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