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Bo MatthewsYear2136.5110
Rick MoserYear155.05t1
Billy TaylorYear8718.9390
Kellen WinslowSan Diego Chargers88107512.267t10
Dwight ClarkSan Francisco 49ers85110513.078t4
Ted BrownMinnesota Vikings836948.4632
William AndrewsAtlanta Falcons817359.170t2
Joe SenserMinnesota Vikings79100412.7538
Steve LargentSeattle Seahawks75122416.357t9
James LoftonGreen Bay Packers71129418.275t8
Dan RossCincinnati Bengals7191012.8375
Alfred JenkinsAtlanta Falcons70135819.46713
Frank LewisBuffalo Bills70124417.8334
Charlie JoinerSan Diego Chargers70118817.0577
Joe WashingtonWashington Redskins705588.0323
Wes ChandlerYear69114216.651t6
Ozzie NewsomeCleveland Browns69100214.5626
Cris CollinsworthCincinnati Bengals67100915.174t8
Pat TilleySt. Louis Cardinals66104015.8753
Sammy WhiteMinnesota Vikings66100115.2533
Greg PruittCleveland Browns656369.8334
Gerry EllisGreen Bay Packers654997.746t3
John StallworthPittsburgh Steelers63109817.4555
J.T. SmithKansas City Chiefs6385213.5422
Mike PruittCleveland Browns634427.0211
Harold CarmichaelPhiladelphia Eagles61102816.985t6
Steve WatsonDenver Broncos60124420.795t13
Freddie SolomonSan Francisco 49ers5996916.460t8
Ahmad RashadMinnesota Vikings5888415.2537
Kevin HouseTampa Bay Buccaneers56117621.084t9
Art MonkWashington Redskins5689416.079t6
Jerry ButlerBuffalo Bills5584215.367t8
Paul CoffmanGreen Bay Packers5568712.5294
Lynn CainAtlanta Falcons554217.7282
Freddie ScottDetroit Lions53102219.3485
Duriel HarrisMiami Dolphins5391117.2552
Derrick RamseyOakland Raiders5267413.066t4
Dave PrestonDenver Broncos525079.8370
Bruce HarperNew York Jets524598.8241
Johnny PerkinsNew York Giants5185816.8806
Earl CooperSan Francisco 49ers514779.4500
Ottis AndersonSt. Louis Cardinals513877.6270
Randy McMillanBaltimore Colts504669.3311
Tony NathanMiami Dolphins504529.0313
Preston DennardLos Angeles Rams4982116.8644
Wilbert MontgomeryPhiladelphia Eagles4952110.6352
Terry MetcalfWashington Redskins4859512.4520
James WilderTampa Bay Buccaneers4850710.6381
Wesley WalkerNew York Jets4777016.4499
Tony HillDallas Cowboys4695320.763t4
Ray ButlerBaltimore Colts4683218.167t9
Don HasselbeckNew England Patriots4680817.6516
Sam McCullumSeattle Seahawks4656712.336t3
Ron SpringsDallas Cowboys463597.832t2
James BrooksSan Diego Chargers463297.229t3
Pete JohnsonCincinnati Bengals463207.0334
Jimmie GilesTampa Bay Buccaneers4578617.581t6
Wendell TylerLos Angeles Rams454369.767t5
Stanley MorganNew England Patriots44102923.476t6
Sherman SmithSeattle Seahawks444069.2281
Chuck MuncieSan Diego Chargers433628.4320
Rickey YoungMinnesota Vikings432966.9222
Gary ShirkNew York Giants4244510.6463
Cliff BranchOakland Raiders4163515.5531
Bennie CunninghamPittsburgh Steelers4157414.0303
Walter PaytonChicago Bears413799.2302
Ken BurroughHouston Oilers4066816.771t7
Joe CribbsBuffalo Bills4060315.165t7
