Witten's big day

10/31/2012

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten made history during Week 8’s game against their division rival New York Giants. Three days later, two mementos from Witten arrived at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

He set the NFL record for most catches in a game by a tight end. He finished the day with 18 receptions, 13 of which came in the second half, for 167 yards. The gloves he wore and a ball used in the game were donated to the Hall of Fame and will go on exhibit inside the Hall’s Pro Football Today Gallery.

He had shared the previous mark for most catches (15) in a game by a tight end with Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow, Sr. Witten’s reception total also ties him for third-most by any player in NFL history.


MOST RECEPTIONS IN A GAME
21 - Brandon Marshall, Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts, Dec. 13, 2009
20 - Terrell Owens, San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears, Dec. 17, 2000
18 - Tom Fears, Los Angeles Rams vs. Green Bay Packers, Dec. 3, 1950
18 - Brandon Marshall, Denver Broncos vs San Diego Chargers, Sept. 14, 2008
18 - Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants, Oct. 28, 2012

MOST RECEPTIONS IN A GAME BY A TIGHT END
18 - Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants, Oct. 28, 2012
15 - Kellen Winslow, Sr., San Diego Chargers at Green Bay Packers, Oct. 7, 1984
15 - Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys at Detroit Lions, Dec. 9, 2007
14 - Tied by five players

WITTEN'S 18 RECEPTIONS
  DRIVE NUMBER QTR DOWN & DISTANCE/YD LINE YARDS ON CATCH
1 4 2 1st and 10 on the DAL 20 11
2 6 2 1st and 10 on the DAL 48 7
3 7 2 1st and 10 on the DAL 28 9
4 7 2 2nd and 10 on NYG 24 20
5 8 2 1st and 10 on DAL 12 9
6 10 3 1st and 10 on DAL 34 8
7 10 3 1st and 10 on NYG 28 8
8 11 3 1st and 10 on NYG 26 6
9 11 3 3rd and 4 on NYG 20 5
10 11 3 1st and 10 on NYG 15 14
11 13 4 1st and 10 on DAL 32 6
12 14 4 1st and 10 on DAL 27 10
13 14 4 1st and 10 on DAL 37 9
14 14 4 2 and 1 on DAL 46 9
15 14 4 1st and 10 on NYG 28 9
16 15 4 2nd and 10 on DAL 30 13
17 15 4 1st and 10 on NYG 41 4
18 15 4 3rd and 6 on NYG 37 10

Fears, Tom, Winslow, Kellen, Dallas Cowboys
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