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AFL/NFL 1,000 Yard Receivers State by State Rank: Installment 3

Updated on November 27, 2014
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Larry Rankin analyzes sports, with an especially strong penchant for statistical breakdowns.

Section 3 of our database ranking states by 1,000 yard receivers produced analyzes states ranking between 12-18 in per capita score.

If you are only interested in an overview, installment 1 of this database provides a ranking table. A link to installment 1 and other installments is provided in the box to the right and additional links are provided at the bottom of the page.

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References

The information for this database was compiled using the following sources: Profootballreference.com, NFL.com, and Wikipedia.com.

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12. Pennsylvania

Per Capita Score: 290

1,000 Yard Performances: 37

Pennsylvania has had a number of good receivers, but Marvin Harrison stands out as one of the greatest to ever play the game. His 8 thousand yard performances are quite a feat, but active wide receiver Brandon Marshall is on his heals with 7.

Perhaps Harrison’s most impressive accomplishment, his 143 receptions in 2002, a formidable NFL record.

Pennsylvania: 1,000 Yard Receiving Performances

Year/Team
Name
Pos
Yds
Rec
Avg
TD
Lg
2002 Ind Colts
Marvin Harrison
WR
1,722
143
12.0
11
69
1999 Ind Colts
Marvin Harrison
WR
1,663
115
14.5
12
57
2001 Ind Colts
Marvin Harrison
WR
1,524
109
14.0
15
68
2012 Chi Bears
Brandon Marshall
WR
1,508
118
12.8
11
56
2000 Ind Colts
Marvin Harrison
WR
1,413
102
13.9
14
78
2006 Ind Colts
Marvin Harrison
WR
1,366
95
14.4
12
68
2007 Den Broncos
Brandon Marshall
WR
1,325
102
13.0
7
68
2000 Den Broncos
Ed McCaffrey
WR
1,317
101
13.0
9
61
1989 Buf Bills
Andre Reed
WR
1,312
88
14.9
9
78
1994 Buf Bills
Andre Reed
WR
1,303
90
14.5
8
83
2013 Chi Bears
Brandon Marshall
WR
1,295
100
13.0
12
44
2003 Ind Colts
Marvin Harrison
WR
1,272
94
13.5
10
79
2008 Den Broncos
Brandon Marshall
WR
1,265
104
12.2
6
47
1983 LA Raiders
Todd Christensen
TE
1,247
92
13.6
12
45
2011 Mia Dolphins
Brandon Marshall
WR
1,214
81
15.0
6
65
2007 NO Saints
Marques Colston
WR
1,202
98
12.3
11
45
2012 NO Saints
Marques Colston
WR
1,154
83
13.9
10
60
1986 LA Raiders
Todd Christensen
TE
1,153
95
12.1
8
35
1989 LA Rams
Flipper Anderson
WR
1,146
44
26.0
5
78
2005 Ind Colts
Marvin Harrison
WR
1,146
82
14.0
12
80
2011 NO Saints
Marques Colston
WR
1,143
80
14.3
8
50
2010 Den Broncos
Brandon Marshall
WR
1,120
101
11.1
10
75
2004 Ind Colts
Marvin Harrison
WR
1,113
86
12.9
15
59
1991 Buf Bills
Andre Reed
WR
1,113
81
13.7
10
55
1990 LA Rams
Flipper Anderson
WR
1,097
51
21.5
4
55
1961 Chi Bears
Mike Ditka
TE
1,076
56
19.2
12
76
2009 NO Saints
Marques Colston
WR
1,074
70
15.3
9
68
1998 Den Broncos
Ed McCaffrey
WR
1,053
64
16.5
10
48
2006 NO Saints
Marques Colston
WR
1,038
70
14.8
8
86
1968 Oak Raiders
Fred Biletnikoff
WR
1,037
61
17.0
6
82
1996 Buf Bills
Andre Reed
WR
1,036
66
15.7
6
67
2010 NO Saints
Marques Colston
WR
1,023
84
12.2
7
43
1999 Den Broncos
Ed McCaffrey
WR
1,018
71
14.3
7
78
2010 Mia Dolphins
Brandon Marshall
WR
1,014
86
11.8
3
46
1984 LA Raiders
Todd Christensen
TE
1,007
80
12.6
7
38
2008 Ari Cardinals
Steve Breaston
WR
1,006
77
13.1
3
58
1981 Min Vikings
Joe Senser
TE
1,004
79
12.7
8
53
Source

