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Tracking Andre Johnson on the all-time receiving lists

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 6, 2012 – 11:25 am

Andre JohnsonEvery 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 12 games this season, Johnson has 74 catches for 1,114 yards. The five-time Pro Bowler now ranks 26th in NFL history in receptions (780) and 30th in receiving yards (10,770). This is his ninth season with at least 60 catches and sixth with 1,000 yards.

Much of the stats and information in this post were provided by the Texans’ communications department.

MOST RECEPTIONS, NFL HISTORY
Rk Player (Years) Rec.
22 Shannon Sharpe 1990-03 (14) 815
23t Henry Ellard 1983-98 (16) 814
23t Keyshawn Johnson 1996-06 (11) 814
25 Jason Witten* 2003-12 (10) 784
26 Andre Johnson* 2003-12 (10) 780
27 Marshall Faulk 1994-05 (12) 767
28 Chad Johnson 2001-11 (11) 766
29t James Lofton 1978-93 (16) 764
29t Eric Moulds 1996-07 (12) 764
*indicates active players

Note: Johnson averages 5.82 receptions per game in his career, the highest average in NFL history (minimum 500 receptions). He was the second-fastest player in NFL history to reach 700 receptions, doing so in his 120th career game (Week 12 at Jacksonville, 2011). Only Marvin Harrison did it faster (114 games).

MOST RECEIVING YARDS, NFL HISTORY
Rk Player (Years) Yds.
26 Steve Smith* 2001-12 (12) 11,168
27 Chad Johnson 2001-11 (11) 11,059
28 Joey Galloway 1995-10 (16) 10,950
29 Gary Clark 1985-95 (11) 10,856
30 Andre Johnson* 2003-12 (10) 10,770

31 Stanley Morgan 1977-90 (14) 10,716
32 Keyshawn Johnson 1996-06 (11) 10,571
33 Harold Jackson 1968-83 (16) 10,372
34 Lance Alworth 1962-72 (11) 10,266
*indicates active players

Note: Johnson averages 80.4 receiving yards per game in his career, which is the highest in NFL history (minimum 100 games). He was the sixth-fastest player to reach 10,000 yards, doing so in his 128th career game (Week 6 vs. Green Bay, 2012).


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