Harold JacksonNew England Patriots3966917.2450
John JeffersonGreen Bay Packers3963216.2414
Ken MargerumChicago Bears3958415.0411
Jerome BarkumNew York Jets3949512.740t7
Mike RenfroHouston Oilers3945111.6431
Andy JohnsonNew England Patriots3942911.0361
Henry MarshallKansas City Chiefs3862016.364t4
Drew PearsonDallas Cowboys3861416.242t3
Roger CarrBaltimore Colts3858415.4433
Charlie SmithPhiladelphia Eagles3856414.8454
Riley OdomsDenver Broncos3851613.6285
Jack HolmesNew Orleans Saints382065.4190
Isaac CurtisCincinnati Bengals3760916.5682
Alfred JacksonAtlanta Falcons3760416.3496
Steve KreiderCincinnati Bengals3752014.1465
Curtis DickeyBaltimore Colts3741911.3503
Charle YoungSan Francisco 49ers3740010.8295
Rob CarpenterYear372817.6371
Franco HarrisPittsburgh Steelers372506.8261
Don McCauleyBaltimore Colts363479.6312
Billy CampfieldPhiladelphia Eagles363269.129t3
Earl CampbellHouston Oilers361564.3170
David HughesSeattle Seahawks352637.5222
Brian BaschnagelChicago Bears3455416.372t3
Lynn SwannPittsburgh Steelers3450514.9445
Tony ReedDenver Broncos343179.3330
Roy GreenSt. Louis Cardinals3370821.5604
Dave CasperHouston Oilers3357217.352t8
David HillDetroit Lions3346214.0344
Mark BrammerBuffalo Bills3336511.1242
Tommy VigoritoMiami Dolphins332377.231t2
Matt SuheyChicago Bears331685.1150
Rick UpchurchDenver Broncos3255017.2633
Junior MillerAtlanta Falcons3239812.4373
Tony DorsettDallas Cowboys3232510.273t2
Dave LoganCleveland Browns3149716.040t4
Billy WaddyLos Angeles Rams3146014.8460
Wayne WilsonNew Orleans Saints3138412.4554
Leonard ThompsonDetroit Lions3055018.394t3
Wallace FrancisAtlanta Falcons3044114.7364
Ricky FeacherCleveland Browns2965422.6483
Jimmy CefaloMiami Dolphins2963121.869t3
Jim SmithPittsburgh Steelers2957119.746t7
Guido MerkensNew Orleans Saints2945815.8501
Al DixonKansas City Chiefs2935612.3482
Don WarrenWashington Redskins2933511.6321
Theotis BrownYear2932811.3510
Adger ArmstrongHouston Oilers292789.6481
Billy SimsDetroit Lions2845116.181t2
Ricky ThompsonWashington Redskins2842315.1574
Leon BrightNew York Giants2829110.4360
Derrick JensenOakland Raiders282719.7210
Charles AlexanderCincinnati Bengals282629.465t1
Reggie RuckerCleveland Browns2753219.7491
Rickey WattsChicago Bears2746517.242t3
Mike HolstonHouston Oilers2742715.850t2
Dan DoorninkSeattle Seahawks2735013.080t4
Mel GraySt. Louis Cardinals2731011.541t2
Paul HoferSan Francisco 49ers272449.0220
Harlan HucklebyGreen Bay Packers272218.239t3
Charles WhiteCleveland Browns272198.1210
Kenny KingOakland Raiders272168.0300
Ricky PattonSan Francisco 49ers271957.231t1
Virgil SeayWashington Redskins2647218.2503
Bob ChandlerOakland Raiders2645817.6454
Nat MooreMiami Dolphins2645217.4522
Tony CollinsNew England Patriots262328.9220
Scott DierkingNew York Jets262288.8231
Butch JohnsonDallas Cowboys2555222.1555
Rick ParrosDenver Broncos252168.6261
