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Rod Windsor becomes 15th in AFL history to log 10,000 receiving yards

Adam Markowitz
Saturday May 14, 2016

Rod Windsor is at it again. Just one game after becoming the all-time leader in receptions in Arizona Rattlers history, Windsor made a bit more history by becoming the first Rattler ever to haul in 10,000 receiving yards for the franchise. Windsor is the 15th man in AFL history to log 10,000 receiving yards for his career.

Of all of the active receivers in the league, Windsor is just the fourth to reach 10,000 yards, and he's the last one which will get there for quite some time. Next in line is Dominick Goodman, and he'll need at least another two seasons to get to 10k.

List of Receivers With 10,000+ Receiving Yards in AFL History
Damian Harrell – 15,134
TT Toliver – 14,513
Tiger Jones – 13,699
Barry Wagner – 13,363
Chris Jackson – 13,355
Eddie Brown – 12,736
Lawrence Samuels – 11,820
Donovan Morgan – 11,714
Mike Horacek – 11,645
James Roe – 11,170
Siaha Burley – 10,810
Gary Compton – 10,368
Cory Fleming – 10,221
Greg Hopkins – 10,206
Rod Windsor – 10,148

Windsor took the AFL by storm in 2010 when he smashed the rookie record for the most receiving yards in a season with 2,372, a mark which still stands today as the most yards any receiver has had in a single season.

He hasn't stopped.

It's only taken Windsor a total of 88 games to reach the 10,000-yard mark, tying him for the fastest ever to reach five digits in receiving yards with Tiger Jones, who also did it in exactly 88 career games.

Windsor is also just 31 years old, the same age Damian Harrell was when he reached 10,000 yards. No receiver reached 10,000 yards in this league before the age of 31. It's also worth remembering that Windsor spent some time kicking around NFL camps and didn't play in the AFL at all in 2012. He's posted at least 110 receptions, at least 1,500 yards and at least 36 TDs in each of his five seasons in the league, and he's well on his way to doing so again this year.

Windsor is also in rare company when it comes to logging 10,000 yards for a single franchise. There are only three others who have reached that milestone while playing for just one franchise, all three of which were easy choices for the AFL Hall of Fame.

List of Players with 10,000 Receiving Yards For One Franchise
Eddie Brown (Albany/Indiana) – 12,736
James Roe (San Jose) – 11,170
Lawrence Samuels (Tampa Bay) – 11,078
Rod Windsor (Arizona) – 10,148

Adam Markowitz is an accountant and a freelance sports writer living in Orlando. As a Florida State graduate with degrees in music and history, the garnet and gold will forever be a part of him, but he bleeds the black and red of the Orlando Predators like none other. Adam has been following the AFL since 1991 and has been at well over 200 games, including 16 ArenaBowls. You can follow Adam on Twitter @AFLGuru.
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