Jarvis Landry set an NFL record Sunday (Oct. 7) with the 427th catch of his career.
With that catch, good for a gain of 15 yards in the third quarter for the Cleveland Browns, the former LSU wideout set the record for most receptions through the first five seasons of an NFL career.
His five catches for 69 yards Sunday put him at 429 career receptions for 4,419 yards and 23 touchdowns. He has one touchdown this season, his first in Cleveland after playing four seasons with the Miami Dolphins.
The Browns won Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, 12-9, with a field goal as time expired in overtime.
Landry now ranks ahead of Larry Fitzgerald (426), Torrey Holt (423) and A.J. Green (415) for most catches in the first five seasons.
BLESS’M!!@God_Son80 officially breaks the @NFL record for most receptions in his first 5 seasons [?] pic.twitter.com/jU3f3uHBJ9
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) October 7, 2018
Landry has another 11 games this season in which he can grow his record total, but one player who could potentially threaten it is Michael Thomas of the New Orleans Saints.
Thomas holds the record for most receptions through two NFL seasons at 196, and he began this third season with a continued record pace. His 42 catches through four weeks led the league.
For both players, these record totals are a marker not only of production and talent, but also of health. Landry has not missed a single game since the Dolphins selected him in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Thomas had had similar fortune, missing one game as a rookie in 2016.
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