There are many ways in which a player's success in the NFL is measured. One of the most obvious and easiest yardsticks to use are statistics. Each week during the NFL's regular season we've provided updated Top 20 lists for four main statistical categories. Now, with the help from Elias Sports Bureau, we are rolling out our expanded season's end lists so you can compare today's stars with the greatest of all-time.

1 Jerry Rice* 22,895   Career Notes:
Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers added 381 yards to his career total in 2011 as he broke into the Top 20 list at the 18th position. Ward averaged 8.3 yards per catch and found the end zone twice. 


Season at a glance:
2011 LEADER: Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions (1,681 yards)

Single-Season NFL Record: Jerry Rice*, San Francisco 49ers (1,848 yards in 1995)

* Pro Football Hall of Fame member
Italics - players active during 2011 season
Top 20 lists courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau

Return to Top 20 at the Start of 2012>>>

2 Terrell Owens
15,934
3 Isaac Bruce 15,208
4 Tim Brown 14,934
5 Randy Moss 14,858
6 Marvin Harrison 14,580
7 James Lofton* 14,004
8 Cris Carter 13,899
9 Henry Ellard 13,777
10 Torry Holt 13,382
11 Tony Gonzalez 13,338
12 Andre Reed 13,198
13 Steve Largent* 13,089
14 Irving Fryar 12,785
15 Art Monk* 12,721
16 Jimmy Smith 12,287
17 Charlie Joiner* 12,146
18 Hines Ward  12,083
19 Derrick Mason
 12,061
20 Michael Irvin*  11,904