Pittsburgh Steelers Single Season Receiving Leaders

Ranked by Receiving Average

The following are the Pittsburgh Steelers single season receiving leaders ranked by receiving average. Included are player stats for the Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) from 1945-2020, the Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) from 1940-1942 and the Pittsburgh Pirates (NFL) from 1933-1939. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Jimmy Orr is the Pittsburgh Steelers single season leader in receiving average with 27.58.

Players active with the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 30 receptions

      Receiving
Player Season Team Rec Yds Avg Lg TD
  J. Orr 1958 Pit 33 910 27.6 78t 7
  B. Dial 1960 Pit 40 972 24.3 70t 9
  R. Jefferson 1966 Pit 32 772 24.1 84t 4
  R. Shanklin 1973 Pit 30 711 23.7 67 10
  R. Shanklin 1970 Pit 30 691 23.0 81t 4
  B. Dial 1963 Pit 60 1,295 21.6 83t 9
  G. Ballman 1965 Pit 40 859 21.5 87t 5
  M. Wallace 2010 Pit 60 1,257 20.9 56t 10
  D. Stone 1991 Pit 32 649 20.3 89t 5
  P. Burress 2004 Pit 35 698 19.9 48 5
  G. Ballman 1964 Pit 47 935 19.9 47t 7
  B. Dial 1961 Pit 53 1,047 19.8 88t 12
  L. Swann 1979 Pit 41 808 19.7 65 5
  B. Dial 1962 Pit 50 981 19.6 62 6
  J. Stallworth 1978 Pit 41 798 19.5 70 9
  L. Lipps 1988 Pit 50 973 19.5 89t 5
  M. Wallace 2009 Pit 39 756 19.4 60t 6
  L. Lipps 1985 Pit 59 1,134 19.2 51 12
  J. Smith 1980 Pit 37 711 19.2 45t 9
  L. Lipps 1984 Pit 45 860 19.1 80t 9
  L. Lipps 1989 Pit 50 944 18.9 79t 5
  R. Jefferson 1968 Pit 58 1,074 18.5 62 11
  R. Mathews 1955 Pit 42 762 18.1 61 6
  S. Holmes 2007 Pit 52 942 18.1 83 8
  N. Washington 2006 Pit 35 624 17.8 49t 4
  J. Stallworth 1977 Pit 44 784 17.8 49t 7
  Y. Thigpen 1997 Pit 79 1,398 17.7 69t 7
  R. Shanklin 1972 Pit 38 669 17.6 57 3
  J. Stallworth 1984 Pit 80 1,395 17.4 51 11
  J. Stallworth 1981 Pit 63 1,098 17.4 55 5
  R. Mathews 1956 Pit 31 540 17.4 64 5
  E. Mills 1995 Pit 39 679 17.4 62t 8
  J. Orr 1959 Pit 35 604 17.3 43 5
  V. Jansante 1947 Pit 35 599 17.1 46 5
  M. Wheaton 2015 Pit 44 749 17.0 72t 5
  P. Burress 2002 Pit 78 1,325 17.0 62t 7
  J. Stallworth 1979 Pit 70 1,183 16.9 65t 8
  S. Holmes 2006 Pit 49 824 16.8 67t 2
  C. Johnson 1996 Pit 60 1,008 16.8 70t 3
  B. Shaw 2000 Pit 40 672 16.8 45t 4
  T. Tracy 1958 Pit 32 535 16.7 56 4
  J. Washington 2019 Pit 44 735 16.7 79t 3
  M. Wallace 2011 Pit 72 1,193 16.6 95t 8
  R. Mathews 1952 Pit 33 543 16.5 50 5
  G. Ballman 1966 Pit 41 663 16.2 79t 5
  L. Swann 1980 Pit 44 710 16.1 68t 7
  R. Jefferson 1969 Pit 67 1,079 16.1 63 9
  E. Nickel 1952 Pit 55 884 16.1 54 9
  A. Brown 2011 Pit 69 1,108 16.1 79t 2
  V. Jansante 1948 Pit 39 623 16.0 66 3