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
244Lance Alworth102662TM
356Raymond Berry9275clt
459Charley Taylor9110was
563Fred Biletnikoff8974rai
678Paul Warfield85652TM
780Billy Howton84593TM
881Tommy McDonald84105TM
986Carroll Dale82773TM
1095Art Powell80465TM
1197Don Hutson7991gnb
12100Bobby Mitchell79542TM
13101Jackie Smith79182TM
14102Jimmy Orr79142TM
1542Harold Jackson78273TM
16113Roy Jefferson75393TM
17114Gary Garrison75382TM
18119Bob Hayes74142TM
19120Pete Retzlaff7412phi
20123Otis Taylor7306kan
21124Boyd Dowler72702TM
22128Lionel Taylor71953TM
23136John Gilliam70565TM
24137Elroy Hirsch70292TM
25149Charley Hennigan6823oti
26146Gene Washington6664sfo
27166Dante Lavelli6488cle
28168Del Shofner64702TM
29175Max McGee6346gnb
3093Haven Moses62282TM
31187Red Phillips60442TM
32188Lenny Moore6039clt
33191Jack Snow6012ram
34193Sonny Randle59963TM
35195Bobby Joe Conrad59022TM
195Billy Wilson5902sfo
36205Mike Ditka58123TM
37210Gail Cogdill56963TM
38213Danny Abramowicz56862TM
39220Pete Pihos5619phi
220Dave Parks56193TM
40222Mac Speedie5602cle
41133Ken Burrough55912TM
42230Ray Renfro5508cle
43231Chris Burford5505kan
44233Jerry Smith5496was
45238Bernie Casey54442TM
46239Buddy Dial54362TM
47240Frank Gifford5434nyg
48241Frank Clarke54262TM
49245Tom Fears5397ram
50248Gary Ballman53664TM
51249Bobby Walston5363phi
52Gary Collins5299cle
53Elbert Dubenion5294buf
54John Mackey52362TM
55Hugh Taylor5233was
5662Harold Carmichael5208phi
5724Charlie Joiner51483TM
58157Mel Gray5144crd
59Elbie Nickel5131pit
60Johnny Morris5059chi
61242Bob Tucker50252TM
62135Reggie Rucker50164TM
63Jim Colclough5001nwe
64Joe Morrison4993nyg
65Homer Jones49862TM
66George Sauer4965nyj
67Paul Flatley49052TM
68Lance Rentzel48263TM
69Charlie Sanders4817det
70Jim Benton48012TM
71Kyle Rote4797nyg
72Ben Hawkins47642TM
73229Rich Caster47502TM
74Harlon Hill47173TM
75105Drew Pearson4687dal
7676Cliff Branch4676rai
77Bob Trumpy4600cin
78Gino Cappelletti4589nwe
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