Players with the most receiving yards in NFL history (as of December 31st, 2017)*

Players in NFL history with most receiving yards 2017 The statistic depicts the National Football League players with the most receiving yards in the league's history (as of December 31st, 2017). Jerry Rice is the only player in NFL history with more than 20,000 receiving yards.
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Number of yards
Jerry Rice (1985-2004)22,895
Terrell Owens (1996-2010)15,934
Larry Fitzgerald (2004-2017)15,545
Randy Moss (1998-2012)15,292
Isaac Bruce (1994-2009)15,208
Tony Gonzalez (1997-2013)15,127
Tim Brown 1988-2004)14,934
Steve Smith (2001-2016)14,731
Marvin Harrison (1996-2008)14,580
Reggie Wayne (2001-2014)14,345
Andre Johnson (2003-2016)14,185
James Lofton (1978-1993)14,004
Cris Carter (1987-2002)13,899
Anquan Boldin (2003-2016)13,779
Henry Ellard (1983-1998)13,777
Torry Holt (1999-2009)13,382
Andre Reed (1985-2000)13,198
Steve Largent (1976-1989)13,089
Irving Fryar (1984-2000)12,785
Art Monk (1980-1995)12,721
Number of yards
Jerry Rice (1985-2004)22,895
Terrell Owens (1996-2010)15,934
Larry Fitzgerald (2004-2017)15,545
Randy Moss (1998-2012)15,292
Isaac Bruce (1994-2009)15,208
Tony Gonzalez (1997-2013)15,127
Tim Brown 1988-2004)14,934
Steve Smith (2001-2016)14,731
Marvin Harrison (1996-2008)14,580
Reggie Wayne (2001-2014)14,345
Andre Johnson (2003-2016)14,185
James Lofton (1978-1993)14,004
Cris Carter (1987-2002)13,899
Anquan Boldin (2003-2016)13,779
Henry Ellard (1983-1998)13,777
Torry Holt (1999-2009)13,382
Andre Reed (1985-2000)13,198
Steve Largent (1976-1989)13,089
Irving Fryar (1984-2000)12,785
Art Monk (1980-1995)12,721
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The statistic depicts the National Football League players with the most receiving yards in the league's history (as of December 31st, 2017). Jerry Rice is the only player in NFL history with more than 20,000 receiving yards.
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Release date
January 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
up to December 31st, 2017
Supplementary notes
* Regular season

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