13. North Carolina

Per Capita Score: 284

1,000 Yard Performances: 28

North Carolina comes in at 13. Torry Holt’s 8 thousand yard seasons leads the way, and active tight end Jimmy Graham appears to be one of the most promising talents to ever play that position.

North Carolina: 1,000 Yard Receiving Performances

Year/Team
Name
Pos
Yds
Rec
Avg
TD
Lg
2003 Stl Rams
Torry Holt
WR
1,696
117
14.5
12
48
2000 Stl Rams
Torry Holt
WR
1,635
82
19.9
6
85
1983 Phi Eagles
Mike Quick
WR
1,409
69
20.4
13
83
1997 Pit Steelers
Yancey Thigpen
WR
1,398
79
17.7
7
69
2004 Stl Rams
Torry Holt
WR
1,372
94
14.6
10
75
2001 Stl Rams
Torry Holt
WR
1,363
81
16.8
7
51
1999 Det Lions
Germane Crowell
WR
1,338
81
16.5
7
77
2005 Stl Rams
Torry Holt
WR
1,331
102
13.0
9
44
2011 NO Saints
Jimmy Graham
TE
1,310
99
13.2
11
59
1995 Pit Steelers
Yancey Thigpen
WR
1,307
85
15.4
5
43
2002 Stl Rams
Torry Holt
WR
1,302
91
14.3
4
58
1985 Phi Eagles
Mike Quick
WR
1,247
73
17.1
11
99
2002 Sea Seahawks
Koren Robinson
WR
1,240
78
15.9
5
83
1995 Cin Bengals
Carl Pickens
WR
1,234
99
12.5
17
68
2013 NO Saints
Jimmy Graham
TE
1,215
86
14.1
16
56
2011 NY Giants
Hakeem Nicks
WR
1,192
76
15.7
7
68
2007 Stl Rams
Torry Holt
WR
1,189
93
12.8
7
40
2006 Stl Rams
Torry Holt
WR
1,188
93
12.8
10
67
1991 Hou Oilers
Haywood Jeffires
WR
1,181
100
11.8
7
44
1996 Cin Bengals
Carl Pickens
WR
1,180
100
11.8
12
61
1994 Cin Bengals
Carl Pickens
WR
1,127
71
15.9
11
70
1981 SF 49ers
Dwight Clark
WR
1,105
85
13.0
4
78
2010 NY Giants
Hakeem Nicks
WR
1,052
79
13.3
11
46
1984 Phi Eagles
Mike Quick
WR
1,052
61
17.2
9
90
1990 Hou Oilers
Haywood Jeffires
WR
1,048
74
14.2
8
87
2013 SD Chargers
Keenan Allen
WR
1,046
71
14.7
8
43
1998 Cin Bengals
Carl Pickens
WR
1,023
82
12.5
5
67
1949 Det Lions
Bob Mann
WR
1,014
66
15.4
4
64
Source

14. Georgia

Per Capita Score: 280

1,000 Yard Performances: 28

Georgia has had a number of good receivers, retirees like Hines Ward and Drew Hill, to name a few, but they also have the most prominent current receiver: Calvin Johnson.

For those of you who like obscure stats, Georgia’s own Elbert Dubenion holds the record for the fewest catches for 1,000 yards at the end of an AFL/NFL season with 42.

