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Tracking Andre Johnson on the all-time receiving lists

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 14, 2012 – 11:17 am

Andre Johnson vs DetroitEvery 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 13 games this season, Johnson has 82 catches for 1,209 yards. The five-time Pro Bowler is now tied for 25th in NFL history in receptions (788) and ranks 29th in receiving yards (10,865). This is his fifth 80-catch season and sixth 1,000-yard season and his fourth 1,200-yard season in the last five years.

Much of the stats and information below provided by the Texans’ communications department.

MOST RECEPTIONS, NFL HISTORY
Rk Player (Years) Rec.
21 Steve Largent 1976-89 (14) 819
22 Shannon Sharpe 1990-03 (14) 815
23t Henry Ellard 1983-98 (16) 814
23t Keyshawn Johnson 1996-06 (11) 814
25t Andre Johnson* 2003-12 (10) 788
25t Jason Witten* 2003-12 (10) 788
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 5.84 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.
25 Keenan McCardell 1992-2007 (16) 11,373
26 Steve Smith* 2001-12 (12) 11,277
27 Chad Johnson 2001-11 (11) 11,059
28 Joey Galloway 1995-10 (16) 10,950
29 Andre Johnson* 2003-12 (10) 10,865
30 Gary Clark 1985-95 (11) 10,856
31 Stanley Morgan 1977-90 (14) 10,716
32 Keyshawn Johnson 1996-06 (11) 10,571
33 Harold Jackson 1968-83 (16) 10,372
*indicates active players

Note: Johnson averages 80.5 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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