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
129Don Maynard118343TM
244Lance Alworth102662TM
356Raymond Berry9275clt
459Charley Taylor9110was
563Fred Biletnikoff8974rai
679Paul Warfield85652TM
781Billy Howton84593TM
882Tommy McDonald84105TM
986Carroll Dale82773TM
1096Art Powell80465TM
1198Don Hutson7991gnb
12101Bobby Mitchell79542TM
13102Jackie Smith79182TM
14103Jimmy Orr79142TM
1542Harold Jackson78273TM
16113Roy Jefferson75393TM
17114Gary Garrison75382TM
18121Bob Hayes74142TM
19122Pete Retzlaff7412phi
20124Otis Taylor7306kan
21125Boyd Dowler72702TM
22130Lionel Taylor71953TM
23136John Gilliam70565TM
24137Elroy Hirsch70292TM
25149Charley Hennigan6823oti
26146Gene Washington6664sfo
27167Dante Lavelli6488cle
28169Del Shofner64702TM
29176Max McGee6346gnb
3094Haven Moses62282TM
31189Red Phillips60442TM
32190Lenny Moore6039clt
33193Jack Snow6012ram
34195Sonny Randle59963TM
35197Bobby Joe Conrad59022TM
197Billy Wilson5902sfo
36206Mike Ditka58123TM
37210Gail Cogdill56963TM
38213Danny Abramowicz56862TM
39220Pete Pihos5619phi
220Dave Parks56193TM
40222Mac Speedie5602cle
41133Ken Burrough55912TM
42231Ray Renfro5508cle
43232Chris Burford5505kan
44234Jerry Smith5496was
45239Bernie Casey54442TM
46240Buddy Dial54362TM
47241Frank Gifford5434nyg
48242Frank Clarke54262TM
49246Tom Fears5397ram
50249Gary Ballman53664TM
51250Bobby Walston5363phi
52Gary Collins5299cle
53Elbert Dubenion5294buf
54John Mackey52362TM
55Hugh Taylor5233was
5662Harold Carmichael5208phi
5724Charlie Joiner51483TM
58157Mel Gray5144crd
59Elbie Nickel5131pit
60Johnny Morris5059chi
61243Bob Tucker50252TM
62135Reggie Rucker50164TM
63Jim Colclough5001nwe
64Joe Morrison4993nyg
65Homer Jones49862TM
66George Sauer4965nyj
67Paul Flatley49052TM
68Lance Rentzel48263TM
69Charlie Sanders4817det
70Jim Benton48012TM
71Kyle Rote4797nyg
72Ben Hawkins47642TM
73230Rich Caster47502TM
74Harlon Hill47173TM
75107Drew Pearson4687dal
7676Cliff Branch4676rai
77Bob Trumpy4600cin
78Gino Cappelletti4589nwe
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