White 1,000-Yard Receivers of the Past 20 Years

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Mark Andrews made it 3 with his monster game this past week. Congrats to him on his 1st thousand yard season. He now sits at 1,062 with 8 touchdowns. With 4 less yards but one additional touchdown than the Great Travis Kelse, you could say he’s been the best TE in the league this year. I think we’ve been his biggest supporters and probably the only ones who could have predicted his stardom going back to his Sooner days.

Regarding our other guys, Renfrow needs 91 yards and should easy reach the mark minus injury or bogus Covid-1984 nonsense. Behind him is the red hot George Kittle in need of 150 yards. The way him and Jimmy G have been in sync lately, I’d expect him to make it too. With Thielen missing another game this past week, I’d officially rule him out. However, another dark-horse has emerged with back to back great games: Dallas Goedert. He needs 269 yards with 3 to play. If he remains the #1 option and Hurts actually passes at a higher rate, I think he's got a good shot.

If we could get to 6 thousand yarders, that would be a 35 year (at least) high water mark.
 

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Great update. Let's hope for one more but even seeing 5 of our guys make it is a move in the right direction. I want to see more of the young guys excel as they are the ones
to carry the torch when some of these older guys in their 30's retire in the next 3 or 4 years. I really wish Beasley could have gotten another one but he is the enemy of the
nfl with his stance against the jab. Just another reason to love Cole Beasley. What a great year for our receivers.
 

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I'm surprised Beasley has survived the season given the media hate directed at him and the ridiculous daily "protocols" unvaxed players have to go through. BTW, Beasley hasn't had a thousand yard season, he came close last year with 967 yards but was held out of the Week 17 final game.
 

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Mark Andrews made it 3 with his monster game this past week. Congrats to him on his 1st thousand yard season. He now sits at 1,062 with 8 touchdowns. With 4 less yards but one additional touchdown than the Great Travis Kelse, you could say he’s been the best TE in the league this year. I think we’ve been his biggest supporters and probably the only ones who could have predicted his stardom going back to his Sooner days.

Regarding our other guys, Renfrow needs 91 yards and should easy reach the mark minus injury or bogus Covid-1984 nonsense. Behind him is the red hot George Kittle in need of 150 yards. The way him and Jimmy G have been in sync lately, I’d expect him to make it too. With Thielen missing another game this past week, I’d officially rule him out. However, another dark-horse has emerged with back to back great games: Dallas Goedert. He needs 269 yards with 3 to play. If he remains the #1 option and Hurts actually passes at a higher rate, I think he's got a good shot.

If we could get to 6 thousand yarders, that would be a 35 year (at least) high water mark.
Thanks for all the great information FreeThinker. This is great news and is reason to have high hopes for our guys going forward.
 

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Renfrow still needs 49 yards and Kittle 129. I still think Renfrow is a lock but not Kittle after a poor week. Hopefully he’s featured heavily the last 2 games.

As for dark horse Goedert, he didn’t have the big game he would have needed. Looks like we’ll have a strong season of 4 or 5 but not the historic 6 I was hoping for. Still a great development compared to 2020.
 

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Can't believe I forgot to update the master list of Thousand Yard Receivers at the end of last year. Oh well, better late than never. The total ended up being 4, which has seemed to be the average for the last decade. Kupp had a triple crown (1st in receptions, yard and TDs), Kelce had his record 6th straight 1K season and Andrews / Renfrow made the list for the first time! Pretty good year I'd say.

1985 - Largent, Collinsworth

1986 - Christensen, Collinsworth, Largent, Bavaro

1987 - None

1988 - None

1989- None

1990- None

1991- None

1992- None

1993- None

1994- None

1995 – None

1996 – None

1997 – None

1998 – Chrebet, E. McCaffrey

1999 - Jeffers, Schroeder, E. McCaffrey

2000 – E. McCaffrey

2001 – None

2002 – None

2003 – None

2004 – Bennett, Stokley

2005 – None

2006 – Furrey

2007 – Welker, Witten, Curtis

2008 – Welker

2009 – Welker, Clark, Witten

2010 – Witten

2011 – Welker, Gronkowski, Nelson

2012 – Welker, Hartline, Decker, Witten

2013 – Nelson, Decker, Edelman, Hartline

2014 – Nelson, Gronkowski, Olsen

2015 – Gronkowski, Olsen, Decker, Barnidge

2016 - Olsen, Kelce, Edelman, Nelson

2017 - Gronkowski, Kelce, Thielen

2018 - Thielen, Kelce, Kittle, Ertz

2019 - Kelce, Kupp, Edelman, Kittle, C. McCaffrey

2020 - Kelce

2021 - Kupp, Andrews, Kelce, Renfrow
 
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2022 is shaping up to be much like 2020, when Travis Kelce was the only White receiver or TE with a thousand receiving yards. Kelce is a cinch once again, but after him only Mark Andrews is in the running. He needs 346 yards in Baltimore's final five games to get there.
 

