Super Bowl Record: Most Receiving Yards by a Player in Super Bowl History
The Super Bowl is one of the biggest stages in all of professional sports. With more than 100 million viewers tuning in around the globe, it's an opportunity for athletes to cement their legacies under the brightest of lights.
Super Bowl 56 will be no different with an exciting matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams. One way for some players to etch their lasting mark is by going after some Super Bowl records. Let's dive into the record for most receiving yards in a Super Bowl.
Who Has the Most Receiving Yards in a Super Bowl?
The current Super Bowl record is held by former three-time champion and Hall-of-Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice. Rice played a majority of his 21-year NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers and also ranks No. 1 in the NFL in all-time receiving yards (22,895).
Rice recorded 215 receiving yards on 11 receptions against the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII on Jan. 22, 1989. The 49ers ended up as champions that year, defeating the Bengals by a score of 20-16. Rice was also named the Super Bowl MVP in that game.
Heading into Super Bowl LVI, Cooper Kupp leads the Los Angeles Rams averaging 114.5 receiving yards per game. Meanwhile, rookie Ja'Marr Chase leads the Cincinnati Bengals averaging 85.6 receiving yards per game.
Most Receiving Yards in a Super Bowl
1. Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers vs. Cincinnati Bengals — Super Bowl XXIII — 215 yards
2. Ricky Sanders, Washington Football Team vs. Denver Broncos — Super Bowl XXII — 193 yards
3. Isaac Bruce, St. Louis Rams vs. Tennessee Titans — Super Bowl XXXIV — 162 yards
4. Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Dallas Cowboys — Super Bowl X — 161 yards
5. Danny Amendola, New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles — Super Bowl LII — 152 yards
6. Rod Smith, Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons — Super Bowl XXXIII — 152 yards
7. Andre Reed, Buffalo Bills vs. Dallas Cowboys — Super Bowl XXVII — 152 yards
8. Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Chargers — Super Bowl XXIX — 149 yards
9. Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos — Super Bowl XXIV — 148 yards
10. Deion Branch, New England Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers — Super Bowl XXXVIII — 143 yards
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