NFL Year-by-Year Long Reception Leaders

For some seasons (1960-1969 & 1947-1950) leaders for both leagues are shown.

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Leaders

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Leaders Table
Year Player Lng Tm
2015Allen Robinson (22)90JAX
2014Martavis Bryant (22)94PIT
2013Josh Gordon (22)95CLE
2012Vincent Jackson (29)95TAM
2011Wes Welker (30)99NWE
2011Victor Cruz (24)99NYG
2010Mario Manningham (24)92NYG
2009Terrell Owens (35)98BUF
2008Bernard Berrian (27)99MIN
2007Roy Williams (25)91DET
2006Hank Baskett (24)89PHI
2005Terrell Owens (31)91PHI
2004Andre' Davis (25)99CLE
2003Warrick Dunn (28)86ATL
2002Marc Boerigter (24)99KAN
2001Jamal Anderson (28)94ATL
2000Torry Holt (24)85STL
1999Eddie Kennison (26)90NOR
1999Jason Tucker (23)90DAL
1998Johnnie Morton (26)98DET
1997Derrick Alexander (25)92BAL
1996Quinn Early (31)95BUF
1995Robert Brooks (25)99GNB
1994Tony Martin (29)99SDG
1993Michael Haynes (27)98ATL
1992Michael Haynes (26)89ATL
1991John Taylor (29)97SFO
1990Fred Barnett (24)95PHI
1989Webster Slaughter (24)97CLE
1988Jerry Rice+ (25)96SFO
1987Anthony Allen (28)88WAS
1986Mark Duper (27)85MIA
1986Emery Moorehead (32)85CHI
1985Mike Quick (26)99PHI
1984Marcus Allen+ (24)92RAI
1983Cliff Branch (35)99RAI
1982William Andrews (26)86ATL
1981Steve Watson (24)95DEN
1980Freddie Solomon (27)93SFO
1979Wes Chandler (23)85NOR
1978Frank Lewis (31)92BUF
1977Steve Odom (25)95GNB
1976Cliff Branch (28)88OAK
1975Frank Grant (25)96WAS
1974Rich Caster (25)89NYJ
1973Ron Jessie (25)84DET
1972Ahmad Rashad (22)98STL
1971Speedy Thomas (24)90CIN
1970Carroll Dale (32)89GNB
1970Bob Hayes+ (27)89DAL
1969Wendell Tucker (26)93RAM
1969Jerry LeVias (23)86HOU
1968Gerry Allen (27)99WAS
1968Warren Wells (25)94OAK
1967Walter Roberts (25)96NOR
1967Art Graham (26)79BOS
1966Pat Studstill (28)99DET
1966Otis Taylor (24)89KAN
1965Dick Compton (25)95HOU
1965Homer Jones (24)89NYG
1964Bucky Pope (23)95RAM
1964Glenn Bass (25)94BUF
1963Bobby Mitchell+ (28)99WAS
1963Dobie Craig (25)93OAK
1962Willard Dewveall (26)98HOU
1962Charley Ferguson (22)89MIN
1961Bo Farrington (25)98CHI
1961Keith Lincoln (22)91SDG
1960Bill Groman (24)92HOU
1960Boyd Dowler (22)91GNB
1960Willard Dewveall (24)91CHI
1959Harlon Hill (27)88CHI
1958Red Phillips (22)93RAM
1957Gern Nagler (25)83CRD
1956Harlon Hill (24)79CHI
1955Night Train Lane+ (27)98CRD
1954Jerry Williams (30)84PHI
1953Cloyce Box (30)97DET
1952Billy Howton (22)90GNB
1951Elroy Hirsch+ (28)91RAM
1950Billy Grimes (23)96GNB
1949Gene Roberts (26)85NYG
1949John North (28)80BCL
1948Dan Sandifer (21)86WAS
1948John North (27)80BCL
1947Mac Speedie (27)99CLE
1947George Franck (28)88NYG
1946John Greene (26)88DET
1946Mac Speedie (26)79CLE
1945Jim Benton (28)84RAM
1944Ray McLean (28)86CHI
1943Harry Jacunski (27)86GNB
1942Don Hutson+ (29)73GNB
1941Johnny Hall (24)80CRD
1940Dick Todd (25)81WAS
1939Andy Farkas (23)99WAS
1938Gaynell Tinsley (23)98CRD
1937Gaynell Tinsley (22)97CRD
1936Kink Richards (25)59NYG
1935Don Hutson+ (22)83GNB
1934Clarke Hinkle+ (25)69GNB
1933Harry Newman (24)78NYG
1932Stu Clancy (26)402TM