Washington Redskins’ All-Time Receiving TD Leaders
The Washington Redskins are one of the NFL’s most storied franchises, beginning play in 1932 as the Boston Braves, becoming the Redskins a year later and then moving to Washington in 1937. The Redskins have won five championships, including three in the Super Bowl era, and they have typically won with a strong running game and defense. But the team has also boasted some great quarterbacks and receivers over the years, and what follows is a short list of the Redskins’ all-time leaders in receiving touchdowns to date:
Charley Taylor (79)—Charley Taylor played for Washington his entire career, from 1964 to 1977, and he ranks first in team history with 79 touchdown receptions. Taylor made the Pro Bowl eight times and was a first team All Pro once. His best season was 1966, when he had career highs in catches (72, led the NFL), receiving yards (1119) and touchdown catches (12).
Art Monk (65)—Art Monk played for the Redskins for most of his career, from 1980 to 1993, and was one of the best receivers in the NFL over that span. Monk ranks second in franchise history with 65 TD catches, and he had a career high of 8 touchdowns twice—in 1989 and 1991. But Monk’s best overall season was 1984, when he was a first team All Pro. That year, Monk had career highs in catches (106, led the NFL) and receiving yards (1372), with 7 touchdowns.
Jerry Smith (60)—Jerry Smith played for Washington his entire career, from 1965 to 1977, and he ranks third in Redskins’ history with 60 touchdown receptions. Smith had his best season in 1967; one of two seasons he made the Pro Bowl. That year, Smith had career highs in catches (67), receiving yards (849) and TD catches (12).
Gary Clark (59)—Gary Clark played for the Redskins most of his career, from 1985 to 1992, and he ranks fourth in team history with 59 TD catches. Clark had arguably his best season in 1991, one of four seasons in which he made the Pro Bowl. That year, Clark caught 70 passes with career highs in yards (1340), and touchdown receptions (10).
Hugh Taylor (58)—Hugh Taylor played in Washington his entire career, from 1947 to 1954, and he ranks fifth in franchise history with 58 touchdown receptions. Taylor had his best season in 1952, one of two Pro Bowl seasons he had. That year, Taylor caught 41 passes for career highs in receiving yards (961) and receiving TDs (12).