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Leaders Table
Rank Player Yds Years Tm
1Brian Mitchell4,9991990-20033TM
2Dave Meggett3,7081989-19983TM
3Darrien Gordon3,6011993-20025TM
4Devin Hester3,5152006-20152TM
5Eric Metcalf3,4531989-20027TM
6Tim Brown+3,3201988-20042TM
7Billy Johnson3,3171974-19883TM
8Jermaine Lewis3,2821996-20043TM
9Vai Sikahema3,1691986-19933TM
10Allen Rossum3,0561998-20096TM
11Rick Upchurch3,0081975-1983den
12Glyn Milburn2,9841993-20014TM
13Desmond Howard2,8951992-20025TM
14J.T. Smith2,7641978-19903TM
15Mel Gray2,7531986-19974TM
16Jacoby Jones2,6882007-20154TM
17Mike Fuller2,6601975-19822TM
18Troy Brown2,6251993-2007nwe
19Dennis Northcutt2,5922000-20093TM
20Wes Welker2,5842004-20155TM
21Kelvin Martin2,5671987-19963TM
22Karl Williams2,5651996-20042TM
23Darren Sproles2,5582005-20153TM
24Antwaan Randle El2,5572002-20102TM
25Josh Cribbs2,3752005-20143TM
26Rod Woodson+2,3621987-20034TM
27Kevin Williams2,2951993-20004TM
Ted Ginn2,2952007-20154TM
29Dante Hall2,2612000-20082TM
30Emlen Tunnell+2,2091948-19612TM
31Speedy Duncan2,2011964-19742TM
32Deion Sanders+2,1991989-20055TM
33Alvin Haymond2,1481964-19735TM
34Irving Fryar2,0551984-20004TM
35R.W. McQuarters2,0201998-20084TM
36Tamarick Vanover2,0161995-20022TM
37Greg Pruitt2,0071973-19842TM
38Mike Nelms1,9481980-1984was
39Roscoe Parrish1,9202005-20122TM
40Leo Lewis1,8681981-19912TM
41Phil McConkey1,8321984-19894TM
42Michael Lewis1,8182001-20072TM
43Bill Thompson1,8141969-1981den
44Leon Washington1,7932006-20144TM
45Ron Smith1,7881965-19745TM
46Bruce Harper1,7841977-1984nyj
47Tim Dwight1,7731998-20075TM
Az-Zahir Hakim1,7731998-20063TM
49Neal Colzie1,7591975-19833TM
50Adam Jones1,7372005-20153TM
51Gerald McNeil1,7171986-19902TM
52Julian Edelman1,6972009-2015nwe
53Steve Smith1,6842001-20152TM
54Robbie Martin1,6701981-19862TM
55Clarence Verdin1,6501986-19943TM
56Reggie Barlow1,6391996-20032TM
57Walter Stanley1,6191985-19925TM
58Leon Johnson1,6171997-20033TM
59Freddie Solomon1,6141975-19852TM
60David Palmer1,6101994-2000min
61Dana McLemore1,5981982-19872TM
62Willie Drewrey1,5971985-19932TM
63Derrick Mason1,5901997-20114TM
64Patrick Peterson1,5832011-2015crd
65Howard Stevens1,5591973-19772TM
66Antonio Brown1,5582010-2015pit
67Danny Reece1,5541976-1980tam
68Eddie Kennison1,5281996-20085TM
69Henry Ellard1,5271983-19983TM
70Nate Burleson1,5232003-20133TM
71John Taylor1,5171987-1995sfo
72Bill Dudley+1,5151942-19533TM
73Pete Mandley1,5111984-19902TM
Eddie Brown1,5111974-19793TM
Theo Bell1,5111976-19852TM
76Marcus Sherels1,5072010-2015min
77Todd Kinchen1,4931992-19983TM
78Mark Jones1,4832004-20094TM
79Bobby Joe Edmonds1,4711986-19953TM
80Larry Marshall1,4661972-19784TM
