Cardinals’ All-Time Receiving TD Leaders
The Arizona Cardinals used to be the Phoenix Cardinals, and before that were the St. Louis Cardinals, and before that were the Chicago Cardinals. The franchise has been around a long time though, since 1920. The Cardinals have won two championships, but are zero for one in the Super Bowl era. But at times the Cards have shown some great talent, especially at the quarterback and receiver positions. Here is a short list of the Cardinals’ all-time leaders in receiving touchdowns to date:
Roy Green (66)—Roy Green played most of his career with the Cardinals, from 1979 to 1990 in both St. Louis and Phoenix, and Green leads the Cardinals all-time with 66 touchdown receptions. Green had two great seasons, 1983 and 1984, when he was a first team All Pro. In 1983, he had 78 catches (tied career high) for 1227 yards and a career best 14 touchdowns (led the NFL). In 1984, Green also hauled in 78 passes for a career high 1555 yards (led the NFL) and 12 touchdown catches.
Larry Fitzgerald (65)—Larry Fitzgerald will surely climb to the top of this list soon. Fitzgerald has been with the Cardinals his entire career so far, from 2004 until now as I write this in 2011. Fitzgerald ranks second in Cardinals’ history with 65 TD receptions, and he has made the Pro Bowl five times, once as a first team All Pro. Fitzgerald had a career high 13 touchdown catches in 2009, but his best overall season was probably 2005. That year, he had a career high 103 receptions (led the NFL) for 1409 yards an d 10 touchdowns.
Sonny Randle (60)—Sonny Randle played for the Chicago and St. Louis Cardinals, from 1959 to 1966, and he ranks third in team history with 60 touchdown catches. Randle made the Pro Bowl four times, once as a first team All Pro in 1960, arguably his best season. That year, Randle caught 62 passes for 893 yards, and a career high 15 touchdown catches (led the NFL).
Mel Gray (45)—Mel Gray played for the Cardinals his entire career, from 1971 to 1982, and he ranks fourth in the team’s history with 45 TD receptions. Gray made the Pro Bowl four times, once as a first team All Pro. That was in 1975, Gray’s best season, when he had career highs in receptions (48), receiving yards (926), and touchdown catches (11, led the NFL).
Anquan Boldin (44)—Anquan Boldin played for Arizona from 2003 to 2009, and he ranks fifth in franchise history with 44 touchdown catches. Boldin had a career high 11 touchdown catches in 2008, but his best overall season was probably 2005. That year, Boldin had career highs in catches (102) and receiving yards (1402), with 7 TD receptions.