Terry LeCountMinnesota Vikings2442517.743t2
Jerry EckwoodTampa Bay Buccaneers242138.9330
Joe RoseMiami Dolphins2331613.7502
Larry HardyNew Orleans Saints2327512.0271
James HadnotKansas City Chiefs232159.3200
Arthur WhittingtonOakland Raiders232139.3222
Toussaint TylerNew Orleans Saints231355.9180
Earnest GrayNew York Giants2236016.4452
Morris BradshawOakland Raiders2229813.529t3
Eric SieversSan Diego Chargers2227612.5323
Joe DelaneyKansas City Chiefs2224611.2610
Cullen BryantLos Angeles Rams221607.3390
Theo BellTampa Bay Buccaneers2131815.158t2
Reese McCallBaltimore Colts2131415.065t2
John SawyerSeattle Seahawks2127213.0300
Jeff GrothNew Orleans Saints2038019.0541
Johnny JonesNew York Jets2034217.147t3
Gordon JonesTampa Bay Buccaneers2027613.8441
Walt ArnoldLos Angeles Rams2021210.6242
Horace KingDetroit Lions2021110.6411
Keith KrepflePhiladelphia Eagles2021010.5265
Archie GriffinCincinnati Bengals201608.0171
Dwight ScalesSan Diego Chargers1942922.660t1
Billy Joe DuPreeDallas Cowboys1921411.333t2
Ronnie ColemanHouston Oilers1921111.1240
Wayne MorrisSt. Louis Cardinals191658.7210
Frank PollardPittsburgh Steelers191568.2260
Mike FriedeNew York Giants1825013.9431
Rick KaneDetroit Lions1818710.4401
Freeman McNeilNew York Jets181719.5181
Mike AugustyniakNew York Jets181448.0150
Tony GalbreathMinnesota Vikings181448.0230
Mike GumanLos Angeles Rams181307.2140
Dave WilliamsChicago Bears181267.018t2
Dexter BusseyDetroit Lions18925.1160
Ron EgloffDenver Broncos1723113.6401
Doug CosbieDallas Cowboys1722513.2285
Stan RomeKansas City Chiefs1720311.9231
Zachary DixonBaltimore Colts171699.9411
Calvin HillCleveland Browns171508.8232
Tom NewtonNew York Jets171046.1130
Drew HillLos Angeles Rams1635522.2453
Bobby JonesNew York Jets1623914.936t1
Cleo MillerCleveland Browns161398.7170
George RogersNew Orleans Saints161267.9250
Haven MosesDenver Broncos1524616.4301
Ron JessieBuffalo Bills1520013.3440
Bruce HardyMiami Dolphins1517411.6210
Derrick GaffneyNew York Jets1424617.6390
Greg LaFleurSt. Louis Cardinals1419013.627t2
Tom MulladyNew York Giants141369.7211
Willard HarrellSt. Louis Cardinals141319.462t1
Ronnie LeeMiami Dolphins14644.6111
Mike BarberHouston Oilers1319014.6351
M.L. HarrisCincinnati Bengals1318113.9422
Leon PerryNew York Giants1314010.8241
Raymond ChesterOakland Raiders13937.2151
Kevin LongNew York Jets13665.1183
Rich CasterYear1218515.4310
Henry ChildsLos Angeles Rams1214512.1391
James OwensTampa Bay Buccaneers1214512.1350
Mosi TatupuNew England Patriots1213211.0411
Clarence WilliamsSan Diego Chargers121089.0151
Nick GiaquintoYear12937.8252
Sam CunninghamNew England Patriots12927.7120
Terdell MiddletonGreen Bay Packers12867.2271
Eddie HillMiami Dolphins12736.1161
Rick WalkerWashington Redskins1111210.2241
Clarence HarmonWashington Redskins11988.9230
Mark NicholsDetroit Lions1022222.2591
Randy BurkeBaltimore Colts1015315.3240
