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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 (24)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
Billy Johnson (23)6121975HOU
J.T. Smith (23)6121979KAN
21Mike Haynes+ (23)6081976NWE
22Devin Hester (23)6002006CHI
Brian Mitchell (23)6001991WAS
24Winslow Oliver (23)5981996CAR
25Karl Williams (26)5971997TAM
26Tyreek Hill (22)5922016KAN
27Dave Meggett (30)5881996NWE
28Golden Tate (25)5852013SEA
29Dave Meggett (23)5821989NYG
30J.T. Smith (24)5811980KAN
31Jermaine Lewis (25)5782000BAL
32Lynn Swann+ (22)5771974PIT
33B.J. Sams (23)5752004BAL
34Johnnie Lee Higgins (25)5702008OAK
35Brian Mitchell (34)5672002PHI
36Devin Hester (27)5642010CHI
37John Taylor (26)5561988SFO
38Reggie Barlow (25)5551998JAX
Billy Grimes (23)5551950GNB
40Leo Lewis (31)5501988MIN
Vai Sikahema (25)5501987STL
42James Jones (21)5481980DAL
43Allen Rossum (27)5452003ATL
44Darrien Gordon (26)5431997DEN
Brandon Tate (23)5432011CIN
46Antwaan Randle El (24)5422003PIT
47Desmond Howard (28)5411998OAK
48Tamarick Vanover (21)5401995KAN
49Billy Johnson (25)5391977HOU
50Darrien Gordon (25)5371996SDG
51Rick Upchurch (24)5361976DEN
52Kelvin Martin (27)5321992DAL
53J.T. Smith (25)5281981KAN
54Vai Sikahema (24)5221986STL
55Dana McLemore (24)5211984SFO
56Irving Fryar (22)5201985NWE
57Jermaine Lewis (26)5192001BAL
58Jacoby Jones (27)5182011HOU
59Mack Herron (26)5171974NWE
60Bruce Taylor (22)5161970SFO
61Jeff Fisher (23)5091981CHI
62Tiki Barber (24)5061999NYG
Brian Mitchell (30)5061998WAS
Darren Sproles (31)5062014PHI
65Troy Brown (29)5042000NWE
66Tyrone Hughes (23)5031993NOR
Vai Sikahema (30)5031992PHI
68Henry Ellard (24)5011985RAM
69Eric Guliford (27)4981997NOR
70Gerald McNeil (27)4961989CLE
Walter Stanley (26)4961989DET
72Rick Upchurch (26)4931978DEN
73Jeff Fisher (26)4921984CHI
Mark Jones (24)4922005TAM
Mike Nelms (26)4921981WAS
76Phillip Buchanon (22)4912003OAK
77George Atkinson (21)4901968OAK
Marc Mariani (24)4902011TEN
79Az-Zahir Hakim (23)4892000STL
Billy Johnson (31)4891983ATL
Butch Johnson (22)4891976DAL
Larry Marshall (27)4891977PHI
Eric Metcalf (29)4891997SDG
Emlen Tunnell+ (26)4891951NYG
85Tim Brown+ (28)4871994RAI
Mike Nelms (25)4871980WAS
87Ron Smith (31)4861974OAK
88Lew Barnes (23)4821986CHI
89Trindon Holliday (26)48120122TM
90Darrien Gordon (23)4751994SDG
Eric Guliford (25)4751995CAR
92Quan Cosby (26)4742009CIN
Andre Hastings (24)4741995PIT
94Greg Pruitt (33)4731984RAI
95Dante Hall (24)4722003KAN
96Steve Smith (23)4702002CAR
97Gerald Willhite (27)4681986DEN
98Dave Meggett (24)4671990NYG
Dave Meggett (31)4671997NWE
Brian Mitchell (33)4672001PHI
Hank Poteat (23)4672000PIT
102Ted Ginn (26)4662011SFO
103Tim Brown+ (27)4651993RAI
104Speedy Duncan (23)4641965SDG
Eric Metcalf (25)4641993CLE
Winslow Oliver (25)4641998CAR
Leon Washington (29)4642011SEA
Wes Welker (23)46420042TM
109Kevin Williams (26)4621997ARI
110Az-Zahir Hakim (22)4611999STL
Arnold Jackson (24)4612001ARI
112Josh Cribbs (29)4572012CLE
Desmond Howard (30)4572000DET
Allen Rossum (28)4572004ATL
Pat Studstill (24)4571962DET
116Virgil Livers (23)4561975CHI
117Amani Toomer (22)4551997NYG
118Devin Hester (28)4542011CHI
119Jacquez Green (22)4531998TAM
Chad Morton (28)4532005NYG
121Danny Amendola (24)4522010STL
Eddie Brown (25)4521977WAS
Josh Cribbs (26)4522009CLE
Jermaine Lewis (24)4521999BAL
R.W. McQuarters (26)4522003CHI
Brian Mitchell (26)4521994WAS
127Robbie Martin (22)4501981DET
128Neal Colzie (22)4481976OAK
Mike Fuller (26)4481979SDG
Antwaan Randle El (26)4482005PIT
131Gary Allen (24)4461984DAL
Todd Kinchen (28)4461997ATL
