Wright’s 2013 totals include 89 receptions, which ranks seventh in the NFL and fifth in the AFC. With one game remaining, he is 12 catches shy of Charlie Hennigan’s single-season franchise record of 101 catches, set in 1964.
While Wright may or may not seize the single-season record from Hennigan, the second-year receiver last week equaled Hennigan for another rare feat. He matched Hennigan by reaching the 150-reception mark in only his 30th career game. Hennigan accomplished the feat in 1961, and since that time, the closest player to tying the mark was Webster Slaughter, who needed 35 games from 1992 to 1993 to get to 150 receptions in an Oilers uniform. Slaughter, unlike Hennigan and Wright, did not begin his career with the Titans/Oilers but joined the club after six seasons in Cleveland.
Wright has played in all 15 games this season after missing one contest as a rookie due to injury. His 153 career receptions have produced 1,655 yards and six touchdowns.
Fewest games needed to reach 150 receptions, franchise history:
30 – Kendall Wright (2012-13)
30 – Charlie Hennigan (1960-61)
35 – Webster Slaughter* (1992-93)
* Slaughter had six previous years of NFL experience with Cleveland prior to his time with the Oilers. Hennigan and Wright played their first two NFL seasons with the Oilers/Titans.
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