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Leaders Table
Rank Player Ret Years Tm
1Brian Mitchell4631990-20033TM
2Eric Metcalf3511989-20027TM
3Dave Meggett3491989-19983TM
4Tim Brown+3261988-20042TM
5Devin Hester3152006-20164TM
6Darrien Gordon3141993-20025TM
7Antwaan Randle El3112002-20102TM
Darren Sproles3112005-20193TM
9Allen Rossum3071998-20096TM
10Glyn Milburn3041993-20014TM
11Jermaine Lewis2951996-20043TM
12Vai Sikahema2921986-19933TM
13Billy Johnson2821974-19883TM
14Jacoby Jones2762007-20154TM
15J.T. Smith2671978-19903TM
16Wes Welker2642004-20155TM
17Kelvin Martin2611987-19963TM
18Rod Woodson+2601987-20034TM
19Emlen Tunnell+2581948-19612TM
20Ted Ginn2572007-20195TM
21Dennis Northcutt2552000-20093TM
Karl Williams2551996-20042TM
23Alvin Haymond2531964-19735TM
24Troy Brown2521993-2007nwe
Mike Fuller2521975-19822TM
Mel Gray2521986-19974TM
27Rick Upchurch2481975-1983den
28Desmond Howard2441992-20025TM
29Marcus Sherels2392010-20192TM
30Ron Smith2351965-19745TM
31Kevin Williams2311993-20004TM
32Phil McConkey2281984-19894TM
33R.W. McQuarters2271998-20084TM
34Josh Cribbs2222005-20143TM
Danny Reece2221976-1980tam
36Dante Hall2162000-20082TM
37Mike Nelms2121980-1984was
Deion Sanders+2121989-20055TM
39Irving Fryar2061984-20004TM
40Brandon Tate2032009-20184TM
41Speedy Duncan2021964-19742TM
42Leo Lewis2011981-19912TM
43Tamarick Vanover1971995-20022TM
44Patrick Peterson1952011-2019crd
45Greg Pruitt1941973-19842TM
46Willie Drewrey1921985-19932TM
Adam Jones1922005-20184TM
48Gerald McNeil1911986-19902TM
49Theo Bell1891976-19852TM
50Danny Amendola1882009-20194TM
51Willie Wood+1871960-1971gnb
52Antonio Brown1862010-20192TM
Michael Lewis1862001-20072TM
54Tim Dwight1851998-20075TM
55Bruce Harper1831977-1984nyj
56Derrick Mason1821997-20114TM
57Leon Washington1812006-20144TM
58Tavon Austin1802013-20192TM
Dwayne Harris1802011-20193TM
Steve Smith1802001-20162TM
61Clarence Verdin1781986-19943TM
62Julian Edelman1772009-2019nwe
Freddie Solomon1771975-19852TM
64Robbie Martin1751981-19862TM
Walter Stanley1751985-19925TM
66Jeremy Kerley1732011-20183TM
67Eddie Brown1721974-19793TM
68Leon Johnson1711997-20033TM
69Neal Colzie1701975-19833TM
70Az-Zahir Hakim1651998-20063TM
Roscoe Parrish1652005-20122TM
72Todd Kinchen1641992-19983TM
73Howard Stevens1631973-19772TM
74Tyrone Hughes1621993-19983TM
Pete Mandley1621984-19902TM
Larry Marshall1621972-19784TM
David Palmer1621994-2000min
78Mark Jones1592004-20094TM
79Reggie Barlow1581996-20032TM
Charlie West1581968-19793TM
81Antonio Chatman1572003-20082TM
Andre Roberts1572010-20196TM
Bill Thompson1571969-1981den
84Nate Burleson1562003-20133TM
Stump Mitchell1561981-1989crd
Eddie Payton1561977-19824TM
87Chad Morton1552000-20064TM
Carl Roaches1551980-19852TM
89Eddie Kennison1531996-20085TM
90Dana McLemore1521982-19872TM
91John Taylor1491987-1995sfo
92George Atkinson1481968-19792TM
Johnny Bailey1481990-19953TM
Chris Carr1482005-20135TM
Wally Henry1481977-1982phi
96LeRoy Irvin1471980-19902TM
97Butch Johnson1461976-19852TM
98Fulton Walker1451981-19862TM
99Terrence Wilkins1441999-20062TM
100Lem Barney+1431967-1977det
Tyler Lockett1432015-2019sea
102Bruce Taylor1421970-1977sfo
103Leon Bright1411981-19852TM
Joey Galloway1411995-20105TM
105Eddie Drummond1402002-20072TM
Mike Martin1401983-1989cin
107DeSean Jackson1392008-20193TM
Troy Walters1392000-20074TM
109Dexter Carter1381990-19962TM
Cliff Hicks1381987-19954TM
Woodley Lewis1381950-19603TM
Marc Mariani1382010-20162TM
Deltha O'Neal1382000-20083TM
114Patrick Crayton1352004-20112TM
Henry Ellard1351983-19983TM
116Bobby Joe Edmonds1341986-19953TM
Eric Guliford1341993-19983TM
118Kermit Alexander1331963-19733TM
Dexter McCluster1332010-20163TM
120Reggie Swinton1322001-20053TM
121Lemar Parrish1311970-19823TM
Eddie Royal1312008-20163TM
