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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 Sproles2,7922005-20173TM
15J.T. Smith2,7641978-19903TM
16Mel Gray2,7531986-19974TM
17Jacoby Jones2,6882007-20154TM
18Mike Fuller2,6601975-19822TM
19Troy Brown2,6251993-2007nwe
20Ted Ginn2,6002007-20175TM
21Dennis Northcutt2,5922000-20093TM
22Wes Welker2,5842004-20155TM
23Kelvin Martin2,5671987-19963TM
24Karl Williams2,5651996-20042TM
25Antwaan Randle El2,5572002-20102TM
26Josh Cribbs2,3752005-20143TM
27Rod Woodson+2,3621987-20034TM
28Kevin Williams2,2951993-20004TM
29Dante Hall2,2612000-20082TM
30Emlen Tunnell+2,2091948-19612TM
31Speedy Duncan2,2011964-19742TM
32Deion Sanders+2,1991989-20055TM
33Marcus Sherels2,1712010-2017min
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
40Roscoe Parrish1,9202005-20122TM
41Adam Jones1,9192005-20173TM
42Brandon Tate1,9092009-20173TM
43Leo Lewis1,8681981-19912TM
44Julian Edelman1,8322009-2016nwe
Phil McConkey1,8321984-19894TM
46Michael Lewis1,8182001-20072TM
47Bill Thompson1,8141969-1981den
48Leon Washington1,7932006-20144TM
49Ron Smith1,7881965-19745TM
50Bruce Harper1,7841977-1984nyj
51Tim Dwight1,7731998-20075TM
Az-Zahir Hakim1,7731998-20063TM
53Antonio Brown1,7592010-2017pit
Neal Colzie1,7591975-19833TM
55Patrick Peterson1,7522011-2017crd
56Gerald McNeil1,7171986-19902TM
57Danny Amendola1,7072009-20172TM
58Steve Smith1,6842001-20162TM
59Robbie Martin1,6701981-19862TM
60Clarence Verdin1,6501986-19943TM
61Reggie Barlow1,6391996-20032TM
62Walter Stanley1,6191985-19925TM
63Leon Johnson1,6171997-20033TM
64Freddie Solomon1,6141975-19852TM
65David Palmer1,6101994-2000min
66Dana McLemore1,5981982-19872TM
67Willie Drewrey1,5971985-19932TM
68Derrick Mason1,5901997-20114TM
69Howard Stevens1,5591973-19772TM
70Danny Reece1,5541976-1980tam
71Eddie Kennison1,5281996-20085TM
72Henry Ellard1,5271983-19983TM
73Dwayne Harris1,5242011-20172TM
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 Kerley1,4932011-20172TM
Todd 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
95Claude Gibson1,3811961-19652TM
Mike Martin1,3811983-1989cin
97B.J. Sams1,3782004-20082TM
98Stump Mitchell1,3771981-1989crd
99Deltha O'Neal1,3702000-20083TM
100Winslow Oliver1,3641996-20002TM
101Jo-Jo Townsell1,3601985-1990nyj
102Dexter Carter1,3581990-19962TM
103Jake Scott1,3571970-19782TM
104Eddie Royal1,3542008-20163TM
105Joey Galloway1,3491995-20105TM
106Tavon Austin1,3242013-2017ram
Eric Weems1,3242007-20173TM
108Bruce Taylor1,3231970-1977sfo
109Butch Johnson1,3131976-19852TM
110Lem Barney+1,3121967-1977det
111Reggie Swinton1,3112001-20053TM
112Terrence Wilkins1,3071999-20062TM
113Eric Guliford1,3001993-19983TM
114Patrick Crayton1,2912004-20112TM
115DeSean Jackson1,2892008-20173TM
116Cliff Hicks1,2841987-19954TM
117Eddie Drummond1,2802002-20072TM
118Marc Mariani1,2752010-20162TM
119Charlie Rogers1,2481999-20033TM
120George Atkinson1,2471968-19792TM
121Stefan Logan1,2432009-20122TM
122Troy Walters1,2412000-20074TM
123Louis Lipps1,2341984-19922TM
124Wally Henry1,2311977-1982phi
125Davone Bess1,2152008-20132TM
126Antonio Chatman1,2072003-20082TM
127Lemar Parrish1,2051970-19823TM
128Lionel James1,1931984-1988sdg
129Dennis McKinnon1,1911983-19902TM
130Tiki Barber1,1811997-2006nyg
131Travis Benjamin1,1732012-20172TM
132Mike Haynes+1,1681976-19892TM
133Bob Hayes+1,1581965-19752TM
134Leon Bright1,1491981-19852TM
135O.J. McDuffie1,1271993-2000mia
