The Washington Redskins have been playing in the National Football League since 1932. During that time they have had some great quarterbacks throwing to some great wide receivers. Here we are going to take a look at the various career leaders in the receiving categories for the Redskins.
Art Monk was one of the most popular Redskins players ever and it should be no surprise that he is all over the top end of many receiving categories for the team. His 12,026 career receiving yards put him in first place by far. Second place belongs to Charley Taylor and third place belongs to Gary Clark.
Again, Art Monk leads in the games played by a receiver category. His 205 games played as a Redskin put him less than a season worth of games ahead of second place Don Warren who played 193 games for the team. In third place in this category is Jerry Smith with 168.
A category where there is really no competition for Art Monk is career receptions as a Redskins player. His 888 receptions place him far ahead of second place Charley Taylor’s 649 and third place Gary Clark 549.
Charley Taylor finally takes over the top spot in a category by putting up 79 career touchdown receptions for the Redskins. In second place for the team is Art Monk who caught 65 touchdown passes for the team and in third place is Jerry Smith with 60.
There are three different receivers tied for the longest reception in team history for the Redskins. Gerry Allen only played three years for the Redskins (1967-69), Andy Farkas played in the team’s early days (1938-44), and Bobby Mitchell was one of the more effective receivers the team has had while he was there (1962-68). All three players caught 99 yard touchdown passes during their career. The next longest reception by a Redskins receiver was 89 yards and was caught by Larry Brown.
The team record for the career fumbles by a Redskins receiver is 31. This was done by Washington legend Charley Taylor. Second on the list is Bobby Mitchell with 18, and third is Art Monk with 13.
Most of the team receiving records for the Washington Redskins are held by Art Monk, and then Charley Taylor, Bobby Mitchell, and Gary Clark also appear at or near the top of most categories. Other notable receivers that have caught passes (even just a few) for the Redskins over the years include Jerry Smith, Ricky Sanders, Chris Cooley, Santana Moss, Michael Westbrook, Hugh Taylor, Don Warren, Rod Gardner, Henry Ellard, Roy Jefferson, Laveranues Coles, Bill Anderson, Antwaan Randall-El, Albert Connell, Clint Didier, Charlie Brown, James Thrash, Leslie Shepherd, Danny Buggs, Irving Fryar, Desmond Howard, Tim McGee, Kevin Lockett, Alvin Garrett, Frank Wycheck, Keenan McCardell, Bill Brooks, Reche Caldwell, Chad Morton, Andre Reed, Malcolm Barnwell, Alvin Harper, Marco Battaglia, and Mike Tice.