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Leaders Table
Rank Player Y/R Year Tm
1Jack Christiansen+ (23)21.51952DET
2Dick Christy (25)21.31961NYT
3Red Cochran (27)20.91949CRD
Jerry Davis (24)20.91948CRD
5Frankie Sinkwich (22)20.71943DET
6Billy Grimes (23)19.11950GNB
Jack Christiansen+ (22)19.11951DET
8Lemar Parrish (26)18.81974CIN
9Leodis McKelvin (27)18.72012BUF
10Woodley Lewis (27)18.51952RAM
11Devin Hester (27)17.12010CHI
12Sam Cathcart (25)17.01949SFO
Dick Todd (26)17.01941WAS
14Jimmy Williams (23)16.82002SFO
15Jim Cason (22)16.71949SFO
16Art Jones (22)16.61941PIT
17Santana Moss (23)16.52002NYJ
18Roscoe Parrish (25)16.32007BUF
Dante Hall (24)16.32003KAN
20Devin Hester (28)16.22011CHI
21Rick Upchurch (30)16.11982DEN
Dwayne Harris (24)16.12012DAL
Jermaine Lewis (25)16.12000BAL
24Herm Wedemeyer (24)16.01948LAD
25Patrick Peterson (21)15.92011ARI
Bob Gage (21)15.91949PIT
27Vitamin Smith (25)15.81949RAM
Harry Clarke (26)15.81943CHI
Pat Studstill (24)15.81962DET
30Mike Martin (23)15.71984CIN
31Deion Sanders+ (31)15.61998DAL
Tandon Doss (23)15.62013BAL
Jermaine Lewis (22)15.61997BAL
34Walt Slater (27)15.51947PIT
Devin Hester (24)15.52007CHI
Speedy Duncan (23)15.51965SDG
37Ray Mathews (22)15.41951PIT
Billy Johnson (25)15.41977HOU
Mel Gray (30)15.41991DET
40Steve Van Buren+ (23)15.31944PHI
Roscoe Parrish (26)15.32008BUF
Brian Westbrook (24)15.32003PHI
Billy Johnson (23)15.31975HOU
Julian Edelman (24)15.32010NWE
Az-Zahir Hakim (23)15.32000STL
Ray Mathews (23)15.31952PIT
Tyreek Hill (22)15.32016KAN
Johnny Williams (25)15.31952WAS
49Marcus Sherels (25)15.22013MIN
DeSean Jackson (22)15.22009PHI
51Dennis Morgan (22)15.11974DAL
Jacquez Green (22)15.11998TAM
Desmond Howard (26)15.11996GNB
54Noland Smith (24)15.01968KAN
55Darrien Gordon (25)14.91996SDG
56Mack Herron (26)14.81974NWE
57Desmond Howard (30)14.72000DET
Dennis Northcutt (24)14.72002CLE
Mel Gray (26)14.71987NOR
Dave Ryan (22)14.71945DET
61Eddie Kennison (23)14.61996STL
62J.T. Smith (24)14.51980KAN
Tom Harmon (27)14.51947RAM
George McAfee+ (29)14.51947CHI
Charlie Rogers (23)14.51999SEA
66Claude Gibson (25)14.41964OAK
Emlen Tunnell+ (26)14.41951NYG
68Bill Dudley+ (24)14.31946PIT
69Troy Brown (30)14.22001NWE
Michael Lewis (30)14.22002NOR
Hugh McElhenny+ (23)14.21952SFO
72Brian Mitchell (26)14.11994WAS
Darrien Gordon (30)14.12001ATL
Clifton Smith (23)14.12008TAM
Lynn Swann+ (22)14.11974PIT
Irving Fryar (22)14.11985NWE
77Jim Cason (21)14.01948SFO
Allen Rossum (27)14.02003ATL
Charlie Rogers (24)14.02000SEA
Andre Hastings (27)14.01998NOR
81George McAfee+ (30)13.91948CHI
82Reggie Swinton (28)13.82003DET
