Mike Ditka has scored the most total touchdowns by a rookie tight end, with 12 touchdowns in 1961.

most touchdowns by a rookie tight end
1961Ditka2010Gronkowski1980Miller2016Henry2013Fauria1990Green1980Senser1973Young1970Chester1963Mackey2017Engram2017Howard2010Hernandez2005Miller2004Cooley1998Cleeland1988Jackson1987Awalt1962Arbanas2019Moreau2013Wright2010Graham121098777777666666666555
NAMESEASONTMGPTDRUSH TDREC TDRET TDFGMXPMXP2SFTYPTSPPG
Mike DitkaMike Ditka1961CHICHI14120120000725.1
Rob GronkowskiRob Gronkowski2010NENE161001000000603.8
Junior MillerJunior Miller1980ATLATL169090000543.4
Hunter HenryHunter Henry2016SDSD1580800000483.2
Joseph FauriaJoseph Fauria2013DETDET1670700010442.8
Eric GreenEric Green1990PITPIT137070000423.2
Joe SenserJoe Senser1980MINMIN167070000422.6
Charle YoungCharle Young1973PHIPHI147160000423.0
Raymond ChesterRaymond Chester1970OAKOAK147070000423.0
John MackeyJohn Mackey1963BALBAL147070000423.0
Evan EngramEvan Engram2017NYGNYG1560600000362.4
O.J. HowardO.J. Howard2017TBTB1460600000362.6
Aaron HernandezAaron Hernandez2010NENE1460600000362.6
Heath MillerHeath Miller2005PITPIT1660600000362.3
Chris CooleyChris Cooley2004WASWAS1660600000362.3
Cameron CleelandCameron Cleeland1998NONO1660600000362.3
Keith JacksonKeith Jackson1988PHIPHI166060000362.3
Rob AwaltRob Awalt1987STLSTL126060000363.0
Fred ArbanasFred Arbanas1962DLTDLT1460600000362.6
Foster MoreauFoster Moreau2019OAKOAK1350500000302.3
Timothy WrightTimothy Wright2013TBTB1650500000301.9
Jimmy GrahamJimmy Graham2010NONO1550500000302.0
John CarlsonJohn Carlson2008SEASEA1650500000301.9
Owen DanielsOwen Daniels2006HOUHOU1450500000302.1
Ed WestEd West1984GBGB165140000301.9
StatMuse has season-level data for touchdowns going back to the 1921 season.

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