Willie MillerLos Angeles Rams1014714.7200
Roland HooksBuffalo Bills1014014.0372
John CappellettiSan Diego Chargers1012612.6251
Robin EarlChicago Bears1011811.8241
Frank HawkinsOakland Raiders1010910.9350
Hubie OliverPhiladelphia Eagles10373.7270
Marcus AndersonChicago Bears924327.085t2
Malcolm BarnwellOakland Raiders919021.161t1
Wally HenryPhiladelphia Eagles914516.144t2
Mike WilsonSan Francisco 49ers912513.927t1
Walt EasleySan Francisco 49ers9626.9210
Doug KotarNew York Giants9323.6110
Perry HarringtonPhiladelphia Eagles9273.0120
Rodney ParkerPhiladelphia Eagles816821.055t2
Ulysses NorrisDetroit Lions813216.5340
Paul JohnsSeattle Seahawks813116.4341
John MistlerNew York Giants811914.9311
Todd ChristensenOakland Raiders811514.4302
Aundra ThompsonYear811113.9250
Ricky BellTampa Bay Buccaneers89211.5220
Jay SaldiDallas Cowboys88210.3181
Brooks WilliamsYear88210.3160
Sidney ThorntonPittsburgh Steelers8789.8300
Ted McKnightKansas City Chiefs8779.6230
Rich MartiniNew Orleans Saints8729.0150
Carlos CarsonKansas City Chiefs717925.653t1
Ronnie SmithYear716824.0422
Hoby BrennerNew Orleans Saints714320.4340
Lin DawsonNew England Patriots712618.0420
Don WestbrookNew England Patriots712217.4322
Jeff MooreLos Angeles Rams710515.0350
Lenvil ElliottSan Francisco 49ers78111.6190
Don CalhounNew England Patriots77110.1200
Mark van EeghenOakland Raiders7608.6130
Eric LaneSeattle Seahawks7588.3220
Wilbur JacksonWashington Redskins7517.3160
Roosevelt LeaksBuffalo Bills7517.3130
Curtis BrownBuffalo Bills7466.6101
Bob BruerMinnesota Vikings7385.4103
David VerserCincinnati Bengals616126.873t2
John SpagnolaPhiladelphia Eagles68313.8280
Doug MarshSt. Louis Cardinals68013.3201
Pat McInallyCincinnati Bengals66811.3200
John RigginsWashington Redskins6599.8220
Louie GiammonaPhiladelphia Eagles6549.0191
Rob LytleDenver Broncos6477.814t1
Cleveland FranklinBaltimore Colts6396.5100
James JonesDallas Cowboys6376.2160
Stump MitchellSt. Louis Cardinals6355.8161
Billy JacksonKansas City Chiefs6315.2101
Dave StiefSt. Louis Cardinals57715.4291
Willie ScottKansas City Chiefs57214.4261
Ken TolerNew England Patriots57014.0230
Lou PicconeBuffalo Bills56513.0160
Chris CombsSt. Louis Cardinals55410.8130
Dave YoungNew York Giants5499.8151
Jim JensenGreen Bay Packers5499.8160
Mike TiceSeattle Seahawks5479.4140
Lawrence McCutcheonBuffalo Bills5408.0170
Jewerl ThomasLos Angeles Rams5377.4130
Tim WilsonHouston Oilers5336.6110
Jim JodatSeattle Seahawks45213.0260
Mark McGrathSeattle Seahawks44711.8160
Eason RamsonSan Francisco 49ers44511.3160
Jim ObradovichTampa Bay Buccaneers44210.5161
Vince ThompsonDetroit Lions44010.0170
Vagas FergusonNew England Patriots4399.8200
Buster BarnettBuffalo Bills4369.0161
Russell DavisPittsburgh Steelers4348.5190
Greg HawthornePittsburgh Steelers4235.8120
Woody BennettMiami Dolphins4225.5100
Tracy PorterDetroit Lions36321.027t1
