The Top 25 Greatest Wide Receivers of All Time Football Players (American)

The Top 25 Greatest Wide Receivers of All Time

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    Jerry Lee Rice is a former American football wide receiver who played 20 seasons in the National Football League. He is widely considered to be the greatest wide receiver in NFL history and among the greatest NFL players overall. On November 4, 2010, Rice was chosen by NFL Network's NFL Films production ...more

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    Randy Gene Moss is a retired American football wide receiver who played 14 seasons in the National Football League. He holds the NFL single-season touchdown reception record, the NFL single-season touchdown reception record for a rookie, and is second on the NFL all-time regular season touchdown ...more

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    Donald Montgomery Hutson was the first star split end in National Football League history. He is considered by many to have been the first modern receiver. In his senior season at the University of Alabama in 1934, Hutson was a first team All-American for six different organizations and a second team ...more

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    Marvin Daniel Harrison is a former American football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League for 13 seasons. He played college football for Syracuse University, and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the first round of the 1996 NFL Draft. He spent all thirteen of his NFL ...more

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    Terrell Eldorado Owens is an American football wide receiver who played 15 seasons in the National Football League. A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Owens holds or shares several National Football League records. His 15,934 career receiving yards rank 2nd in NFL history, and his 153 receiving touchdowns ...more

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    James Arthur "Art" Monk is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, New York Jets, and the Philadelphia Eagles. Monk was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008. He is a relative of jazz pioneer Thelonious Monk.more

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    Graduel Christopher Darin "Cris" Carter is a former American football and Hall of Fame player in the National Football League. He was a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Minnesota Vikings and the Miami Dolphins. After starting for the Ohio State University Buckeyes, Carter was drafted by ...more

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    Steven Michael "Steve" Largent is a retired American football player, enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and a former Republican politician, having served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Oklahoma, from 1994 until 2002. In 2002, he was defeated in his run for Governor of Oklahoma in a ...more

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    Torry Jabar Holt is a former American college and professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League for eleven seasons. He was named to the Pro Bowl seven times and retired with the 10th most receiving yards in NFL history, including a record six consecutive seasons ...more

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    Timothy Donell "Tim" Brown is a NFL Hall of Fame former American football wide receiver. He played college football for Notre Dame, where he won the Heisman Trophy, becoming the first wide receiver to win the award. He spent sixteen years with the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, during which he established ...more

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    Andre Darnell Reed is a former professional American football player. He played wide receiver in the National Football League for 16 seasons, 15 with the Buffalo Bills and one with the Washington Redskins. After being eligible for eight years, Reed was selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in ...more

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    Raymond Emmett Berry is a former football wide receiver. He played for the Baltimore Colts during their two NFL championship wins. He later had a career in coaching, highlighted by his trip to Super Bowl XX as head coach of the New England Patriots. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.more

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    Herman Joseph Moore is an American former college and professional football player who was a wide receiver in National Football League for twelve seasons. He played college football for the University of Virginia. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the first round of the 1991 NFL Draft, and also ...more

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    Donald Rogers Maynard is a former American football player who played professionally with the National Football League's New York Giants and St. Louis Cardinals and the American Football League's New York Jets and the World Football League's Shreveport Steamer.more

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    Charles Robert Taylor is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. Taylor was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1984. During his tenure with the Redskins they reached the Super Bowl in 1973, after the 1972 season. They also made ...more

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    Michael Jerome Irvin is a former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys, and an actor. He is also a former broadcaster for ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown and currently an analyst for NFL Network. Irvin was self-nicknamed "The Playmaker" due to his penchant for making big plays in big games during ...more

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    Isaac Isidore Bruce is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the second round of the 1994 NFL Draft. He played college football for the University of Memphis. An All-Pro and four-time Pro Bowl selection, Bruce amassed 15,208 ...more

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    James David Lofton is a former American football player and coach. He is a former American football coach for the San Diego Chargers but is best known for his years in the National Football League as a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Raiders, the Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles Rams and ...more

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    Charles B. Joiner Jr. is a former American football player who starred in professional football for eighteen seasons, virtually exclusively at the position of wide receiver. He retired with the most career receptions, receiving yards, and games played of any wide receiver in NFL history. He was elected ...more

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    Lance Dwight Alworth is a former American football wide receiver. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He retired as a player after the 1972 season.more

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