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AFL/NFL 1,000 Yard Receivers State by State Rank: Installment 2

Updated on November 27, 2014
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This is a continuation of state by state per capita ranks for production of 1,000 yard receivers in AFL/NFL history. If you just want an overview of per capita and overall number rankings, they can be found at the beginning of installment 1.

A link to installment 1 and other installments can be found in the box to your right and at the bottom of this segment of the database. Other state by state football rankings can be found at the Larry Rankin profile in the upper right-hand corner or at the bottom of this page.

In this section of state by state 1,000 yard receiver production, we will have detailed analysis of receivers from states ranking 6-11 in per capita score.

References

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

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Source

6. South Carolina

Per Capita Score: 439.81

1,000 Yard Performances: 21

Coming in sixth in per capita score is South Carolina. There list is composed of a number of good receivers. Roddy White’s 6 thousand yard performances leads the way.

South Carolina: 1,000 Yard Receiving Performances

Year/Team
Name
Pos
Yds
Rec
Avg
TD
Lg
1995 GB Packers
Robert Brooks
WR
1,497
102
14.7
13
99
1986 NE Patriots
Stanley Morgan
WR
1,491
84
17.8
10
44
2013 Cin Bengals
A.J. Green
WR
1,426
98
14.6
11
82
2013 Chi Bears
Alshon Jeffery
WR
1,421
89
16.0
7
80
2010 Atl Falcons
Roddy White
WR
1,389
115
12.1
10
46
2008 Atl Falcons
Roddy White
WR
1,382
115
12.1
10
46
2012 Atl Falcons
Roddy White
WR
1,351
92
14.7
7
59
2012 Cin Bengals
A.J. Green
WR
1,350
97
13.9
11
73
2009 Min Vikings
Sidney Rice
WR
1,312
83
15.8
8
63
2011 Atl Falcons
Roddy White
WR
1,296
100
13.0
8
43
1983 Was Redskins
Charlie Brown
WR
1,225
78
15.7
8
75
2007 Atl Falcons
Roddy White
WR
1,202
83
14.5
6
69
2001 NE Patriots
Troy Brown
WR
1,199
101
11.9
5
60
1994 NE Patriots
Ben Coates
TE
1,174
96
12.2
7
62
2009 Atl Falcons
Roddy White
WR
1,153
85
13.6
11
90
2007 Sea Seahawks
Bobby Engram
WR
1,147
94
12.2
6
49
2011 Cin Bengals
A.J. Green
WR
1,057
65
16.3
7
58
1972 Min Vikings
John Gilliam
WR
1,035
47
22.0
7
66
1981 NE Patriots
Stanley Morgan
WR
1,029
44
23.4
6
76
1997 GB Packers
Robert Brooks
WR
1,010
60
16.8
7
48
1979 NE Patriots
Stanley Morgan
WR
1,002
44
22.8
12
63
Source

7. Oklahoma

Per Capita Score: 416

1,000 Yard Performances: 16

He wasn’t fast, he wasn’t big, and he sure wasn’t flashy, yet Steve Largent was one of the most prolific receivers in NFL history, especially for his era.

Many forget that for a period in the late 80s and early 90s he was the career yardage record holder. Another receiver of note from Oklahoma: Wes Welker.

Oklahoma: 1,000 Yard Receiving Performances

Year/Team
Name
Pos
Yds
Rec
Avg
TD
Lg
2011 NE Patriots
Wes Welker
WR
1,569
122
12.9
9
99
2012 NE Patriots
Wes Welker
WR
1,354
118
11.5
6
59
2009 NE Patriots
Wes Welker
WR
1,348
123
11.0
4
58
1963 Pit Steelers
Buddy Dial
WR
1,295
60
21.6
9
83
1985 Sea Seahawks
Steve Largent
WR
1,287
79
16.3
6
43
1979 Sea Seahawks
Steve Largent
WR
1,237
66
18.7
9
55
1981 Sea Seahawks
Steve Largent
WR
1,224
75
16.3
9
57
2007 NE Patriots
Wes Welker
WR
1,175
112
10.5
8
42
1978 Sea Seahawks
Steve Largent
WR
1,168
71
16.5
8
57
2008 NE Patriots
Wes Welker
WR
1,165
111
10.5
3
64
1984 Sea Seahawks
Steve Largent
WR
1,164
74
15.7
12
65
1976 Bal Colts
Roger Carr
WR
1,112
43
25.9
11
79
1983 Sea Seahawks
Steve Largent
WR
1,074
72
14.9
11
46
1986 Sea Seahawks
Steve Largent
WR
1,070
70
15.3
9
38
1980 Sea Seahawks
Steve Largent
WR
1,064
66
16.1
6
67
1961 Pit Steelers
Buddy Dial
WR
1,047
53
19.8
12
88
Source

8. Michigan

Per Capita Score: 414.3

1,000 Yard Performances: 41

With Jimmy Smith, Muhsin Muhammad, Derrick Mason, and Andre Rison all having finished with over 10,000 career yards, Michigan’s production of thousand yard receivers is a fairly recent phenomenon.

