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Leaders Table
Rank Player Ret Year Tm
1Danny Reece (24)701979TAM
2Fulton Walker (27)6219852TM
3Nate Burleson (26)582007SEA
Desmond Howard (26)581996GNB
Leo Lewis (31)581988MIN
Dexter McCluster (24)582013KAN
Greg Pruitt (32)581983RAI
J.T. Smith (23)581979KAN
9Lew Barnes (23)571986CHI
Eddie Brown (25)571977WAS
Jeff Fisher (26)571984CHI
Jermaine Lewis (24)571999BAL
Danny Reece (25)571980TAM
14Eddie Brown (27)561979RAM
15B.J. Sams (23)552004BAL
Steve Smith (23)552002CAR
17Gary Allen (24)541984DAL
Wally Henry (26)541981PHI
James Jones (21)541980DAL
Rolland Lawrence (25)541976ATL
21Rod Harris (24)531991PHI
Alvin Haymond (28)531970RAM
Larry Jones (24)531975WAS
Todd Kinchen (26)531995STL
Louis Lipps (22)531984PIT
Phil McConkey (28)531985NYG
Greg Pruitt (33)531984RAI
28Leon Bright (26)521981NYG
Todd Kinchen (28)521997ATL
Robbie Martin (22)521981DET
Dave Meggett (30)521996NWE
Winslow Oliver (23)521996CAR
Jackie Wallace (27)521978RAM
34Butch Johnson (24)511978DAL
Leon Johnson (23)511997NYJ
Mark Jones (24)512005TAM
Rolland Lawrence (26)511977ATL
Derrick Mason (26)512000TEN
Patrick Peterson (22)512012ARI
Brandon Tate (23)512011CIN
Golden Tate (25)512013SEA
Rick Upchurch (25)511977DEN
Tamarick Vanover (21)511995KAN
Tamarick Vanover (25)511999KAN
45DeSean Jackson (21)502008PHI
Butch Johnson (23)501977DAL
J.T. Smith (25)501981KAN
48Tim Brown+ (22)491988RAI
Jacoby Jones (27)492011HOU
Gerald McNeil (27)491989CLE
Mike Nelms (29)491984WAS
Alvin Pearman (23)492005JAX
Fulton Walker (28)491986RAI
54Eddie Brown (24)481976WAS
Neal Colzie (21)481975OAK
Andre Hastings (24)481995PIT
Trindon Holliday (26)4820122TM
Jeremy Kerley (26)482015NYJ
Ira Matthews (23)481980OAK
Kevin Miller (23)481978MIN
Mike Nelms (25)481980WAS
62Neal Colzie (24)471978OAK
Eric Guliford (27)471997NOR
Devin Hester (23)472006CHI
R.W. McQuarters (21)471998SFO
Glyn Milburn (26)471997DET
Manfred Moore (26)471977MIN
Chad Morton (28)472005NYG
Carl Roaches (26)471980HOU
Amani Toomer (22)471997NYG
71Rodger Bird (24)461967OAK
Mike Fuller (26)461979SDG
LeRoy Irvin (23)461981RAM
Billy Johnson (31)461983ATL
Marc Mariani (24)462011TEN
Larry Marshall (27)461977PHI
Phil McConkey (27)461984NYG
Dave Meggett (23)461989NYG
Brian Mitchell (34)462002PHI
Karl Williams (26)461997TAM
81Theo Bell (25)451979PIT
Lamont Brightful (24)452003BAL
Antonio Chatman (26)452005GNB
Mike Haynes+ (23)451976NWE
Desmond Howard (28)451998OAK
Butch Johnson (22)451976DAL
Dana McLemore (24)451984SFO
Dave Meggett (29)451995NWE
Dave Meggett (31)451997NWE
Eric Metcalf (29)451997SDG
Brian Mitchell (23)451991WAS
Mike Nelms (26)451981WAS
Antwaan Randle El (24)452003PIT
94Tavon Austin (25)442016LAR
Tiki Barber (24)441999NYG
Nesby Glasgow (22)441979BAL
Az-Zahir Hakim (22)441999STL
Johnnie Lee Higgins (25)442008OAK
Leo Lewis (32)441989MIN
Michael Lewis (30)442002NOR
Michael Lewis (35)442007SFO
Kelvin Martin (23)441988DAL
R.W. McQuarters (27)442004CHI
Eric Metcalf (24)441992CLE
Brian Mitchell (30)441998WAS
Winslow Oliver (25)441998CAR
Patrick Peterson (21)442011ARI
Roell Preston (26)441998GNB
Antwaan Randle El (26)442005PIT
Danny Reece (23)441978TAM
Vai Sikahema (25)441987STL
Steve Smith (24)442003CAR
John Taylor (26)441988SFO
Chris Watson (22)441999DEN
115Reggie Barlow (25)431998JAX
Evan Cooper (23)431985PHI
Jeff Fisher (23)431981CHI
Eric Guliford (25)431995CAR
Garcia Lane (23)431985KAN
Pete Mandley (25)431986DET
Dave Meggett (24)431990NYG
Eric Metcalf (30)431998ARI
Patrick Robinson (23)431993CIN
Vai Sikahema (24)431986STL
Paul Skansi (22)431983PIT
Bruce Taylor (22)431970SFO
Donnie Walker (23)431974BUF
Wes Welker (23)4320042TM
Wes Welker (24)432005MIA
Karl Williams (31)432002TAM
131Steve Breaston (24)422007ARI
Dewell Brewer (24)421994IND
Darrien Gordon (28)421999OAK
Tony Green (21)421978WAS
Dante Hall (26)422005KAN
Devin Hester (24)422007CHI
LeRoy Irvin (22)421980RAM
Jermaine Lewis (26)422001BAL
