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Atlanta Falcons’ All-Time Receiving TD Leaders
The Atlanta Falcons have been an NFL franchise since 1966, and while they have suffered through many lean years, the team is currently very competitive as I write this in 2011. The Falcons have been to one Super Bowl, in the late ‘90’s, and lost to the Broncos as John Elway rode off into the sunset. But the Falcons also have fielded some great receivers over the years, and here is a short list of their all-time leaders to date in receiving touchdowns:
Terance Mathis (57)—Terance Mathis played for the Falcons most of his career, from 1994 to 2001, and he ranks first in the team’s history with 57 touchdown catches. Mathis had his best season by far in 1994, when he made the Pro Bowl. That year, he had career highs in catches (111), receiving yards (1342), and touchdown receptions (11, tied career best).
Andre Rison (56)—Andre Rison played in the NFL for twelve years, but had his most successful years early on in Atlanta, where he played from 1990 to 1994. Rison ranks second in franchise history with 56 TD catches, and his best season was 1993. That year, Rison caught 86 passes for career highs in receiving yards (1242) and TD receptions (15, led the NFL).
Alfred Jenkins (40)—Alfred Jenkins played his entire career in Atlanta, from 1975 to 1983, and he ranks third in the team’s history with 40 touchdown catches. Jenkins had his best season in 1981, when he was a first team All Pro. That year, Jenkins had career best numbers in catches (70), receiving yards (1358), and touchdown receptions (13). The yards and TDs led the NFL that season as well.
Roddy White (37)—Roddy White is a young superstar in the NFL as I write this, and he has played his entire career so far (since 2005) with Atlanta. White already ranks fourth in Falcons’ history with 37 touchdown catches, but he is sure to keep climbing this list. White had a career high 11 TD catches in 2009, but his best season so far was 2010. That year, White led the NFL with 115 receptions, and had a career high 1389 receiving yards with 10 touchdowns.
Alge Crumpler (35)—Tight end Alge Crumpler played for the Falcons from 2001 to 2007, and made the Pro Bowl four straight seasons with them. Crumpler ranks fifth in franchise history with 35 touchdown catches, and he had arguably his best season in 2006. That year, Crumpler caught 56 passes for 780 yards and a career high 8 TD receptions.