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2022 is shaping up to be much like 2020, when Travis Kelce was the only White receiver or TE with a thousand receiving yards. Kelce is a cinch once again, but after him only Mark Andrews is in the running. He needs 346 yards in Baltimore's final five games to get there.
Kupp still is a possibility, if he gets back in a couple weeks..... He has 800+
 

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Great list. I got to watch many of these guys but not all of them. Seeing Shadowlights Post 2 spots up makes me wish he would
come back. He just vanished and he was one of the most consistant posters here with a vast knowledge of sports. Hope nothing
bad happened to him. Would like to see him show up again but after this long it's doubtful. Let's hope we can have some of the young
receivers like Alec Pierce and many others join this list someday.
 

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2022 is shaping up to be much like 2020, when Travis Kelce was the only White receiver or TE with a thousand receiving yards. Kelce is a cinch once again, but after him only Mark Andrews is in the running. He needs 346 yards in Baltimore's final five games to get there.
That is sad to see. The worst part is that young White wideouts have lost ground and now the only new name I see with a chance for next year is Alec Pierce. Of course, his success will depend on Indy’s ability to find a good QB.

White athletes are dominating the TE position but unfortunately I see a decrease in how much they are targeted on offense. Kittle, if healthy, should be a thousand yard guy every year but is overlooked most games. Same for Hockenson. Andrews was great last year but this year Jackson is back to running all the time and barely cracks 200 yards passing most weeks. Schultz and Goedert both seem like guys with a ceiling of 800 yards mostly due to the offenses spreading it around. Gesicki has been fazed out of the offense entirely. The youngsters I’m most hopeful for are Freiermuth and Dulcich. I think that Pickett is growing with his young TE and seems to have a great connection. Dulcich is a pass catcher and could get the targets next year with Denver being short on good options.

I’d look to see one of the more fringe WRs emerge over these last 5 weeks but but it’s looking less and less likely at this point.
 

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That is sad to see. The worst part is that young White wideouts have lost ground and now the only new name I see with a chance for next year is Alec Pierce. Of course, his success will depend on Indy’s ability to find a good QB.

White athletes are dominating the TE position but unfortunately I see a decrease in how much they are targeted on offense. Kittle, if healthy, should be a thousand yard guy every year but is overlooked most games. Same for Hockenson. Andrews was great last year but this year Jackson is back to running all the time and barely cracks 200 yards passing most weeks. Schultz and Goedert both seem like guys with a ceiling of 800 yards mostly due to the offenses spreading it around. Gesicki has been fazed out of the offense entirely. The youngsters I’m most hopeful for are Freiermuth and Dulcich. I think that Pickett is growing with his young TE and seems to have a great connection. Dulcich is a pass catcher and could get the targets next year with Denver being short on good options.

I’d look to see one of the more fringe WRs emerge over these last 5 weeks but but it’s looking less and less likely at this point.
This season has been really discouraging. Mark Andrews has been banged up but tight ends in general have seen their receiving role diminished.

Freiermuth is very talented but he has two things going against him. The first is history, as the Steelers have had a succession of really good White TEs but their production has been capped as they do a lot of blocking. And the second factor is that the Steelers also have a non-stop stream of what can generously be called prima donna receivers who cry and stomp their feet if they feel they aren't being targeted enough. As I wrote in the Steelers general thread yesterday, this has been enabled and encouraged by Mike Tomlin during his now endless 16 season run as the team's head coach. So I can't see Freiermuth becoming a thousand yard receiver because of the effect it would have on the "locker room," including the head coach who just loves vicariously being one of the bad boys.

Other than hopefully Pierce who almost miraculously has been playing a lot as a rookie, I also don't see any of the current White backups at WR emerging, other than possibly through a very long racial apprenticeship. Looking at the list above we may be closer to the 1987-'97 prolonged drought (with the exception of Kupp, who isn't getting any younger) than we realize.

