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Leaders Table
Rank Player Ret Years Tm
1Brian Mitchell4631990-20033TM
2Eric Metcalf3511989-20027TM
3Dave Meggett3491989-19983TM
4Tim Brown3261988-20042TM
5Darrien Gordon3141993-20025TM
6Antwaan Randle El3112002-20102TM
7Allen Rossum3071998-20096TM
8Glyn Milburn3041993-20014TM
9Jermaine Lewis2951996-20043TM
10Vai Sikahema2921986-19933TM
11Devin Hester2902006-20152TM
12Billy Johnson2821974-19883TM
13Jacoby Jones2762007-20154TM
14Darren Sproles2722005-20153TM
15J.T. Smith2671978-19903TM
16Wes Welker2642004-20155TM
17Kelvin Martin2611987-19963TM
18Rod Woodson2601987-20034TM
19Emlen Tunnell2581948-19612TM
20Karl Williams2551996-20042TM
Dennis Northcutt2552000-20093TM
22Alvin Haymond2531964-19735TM
23Troy Brown2521993-2007nwe
Mike Fuller2521975-19822TM
Mel Gray2521986-19974TM
26Rick Upchurch2481975-1983den
27Desmond Howard2441992-20025TM
28Ron Smith2351965-19745TM
29Kevin Williams2311993-20004TM
30Phil McConkey2281984-19894TM
31R.W. McQuarters2271998-20084TM
32Josh Cribbs2222005-20143TM
Danny Reece2221976-1980tam
34Dante Hall2162000-20082TM
35Deion Sanders2121989-20055TM
Mike Nelms2121980-1984was
37Ted Ginn2092007-20154TM
38Irving Fryar2061984-20004TM
39Speedy Duncan2021964-19742TM
40Leo Lewis2011981-19912TM
41Tamarick Vanover1971995-20022TM
42Greg Pruitt1941973-19842TM
43Willie Drewrey1921985-19932TM
44Gerald McNeil1911986-19902TM
45Theo Bell1891976-19852TM
46Willie Wood1871960-1971gnb
47Michael Lewis1862001-20072TM
48Tim Dwight1851998-20075TM
49Bruce Harper1831977-1984nyj
50Derrick Mason1821997-20114TM
51Leon Washington1812006-20144TM
52Steve Smith1802001-20152TM
53Clarence Verdin1781986-19943TM
54Freddie Solomon1771975-19852TM
55Robbie Martin1751981-19862TM
Walter Stanley1751985-19925TM
57Eddie Brown1721974-19793TM
58Leon Johnson1711997-20033TM
59Neal Colzie1701975-19833TM
60Adam Jones1662005-20153TM
61Roscoe Parrish1652005-20122TM
Az-Zahir Hakim1651998-20063TM
63Todd Kinchen1641992-19983TM
64Howard Stevens1631973-19772TM
65David Palmer1621994-2000min
Larry Marshall1621972-19784TM
Pete Mandley1621984-19902TM
Tyrone Hughes1621993-19983TM
69Patrick Peterson1602011-2015crd
Antonio Brown1602010-2015pit
71Mark Jones1592004-20094TM
72Charlie West1581968-19793TM
Reggie Barlow1581996-20032TM
74Antonio Chatman1572003-20082TM
Bill Thompson1571969-1981den
76Nate Burleson1562003-20133TM
Stump Mitchell1561981-1989crd
Eddie Payton1561977-19824TM
79Chad Morton1552000-20064TM
Carl Roaches1551980-19852TM
81Brandon Tate1542009-20152TM
82Eddie Kennison1531996-20085TM
83Dana McLemore1521982-19872TM
84John Taylor1491987-1995sfo
85George Atkinson1481968-19792TM
Johnny Bailey1481990-19953TM
Chris Carr1482005-20135TM
Wally Henry1481977-1982phi
Marcus Sherels1482010-2015min
90LeRoy Irvin1471980-19902TM
91Butch Johnson1461976-19852TM
92Fulton Walker1451981-19862TM
93Terrence Wilkins1441999-20062TM
94Lem Barney1431967-1977det
95Julian Edelman1422009-2015nwe
Bruce Taylor1421970-1977sfo
97Joey Galloway1411995-20105TM
Leon Bright1411981-19852TM
99Mike Martin1401983-1989cin
Eddie Drummond1402002-20072TM
101Troy Walters1392000-20074TM
102Dexter Carter1381990-19962TM
Cliff Hicks1381987-19954TM
Woodley Lewis1381950-19603TM
Deltha O'Neal1382000-20083TM
106Henry Ellard1351983-19983TM
Patrick Crayton1352004-20112TM
108Bobby Joe Edmonds1341986-19953TM
Eric Guliford1341993-19983TM
DeSean Jackson1342008-20152TM
Jeremy Kerley1342011-2015nyj
112Kermit Alexander1331963-19733TM
113Reggie Swinton1322001-20053TM
114Lemar Parrish1311970-19823TM
115Jake Scott1301970-19782TM
Santana Moss1302001-20142TM
Stefan Logan1302009-20122TM
118Danny Amendola1292009-20152TM
Dennis McKinnon1291983-19902TM
120B.J. Sams1282004-20082TM
Rickie Harris1281965-19722TM
122Jo-Jo Townsell1271985-1990nyj
