NFL Yards per Touch Year-by-Year Leaders

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Leaders Table
Year Player Y/Tch Tm
2016Tyreek Hill (22)13.3KAN
2015Tyler Lockett (22)14.8SEA
2014Devin Hester (31)17.8ATL
2013Cordarrelle Patterson (22)20.2MIN
2012Jacoby Jones (28)18.1BAL
2011Antonio Brown (23)16.6PIT
2010Stefan Logan (29)19.1DET
2009Ted Ginn (24)17.9MIA
2008Johnnie Lee Higgins (25)17.2OAK
2007Josh Cribbs (24)22.9CLE
2006Chris Carr (23)20.0OAK
2005Chris Carr (22)18.1OAK
2004Dante Hall (25)18.0KAN
2003Allen Rossum (27)18.2ATL
2002Michael Lewis (30)21.5NOR
2001Steve Smith (22)19.2CAR
2000MarTay Jenkins (25)23.8ARI
1999Tim Dwight (24)18.4ATL
1998Roell Preston (26)18.6GNB
1997Kevin Williams (26)18.3ARI
1996Tyrone Hughes (26)19.4NOR
1995Tamarick Vanover (21)17.1KAN
1994Kevin Williams (23)16.8DAL
1993Jerry Rice+ (30)15.6SFO
1992Kelvin Martin (27)14.1DAL
1991Haywood Jeffires (26)11.8HOU
1990Jerry Rice+ (27)14.7SFO
1989Anthony Miller (24)18.1SDG
1988Tim Brown+ (22)15.8RAI
1987Lionel James (25)11.1SDG
1986Vai Sikahema (24)14.4STL
1985Louis Lipps (23)16.6PIT
1984Louis Lipps (22)15.7PIT
1983Greg Pruitt (32)12.3RAI
1982Dwight Clark (25)15.2SFO
1981Stump Mitchell (22)14.5STL
1980Bruce Harper (25)12.0NYJ
1979Tony Nathan (22)15.1MIA
1978Tony Green (21)14.5WAS
1977Eddie Brown (25)14.4WAS
1976Billy Johnson (24)12.7HOU
1975Rick Upchurch (23)19.1DEN
1974Billy Johnson (22)17.9HOU
1973Mack Herron (25)12.5NWE
1972Joe Dawkins (24)9.5DEN
1971Dave Hampton (24)14.3GNB
1970Alvin Haymond (28)15.9RAM
1969Jerry LeVias (23)16.1HOU
1969Dave Hampton (22)9.9GNB
1968Roy Jefferson (24)15.3PIT
1968Floyd Little+ (26)8.0DEN
1967Doug Cunningham (21)12.4SFO
1967Joe Auer (25)9.0MIA
1966Emerson Boozer (23)9.5NYJ
1966Charley Taylor+ (24)9.2WAS
1965Abner Haynes (27)12.2DEN
1965Gale Sayers+ (22)9.8CHI
1964Charley Hennigan (29)15.3HOU
1964Clarence Childs (26)13.5NYG
1963Dick James (29)10.5WAS
1963Ed Rutkowski (22)9.9BUF
1962Bobby Mitchell+ (27)20.4WAS
1962Larry Garron (25)12.1BOS
1961Al Frazier (26)15.5DEN
1961Timmy Brown (24)15.2PHI
1960Al Carmichael (31)13.7DEN
1960Lenny Moore+ (26)9.7BAL
1959Tommy McDonald+ (25)14.8PHI
1958Jimmy Sears (27)14.3CRD
1957Al Carmichael (28)11.2GNB
1956Al Carmichael (27)14.9GNB
1955Joe Arenas (29)11.1SFO
1954Doak Walker+ (27)14.4DET
1953Joe Arenas (27)11.0SFO
1952Ray Mathews (23)11.7PIT
1951Don Paul (25)13.4CRD
1950Vitamin Smith (26)13.4RAM
1949Dan Sandifer (22)14.3WAS
1949Buddy Young (23)10.7NYY
1948Joe Scott (22)11.8NYG
1948Billy Hillenbrand (26)11.2BCL
1947Ray Ramsey (26)13.7CHR
1947Eddie Saenz (24)13.4WAS
1946Chuck Fenenbock (28)13.5LAD
1946Bosh Pritchard (26)11.4PHI
1945Steve Bagarus (26)12.8WAS
1944Don Hutson+ (31)14.3GNB
1943Don Hutson+ (30)19.1GNB
1942Don Hutson+ (29)16.7GNB
1941George McAfee+ (23)12.8CHI
1940Dick Todd (25)8.5WAS
1939Joe Maniaci (25)7.1CHI
1938Cecil Isbell (23)6.1GNB
1937Jack Manders (28)6.0CHI
1937Ernie Caddel (26)6.0DET
1936Ernie Caddel (25)6.6DET
1935Ernie Caddel (24)6.4DET
1934Beattie Feathers (25)9.4CHI
1933Cliff Battles+ (23)6.3BOS
1932Bob Campiglio (62)5.3SIS
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