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