HISTORY
Individual Records: ReceivingRecords updated through the 2007 season
PASS RECEIVING
Most Seasons Leading League
8 Don Hutson, Green Bay, 1936-37, 1939, 1941-45
5 Lionel Taylor, Denver, 1960-63, 1965
3 Tom Fears, Los Angeles, 1948-1950
Pete Pihos, Philadelphia, 1953-55
Billy Wilson, San Francisco, 1954, 1956-57
Raymond Berry, Baltimore, 1958-1960
Lance Alworth, San Diego, 1966, 1968-69
Sterling Sharpe, Green Bay, 1989, 1992-93
Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League
5 Don Hutson, Green Bay, 1941-45
4 Lionel Taylor, Denver, 1960-63
3 Tom Fears, Los Angeles, 1948-1950
Pete Pihos, Philadelphia, 1953-55
Raymond Berry, Baltimore, 1958-1960
Most Pass Receptions, Career
1,549 Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 1985-2000; Oakland, 2001-04; Seattle, 2004
1,101 Cris Carter, Philadelphia, 1987-89; Minnesota, 1990-2001; Miami, 2002
1,094 Tim Brown, L.A. Raiders, 1988-94; Oakland, 1995-2003; Tampa Bay, 2004
Most Seasons, 50 or More Pass Receptions
17 Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 1986-1996, 1998-2000;
Oakland, 2001-02
13 Andre Reed, Buffalo, 1986-1994, 1996-99
11 Cris Carter, Minnesota, 1991-2000
Tim Brown, L.A. Raiders, 1993-1994; Oakland, 1995-2003
Shannon Sharpe, Denver 1992-98; Baltimore, 2000-01; Denver, 2002-03
Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis, 1996-2006
Isaac Bruce, St. Louis, 1995-97, 1999-2004, 2006-07
Most Pass Receptions, Season
143 Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis, 2002
123 Herman Moore, Detroit, 1995
122 Cris Carter, Minnesota, 1994
Cris Carter, Minnesota, 1995
Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 1995
Most Pass Receptions, Rookie, Season
101 Anquan Boldin, Arizona, 2003
90 Terry Glenn, New England, 1996
88 Reggie Bush, New Orleans, 2006
Most Pass Receptions, Game
20 Terrell Owens, San Francisco vs. Chicago, Dec. 17, 2000
18 Tom Fears, Los Angeles vs. Green Bay, Dec. 3, 1950
17 Clark Gaines, N.Y. Jets vs. San Francisco, Sept. 21, 1980
Most Consecutive Games, Pass Receptions
274 Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 1985-2000; Oakland, 2001-04
183 Art Monk, Washington, 1983-1993; N.Y. Jets, 1994;
Philadelphia, 1995
179 Tim Brown, L.A. Raiders, 1993-94; Oakland, 1995-2003; Tampa Bay, 2004
YARDS GAINED
Most Seasons Leading League
7 Don Hutson, Green Bay, 1936, 1938-39, 1941-44
6 Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 1986, 1989-1990, 1993-95
3 Raymond Berry, Baltimore, 1957, 1959-1960
Lance Alworth, San Diego, 1965-66, 1968
Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League
4 Don Hutson, Green Bay, 1941-44
3 Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 1993-95
2 By many players
Most Yards Gained, Career
22,895 Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 1985-2000; Oakland, 2001-04; Seattle, 2004
14,934 Tim Brown, L.A. Raiders, 1988-94; Oakland, 1995-2003; Tampa Bay, 2004
14,109 Isaac Bruce, L.A. Rams, 1994; St. Louis, 1995-2007
Most Seasons, 1,000 or More Yards, Pass Receiving
14 Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 1986-1996, 1998; Oakland, 2001-02
9 Tim Brown, L.A. Raiders, 1993-94; Oakland, 1995-2001
Jimmy Smith, Jacksonville, 1996-2002, 2004-05
8 Steve Largent, Seattle, 1978-1981, 1983-86
Cris Carter, Minnesota, 1993-2000
Rod Smith, Denver, 1997-2002, 2004-05
Isaac Bruce, St. Louis, 1996-96, 1999-2002, 2004, 2006
Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis, 1999-2006
Torry Holt, St. Louis, 2000-07
Randy Moss, Minnesota, 1998-2003; Oakland, 2005; New England, 2007
