NFL Yearly Leaders - Touchdown Receptions

The following is a list of the NFL yearly receiving leaders ranked by touchdown 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 D. Adams GB 47 557 11.9 51 6
  A. Brown Pit 40 478 11.9 48 6
  E. Ebron Ind 30 326 10.9 28 6
  T. Hill KC 34 567 16.7 75t 6
  C. Ridley Atl 22 349 15.9 75t 6
2017 D. Hopkins Hou 96 1,378 14.4 72t 13
2016 J. Nelson GB 97 1,257 13.0 60 14
2015 D. Baldwin Sea 78 1,069 13.7 80t 14
  B. Marshall NYJ 109 1,502 13.8 69t 14
  A. Robinson Jax 80 1,400 17.5 90t 14
2014 D. Bryant Dal 88 1,320 15.0 68t 16
2013 J. Graham NO 86 1,215 14.1 56t 16
2012 J. Jones GB 64 784 12.2 49 14
2011 R. Gronkowski NE 90 1,327 14.7 52t 17
2010 D. Bowe KC 72 1,162 16.1 75t 15
2009 V. Davis SF 78 965 12.4 73t 13
  L. Fitzgerald Ari 97 1,092 11.3 34t 13
  R. Moss NE 83 1,264 15.2 71t 13
2008 L. Fitzgerald Ari 96 1,431 14.9 78t 12
  C. Johnson Det 78 1,331 17.1 96t 12
2007 R. Moss NE 98 1,493 15.2 65t 23
2006 T. Owens Dal 85 1,180 13.9 56t 13
2005 M. Harrison Ind 82 1,146 14.0 80t 12
  S. Smith Car 103 1,563 15.2 80t 12
2004 M. Muhammad Car 93 1,405 15.1 51 16
2003 R. Moss Min 111 1,632 14.7 72 17
2002 T. Owens SF 100 1,300 13.0 76t 13
2001 T. Owens SF 93 1,412 15.2 60t 16
2000 R. Moss Min 77 1,437 18.7 78t 15
1999 C. Carter Min 90 1,241 13.8 68 13
1998 R. Moss Min 69 1,313 19.0 61t 17
1997 C. Carter Min 89 1,069 12.0 43 13
1996 M. Jackson Bal 76 1,201 15.8 86t 14
  T. Martin SD 85 1,171 13.8 55 14
1995 C. Carter Min 122 1,371 11.2 60t 17
  C. Pickens Cin 99 1,234 12.5 68t 17
1994 S. Sharpe GB 94 1,119 11.9 49 18
1993 J. Rice SF 98 1,503 15.3 80t 15
  A. Rison Atl 86 1,242 14.4 53t 15
1992 S. Sharpe GB 108 1,461 13.5 76t 13
1991 J. Rice SF 80 1,206 15.1 73t 14
1990 J. Rice SF 100 1,502 15.0 64t 13
1989 J. Rice SF 82 1,483 18.1 68t 17
1988 M. Clayton Mia 86 1,129 13.1 45t 14
1987 J. Rice SF 65 1,078 16.6 57t 22
1986 J. Rice SF 86 1,570 18.3 66t 15
1985 D. Turner Sea 34 670 19.7 54 13
1984 M. Clayton Mia 73 1,389 19.0 65t 18
1983 R. Green Stl 78 1,227 15.7 71t 14
1982 W. Chandler SD 49 1,032 21.1 66t 9
1981 A. Jenkins Atl 70 1,358 19.4 67 13
  S. Watson Den 60 1,244 20.7 95t 13
1980 J. Jefferson SD 82 1,340 16.3 58t 13
1979 S. Morgan NE 44 1,002 22.8 63t 12
1978 J. Jefferson SD 56 1,001 17.9 46t 13
1977 N. Moore Mia 52 765 14.7 73t 12
1976 C. Branch Oak 46 1,111 24.2 88t 12
1975 M. Gray Stl 48 926 19.3 74t 11
  L. Swann Pit 49 781 15.9 43t 11
1974 C. Branch Oak 60 1,092 18.2 67t 13
1973 H. Jackson LA 40 874 21.9 69t 13
1972 G. Washington SF 46 918 20.0 62t 12
1971 P. Warfield Mia 43 996 23.2 86t 11
1970 D. Gordon Chi 71 1,026 14.5 69t 13
1969 W. Wells (AFL) Oak 47 1,260 26.8 80t 14
  L. Rentzel (NFL) Dal 43 960 22.3 75t 12
1968 K. Noonan (AFL) Mia 58 760 13.1 50t 11
  W. Wells (AFL) Oak 53 1,137 21.5 94t 11
  P. Warfield (NFL) Cle 50 1,067 21.3 65t 12
1967 A. Denson (AFL) Den 46 899 19.5 68t 11
  O. Taylor (AFL) KC 59 958 16.2 71t 11
  H. Jones (NFL) NYG 49 1,209 24.7 70t 13
1966 L. Alworth (AFL) SD 73 1,383 18.9 78t 13
  B. Hayes (NFL) Dal 64 1,232 19.2 95t 13
1965 L. Alworth (AFL) SD 69 1,602 23.2 85t 14
  D. Maynard (AFL) NYJ 68 1,218 17.9 56t 14
  B. Hayes (NFL) Dal 46 1,003 21.8 82t 12
  D. Parks (NFL) SF 80 1,344 16.8 53t 12
1964 L. Alworth (AFL) SD 61 1,235 20.2 82t 13
  B. Mitchell (NFL) Was 60 904 15.1 60 10
  J. Morris (NFL) Chi 93 1,200 12.9 63t 10
  B. Pope (NFL) LA 25 786 31.4 95t 10
1963 A. Powell (AFL) Oak 73 1,304 17.9 85 16
  T. Barr (NFL) Det 66 1,086 16.5 75t 13
  G. Collins (NFL) Cle 43 674 15.7 49t 13
1962 C. Burford (AFL) DalT 45 645 14.3 49 12
  F. Clarke (NFL) Dal 47 1,043 22.2 66t 14
1961 B. Groman (AFL) Hou 50 1,175 23.5 80t 17
  T. McDonald (NFL) Phi 64 1,144 17.9 66 13
1960 A. Powell (AFL) NYT 69 1,167 16.9 76 14
  S. Randle (NFL) Stl 62 893 14.4 57t 15
1959 R. Berry Bal 66 959 14.5 55t 14
1958 R. Berry Bal 56 794 14.2 54 9
  T. McDonald Phi 29 603 20.8 91t 9
1957 J. Mutscheller Bal 32 558 17.4 66t 8
1956 B. Howton GB 55 1,188 21.6 66 12
1955 H. Hill Chi 42 789 18.8 86 9
1954 H. Hill Chi 45 1,124 25.0 76 12
1953 P. Pihos Phi 63 1,049 16.7 59 10
  B. Wilson SF 51 840 16.5 61 10
1952 C. Box Det 42 924 22.0 77 15
1951 E. Hirsch LA 66 1,495 22.7 91 17
1950 B. Shaw ChiC 48 971 20.2 65 12