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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
22Brian Mitchell (23)6001991WAS
Devin Hester (23)6002006CHI
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
38Billy Grimes (23)5551950GNB
Reggie Barlow (25)5551998JAX
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
62Darren Sproles (31)5062014PHI
Tiki Barber (24)5061999NYG
Brian Mitchell (30)5061998WAS
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
Mike Nelms (26)4921981WAS
Mark Jones (24)4922005TAM
76Phillip Buchanon (22)4912003OAK
77George Atkinson (21)4901968OAK
Marc Mariani (24)4902011TEN
79Emlen Tunnell+ (26)4891951NYG
Butch Johnson (22)4891976DAL
Larry Marshall (27)4891977PHI
Az-Zahir Hakim (23)4892000STL
Eric Metcalf (29)4891997SDG
Billy Johnson (31)4891983ATL
85Mike Nelms (25)4871980WAS
Tim Brown+ (28)4871994RAI
87Ron Smith (31)4861974OAK
88Lew Barnes (23)4821986CHI
89Trindon Holliday (26)48120122TM
90Eric Guliford (25)4751995CAR
Darrien Gordon (23)4751994SDG
92Andre Hastings (24)4741995PIT
Quan Cosby (26)4742009CIN
94Greg Pruitt (33)4731984RAI
95Dante Hall (24)4722003KAN
96Steve Smith (23)4702002CAR
97Gerald Willhite (27)4681986DEN
98Dave Meggett (24)4671990NYG
Dave Meggett (31)4671997NWE
Hank Poteat (23)4672000PIT
Brian Mitchell (33)4672001PHI
102Ted Ginn (26)4662011SFO
103Tim Brown+ (27)4651993RAI
104Speedy Duncan (23)4641965SDG
Winslow Oliver (25)4641998CAR
Wes Welker (23)46420042TM
Eric Metcalf (25)4641993CLE
Leon Washington (29)4642011SEA
109Kevin Williams (26)4621997ARI
110Az-Zahir Hakim (22)4611999STL
Arnold Jackson (24)4612001ARI
112Pat Studstill (24)4571962DET
Desmond Howard (30)4572000DET
Allen Rossum (28)4572004ATL
Josh Cribbs (29)4572012CLE
116Virgil Livers (23)4561975CHI
117Amani Toomer (22)4551997NYG
118Devin Hester (28)4542011CHI
119Chad Morton (28)4532005NYG
Jacquez Green (22)4531998TAM
121Josh Cribbs (26)4522009CLE
R.W. McQuarters (26)4522003CHI
Jermaine Lewis (24)4521999BAL
Danny Amendola (24)4522010STL
Eddie Brown (25)4521977WAS
Brian Mitchell (26)4521994WAS
127Robbie Martin (22)4501981DET
128Antwaan Randle El (26)4482005PIT
Neal Colzie (22)4481976OAK
Mike Fuller (26)4481979SDG
131Gary Allen (24)4461984DAL
Darren Sproles (32)4462015PHI
Todd Kinchen (28)4461997ATL
Leo Lewis (32)4461989MIN
135Stump Mitchell (22)4451981STL
136David Palmer (24)4441997MIN
Tim Brown+ (22)4441988RAI
138Tony Green (21)4431978WAS
Mark Jones (27)4432008CAR
Robbie Martin (26)4431985IND
141Brian Mitchell (29)4421997WAS
Davone Bess (25)4422011MIA
Phil McConkey (28)4421985NYG
144DeSean Jackson (22)4412009PHI
145DeSean Jackson (21)4402008PHI
Adam Jones (22)4402006TEN
Fulton Walker (28)4401986RAI
Roscoe Parrish (25)4402007BUF
149Steve Smith (24)4392003CAR
150Jermaine Lewis (22)4371997BAL
Darrien Gordon (30)4372001ATL
Louis Lipps (23)4371985PIT
Patrick Crayton (30)4372009DAL
154Mike Fuller (25)4361978SDG
Mike Fuller (23)4361976SDG
Jeff Groth (24)4361981NOR
157Walt Slater (27)4351947PIT
R.W. McQuarters (27)4352004CHI
Alvin Haymond (27)4351969RAM
160Speedy Duncan (25)4341967SDG
161Vai Sikahema (27)4331989PHO
Glyn Milburn (26)4331997DET
163Dennis Northcutt (26)4322004CLE
164Brandon Banks (22)4312010WAS
Danny Reece (24)4311979TAM
Leodis McKelvin (27)4312012BUF
167Eric Metcalf (24)4291992CLE
168Mike Nelms (29)4281984WAS
169Vitamin Smith (25)4271949RAM
170Patrick Peterson (22)4262012ARI
Jacoby Jones (25)4262009HOU
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
181John Taylor (27)4171989SFO
George McAfee+ (30)4171948CHI
183Todd Kinchen (26)4161995STL
Rod Harris (24)4161991PHI
185Eddie Kennison (25)4151998STL
186Reggie Swinton (26)4142001DAL
Reggie Barlow (26)4141999JAX
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
195Alvin Pearman (23)4102005JAX
Leon Bright (26)4101981NYG
Javier Arenas (23)4102011KAN
Karl Williams (31)4102002TAM
Darius Reynaud (27)4102012TEN
Mike Fuller (22)4101975SDG
201Jo-Jo Townsell (27)4091988NYJ
Antonio Brown (25)4092013PIT
Billy Johnson (22)4091974HOU
204Deion Sanders+ (30)4071997DAL
Larry Jones (24)4071975WAS
206R.W. McQuarters (21)4061998SFO
207De'Anthony Thomas (21)4052014KAN
Dennis McKinnon (26)4051987CHI
Deltha O'Neal (24)4052001DEN
Troy Brown (28)4051999NWE
Jermaine Lewis (23)4051998BAL
Josh Cribbs (24)4052007CLE
213Alvin Haymond (23)4031965BAL
Billy Johnson (24)4031976HOU
Pete Mandley (24)4031985DET
Henry Ellard (23)4031984RAM
217B.J. Sams (24)4012005BAL
Butch Johnson (24)4011978DAL
219Lionel James (25)4001987SDG
220Tom Watkins (25)3991963DET
Johnny Bailey (23)3991990CHI
222Will Blackmon (23)3982008GNB
Irving Fryar (25)3981988NWE
Dale Carter (22)3981992KAN
Roell Preston (26)3981998GNB
Ricky Smith (23)3981983NWE
Rod Woodson+ (25)3981990PIT
228Ray Mathews (23)3971952PIT
Darrien Gordon (28)3971999OAK
230Howard Stevens (25)3961975BAL
Wally Henry (26)3961981PHI
Clarence Verdin (27)3961990IND
233Steve Breaston (24)3952007ARI
Darrien Gordon (22)3951993SDG
235Phil McConkey (30)3941987NYG
236Danny Reece (23)3931978TAM
237Tom Harmon (27)3921947RAM
Mark Clayton (22)3921983MIA
239Tavon Austin (23)3912014STL
240Wes Welker (24)3902005MIA
Theo Bell (22)3901976PIT
Dante Hall (23)3902002KAN
243Terrence Wilkins (24)3881999IND
Josh Cribbs (28)3882011CLE
245Latario Rachal (25)3871998SDG
Larry Brunson (27)3871976KAN
247Gerald McNeil (25)3861987CLE
Jacoby Jones (24)3862008HOU
249Bill Dudley+ (24)3851946PIT
Mel Gray (30)3851991DET
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