The career leaders in major statistical categories include a blend of Hall of Fame players as well as many of today’s NFL stars. Each Tuesday, thanks to Elias Sports Bureau, Profootballhof.com features the career leaders in four main statistical categories.


As of Dec. 30, 2013 (through Week 17)

WEEK 17 TOP 20 HIGHLIGHT:
Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson entered the Top 20 during his team’s season finale on Sunday. He is now the only active NFL runner ranked among the top 20 leading rushers of all time. He gained 41 yards on 13 carries against the Carolina Panthers in Week 17 to supplant Ricky Watters on the list. Jackson’s career total now stands at 10,681 yards.

Jackson was the first round selection (24th overall) of the St. Louis Rams in the 2004 NFL Draft. He gained a team record 10,135 yards in nine seasons with the Rams before joining the Falcons this season.

Also entering the Top 20 in Week 17 was San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin who now ranks among the career leaders in pass receptions.

Passer Rating | Receptions | Rushing Yards | Scoring 

Italics denotes Hall of Famers
Bold denotes players active during the 2013 season

PASSER RATING
1 Aaron Rodgers 104.93
2 Peyton Manning
97.22
3 Steve Young
96.81
4 Philip Rivers
95.97
5 Tony Romo
95.78
6 Tom Brady
95.73
7 Drew Brees
95.26
8 Kurt Warner
93.71
9 Ben Roethlisberger
92.59
10 Joe Montana
92.26
11 Matt Ryan 90.63
12 Chad Pennington
90.14
13 Matt Schaub
89.78
14 Daunte Culpepper 87.78
15 Jeff Garcia 87.54
16 Dan Marino
86.38
17T Trent Green
86.03
17T
Brett Favre
86.03
19 Carson Palmer
85.90
20 David Garrard
85.86
 Top 20 Passers (at start of 2013)

RECEPTIONS
1 Jerry Rice 1,549
2 Tony Gonzalez 1,325
3 Marvin Harrison 1,102
4 Cris Carter 1,101
5 Tim Brown 1,094
6 Terrell Owens
1,078
7 Isaac Bruce 1,024
8 Reggie Wayne
1,006
9 Hines Ward
1,000
10 Randy Moss
982
11 Andre Reed
951
12 Derrick Mason
943
13 Art Monk
940
14 Andre Johnson
927
15 Torry Holt
920
16
Keenan McCardell
883
17 Jason Witten
879
18 Jimmy Smith
862
19 Muhsin Muhammad 860
20 Anquan Boldin
857
Top 20 Receivers (at the start of the 2013)

RUSHING YARDS
1 Emmitt Smith 18,355
2 Walter Payton 16,726
3 Barry Sanders 15,269
4 Curtis Martin 14,101
5 LaDainian Tomlinson 13,684
6 Jerome Bettis 13,662
7 Eric Dickerson 13,259
8 Tony Dorsett 12,739
9 Jim Brown 12,312
10 Marshall Faulk 12,279
11 Edgerrin James 12,246
12 Marcus Allen 12,243
13 Franco Harris 12,120
14 Thurman Thomas 12,074
15 Fred Taylor 11,695
16 John Riggins 11,352
17 Corey Dillon 11,241
18 O.J. Simpson 11,236
19 Warrick Dunn 10,967
20 Steven Jackson
10,681
Top 20 Rushers (at the start of the 2013 season)

SCORING
1 Morten Andersen 2,544
2 Gary Anderson 2,434
3 Jason Hanson
2,150
4 John Carney
2,062
5 Adam Vinatieri
2,006
6 Matt Stover
2,004
7 George Blanda
2,002
8 Jason Elam
1,983
9 John Kasay
1,970
10 Norm Johnson 1,736
11 David Akers
1,721
12 Nick Lowery
1,711
13 Jan Stenerud
1,699
14 Ryan Longwell
1,687
15 Eddie Murray
1,594
16 Al Del Greco
1,584
17 Olindo Mare
1,555
18 Sebastian Janikowski
1,489
19 Steve Christie
1,476
20 Pat Leahy
1,470
Top 20 Scorers (at the start of the 2013 season)

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