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T.T. Toliver passes Wagner, becomes all-time leader in all-purpose yards

Adam Markowitz
Monday July 11, 2016

ANAHEIM -- The Arena Football League was founded on players playing offense, defense and special teams. You had to do a little bit of everything if you wanted to make cut it. The AFL has since become tremendously specialized, and it isn't often you see a player who can play both sides of the ball effectively.

His record probably won't last forever, but there certainly will never be a T.T. Toliver again in this league. On Monday night, Toliver broke the all-time record for all-purpose yardage in a career, eclipsing the mark previous held by Barry Wagner, a man largely accepted as the greatest Ironman to ever play this great game.

It's been stated time and time again, but it's tremendously odd to think of a man who came into this league as a defensive back holds the record for the most all-purpose yards ever with 21,030 in an offense-driven league, but Toliver has been phenomenal doing it all over the course of his entire career dating back to 2002.

Toliver is now the record holder for basically every major category possible for a receiver. Three weeks ago, Toliver became the all-time leader in receptions in AFL history. The week prior, he passed Damian Harrell for the most receiving yards in league history.

Most All-Purpose Yards in AFL History

T.T. Toliver – 21,056

Barry Wagner – 21,042
Hunkie Cooper – 20,586
George LaFrance – 20,436

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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