It likely won't get that bad, but the NFL is so obviously "massaged" to produce strikingly similar racial outcomes over long periods of time while very slowly becoming more Black overall. There are never any noticeable deviations from the same basic template that's been in place since 1985, which defies all statistical probability as well as common sense.

Of course the discrimination against Whites will have to be rooted out well before the NFL level, especially in the way high school players are "scouted," rated and given scholarships, before anything will change. What's really needed is a much higher awareness among the parents, families and friends of White football players along with a commitment to activism by enough to start making inroads. Being aware of the Caste System is nice, but changes nothing. But as with everything else that's part of The Great Replacement taking place in open view, aware Whites are still sitting back and praying for miracles that aren't going to happen until enough make them happen.
 

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This season has been really discouraging. Mark Andrews has been banged up but tight ends in general have seen their receiving role diminished.

Freiermuth is very talented but he has two things going against him. The first is history, as the Steelers have had a succession of really good White TEs but their production has been capped as they do a lot of blocking. And the second factor is that the Steelers also have a non-stop stream of what can generously be called prima donna receivers who cry and stomp their feet if they feel they aren't being targeted enough. As I wrote in the Steelers general thread yesterday, this has been enabled and encouraged by Mike Tomlin during his now endless 16 season run as the team's head coach. So I can't see Freiermuth becoming a thousand yard receiver because of the effect it would have on the "locker room," including the head coach who just loves vicariously being one of the bad boys.

Other than hopefully Pierce who almost miraculously has been playing a lot as a rookie, I also don't see any of the current White backups at WR emerging, other than possibly through a very long racial apprenticeship. Looking at the list above we may be closer to the 1987-'97 prolonged drought (with the exception of Kupp, who isn't getting any younger) than we realize.

It likely won't get that bad, but the NFL is so obviously "massaged" to produce strikingly similar racial outcomes over long periods of time while very slowly becoming more Black overall. There are never any noticeable deviations from the same basic template that's been in place since 1985, which defies all statistical probability as well as common sense.

Of course the discrimination against Whites will have to be rooted out well before the NFL level, especially in the way high school players are "scouted," rated and given scholarships, before anything will change. What's really needed is a much higher awareness among the parents, families and friends of White football players along with a commitment to activism by enough to start making inroads. Being aware of the Caste System is nice, but changes nothing. But as with everything else that's part of The Great Replacement taking place in open view, aware Whites are still sitting back and praying for miracles that aren't going to happen until enough make them happen.
Great post Don. You hit many nails on the head.
 

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Great post Don. You hit many nails on the head.
I second that. Between guys retiring, injuries and other guys getting screwed over we have scraped to almost the bottom of the barrel. I'm
sure that powers that be are celebrating in the demise but like McArthur said "I shall Return". In this case our guys will never be held down
for too long as europeans(white guys) have the heart of a lion and we will never give up even if we are surrounded and it seems like a
battle lost. You have to go through the lowest parts in life and society to teach men to be strong again. We will have strong alpha male
types rising up in football and in all sports. The best part is that sports is only the start and we shall eventually regain control of our countries
back in all Western Societies!
 

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Can't believe I forgot to update the master list of Thousand Yard Receivers at the end of last year. Oh well, better late than never. The total ended up being 4, which has seemed to be the average for the last decade. Kupp had a triple crown (1st in receptions, yard and TDs), Kelce had his record 6th straight 1K season and Andrews / Renfrow made the list for the first time! Pretty good year I'd say.

1985 - Largent, Collinsworth

1986 - Christensen, Collinsworth, Largent, Bavaro

1987 - None

1988 - None

1989- None

1990- None

1991- None

1992- None

1993- None

1994- None

1995 – None

1996 – None

1997 – None

1998 – Chrebet, McCaffrey

1999 - Jeffers, Schroeder, McCaffrey

2000 – McCaffrey

2001 – None

2002 – None

2003 – None

2004 – Bennett, Stokley

2005 – None

2006 – Furrey

2007 – Welker, Witten, Curtis

2008 – Welker

2009 – Welker, Clark, Witten

2010 – Witten

2011 – Welker, Gronkowski, Nelson

2012 – Welker, Hartline, Decker, Witten

2013 – Nelson, Decker, Edelman, Hartline

2014 – Nelson, Gronkowski, Olsen

2015 – Gronkowski, Olsen, Decker, Barnidge

2016 - Olsen, Kelce, Edelman, Nelson

2017 - Gronkowski, Kelce, Thielen

2018 - Thielen, Kelce, Kittle, Ertz

2019 - Kelce, Kupp, Edelman, Kittle, McCaffrey

2020 - Kelce

2021 - Kupp, Andrews, Kelce, Renfrow
We don't pay as much attention to it as we should but going back to 2009 (2020 excepted) there was at least one White wide out that was a star. Not to demean tight ends or slot guys but the outside guy, receiver No. 1, is the glamor position in the NFL now that it is a passing game instead of a running game.