Georgia: 1,000 Yard Receiving Performances

Year/Team
Name
Pos
Yds
Rec
Avg
TD
Lg
2012 Det Lions
Calvin Johnson
WR
1,964
122
16.1
5
53
2011 Det Lions
Calvin Johnson
WR
1,681
96
17.5
16
73
2013 Det Lions
Calvin Johnson
WR
1,492
84
17.8
12
87
2012 Den Broncos
Demaryius Thomas
WR
1,434
94
15.3
10
71
2013 Den Broncos
Demaryius Thomas
WR
1,430
92
15.5
14
78
1999 Chi Bears
Marcus Robinson
WR
1,400
84
16.7
9
80
1981 Atl Falcons
Alfred Jenkins
WR
1,358
70
19.4
13
67
2008 Det Lions
Calvin Johnson
WR
1,331
78
17.1
12
96
2002 Pit Steelers
Hines Ward
WR
1,329
112
11.9
12
72
1996 Min Vikings
Jake Reed
WR
1,320
72
18.3
7
82
1994 Min Vikings
Jake Reed
WR
1,175
85
13.8
4
59
1985 Hou Oilers
Drew Hill
WR
1,169
64
18.3
9
57
1995 Min Vikings
Jake Reed
WR
1,167
72
16.2
9
55
2009 Pit Steelers
Hines Ward
WR
1,167
95
12.3
6
54
2003 Pit Steelers
Hines Ward
WR
1,163
95
12.2
10
50
1988 Hou Oilers
Drew Hill
WR
1,141
72
15.8
10
57
1964 Buf Bills
Elbert Dubenion
WR
1,139
42
27.1
10
72
1997 Min Vikings
Jake Reed
WR
1,138
68
16.7
6
56
2010 Det Lions
Calvin Johnson
WR
1,120
77
14.5
12
87
1986 Hou Oilers
Drew Hill
WR
1,112
65
17.1
5
81
1991 Hou Oilers
Drew Hill
WR
1,109
90
12.3
4
61
2013 Atl Falcons
Harry Douglas
WR
1,067
85
12.6
2
80
2008 Pit Steelers
Hines Ward
WR
1,043
81
12.9
7
49
1980 Atl Falcons
Alfred Jenkins
WR
1,035
58
17.8
6
57
1985 SD Chargers
Lionel James
RB
1,027
86
11.9
6
67
1990 Hou Oilers
Drew Hill
WR
1,019
74
13.8
5
57
2004 Pit Steelers
Hines Ward
WR
1,004
80
12.6
4
58
2001 Pit Steelers
Hines Ward
WR
1,003
94
10.7
4
34
Source

15. New Jersey

Per Capita Score: 247

1,000 Yard Performances: 22

Call me Ismail. Rocket and Qadry combine for four of New Jersey’s 22 thousand yard performances. As for the most prominent career to date, Irving Fryar by far has the best resume of New Jersey born receivers.

