All-time receiving yards leaders in Cincinnati Bengals history

Leigh Oleszczak
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5. Cris Collinsworth (6,698)

Bengals WR from 1981-1988

We’ve now entered the top five and kicking it off is Cris Collinsworth. While Collinsworth has risen to fame with his broadcasting work on Sunday Night Football he started his career in Cincinnati as a member of the Bengals who spent a second-round pick on him in the 1981 NFL Draft.

Collinsworth wasted no time getting to work for the stripes, tallying over 1,000 yards receiving and eight touchdowns during his rookie year. This was a big help in getting Cincinnati to their first Super Bowl. Collinsworth’s stellar rookie numbers earned him the first of three Pro Bowl honors of his career.

In 1983, Collinsworth had a career-high in receiving yards with 1,130 yards and his career-high in touchdowns came in 1986 when he found the end zone 10 times.

Collinsworth spent all eight years of his career in Cincinnati and during those eight years, he had over 1,000 yards receiving in four of them. Those four seasons came during the first six years of his career and injuries started to pile up for the former second-rounder by the seventh season of his career, which led to a decline in production.

Even with that being the case, Cris Collinsworth is still fifth all-time in receiving yards.

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