NFL Yearly Leaders - Receiving Yards

The following is a list of the NFL yearly receiving leaders ranked by receiving yards. 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 67 822 12.3 68 5
2017 A. Brown Pit 101 1,533 15.2 57 9
2016 T. Hilton Ind 91 1,448 15.9 63t 6
2015 J. Jones Atl 136 1,871 13.8 70t 8
2014 A. Brown Pit 129 1,698 13.2 63t 13
2013 J. Gordon Cle 87 1,646 18.9 95t 9
2012 C. Johnson Det 122 1,964 16.1 53 5
2011 C. Johnson Det 96 1,681 17.5 73t 16
2010 B. Lloyd Den 77 1,448 18.8 71 11
2009 A. Johnson Hou 101 1,569 15.5 72t 9
2008 A. Johnson Hou 115 1,575 13.7 65 8
2007 R. Wayne Ind 104 1,510 14.5 64 10
2006 C. Johnson Cin 87 1,369 15.7 74t 7
2005 S. Smith Car 103 1,563 15.2 80t 12
2004 M. Muhammad Car 93 1,405 15.1 51 16
2003 T. Holt Stl 117 1,696 14.5 48 12
2002 M. Harrison Ind 143 1,722 12.0 69 11
2001 D. Boston Ari 98 1,598 16.3 61t 8
2000 T. Holt Stl 82 1,635 19.9 85t 6
1999 M. Harrison Ind 115 1,663 14.5 57t 12
1998 A. Freeman GB 84 1,424 17.0 84t 14
1997 R. Moore Ari 97 1,584 16.3 47t 8
1996 I. Bruce Stl 84 1,338 15.9 70 7
1995 J. Rice SF 122 1,848 15.1 81t 15
1994 J. Rice SF 112 1,499 13.4 69t 13
1993 J. Rice SF 98 1,503 15.3 80t 15
1992 S. Sharpe GB 108 1,461 13.5 76t 13
1991 M. Irvin Dal 93 1,523 16.4 66t 8
1990 J. Rice SF 100 1,502 15.0 64t 13
1989 J. Rice SF 82 1,483 18.1 68t 17
1988 H. Ellard LA 86 1,414 16.4 68 10
1987 J. Smith Stl 91 1,117 12.3 38 8
1986 J. Rice SF 86 1,570 18.3 66t 15
1985 S. Largent Sea 79 1,287 16.3 43 6
1984 R. Green Stl 78 1,555 19.9 83t 12
1983 M. Quick Phi 69 1,409 20.4 83t 13
1982 W. Chandler SD 49 1,032 21.1 66t 9
1981 A. Jenkins Atl 70 1,358 19.4 67 13
1980 J. Jefferson SD 82 1,340 16.3 58t 13
1979 S. Largent Sea 66 1,237 18.7 55t 9
1978 W. Walker NYJ 48 1,169 24.4 77t 8
1977 D. Pearson Dal 48 870 18.1 67 2
1976 R. Carr Bal 43 1,112 25.9 79t 11
1975 K. Burrough Hou 53 1,063 20.1 77t 8
1974 C. Branch Oak 60 1,092 18.2 67t 13
1973 H. Carmichael Phi 67 1,116 16.7 73 9
1972 H. Jackson Phi 62 1,048 16.9 77t 4
1971 O. Taylor KC 57 1,110 19.5 82 7
1970 G. Washington SF 53 1,100 20.8 79t 12
1969 W. Wells (AFL) Oak 47 1,260 26.8 80t 14
  H. Jackson (NFL) Phi 65 1,116 17.2 65t 9
1968 L. Alworth (AFL) SD 68 1,312 19.3 80t 10
  R. Jefferson (NFL) Pit 58 1,074 18.5 62 11
1967 D. Maynard (AFL) NYJ 71 1,434 20.2 75t 10
  B. Hawkins (NFL) Phi 59 1,265 21.4 87t 10
1966 L. Alworth (AFL) SD 73 1,383 18.9 78t 13
  P. Studstill (NFL) Det 67 1,266 18.9 99t 5
1965 L. Alworth (AFL) SD 69 1,602 23.2 85t 14
  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 A. Powell (AFL) Oak 73 1,304 17.9 85 16
  B. Mitchell (NFL) Was 69 1,436 20.8 99t 7
1962 A. Powell (AFL) NYT 64 1,130 17.7 80t 8
  B. Mitchell (NFL) Was 72 1,384 19.2 81t 11
1961 C. Hennigan (AFL) Hou 82 1,746 21.3 80t 12
  T. McDonald (NFL) Phi 64 1,144 17.9 66 13
1960 B. Groman (AFL) Hou 72 1,473 20.5 92t 12
  R. Berry (NFL) Bal 74 1,298 17.5 70t 10
1959 R. Berry Bal 66 959 14.5 55t 14
1958 D. Shofner LA 51 1,097 21.5 92t 8
1957 R. Berry Bal 47 800 17.0 67t 6
1956 B. Howton GB 55 1,188 21.6 66 12
1955 P. Pihos Phi 62 864 13.9 40 7
1954 B. Boyd LA 53 1,212 22.9 80 6
1953 P. Pihos Phi 63 1,049 16.7 59 10
1952 B. Howton GB 53 1,231 23.2 90 13
1951 E. Hirsch LA 66 1,495 22.7 91 17
1950 T. Fears LA 84 1,116 13.3 53 7