Victor Cruz and the Top 25 Most Receiving Yards in a Season

Victor Cruz

Victor Cruz (Getty)

How about the New York GiantsVictor Cruz?  Last year, his first season, he made his way into three games (with no receptions) before an injury sidelined him for the rest of the year.

This year, his second, he went for an unexpected 1,536 receiving yards – 24th most all time and most ever for a Giant.  Quite impressive.

2011 was a good year for receivers.  Calvin Johnson (7th) and Wes Welker (19th) both cracked the top 25.

In general, massive receiving yardage is a recent phenomenon.  Twenty of the top 25 achieved their mark 1995 or later.

Jerry Rice sits at the top as the only receiver to crack 1,800 yards.

1. Jerry Rice 1,848 1995 San Francisco 49ers
2. Isaac Bruce 1,781 1995 St. Louis Rams
3. Charley Hennigan 1,746 1961 Houston Oilers
4. Marvin Harrison 1,722 2002 Indianapolis Colts
5. Torry Holt 1,696 2003 St. Louis Rams
6. Herman Moore 1,686 1995 Detroit Lions
7. Calvin Johnson 1,681 2011 Detroit Lions
8. Marvin Harrison 1,663 1999 Indianapolis Colts
9. Jimmy Smith 1,636 1999 Jacksonville Jaguars
10. Torry Holt 1,635 2000 St. Louis Rams
11. Randy Moss 1,632 2003 Minnesota Vikings
12. Michael Irvin 1,603 1995 Dallas Cowboys
13. Rod Smith 1,602 2000 Denver Nuggets
13. Lance Alworth 1,602 1965 San Diego Chargers
15. David Boston 1,598 2001 Arizona Cardinals
16. Rob Moore 1,584 1997 Arizona Cardinals
17. Andre Johnson 1,575 2008 Houston Texans
18. Jerry Rice 1,570 1986 San Francisco 49ers
19. Andre Johnson 1,569 2009 Houston Texans
19. Wes Welker 1,569 2011 New England Patriots
21. Steve Smith 1,563 2005 Carolina Panthers
22. Roy Green 1,555 1984 St. Louis Cardinals
23. Charley Hennigan 1,546 1964 Houston Oilers
24. Victor Cruz 1,536 2011 New York Gianst
25. Marvin Harrison 1,524 2001 Indianapolis Colts
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