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Tracking Andre Johnson on the all-time receiving lists

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 16, 2012 – 11:31 am

Every week, we’ll track Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson as he climbs the all-time receptions and receiving yardage charts in his 10th NFL season.

Through nine games this season, Johnson has 46 catches for 597 yards. He now ranks 30th in NFL history in receptions (752) and 34th in receiving yards (10,253). The five-time Pro Bowler needs 15 receptions and 1,120 receiving yards to break into the top 25 all-time in both categories.

Stats and information in this post provided by the Texans’ communications department.

MOST RECEPTIONS, NFL HISTORY
Rk Player (Years) Rec.
27t James Lofton 1978-93 (16) 764
27t Eric Moulds 1996-07 (12) 764
29 Jason Witten* 2003-12 (10) 762
30 Andre Johnson* 2003-12 (10) 752
31t Michael Irvin 1988-99 (12) 750
31t Charlie Joiner 1969-86 (18) 750
33 Anquan Boldin* 2003-12 (10) 747
34 Larry Fitzgerald* 2004-12 (9) 744
35 Andre Rison 1989-00 (12) 743
36 Donald Driver* 1999-12 (14) 742
37 Steve Smith* 2001-12 (12) 738
38 Wes Welker* 2004-12 (9) 716
*indicates active players

Notes: Johnson passed Irvin and Joiner, both members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, with four catches in Week 10 at Chicago. He has averaged 5.74 receptions per game in his career, second-most in NFL history among players with 500 catches behind Marvin Harrison (5.80).

MOST RECEIVING YARDS, NFL HISTORY
Rk Player (Years) Yds.
31 Keyshawn Johnson 1996-06 (11) 10,571
32 Harold Jackson 1968-83 (16) 10,372
33 Lance Alworth 1962-72 (11) 10,266
34 Andre Johnson* 2003-12 (10) 10,253
35 Andre Rison 1989-00 (12) 10,205
36 Larry Fitzgerald* 2004-12 (9) 10,200
37 Donald Driver* 1999-12 (14) 742 10,125 13.6 85t 61
*indicates active players

Notes: Johnson became the 38th player in NFL history with 10,000 career receiving yards in Week 6 against Green Bay. He was the sixth-fastest player to reach 10,000 yards, doing so in his 128th career game. Johnson has averaged 78.3 receiving yards per game in his career, which is the highest in NFL history among players with at least 100 games played.


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