9 NFL Players With the Most Catches in History
Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson gained yet another accolade Sunday when he became the second fastest player in NFL history to reach 900 career receptions. Johnson went into Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots with 892 catches under his belt, but the football star reached his career milestone by the fourth quarter, following a 15-yard catch. Now, the Texan drafted in the first round of the 2003 NFL draft has officially recorded 900 career receptions in just 150 games, representing the second fastest player to do so, with Marvin Harrison taking the No. 1 spot. Harrison reached 900 catches in 149 days, maintaining his lead on Johnson by only four quarters.
Though the Texans ended up falling to the Patriots 34-31 on Sunday, Johnson still had good things to say about his record-breaking play following the game, via HoustonTexans.com, ”It’s big. You play this game and have a childhood dream of just make it to the NFL. I never came into the NFL saying that I wanted to have 900 catches. I just said that I wanted to be a good football player. It’s humbling. It just shows that the work you put into the game is paying off.”
Now, Johnson, 32, joins the company of the League’s greats who also make the list of NFL Career Receptions Leaders. The wide receiver currently sits at the No. 15 position, behind stars like Jerry Rice and Terry Gonzalez who boast receptions totaling 1300 and higher, but Johnson still has time to make his way up the list and maybe even break more records. Here are the 9 top NFL leaders who currently hold the record for most career receptions, according to Pro-Football-Reference.com.