Leo Lewis (32)4461989MIN
Darren Sproles (32)4462015PHI
135Stump Mitchell (22)4451981STL
136Tim Brown+ (22)4441988RAI
David Palmer (24)4441997MIN
138Tony Green (21)4431978WAS
Mark Jones (27)4432008CAR
Robbie Martin (26)4431985IND
141Davone Bess (25)4422011MIA
Phil McConkey (28)4421985NYG
Brian Mitchell (29)4421997WAS
144DeSean Jackson (22)4412009PHI
145DeSean Jackson (21)4402008PHI
Adam Jones (22)4402006TEN
Roscoe Parrish (25)4402007BUF
Fulton Walker (28)4401986RAI
149Steve Smith (24)4392003CAR
150Patrick Crayton (30)4372009DAL
Darrien Gordon (30)4372001ATL
Jermaine Lewis (22)4371997BAL
Louis Lipps (23)4371985PIT
154Mike Fuller (23)4361976SDG
Mike Fuller (25)4361978SDG
Jeff Groth (24)4361981NOR
157Alvin Haymond (27)4351969RAM
R.W. McQuarters (27)4352004CHI
Walt Slater (27)4351947PIT
160Speedy Duncan (25)4341967SDG
161Glyn Milburn (26)4331997DET
Vai Sikahema (27)4331989PHO
163Dennis Northcutt (26)4322004CLE
164Brandon Banks (22)4312010WAS
Leodis McKelvin (27)4312012BUF
Danny Reece (24)4311979TAM
167Eric Metcalf (24)4291992CLE
168Mike Nelms (29)4281984WAS
169Vitamin Smith (25)4271949RAM
170Jacoby Jones (25)4262009HOU
Patrick Peterson (22)4262012ARI
172Bruce Harper (22)4251977NYJ
Glyn Milburn (22)4251993DEN
174Butch Johnson (23)4231977DAL
Eddie Kennison (23)4231996STL
176Ira Matthews (23)4211980OAK
177Pete Mandley (25)4201986DET
178Bobby Joe Edmonds (21)4191986SEA
Claude Gibson (25)4191964OAK
180Mel Renfro+ (22)4181964DAL
181George McAfee+ (30)4171948CHI
John Taylor (27)4171989SFO
183Rod Harris (24)4161991PHI
Todd Kinchen (26)4161995STL
185Eddie Kennison (25)4151998STL
186Reggie Barlow (26)4141999JAX
Reggie Swinton (26)4142001DAL
188Troy Brown (30)4132001NWE
Santana Moss (23)4132002NYJ
190Reggie Barlow (24)4121997JAX
Eric Metcalf (33)4122001WAS
192Dexter Carter (25)4111993SFO
Jeremy Kerley (26)4112015NYJ
Emlen Tunnell+ (27)4111952NYG
195Javier Arenas (23)4102011KAN
Leon Bright (26)4101981NYG
Mike Fuller (22)4101975SDG
Alvin Pearman (23)4102005JAX
Darius Reynaud (27)4102012TEN
Karl Williams (31)4102002TAM
201Antonio Brown (25)4092013PIT
Billy Johnson (22)4091974HOU
Jo-Jo Townsell (27)4091988NYJ
204Larry Jones (24)4071975WAS
Deion Sanders+ (30)4071997DAL
206R.W. McQuarters (21)4061998SFO
207Troy Brown (28)4051999NWE
Josh Cribbs (24)4052007CLE
Jermaine Lewis (23)4051998BAL
Dennis McKinnon (26)4051987CHI
Deltha O'Neal (24)4052001DEN
De'Anthony Thomas (21)4052014KAN
213Henry Ellard (23)4031984RAM
Alvin Haymond (23)4031965BAL
Billy Johnson (24)4031976HOU
Pete Mandley (24)4031985DET
217Butch Johnson (24)4011978DAL
B.J. Sams (24)4012005BAL
219Lionel James (25)4001987SDG
220Johnny Bailey (23)3991990CHI
Tom Watkins (25)3991963DET
222Will Blackmon (23)3982008GNB
Dale Carter (22)3981992KAN
Irving Fryar (25)3981988NWE
Roell Preston (26)3981998GNB
Ricky Smith (23)3981983NWE
Rod Woodson+ (25)3981990PIT
228Darrien Gordon (28)3971999OAK
Ray Mathews (23)3971952PIT
230Wally Henry (26)3961981PHI
Howard Stevens (25)3961975BAL
Clarence Verdin (27)3961990IND
233Steve Breaston (24)3952007ARI
Darrien Gordon (22)3951993SDG
235Phil McConkey (30)3941987NYG
236Danny Reece (23)3931978TAM
237Mark Clayton (22)3921983MIA
Tom Harmon (27)3921947RAM
239Tavon Austin (23)3912014STL
240Theo Bell (22)3901976PIT
Dante Hall (23)3902002KAN
Wes Welker (24)3902005MIA
243Josh Cribbs (28)3882011CLE
Terrence Wilkins (24)3881999IND
245Larry Brunson (27)3871976KAN
Latario Rachal (25)3871998SDG
247Jacoby Jones (24)3862008HOU
Gerald McNeil (25)3861987CLE
249Bill Dudley+ (24)3851946PIT
Mel Gray (30)3851991DET
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