Rich Caster has averaged the most career yards per reception by a tight end, with 17.7 per catch.

most yards after catch tight ends all-time per
Interpreted as:
most yards after catch with a minimum of 200 receptions tight ends all-time per
CasterThomasRetzlaffSmithMackeyMorinTrumpyChildsGronkowskiCarpenterFrazierSticklesOdomsGilesBrennerSandersMitchellCunninghamReedCasperChesterDudleyMoorehead17.717.417.116.515.815.515.415.314.914.814.814.714.514.514.414.314.314.313.913.813.813.713.7
NAMEGPAVGRECTRGREC YDSREC YDS/GREC TDRUSH YDSATTYPCRUSH YDS/GRUSH TD
Rich CasterRich Caster7717.72023,56746.32667106.70.90
Aaron ThomasAaron Thomas8117.42153,73346.1311427.00.20
Pete RetzlaffPete Retzlaff6217.12444,17767.431000.00
Jackie SmithJackie Smith21016.54807,91837.740327388.61.63
John MackeyJohn Mackey13915.83315,23637.738127196.70.90
Milt MorinMilt Morin12915.52714,20832.6164158.20.30
Bob TrumpyBob Trumpy12815.42984,60035.935-11-1.00.00
Henry ChildsHenry Childs10315.32233,40133.0281243.00.11
Rob GronkowskiRob Gronkowski13414.95828938,66864.790212.00.01
Preston CarpenterPreston Carpenter10114.82093,08930.61836281.30.40
Willie FrazierWillie Frazier12114.82093,08825.536118619.71.01
Monty SticklesMonty Stickles10314.72002,94728.616000.00
Riley OdomsRiley Odoms15314.53965,75537.641211258.41.42
Jimmie GilesJimmie Giles18814.53505,08427.041-35-0.60.00
Hoby BrennerHoby Brenner17514.42673,84922.021000.00
Charlie SandersCharlie Sanders12814.33364,81737.631-64-1.50.00
Jim MitchellJim Mitchell15514.33054,35828.128187267.21.21
Bennie CunninghamBennie Cunningham11814.32022,87924.420000.00
Alvin ReedAlvin Reed11613.92142,98325.714000.00
Dave CasperDave Casper14713.83785,21635.5522764.50.20
Raymond ChesterRaymond Chester17213.83645,01329.148951.80.10
Rickey DudleyRickey Dudley10813.72211653,02428.033-92-4.5-0.10
Emery MooreheadEmery Moorehead9713.72002,73028.114780.90.10
Mike DitkaMike Ditka15813.64275,81236.843221.00.00
Mark BavaroMark Bavaro12613.53514,73337.639000.00
StatMuse has season-level data for receptions and yards per reception going back to the 1932 season.