Jerry Rice and the Most Receiving Touchdowns in NFL History

Jerry Rice Has More Receiving Touchdowns Than Anyone and Will for a Long While

Jerry Rice Has More Receiving Touchdowns Than Anyone and Will for a Long While

Jerry Rice is the all-time receiving touchdown leader, just three shy of 200.

An unbreakable record? Not necessarily. With the exponential uptick in the NFL‘s passing game over the last three decades – if the trend continues, perhaps one dynamic and resilient star can catch him.

But for now, no one’s really even close. Randy Moss is in second, 41 behind – 25 percent fewer touchdowns.

Active tight end Tony Gonzalez, who has played for 17 seasons, is 90 touchdowns off the pace.

There are only eight players with 100 or more receiving touchdowns. See them below, along with the top 20 all-time.  OK, I made it 21, so you can see where Larry Fitzgerald ranks, right on the border.

Anyway, about those past three decades? Fourteen of the 21 players below played during them.

PLAYER RECEIVING TD CAREER SPAN
1. Jerry Rice 197  1985-2004
2. Randy Moss 156  1998-2012
3. Terrell Owens 153  1996-2010
4. Cris Carter 130  1987-2002
5. Marvin Harrison 128  1996-2008
6. Tony Gonzalez 106  1997-present
7. Tim Brown 100  1988-2004
7. Steve Largent 100  1976-1989
9. Don Hutson 99  1935-1945
10. Isaac Bruce 91  1994-2009
11. Don Maynard 88  1958-1973
12. Andre Reed 87  1985-2000
13. Lance Alworth 85  1962-1972
13. Antonio Gates 85  2003-present
13. Hines Ward 85  1998-2011
13. Paul Warfield 85  1964-1977
17. Andre Rison 84  1989-2000
17. Tommy McDonald 84  1957-1968
17. Irving Fryar 84  1984-2000
17. Mark Clayton 84  1983-1993
21. Larry Fitzgerald 81 2004-present

Photo: totalprosports.com

Posted on October 26, 2013, in NFL Football and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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