Michigan: 1,000 Yard Receiving Performances

Year/Team
Name
Pos
Yds
Rec
Avg
TD
Lg
1999 Jax Jaguars
Jimmy Smith
WR
1,636
116
14.1
6
62
2004 Car Panthers
Muhsin Muhammad
WR
1,405
93
15.1
16
51
2000 KC Chiefs
Derrick Alexander
WR
1,391
78
17.8
10
81
2001 Jax Jaguars
Jimmy Smith
WR
1,373
112
12.3
8
35
1994 Atl Falcons
Terance Mathis
WR
1,342
111
12.1
11
81
1997 Jax Jaguars
Jimmy Smith
WR
1,324
82
16.1
4
75
2003 Ten Titans
Derrick Mason
WR
1,303
95
13.7
8
50
2008 GB Packers
Greg Jennings
WR
1,292
80
16.2
9
63
2007 Cle Browns
Braylon Edwards
WR
1,289
80
16.1
16
78
2010 GB Packers
Greg Jennings
WR
1,265
76
16.6
12
86
1999 Car Panthers
Muhsin Muhammad
WR
1,253
96
13.1
8
60
1996 Jax Jaguars
Jimmy Smith
WR
1,244
83
15.0
7
62
1993 Atl Falcons
Andre Rison
WR
1,242
86
14.4
15
53
2000 Jax Jaguars
Jimmy Smith
WR
1,213
91
13.3
8
65
1990 Atl Falcons
Andre Rison
WR
1,208
82
14.7
10
75
1999 Was Redskins
Michael Westbrook
WR
1,191
65
18.3
9
65
2000 Car Panthers
Muhsin Muhammad
WR
1,183
102
11.6
6
36
1998 Jax Jaguars
Jimmy Smith
WR
1,182
78
15.2
8
72
2004 Jax Jaguars
Jimmy Smith
WR
1,172
74
15.8
6
65
2004 Ten Titans
Derrick Mason
WR
1,168
96
12.2
7
37
2009 SD Chargers
Antonio Gates
TE
1,157
79
14.6
8
56
1998 Atl Falcons
Terance Mathis
WR
1,136
64
17.8
11
78
2001 Ten Titans
Derrick Mason
WR
1,128
73
15.5
9
71
1992 Atl Falcons
Andre Rison
WR
1,119
93
12.0
11
71
2009 GB Packers
Greg Jennings
WR
1,113
68
16.4
4
83
2005 SD Chargers
Antonio Gates
TE
1,101
89
12.4
10
38
1996 Bal Ravens
Derrick Alexander
WR
1,099
62
17.7
9
64
1997 KC Chiefs
Andre Rison
WR
1,092
72
15.2
7
45
1994 Atl Falcons
Andre Rison
WR
1,088
81
13.4
88
69
2007 Bal Ravens
Derrick Mason
WR
1,087
103
10.6
5
79
1963 Det Lions
Terry Barr
WR
1,086
66
16.5
13
75
2005 Bal Ravens
Derrick Mason
WR
1,073
86
12.5
3
39
1995 Atl Falcons
Terance Mathis
WR
1,039
78
13.3
9
54
2008 Bal Ravens
Derrick Mason
WR
1,037
80
13.0
5
54
1964 Det Lions
Terry Barr
WR
1,030
57
18.1
9
58
2009 Bal Ravens
Derrick Mason
WR
1,028
73
14.1
7
72
2002 Jax Jaguars
Jimmy Smith
WR
1,027
80
12.8
7
47
2005 Jax Jaguars
Jimmy Smith
WR
1,023
70
14.6
6
45
1999 Atl Falcons
Terance Mathis
WR
1,016
81
12.5
6
52
2002 Ten Titans
Derrick Mason
WR
1,012
79
12.8
5
40
1997 Bal Ravens
Derrick Alexander
WR
1,009
65
15.5
9
92
Source

9. Alabama

Per Capita Score: 413.8

1,000 Yard Performances: 20

Like him or hate him, Terrell Owens’ 9 thousand yard performances leads the way for the state of Alabama.

