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Leaders Table
Rank Player Yds Years Tm
1Brian Mitchell4,9991990-20033TM
2Dave Meggett3,7081989-19983TM
3Devin Hester3,6952006-20164TM
4Darrien Gordon3,6011993-20025TM
5Eric Metcalf3,4531989-20027TM
6Tim Brown+3,3201988-20042TM
7Billy Johnson3,3171974-19883TM
8Jermaine Lewis3,2821996-20043TM
9Vai Sikahema3,1691986-19933TM
10Allen Rossum3,0561998-20096TM
11Rick Upchurch3,0081975-1983den
12Glyn Milburn2,9841993-20014TM
13Desmond Howard2,8951992-20025TM
14Darren Sproles2,8622005-20183TM
15J.T. Smith2,7641978-19903TM
16Mel Gray2,7531986-19974TM
17Jacoby Jones2,6882007-20154TM
18Mike Fuller2,6601975-19822TM
19Troy Brown2,6251993-2007nwe
20Ted Ginn2,6002007-20185TM
21Dennis Northcutt2,5922000-20093TM
22Wes Welker2,5842004-20155TM
23Kelvin Martin2,5671987-19963TM
24Karl Williams2,5651996-20042TM
25Antwaan Randle El2,5572002-20102TM
26Marcus Sherels2,4472010-2018min
27Josh Cribbs2,3752005-20143TM
28Rod Woodson+2,3621987-20034TM
29Kevin Williams2,2951993-20004TM
30Dante Hall2,2612000-20082TM
31Emlen Tunnell+2,2091948-19612TM
32Speedy Duncan2,2011964-19742TM
33Deion Sanders+2,1991989-20055TM
34Alvin Haymond2,1481964-19735TM
35Irving Fryar2,0551984-20004TM
36R.W. McQuarters2,0201998-20084TM
37Tamarick Vanover2,0161995-20022TM
38Greg Pruitt2,0071973-19842TM
39Mike Nelms1,9481980-1984was
40Adam Jones1,9442005-20184TM
41Brandon Tate1,9242009-20184TM
42Julian Edelman1,9212009-2018nwe
43Roscoe Parrish1,9202005-20122TM
44Leo Lewis1,8681981-19912TM
45Phil McConkey1,8321984-19894TM
46Michael Lewis1,8182001-20072TM
47Patrick Peterson1,8162011-2018crd
48Bill Thompson1,8141969-1981den
49Leon Washington1,7932006-20144TM
50Ron Smith1,7881965-19745TM
51Bruce Harper1,7841977-1984nyj
52Tim Dwight1,7731998-20075TM
Az-Zahir Hakim1,7731998-20063TM
54Antonio Brown1,7592010-2018pit
Neal Colzie1,7591975-19833TM
56Danny Amendola1,7452009-20183TM
57Gerald McNeil1,7171986-19902TM
58Dwayne Harris1,6992011-20183TM
59Steve Smith1,6842001-20162TM
60Robbie Martin1,6701981-19862TM
61Clarence Verdin1,6501986-19943TM
62Reggie Barlow1,6391996-20032TM
63Walter Stanley1,6191985-19925TM
64Leon Johnson1,6171997-20033TM
65Freddie Solomon1,6141975-19852TM
66David Palmer1,6101994-2000min
67Dana McLemore1,5981982-19872TM
68Willie Drewrey1,5971985-19932TM
69Derrick Mason1,5901997-20114TM
70Howard Stevens1,5591973-19772TM
71Danny Reece1,5541976-1980tam
72Eddie Kennison1,5281996-20085TM
73Henry Ellard1,5271983-19983TM
74Nate Burleson1,5232003-20133TM
75John Taylor1,5171987-1995sfo
76Bill Dudley+1,5151942-19533TM
77Theo Bell1,5111976-19852TM
Eddie Brown1,5111974-19793TM
Pete Mandley1,5111984-19902TM
80Jeremy Kerley1,5032011-20183TM
81Todd Kinchen1,4931992-19983TM
