Johnson on pace to join Rice, Harrison in exclusive WR clubs

With 1,433 receiving yards through 14 games, Andre Johnson has a 223-yard cushion on Reggie Wayne as the league's leading receiver. He's on track to join Jerry Rice as the only receivers since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to lead the NFL in yards in back-to-back seasons. Rice did it twice (1989-90 and 1994-95). Johnson led the league with 1,575 yards in 2008.

Johnson also needs just 67 yards to become the second receiver in NFL history with back-to-back 1,500-yard seasons. Marvin Harrison did it in 2001 and 2002. Rice came close two times (needing one more yard in 1994 or 17 more yards in 1989 to accomplish the feat).

According to STATS, LLC, there have been 25 1,500-yard receiving seasons in NFL history. Torry Holt is the only active player who currently has more than one (2000 and 2003 with the St. Louis Rams). Randy Moss has one (2003, Minnesota Vikings), Reggie Wayne has one (2007, Indianapolis Colts) and Larry Fitzgerald has none (his career high is 1,431 yards).

Multiple 1,500-Yard Receiving Seasons (All Time)
Jerry Rice (SF)4 (1986, 1990, 1993, 1995)
Marvin Harrison (IND)3 (1999, 2001, 2002)
Torry Holt (STL)2 (2000, 2003)
Michael Irvin (DAL)2 (1991, 1995)
Charley Hennigan (HOU)2 (1961, 1964)

Johnson is on pace for 1,638 yards this season. He's within 266 yards of having one of the top five seasons for a receiver in NFL history and would need 415 yards in the last two games to match Rice's all-time single-season record of 1,848 yards.

Top Single-Season Receiving Yardage Totals (All Time)
1. Jerry Rice (SF, 1995)1,848
2. Isaac Bruce (STL, 1995)1,781
3. Charley Hennigan (HOU, 1961)1,746
4. Marvin Harrison (IND, 2002)1,722
5. Torry Holt (STL, 2003)1,696
6. Herman Moore (DET, 1995)1,686
7. Marvin Harrison (IND, 1999)1,663
8. Jimmy Smith (JAC, 1999)1,636
9. Torry Holt (STL, 2000)1,635
10. Randy Moss (MIN, 2003)1,632
16. Andre Johnson (HOU, 2008)1,575
42. Andre Johnson (HOU, 2009)1,433

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