New Jersey: 1,000 Yard Receiving Performances

Year/Team
Name
Pos
Yds
Rec
Avg
TD
Lg
2011 NY Giants
Victor Cruz
WR
1,536
82
18.7
9
99
2009 Dal Cowboys
Miles Austin
WR
1,320
81
16.3
11
60
1997 Phi Eagles
Irving Fryar
WR
1,316
86
15.3
6
72
1994 Mia Dolphins
Irving Fryar
WR
1,270
73
17.4
7
54
1967 Phi Eagles
Ben Hawkins
WR
1,265
59
21.4
10
87
1996 Phi Eagles
Irving Fryar
WR
1,195
88
13.6
11
42
1999 Bal Ravens
Qadry Ismail
WR
1,105
68
16.3
6
76
1999 Dal Cowboys
Rocket Ismail
WR
1,097
80
13.7
6
76
2001 Cle Browns
Kevin Johnson
WR
1,097
84
13.1
9
55
1989 Den Broncos
Vance Johnson
WR
1,095
76
14.4
7
69
2012 NY Giants
Victor Cruz
WR
1,092
86
12.7
10
80
1974 Dal Cowboys
Drew Pearson
WR
1,087
62
17.5
2
50
1998 NY Jets
Wayne Chrebet
WR
1,083
75
14.4
8
63
1989 SF 49ers
John Taylor
WR
1,077
60
18.0
10
95
2001 Bal Ravens
Qadry Ismail
WR
1,059
74
14.3
7
77
2010 Dal Cowboys
Miles Austin
WR
1,041
69
15.1
7
69
1988 TB Bucs
Bruce Hill
WR
1,040
58
17.9
9
42
1979 Dal Cowboys
Drew Pearson
WR
1,026
55
18.7
8
56
1998 Car Panthers
Rocket Ismail
WR
1,024
69
14.8
8
62
1991 NE Patriots
Irving Fryar
WR
1,014
68
14.9
3
56
1991 SF 49ers
John Taylor
WR
1,011
64
15.8
9
97
1993 Mia Dolphins
Irving Fryar
WR
1,010
64
15.8
5
65
Source

16. Virginia

Per Capita Score: 242

1,000 Yard Performances: 20

With a 10,000 yard career, Gary Clark is probably the most consistent receiver to come out of Virginia. Had it not been for concussions, Al Toon may have been the best.

Virginia: 1,000 Yard Receiving Performances

Year/Team
Name
Pos
Yds
Rec
Avg
TD
Lg
1995 Det Lions
Herman Moore
WR
1,686
123
13.7
14
69
1991 Was Redskins
Gary Clark
WR
1,340
70
19.1
10
82
2002 Pit Steelers
Plaxico Burress
WR
1,325
78
17.0
7
62
1996 Det Lions
Herman Moore
WR
1,296
106
12.2
9
50
1997 Det Lions
Herman Moore
WR
1,293
104
12.4
8
79
1986 Was Redskins
Gary Clark
WR
1,265
74
17.1
7
55
1989 Was Redskins
Gary Clark
WR
1,229
79
15.6
9
80
2005 NY Giants
Plaxico Burress
WR
1,214
76
16.0
7
78
1986 NY Jets
Al Toon
WR
1,176
85
13.8
8
62
1994 Det Lions
Herman Moore
WR
1,173
72
16.3
11
51
1962 Stl Cardinals
Sonny Randle
WR
1,158
63
18.4
7
86
2013 Bal Ravens
Torrey Smith
WR
1,128
65
17.4
4
74
1990 Was Redskins
Gary Clark
WR
1,112
75
14.8
8
53
2004 Ind Colts
Brandon Stokley
WR
1,077
68
15.8
10
69
1988 NY Jets
Al Toon
WR
1,067
93
11.5
5
42
1987 Was Redskins
Gary Clark
WR
1,066
56
19.0
7
84
1993 Ind Colts
Reggie Langhorne
WR
1,038
85
12.2
3
72
2007 NY Giants
Plaxico Burress
WR
1,025
70
14.6
12
60
1963 Stl Cardinals
Sonny Randle
WR
1,014
51
19.9
12
68
2001 Pit Steelers
Plaxico Burress
WR
1,008
66
15.3
6
43
Source

17. Missouri

Per Capita Score: 199

1,000 Yard Performances: 12

The best receiver to ever come out of Missouri was probably a tight end. Kellen Winslow Sr. is a Hall of Famer and was an integral part of the high flying Chargers of the late 70s and early 80s.