123Stefan Logan1302009-20122TM
Santana Moss1302001-20142TM
Jake Scott1301970-19782TM
126Dennis McKinnon1291983-19902TM
127Rickie Harris1281965-19722TM
B.J. Sams1282004-20082TM
129O.J. McDuffie1271993-2000mia
Jo-Jo Townsell1271985-1990nyj
131Yale Lary+1261952-1964det
Hugh McElhenny+1261952-19644TM
Winslow Oliver1261996-20002TM
134Joe Arenas1241951-1957sfo
Bill Dudley+1241942-19533TM
Lionel James1241984-1988sdg
137Willard Harrell1231975-19842TM
Dedric Ward1231997-20045TM
Eric Weems1232007-20173TM
Abe Woodson1231958-19662TM
141Tiki Barber1221997-2006nyg
Bill Bradley1221969-19772TM
Al Carmichael1221953-19612TM
144Jon Arnett1201957-19662TM
Phillip Buchanon1202002-20115TM
Jeff Fisher1201981-1984chi
Dick James1201956-19653TM
Charlie Rogers1201999-20033TM
149Davone Bess1192008-20132TM
150John Sciarra1171978-1983phi
Carl Taseff1171951-19624TM
152Andre Hastings1151993-20003TM
Johnnie Lee Higgins1152007-2010rai
154Steve Breaston1142007-20122TM
155Don Paul1131950-19582TM
156Mike Haynes+1121976-19892TM
Louis Lipps1121984-19922TM
George McAfee+1121940-1950chi
159Dino Hall1111979-1983cle
160Claude Gibson1101961-19652TM
Kenny Johnson1101980-19892TM
162Travis Benjamin1092012-20192TM
Rolland Lawrence1091973-1980atl
Mel Renfro+1091964-1977dal
Amani Toomer1091996-2008nyg
166Rod Harris1081989-19913TM
Jim Leonhard1082005-20145TM
168Javier Arenas1062010-20143TM
Ralph McGill1061972-19792TM
170Jeff Burris1051994-20033TM
Jeff Groth1051979-19853TM
Eric Parker1052002-2006sdg
173Glen Edwards1041971-19812TM
Bob Hayes+1041965-19752TM
Johnny Morris1041958-1967chi
176Steve Schubert1031974-19792TM
177Reggie Bush1022006-20165TM
Quan Cosby1022009-20123TM
Bobby Engram1021996-20093TM
Ike Hill1021970-19763TM
Darius Reynaud1022008-20134TM
182Evan Cooper1011984-19892TM
Kevin Faulk1011999-2011nwe
Golden Tate1012010-20194TM
Gerald Willhite1011982-1988den
186Brandon Banks1002010-2012was
Phil Epps1001982-19892TM
Nate Jacquet1001997-20014TM
189Alex Erickson992016-2019cin
Leodis McKelvin992008-20162TM
Billy Reynolds991953-19603TM
192Jim Smith981977-19852TM
193Jarvis Landry962014-20192TM
Paul Skansi961983-19912TM
Chris Warren961990-20003TM
Tom Watkins961961-19683TM
197Reno Mahe952003-2007phi
Ira Matthews951979-1981rai
Bosh Pritchard951942-19513TM
Marcus Thigpen952012-20154TM
Vernon Turner951990-19954TM
202Rodger Bird941966-1968rai
Leroy Kelly+941964-1973cle
Keshawn Martin942012-20163TM
Jon Staggers941970-19753TM
206Lew Barnes931986-19893TM
Jimmy Williams932001-20062TM
208Pete Athas921971-19764TM
Randall Cobb922011-20192TM
Stanley Morgan921977-19902TM
Alvin Pearman922005-20093TM
212Tommy Casanova911972-1977cin
213Micah Hyde902013-20192TM
Charles Woodson901998-20152TM
215Bill Baird881963-1969nyj
Bill Butler881959-19644TM
Jerry LeVias881969-19742TM
Keith Moody881976-19802TM
Manfred Moore881974-19774TM
Keiwan Ratliff882004-20103TM
De'Anthony Thomas882014-20192TM
222James Jones871980-1985dal
223Butch Byrd861964-19712TM
Jamison Crowder862015-20192TM
Virgil Livers861975-1979chi
Ed Podolak861969-1977kan
227Jack Christiansen+851951-1958det
Johnnie Gray851975-1983gnb
Abner Haynes851960-19674TM
Tyreek Hill852016-2019kan
Bert Rechichar851952-19614TM
232Tarik Cohen842017-2019chi
Mack Herron841973-19752TM
Terry Metcalf841973-19812TM
J.J. Moses842002-20053TM
Patrick Robinson841993-19942TM
Rick Volk841967-19783TM
238Dale Carter831992-20055TM
Trindon Holliday832011-20145TM
Mewelde Moore832004-20123TM
Jackie Wallace831974-19793TM
242Nate Clements822001-20123TM
243Vance Johnson811985-1995den
Floyd Little+811967-1975den
Micheal Spurlock812006-20148TM
246Al Dodd801967-19743TM
Nesby Glasgow801979-19922TM
Scott Schwedes801987-19902TM
249Terrell Buckley791992-20056TM
Tommy Vigorito791981-1985mia
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