136Jeff Fisher1,1251981-1984chi
137Carl Roaches1,1161980-19852TM
138Jeff Burris1,1031994-20033TM
139Charlie West1,0991968-19793TM
140Andre Hastings1,0861993-20003TM
141Jack Christiansen+1,0841951-1958det
142Phillip Buchanon1,0762002-20115TM
143Chris Carr1,0732005-20135TM
144Bosh Pritchard1,0721942-19513TM
145Rodger Bird1,0631966-1968rai
146Amani Toomer1,0601996-2008nyg
147Bobby Engram1,0591996-20093TM
148Javier Arenas1,0292010-20143TM
Rickie Harris1,0291965-19722TM
150Woodley Lewis1,0261950-19603TM
Dedric Ward1,0261997-20045TM
152Leodis McKelvin1,0212008-20162TM
153Quan Cosby1,0142009-20123TM
154Gerald Willhite1,0121982-1988den
155Jim Leonhard9982005-20145TM
156Leroy Kelly+9901964-1973cle
157Darius Reynaud9852008-20134TM
158Mack Herron9821973-19752TM
159Jon Arnett9811957-19662TM
160Johnnie Lee Higgins9732007-2010rai
161Tom Watkins9701961-19683TM
162Ralph McGill9691972-19792TM
163Stanley Morgan9601977-19902TM
164Glen Edwards9591971-19812TM
Golden Tate9592010-20172TM
166Abe Woodson9561958-19662TM
167Bill Bradley9531969-19772TM
168Dick James9521956-19653TM
169Jim Cason9481948-19562TM
170Kevin Faulk9431999-2011nwe
171Brandon Banks9372010-2012was
172Terry Metcalf9361973-19812TM
173Andre Roberts9302010-20174TM
174Hugh McElhenny+9201952-19644TM
Keith Moody9201976-19802TM
176Marcus Thigpen9192012-20154TM
177Al Carmichael9121953-19612TM
178John Sciarra9091978-1983phi
179Steve Breaston9062007-20122TM
180Dick Christy9051958-19633TM
181Don Paul9021950-19582TM
182Billy Grimes9011949-19522TM
Dino Hall9011979-1983cle
184Floyd Little+8931967-1975den
Johnny Morris8931958-1967chi
186Jeff Groth8871979-19853TM
187Eric Parker8812002-2006sdg
188Nate Jacquet8771997-20014TM
189Abner Haynes8751960-19674TM
190Jeremy Ross8742012-20166TM
191Steve Schubert8661974-19792TM
192Charley Trippi+8641947-1955crd
193Paul Skansi8631983-19912TM
194Tyler Lockett8592015-2017sea
195Keshawn Martin8582012-20163TM
196Willard Harrell8541975-19842TM
Kenny Johnson8541980-19892TM
198Jackie Wallace8521974-19793TM
199Reno Mahe8512003-2007phi
200Bill Butler8501959-19644TM
Carl Taseff8501951-19624TM
202Paul Johns8431981-1984sea
203Mel Renfro+8421964-1977dal
204Kermit Alexander8351963-19733TM
205Jacquez Green8321998-20023TM
206Lew Barnes8301986-19893TM
Tommy Vigorito8301981-1985mia
Chris Warren8301990-20003TM
209Rod Harris8261989-19913TM
210Jim Bertelsen8211972-1976ram
211Phil Epps8191982-19892TM
212Pete Athas8181971-19764TM
213Vernon Turner8171990-19954TM
Jimmy Williams8172001-20062TM
215Nate Clements8162001-20123TM
216Vitamin Smith8141949-1953ram
217Ernie Steele8091942-1948phi
218Alvin Pearman8052005-20093TM
219Jarvis Landry8042014-2017mia
220Chuck Fenenbock8011943-19483TM
221Tyreek Hill7962016-2017kan
222Reggie Bush7942006-20165TM
223Mewelde Moore7922004-20123TM
Jon Staggers7921970-19753TM
225Hank Poteat7882000-20095TM
226Bill Baird7871963-1969nyj
Dale Carter7871992-20055TM
228Randall Cobb7862011-2017gnb
229Tommy Casanova7841972-1977cin
230Micheal Spurlock7802006-20148TM
231Ray Mathews7791951-19602TM
232Joe Arenas7741951-1957sfo
233Ken Jenkins7731983-19862TM
234Manfred Moore7701974-19774TM
235Trindon Holliday7692011-20145TM
236Dan Sandifer7671948-19536TM
237Scott Schwedes7651987-19902TM
238Evan Cooper7631984-19892TM
239Yale Lary+7581952-1964det
240Micah Hyde7562013-20172TM
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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