82Mark Jones1,4832004-20094TM
83Bobby Joe Edmonds1,4711986-19953TM
84Larry Marshall1,4661972-19784TM
85LeRoy Irvin1,4571980-19902TM
86Fulton Walker1,4371981-19862TM
87George McAfee+1,4311940-1950chi
Chad Morton1,4312000-20064TM
89Johnny Bailey1,4201990-19953TM
90Tyrone Hughes1,4111993-19983TM
91Santana Moss1,3982001-20142TM
92Willie Wood+1,3911960-1971gnb
93Dexter McCluster1,3882010-20163TM
94Eddie Payton1,3871977-19824TM
95Tavon Austin1,3822013-20182TM
96Claude Gibson1,3811961-19652TM
Mike Martin1,3811983-1989cin
98B.J. Sams1,3782004-20082TM
99Stump Mitchell1,3771981-1989crd
100Deltha O'Neal1,3702000-20083TM
101Winslow Oliver1,3641996-20002TM
102Jo-Jo Townsell1,3601985-1990nyj
103Dexter Carter1,3581990-19962TM
104Jake Scott1,3571970-19782TM
105Eddie Royal1,3542008-20163TM
106Joey Galloway1,3491995-20105TM
107Eric Weems1,3242007-20173TM
108Bruce Taylor1,3231970-1977sfo
109DeSean Jackson1,3132008-20183TM
Butch Johnson1,3131976-19852TM
111Lem Barney+1,3121967-1977det
112Reggie Swinton1,3112001-20053TM
113Terrence Wilkins1,3071999-20062TM
114Eric Guliford1,3001993-19983TM
115Patrick Crayton1,2912004-20112TM
116Cliff Hicks1,2841987-19954TM
117Eddie Drummond1,2802002-20072TM
118Marc Mariani1,2752010-20162TM
119Charlie Rogers1,2481999-20033TM
120George Atkinson1,2471968-19792TM
121Stefan Logan1,2432009-20122TM
122Andre Roberts1,2422010-20185TM
123Troy Walters1,2412000-20074TM
124Louis Lipps1,2341984-19922TM
125Wally Henry1,2311977-1982phi
126Davone Bess1,2152008-20132TM
127Antonio Chatman1,2072003-20082TM
128Lemar Parrish1,2051970-19823TM
129Lionel James1,1931984-1988sdg
130Dennis McKinnon1,1911983-19902TM
131Travis Benjamin1,1892012-20182TM
132Tiki Barber1,1811997-2006nyg
133Mike Haynes+1,1681976-19892TM
134Bob Hayes+1,1581965-19752TM
135Leon Bright1,1491981-19852TM
136O.J. McDuffie1,1271993-2000mia
137Jeff Fisher1,1251981-1984chi
138Carl Roaches1,1161980-19852TM
139Jeff Burris1,1031994-20033TM
140Charlie West1,0991968-19793TM
141Andre Hastings1,0861993-20003TM
142Jack Christiansen+1,0841951-1958det
143Phillip Buchanon1,0762002-20115TM
144Chris Carr1,0732005-20135TM
145Bosh Pritchard1,0721942-19513TM
146Rodger Bird1,0631966-1968rai
147Amani Toomer1,0601996-2008nyg
148Bobby Engram1,0591996-20093TM
149Javier Arenas1,0292010-20143TM
Rickie Harris1,0291965-19722TM
151Woodley Lewis1,0261950-19603TM
Dedric Ward1,0261997-20045TM
153Leodis McKelvin1,0212008-20162TM
154Quan Cosby1,0142009-20123TM
155Gerald Willhite1,0121982-1988den
156Tyreek Hill1,0062016-2018kan
157Jim Leonhard9982005-20145TM
158Leroy Kelly+9901964-1973cle
159Tyler Lockett9892015-2018sea
160Golden Tate9872010-20183TM
161Darius Reynaud9852008-20134TM
162Mack Herron9821973-19752TM
163Jon Arnett9811957-19662TM
