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NFL's Best Wide Receiver: Antonio Brown
Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN led the league with 129 receptions last year, the second-most in a season in NFL history. It marked the first time a Steeler has led the league in receptions in a season.
"He is very driven to prove that he is among the elite guys at his position right now," says Steelers offensive coordinator TODD HALEY about Brown, who also led the NFL with a single-season franchise-record 1,698 receiving yards. "I think from a big-picture standpoint, he is one that they will talk about for a long time."
The NFL players with the most receptions in a single season
|Wes Welker||New England||2009||123|
|Jerry Rice||San Francisco||1995||122|
|Wes Welker||New England||2011||122|
Brown, who ranked second in the league in 2013 with 110 catches, is one of four players in NFL history with back-to-back 110- catch seasons, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers JERRY RICE (1994-95) and CRIS CARTER (1994-95) and WES WELKER (2007-09, 2011-12).
"A.B. is one of the best receivers in the league," says Pittsburgh quarterback BEN ROETHLISBERGER. "He does a little bit of everything. He plays big all the time."
The four players in NFL history with consecutive 110-reception seasons:
|*Active Streak (Source: NFL)|
|Wes Welker||2007-09, 2011-12|
Receivers Making A Splash
Last season, four wide receivers -- ANTONIO BROWN (1,698) of the Pittsburgh Steelers, DEMARYIUS THOMAS (1,619) of the Denver Broncos, JULIO JONES (1,593) of the Atlanta Falcons and JORDY NELSON (1,519) of the Green Bay Packers -- recorded at least 1,500 receiving yards, tied for the most in a season in NFL history (1995).
Brown (129), Thomas (111) and Jones (104) were the top three in the league in receptions last season as well. Brown's 129 receptions were the second-most in a season in NFL history (MARVIN HARRISON, 143 in 2002) and it marked the first time a Steeler led the NFL in receptions.
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