NFL Single Season Leaders - Receiving Average

The following is a list of the NFL single season receiving leaders ranked by receiving average. Statistics are current through the 2017 NFL season and include stats accrued in NFL, AFL and APFA games.

Active players are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 30 receptions

      Receiving
Player Season Team Rec Yds Avg Lg TD
1. J. Orr 1958 Pit 33 910 27.6 78t 7
2. E. Dubenion 1964 Buf 42 1,139 27.1 72 10
3. W. Wells 1969 Oak 47 1,260 26.8 80t 14
4. B. Hayes 1970 Dal 34 889 26.1 89t 10
5. W. Anderson 1989 LA 44 1,146 26.0 78t 5
6. M. Fernandez 1988 LAR 31 805 26.0 85t 4
7. R. Carr 1976 Bal 43 1,112 25.9 79t 11
8. K. Kavanaugh 1947 Chi 32 818 25.6 81 13
9. H. Hill 1954 Chi 45 1,124 25.0 76 12
10. D. Hutson 1939 GB 34 846 24.9 92 6
11. A. Harper 1994 Dal 33 821 24.9 90 8
12. D. Henderson 2008 NO 32 793 24.8 84t 3
13. H. Jones 1967 NYG 49 1,209 24.7 70t 13
14. W. Walker 1978 NYJ 48 1,169 24.4 77t 8
15. B. Dial 1960 Pit 40 972 24.3 70t 9
16. A. Carter 1987 Min 38 922 24.3 73t 7
17. C. Branch 1976 Oak 46 1,111 24.2 88t 12
18. R. Jefferson 1966 Pit 32 772 24.1 84t 4
19. S. Morgan 1978 NE 34 820 24.1 75t 5
20. E. Brown 1988 Cin 53 1,273 24.0 86t 9
21. B. Hayes 1971 Dal 35 840 24.0 85t 8
  H. Hill 1956 Chi 47 1,128 24.0 79 11
23. J. Benton 1945 Cle 45 1,067 23.7 84 8
24. R. Shanklin 1973 Pit 30 711 23.7 67 10
25. C. Dale 1966 GB 37 876 23.7 83t 7
26. C. Sanders 1995 Hou 35 823 23.5 76t 9
27. B. Groman 1961 Hou 50 1,175 23.5 80t 17
28. H. Jones 1968 NYG 45 1,057 23.5 84 7
29. H. Taylor 1952 Was 41 961 23.4 70 12
30. S. Morgan 1981 NE 44 1,029 23.4 76t 6
31. J. Jett 1993 LAR 33 771 23.4 74t 3
32. D. Henderson 2006 NO 32 745 23.3 76t 5
33. B. Howton 1952 GB 53 1,231 23.2 90 13
34. L. Alworth 1965 SD 69 1,602 23.2 85t 14
35. M. McGee 1959 GB 30 695 23.2 81t 5
36. P. Warfield 1971 Mia 43 996 23.2 86t 11
37. R. Shanklin 1970 Pit 30 691 23.0 81t 4
38. M. Kutner 1948 ChiC 41 943 23.0 71 14
39. R. Jessie 1976 LA 34 779 22.9 58t 6
40. C. Burkett 1986 Buf 34 778 22.9 84t 4
41. B. Boyd 1954 LA 53 1,212 22.9 80 6
42. G. Garrison 1970 SD 44 1,006 22.9 67 12
43. C. Daniels 1963 Oak 30 685 22.8 73 5
44. S. Morgan 1979 NE 44 1,002 22.8 63t 12
45. D. Maynard 1968 NYJ 57 1,297 22.8 87t 10
46. S. Jefferson 1998 NE 34 771 22.7 61t 2
47. E. Hirsch 1951 LA 66 1,495 22.7 91 17
48. B. Trumpy 1969 Cin 37 835 22.6 80t 9
49. H. Jackson 1979 NE 45 1,013 22.5 59 7
50. D. Jackson 2010 Phi 47 1,056 22.5 91t 6