Missouri: 1,000 Yard Receiving Performances

Year/Team
Name
Pos
Yds
Rec
Avg
TD
Lg
2010 Den Broncos
Brandon Lloyd
WR
1,448
77
18.8
11
71
1980 SD Chargers
Kellen Winslow
TE
1,290
89
14.5
9
65
1960 Den Broncos
Lionel Taylor
WR
1,235
92
13.4
12
80
1981 TB Bucs
Kevin House
WR
1,176
56
21.0
9
84
1961 Den Broncos
Lionel Taylor
WR
1,176
100
11.8
4
52
1983 SD Chargers
Kellen Winslow
TE
1,172
88
13.3
8
46
1965 Den Broncos
Lionel Taylor
WR
1,131
85
13.3
6
63
1963 Den Broncos
Lionel Taylor
WR
1,101
78
14.1
10
72
1981 SD Chargers
Kellen Winslow
TE
1,075
88
12.2
10
67
1995 Atl Falcons
Bert Emanuel
WR
1,039
74
14.0
5
52
1999 Cin Bengals
Darnay Scott
WR
1,022
68
15.0
7
76
1984 TB Bucs
Kevin House
WR
1,005
76
13.2
5
55
Source

18. California

Per Capita Score: 185

1,000 Yard Performances: 71

Hall of Famers, 10,000 yard careers, and numerous talented players throughout the ages, California has had it all, but being the most populous state in the U.S., many states outdo them on a per capita scale.