The superstar wide out is the guy blasting down the field for big gains and huge touchdowns. Those are the guys that kids put up posters about and DWF's fawn over.

There was basically one guy carrying the torch during those years with little overlap. Jordy Nelson to Eric Decker to Adam Theilan to Cooper Kupp. Typically only one per year, almost like a quota.

Even the tight end and slot positions were generally limited to one a year. But I guess one a year is too much. Back to nearly zero. We'll get Cupp back next year. Maybe NFL Inc. is planning who the next White guy will be that will be allowed to join the club.
 

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Updated to include 1980-1984:
*** (__) to indicate # of career thousand yard seasons

1980 - Largent (3rd)
1981 - S. Watson (1st), Largent (4th), Dw. Clark (1st), P. Tilley (1st), Collinsworth (1st), J. Senser (1st): 6 total
1982 - Shortened season
1983 - Christensen (1st), T. Smith (1st), S. Watson (2nd), Collinsworth (2nd), Largent (5th): 5 total
1984 - S. Watson (3rd), Largent (6th), T. Smith (2nd), Christensen (2nd): 4 total
1985 - Largent (7th), Collinsworth (3rd): 2 total
1986 - Christensen (3rd), Collinsworth (4th), Largent (8th), Bavaro (1st): 4 total
1987 - None
1988 - None
1989 - None

1990 - None
1991 - None
1992 - None
1993 - None
1994 - None
1995 – None
1996 – None
1997 – None
1998 – Chrebet (1st), E. McCaffrey (1st): 2 total
1999 - Jeffers (1st), Schroeder (1st), E. McCaffrey (2nd): 3 total

2000 – E. McCaffrey (3rd)
2001 – None
2002 – None
2003 – None
2004 – Bennett (1st), Stokley (1st): 2 total
2005 – None
2006 – Furrey (1st)
2007 – Welker (1st), Witten (1st), Curtis (1st): 3 total
2008 – Welker (2nd)
2009 – Welker (3rd), Da. Clark (1st), Witten (2nd): 3 total

2010 – Witten (3rd)
2011 – Welker (4th), Gronkowski (1st), Nelson (1st): 3 total
2012 – Welker (5th), Hartline (1st), Decker (1st), Witten (4th): 4 total
2013 – Nelson (2nd), Decker (2nd), Edelman (1st), Hartline (2nd): 4 total
2014 – Nelson (3rd), Gronkowski (2nd), Olsen (1st): 3 total
2015 – Gronkowski (3rd), Olsen (2nd), Decker (3rd), Barnidge (1st): 4 total
2016 - Olsen (3rd), Kelce (1st), Edelman (2nd), Nelson (4th): 4 total
2017 - Gronkowski (4th), Kelce (2nd), Thielen (1st): 3 total
2018 - Thielen (2nd), Kelce (3rd), Kittle (1st), Ertz (1st): 4 total
2019 - Kelce (4th), Kupp (1st), Edelman (3rd), Kittle (2nd), C. McCaffrey (1st): 5 total

2020 - Kelce (5th)
2021 - Kupp (2nd), Andrews (1st), Kelce (6th), Renfrow (1st): 4 total
2022 - Kelce (7th)
2023 - Kittle (3rd), Thielen (3rd): 2 total

*Hopefully Kelce goes over 1,000 for his 8th straight season this weekend.
 
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Updated to include 2022:

