NFL: Top 20 Players with the Most Postseason Receiving Touchdowns

Jerry Rice With One Of His All-Time Leading 22 Postseason Receiving Touchdowns, This One Against The Denver Broncos In Super Bowl XXIV

Jerry Rice With One Of His All-Time Leading 22 Postseason Receiving Touchdowns – Against The Denver Broncos In Super Bowl XXIV

Yesterday, Sports List of the Day ran down the top 20 players with the most postseason receiving yards, so it only makes sense – in the midst of the 2014 NFL playoffs – to kick it up a notch.

The next logical uptick? How about most postseason receiving touchdowns?

Again, of course, it’s Jerry Rice (22) perched on the top rung – and again he’s nearly doubled his nearest competitor, second-best John Stallworth (12).

Actives (and still active this postseason), Reggie Wayne and Steve Smith, make another appearance here, and again Wayne is one play away from third all time, joining three familiar receivers (all played in the 2000’s) with 10 playoff TDs.

There’s one tight end…where is he?…17th. It’s another active – the San Francisco 49ers‘  Vernon Davis.

PLAYER TD* G POS. WITH CAREER SPAN
1. Jerry Rice 22 29 WR San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders 1985-2004
2. John Stallworth 12 17 WR Pittsburgh Steelers 1974-1987
3. Antonio Freeman 10 16 WR Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles 1995-2003
3. Randy Moss 10 15 WR Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots 1998-2010, 2012
3. Hines Ward 10 18 WR Pittsburgh Steelers 1998-2011
6. Larry Fitzgerald 9 7 WR Arizona Cardinals 2004-Present
6. Andre Reed 9 21 WR Buffalo Bills 1985-2000
6. Lynn Swann 9 16 WR Pittsburgh Steelers 1974-1982
6. Reggie Wayne 9 19 WR Indianapolis Colts 2001-Present
10. Anquan Boldin 8 14 WR Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers 2003-Present
10. Cris Carter 8 14 WR Minnesota Vikings 1987-2002
10. Ernest Givins 8 10 WR Houston Oilers 1986-1995
10. Michael Irvin 8 16 WR Dallas Cowboys 1988-1999
10. James Lofton 8 13 WR Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills 1978-1993
10. Drew Pearson 8 22 WR Dallas Cowboys 1973-1983
10. Steve Smith 8 10 WR Carolina Panthers 2001-Present
17. Dave Casper 7 9 WR Oakland Raiders 1974-1984
17. Vernon Davis 7 8 TE San Francisco 49ers 2006-Present
17. David Givens 7 8 WR New England Patriots 2002-2006
17. Art Monk 7 15 WR Washington Redskins 1980-1995
17. Jimmy Smith 7 9 WR Jacksonville Jaguars 1992-2005
17. Brandon Stokley 7 15 WR Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos 1999-2013
17. Amani Toomer 7 11 WR New York Giants 1996-2008

* 1970-present (post-merger, modern AFC-NFC NFL). Includes playoff games and Super Bowl.

Please check out my source, pro-football-reference.com, where I ran this query, and where you can see every post-merger player who scored on the fly.

Photo: Bill Haber, AP via beaumontenterprise.com

Posted on January 5, 2015, in NFL Football and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Dave Casper was also a tight end.

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