NFL Yearly Leaders - Receptions

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

      Receiving
Year Player Team Rec Yds Avg Lg TD
2018 A. Thielen Min 103 1,236 12.0 68 9
2017 J. Landry Mia 112 987 8.8 49 9
2016 L. Fitzgerald Ari 107 1,023 9.6 32 6
2015 A. Brown Pit 136 1,834 13.5 59 10
  J. Jones Atl 136 1,871 13.8 70t 8
2014 A. Brown Pit 129 1,698 13.2 63t 13
2013 P. Garcon Was 113 1,346 11.9 53t 5
2012 C. Johnson Det 122 1,964 16.1 53 5
2011 W. Welker NE 122 1,569 12.9 99t 9
2010 R. White Atl 115 1,389 12.1 46 10
2009 W. Welker NE 123 1,348 11.0 58 4
2008 A. Johnson Hou 115 1,575 13.7 65 8
2007 T. Houshmandzadeh Cin 112 1,143 10.2 42t 12
  W. Welker NE 112 1,175 10.5 42 8
2006 A. Johnson Hou 103 1,147 11.1 53 5
2005 L. Fitzgerald Ari 103 1,409 13.7 47 10
  S. Smith Car 103 1,563 15.2 80t 12
2004 T. Gonzalez KC 102 1,258 12.3 32 7
2003 T. Holt Stl 117 1,696 14.5 48 12
2002 M. Harrison Ind 143 1,722 12.0 69 11
2001 R. Smith Den 113 1,343 11.9 65t 11
2000 M. Harrison Ind 102 1,413 13.9 78t 14
  M. Muhammad Car 102 1,183 11.6 36 6
1999 J. Smith Jax 116 1,636 14.1 62 6
1998 O. McDuffie Mia 90 1,050 11.7 61t 7
1997 T. Brown Oak 104 1,408 13.5 59t 5
  H. Moore Det 104 1,293 12.4 79 8
1996 J. Rice SF 108 1,254 11.6 39 8
1995 H. Moore Det 123 1,686 13.7 69t 14
1994 C. Carter Min 122 1,256 10.3 65t 7
1993 S. Sharpe GB 112 1,274 11.4 54 11
1992 S. Sharpe GB 108 1,461 13.5 76t 13
1991 H. Jeffires Hou 100 1,181 11.8 44 7
1990 J. Rice SF 100 1,502 15.0 64t 13
1989 S. Sharpe GB 90 1,423 15.8 79t 12
1988 A. Toon NYJ 93 1,067 11.5 42 5
1987 J. Smith Stl 91 1,117 12.3 38 8
1986 T. Christensen LAR 95 1,153 12.1 35 8
1985 R. Craig SF 92 1,016 11.0 73 6
1984 A. Monk Was 106 1,372 12.9 72 7
1983 T. Christensen LAR 92 1,247 13.6 45 12
1982 D. Clark SF 60 913 15.2 51 5
1981 K. Winslow SD 88 1,075 12.2 67t 10
1980 K. Winslow SD 89 1,290 14.5 65 9
1979 J. Washington Bal 82 750 9.1 43t 3
1978 R. Young Min 88 704 8.0 48 5
1977 L. Mitchell Bal 71 620 8.7 38 4
1976 M. Lane KC 66 686 10.4 44 1
1975 C. Foreman Min 73 691 9.5 33 9
1974 L. Mitchell Bal 72 544 7.6 24 2
1973 H. Carmichael Phi 67 1,116 16.7 73 9
1972 H. Jackson Phi 62 1,048 16.9 77t 4
1971 F. Biletnikoff Oak 61 929 15.2 49 9
1970 D. Gordon Chi 71 1,026 14.5 69t 13
1969 L. Alworth (AFL) SD 64 1,003 15.7 76t 4
  D. Abramowicz (NFL) NO 73 1,015 13.9 49t 7
1968 L. Alworth (AFL) SD 68 1,312 19.3 80t 10
  C. McNeil (NFL) SF 71 994 14.0 65t 7
1967 G. Sauer (AFL) NYJ 75 1,189 15.9 61t 6
  C. Taylor (NFL) Was 70 990 14.1 86t 9
1966 L. Alworth (AFL) SD 73 1,383 18.9 78t 13
  C. Taylor (NFL) Was 72 1,119 15.5 86t 12
1965 L. Taylor (AFL) Den 85 1,131 13.3 63 6
  D. Parks (NFL) SF 80 1,344 16.8 53t 12
1964 C. Hennigan (AFL) Hou 101 1,546 15.3 53t 8
  J. Morris (NFL) Chi 93 1,200 12.9 63t 10
1963 L. Taylor (AFL) Den 78 1,101 14.1 72 10
  B. Conrad (NFL) Stl 73 967 13.2 48 10
1962 L. Taylor (AFL) Den 77 908 11.8 45 4
  B. Mitchell (NFL) Was 72 1,384 19.2 81t 11
1961 L. Taylor (AFL) Den 100 1,176 11.8 52 4
  R. Phillips (NFL) LA 78 1,092 14.0 69t 5
1960 L. Taylor (AFL) Den 92 1,235 13.4 80t 12
  R. Berry (NFL) Bal 74 1,298 17.5 70t 10
1959 R. Berry Bal 66 959 14.5 55t 14
1958 R. Berry Bal 56 794 14.2 54 9
  P. Retzlaff Phi 56 766 13.7 49 2
1957 B. Wilson SF 52 757 14.6 40 6
1956 B. Wilson SF 60 889 14.8 77 5
1955 P. Pihos Phi 62 864 13.9 40 7
1954 P. Pihos Phi 60 872 14.5 34 10
  B. Wilson SF 60 830 13.8 43 5
1953 P. Pihos Phi 63 1,049 16.7 59 10
1952 M. Speedie Cle 62 911 14.7 50 5
1951 E. Hirsch LA 66 1,495 22.7 91 17
1950 T. Fears LA 84 1,116 13.3 53 7