Other greats from Alabama: wide receiver John Stallworth and tight end Ozzie Newsome.

Alabama: 1,000 Yard Receiving Performances

Year/Team
Name
Pos
Yds
Rec
Avg
TD
Lg
2000 SF 49ers
Terrell Owens
WR
1,451
97
15.0
13
69
2001 SF 49ers
Terrell Owens
WR
1,412
93
15.2
16
60
1984 Pit Steelers
John Stallworth
WR
1,395
80
17.4
11
51
2007 Dal Cowboys
Terrell Owens
WR
1,355
81
16.7
15
52
2002 SF 49ers
Terrell Owens
WR
1,300
100
13.0
13
76
2004 Phi Eagles
Terrell Owens
WR
1,200
77
15.6
14
59
2012 Atl Falcons
Julio Jones
WR
1,198
79
15.2
10
80
1979 Pit Steelers
John Stallworth
WR
1,183
70
16.9
8
65
2006 Dal Cowboys
Terrell Owens
WR
1,180
85
13.9
13
56
2007 NY Jets
Jerricho Cotchery
WR
1,130
82
13.8
2
50
1956 Chi Bears
Harlon Hill
WR
1,128
47
24.0
11
79
1954 Chi Bears
Harlon Hill
WR
1,124
45
25.0
12
76
2003 SF 49ers
Terrell Owens
WR
1,102
80
13.8
9
75
1970 SF 49ers
Gene Washington
WR
1,100
53
20.8
12
79
1981 Pit Steel
John Stalworth
WR
1,098
63
17.4
5
55
1998 SF 49ers
Terrell Owens
WR
1,097
67
16.4
14
7
1961 LA Rams
Red Phillips
WR
1,092
78
14.0
5
69
2008 Dal Cowboys
Terrell Owens
WR
1,052
69
15.2
10
75
1981 Cle Browns
Ozzie Newsome
TE
1,002
69
14.5
6
62
1984 Cle Browns
Ozzie Newsome
TE
1,001
89
11.2
5
52
Source

10. Ohio

Per Capita Score: 363

1,000 Yard Performances: 42

Among the many good receivers on Ohio’s list, Hall of Famer Cris Carter stands out the most.

Ohio: 1,000 Yard Receiving Performances

Year/Team
Name
Pos
Yds
Rec
Avg
TD
Lg
1960 Hou Oilers
Bill Groman
WR
1,473
72
20.5
12
92
1995 Min Vikings
Cris Carter
WR
1,371
122
11.2
17
60
1995 Chi Bears
Jeff Graham
WR
1,301
82
15.9
4
51
2006 Buf Bills
Lee Evans
WR
1,292
82
15.8
8
83
2005 TB Bucs
Joey Galloway
WR
1,287
83
15.5
10
80
2000 Min Vikings
Cris Carter
WR
1,274
96
13.3
9
53
1994 Min Vikings
Cris Carter
WR
1,256
122
10.3
7
65
2002 Buf Bills
Peerless Price
WR
1,252
94
13.3
9
73
1999 Min Vikings
Cris Carter
WR
1,241
90
13.8
13
68
1989 Cin Bnegals
Tim McGee
WR
1,211
65
18.6
8
74
2004 Sea Seahawks
Darrell Jackson
WR
1,199
87
13.8
7
56
1961 Hou Oilers
Bill Groman
WR
1,175
50
23.5
17
80
1996 Min Vikings
Cris Carter
WR
1,163
96
12.1
10
43
1999 NE Patriots
Terry Glenn
WR
1,147
69
16.6
4
67
2003 Sea Seahawks
Darrell Jackson
WR
1,137
68
16.7
9
80
2005 Dal Cowboys
Terry Glenn
WR
1,136
62
18.3
7
71
1996 NE Patriots
Terry Glenn
WR
1,132
90
12.6
6
37
1983 Cin Bengals
Cris Collinsworth
WR
1,130
66
17.1
5
63
1985 Cin Bengals
Cris Collinsworth
WR
1,125
65
17.3
5
71
2005 Mia Dolphins
Chris Chambers
WR
1,118
82
13.6
11
77
2006 Det Lions
Mike Furrey
WR
1,086
98
11.1
6
31
2012 Mia Dolphins
Brian Hartline
WR
1,083
74
14.6
1
80
2001 Sea Seahawks
Darrell Jackson
WR
1,081
70
15.4
8
64
1993 Min Vikigs
Cris Carter
WR
1,071
86
12.5
9
58
1997 Min Vikings
Cris Carter
WR
1,069
89
12.0
13
43
1968 Cle Browns
Paul Warfield
WR
1,067
50
21.3
12
65
2006 TB Bucs
Joey Galloway
WR
1,057
62
17.0
7
64
1998 Mia Dolphins
O.J. McDuffie
WR
1,050
90
11.7
7
61
1997 Sea Seahawks
Joey Galloway
WR
1,049
72
14.6
12
53
1998 Min Vikings
Joey Galloway
WR
1,047
65
16.1
10
81
2006 Dal Cowboys
Terry Glenn
WR
1,047
70
15.0
6
54
2012 NO Saints
Lance Moore
WR
1,041
65
16.0
6
51
1995 Sea Seahawks
Joey Galloway
WR
1,039
67
15.5
7
59
1970 Chi Bears
Dick Gordon
WR
1,026
71
14.5
13
69
1986 Cin Bengals
Cris Collinsworth
WR
1,024
62
16.5
10
46
2011 Ten Titans
Nate Washington
WR
1,023
74
13.8
7
57
2008 Buf Bills
Lee Evans
WR
1,017
63
16.1
3
87
2013 Mia Dolphins
Brian Hartline
WR
1,016
76
13.4
4
50
1969 NO Saints
Danny Abramowicz
WR
1,015
73
13.9
7
49
2007 TB Bucs
Joey Galloway
WR
1,014
57
17.8
6
69
1998 Min Vikings
Cris Carter
WR
1,011
78
13.0
12
54
1981 Cin Bengals
Cris Collinsworth
WR
1,009
67
15.1
8
74
Source