Herm Wedemeyer (25)13.81949BCL
Whizzer White (24)13.81941DET
Walter Stanley (26)13.81989DET
Ken Casanega (25)13.81946SFO
87Rick Upchurch (24)13.71976DEN
Emlen Tunnell+ (27)13.71952NYG
Rick Upchurch (26)13.71978DEN
Andy Farkas (26)13.71942WAS
91Neal Colzie (21)13.61975OAK
Phillip Buchanon (22)13.62003OAK
Billy Johnson (22)13.61974HOU
George Atkinson (21)13.61968OAK
Tyrone Hughes (23)13.61993NOR
Darrien Gordon (26)13.61997DEN
Bill Dudley+ (20)13.61942PIT
98Henry Ellard (24)13.51985RAM
Ed Podolak (23)13.51970KAN
Mike Haynes+ (23)13.51976NWE
Reggie Bush (23)13.52008NOR
Josh Cribbs (24)13.52007CLE
Bill Thompson (27)13.51974DEN
Eddie Brown (24)13.51976WAS
105Dante Hall (23)13.42002KAN
Henry Ellard (23)13.41984RAM
Wally Triplett (23)13.41949DET
Ted Ginn (25)13.42010SFO
LeRoy Irvin (23)13.41981RAM
Reggie Swinton (26)13.42001DAL
111Brian Mitchell (23)13.31991WAS
Bob Seymour (27)13.31943WAS
Rodger Bird (24)13.31967OAK
Willie Wood+ (27)13.31964GNB
115Darius Reynaud (27)13.22012TEN
Speedy Duncan (24)13.21966SDG
Mike Fuller (23)13.21976SDG
Darrien Gordon (23)13.21994SDG
James Brooks (22)13.21981SDG
Alvin Haymond (27)13.21969RAM
Eddie Drummond (24)13.22004DET
David Palmer (22)13.21995MIN
Johnny Bailey (25)13.21992PHO
124Terry Metcalf (22)13.11974STL
Deltha O'Neal (24)13.12001DEN
Mel Renfro+ (22)13.11964DAL
David Palmer (24)13.11997MIN
128Ron Smith (30)13.01973SDG
Derrick Mason (26)13.02000TEN
Karl Williams (26)13.01997TAM
Darren Sproles (31)13.02014PHI
Hank Poteat (23)13.02000PIT
Johnnie Lee Higgins (25)13.02008OAK
Joe Arenas (25)13.01951SFO
135Adam Jones (22)12.92006TEN
Greg Pruitt (23)12.91974CLE
Buss Warren (29)12.91945PIT
Troy Brown (29)12.92000NWE
Reggie Barlow (25)12.91998JAX
Eric Metcalf (25)12.91993CLE
Clarence Verdin (26)12.91989IND
Mike Fuller (24)12.91977SDG
143Eddie Saenz (24)12.81947WAS
Al Frazier (26)12.81961DEN
Billy Hillenbrand (26)12.81948BCL
Javier Arenas (23)12.82011KAN
Reno Mahe (25)12.82005PHI
Rick Upchurch (25)12.81977DEN
Dwayne Harris (25)12.82013DAL
Antonio Brown (25)12.82013PIT
Clarence Verdin (27)12.81990IND
Devin Hester (23)12.82006CHI
Veryl Switzer (22)12.81954GNB
154Darrien Gordon (22)12.71993SDG
Al Dodd (29)12.71974ATL
Willie Mitchell (25)12.71965KAN
Ben Davis (21)12.71967CLE
Kelvin Martin (27)12.71992DAL
Ernie Steele (25)12.71943PHI
Frank Reagan (30)12.71949PHI
Jermaine Lewis (23)12.71998BAL
Dave Meggett (23)12.71989NYG
163J.R. Boone (25)12.61950CHI
John Taylor (26)12.61988SFO
Dana McLemore (27)12.61987SFO
Brian Mitchell (27)12.61995WAS
Bruce Harper (23)12.61978NYJ
Vai Sikahema (30)12.61992PHI
