NFL Career Leaders - Receptions

The following is a list of the NFL career receiving leaders ranked by receptions. Statistics are current through the 2020 NFL season and include stats accrued in NFL, AFL and APFA games.

Active players are listed in bold.

      Receiving
Player Gms Rec Yds Avg Lg TD
1. J. Rice 303 1,549 22,895 14.8 96t 197
2. L. Fitzgerald 263 1,432 17,492 12.2 80t 121
3. T. Gonzalez 270 1,325 15,127 11.4 73t 111
4. J. Witten 271 1,228 13,046 10.6 69 74
5. M. Harrison 190 1,102 14,580 13.2 80t 128
6. C. Carter 234 1,101 13,899 12.6 80t 130
7. T. Brown 255 1,094 14,934 13.7 80t 100
8. T. Owens 219 1,078 15,934 14.8 98t 153
9. A. Boldin 202 1,076 13,779 12.8 79t 82
10. R. Wayne 211 1,070 14,345 13.4 80 82
11. A. Johnson 193 1,062 14,185 13.4 77t 70
12. S. Smith 219 1,031 14,731 14.3 80t 81
13. I. Bruce 223 1,024 15,208 14.9 80t 91
14. H. Ward 217 1,000 12,083 12.1 85t 85
15. R. Moss 218 982 15,292 15.6 82t 156
16. B. Marshall 179 970 12,351 12.7 75t 83
17. A. Gates 236 955 11,841 12.4 72t 116
18. A. Reed 234 951 13,198 13.9 83t 87
19. D. Mason 230 943 12,061 12.8 79t 66
20. A. Monk 224 940 12,721 13.5 79t 68
21. T. Holt 173 920 13,382 14.5 85t 74
22. W. Welker 175 903 9,924 11.0 99t 50
23. A. Brown 139 886 11,746 13.3 79t 79
24. K. McCardell 209 883 11,373 12.9 76t 63
25. J. Smith 171 862 12,287 14.3 75 67
26. M. Muhammad 202 860 11,438 13.3 72t 62
27. I. Fryar 255 851 12,785 15.0 80t 84
28. R. Smith 183 849 11,389 13.4 85t 68
29. J. Jones 135 848 12,896 15.2 81t 60
30. L. Centers 198 827 6,797 8.2 54 28
31. S. Largent 200 819 13,089 16.0 74t 100
32. S. Sharpe 204 815 10,060 12.3 82t 62
33. H. Ellard 228 814 13,777 16.9 81t 65
  K. Johnson 167 814 10,571 13.0 76t 64
35. R. White 171 808 10,863 13.4 90t 63
36. M. Faulk 176 767 6,875 9.0 85t 36
37. C. Johnson 166 766 11,059 14.4 82t 67
38. J. Lofton 233 764 14,004 18.3 80t 75
  E. Moulds 186 764 9,995 13.1 84t 49
40. M. Irvin 159 750 11,904 15.9 87t 65
  C. Joiner 239 750 12,146 16.2 87t 65
42. D. Hopkins 126 747 10,009 13.4 76t 60
43. D. Driver 205 743 10,137 13.6 85t 61
  A. Rison 186 743 10,205 13.7 80t 84
45. G. Olsen 199 742 8,683 11.7 78t 60
46. S. Moss 197 732 10,283 14.0 78t 66
47. C. Johnson 135 731 11,619 15.9 96t 83
48. D. Thomas 143 724 9,763 13.5 86t 63
49. M. Colston 146 711 9,759 13.7 86t 72
50. J. Galloway 198 701 10,950 15.6 81t 77