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Hands-on experience

Fourteen players — including Hall of Famers Ray Flaherty, Don Hutson, Tom Fears, Art Monk, Marvin Harrison and former Viking Cris Carter — have held the NFL’s single-season record for receptions. Here’s the historical journey the record has taken since the league began keeping individual stats in 1932:

Year Player, team Rec.

1932 Ray Flaherty, Giants 21

1933 John “Shipwreck” Kelly, Brooklyn 22

1935 Tod Goodwin, Giants 26

1936 Don Hutson, Packers 34

1937 Don Hutson, Packers 41

1938 Gaynell Tinsley, Chi. Cardinals 41

1940 Don Looney, Eagles 58

1941 Don Hutson, Packers 58

1942 Don Hutson, Packers 74

1949 Tom Fears, Rams 77

1950 Tom Fears, Rams 84

1960 Lionel Taylor, Broncos (AFL) 92

1961 Lionel Taylor, Broncos (AFL) 100

1964 Charley Hennigan, Oilers (AFL) 101

1984 Art Monk, Redskins 106

1992 Sterling Sharpe, Packers 108

1993 Sterling Sharpe, Packers 112

1994 Cris Carter, Vikings 122

1995 Herman Moore, Lions 123

2002 Marvin Harrison, Colts 143