NFL Single Season Leaders - Receiving Yards

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

Active players are listed in bold.

      Receiving
Player Season Team Rec Yds Avg Lg TD
1. C. Johnson 2012 Det 122 1,964 16.1 53 5
2. J. Jones 2015 Atl 136 1,871 13.8 70t 8
3. J. Rice 1995 SF 122 1,848 15.1 81t 15
4. A. Brown 2015 Pit 136 1,834 13.5 59 10
5. I. Bruce 1995 Stl 119 1,781 15.0 72 13
6. C. Hennigan 1961 Hou 82 1,746 21.3 80t 12
7. M. Harrison 2002 Ind 143 1,722 12.0 69 11
8. A. Brown 2014 Pit 129 1,698 13.2 63t 13
9. T. Holt 2003 Stl 117 1,696 14.5 48 12
10. H. Moore 1995 Det 123 1,686 13.7 69t 14
11. C. Johnson 2011 Det 96 1,681 17.5 73t 16
12. M. Harrison 1999 Ind 115 1,663 14.5 57t 12
13. J. Gordon 2013 Cle 87 1,646 18.9 95t 9
14. J. Smith 1999 Jax 116 1,636 14.1 62 6
15. T. Holt 2000 Stl 82 1,635 19.9 85t 6
16. R. Moss 2003 Min 111 1,632 14.7 72 17
17. D. Thomas 2014 Den 111 1,619 14.6 86t 11
18. M. Irvin 1995 Dal 111 1,603 14.4 50 10
19. L. Alworth 1965 SD 69 1,602 23.2 85t 14
  R. Smith 2000 Den 100 1,602 16.0 49 8
21. D. Boston 2001 Ari 98 1,598 16.3 61t 8
  A. Johnson 2012 Hou 112 1,598 14.3 60t 4
23. J. Jones 2014 Atl 104 1,593 15.3 79 6
24. R. Moore 1997 Ari 97 1,584 16.3 47t 8
25. A. Johnson 2008 Hou 115 1,575 13.7 65 8
26. J. Rice 1986 SF 86 1,570 18.3 66t 15
27. A. Johnson 2009 Hou 101 1,569 15.5 72t 9
  W. Welker 2011 NE 122 1,569 12.9 99t 9
29. S. Smith 2005 Car 103 1,563 15.2 80t 12
30. R. Green 1984 Stl 78 1,555 19.9 83t 12
31. C. Hennigan 1964 Hou 101 1,546 15.3 53t 8
32. V. Cruz 2011 NYG 82 1,536 18.7 99t 9
33. A. Brown 2017 Pit 101 1,533 15.2 57 9
34. M. Harrison 2001 Ind 109 1,524 14.0 68 15
35. M. Irvin 1991 Dal 93 1,523 16.4 66t 8
36. D. Hopkins 2015 Hou 111 1,521 13.7 61t 11
37. J. Nelson 2014 GB 98 1,519 15.5 80t 13
38. R. Wayne 2007 Ind 104 1,510 14.5 64 10
39. B. Marshall 2012 Chi 118 1,508 12.8 56 11
40. J. Rice 1993 SF 98 1,503 15.3 80t 15
41. B. Marshall 2015 NYJ 109 1,502 13.8 69t 14
  J. Rice 1990 SF 100 1,502 15.0 64t 13
43. A. Brown 2013 Pit 110 1,499 13.6 56 8
  J. Rice 1994 SF 112 1,499 13.4 69t 13
45. R. Brooks 1995 GB 102 1,497 14.7 99t 13
46. E. Hirsch 1951 LA 66 1,495 22.7 91 17
47. R. Moss 2007 NE 98 1,493 15.2 65t 23
48. C. Johnson 2013 Det 84 1,492 17.8 87 12
49. S. Morgan 1986 NE 84 1,491 17.8 44t 10
50. B. Perriman 1995 Det 108 1,488 13.8 91t 9