81LeRoy Irvin1,4571980-19902TM
82Fulton Walker1,4371981-19862TM
83Chad Morton1,4312000-20064TM
George McAfee+1,4311940-1950chi
85Johnny Bailey1,4201990-19953TM
86Brandon Tate1,4152009-20152TM
87Tyrone Hughes1,4111993-19983TM
88Santana Moss1,3982001-20142TM
89Willie Wood+1,3911960-1971gnb
90Eddie Payton1,3871977-19824TM
91Mike Martin1,3811983-1989cin
Claude Gibson1,3811961-19652TM
93B.J. Sams1,3782004-20082TM
94Stump Mitchell1,3771981-1989crd
95Deltha O'Neal1,3702000-20083TM
96Winslow Oliver1,3641996-20002TM
97Jo-Jo Townsell1,3601985-1990nyj
98Dexter Carter1,3581990-19962TM
99Jake Scott1,3571970-19782TM
100Danny Amendola1,3552009-20152TM
101Joey Galloway1,3491995-20105TM
102Dexter McCluster1,3312010-20152TM
103Bruce Taylor1,3231970-1977sfo
104Butch Johnson1,3131976-19852TM
105Lem Barney+1,3121967-1977det
106Reggie Swinton1,3112001-20053TM
107Terrence Wilkins1,3071999-20062TM
108Dwayne Harris1,3062011-20152TM
109Eric Guliford1,3001993-19983TM
110Patrick Crayton1,2912004-20112TM
111DeSean Jackson1,2892008-20152TM
112Cliff Hicks1,2841987-19954TM
113Eddie Drummond1,2802002-20072TM
114Jeremy Kerley1,2502011-2015nyj
115Charlie Rogers1,2481999-20033TM
116George Atkinson1,2471968-19792TM
117Stefan Logan1,2432009-20122TM
118Troy Walters1,2412000-20074TM
119Louis Lipps1,2341984-19922TM
120Wally Henry1,2311977-1982phi
121Davone Bess1,2152008-20132TM
122Antonio Chatman1,2072003-20082TM
123Lemar Parrish1,2051970-19823TM
124Lionel James1,1931984-1988sdg
125Dennis McKinnon1,1911983-19902TM
126Eddie Royal1,1882008-20153TM
127Tiki Barber1,1811997-2006nyg
128Mike Haynes+1,1681976-19892TM
129Bob Hayes+1,1581965-19752TM
130Leon Bright1,1491981-19852TM
131O.J. McDuffie1,1271993-2000mia
132Jeff Fisher1,1251981-1984chi
133Carl Roaches1,1161980-19852TM
134Jeff Burris1,1031994-20033TM
135Charlie West1,0991968-19793TM
136Andre Hastings1,0861993-20003TM
137Jack Christiansen+1,0841951-1958det
138Phillip Buchanon1,0762002-20115TM
139Chris Carr1,0732005-20135TM
140Bosh Pritchard1,0721942-19513TM
141Rodger Bird1,0631966-1968rai
142Amani Toomer1,0601996-2008nyg
143Bobby Engram1,0591996-20093TM
144Marc Mariani1,0402010-20152TM
145Eric Weems1,0362007-20152TM
146Rickie Harris1,0291965-19722TM
Javier Arenas1,0292010-20143TM
148Dedric Ward1,0261997-20045TM
Woodley Lewis1,0261950-19603TM
150Leodis McKelvin1,0212008-2015buf
151Quan Cosby1,0142009-20123TM
152Gerald Willhite1,0121982-1988den
153Jim Leonhard9982005-20145TM
154Leroy Kelly+9901964-1973cle
155Darius Reynaud9852008-20134TM
156Mack Herron9821973-19752TM
157Jon Arnett9811957-19662TM
158Johnnie Lee Higgins9732007-2010rai
159Tom Watkins9701961-19683TM
160Ralph McGill9691972-19792TM
161Stanley Morgan9601977-19902TM
162Glen Edwards9591971-19812TM