Virgil Livers (23)421975CHI
Kelvin Martin (27)421992DAL
Phil McConkey (30)421987NYG
R.W. McQuarters (30)422007NYG
Stump Mitchell (22)421981STL
Antwaan Randle El (25)422004PIT
Robb Riddick (26)421983BUF
Reggie Swinton (30)422005ARI
Gerald Willhite (27)421986DEN
Karl Williams (33)422004ARI
Rod Woodson+ (28)421993PIT
150George Atkinson (26)411973OAK
Mark Clayton (22)411983MIA
Neal Colzie (22)411976OAK
Willie Drewrey (30)411993HOU
Alvin Haymond (23)411965BAL
Will Lewis (22)411980SEA
Wade Manning (26)411981DEN
Kelvin Martin (31)411996DAL
Glyn Milburn (23)411994DEN
Patrick Robinson (24)411994ARI
Ron Smith (31)411974OAK
Lynn Swann+ (22)411974PIT
Leon Washington (29)412011SEA
Leon Washington (30)412012SEA
Wes Welker (25)412006MIA
Terrence Wilkins (24)411999IND
Tramon Williams (27)412010GNB
Charles Woodson (29)412006GNB
168Danny Amendola (24)402010STL
Robert Brooks (24)401994GNB
Ray Brown (24)401973ATL
Tim Brown+ (27)401993RAI
Tim Brown+ (28)401994RAI
Evan Cooper (22)401984PHI
Quan Cosby (26)402009CIN
Darrien Gordon (26)401997DEN
Alvin Haymond (24)401966BAL
Devin Hester (29)402012CHI
Arnold Jackson (24)402001ARI
Billy Johnson (23)401975HOU
Eddie Kennison (25)401998STL
Tyler Lockett (22)402015SEA
Robbie Martin (26)401985IND
Phil McConkey (31)401988NYG
Dennis McKinnon (26)401987CHI
Gerald McNeil (24)401986CLE
Glyn Milburn (22)401993DEN
Brian Mitchell (31)401999WAS
Vai Sikahema (30)401992PHI
J.T. Smith (24)401980KAN
Jeff Sydner (24)401994PHI
Kevin Williams (26)401997ARI
192Javier Arenas (22)392010KAN
Tiki Barber (25)392000NYG
Theo Bell (22)391976PIT
Troy Brown (29)392000NWE
Greg Camarillo (28)392010MIN
Mike Fuller (25)391978SDG
Jeff Groth (26)391983NOR
Dino Hall (27)391983CLE
Tyreek Hill (22)392016KAN
Jacoby Jones (25)392009HOU
Mark Jones (27)392008CAR
Keshawn Martin (23)392013HOU
Eric Metcalf (27)391995ATL
Brian Mitchell (33)392001PHI
Antwaan Randle El (27)392006WAS
Antwaan Randle El (29)392008WAS
Carl Roaches (27)391981HOU
Allen Rossum (27)392003ATL
J.T. Smith (28)391984KAN
Darren Sproles (31)392014PHI
Howard Stevens (26)391976BAL
Rick Upchurch (24)391976DEN
Charlie West (23)391969MIN
Kevin Williams (23)391994DAL
Rod Woodson+ (29)391994PIT
217Brandon Banks (22)382010WAS
Tiki Barber (26)382001NYG
Reggie Barlow (26)381999JAX
Steve Breaston (26)382009ARI
Troy Brown (28)381999NWE
Dale Carter (22)381992KAN
Dexter Carter (26)381994SFO
Josh Cribbs (26)382009CLE
Josh Cribbs (29)382012CLE
Willie Drewrey (28)381991TAM
Irving Fryar (25)381988NWE
Damon Gibson (26)382001JAX
Ted Ginn (26)382011SFO
Don Griffin (22)381986SFO
Cliff Hicks (30)381994NYJ
Billy Johnson (24)381976HOU
Pete Mandley (24)381985DET
Dana McLemore (25)381985SFO
Gerald McNeil (26)381988CLE
Brian Mitchell (29)381997WAS
Stump Mitchell (24)381983STL
Stump Mitchell (25)381984STL
Keith Moody (26)381979BUF
Mike Nelms (28)381983WAS
Eddie Payton (30)381981MIN
Ricky Smith (23)381983NWE
Darren Sproles (32)382015PHI
Emlen Tunnell+ (28)381953NYG
Dedric Ward (24)381999NYJ
Rod Woodson+ (25)381990PIT
Roscoe Word (22)381974NYJ
248Davone Bess (25)372011MIA
Rodger Bird (23)371966OAK
Leon Bright (27)371982NYG
Tim Brown+ (26)371992RAI
Hubie Bryant (24)371970PIT
Vince Buck (22)371990NOR
Henry Ellard (24)371985RAM
Antonio Freeman (23)371995GNB
Irving Fryar (22)371985NWE
Ernest Givins (30)371994HOU
Johnnie Gray (22)371976GNB
Jeff Groth (24)371981NOR
Andre Hastings (25)371996PIT
Tyrone Hughes (23)371993NOR
Jacoby Jones (28)372012BAL
Stefan Logan (30)372011DET
Pete Mandley (27)371988DET
Rich Mauti (23)371977NOR
R.W. McQuarters (26)372003CHI
Eric Parker (27)372006SDG
Antwaan Randle El (23)372002PIT
Allen Rossum (28)372004ATL
Allen Rossum (30)372006ATL
John Sciarra (24)371978PHI
Vai Sikahema (27)371989PHO
Howard Stevens (24)371974NOR
Rick Upchurch (28)371980DEN
Kevin Williams (27)371998BUF
Keith Wright (22)371978CLE
Eric Yarber (23)371987WAS
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