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Random trivia: T.J. Houshmandzadeh edition

Posted by Doug on October 19, 2007

A big game against the Chiefs last weekend pushed T.J. Houshmandzadeh's yards per reception average into double figures. But if he continues to catch so many passes for so few yards (relatively speaking), he will challenge the record for lowest yards per catch average for a receiver with 1000 or more yards.

Who currently holds the record for lowest yards-per-reception average for a single season among players with 1000 or more receiving yards?

[REMINDER: this one isn't too hard to look up if you have the right tools (and if you don't, what are you waiting for?), so don't forget the p-f-r trivia protocol. Technology-assisted answers can be posted, but only after the correct answer has been guessed the old fashioned way. You could, of course, use technology on the sly and then pretend to be guessing the old fashioned way, but that would be really sad.]

ANSWER EDIT:

+------------------+------+------+-------+------+
| name             | year | rec  | recyd | ypr  |
+------------------+------+------+-------+------+
| Cris Carter      | 1994 | 122  | 1256  | 10.3 |
| Hines Ward       | 2001 | 94   | 1003  | 10.7 |
| Marty Booker     | 2001 | 100  | 1071  | 10.7 |
| Brett Perriman   | 1996 | 94   | 1021  | 10.9 |
| Roger Craig      | 1985 | 92   | 1016  | 11.0 |
| Andre Johnson    | 2006 | 103  | 1147  | 11.1 |
| Mike Furrey      | 2006 | 98   | 1086  | 11.1 |
| Cris Carter      | 1995 | 122  | 1371  | 11.2 |
| Ozzie Newsome    | 1984 | 89   | 1001  | 11.2 |
| Eric Metcalf     | 1995 | 104  | 1189  | 11.4 |
| Sterling Sharpe  | 1993 | 112  | 1274  | 11.4 |
| Rod Smith        | 2002 | 89   | 1027  | 11.5 |
| Al Toon          | 1988 | 93   | 1067  | 11.5 |
| Muhsin Muhammad  | 2000 | 102  | 1183  | 11.6 |
| Shannon Sharpe   | 1994 | 87   | 1010  | 11.6 |
| Jerry Rice       | 1996 | 108  | 1254  | 11.6 |
| O.J. McDuffie    | 1998 | 90   | 1050  | 11.7 |
| Haywood Jeffires | 1991 | 100  | 1181  | 11.8 |
| Lionel Taylor    | 1961 | 100  | 1176  | 11.8 |
| Carl Pickens     | 1996 | 100  | 1180  | 11.8 |
+------------------+------+------+-------+------+

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