164Johnnie Lee Higgins9732007-2010rai
165Tom Watkins9701961-19683TM
166Ralph McGill9691972-19792TM
167Stanley Morgan9601977-19902TM
168Glen Edwards9591971-19812TM
169Abe Woodson9561958-19662TM
170Bill Bradley9531969-19772TM
171Dick James9521956-19653TM
172Jim Cason9481948-19562TM
173Kevin Faulk9431999-2011nwe
174Brandon Banks9372010-2012was
175Terry Metcalf9361973-19812TM
176Hugh McElhenny+9201952-19644TM
Keith Moody9201976-19802TM
178Marcus Thigpen9192012-20154TM
179Al Carmichael9121953-19612TM
180John Sciarra9091978-1983phi
181Steve Breaston9062007-20122TM
182Dick Christy9051958-19633TM
183Don Paul9021950-19582TM
184Billy Grimes9011949-19522TM
Dino Hall9011979-1983cle
186Floyd Little+8931967-1975den
Johnny Morris8931958-1967chi
188Jeff Groth8871979-19853TM
189Eric Parker8812002-2006sdg
190Nate Jacquet8771997-20014TM
191Abner Haynes8751960-19674TM
192Jeremy Ross8742012-20166TM
193Steve Schubert8661974-19792TM
194Charley Trippi+8641947-1955crd
195Paul Skansi8631983-19912TM
196Keshawn Martin8582012-20163TM
197Willard Harrell8541975-19842TM
Kenny Johnson8541980-19892TM
199Jackie Wallace8521974-19793TM
200Reno Mahe8512003-2007phi
201Bill Butler8501959-19644TM
Carl Taseff8501951-19624TM
203Paul Johns8431981-1984sea
204Mel Renfro+8421964-1977dal
205Kermit Alexander8351963-19733TM
206Randall Cobb8322011-2018gnb
Jacquez Green8321998-20023TM
208Lew Barnes8301986-19893TM
Tommy Vigorito8301981-1985mia
Chris Warren8301990-20003TM
211Rod Harris8261989-19913TM
212Micah Hyde8232013-20182TM
213Jim Bertelsen8211972-1976ram
214Phil Epps8191982-19892TM
215Pete Athas8181971-19764TM
216Vernon Turner8171990-19954TM
Jimmy Williams8172001-20062TM
218Nate Clements8162001-20123TM
219Jarvis Landry8142014-20182TM
Vitamin Smith8141949-1953ram
221Ernie Steele8091942-1948phi
222Alvin Pearman8052005-20093TM
223Chuck Fenenbock8011943-19483TM
224Reggie Bush7942006-20165TM
225Mewelde Moore7922004-20123TM
Jon Staggers7921970-19753TM
227Hank Poteat7882000-20095TM
228Bill Baird7871963-1969nyj
Dale Carter7871992-20055TM
230Tommy Casanova7841972-1977cin
231Micheal Spurlock7802006-20148TM
232Ray Mathews7791951-19602TM
233Joe Arenas7741951-1957sfo
234Ken Jenkins7731983-19862TM
235Manfred Moore7701974-19774TM
236Trindon Holliday7692011-20145TM
237Dan Sandifer7671948-19536TM
238Scott Schwedes7651987-19902TM
239Evan Cooper7631984-19892TM
240Yale Lary+7581952-1964det
241Jeff Ogden7491998-20023TM
242Terrell Buckley7481992-20056TM
243Frank Seno7471943-19493TM
244Al Dodd7441967-19743TM
245Ed Podolak7391969-1977kan
Lynn Swann+7391974-1982pit
247Virgil Livers7381975-1979chi
248Jim Smith7371977-19852TM
249James Jones7361980-1985dal
Charles Woodson7361998-20152TM
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