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Leaders Table
Rank Player Ret Years Tm
1Brian Mitchell4631990-20033TM
2Eric Metcalf3511989-20027TM
3Dave Meggett3491989-19983TM
4Tim Brown+3261988-20042TM
5Devin Hester3152006-20164TM
6Darrien Gordon3141993-20025TM
7Antwaan Randle El3112002-20102TM
8Allen Rossum3071998-20096TM
9Glyn Milburn3041993-20014TM
10Jermaine Lewis2951996-20043TM
11Vai Sikahema2921986-19933TM
12Darren Sproles2892005-20163TM
13Billy Johnson2821974-19883TM
14Jacoby Jones2762007-20154TM
15J.T. Smith2671978-19903TM
16Wes Welker2642004-20155TM
17Kelvin Martin2611987-19963TM
18Rod Woodson+2601987-20034TM
19Emlen Tunnell+2581948-19612TM
20Karl Williams2551996-20042TM
Dennis Northcutt2552000-20093TM
22Alvin Haymond2531964-19735TM
23Mel Gray2521986-19974TM
Mike Fuller2521975-19822TM
Troy Brown2521993-2007nwe
26Rick Upchurch2481975-1983den
27Desmond Howard2441992-20025TM
28Ted Ginn2382007-20164TM
29Ron Smith2351965-19745TM
30Kevin Williams2311993-20004TM
31Phil McConkey2281984-19894TM
32R.W. McQuarters2271998-20084TM
33Danny Reece2221976-1980tam
Josh Cribbs2222005-20143TM
35Dante Hall2162000-20082TM
36Deion Sanders+2121989-20055TM
Mike Nelms2121980-1984was
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 Wood+1871960-1971gnb
47Michael Lewis1862001-20072TM
48Tim Dwight1851998-20075TM
49Bruce Harper1831977-1984nyj
50Derrick Mason1821997-20114TM
51Leon Washington1812006-20144TM
52Brandon Tate1802009-20163TM
Steve Smith1802001-20162TM
54Clarence Verdin1781986-19943TM
55Freddie Solomon1771975-19852TM
56Adam Jones1762005-20163TM
57Walter Stanley1751985-19925TM
Robbie Martin1751981-19862TM
Antonio Brown1752010-2016pit
60Patrick Peterson1732011-2016crd
61Eddie Brown1721974-19793TM
62Leon Johnson1711997-20033TM
63Neal Colzie1701975-19833TM
64Marcus Sherels1692010-2016min
65Roscoe Parrish1652005-20122TM
Az-Zahir Hakim1651998-20063TM
67Todd Kinchen1641992-19983TM
68Howard Stevens1631973-19772TM
69David Palmer1621994-2000min
Larry Marshall1621972-19784TM
Pete Mandley1621984-19902TM
Tyrone Hughes1621993-19983TM
73Mark Jones1592004-20094TM
74Charlie West1581968-19793TM
Reggie Barlow1581996-20032TM
76Bill Thompson1571969-1981den
Julian Edelman1572009-2016nwe
Antonio Chatman1572003-20082TM
79Eddie Payton1561977-19824TM
Stump Mitchell1561981-1989crd
Nate Burleson1562003-20133TM
82Carl Roaches1551980-19852TM
Chad Morton1552000-20064TM
Jeremy Kerley1552011-20162TM
85Eddie Kennison1531996-20085TM
86Dana McLemore1521982-19872TM
87Dwayne Harris1502011-20162TM
88John Taylor1491987-1995sfo
89Wally Henry1481977-1982phi
Chris Carr1482005-20135TM
Johnny Bailey1481990-19953TM
George Atkinson1481968-19792TM
93LeRoy Irvin1471980-19902TM
Danny Amendola1472009-20162TM
95Butch Johnson1461976-19852TM
Tavon Austin1462013-2016ram
97Fulton Walker1451981-19862TM
98Terrence Wilkins1441999-20062TM
99Lem Barney+1431967-1977det
100Bruce Taylor1421970-1977sfo
101Joey Galloway1411995-20105TM
Leon Bright1411981-19852TM
103Mike Martin1401983-1989cin
Eddie Drummond1402002-20072TM
105Troy Walters1392000-20074TM
106Deltha O'Neal1382000-20083TM
Marc Mariani1382010-20162TM
Woodley Lewis1381950-19603TM
Cliff Hicks1381987-19954TM
Dexter Carter1381990-19962TM
111Henry Ellard1351983-19983TM
Patrick Crayton1352004-20112TM
113DeSean Jackson1342008-20162TM
Eric Guliford1341993-19983TM
Bobby Joe Edmonds1341986-19953TM
116Dexter McCluster1332010-20163TM
Kermit Alexander1331963-19733TM
118Reggie Swinton1322001-20053TM
119Eddie Royal1312008-20163TM
Lemar Parrish1311970-19823TM
121Jake Scott1301970-19782TM
Santana Moss1302001-20142TM
Stefan Logan1302009-20122TM
124Dennis McKinnon1291983-19902TM
125B.J. Sams1282004-20082TM
Rickie Harris1281965-19722TM
