NFL: Best Wide Receivers of All-Time
#9 Lance Alworth
Alworth graced the NFL between the years of 1962 and 1972, playing for the Chargers and the Cowboys.
He was one of the best athletes of that decade and put up mind-boggling numbers, considering how different the passing game was back then. Corner Backs could be a lot more physical with the receiver down the field, making it a lot harder to make catches.
This didn’t stop Alworth though, as he really showed his ability during the seasons of 65 and 66. He averaged a touchdown per game and totalled nearly 3000 yards over those two years.
Alworth finished his career with an astonishing average of 18.9 yards per catch from 542 receptions, racking up 85 TDs in the process.
Alworth was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1978.Published 30 May 2018, 23:47 IST