Randy Moss, Rob Gronkowski and the Top 10 Most Receiving Touchdowns in a Single Season
Here’s one of those few receiving records Jerry Rice doesn’t hold. Well, he did hold it for twenty years.
Back in 1987, Jerry Rice pulled in a then-incredulous 22 regular season touchdowns, four more than any receiver before him, or after, until 2007.
As Tom Brady and the New England Patriots tore up the offensive record books that year, en route to a 16-0 regular season and the wrong end of one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history, Randy Moss surpassed Rice’s record by one.
So, with 23 receiving TDs, Randy Moss tops this list of the top 10 players with the most receiving touchdowns in a season.
Not all are wide receivers. The Pats’ tight end, Rob Gronkowski, caught 17 touchdowns just last season for the fifth most all time. Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch was a running back and end. And Don Hutson was technically an end, but known for being the first “true” wide receiver. Hutson is often credited with “inventing” the modern position.
Both Hirsch and Hutson played defense too, by the way.
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|1.||Randy Moss||23||2007||New England Patriots|
|2.||Jerry Rice||22||1987||San Francisco 49ers|
|3.||Mark Clayton||18||1984||Miami Dolphins|
|3.||Sterling Sharpe||18||1994||Green Bay Packers|
|5.||Carl Pickens||17||1995||Cincinnati Bengals|
|5.||Cris Carter||17||1995||Minnesota Vikings|
|5.||Rob Gronkowski||17||2011||New England Patriots|
|5.||Jerry Rice||17||1989||San Francisco 49ers|
|5.||Randy Moss||17||1998||Minnesota Vikings|
|5.||Elroy Hirsch||17||1951||Los Angeles Rams|
|5.||Bill Groman||17||1961||Houston Oilers|
|5.||Don Hutson||17||1942||Green Bay Packers|
|5.||Randy Moss||17||2003||Minnesota Vikings|