Top 20 Series. There are many ways in which a player's success in the NFL is measured. One of the most obvious is a comparison of statistics. Each week during the NFL's regular season Profootballhof.com featured updated Top 20 lists for four main statistical categories.
Here, thanks to the help of Elias Sports Bureau, is an expanded look at Top 20 leaders in multiple NFL statistical categories. Check out where today’s stars compare to NFL greats at the start of the 2013 NFL Season. | Return to Top 20 at the Start of 2013>>>
CAREER NOTES. Veteran Reggie Wayne finished the season with 1,355 receiving yards, surpassing the 1,200-yard mark for the sixth time in his career. Only four other players were able to achieve this milestone in NFL history.
Wayne ranks 14th all-time in receiving yards.
2012 LEADER: Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions (1,964 yards)
SINGLE-SEASON NFL RECORD: Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions (1,964 yards in 2012)
Receiving Yards (at start of 2013 NFL Season)
* Pro Football Hall of Fame member
Bold - players active during 2012 season
Top 20 lists courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau