NFL Receiving Yards per Game Year-by-Year Leaders

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Leaders Table
Year Player Y/G Tm
2019Michael Thomas (26)114.1NOR
2018Julio Jones (29)104.8ATL
2017Antonio Brown (29)109.5PIT
2016Julio Jones (27)100.6ATL
2015Julio Jones (26)116.9ATL
2014Odell Beckham (21)108.8NYG
2013Josh Gordon (22)117.6CLE
2012Calvin Johnson (26)122.8DET
2011Calvin Johnson (25)105.1DET
2010Andre Johnson (29)93.5HOU
2009Andre Johnson (28)98.1HOU
2008Steve Smith (29)101.5CAR
2007Andre Johnson (26)94.6HOU
2006Chad Johnson (28)85.6CIN
2005Anquan Boldin (24)100.1ARI
2004Muhsin Muhammad (31)87.8CAR
2003Torry Holt (27)106.0STL
2002Marvin Harrison+ (30)107.6IND
2001David Boston (23)99.9ARI
2000Terrell Owens+ (26)103.6SFO
1999Marvin Harrison+ (27)103.9IND
1998Antonio Freeman (26)94.9GNB
1997Rob Moore (28)99.0ARI
1996Michael Irvin+ (30)87.5DAL
1995Jerry Rice+ (32)115.5SFO
1994Jerry Rice+ (31)93.7SFO
1993Jerry Rice+ (30)93.9SFO
1992Sterling Sharpe (27)91.3GNB
1991Michael Irvin+ (25)95.2DAL
1990Jerry Rice+ (27)93.9SFO
1989Henry Ellard (28)98.7RAM
1988Henry Ellard (27)88.4RAM
1987Jerry Rice+ (24)89.8SFO
1986Jerry Rice+ (23)98.1SFO
1985Art Monk+ (27)81.7WAS
1984Roy Green (27)97.2STL
1983Mike Quick (24)88.1PHI
1982Wes Chandler (26)129.0SDG
1981Alfred Jenkins (29)84.9ATL
1980John Jefferson (24)83.8SDG
1979Steve Largent+ (24)82.5SEA
1978Wesley Walker (23)73.1NYJ
1977Drew Pearson (26)62.1DAL
1976Roger Carr (24)79.4BAL
1976Cliff Branch (28)79.4OAK
1975Ken Burrough (27)75.9HOU
1974Cliff Branch (26)78.0OAK
1973Harold Carmichael (23)79.7PHI
1972Harold Jackson (26)74.9PHI
1971Otis Taylor (29)79.3KAN
1970Gene Washington (23)84.6SFO
1969Warren Wells (26)90.0OAK
1969Harold Jackson (23)79.7PHI
1968Don Maynard+ (33)99.8NYJ
1968Roy Jefferson (24)76.7PIT
1967Don Maynard+ (32)102.4NYJ
1967Ben Hawkins (23)90.4PHI
1966Lance Alworth+ (26)106.4SDG
1966Pat Studstill (28)90.4DET
1965Lance Alworth+ (25)114.4SDG
1965Dave Parks (23)96.0SFO
1964Charley Hennigan (29)110.4HOU
1964Johnny Morris (28)85.7CHI
1963Bobby Mitchell+ (28)102.6WAS
1963Art Powell (26)93.1OAK
1962Bobby Mitchell+ (27)98.9WAS
1962Art Powell (25)80.7NYT
1961Charley Hennigan (26)124.7HOU
1961Tommy McDonald+ (27)81.7PHI
1960Raymond Berry+ (27)108.2BAL
1960Bill Groman (24)105.2HOU
1959Raymond Berry+ (26)79.9BAL
1958Del Shofner (23)91.4RAM
1957Billy Wilson (30)68.8SFO
1956Billy Howton (26)99.0GNB
1955Pete Pihos+ (31)72.0PHI
1954Bob Boyd (26)101.0RAM
1953Pete Pihos+ (29)87.4PHI
1952Billy Howton (22)102.6GNB
1951Elroy Hirsch+ (28)124.6RAM
1950Tom Fears+ (27)93.0RAM
1949Mac Speedie (29)85.7CLE
1949Bob Mann (25)84.5DET
1948Mal Kutner (27)78.6CRD
1948Al Baldwin (25)70.5BUF
1947Mac Speedie (27)81.9CLE
1947Mal Kutner (26)78.7CRD
1946Jim Benton (29)89.2RAM
1946Dante Lavelli+ (23)60.2CLE
1945Jim Benton (28)118.6RAM
1944Don Hutson+ (31)86.6GNB
1943Don Hutson+ (30)77.6GNB
1942Don Hutson+ (29)110.1GNB
1941Don Hutson+ (28)67.1GNB
1940Don Looney (24)64.3PHI
1939Don Hutson+ (26)76.9GNB
1938Don Hutson+ (25)54.8GNB
1937Gaynell Tinsley (22)61.4CRD
1936Don Hutson+ (23)44.7GNB
1935Don Hutson+ (22)46.7GNB
1934Harry Ebding (27)22.0DET
1933Luke Johnsos (27)31.3CHI
1932Ray Flaherty+ (29)29.2NYG
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