Lionel Taylor Records Reception Record

Lionel Taylor followed his impressive 1960 career with 100 receptions (1,176 yds.) in 1961 that stood as the franchise record until 2000 (and currently is tied for eighth on the single-season chart). Regarded by many as the possessor of the best hands in pro football, Taylor led the AFL in receiving for five of the league’s first six years of existence. He never caught fewer than 76 passes in a season over those first six years, averaging 84.7 catches from 1960-65 for the highest six-year total in football history at that time. He totaled AFL/NFL bests in receptions (508) while ranking third in receiving yards (6,424) and tying for eighth in touchdown receptions (43) from 1960-65.