Houston Texans: All-time leaders in receiving yards

Texans Andre Johnson catches a touchdown pass (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)
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The Houston Texans news includes the all-time leaders in receiving yards since the franchise joined the NFL in 2002.

There have been some very good players catch passes in Houston Texans history, but exactly who are the all-time leaders in receiving yards? The Houston Texans news ahead could surprise you as some of the names on the ensuing all-time list might have been misplaced in our memories, as others will always be remembered for what they did in a Texans uniform.

In all, 111 players have caught a pass for Houston with four players having a reception for negative yardage. Eleven players on the all-time list have 3-9 yards in a reception, and the all-time number for receiving yards for the Texans is over 13,000 yards.

Next are the Top 5 Texans players and some honorable mentions in all-time receiving yards.

Houston Texans News: Receiving yards – Honorable mentions

The sixth through 10th players on the Texans’ all-time receiving list consist of tight end Ryan Griffin (1,491) in 10th, while in ninth is Jacoby Jones (1,741). In eighth is Corey Bradford (1,992), and in seventh place all-time is Jabar Gaffney (2,009).

From 2009-15, it was running back Arian Foster who was one of the greatest players in franchise history, and it isn’t Texans news that he is the all-time leading rushers in team history, but he’s also sixth place all time in receiving yards for Houston.

In seven seasons with the Texans, Foster totaled 2,268 receiving yards on 249 receptions (345 targets), catching 72.2 percent of the passes that went his way. Foster also averaged 9.1 yards per reception as a Texan and totaled 14 touchdown receptions.

In his final receiving stats for the Texans, Foster did have 17 fumbles, averaged 29.8 yards per game receiving, and his career-long reception with the Texans happened twice, with one being a 78-yard reception against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers off a Matt Schaub in 2011. The first 78-yard TD reception was also in 2011 against the Tennessee Titans.

Foster is one of the very best players in Texans history, and this stat here shows he was more than the very best to rush to football in franchise history, but also one of the very best all-around players to ever wear a Texans uniform with his receiving skills putting him in the Top 5 at the end of his time with the franchise, but now is sixth overall.