11. Texas

Per Capita Score: 306

1,000 Yard Performances: 81

Texas’s 81 thousand yard receiving performances in the NFL ranks second only to Florida’s 86. The great receivers to come out of Texas are many and from wide ranging eras, but with over 26 million people and a passion for football second to none, their per capita ranking still doesn’t crack the top 10.

Texas: 1,000 Yard Receiving Performances

Year/Team
Name
Pos
Yds
Rec
Avg
TD
Lg
2013 Cle Browns
Josh Gordon
WR
1,646
87
18.9
9
95
1965 SD Chargers
Lance Alworth
WR
1,602
69
23.2
14
85
2001 Ari Cardinals
David Boston
WR
1,598
98
16.3
8
61
1967 NY Jets
Don Maynard
WR
1,434
71
20.2
10
75
1997 Oak Raiders
Tim Brown
WR
1,408
104
13.5
5
59
1966 SD Chargers
Lance Alworth
WR
1,383
73
18.9
13
78
2012 Dal Cowboys
Dez Bryant
WR
1,382
92
15.0
12
85
2004 GB Packers
Javon Walker
WR
1,382
89
15.5
12
79
1964 Oak Raiders
Art Powell
WR
1,361
76
17.9
11
77
1999 Oak Raiders
Tim Brown
WR
1,344
90
14.9
6
47
1965 SF 49ers
Dave Parks
WR
1,344
80
16.8
12
53
1995 Oak Raiders
Tim Brown
WR
1,342
89
15.1
10
80
1980 SD Chargers
John Jefferson
WR
1,340
82
16.3
13
58
1968 SD Chargers
Lance Alworth
WR
1,312
68
19.3
10
80
2006 Det Lions
Roy Williams
WR
1,310
82
16.0
7
60
1994 LA Raiders
Tim Brown
WR
1,309
89
14.7
9
77
1963 Oak Raiders
Art Powell
WR
1,304
73
17.9
16
85
1960 Bal Colts
Raymond Berry
WR
1,298
74
17.5
10
70
1968 NY Jets
Don Maynard
WR
1,297
57
22.8
10
87
1966 KC Chiefs
Otis Taylor
WR
1,297
58
22.4
8
89
2006 GB Packers
Donald Driver
WR
1,295
92
14.1
8
82
1960 NY Titans
Don Maynard
WR
1,265
72
17.6
6
65
1964 SD Chargers
Lance Alworth
WR
1,235
61
20.2
13
82
2013 Dal Cowboys
Dez Bryant
WR
1,233
93
13.3
13
79
1952 GB Packers
Billy Howton
WR
1,231
53
23.2
13
90
2005 GB Packers
Donald Driver
WR
1,221
86
14.2
5
59
1965 NY Jets
Don Maynard
WR
1,218
68
17.9
14
56
1967 NY Giants
Homer Jones
WR
1,209
49
24.7
13
70
2004 GB Packers
Donald Driver
WR
1,208
84
14.4
9
50
2000 Jax Jaguars
Keenan McCardell
WR
1,207
94
12.8
5
67
1963 SD Chargers
Lance Alworth
WR
1,205
61
19.8
11
85
1956 GB Packers
Billy Howton
WR
1,188
55
21.6
12
66
1963 NY Giants
Del Shofner
WR
1,181
64
18.5
9
70
1993 LA Raiders
Tim Brown
WR
1,180
80
14.8
7
71
2003 TB Bucs
Keenan McCardell
WR
1,174
84
14.0
8
76
1960 NY Titans
Art Powell
WR
1,167
69
16.9
14
75
2001 Oak Raiders
Tim Brown
WR
1,165
91
12.8
9
46
