NFL Career Leaders - Receiving Average

The following is a list of the NFL career receiving leaders ranked by receiving average. Statistics are current through the 2018 NFL season and include stats accrued in NFL, AFL and APFA games.

Active players are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 200 receptions

      Receiving
Player Gms Rec Yds Avg Lg TD
1. H. Jones 87 224 4,986 22.3 98t 36
2. B. Dial 98 261 5,436 20.8 88t 44
3. H. Hill 96 233 4,717 20.2 88t 40
4. W. Anderson 108 267 5,357 20.1 78t 28
5. P. Warfield 157 427 8,565 20.1 86t 85
6. B. Hayes 132 371 7,414 20.0 95t 71
7. W. Gault 170 333 6,635 19.9 87t 44
8. J. Orr 149 400 7,914 19.8 84 66
9. R. Renfro 142 281 5,508 19.6 70t 50
10. H. Taylor 94 272 5,233 19.2 76 58
11. S. Morgan 196 557 10,716 19.2 76t 72
12. W. Walker 154 438 8,306 19.0 96t 71
13. L. Alworth 136 542 10,266 18.9 85t 85
14. M. Gray 145 351 6,644 18.9 80t 45
15. C. Dale 189 438 8,277 18.9 89t 52
16. R. Carr 115 271 5,071 18.7 90t 31
17. D. Maynard 186 633 11,834 18.7 87t 88
18. F. Clarke 140 291 5,426 18.6 80t 50
19. G. Garrison 134 405 7,538 18.6 84t 58
20. D. Shofner 125 349 6,470 18.5 92t 51
21. J. Gilliam 149 382 7,056 18.5 84t 48
22. M. McGee 148 345 6,346 18.4 82 50
23. E. Hirsch 103 343 6,299 18.4 91 53
24. J. Lofton 233 764 14,004 18.3 80t 75
25. B. Hawkins 102 261 4,764 18.3 92t 32
26. H. Moses 199 448 8,091 18.1 76t 56
27. C. Carson 126 353 6,372 18.1 81t 33
28. M. Fernandez 86 209 3,764 18.0 85t 19
29. L. Rentzel 115 268 4,826 18.0 86t 38
30. E. Dubenion 99 294 5,294 18.0 89 35
31. H. Jackson 205 579 10,372 17.9 79t 76
32. D. Brewster 104 210 3,758 17.9 57 21
33. D. Henderson 123 245 4,377 17.9 84t 20
34. O. Taylor 129 410 7,306 17.8 89 57
35. G. Washington 140 385 6,856 17.8 79t 60
36. M. Quick 101 363 6,464 17.8 99t 61
37. J. Snow 150 340 6,012 17.7 84t 45
38. J. Colclough 126 283 5,001 17.7 78t 39
39. D. Jackson 151 588 10,237 17.4 91t 53
40. A. Jenkins 110 360 6,267 17.4 73t 40
41. J. Gordon 51 219 3,807 17.4 95t 19
42. A. Thomas 133 262 4,554 17.4 71t 37
43. B. Schnelker 105 211 3,667 17.4 70t 33
44. M. Duper 144 511 8,869 17.4 85t 59
45. C. Branch 179 501 8,685 17.3 99t 67
46. S. Watson 126 353 6,112 17.3 95t 36
47. J. Doran 115 212 3,667 17.3 75t 24
48. M. Floyd 121 321 5,550 17.3 70t 34
49. K. House 114 299 5,169 17.3 84t 34
50. A. Lelie 107 217 3,749 17.3 60 15