Terrell Owens, San Francisco, 1998, 2000-03; Philadelphia, 2004; Dallas, 2006-07
Most Yards Gained, Season
1,848 Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 1995
1,781 Isaac Bruce, St. Louis, 1995
1,746 Charley Hennigan, Houston, 1961
Most Yards Gained, Rookie, Season
1,473 Bill Groman, Houston, 1960
1,377 Anquan Boldin, Arizona, 2003
1,313 Randy Moss, Minnesota, 1998
Most Yards Gained, Game
336 Willie Anderson, L.A. Rams vs. New Orleans, Nov. 26, 1989 (OT)
309 Stephone Paige, Kansas City vs. San Diego, Dec. 22, 1985
303 Jim Benton, Cleveland vs. Detroit, Nov. 22, 1945
Most Games, 200 or More Yards Pass Receiving, Career
5 Lance Alworth, San Diego, 1962-1970; Dallas, 1971-72
4 Don Hutson, Green Bay, 1935-45
Charley Hennigan, Houston, 1960-66
Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 1985-2000; Oakland, 2001-04; Seattle, 2004
3 Don Maynard, N.Y. Giants, 1958; N.Y. Jets, 1960-1972; St. Louis, 1973
Wes Chandler, New Orleans, 1978-1981; San Diego, 1981-87; San Francisco, 1988
Isaac Bruce, L.A. Rams, 1994; St. Louis, 1995-2007
Most Games, 200 or More Yards Pass Receiving, Season
3 Charley Hennigan, Houston, 1961
2 Don Hutson, Green Bay, 1942
Gene Roberts, N.Y. Giants, 1949
Lance Alworth, San Diego, 1963
Don Maynard, N.Y. Jets, 1968
Most Games, 100 or More Yards Pass Receiving, Career
76 Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 1985-2000; Oakland, 2001-04; Seattle, 2004
59 Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis, 1996-2007
55 Randy Moss, Minnesota, 1998-2004; Oakland, 2005-06; New England, 2007
Most Games, 100 or More Yards Pass Receiving, Season
11 Michael Irvin, Dallas, 1995
10 Charley Hennigan, Houston, 1961
Herman Moore, Detroit, 1995
Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis, 2002
Torry Holt, St. Louis, 2003
9 Elroy (Crazylegs) Hirsch, Los Angeles, 1951
Bill Groman, Houston, 1960
Lance Alworth, San Diego, 1965
Don Maynard, N.Y. Jets, 1967
Stanley Morgan, New England, 1986
Mark Carrier, Tampa Bay, 1989
Robert Brooks, Green Bay, 1995
Isaac Bruce, St. Louis, 1995
Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 1995
Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis, 1999
Jimmy Smith, Jacksonville, 1999
David Boston, Arizona, 2001
Steve Smith, Carolina, 2005
Randy Moss, New England, 2007
Most Consecutive Games, 100 or More Yards Pass Receiving
7 Charley Hennigan, Houston, 1961
Michael Irvin, Dallas, 1995
6 Raymond Berry, Baltimore, 1960
Bill Groman, Houston, 1961
Pat Studstill, Detroit, 1966
Isaac Bruce, St. Louis, 1995
5 Elroy (Crazylegs) Hirsch, Los Angeles, 1951
Bob Boyd, Los Angeles, 1954
Terry Barr, Detroit, 1963
Lance Alworth, San Diego, 1966
Don Maynard, N.Y. Jets, 1968-69
Harold Jackson, Philadelphia, 1971-72
Patrick Jeffers, Carolina, 1999
Terrell Owens, Philadelphia, 2004
Anquan Boldin, Arizona, 2005
Longest Pass Reception (All TDs except as noted)
99 Andy Farkas (from Filchock), Washington vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 15, 1939
Bobby Mitchell (from Izo), Washington vs. Cleveland, Sept. 15, 1963
Pat Studstill (from Sweetan), Detroit vs. Baltimore, Oct. 16, 1966
Gerry Allen (from Jurgensen), Washington vs. Chicago, Sept. 15, 1968
Cliff Branch (from Plunkett), L.A. Raiders vs. Washington, Oct. 2, 1983
Mike Quick (from Jaworski), Philadelphia vs. Atlanta, Nov. 10, 1985
Tony Martin (from Humphries), San Diego vs. Seattle, Sept. 18, 1994
Robert Brooks (from Favre), Green Bay vs. Chicago, Sept. 11, 1995
Marc Boerigter (from Green), Kansas City vs. San Diego, Dec. 22, 2002
