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Leaders Table
Rank Player Yds Year Tm
1Desmond Howard (26)8751996GNB
2Patrick Peterson (21)6992011ARI
3Fulton Walker (27)69219852TM
4Dexter McCluster (25)6862013KAN
5Greg Pruitt (32)6661983RAI
6Derrick Mason (26)6622000TEN
7Nate Burleson (26)6582007SEA
8Louis Lipps (22)6561984PIT
9Neal Colzie (21)6551975OAK
10Rick Upchurch (25)6531977DEN
11Devin Hester (24)6512007CHI
12Eddie Brown (24)6461976WAS
13Tamarick Vanover (25)6271999KAN
14Michael Lewis (30)6252002NOR
15Leon Johnson (23)6191997NYJ
16Jackie Wallace (27)6181978RAM
17LeRoy Irvin (23)6151981RAM
18Rodger Bird (24)6121967OAK
J.T. Smith (23)6121979KAN
Billy Johnson (23)6121975HOU
21Mike Haynes+ (23)6081976NWE
22Devin Hester (23)6002006CHI
Brian Mitchell (23)6001991WAS
24Winslow Oliver (23)5981996CAR
25Karl Williams (26)5971997TAM
26Dave Meggett (30)5881996NWE
27Golden Tate (25)5852013SEA
28Dave Meggett (23)5821989NYG
29J.T. Smith (24)5811980KAN
30Jermaine Lewis (25)5782000BAL
31Lynn Swann+ (22)5771974PIT
32B.J. Sams (23)5752004BAL
33Johnnie Lee Higgins (25)5702008OAK
34Brian Mitchell (34)5672002PHI
35Devin Hester (27)5642010CHI
36John Taylor (26)5561988SFO
37Reggie Barlow (25)5551998JAX
Billy Grimes (23)5551950GNB
39Vai Sikahema (25)5501987STL
Leo Lewis (31)5501988MIN
41James Jones (21)5481980DAL
42Allen Rossum (27)5452003ATL
43Brandon Tate (23)5432011CIN
Darrien Gordon (26)5431997DEN
45Antwaan Randle El (24)5422003PIT
46Desmond Howard (28)5411998OAK
47Tamarick Vanover (21)5401995KAN
48Billy Johnson (25)5391977HOU
49Darrien Gordon (25)5371996SDG
50Rick Upchurch (24)5361976DEN
51Kelvin Martin (27)5321992DAL
52J.T. Smith (25)5281981KAN
53Vai Sikahema (24)5221986STL
54Dana McLemore (24)5211984SFO
55Irving Fryar (22)5201985NWE
56Jermaine Lewis (26)5192001BAL
57Jacoby Jones (27)5182011HOU
58Mack Herron (26)5171974NWE
59Bruce Taylor (22)5161970SFO
60Jeff Fisher (23)5091981CHI
61Tiki Barber (24)5061999NYG
Darren Sproles (31)5062014PHI
Brian Mitchell (30)5061998WAS
64Troy Brown (29)5042000NWE
65Vai Sikahema (30)5031992PHI
Tyrone Hughes (23)5031993NOR
67Henry Ellard (24)5011985RAM
68Eric Guliford (27)4981997NOR
69Gerald McNeil (27)4961989CLE
Walter Stanley (26)4961989DET
71Rick Upchurch (26)4931978DEN
72Mark Jones (24)4922005TAM
Mike Nelms (26)4921981WAS
Jeff Fisher (26)4921984CHI
75Phillip Buchanon (22)4912003OAK
76Marc Mariani (24)4902011TEN
George Atkinson (21)4901968OAK
78Az-Zahir Hakim (23)4892000STL
Butch Johnson (22)4891976DAL
Eric Metcalf (29)4891997SDG
Emlen Tunnell+ (26)4891951NYG
Larry Marshall (27)4891977PHI
Billy Johnson (31)4891983ATL
84Mike Nelms (25)4871980WAS
Tim Brown+ (28)4871994RAI
86Ron Smith (31)4861974OAK
87Lew Barnes (23)4821986CHI
88Trindon Holliday (26)48120122TM
89Eric Guliford (25)4751995CAR
Darrien Gordon (23)4751994SDG
91Andre Hastings (24)4741995PIT
Quan Cosby (26)4742009CIN
93Greg Pruitt (33)4731984RAI
94Dante Hall (24)4722003KAN
95Steve Smith (23)4702002CAR
96Gerald Willhite (27)4681986DEN
97Dave Meggett (31)4671997NWE
Dave Meggett (24)4671990NYG
Brian Mitchell (33)4672001PHI
Hank Poteat (23)4672000PIT
101Ted Ginn (26)4662011SFO
102Tim Brown+ (27)4651993RAI
103Winslow Oliver (25)4641998CAR
Leon Washington (29)4642011SEA
Speedy Duncan (23)4641965SDG
Wes Welker (23)46420042TM
Eric Metcalf (25)4641993CLE
108Kevin Williams (26)4621997ARI
109Arnold Jackson (24)4612001ARI
Az-Zahir Hakim (22)4611999STL
111Pat Studstill (24)4571962DET
Josh Cribbs (29)4572012CLE
Allen Rossum (28)4572004ATL
Desmond Howard (30)4572000DET
115Virgil Livers (23)4561975CHI
116Amani Toomer (22)4551997NYG
117Devin Hester (28)4542011CHI
118Chad Morton (28)4532005NYG
Jacquez Green (22)4531998TAM
120Eddie Brown (25)4521977WAS
Jermaine Lewis (24)4521999BAL
Danny Amendola (24)4522010STL
Brian Mitchell (26)4521994WAS
R.W. McQuarters (26)4522003CHI
