Top Receiving Yard Performances in Franchise History | Top 10 Tuesday

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 30, 2018 - Wide Receiver Mike Evans #13 during the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. The Buccaneers lost 34-32. Photo By Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers
TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 30, 2018 - Wide Receiver Mike Evans #13 during the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. The Buccaneers lost 34-32. Photo By Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1. Mike Evans

It happened this season. Current Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans broke the franchise’s all-time receiving yards record set by Mark Carrier. Evans now has 6,103 yards in his five-year career as a Buccaneer, with a franchise-best 40 touchdowns as well.

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 10: Wide Receiver Mark Carrier #88 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks to get open during the preseason game against the Miami Dolphins at Tampa Stadium on August 10, 1991 in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers lost 13-29. (photo by Bob and Sylvia Allen/Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

2. Mark Carrier

Here’s the guy whose record Evans broke. Carrier played for the Bucs from 1987-1992 and amassed 5,018 receiving yards during his tenure. He scored 27 touchdowns in his 88 games with the franchise and made the Pro Bowl in his third season with the team in 1989.

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 6: Wide receiver Kevin House #89 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates after a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Stadium on December 6, 1981 in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers won 24-23. (photo by Allen's Studio/Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

3. Kevin House

House spent seven seasons with the Buccaneers from 1980-1986 as a wide receiver. He tallied 31 touchdowns and 4,928 yards in that span on 286 receptions. It gives him the highest yard-per-reception average of anyone in the top 10 with 17.2.

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 25: Wide Receiver Vincent Jackson #83 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Raymond James Stadium on September 25, 2016, in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers lost 37-32. (photo by Matt May/Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

4. Vincent Jackson

VJax played wide receiver for the Buccaneers from 2012 to 2016 before he retired from the league. In that span he rackd up 4,326 receiving yards on 268 receptions for an impressive 16.1 yard-per-reception average. He scored 20 touchdowns during that time that included two years of overlapping with current quarterback Jameis Winston and three years of playing in the same unit as Mike Evans.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 3: Tight End Jimmie Giles #88 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers moves to get open while Running Back James Wilder #32 and Guard Sean Farrell #62 block during a game against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium on November 3, 1985 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost 20-22. (photo by Bob and Sylvia Allen/Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

5. Jimmie Giles

Giles is the only tight end in this top ten list. He’s also a member of the Buccaneers Ring of Honor and holds virtually every tight end record in the book. He finished his nine-year career with an even 4,300 yards receiving with 34 touchdowns, the mark that current wide receiver Mike Evans broke in the middle of the 2018 season.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - AUGUST 20: Wide receiver Joey Galloway #84 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars at ALLTEL Stadium on August 20, 2004 in Jacksonville, Florida. The Buccaneers lost 6-14. (Matt May/Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

6. Joey Galloway

Galloway caught 248 receptions for a total of 3,912 yards during his five years with the Bucs. He had his fair share of touchdowns, too, with 28 in that span. He averaged 80.4 yards per game in 2005 while with the Buccaneers, which ranked seventh in the league that year. His single-season total in 2005 also ranked seventh, when he tallied 1,287 for the year.

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 24: Wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson #19 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs with the ball against the Green Bay Packers at Raymond James Stadium on November 24, 2002 in Tampa, Florida. Buccaneers won 21-7. (photo by J Meric/Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

7. Keyshawn Johnson

Johnson played for the Buccaneers from 2000 to 2003 and managed to get into the top 10 during those four seasons. His 298 receptions amounted to 3,828 total receiving yards with 17 touchdowns. He started all 57 games that he played for the Bucs and owned a 57.5 catch percentage average.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 25: Running Back James Wilder #32 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs the ball during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on September 25, 1988 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Buccaneers lost 9-13. (Photo by Bob and Sylvia Allen/Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

8. James Wilder

Wilder is the only running back to crack the top 10, proving that he was a dual threat. He tallied 3,492 yards through the air on 430 receptions in his nine-year Bucs career. Add that to his 5,957 yards on the ground and you’ve got a very productive player in Bucs history. Wilder got into the end zone a total of 47 times between rushing and receiving touchdowns.

MILWAUKEE, WI - NOVEMBER 30: Wide receiver Gerald Carter #82 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks to get open against the Green Bay Packers at Milwaukee County Stadium on November 30, 1980 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Buccaneers won 20-17. (photo by Bob and Sylvia Allen/Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

9. Gerald Carter

Carter played an even 100 games for the Buccaneers between 1981 and 1987. During that time he caught 239 receptions for 3,443 yards, giving him a 14.4 yard-per-reception average. He scored 17 receiving touchdowns for the Bucs and played all but one year of his career in Tampa Bay.

JANUARY 2, 2011, NEW ORLEANS, LA : Wide Receiver Mike Williams #19 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on January 2, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Buccaneers won 23-13. (photo by Matt May/Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

10. Mike Williams

Williams rounds out the top 10 after a four-year career with the Bucs from 2010 to 2013. During that time, he recorded 2,947 receiving yards on 215 catches. It gave him a 51.3 catch percentage and he got into the end zone 25 times.

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