Detroit Lions Career Receiving Leaders

Ranked by Receiving Average

The following are the Detroit Lions career receiving leaders ranked by receiving average. Included are player stats for the Detroit Lions (NFL) from 1934-2020 and the Portsmouth Spartans (NFL) from 1930-1933. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Leonard Thompson is the Detroit Lions career leader in receiving average with 16.90.

Players active with the Detroit Lions during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 200 receptions

      Receiving
Player Gms Rec Yds Avg Lg TD
1. L. Thompson 175 277 4,682 16.9 94t 35
2. T. Barr 102 227 3,810 16.8 80t 35
3. F. Scott 86 223 3,651 16.4 50 18
4. J. Chadwick 73 206 3,359 16.3 73 17
5. G. Cogdill 103 325 5,221 16.1 84t 28
6. C. Johnson 135 731 11,619 15.9 96t 83
7. M. Jones 53 213 3,318 15.6 73t 27
8. R. Williams 60 262 3,884 14.8 91t 29
9. C. Sanders 128 336 4,817 14.3 54 31
10. J. Morton 126 469 6,499 13.9 98t 35
11. H. Moore 145 670 9,174 13.7 93t 62
12. D. Hill 100 245 3,054 12.5 61 23
13. J. Gibbons 140 287 3,561 12.4 82t 20
14. B. Perriman 94 428 5,244 12.3 91t 25
15. G. Tate 71 416 4,741 11.4 73t 22
16. B. Pettigrew 93 301 2,965 9.9 35 17
17. B. Sanders 153 352 2,921 8.3 66t 10
18. J. Jones 85 285 2,318 8.1 46 10
19. T. Riddick 84 285 2,238 7.9 63 14