NFL Career Receiving Yards Leaders Through 1978

These are the NFL career record holders through the 1978 season. See current receiving yards leaders or select another stat or year:

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Leaders through 1978

Leaders through 1978 Table
Rank Current Player (age) Yds Tm
128Don Maynard118343TM
243Lance Alworth102662TM
355Raymond Berry9275clt
458Charley Taylor9110was
563Fred Biletnikoff8974rai
678Paul Warfield85652TM
780Billy Howton84593TM
881Tommy McDonald84105TM
985Carroll Dale82773TM
1095Art Powell80465TM
1197Don Hutson7991gnb
12100Bobby Mitchell79542TM
13101Jackie Smith79182TM
14102Jimmy Orr79142TM
1541Harold Jackson78273TM
16112Roy Jefferson75393TM
17113Gary Garrison75382TM
18116Bob Hayes74142TM
19117Pete Retzlaff7412phi
20119Otis Taylor7306kan
21120Boyd Dowler72702TM
22126Lionel Taylor71953TM
23134John Gilliam70565TM
24135Elroy Hirsch70292TM
25147Charley Hennigan6823oti
26143Gene Washington6664sfo
27166Dante Lavelli6488cle
28168Del Shofner64702TM
29175Max McGee6346gnb
3093Haven Moses62282TM
31187Red Phillips60442TM
32188Lenny Moore6039clt
33191Jack Snow6012ram
34193Sonny Randle59963TM
35195Bobby Joe Conrad59022TM
195Billy Wilson5902sfo
36203Mike Ditka58123TM
37207Gail Cogdill56963TM
38210Danny Abramowicz56862TM
39218Pete Pihos5619phi
218Dave Parks56193TM
40220Mac Speedie5602cle
41131Ken Burrough55912TM
42229Ray Renfro5508cle
43230Chris Burford5505kan
44232Jerry Smith5496was
45235Bernie Casey54442TM
46236Buddy Dial54362TM
47237Frank Gifford5434nyg
48238Frank Clarke54262TM
49241Tom Fears5397ram
50243Gary Ballman53664TM
51244Bobby Walston5363phi
52249Gary Collins5299cle
53Elbert Dubenion5294buf
54John Mackey52362TM
55Hugh Taylor5233was
5662Harold Carmichael5208phi
5724Charlie Joiner51483TM
58156Mel Gray5144crd
59Elbie Nickel5131pit
60Johnny Morris5059chi
61239Bob Tucker50252TM
62133Reggie Rucker50164TM
63Jim Colclough5001nwe
64Joe Morrison4993nyg
65Homer Jones49862TM
66George Sauer4965nyj
67Paul Flatley49052TM
68Lance Rentzel48263TM
69Charlie Sanders4817det
70Jim Benton48012TM
71Kyle Rote4797nyg
72Ben Hawkins47642TM
73228Rich Caster47502TM
74Harlon Hill47173TM
75103Drew Pearson4687dal
7676Cliff Branch4676rai
77Bob Trumpy4600cin
78Gino Cappelletti4589nwe
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