Minnesota Vikings’ All-Time Receiving TD Leaders
The Minnesota Vikings have been an NFL franchise since 1961, and over that span have been to the Super Bowl four times, losing every time, with the last time being 1976, when they lost to John Madden’s Oakland Raiders. Despite being a team with a winning tradition, the Vikings sure have had their spells of bad luck. They have also had some otherworldly talent, especially offensively. Here is a short list of the Vikings’ all-time leaders in receiving touchdowns to date:
Cris Carter (110)—Chris Berman used to say, “All he does is catch touchdowns,” and that is only part of the story of what a great wide receiver Cris Carter was. Carter played in Minnesota from 1990 to 2001, and he ranks first in Vikings’ history with 110 touchdown catches. Carter’s best season was 1995, when he had career highs in catches (122), receiving yards (1371) and touchdowns (17), with the TDs being an NFL high that season.
Randy Moss (92)—Randy Moss had two stints with Minnesota—1998 to 2004 and again briefly in 2010. Moss ranks second in franchise history with 92 touchdown catches. His best season was with New England in 2007 when he broke and NFL record with 23 TDs. But Moss’ best season in Minnesota was 2003. That year, Moss was a first team All Pro with career highs in catches (111) and receiving yards (1632, led the NFL), with 17 TDs.
Anthony Carter (52)—Anthony Carter played for the Vikings most of his career, from 1985 to 1993, and he ranks third in the team’s history with 52 touchdown catches. Carter caught a career best 8 TDs twice, in 1985 and 1990, and 1990 was probably his best season, as he had 70 catches for 1008 yards.
Sammy White (50)—Sammy White played for the Vikings his entire career, from 1976 to 1985, and he ranks fourth in their history with 50 touchdown catches. White’s best season overall was probably his rookie year of 1976. That year, he caught 51 passes for 906 yards and a career high 10 TDs.
Ahmad Rashad (34)—Ahmad Rashad played for Minnesota from 1976 to 1982, and ranks fifth in franchise history with 34 touchdown receptions. Rashad had his best season in 1979, when he went to the Pro Bowl with career highs in catches (80), receiving yards (1156), and touchdown catches (9).
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