1997 Jax Jaguars
Keenan McCardell
WR
1,164
85
13.7
5
60
2000 Ari Cardinals
David Boston
WR
1,156
71
16.3
7
70
1988 Was Redskins
Ricky Sanders
WR
1,148
73
15.7
12
55
1989 Was Redskins
Ricky Sanders
WR
1,138
80
14.2
4
68
1962 NY Giants
Del Shofner
WR
1,133
53
21.4
12
69
1962 NY Titans
Art Powell
WR
1,130
64
17.7
8
80
1966 Hou Oilers
Charley Frazier
WR
1,129
57
19.8
12
79
1996 Jax Jaguars
Keenan McCardell
WR
1,129
85
13.3
3
52
2000 Oak Raiders
Tim Brown
WR
1,128
76
14.8
11
45
1961 NY Giants
Del Shofner
WR
1,125
68
16.5
11
46
1966 Was Redskins
Charley Taylor
WR
1,119
72
15.5
12
86
1987 Stl Cardinals
J.T. Smith
WR
1,117
91
12.3
8
38
1976 Oak Raiders
Cliff Branch
WR
1,111
46
24.2
12
88
2001 Jax Jaguars
Keenan McCardell
WR
1,110
93
11.9
6
45
1971 KC Chiefs
Otis Taylor
WR
1,110
57
19.5
7
82
2012 SF 49ers
Michael Crabtree
WR
1,105
85
13.0
9
49
1996 Oak Raiders
Tim Brown
WR
1,104
90
12.3
9
42
1968 SD Chargers
Gary Garrison
WR
1,103
52
21.2
10
84
1958 LA Rams
Del Shofner
WR
1,097
51
21.5
8
92
1974 Oak Raiders
Cliff Branch
WR
1,092
60
18.2
13
67
1979 SD Chargers
John Jefferson
WR
1,090
61
17.9
10
65
1989 NO Saints
Eric Martin
WR
1,090
68
16.0
8
53
2006 Den Broncos
Javon Walker
WR
1,084
69
15.7
8
83
1988 NO Saints
Eric Martin
WR
1,083
85
12.7
7
40
1969 Pit Steelers
Roy Jefferson
WR
1,079
67
16.1
9
63
2013 Ten Titans
Kendall Wright
WR
1,079
94
11.5
2
45
1968 Pit Steelers
Roy Jefferson
WR
1,074
58
18.5
11
62
2002 GB Packers
Donald Driver
WR
1,064
70
15.2
9
85
2009 GB Packers
Donald Driver
WR
1,061
70
15.2
6
71
1968 NY Giants
Homer Jones
WR
1,057
45
23.5
7
84
2007 GB Packers
Donald Driver
WR
1,048
82
12.8
2
47
1966 NY Giants
Homer Jones
WR
1,044
48
21,8
8
98
1992 NO Saints
Eric Martin
WR
1,041
68
15.3
5
52
1962 NY Titans
Don Maynard
WR
1,041
56
18.6
8
86
1966 Oak Raiders
Art Powell
WR
1,026
53
19.4
11
46
1986 Stl Cardinals
J.T. Smith
WR
1,014
80
12.7
6
45
1998 Oak Raiders
Tim Brown
WR
1,012
81
12.5
9
49
2008 GB Packers
Donald Driver
WR
1,012
74
13.7
5
71
1967 SD Chargers
Lance Alworth
WR
1,010
52
19.4
9
71
1950 Det Lions
Cloyce Box
WR
1,009
50
20.2
11
82
1963 NY Jets
Bake Turner
WR
1,009
71
14.2
6
53
1970 SD Chargers
Gary Garrison
WR
1,006
44
22.9
12
67
1969 SD Chargers
Lance Alworth
WR
1,003
64
15.7
4
76
1978 SD Chargers
John Jefferson
WR
1,001
56
17.9
13
46

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