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Leaders Table
Rank Player Y/R Years Tm
1George McAfee+12.81940-1950chi
Jack Christiansen+12.81951-1958det
3Claude Gibson12.61961-19652TM
4Bill Dudley+12.21942-19533TM
5Rick Upchurch12.11975-1983den
6Devin Hester12.02006-20163TM
Julian Edelman12.02009-2016nwe
8Desmond Howard11.91992-20025TM
9Billy Johnson11.81974-19883TM
10Mack Herron11.71973-19752TM
11Roscoe Parrish11.62005-20122TM
Bill Thompson11.61969-1981den
13Darrien Gordon11.51993-20025TM
14Henry Ellard11.31983-19983TM
Rodger Bird11.31966-1968rai
Bosh Pritchard11.31942-19513TM
17Jeremy Ross11.22012-20154TM
Eric Weems11.22007-20162TM
19Terry Metcalf11.11973-19812TM
Bob Hayes+11.11965-19752TM
Jermaine Lewis11.11996-20043TM
22Floyd Little+11.01967-1975den
Louis Lipps11.01984-19922TM
Eddie Royal11.02008-20163TM
Bobby Joe Edmonds11.01986-19953TM
26Mel Gray10.91986-19974TM
Speedy Duncan10.91964-19742TM
Dwayne Harris10.92011-20162TM
Vitamin Smith10.91949-1953ram
Vai Sikahema10.91986-19933TM
31Winslow Oliver10.81996-20002TM
Ted Ginn10.82007-20164TM
Brian Mitchell10.81990-20033TM
B.J. Sams10.82004-20082TM
Santana Moss10.82001-20142TM
36Az-Zahir Hakim10.71998-20063TM
Jo-Jo Townsell10.71985-1990nyj
Josh Cribbs10.72005-20143TM
39Dexter McCluster10.62010-20163TM
Golden Tate10.62010-20162TM
Dave Meggett10.61989-19983TM
Mike Fuller10.61975-19822TM
43Leroy Kelly+10.51964-1973cle
Dana McLemore10.51982-19872TM
Tommy Vigorito10.51981-1985mia
Jeff Burris10.51994-20033TM
Danny Amendola10.52009-20162TM
Dante Hall10.52000-20082TM
Keith Moody10.51976-19802TM
50Jake Scott10.41970-19782TM
Stanley Morgan10.41977-19902TM
Mike Haynes+10.41976-19892TM
Troy Brown10.41993-2007nwe
Charlie Rogers10.41999-20033TM
Bobby Engram10.41996-20093TM
Reggie Barlow10.41996-20032TM
Deion Sanders+10.41989-20055TM
Adam Jones10.42005-20163TM
J.T. Smith10.41978-19903TM
60Neal Colzie10.31975-19833TM
Greg Pruitt10.31973-19842TM
Leodis McKelvin10.32008-20162TM
Marcus Sherels10.32010-2016min
Abner Haynes10.31960-19674TM
Jackie Wallace10.31974-19793TM
66Hank Poteat10.22000-20095TM
Tamarick Vanover10.21995-20022TM
Davone Bess10.22008-20132TM
Tim Brown+10.21988-20042TM
John Taylor10.21987-1995sfo
Dennis Northcutt10.22000-20093TM
72Tom Watkins10.11961-19683TM
Karl Williams10.11996-20042TM
74Gerald Willhite10.01982-1988den
Eddie Kennison10.01996-20085TM
Irving Fryar10.01984-20004TM
Allen Rossum10.01998-20096TM
Nate Clements10.02001-20123TM
79Quan Cosby9.92009-20123TM
David Palmer9.91994-2000min
Kevin Williams9.91993-20004TM
Reggie Swinton9.92001-20053TM
Deltha O'Neal9.92000-20083TM
LeRoy Irvin9.91980-19902TM
Ken Jenkins9.91983-19862TM
Fulton Walker9.91981-19862TM
Leon Washington9.92006-20144TM
Patrick Peterson9.92011-2016crd
Mike Martin9.91983-1989cin
90Dexter Carter9.81990-19962TM
Eric Metcalf9.81989-20027TM
Kelvin Martin9.81987-19963TM
Glyn Milburn9.81993-20014TM
Wes Welker9.82004-20155TM
Michael Lewis9.82001-20072TM
Nate Burleson9.82003-20133TM
97Bruce Harper9.71977-1984nyj
Jacoby Jones9.72007-20154TM
Antonio Brown9.72010-2016pit
Amani Toomer9.71996-2008nyg
Javier Arenas9.72010-20143TM
Eric Guliford9.71993-19983TM
Tiki Barber9.71997-2006nyg
Marcus Thigpen9.72012-20154TM
Bill Butler9.71959-19644TM
Darius Reynaud9.72008-20134TM
107Micheal Spurlock9.62006-20148TM
Lionel James9.61984-1988sdg
DeSean Jackson9.62008-20162TM
Johnny Bailey9.61990-19953TM
Tim Dwight9.61998-20075TM
Joey Galloway9.61995-20105TM
Howard Stevens9.61973-19772TM
Patrick Crayton9.62004-20112TM
Scott Schwedes9.61987-19902TM
Stefan Logan9.62009-20122TM
117Robbie Martin9.51981-19862TM
Mewelde Moore9.52004-20123TM
Marc Mariani9.52010-20162TM
Dale Carter9.51992-20055TM
Darren Sproles9.52005-20163TM
Terrell Buckley9.51992-20056TM
Leon Johnson9.51997-20033TM
