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TT Toliver becomes fourth man in AFL history to log 1,000 receptions

Friday April 10, 2015

TAMPA -- If you were to ask TT Toliver where he felt like he fit in the history of the Arena Football League in terms of the all-time greats, he would tell you that he didn't think about anything like that and that he just wants to go out and play. Toliver has done just that for 12 seasons, and on Saturday night, the future Hall of Famer became the fourth man in AFL history to catch 1,000 passes in his career.

Toliver caught a 9-yard pass from Jason Boltus in the second quarter of Friday night's game between the Tampa Bay Storm and the San Jose SaberCats to reach the milestone.

With his sixth catch of the game in the fourth quarter, Toliver tied Chris Jackson for third place all-time in receptions with 1,004. If he plays out the rest of this season and next year, there's a good chance that he can surpass both Lawrence Samuels (1,030) and Damian Harrell (1,164) for the most receptions in the history of this league.

By season's end, Toliver will probably almost make it all the way up to second all-time in receiving yards in league history. On Friday, Toliver also became one of the four men in this league to have over 13,000 yards in his career. Jackson (13,355) and Barry Wagner (13,363) are next in line, while Harrell is still a ways off at 15,134.

Toliver needs two touchdowns to reach 250 receiving scores for his career. If he reaches that milestone, he will be the seventh man in AFL history to reach that plateau. Harrell holds the record with 357 receiving scores.