NFL Receptions Year-by-Year Leaders

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Leaders Table
Year Player Rec Tm
2019Michael Thomas (26)149NOR
2018Michael Thomas (25)125NOR
2017Jarvis Landry (24)112MIA
2016Larry Fitzgerald (33)107ARI
2015Antonio Brown (27)136PIT
2015Julio Jones (26)136ATL
2014Antonio Brown (26)129PIT
2013Pierre Garcon (27)113WAS
2012Calvin Johnson (26)122DET
2011Wes Welker (30)122NWE
2010Roddy White (28)115ATL
2009Wes Welker (28)123NWE
2008Andre Johnson (27)115HOU
2007T.J. Houshmandzadeh (29)112CIN
2007Wes Welker (26)112NWE
2006Andre Johnson (25)103HOU
2005Larry Fitzgerald (22)103ARI
2005Steve Smith (26)103CAR
2004Tony Gonzalez+ (28)102KAN
2003Torry Holt (27)117STL
2002Marvin Harrison+ (30)143IND
2001Rod Smith (31)113DEN
2000Marvin Harrison+ (28)102IND
2000Muhsin Muhammad (27)102CAR
1999Jimmy Smith (30)116JAX
1998O.J. McDuffie (28)90MIA
1997Tim Brown+ (31)104OAK
1997Herman Moore (27)104DET
1996Jerry Rice+ (33)108SFO
1995Herman Moore (25)123DET
1994Cris Carter+ (28)122MIN
1993Sterling Sharpe (28)112GNB
1992Sterling Sharpe (27)108GNB
1991Haywood Jeffires (26)100HOU
1990Jerry Rice+ (27)100SFO
1989Sterling Sharpe (24)90GNB
1988Al Toon (25)93NYJ
1987J.T. Smith (31)91STL
1986Todd Christensen (30)95RAI
1985Roger Craig (25)92SFO
1984Art Monk+ (26)106WAS
1983Todd Christensen (27)92RAI
1982Dwight Clark (25)60SFO
1981Kellen Winslow+ (23)88SDG
1980Kellen Winslow+ (22)89SDG
1979Joe Washington (25)82BAL
1978Rickey Young (24)88MIN
1977Lydell Mitchell (28)71BAL
1976MacArthur Lane (34)66KAN
1975Chuck Foreman (24)73MIN
1974Lydell Mitchell (25)72BAL
1973Harold Carmichael+ (23)67PHI
1972Harold Jackson (26)62PHI
1971Fred Biletnikoff+ (28)61OAK
1970Dick Gordon (26)71CHI
1969Danny Abramowicz (24)73NOR
1969Lance Alworth+ (29)64SDG
1968Clifton McNeil (28)71SFO
1968Lance Alworth+ (28)68SDG
1967George Sauer (23)75NYJ
1967Charley Taylor+ (25)70WAS
1966Lance Alworth+ (26)73SDG
1966Charley Taylor+ (24)72WAS
1965Lionel Taylor (30)85DEN
1965Dave Parks (23)80SFO
1964Charley Hennigan (29)101HOU
1964Johnny Morris (28)93CHI
1963Lionel Taylor (28)78DEN
1963Bobby Joe Conrad (27)73STL
1962Lionel Taylor (27)77DEN
1962Bobby Mitchell+ (27)72WAS
1961Lionel Taylor (26)100DEN
1961Red Phillips (25)78RAM
1960Lionel Taylor (25)92DEN
1960Raymond Berry+ (27)74BAL
1959Raymond Berry+ (26)66BAL
1958Raymond Berry+ (25)56BAL
1958Pete Retzlaff (27)56PHI
1957Billy Wilson (30)52SFO
1956Billy Wilson (29)60SFO
1955Pete Pihos+ (31)62PHI
1954Pete Pihos+ (30)60PHI
1954Billy Wilson (27)60SFO
1953Pete Pihos+ (29)63PHI
1952Mac Speedie+ (32)62CLE
1951Elroy Hirsch+ (28)66RAM
1950Tom Fears+ (27)84RAM
1949Tom Fears+ (26)77RAM
1949Mac Speedie+ (29)62CLE
1948Mac Speedie+ (28)58CLE
1948Tom Fears+ (25)51RAM
1947Mac Speedie+ (27)67CLE
1947Jim Keane (23)64CHI
1946Jim Benton (29)63RAM
1946Alyn Beals (25)40SFO
1946Dante Lavelli+ (23)40CLE
1945Don Hutson+ (32)47GNB
1944Don Hutson+ (31)58GNB
1943Don Hutson+ (30)47GNB
1942Don Hutson+ (29)74GNB
1941Don Hutson+ (28)58GNB
1940Don Looney (24)58PHI
1939Don Hutson+ (26)34GNB
1938Gaynell Tinsley (23)41CRD
1937Don Hutson+ (24)41GNB
1936Don Hutson+ (23)34GNB
1935Tod Goodwin (23)26NYG
1934Red Badgro+ (31)16NYG
1934Joe Carter (24)16PHI
1933Shipwreck Kelly (23)22BKN
1932Ray Flaherty+ (29)21NYG
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