Andre Davis (from Garcia), Cleveland vs. Cincinnati, Oct. 17, 2004
98 Gaynell Tinsley (from Russell), Chi. Cardinals vs. Cleveland, Nov. 17, 1938
Dick (Night Train) Lane (from Compton), Chi. Cardinals vs. Green Bay, Nov. 13, 1955
John Farrington (from Wade), Chicago vs. Detroit, Oct. 8, 1961
Willard Dewveall (from Lee), Houston vs. San Diego, Nov. 25, 1962
Homer Jones (from Morrall), N.Y. Giants vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 11, 1966
Bobby Moore (from Hart), St. Louis vs. Los Angeles, Dec. 10, 1972 (no TD)
Michael Haynes (from Hebert), Atlanta vs. New Orleans, Sept. 12, 1993
Johnnie Morton (from Batch), Detroit vs. Chicago, Oct. 4, 1998
97 Gaynell Tinsley (from Coffee), Chi. Cardinals vs. Chi. Bears, Dec. 5, 1937
Cloyce Box (from Layne), Detroit vs. Green Bay, Nov. 26, 1953
Jerry Tarr (from Shaw), Denver vs. Boston, Sept. 21, 1962
Webster Slaughter (from Kosar), Cleveland vs. Chicago, Oct. 23, 1989
John Taylor (from Young), San Francisco vs. Atlanta, Nov. 3, 1991
AVERAGE GAIN
HIGHEST Average Gain, Career (200 receptions)
22.26 Homer Jones, N.Y. Giants, 1964-69; Cleveland, 1970 (224-4,986)
20.83 Buddy Dial, Pittsburgh, 1959-1963; Dallas, 1964-66 (261-5,436)
20.24 Harlon Hill, Chi. Bears, 1954-1961; Pittsburgh, 1962; Detroit, 1962 (233-4,717)
Highest Average Gain, Season (24 receptions)
32.58 Don Currivan, Boston, 1947 (24-782)
31.44 Bucky Pope, Los Angeles, 1964 (25-786)
28.60 Bobby Duckworth, San Diego, 1984 (25-715)
Highest Average Gain, Game (3 receptions)
63.00 Torry Holt, St. Louis vs. Atlanta, Sept. 24, 2000 (3-189)
60.67 Bill Groman, Houston vs. Denver, Nov. 20, 1960 (3-182) Homer Jones, N.Y. Giants vs. Washington, Dec. 12, 1965 (3-182)
60.33 Don Currivan, Boston vs. Washington, Nov. 30, 1947 (3-181)
TOUCHDOWNS
Most Seasons Leading League
9 Don Hutson, Green Bay, 1935-38, 1940-44
6 Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 1986-87, 1989-1991, 1993
4 Randy Moss, Minnesota, 1998, 2000, 2003; New England, 2007
Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League
5 Don Hutson, Green Bay, 1940-44
4 Don Hutson, Green Bay, 1935-38
3 Lance Alworth, San Diego, 1964-66
Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 1989-1991
Most Touchdowns, Career
197 Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 1985-2000; Oakland, 2001-04, Seattle, 2004
130 Cris Carter, Philadelphia, 1987-89; Minnesota, 1990-2001; Miami, 2002
129 Terrell Owens, San Francisco, 1996-2003; Philadelphia, 2004-05; Dallas, 2006-07
Most Touchdowns, Season
23 Randy Moss, New England, 2007
22 Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 1987
18 Mark Clayton, Miami, 1984
Sterling Sharpe, Green Bay, 1994
Most Touchdowns, Rookie, Season
17 Randy Moss, Minnesota, 1998
13 Bill Howton, Green Bay, 1952
John Jefferson, San Diego, 1978
12 Harlon Hill, Chi. Bears, 1954
Bill Groman, Houston, 1960
Mike Ditka, Chicago, 1961
Bob Hayes, Dallas, 1965
Most Touchdowns, Game
5 Bob Shaw, Chi. Cardinals vs. Baltimore, Oct. 2, 1950
Kellen Winslow, San Diego vs. Oakland, Nov. 22, 1981
Jerry Rice, San Francisco vs. Atlanta, Oct. 14, 1990
4 By many players. Last time:
Randy Moss, New England vs. Buffalo, Nov. 18, 2007
Terrell Owens, Dallas vs. Washington, Nov. 18, 2007
Most Consecutive Games, Touchdowns
13 Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 1986-87
11 Elroy (Crazylegs) Hirsch, Los Angeles, 1950-51
Buddy Dial, Pittsburgh, 1959-1960
10 Carl Pickens, Cincinnati, 1994-95
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