Carlos PennywellNew England Patriots34916.322t1
Wade ManningDenver Broncos34916.3340
Larry CanadaDenver Broncos33712.3201
Billy BrooksYear33712.3210
Doug DonleyDallas Cowboys33210.7170
John FloydSt. Louis Cardinals33210.7160
Gary LewisGreen Bay Packers33110.3150
Bill RingSan Francisco 49ers3289.3211
Curtis BledsoeKansas City Chiefs3279.0170
Louis JacksonNew York Giants3258.3190
Jim WrightDenver Broncos3227.3141
Mike ShumannSan Francisco 49ers3217.080
Randy GrossmanPittsburgh Steelers3196.314t1
Jeff MooreSeattle Seahawks3186.0100
Gregg McCraryWashington Redskins3134.3120
Ike ForteNew York Giants3113.760
Amos LawrenceSan Francisco 49ers3103.350
Andra FranklinMiami Dolphins362.03t1
James MayberryAtlanta Falcons341.360
Johnny DavisSan Francisco 49ers3-1-0.330
Leo LewisMinnesota Vikings25829.0520
Calvin SweeneyPittsburgh Steelers25326.5320
Danny FultonCleveland Browns23819.0270
Tim SmithHouston Oilers23718.5250
James MurphyKansas City Chiefs23618.0220
Ike HarrisNew Orleans Saints23316.5200
Byron FranklinBuffalo Bills22914.5160
Steve GroganNew England Patriots22713.5160
Fred NixonGreen Bay Packers22713.5190
Ken CallicuttDetroit Lions22412.0160
Sam HarrellMinnesota Vikings22311.5170
Mike CobbChicago Bears22010.0110
Tim SherwinBaltimore Colts2199.5110
Gordon BanksNew Orleans Saints2189.0120
Russ MikeskaAtlanta Falcons2168.0110
Kenny LewisNew York Jets2147.080
Jimmy RogersNew Orleans Saints2126.090
Roland HarperChicago Bears2105.080
Eddie Lee IveryGreen Bay Packers2105.080
Steve HowellMiami Dolphins294.550
Willie McClendonChicago Bears242.040
Mark MalonePittsburgh Steelers19090.090t1
Brian DeRooBaltimore Colts13838.0380
Willis AdamsCleveland Browns12424.0240
Chester WillisOakland Raiders12424.0240
Robert NewhouseDallas Cowboys12121.0210
Garry CobbDetroit Lions11919.0190
Al HarrisChicago Bears11818.0180
Pete HolohanSan Diego Chargers11414.0140
Steve RaibleSeattle Seahawks11212.0120
Gerald CarterTampa Bay Buccaneers11010.0100
Dave StuddardDenver Broncos11010.0100
Steve AugustSeattle Seahawks199.090
Matt CavanaughNew England Patriots199.090
Ray StrongAtlanta Falcons199.090
Danny PittmanNew York Giants188.080
Calvin MurrayPhiladelphia Eagles177.070
Scott StauchNew Orleans Saints177.070
Emanuel ZandersChicago Bears177.070
Ron CassidyGreen Bay Packers166.060
McDonald OdenCleveland Browns166.060
Dave LafaryNew Orleans Saints155.050
Brian PeetsSan Francisco 49ers155.050
Otis WonsleyWashington Redskins155.050
Hank BauerSan Diego Chargers144.04t1
Dennis BoydSeattle Seahawks133.03t1
Mike WilliamsKansas City Chiefs133.030
Karl SwankeGreen Bay Packers122.02t1
Ray PinneyPittsburgh Steelers111.01t1
Richard ToddNew York Jets111.010
Jimmy HargroveCincinnati Bengals100.000
Ken HuffBaltimore Colts1-1-1.0-10
Jeff BosticWashington Redskins1-4-4.0-40
Booker RussellPhiladelphia Eagles1-5-5.0-50
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