Jerry Rice had the most receptions by a player in his first 12 seasons, with 1,050 receptions.

most catches in first 12 seasons
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most catches by a player in first 12 seasons
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NAMEGPRECTRGREC YDSREC AVGREC YDS/GREC TDRUSH YDSATTRUSH AVGRUSH YDS/GRUSH TD
Jerry RiceJerry Rice1881,05016,37715.687.1154624807.83.310
Marvin HarrisonMarvin Harrison1751,0421,32413,94413.479.712328102.80.20
Larry FitzgeraldLarry Fitzgerald1861,0181,73113,36613.171.99863183.50.30
Andre JohnsonAndre Johnson1691,0121,64313,59713.480.56454232.30.30
Reggie WayneReggie Wayne1899681,53813,06313.569.178-53-1.70.00
Brandon MarshallBrandon Marshall1729591,62712,21512.771.082118205.90.70
Jason WittenJason Witten1919431,33710,50211.155.057000.00
Anquan BoldinAnquan Boldin1729401,53312,40613.272.170229425.51.31
Randy MossRandy Moss1869261,50314,46515.677.8148159256.40.90
Torry HoltTorry Holt1739201,56113,38214.577.47457115.20.30
Tony GonzalezTony Gonzalez1909161,25810,94011.957.6761427.00.10
Antonio BrownAntonio Brown1439061,37312,07113.384.482128353.70.90
Wes WelkerWes Welker1759031,2769,92411.056.750151197.90.90
Hines WardHines Ward1868951,36710,94712.258.978430567.72.31
Terrell OwensTerrell Owens1738821,21613,07014.875.5129164266.30.92
Jimmy SmithJimmy Smith1788621,01212,28714.369.067-12-0.50.00
Julio JonesJulio Jones1388601,34013,10015.294.960118196.20.90
Rod SmithRod Smith1838491,10011,38913.462.268348447.91.91
Cris CarterCris Carter18183410,44712.557.710137123.10.20
Keyshawn JohnsonKeyshawn Johnson1678141,04010,57113.063.36491137.00.52
Isaac BruceIsaac Bruce16781382612,27815.173.577154217.30.90
Roddy WhiteRoddy White1718081,37610,86313.463.5631992.10.10
Art MonkArt Monk17380110,98413.763.560288565.11.70
Derrick MasonDerrick Mason1867901,17010,06112.754.152180.10.00
Antonio GatesAntonio Gates1797881,18310,01412.755.999000.00
StatMuse has season-level data for receptions going back to the 1932 season.

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