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Leaders Table
Rank Player Yds Years Tm
1Brian Mitchell4,9991990-20033TM
2Dave Meggett3,7081989-19983TM
3Darrien Gordon3,6011993-20025TM
4Devin Hester3,5382006-20163TM
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
19Darren Sproles2,6172005-20163TM
20Dennis Northcutt2,5922000-20093TM
21Wes Welker2,5842004-20155TM
22Kelvin Martin2,5671987-19963TM
23Karl Williams2,5651996-20042TM
24Antwaan Randle El2,5572002-20102TM
25Josh Cribbs2,3752005-20143TM
26Rod Woodson+2,3621987-20034TM
27Ted Ginn2,3352007-20164TM
28Kevin Williams2,2951993-20004TM
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
47Az-Zahir Hakim1,7731998-20063TM
Tim Dwight1,7731998-20075TM
49Adam Jones1,7622005-20163TM
50Neal Colzie1,7591975-19833TM
51Gerald McNeil1,7171986-19902TM
52Julian Edelman1,6972009-2016nwe
53Steve Smith1,6842001-20162TM
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
63Patrick Peterson1,5912011-2016crd
64Derrick Mason1,5901997-20114TM
65Antonio Brown1,5762010-2016pit
66Howard Stevens1,5591973-19772TM
67Danny Reece1,5541976-1980tam
68Eddie Kennison1,5281996-20085TM
69Henry Ellard1,5271983-19983TM
70Nate Burleson1,5232003-20133TM
71Marcus Sherels1,5172010-2016min
John Taylor1,5171987-1995sfo
73Bill Dudley+1,5151942-19533TM
74Pete Mandley1,5111984-19902TM
Eddie Brown1,5111974-19793TM
Theo Bell1,5111976-19852TM
77Todd Kinchen1,4931992-19983TM
78Mark Jones1,4832004-20094TM
79Bobby Joe Edmonds1,4711986-19953TM
80Larry Marshall1,4661972-19784TM
81LeRoy Irvin1,4571980-19902TM
82Brandon Tate1,4442009-20163TM
83Fulton Walker1,4371981-19862TM
84Chad Morton1,4312000-20064TM
George McAfee+1,4311940-1950chi
86Johnny Bailey1,4201990-19953TM
87Tyrone Hughes1,4111993-19983TM
88Danny Amendola1,4062009-20162TM
89Santana Moss1,3982001-20142TM
90Willie Wood+1,3911960-1971gnb
91Eddie Payton1,3871977-19824TM
92Claude Gibson1,3811961-19652TM
Mike Martin1,3811983-1989cin
94B.J. Sams1,3782004-20082TM
95Stump Mitchell1,3771981-1989crd
96Deltha O'Neal1,3702000-20083TM
97Winslow Oliver1,3641996-20002TM
98Jo-Jo Townsell1,3601985-1990nyj
99Dexter Carter1,3581990-19962TM
100Jake Scott1,3571970-19782TM
101Joey Galloway1,3491995-20105TM
102Dwayne Harris1,3322011-20162TM
103Dexter McCluster1,3312010-20152TM
104Bruce Taylor1,3231970-1977sfo
105Butch Johnson1,3131976-19852TM
106Lem Barney+1,3121967-1977det
107Reggie Swinton1,3112001-20053TM
108Terrence Wilkins1,3071999-20062TM
109Eric Guliford1,3001993-19983TM
110Eddie Royal1,2932008-20163TM
111Patrick Crayton1,2912004-20112TM
112DeSean Jackson1,2892008-20162TM
113Cliff Hicks1,2841987-19954TM
114Eddie Drummond1,2802002-20072TM
115Jeremy Kerley1,2612011-20162TM
116Charlie Rogers1,2481999-20033TM
117George Atkinson1,2471968-19792TM
118Stefan Logan1,2432009-20122TM
119Troy Walters1,2412000-20074TM
120Louis Lipps1,2341984-19922TM
121Wally Henry1,2311977-1982phi
122Davone Bess1,2152008-20132TM
123Antonio Chatman1,2072003-20082TM
124Lemar Parrish1,2051970-19823TM
125Lionel James1,1931984-1988sdg
126Dennis McKinnon1,1911983-19902TM
127Tiki Barber1,1811997-2006nyg
128Mike Haynes+1,1681976-19892TM
129Bob Hayes+1,1581965-19752TM
130Leon Bright1,1491981-19852TM
131Eric Weems1,1312007-20162TM
132O.J. McDuffie1,1271993-2000mia
133Jeff Fisher1,1251981-1984chi
134Carl Roaches1,1161980-19852TM
135Jeff Burris1,1031994-20033TM
136Charlie West1,0991968-19793TM
137Andre Hastings1,0861993-20003TM
138Jack Christiansen+1,0841951-1958det
139Phillip Buchanon1,0762002-20115TM
140Chris Carr1,0732005-20135TM
141Bosh Pritchard1,0721942-19513TM
142Marc Mariani1,0632010-20162TM
Rodger Bird1,0631966-1968rai
144Amani Toomer1,0601996-2008nyg
145Bobby Engram1,0591996-20093TM
146Javier Arenas1,0292010-20143TM
Rickie Harris1,0291965-19722TM
148Woodley Lewis1,0261950-19603TM
Dedric Ward1,0261997-20045TM
150Leodis McKelvin1,0212008-20162TM
151Quan Cosby1,0142009-20123TM
152Gerald Willhite1,0121982-1988den
153Jim Leonhard9982005-20145TM
154Leroy Kelly+9901964-1973cle
155Tavon Austin9882013-2016ram
156Darius Reynaud9852008-20134TM
157Mack Herron9821973-19752TM
158Jon Arnett9811957-19662TM
159Johnnie Lee Higgins9732007-2010rai
160Tom Watkins9701961-19683TM
161Ralph McGill9691972-19792TM
162Stanley Morgan9601977-19902TM
163Glen Edwards9591971-19812TM
164Abe Woodson9561958-19662TM
165Bill Bradley9531969-19772TM
166Dick James9521956-19653TM
167Jim Cason9481948-19562TM
168Kevin Faulk9431999-2011nwe
169Brandon Banks9372010-2012was
170Terry Metcalf9361973-19812TM
Golden Tate9362010-20162TM
172Hugh McElhenny+9201952-19644TM
Keith Moody9201976-19802TM
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
185Travis Benjamin8862012-20162TM
186Eric Parker8812002-2006sdg
187Nate Jacquet8771997-20014TM
188Abner Haynes8751960-19674TM
189Steve Schubert8661974-19792TM
190Charley Trippi+8641947-1955crd
Jeremy Ross8642012-20154TM
192Paul Skansi8631983-19912TM
193Keshawn Martin8582012-20152TM
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 Bush7812006-20165TM
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 Cobb7322011-2016gnb
247Andy Farkas7311938-19452TM
248J.R. Boone7251948-19533TM
249Pat Studstill7161961-19723TM
250Jeff Query7121989-19953TM
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