Sig Stats: First Downs & Touchdowns Per Route Run — WRs

Looking at all routes run by receivers in 2012, we break down how many were turned into first downs and touchdowns and which receivers were successful most often.

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Sig Stats: First Downs & Touchdowns Per Route Run — WRs


We collect a lot of data at Pro Football Focus — so much so that we’re continually working to put it together and bring you all the unique Signature Stats out there.

But fear not because we’re getting our collective heads around them now, and with that in mind we’re bringing you a new collection that deals with the quality of catches a receiver makes. You know, those that go for either a first down or touchdown.

You’ve seen the list of 2012 receivers and who had the most combined first downs and touchdowns and which had the most as a percentage of their targets. Below you’ll see which converted the most as a percentage of the routes they ran.

First Downs & Touchdowns Per Route Run

Name1D or TDRoutes Run1DTD per route %
Andre Johnson7953114.88%
Percy Harvin3626113.79%
Brandon Marshall7554613.74%
Michael Crabtree5743313.16%
Calvin Johnson9577012.34%
Danny Amendola3932512.00%
Wes Welker7261811.65%
Pierre Garcon2521511.63%
Lance Moore5548211.41%
Roddy White7364811.27%
Dwayne Bowe4540011.25%
Demaryius Thomas6257010.88%
Reggie Wayne7468810.76%
Marques Colston6762710.69%
Randall Cobb4542210.66%
A.J. Green6258310.63%
Vincent Jackson6158710.39%
Randy Moss2221310.33%
Antonio Brown4443610.09%
Steve L. Smith515279.68%
Julio Jones565799.67%
Steve Johnson535519.62%
Victor Cruz525419.61%
Kendall Wright383989.55%
Domenik Hixon242529.52%
Brian Hartline495209.42%
Danario Alexander293149.24%
Brandon Gibson434749.07%
Jordy Nelson364009.00%
Eric Decker535908.98%
Malcom Floyd475268.94%
Hakeem Nicks353988.79%
Davone Bess384338.78%
Sidney Rice374228.77%
Cecil Shorts374238.75%
Miles Austin495708.60%
Leonard Hankerson252928.56%
Anquan Boldin455278.54%
Dez Bryant556508.46%
Mario Manningham212498.43%
Brandon Lloyd505958.40%
Santana Moss273258.31%
Josh Gordon405067.91%
Brandon Stokley303807.89%
Doug Baldwin182337.73%
Mike A. Williams445707.72%
Greg Jennings222857.72%
Golden Tate293787.67%
Emmanuel Sanders324217.60%
Josh Morgan293847.55%
Rod Streater283777.43%
James Jones456107.38%
Earl Bennett202747.30%
Damian Williams182487.26%
Torrey Smith385307.17%
Chaz Schilens172397.11%
Jeremy Kerley314377.09%
Jason Avant314417.03%
Brandon LaFell314437.00%
Chris Givens253676.81%
DeSean Jackson304466.73%
Andre Roberts405996.68%
Denarius Moore334976.64%
Alshon Jeffery172616.51%
Larry Fitzgerald446776.50%
Stephen Hill172626.49%
Dexter McCluster243716.47%
Travis Benjamin142176.45%
Justin Blackmon416376.44%
Mike Wallace355476.40%
Kenny Britt253966.31%
Greg Little355566.29%
T.Y. Hilton304796.26%
Andrew Hawkins243846.25%
Michael Floyd264176.24%
Donald Jones254026.22%
Jerome Simpson162626.11%
Tiquan Underwood203286.10%
Austin Pettis162705.93%
Jeremy Maclin376295.88%
Kevin Walter274595.88%
Nate Burleson142405.83%
Donnie Avery376425.76%
Michael Jenkins254365.73%
Nate Washington315415.73%
Kevin Ogletree193435.54%
Jacoby Jones162915.50%
Marvin Jones112165.09%
Darrius Heyward-Bey255094.91%
Titus Young204094.89%
Jonathan Baldwin142984.70%
Devin Aromashodu102144.67%
Riley Cooper143194.39%
Harry Douglas184204.29%
Louis Murphy163904.10%
Devin Hester92473.64%
Early Doucet113063.59%
Deion Branch102923.42%
T.J. Graham144163.37%
Robert Meachem82443.28%
Devery Henderson104542.20%

  • http://twitter.com/avbanig Adam Banig

    Nice to see two redskins in the top 50 (Hank and moss) and a 3rd in the top 75- Morgan.

  • CincinnatiMike

    Marvin Jones is in Howard-Bey territory and Sanu’s not even on the list – why was Marvin Lewis dissing Moss whose hanging out with AJGreen and Vincent Jackson????

  • Mike

    Data is off, NFL.com states that AJ had 79 First Downs and 4 TDs. Harvin’s numbers are off as well.

    • Khaled Elsayed

      Minor differences brought about by different interpretations. There First Down number includes TDs as well, so you can’t add the two together. NFL also hasn’t counted when a receiver catches a ball for a first down and then fumbles to lose possession as a first down. Understandable as to why, but we counted them as first downs for the purposes of knowing where the reception each receiver went got. May be something we look to amend in future versions.

  • Matt

    Calvin Johnson 770 routes run… this is why breaking the yardage record doesn’t impress me. If Jerry ran that many who knows how many he would’ve gotten

  • Kyle Johnson

    Do you have these stats for years before 2012? Im a big supporter of YPRR and think this stat is amazing. I could not find 1D data on previous years on your site so i couldnt do it myself and would rather not have to use another site to do it as it wouldnt be compatible with my spreadsheets.