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Jacksonville Jaguars’ All-Time Receiving Yardage Leaders
The Jacksonville Jaguars have only been around in the NFL since 1995, so they haven’t had time to build up substantial statistics in their collective record book. They have, however, had some great receivers over the years, in particular Jimmy Smith. Here is a look at the Top 5 in receiving yards for the Jags’ franchise:
Jimmy Smith (12,287)—Jimmy Smith played most of his career in Jacksonville, from 1995 to 2005. Actually he didn’t catch a pass in his one season in Dallas before that, so he did really play his whole career for the Jaguars. Smith tops the list for Jacksonville all-time with 12,287 receiving yards, which also puts him 15th in NFL history. Smith made the Pro Bowl every season from 1997 to 2001 and was QB Mark Brunell’s favorite target for years. His best season was 1999, with career highs in receptions (116) and receiving yards (1636) and 6 touchdown catches.
Keenan McCardell (6393)—Journeyman Keenan McCardell played 16 seasons in the NFL, but had his most productive years in Jacksonville, where he played from 1996 to 2001. McCardell ranks second in Jags’ history with 6393 receiving yards, and his best season there was in 2000, when he had a career high 94 catches for 1207 yards (also career best) and 5 TD receptions.
Kyle Brady (2500)—Tight end Kyle Brady played most of his career in Jacksonville, from 1999 to 2006, and ranks third in team history with 2500 receiving yards. Brady’s best season was in a Jaguars’ uniform in 2000, when he had career highs in receptions (64) and receiving yards (729) with 3 receiving scores.
Fred Taylor (2361)—Running back Fred Taylor has played his entire career in Jacksonville, but as I write this he has just signed in 2009 with the Patriots. But Taylor played for the Jaguars from 1998 to 2008, and in addition to his 11,271 rushing yards, has piled up 2361 receiving yards, ranking him fourth in franchise history. Taylor had a career best 421 yards on 44 receptions with 3 receiving touchdowns in 1998, when he also rushed for 1223 yards and a career high 14 rushing TDs.
Reggie Williams (2322)—Reggie Williams has played his entire career in Jacksonville, from 2004 until now, and though he has never been a huge downfield threat, has always been steady. Williams ranks fifth in Jaguars’ history with 2322 receiving yards, and his best season was 2007. That year, Williams caught 38 passes for a career high 629 receiving yards with 10 touchdowns (also career best).