Larry Fitzgerald: Youngest Ever To 11,000 Receiving Yards

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Nov 25, 2013



COOL BREESNew Orleans quarterback Drew Brees completed 23 of 33 passes for 278 yards with two touchdowns in the Saints’ 17-13 win over Atlanta on Thursday Night Football.

Brees (49,566) surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon (49,325) for the fifth-most career passing yards in NFL history.

The quarterbacks with the most career passing yards in NFL history:

 

MOST CAREER PASSING YARDS

Brett Favre

71,838

Peyton Manning*

63,209

Dan Marino^

61,361

John Elway^

51,475

Drew Brees*

49,566

*Active

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

 

 

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RUSHING TO 100Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings’ 26-26 tie with Green Bay. Playing in his 100th career game, Peterson has 9,846 rushing yards, the third-most in NFL history for a player’s first 100 games. He passed Pro Football Hall of Famer Barry Sanders (9,766) and only trails Pro Football Hall of Famers Eric Dickerson (10,818) and Jim Brown (10,403).

 

The players with the most rushing yards through their first 100 career games:

 

PLAYER

RUSHING YARDS

Eric Dickerson^

10,818

Jim Brown^

10,403

Adrian Peterson

9,846

Barry Sanders^

9,766

LaDainian Tomlinson

9,505

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

 

Peterson’s 86 rushing touchdowns are the fifth-most through a player’s first 100 games in a career.

The players with the most rushing touchdowns through their first 100 career games:

 

PLAYER

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS

Emmitt Smith^

103

LaDainian Tomlinson

102

Shaun Alexander

91

Jim Brown^

88

Adrian Peterson

86

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

 

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11 GOING FOR 11,000Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald had five catches for 52 yards and two touchdowns in the Cardinals’ 40-11 win over Indianapolis. Fitzgerald, who now has 11,019 career receiving yards, became the youngest player in NFL history to reach 11,000 receiving yards (30 years and 85 days old).

 

The youngest players to reach 11,000 career receiving yards:

 

PLAYER

TEAMS

AGE

YEARS     

DAYS

Larry Fitzgerald

Arizona

30

85

Randy Moss

Minnesota, Oakland, New England

30

222

Jerry Rice^

San Francisco

31

32

Torry Holt

St. Louis

31

124

Andre Johnson

Houston

31

158

Isaac Bruce

St. Louis

31

349

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

 

 

 

     

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