O.J. McDuffie1271993-2000mia
124Winslow Oliver1261996-20002TM
Hugh McElhenny1261952-19644TM
Yale Lary1261952-1964det
127Dexter McCluster1252010-20152TM
128Lionel James1241984-1988sdg
Bill Dudley1241942-19533TM
Joe Arenas1241951-1957sfo
131Abe Woodson1231958-19662TM
Dedric Ward1231997-20045TM
Willard Harrell1231975-19842TM
134Tiki Barber1221997-2006nyg
Bill Bradley1221969-19772TM
Al Carmichael1221953-19612TM
137Dwayne Harris1212011-20152TM
138Phillip Buchanon1202002-20115TM
Jeff Fisher1201981-1984chi
Dick James1201956-19653TM
Charlie Rogers1201999-20033TM
Jon Arnett1201957-19662TM
143Davone Bess1192008-20132TM
144John Sciarra1171978-1983phi
Carl Taseff1171951-19624TM
146Andre Hastings1151993-20003TM
Johnnie Lee Higgins1152007-2010rai
148Steve Breaston1142007-20122TM
149Don Paul1131950-19582TM
150Eddie Royal1122008-20153TM
George McAfee1121940-1950chi
Louis Lipps1121984-19922TM
Mike Haynes1121976-19892TM
154Dino Hall1111979-1983cle
155Claude Gibson1101961-19652TM
Kenny Johnson1101980-19892TM
157Amani Toomer1091996-2008nyg
Mel Renfro1091964-1977dal
Marc Mariani1092010-20152TM
Rolland Lawrence1091973-1980atl
161Rod Harris1081989-19913TM
Jim Leonhard1082005-20145TM
163Javier Arenas1062010-20143TM
Ralph McGill1061972-19792TM
165Jeff Groth1051979-19853TM
Jeff Burris1051994-20033TM
Eric Parker1052002-2006sdg
168Johnny Morris1041958-1967chi
Bob Hayes1041965-19752TM
Glen Edwards1041971-19812TM
171Steve Schubert1031974-19792TM
172Tavon Austin1022013-2015ram
Quan Cosby1022009-20123TM
Bobby Engram1021996-20093TM
Ike Hill1021970-19763TM
Darius Reynaud1022008-20134TM
177Gerald Willhite1011982-1988den
Kevin Faulk1011999-2011nwe
Evan Cooper1011984-19892TM
180Brandon Banks1002010-2012was
Reggie Bush1002006-20154TM
Phil Epps1001982-19892TM
Nate Jacquet1001997-20014TM
184Leodis McKelvin992008-2015buf
Billy Reynolds991953-19603TM
186Jim Smith981977-19852TM
187Eric Weems972007-20152TM
188Tom Watkins961961-19683TM
Paul Skansi961983-19912TM
Chris Warren961990-20003TM
191Reno Mahe952003-2007phi
Ira Matthews951979-1981rai
Bosh Pritchard951942-19513TM
Marcus Thigpen952012-20154TM
Vernon Turner951990-19954TM
196Jon Staggers941970-19753TM
Keshawn Martin942012-20152TM
Leroy Kelly941964-1973cle
Rodger Bird941966-1968rai
200Jimmy Williams932001-20062TM
Lew Barnes931986-19893TM
202Pete Athas921971-19764TM
Stanley Morgan921977-19902TM
Alvin Pearman922005-20093TM
205Tommy Casanova911972-1977cin
206Charles Woodson901998-20152TM
207Bill Baird881963-1969nyj
Bill Butler881959-19644TM
Jerry LeVias881969-19742TM
Keith Moody881976-19802TM
Manfred Moore881974-19774TM
Keiwan Ratliff882004-20103TM
Golden Tate882010-20152TM
214James Jones871980-1985dal
215Butch Byrd861964-19712TM
Virgil Livers861975-1979chi
Ed Podolak861969-1977kan
218Bert Rechichar851952-19614TM
Abner Haynes851960-19674TM
Johnnie Gray851975-1983gnb
Jack Christiansen851951-1958det
222Mack Herron841973-19752TM
Terry Metcalf841973-19812TM
J.J. Moses842002-20053TM
Patrick Robinson841993-19942TM
Rick Volk841967-19783TM
227Jackie Wallace831974-19793TM
Mewelde Moore832004-20123TM
Trindon Holliday832011-20144TM
Dale Carter831992-20055TM
231Nate Clements822001-20123TM
232Vance Johnson811985-1995den
Floyd Little811967-1975den
Micheal Spurlock812006-20148TM
235Scott Schwedes801987-19902TM
Nesby Glasgow801979-19922TM
Al Dodd801967-19743TM
238Terrell Buckley791992-20056TM
Tommy Vigorito791981-1985mia
240Keith Wright781978-1980cle
Bobby Wade782003-20094TM
Ken Jenkins781983-19862TM
Randall Cobb782011-2015gnb
244Chris Watson771999-20022TM
Jeremy Ross772012-20154TM
Hank Poteat772000-20095TM
Cliff Lewis771946-1951cle
Bobby Futrell771986-1990tam
249Tony Leonard761976-19792TM
Rich Mauti761977-19842TM
Jeff Query761989-19953TM
Mickey Sutton761986-19903TM
Mike Thomas762009-20122TM