3
1932 Ray Flaherty, N.Y. Giants 21 350 16.7 3

*First season of professional football.

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