124Andre Hastings9.41993-20003TM
Brandon Tate9.42009-20163TM
Randall Cobb9.42011-2016gnb
Jeff Fisher9.41981-1984chi
Brandon Banks9.42010-2012was
Jeff Query9.41989-19953TM
Steve Smith9.42001-20162TM
Jeremy Kerley9.42011-20162TM
132Kevin Faulk9.31999-2011nwe
Pete Mandley9.31984-19902TM
Mark Jones9.32004-20094TM
Bruce Taylor9.31970-1977sfo
Cliff Hicks9.31987-19954TM
Al Dodd9.31967-19743TM
Leo Lewis9.31981-19912TM
Clarence Verdin9.31986-19943TM
Trindon Holliday9.32011-20144TM
Walter Stanley9.31985-19925TM
142Jim Leonhard9.22005-20145TM
Dennis McKinnon9.21983-19902TM
Chad Morton9.22000-20064TM
Glen Edwards9.21971-19812TM
Cliff Lewis9.21946-1951cle
Lemar Parrish9.21970-19823TM
Mike Nelms9.21980-1984was
Lem Barney+9.21967-1977det
150Mickey Sutton9.11986-19903TM
Eddie Drummond9.12002-20072TM
Ralph McGill9.11972-19792TM
Keshawn Martin9.12012-20152TM
Freddie Solomon9.11975-19852TM
Todd Kinchen9.11992-19983TM
Rod Woodson+9.11987-20034TM
Terrence Wilkins9.11999-20062TM
Derrick Shepard9.11987-19913TM
159Larry Marshall9.01972-19784TM
Captain Munnerlyn9.02009-20162TM
Tavon Austin9.02013-2016ram
Butch Johnson9.01976-19852TM
Paul Skansi9.01983-19912TM
Gerald McNeil9.01986-19902TM
Phillip Buchanon9.02002-20115TM
Reno Mahe9.02003-2007phi
167Bill Baird8.91963-1969nyj
Troy Walters8.92000-20074TM
Lew Barnes8.91986-19893TM
R.W. McQuarters8.91998-20084TM
Pete Athas8.91971-19764TM
Eddie Payton8.91977-19824TM
O.J. McDuffie8.91993-2000mia
174Stump Mitchell8.81981-1989crd
Eddie Brown8.81974-19793TM
Jimmy Williams8.82001-20062TM
Nate Jacquet8.81997-20014TM
Manfred Moore8.81974-19774TM
Alvin Pearman8.82005-20093TM
180Derrick Mason8.71997-20114TM
Tyrone Hughes8.71993-19983TM
182Chris Warren8.61990-20003TM
Tommy Casanova8.61972-1977cin
Vernon Turner8.61990-19954TM
Ed Podolak8.61969-1977kan
Johnny Morris8.61958-1967chi
Virgil Livers8.61975-1979chi
Emlen Tunnell+8.61948-19612TM
189Vance Johnson8.51985-1995den
Alvin Haymond8.51964-19735TM
Bobby Wade8.52003-20094TM
Johnnie Lee Higgins8.52007-2010rai
James Jones8.51980-1985dal
194Jeff Groth8.41979-19853TM
George Atkinson8.41968-19792TM
Jon Staggers8.41970-19753TM
Steve Schubert8.41974-19792TM
Larry Brunson8.41974-19803TM
Eric Parker8.42002-2006sdg
200Dedric Ward8.31997-20045TM
Willie Drewrey8.31985-19932TM
Wally Henry8.31977-1982phi
Bobby Futrell8.31986-1990tam
204Antwaan Randle El8.22002-20102TM
Phil Epps8.21982-19892TM
Charles Woodson8.21998-20152TM
Jon Arnett8.21957-19662TM
Mike Thomas8.22009-20122TM
209Leon Bright8.11981-19852TM
Nesby Glasgow8.11979-19922TM
Dino Hall8.11979-1983cle
Rich Mauti8.11977-19842TM
213Rickie Harris8.01965-19722TM
Phil McConkey8.01984-19894TM
Theo Bell8.01976-19852TM
Don Paul8.01950-19582TM
217Steve Breaston7.92007-20122TM
Dick James7.91956-19653TM
219Tony Leonard7.81976-19792TM
Santonio Holmes7.82006-20143TM
Bill Bradley7.81969-19772TM
Reggie Bush7.82006-20165TM
Jerry LeVias7.81969-19742TM
Abe Woodson7.81958-19662TM
John Sciarra7.81978-1983phi
Kenny Johnson7.81980-19892TM
Larry Anderson7.81978-19842TM
228Mel Renfro+7.71964-1977dal
Johnnie Gray7.71975-1983gnb
Antonio Chatman7.72003-20082TM
231Rod Harris7.61989-19913TM
Ron Smith7.61965-19745TM
Evan Cooper7.61984-19892TM
234Jim Smith7.51977-19852TM
Al Carmichael7.51953-19612TM
236Willie Wood+7.41960-1971gnb
Woodley Lewis7.41950-19603TM
238Hugh McElhenny+7.31952-19644TM
Carl Taseff7.31951-19624TM
Chris Carr7.32005-20135TM
241J.J. Moses7.22002-20053TM
Carl Roaches7.21980-19852TM
243Keiwan Ratliff7.12004-20103TM
Ira Matthews7.11979-1981rai
245Patrick Robinson7.01993-19942TM
Danny Reece7.01976-1980tam
Butch Byrd7.01964-19712TM
Charlie West7.01968-19793TM
249Willard Harrell6.91975-19842TM
250Rolland Lawrence6.71973-1980atl
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