1985 - Largent, Collinsworth

1986 - Christensen, Collinsworth, Largent, Bavaro

1987 - None

1988 - None

1989- None

1990- None

1991- None

1992- None

1993- None

1994- None

1995 – None

1996 – None

1997 – None

1998 – Chrebet, E. McCaffrey

1999 - Jeffers, Schroeder, E. McCaffrey

2000 – E. McCaffrey

2001 – None

2002 – None

2003 – None

2004 – Bennett, Stokley

2005 – None

2006 – Furrey

2007 – Welker, Witten, Curtis

2008 – Welker

2009 – Welker, Clark, Witten

2010 – Witten

2011 – Welker, Gronkowski, Nelson

2012 – Welker, Hartline, Decker, Witten

2013 – Nelson, Decker, Edelman, Hartline

2014 – Nelson, Gronkowski, Olsen

2015 – Gronkowski, Olsen, Decker, Barnidge

2016 - Olsen, Kelce, Edelman, Nelson

2017 - Gronkowski, Kelce, Thielen

2018 - Thielen, Kelce, Kittle, Ertz

2019 - Kelce, Kupp, Edelman, Kittle, C. McCaffrey

2020 - Kelce

2021 - Kupp, Andrews, Kelce, Renfrow

2022 - Kelce

Hopefully 2023 will be more like 19 or 21. Kupp, Kelce, Andrews, Kittle and Hockenson should all have great shots this upcoming year. Thielen too if he gets #1 receiver targets and Renfrow if he’s used properly again. Beyond them there’s a number of wildcards at TE who could “breakout”.

Incredible list and we all appreciate the time it taks to compile these stats. Thanks.

It's amazing that Travis Kelce has had 5 straight 1000 yard seasons. That's very hard to do as a receiver and it's unheard of
from a tightend! I root for him for what he does on the playing field and try my best to ignore the other stuff. Witten and
Gronkowski are the other 2 guys we should never ever forget. All Legends at the Tightend Position!
 

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Incredible list and we all appreciate the time it taks to compile these stats. Thanks.

It's amazing that Travis Kelce has had 5 straight 1000 yard seasons. That's very hard to do as a receiver and it's unheard of
from a tightend! I root for him for what he does on the playing field and try my best to ignore the other stuff. Witten and
Gronkowski are the other 2 guys we should never ever forget. All Legends at the Tightend Position!
7 straight! He’s incredible. Not showing signs of slowing down either.
 

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Figured I'd give a "mid season" update. The following White WRs & TEs are on pace for 1K:

Adam Thielen is at 610 yards through 8 games. He's on pace for 1,296 yards.
Travis Kelce is at 597 yards through 8 games (missed a game with injury). He's on pace for 1,194 yards.
TJ Hockenson is at 547 yards through 9 games. He's on pace for 1,033 yards.

Guys with a shot:
Mark Andrews is at 477 yards through 8 games (missed a game with injury). He's on pace for 954 yards.
George Kittle is at 443 yards through 8 games. He's on pace for 941 yards.
Cooper Kupp is at 364 yards through 5 games (missed 4 games with injury). He's on pace for 946 yards.
Sam LaPorta is at 434 yards through 8 games. He's on pace for 922 yards.

Looks like the floor will be 2, with a realistic shot at 4 or 5 and a best case scenario of 7.
 
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In his last three games, Dalton Kincaid has had 75, 65 and 81 yards, for a season total of 339. He's a real longshot to reach 1,000 yards after not being utilized much early on, but if he keeps being used heavily he has an outside shot. At any rate he's joined LaPorta as a rookie tight end who is now being heavily targeted.
 

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Through 12 games (13 for the Cardinals and Commanders)

Kelce: 813 yards
Hockenson: 786
Thielen: 753
Kittle: 735
LaPorta: 679
McBride: 610
Andrews: 544 (injured)
Ferguson: 498
Kmet: 482
Kincaid: 474
Schultz: 455
Conklin: 449
Kupp: 432
CMAC: 429 (RB)
Goedert: 410
Pierce: 391
Higbee: 367
Otton: 348
Musgrave: 341
Watson: 332
 

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Through 12 games (13 for the Cardinals and Commanders)

Kelce: 813 yards
Hockenson: 786
Thielen: 753
Kittle: 735
LaPorta: 679
McBride: 610
Andrews: 544 (injured)
Ferguson: 498
Kmet: 482
Kincaid: 474
Schultz: 455
Conklin: 449
Kupp: 432
CMAC: 429 (RB)
Goedert: 410
Pierce: 391
Higbee: 367
Otton: 348
Musgrave: 341
Watson: 332

If Sam LaPorta breaks 1000 yards as a rookie then that is by far the most impressive thing on this list. I root for all of our
guys but Laporta has been a man among boys.
 

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Don’t forget Kittle sitting at 811 yards with 4 games to play.

Overall I think Kelce and Hockenson are shoe-ins. Then Thielen and Kittle should get there with normal usage / targets. LaPorta is the wild card. He only has 3 games left and sits at 758. He’ll need probably 2 monster games of 100+ to get there. Unlikely but not impossible. Looks like we’ll have four 1,000 receivers which is good and on average with the last decade or so.
 
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