In American football, yards gained on a forward pass play are credited to the receiver as receiving yards. In the National Football League (NFL), 48 players have gained at least 10,000 receiving yards in their career: all but four are wide receivers; the rest are tight ends. Wide receiver Jerry Rice is the NFL's all-time leader in receiving yards, with 22,895. He is the only player to surpass 18,000 yards. Larry Fitzgerald is the only player nearing this milestone. Here are the 50 players with the most receiving yards:
Regular season career receiving yards leaders
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|*||Denotes player who is still active in the NFL|
Through Week 8 of 2020 season
Active players not in top 50 but have at least 9,000 receiving yards
Through Week 8 of 2020 season; includes ranking.
|1||Demaryius Thomas||9,763 (52nd)|
|2||DeAndre Hopkins||9,306 (56th)|
|3||A.J. Green||9,204 (58th)|
Players with at least 1,000 post season receiving yards
- List of National Football League career receiving touchdowns leaders
- List of National Football League career receptions leaders
- "NFL Receiving Yards Career Playoffs Leaders". ProFootballReference.com. Retrieved 8 February 2019.