Josh Cribbs (26)4522009CLE
126Robbie Martin (22)4501981DET
127Mike Fuller (26)4481979SDG
Neal Colzie (22)4481976OAK
Antwaan Randle El (26)4482005PIT
130Gary Allen (24)4461984DAL
Todd Kinchen (28)4461997ATL
Darren Sproles (32)4462015PHI
Leo Lewis (32)4461989MIN
134Stump Mitchell (22)4451981STL
135Tim Brown+ (22)4441988RAI
David Palmer (24)4441997MIN
137Tony Green (21)4431978WAS
Robbie Martin (26)4431985IND
Mark Jones (27)4432008CAR
140Brian Mitchell (29)4421997WAS
Phil McConkey (28)4421985NYG
Davone Bess (25)4422011MIA
143DeSean Jackson (22)4412009PHI
144Adam Jones (22)4402006TEN
Roscoe Parrish (25)4402007BUF
DeSean Jackson (21)4402008PHI
Fulton Walker (28)4401986RAI
148Steve Smith (24)4392003CAR
149Patrick Crayton (30)4372009DAL
Darrien Gordon (30)4372001ATL
Jermaine Lewis (22)4371997BAL
Louis Lipps (23)4371985PIT
153Mike Fuller (25)4361978SDG
Mike Fuller (23)4361976SDG
Jeff Groth (24)4361981NOR
156R.W. McQuarters (27)4352004CHI
Alvin Haymond (27)4351969RAM
Walt Slater (27)4351947PIT
159Speedy Duncan (25)4341967SDG
160Glyn Milburn (26)4331997DET
Vai Sikahema (27)4331989PHO
162Dennis Northcutt (26)4322004CLE
163Danny Reece (24)4311979TAM
Leodis McKelvin (27)4312012BUF
Brandon Banks (22)4312010WAS
166Eric Metcalf (24)4291992CLE
167Mike Nelms (29)4281984WAS
168Vitamin Smith (25)4271949RAM
169Patrick Peterson (22)4262012ARI
Jacoby Jones (25)4262009HOU
171Bruce Harper (22)4251977NYJ
Glyn Milburn (22)4251993DEN
173Eddie Kennison (23)4231996STL
Butch Johnson (23)4231977DAL
175Ira Matthews (23)4211980OAK
176Pete Mandley (25)4201986DET
177Claude Gibson (25)4191964OAK
Bobby Joe Edmonds (21)4191986SEA
179Mel Renfro+ (22)4181964DAL
180George McAfee+ (30)4171948CHI
John Taylor (27)4171989SFO
182Rod Harris (24)4161991PHI
Todd Kinchen (26)4161995STL
184Eddie Kennison (25)4151998STL
185Reggie Barlow (26)4141999JAX
Reggie Swinton (26)4142001DAL
187Santana Moss (23)4132002NYJ
Troy Brown (30)4132001NWE
189Eric Metcalf (33)4122001WAS
Reggie Barlow (24)4121997JAX
191Emlen Tunnell+ (27)4111952NYG
Jeremy Kerley (26)4112015NYJ
Dexter Carter (25)4111993SFO
194Mike Fuller (22)4101975SDG
Alvin Pearman (23)4102005JAX
Leon Bright (26)4101981NYG
Darius Reynaud (27)4102012TEN
Karl Williams (31)4102002TAM
Javier Arenas (23)4102011KAN
200Jo-Jo Townsell (27)4091988NYJ
Billy Johnson (22)4091974HOU
Antonio Brown (25)4092013PIT
203Larry Jones (24)4071975WAS
Deion Sanders+ (30)4071997DAL
205R.W. McQuarters (21)4061998SFO
206Dennis McKinnon (26)4051987CHI
Troy Brown (28)4051999NWE
Deltha O'Neal (24)4052001DEN
Josh Cribbs (24)4052007CLE
De'Anthony Thomas (21)4052014KAN
Jermaine Lewis (23)4051998BAL
212Pete Mandley (24)4031985DET
Henry Ellard (23)4031984RAM
Alvin Haymond (23)4031965BAL
Billy Johnson (24)4031976HOU
216B.J. Sams (24)4012005BAL
Butch Johnson (24)4011978DAL
218Lionel James (25)4001987SDG
219Tom Watkins (25)3991963DET
Johnny Bailey (23)3991990CHI
221Dale Carter (22)3981992KAN
Will Blackmon (23)3982008GNB
Rod Woodson+ (25)3981990PIT
Irving Fryar (25)3981988NWE
Roell Preston (26)3981998GNB
Ricky Smith (23)3981983NWE
227Ray Mathews (23)3971952PIT
Darrien Gordon (28)3971999OAK
229Howard Stevens (25)3961975BAL
Wally Henry (26)3961981PHI
Clarence Verdin (27)3961990IND
232Steve Breaston (24)3952007ARI
Darrien Gordon (22)3951993SDG
234Phil McConkey (30)3941987NYG
235Danny Reece (23)3931978TAM
236Mark Clayton (22)3921983MIA
Tom Harmon (27)3921947RAM
238Tavon Austin (23)3912014STL
239Dante Hall (23)3902002KAN
Theo Bell (22)3901976PIT
Wes Welker (24)3902005MIA
242Josh Cribbs (28)3882011CLE
Terrence Wilkins (24)3881999IND
244Larry Brunson (27)3871976KAN
Latario Rachal (25)3871998SDG
246Jacoby Jones (24)3862008HOU
Gerald McNeil (25)3861987CLE
248Bill Dudley+ (24)3851946PIT
Mel Gray (30)3851991DET
250Carl Roaches (26)3841980HOU
Donnie Walker (23)3841974BUF