California: 1,000 Yard Receiving Performances

Year/Team
Name
Pos
Yds
Rec
Avg
TD
Lg
2005 Car Panthers
Steve Smith
WR
1,563
103
15.2
12
80
2008 Car Panthers
Steve Smith
WR
1,421
78
18.2
6
65
1988 LA Rams
Henry Ellard
WR
1,414
86
16.4
10
68
1994 Was Redskins
Henry Ellard
WR
1,397
74
18.9
6
73
2011 Car Panthers
Steve Smith
WR
1,394
79
17.6
7
77
1989 LA Rams
Henry Ellard
WR
1,382
70
19.7
8
53
1984 GB Packers
James Lofton
WR
1,361
62
22.0
7
79
2002 NY Giants
Amani Toomer
WR
1,343
82
16.4
8
82
2013 Phi Eagles
DeSean Jackson
WR
1,332
82
16.2
9
61
1983 GB Packers
James Lofton
WR
1,300
58
22.4
8
74
1990 LA Rams
Henry Ellard
WR
1,294
76
17.0
4
50
1981 GB Packers
James Lofton
WR
1,294
71
18.2
8
75
2001 TB Bucs
Keyshawn Johnson
WR
1,266
106
11.9
1
47
2004 KC Chiefs
Tony Gonzalez
TE
1,258
102
12.3
7
32
1989 SD Chargers
Anthony Miller
WR
1,252
75
16.7
10
69
2004 Ten Titans
Drew Bennett
WR
1,247
80
15.6
11
48
1989 Cle Browns
Webster Slaughter
WR
1,236
65
19.0
6
97
1980 GB Packers
James Lofton
WR
1,226
71
17.3
4
47
1954 LA Rams
Bob Boyd
WR
1,212
53
22.9
6
80
2000 KC Chiefs
Tony Gonzalez
TE
1,203
93
12.9
9
39
1964 Chi Bears
Johnny Morris
WR
1,200
93
12.9
10
63
1999 NY Giants
Amani Toomer
WR
1,183
79
15.0
6
80
2012 Car Panthers
Steve Smith
WR
1,174
73
16.1
4
66
2007 KC Chiefs
Tony Gonzalez
TE
1,172
99
11.8
5
31
1999 NY Jets
Keyshawn Johnson
WR
1,170
89
13.1
8
65
1978 NY Jets
Wesley Walker
WR
1,169
48
24.4
8
77
2006 Car Panthers
Steve Smith
WR
1,166
83
14.0
8
72
1992 SD Chargers
Anthony Miller
WR
1,162
84
13.8
7
66
2009 Phi Eagles
DeSean Jackson
WR
1,156
62
18.6
9
71
2001 Det Lions
Johnnie Morton
WR
1,154
77
15.0
4
76
1985 GB Packers
James Lofton
WR
1,153
69
16.7
4
56
2007 Cin Bengals
T.J. Houshmandzadeh
WR
1,143
112
10.2
12
42
1984 Atl Falcons
Stacey Bailey
WR
1,138
67
17.0
6
61
1998 NY Jets
Keyshawn Johnson
WR
1,131
83
13.6
10
41
1999 Det Lions
Johnnie Morton
WR
1,129
80
14.1
5
48
2001 SD Chargers
Curtis Conway
WR
1,125
71
15.8
6
72
1985 Dal Cowboys
Tony Hill
WR
1,113
74
15.0
7
53
2003 Car Panthers
Steve Smith
WR
1,110
88
12.6
7
67
1994 Den Broncos
Anthony Miller
WR
1,107
60
18.5
5
76
2007 Cle Browns
Kellen Winslow
TE
1,106
82
13.5
5
49
2000 NY Giants
Amani Toomer
WR
1,094
78
14.0
7
54
1989 Det Lions
Richard Johnson
WR
1,091
70
15.6
8
75
2002 TB Bucs
Keyshawn Johnson
WR
1,088
76
14.3
5
76
2004 Den Broncos
Ashley Lelie
WR
1,084
54
20.1
7
58
2006 Cin Bengals
T.J. Houshmanzadeh
WR
1,081
90
12.0
9
40
1995 Den Broncos
Anthony Miller
WR
1,079
59
18.3
14
62
2010 Buf Bills
Steve Johnson
WR
1,073
82
13.1
10
45
1991 Buf Bills
James Lofton
WR
1,072
57
18.8
8
77
1989 LA Raiders
Mervyn Fernandez
WR
1,069
57
18.8
9
75
1979 Dal Cowboys
Tony Hill
WR
1,062
60
17.7
10
75
1992 SD Chargers
Anthony Miller
WR
1,060
72
14.7
7
67
2008 KC Chiefs
Tony Gonzalez
TE
1,058
96
11.0
10
35
1997 Det Lions
Johnnie Morton
WR
1,057
80
13.2
6
73
2003 NY Giants
Amani Toomer
WR
1,057
63
16.8
5
77
2013 NE Patriots
Julian Edelman
WR
1,056
105
10.1
6
44
2010 Phi Eagles
DeSean Jackson
WR
1,056
47
22.5
6
91
1980 Dal Cowboys
Tony Hill
WR
1,055
60
17.6
8
58
2001 NY Giants
Amani Toomer
WR
1,054
72
14.6
5
60
1991 Stl Rams
Henry Ellard
WR
1,052
64
16.4
3
38
1996 Chi Bears
Curtis Conway
WR
1,049
81
13.0
7
58
2012 Buf Bills
Steve Johnson
WR
1,046
79
13.2
6
63
1995 Chi Bears
Curtis Conway
WR
1,037
62
16.7
12
76
1970 Buf Bills
Marlin Briscoe
WR
1,036
57
18.2
8
48
1988 NY Giants
Lionel Manuel
WR
1,029
65
15.8
4
46
1998 Det Lions
Johnnie Morton
WR
1,028
69
14.9
2
98
1986 NY Jets
Wesley Walker
WR
1,016
49
20.7
12
83
1996 Was Redskins
Henry Ellard
WR
1,014
52
19.5
2
51
1996 Pit Steelers
Charles Johnson
WR
1,008
60
16.8
3
70
1995 Was Redskins
Henry Ellard
WR
1,005
56
17.9
5
59
2011 Buf Bills
Steve Johnson
WR
1,004
76
13.2
7
55
2007 Car Panthers
Steve Smith
WR
1,002
87
11.5
7
74

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      Larry Rankin 3 years ago from Oklahoma

      DealForALiving: Thanks so much for dropping by.

      Yeah, these stat by state rankings are laden with research. At times it becomes difficult to keep it all straight. I am so glad you enjoyed it.

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      Sam Deal 3 years ago from Earth

      Wow, a lot of research here! Thanks for tackling this.

      Ditto.