127Jo-Jo Townsell1271985-1990nyj
O.J. McDuffie1271993-2000mia
129Winslow Oliver1261996-20002TM
Hugh McElhenny+1261952-19644TM
Yale Lary+1261952-1964det
132Lionel James1241984-1988sdg
Bill Dudley+1241942-19533TM
Joe Arenas1241951-1957sfo
135Dedric Ward1231997-20045TM
Abe Woodson1231958-19662TM
Willard Harrell1231975-19842TM
138Tiki Barber1221997-2006nyg
Bill Bradley1221969-19772TM
Al Carmichael1221953-19612TM
141Eric Weems1212007-20162TM
142Charlie Rogers1201999-20033TM
Dick James1201956-19653TM
Jeff Fisher1201981-1984chi
Jon Arnett1201957-19662TM
Phillip Buchanon1202002-20115TM
147Davone Bess1192008-20132TM
148Carl Taseff1171951-19624TM
John Sciarra1171978-1983phi
150Johnnie Lee Higgins1152007-2010rai
Andre Hastings1151993-20003TM
152Steve Breaston1142007-20122TM
153Don Paul1131950-19582TM
154George McAfee+1121940-1950chi
Louis Lipps1121984-19922TM
Mike Haynes+1121976-19892TM
157Dino Hall1111979-1983cle
158Kenny Johnson1101980-19892TM
Claude Gibson1101961-19652TM
160Amani Toomer1091996-2008nyg
Mel Renfro+1091964-1977dal
Rolland Lawrence1091973-1980atl
163Jim Leonhard1082005-20145TM
Rod Harris1081989-19913TM
165Ralph McGill1061972-19792TM
Javier Arenas1062010-20143TM
167Eric Parker1052002-2006sdg
Jeff Groth1051979-19853TM
Jeff Burris1051994-20033TM
170Johnny Morris1041958-1967chi
Bob Hayes+1041965-19752TM
Glen Edwards1041971-19812TM
173Steve Schubert1031974-19792TM
174Darius Reynaud1022008-20134TM
Ike Hill1021970-19763TM
Bobby Engram1021996-20093TM
Quan Cosby1022009-20123TM
Reggie Bush1022006-20165TM
179Gerald Willhite1011982-1988den
Kevin Faulk1011999-2011nwe
Evan Cooper1011984-19892TM
182Nate Jacquet1001997-20014TM
Phil Epps1001982-19892TM
Brandon Banks1002010-2012was
185Billy Reynolds991953-19603TM
Leodis McKelvin992008-20162TM
187Jim Smith981977-19852TM
188Tom Watkins961961-19683TM
Chris Warren961990-20003TM
Paul Skansi961983-19912TM
191Vernon Turner951990-19954TM
Marcus Thigpen952012-20154TM
Bosh Pritchard951942-19513TM
Ira Matthews951979-1981rai
Reno Mahe952003-2007phi
196Jon Staggers941970-19753TM
Keshawn Martin942012-20163TM
Leroy Kelly+941964-1973cle
Rodger Bird941966-1968rai
200Jimmy Williams932001-20062TM
Lew Barnes931986-19893TM
202Alvin Pearman922005-20093TM
Stanley Morgan921977-19902TM
Pete Athas921971-19764TM
205Tommy Casanova911972-1977cin
206Charles Woodson901998-20152TM
207Golden Tate882010-20162TM
Andre Roberts882010-20163TM
Keiwan Ratliff882004-20103TM
Manfred Moore881974-19774TM
Keith Moody881976-19802TM
Jerry LeVias881969-19742TM
Bill Butler881959-19644TM
Bill Baird881963-1969nyj
215James Jones871980-1985dal
216Ed Podolak861969-1977kan
Virgil Livers861975-1979chi
Butch Byrd861964-19712TM
219Bert Rechichar851952-19614TM
Abner Haynes851960-19674TM
Johnnie Gray851975-1983gnb
Jack Christiansen+851951-1958det
223Terry Metcalf841973-19812TM
Mack Herron841973-19752TM
J.J. Moses842002-20053TM
Patrick Robinson841993-19942TM
Rick Volk841967-19783TM
228Dale Carter831992-20055TM
Trindon Holliday832011-20144TM
Mewelde Moore832004-20123TM
Jackie Wallace831974-19793TM
232Nate Clements822001-20123TM
Randall Cobb822011-2016gnb
234Vance Johnson811985-1995den
Floyd Little+811967-1975den
Micheal Spurlock812006-20148TM
237Al Dodd801967-19743TM
Nesby Glasgow801979-19922TM
Scott Schwedes801987-19902TM
240Terrell Buckley791992-20056TM
Tommy Vigorito791981-1985mia
242Ken Jenkins781983-19862TM
Jeremy Ross782012-20166TM
Bobby Wade782003-20094TM
Keith Wright781978-1980cle
246Travis Benjamin772012-20162TM
Bobby Futrell771986-1990tam
Jarvis Landry772014-2016mia
Cliff Lewis771946-1951cle
Hank Poteat772000-20095TM
Chris Watson771999-20022TM
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