Answered February 28th, 2019

Zach Ertz finished 2018 with 116 receptions, breaking Jason Witten's 2012 NFL single-season record for receptions by a tight end.

Which TE has the most receptions in a season?
2018Ertz2012Witten2018Kelce2004Gonzalez2009Clark1961Taylor2011Graham2007Gonzalez2008Gonzalez2007Witten1994Coates1986Christensen2015Walker2010Witten2009Witten2012Gonzalez2000Gonzalez1983Christensen2014Bennett2011Gronkowski1161101031021001009999969696959494949393929090
NAMESEASONTMGPRECTRGREC YDSREC AVGREC YDS/GREC TDRUSH YDSATTRUSH AVGRUSH YDS/GRUSH TD
Zach ErtzZach Ertz2018PHIPHI161161561,16310.072.78000.00
Jason WittenJason Witten2012DALDAL161101491,0399.464.93000.00
Travis KelceTravis Kelce2018KCKC161031501,33613.083.510000.00
Tony GonzalezTony Gonzalez2004KCKC161021481,25812.378.67515.00.30
Dallas ClarkDallas Clark2009INDIND161001331,10611.169.1101125.50.70
Lionel TaylorLionel Taylor1961DENDEN141001,17611.884.04000.00
Jimmy GrahamJimmy Graham2011NONO16991491,31013.281.911000.00
Tony GonzalezTony Gonzalez2007KCKC16991541,17211.873.35000.00
Tony GonzalezTony Gonzalez2008KCKC16961551,05811.066.110000.00
Jason WittenJason Witten2007DALDAL16961411,14511.971.67000.00
Ben CoatesBen Coates1994NENE16961,17412.273.47010.00.00
Todd ChristensenTodd Christensen1986RAIRAI16951,15312.172.18000.00
Delanie WalkerDelanie Walker2015TENTEN15941331,08811.672.5636136.02.40
Jason WittenJason Witten2010DALDAL16941281,00210.762.69000.00
Jason WittenJason Witten2009DALDAL16941241,03011.064.42000.00
Tony GonzalezTony Gonzalez2012ATLATL169312493010.058.18000.00
Tony GonzalezTony Gonzalez2000KCKC16931501,20312.975.29000.00
Todd ChristensenTodd Christensen1983RAIRAI16921,24713.677.912000.00
Martellus BennettMartellus Bennett2014CHICHI169012891610.257.36000.00
Rob GronkowskiRob Gronkowski2011NENE16901241,32714.782.917212.00.11
Kellen WinslowKellen Winslow2006CLECLE16891208759.854.73000.00
Antonio GatesAntonio Gates2005SDSD15891401,10112.473.410000.00
Ozzie NewsomeOzzie Newsome1984CLECLE16891,00111.262.65000.00
Ozzie NewsomeOzzie Newsome1983CLECLE168997010.960.66000.00
Kellen WinslowKellen Winslow1980SDSD16891,29014.580.69000.00
StatMuse has season-level data for receptions going back to the 1932 season.