NFL: Odell Beckham, Mike Evans and Rookies with the Most Receiving Yards (All Time)

Anquan Boldin Holds The Rookie Record For Most Receiving Yards

Anquan Boldin Holds The Rookie Record For Most Receiving Yards

Where will New York Giants‘ rookie phenom, Odell Beckham, Jr., finish up? With 1,120 receiving yards (in only 11 games), the lock for 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year is already eighth all time amongst rookies.

His once-competition for the award, Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ wider receiver Mike Evans, sits at 997 yards through 14 games.

There’s one game left in the 2014 regular season, and the Giants will be facing the Philadelphia Eagles‘ 25th-best pass defense, but it will be essentially impossible for Beckham to break the all-time rookie record.

In 2003, the Arizona CardinalsAnquan Boldin caught for 1,377 yards. Beckham needs 257 yards in Week 17 to catch him.

Boldin broke Randy Moss‘ 1998 record. They are the only two rookie receivers with over 1,300 yards receiving.

Evans is on the cusp of making today’s list of every rookie with at least 1,000 yards caught. There are 17 of them.

Only one was a tight end: NFL analyst, Super Bowl winning coach and Hall of Famer, Mike Ditka.

PLAYER ROOKIE RECEIVING YARDS POS. ROOKIE SEASON TEAM
1. Anquan Boldin 1,377 WR 2003 Arizona Cardinals
2. Randy Moss 1,313 WR 1998 Minnesota Vikings
3. Billy Howton 1,231 WR 1952 Green Bay Packers
4. Michael Clayton 1,193 WR 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5. Terry Glenn 1,132 WR 1996 New England Patriots
6. Bill Brooks 1,131 WR 1986 Indianapolis Colts
7. Harlon Hill 1,124 WR 1954 Chicago Bears
8. Odell Beckham 1,120 WR 2014 New York Giants
9. Mike Ditka 1,076 TE 1961 Chicago Bears
10. Ernest Givins 1,062 WR 1986 Houston Oilers
11. A.J. Green 1,057 WR 2011 Cincinnati Bengals
12. Keenan Allen 1,046 WR 2013 San Diego Chargers
13. Joey Galloway 1,039 WR 1995 Seattle Seahawks
14. Marques Colston 1,038 WR 2006 New Orleans Saints
15. Cris Collinsworth 1,009 WR 1981 Cincinnati Bengals
16. Bob Hayes 1,003 WR 1965 Dallas Cowboys
17. John Jefferson 1,001 WR 1978 San Diego Chargers

Photo: Carlos Osorio, AP via nfl.com

Posted on December 24, 2014, in NFL Football and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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