Last season, for the first time in their history, the Eagles had three players who each gained more than 800 yards receiving. And since Jason Avant was fourth on the team with 679, they fell just 121 yards of becoming the first team in National Football League history with four 800-yard receivers. At least that leaves them something to shoot for in 2012.
The closest they had come to having three was 2009, when Jeremy Maclin (left) fell 38 yards short of being their third “800” guy.
Including 2011, they have had nine seasons with multiple 800 receivers:
|1960||Pete Retzlaff||826||Tommy McDonald||801||Bobby Walston||563|
|1962||Tommy McDonald||1146||Timmy Brown||849||Pete Retzlaff||584|
|1973||Harold Carmichael||1116||Charle Young||854||Norm Bulaich||403|
|1980||Charlie Smith||825||Harold Carmichael||815||Keith Krepfly||450|
|1994||Fred Barnett||1127||Calvin Williams||813||Herschel Walker||500|
|1996||Irving Fryar||1195||Chris T. Jones||859||Ricky Williams||444|
|2009||DeSean Jackson||1167||Brent Celek||971||Jeremy Maclin||762|
|2010||DeSean Jackson||1056||Jeremy Maclin||964||LeSean McCoy||592|
|2011||DeSean Jackson||961||Jeremy Maclin||859||Brent Celek||811|