Bobby Joe Edmonds (22)12.61987SEA
170Nate Jacquet (24)12.51999MIA
Wes Welker (28)12.52009NWE
Bruce Harper (22)12.51977NYJ
Vai Sikahema (25)12.51987STL
Leo Lewis (30)12.51987MIN
Lionel James (25)12.51987SDG
Eric Metcalf (33)12.52001WAS
Larry Brunson (27)12.51976KAN
Kirk Springs (25)12.51983NYJ
Tom Watkins (25)12.51963DET
180Dave Meggett (28)12.41994NYG
Bobby Shaw (27)12.42002JAX
Terry Metcalf (23)12.41975STL
Jon Arnett (23)12.41958RAM
Louis Lipps (22)12.41984PIT
Jermaine Lewis (26)12.42001BAL
Allen Rossum (28)12.42004ATL
187Deion Sanders+ (30)12.31997DAL
Micah Hyde (22)12.32013GNB
Brian Mitchell (34)12.32002PHI
Bobby Joe Edmonds (21)12.31986SEA
Chuck Latourette (23)12.31968STL
Bob Davis (30)12.31944BOS
Freddie Solomon (22)12.31975MIA
Rod Smith (26)12.31996DEN
Tamarick Vanover (25)12.31999KAN
Ted Ginn (26)12.32011SFO
197Pat McHugh (28)12.21948PHI
Kenny Johnson (22)12.21980ATL
R.W. McQuarters (26)12.22003CHI
Terrell Buckley (27)12.21998MIA
Mel Gray (27)12.21988NOR
Bill Thompson (26)12.21973DEN
Marc Mariani (23)12.22010TEN
Tim Brown+ (28)12.21994RAI
Rickie Harris (22)12.21965WAS
Ted Ginn (28)12.22013CAR
Marcus Thigpen (26)12.22012MIA
B.J. Sams (24)12.22005BAL
209Tuffy Leemans+ (28)12.11941NYG
Vai Sikahema (24)12.11986STL
Patrick Crayton (30)12.12009DAL
Louis Lipps (23)12.11985PIT
Leon Johnson (23)12.11997NYJ
Keshawn Martin (22)12.12012HOU
Emlen Tunnell+ (24)12.11949NYG
Latario Rachal (25)12.11998SDG
Jake Scott (28)12.11973MIA
Dexter Carter (25)12.11993SFO
Stefan Logan (29)12.12010DET
Jacoby Jones (24)12.12008HOU
Frank Bernardi (23)12.11956CRD
Speedy Duncan (25)12.11967SDG
223Antwaan Randle El (24)12.02003PIT
Josh Cribbs (29)12.02012CLE
Desmond Howard (28)12.01998OAK
Bruce Taylor (22)12.01970SFO
David Allen (25)12.02003JAX
Danny Amendola (29)12.02015NWE
Allen Rossum (26)12.02002ATL
Dennis Northcutt (26)12.02004CLE
Brian Mitchell (33)12.02001PHI
Julian Edelman (28)12.02014NWE
Steve Bagarus (26)12.01945WAS
234Davone Bess (25)11.92011MIA
Eddie Royal (24)11.92010DEN
De'Anthony Thomas (21)11.92014KAN
Adam Jones (30)11.92014CIN
Jo-Jo Townsell (26)11.91987NYJ
Josh Cribbs (26)11.92009CLE
Jackie Wallace (27)11.91978RAM
Willie Wood+ (25)11.91962GNB
Ron Smith (31)11.91974OAK
Quan Cosby (26)11.92009CIN
244Jeff Fisher (23)11.81981CHI
Herm Rohrig (29)11.81947GNB
Dexter McCluster (25)11.82013KAN
Corey Sawyer (22)11.81994CIN
Claude Gibson (24)11.81963OAK
Dan Sandifer (21)11.81948WAS
Ron Gardin (25)11.81970BAL
Jeff Groth (24)11.81981NOR
Jeff Ogden (26)11.82001MIA
Wane McGarity (23)11.82000DAL
Bosh Pritchard (28)11.81948PHI
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