163Abe Woodson9561958-19662TM
164Bill Bradley9531969-19772TM
165Dick James9521956-19653TM
166Jim Cason9481948-19562TM
167Kevin Faulk9431999-2011nwe
168Brandon Banks9372010-2012was
169Golden Tate9362010-20152TM
Terry Metcalf9361973-19812TM
171Tavon Austin9352013-2015ram
172Keith Moody9201976-19802TM
Hugh McElhenny+9201952-19644TM
174Marcus Thigpen9192012-20154TM
175Al Carmichael9121953-19612TM
176John Sciarra9091978-1983phi
177Steve Breaston9062007-20122TM
178Dick Christy9051958-19633TM
179Don Paul9021950-19582TM
180Dino Hall9011979-1983cle
Billy Grimes9011949-19522TM
182Floyd Little+8931967-1975den
Johnny Morris8931958-1967chi
184Jeff Groth8871979-19853TM
185Eric Parker8812002-2006sdg
186Nate Jacquet8771997-20014TM
187Abner Haynes8751960-19674TM
188Steve Schubert8661974-19792TM
189Jeremy Ross8642012-20154TM
Charley Trippi+8641947-1955crd
191Paul Skansi8631983-19912TM
192Keshawn Martin8582012-20152TM
193Travis Benjamin8572012-2015cle
194Kenny Johnson8541980-19892TM
Willard Harrell8541975-19842TM
196Jackie Wallace8521974-19793TM
197Reno Mahe8512003-2007phi
198Carl Taseff8501951-19624TM
Bill Butler8501959-19644TM
200Paul Johns8431981-1984sea
201Mel Renfro+8421964-1977dal
202Kermit Alexander8351963-19733TM
203Jacquez Green8321998-20023TM
204Lew Barnes8301986-19893TM
Tommy Vigorito8301981-1985mia
Chris Warren8301990-20003TM
207Rod Harris8261989-19913TM
208Jim Bertelsen8211972-1976ram
209Phil Epps8191982-19892TM
210Pete Athas8181971-19764TM
211Jimmy Williams8172001-20062TM
Vernon Turner8171990-19954TM
213Nate Clements8162001-20123TM
214Vitamin Smith8141949-1953ram
215Ernie Steele8091942-1948phi
216Alvin Pearman8052005-20093TM
217Chuck Fenenbock8011943-19483TM
218Jon Staggers7921970-19753TM
Mewelde Moore7922004-20123TM
220Hank Poteat7882000-20095TM
221Dale Carter7871992-20055TM
Bill Baird7871963-1969nyj
223Tommy Casanova7841972-1977cin
224Reggie Bush7812006-20154TM
225Micheal Spurlock7802006-20148TM
226Ray Mathews7791951-19602TM
227Joe Arenas7741951-1957sfo
228Ken Jenkins7731983-19862TM
229Manfred Moore7701974-19774TM
230Trindon Holliday7692011-20144TM
231Dan Sandifer7671948-19536TM
232Scott Schwedes7651987-19902TM
233Evan Cooper7631984-19892TM
234Yale Lary+7581952-1964det
235Jeff Ogden7491998-20023TM
236Terrell Buckley7481992-20056TM
237Frank Seno7471943-19493TM
238Al Dodd7441967-19743TM
239Lynn Swann+7391974-1982pit
Ed Podolak7391969-1977kan
241Virgil Livers7381975-1979chi
242Jim Smith7371977-19852TM
243James Jones7361980-1985dal
Charles Woodson7361998-20152TM
245Rolland Lawrence7341973-1980atl
246Randall Cobb7322011-2015gnb
247Andy Farkas7311938-19452TM
248J.R. Boone7251948-19533TM
249Pat Studstill7161961-19723TM
250Jeff Query7121989-19953TM