Every Notre Dame player with 1000+ receiving yards

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Notre Dame has had some greats when it comes to receivers and tight ends and never was that more present than of at all times, the end of the Charlie Weis era when Golden Tate, Michael Floyd, and Kyle Rudolph were all tearing up the track for the Fighting Irish.

Unfortunately, that didn’t result in the number of wins anyone near South Bend would have wanted, even if the offenses were fun to watch at times.

In the history of Notre Dame football 37 different players have reached the 1,000 career receiving yards mark. Here are those 37 players to have accomplished the feat since 1956:

37. Kyle Rudolph

Sep 11, 2010; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end Kyle Rudolph (9) scores a touchdown on a 95 yard pass play against the Michigan Wolverines during the fourth quarter at Notre Dame Stadium. Michigan defeated Notre Dame 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Rudolph 2008-2010 1032 receiving yards

36. Tony Smith

Nov 8, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; Detailed view of Notre Dame Fighting Irish helmets on the sideline against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. Arizona State defeated Notre Dame 55-31. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Smith 1989-1991 1044 receiving yards

35. Joey Getherall

9 Sep 2000: Joey Getherall #18 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs with the ball during the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at the Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. The Cornhuskers defeated the Fighting Irish 27-24Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport

Joey Getherall 1997-2000 1059 receiving yards

34. Pete Demmerle

SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 27: Helmets of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish near the bench area in the 2nd half against the Navy Midshipmen at SDCCU Stadium on October 27, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent Horner/Getty Images)

Pete Demmerle 1972-1974 1071 receiving yards

33. Raki Nelson

5 Sep 1998: Wide receiver Raki Nelson #9 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in action during a game against the Michigan Wolverines at the Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. The Fighting Irish defeated the Wolverines 36-20.

Raki Nelson 1996-1999 1081 receiving yards

32. Omar Jenkins

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 5: Omar Jenkins #80 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is tackled by Oshiomogho Atogwe #21 of the Stanford Cardinal during the NCAA football game at Notre Dame Stadium on October 5, 2002 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Stanford 31-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Omar Jenkins 2001-2003 1088 receiving yards

31. John Carlson

Sep 9, 2006; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end (89) John Carlson is tackled by Penn State Nittany Lions linebacker (40) Dan Connor in the first quarter at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports © copyright Matthew Emmons

John Carlson 2004-2007 1093 receiving yards

30. Anthony Fasano

Oct 15, 2005; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end #88 Anthony Fasano gains yardage after a catch against the Southern California Trojans at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. The Trojans defeated the Irish 34-31. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Joe Robbins-USA TODAY Sports (c) 2005 by Joe Robbins

Anthony Fasano 2003-2005 1112 receiving yards

29. Miles Boykin

3ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 01: Miles Boykin #81 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish gets away from LSU Tigers defenders for the game-winning 55-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. Notre Dame won 21-17. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Miles Boykin 2015-2018 1206 receiving yards

28. DaVaris Daniels

Oct 5, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils safety Alden Darby (4) attempts to tackle Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver DaVaris Daniels (10) in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

DaVaris Daniels 2012-2013 1235 receiving yards

27. Jack Snow

Oct 27, 2018; San Diego, CA, USA; A detailed view of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish helmet during the fourth quarter against the Navy Midshipmen at SDCCU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Jack Snow 1962-1964 1242 receiving yards

26. Chris Finke

Sep 1, 2018; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Chris Finke (10) catches a pass for a touchdown over Michigan Wolverines defensive back Brad Hawkins (20) in the first quarter at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Finke 2015-2019 1251 receiving yards

25. Theo Riddick

Sep 1, 2012; Dublin, IRELAND; Notre Dame Fighting Irish running back Theo Riddick (6) stretches the ball across the goal line for a touchdown in the third quarter as Navy Midshipmen safety Tra'ves Bush (9) defends. Notre Dame won 50-10. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Theo Riddick 2009-2012 1263 receiving yards

24. Kris Haines

Oct 17, 2015; South Bend, IN, USA; General view of the golden dome at the main administration building on the campus of Notre Dame. Maandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Kris Haines 1975-1978 1350 receiving yards

23. Lake Dawson

Dec 28, 2019; Orlando, Florida, USA; A detailed view of a Notre Dame Fighting Irish helmet prior to the game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Iowa State Cyclones at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Lake Dawson 1990-1993 1397 receiving yards

22. Chris Brown

Sep 19, 2015; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Chris Brown (2) catches a ball during pre-game warm-ups prior to facing the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Brown 2012-2015 1410 receiving yards

21. Milt Jackson

Aug. 15, 2009; South Bend, IN, USA; A helmet rests on the grass during the Notre Dame Fighting Irish practice at at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Milt Jackson 1982-1986 1440 receiving yards

20. Equanimeous St. Brown

Sep 23, 2017; East Lansing, MI, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown (6) makes a catch for a gain during the first quarter a game at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Equanimeous St. Brown 2015-2017 1484 receiving yards

19. Bobby Brown

27 Sep 1997: Split end Bobby Brown of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (right) leaps into the air to catch a pass as safety Marcus Ray of the Michigan Wolverines (left) tries to prevent the completion during a game at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 21-14. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport

Bobby Brown 1996-1999 1521 receiving yards

18. Raghib Ismail

Oct 28, 1989; South Bend, IN, USA; FILE PHOTO; Notre Dame Irish receiver Raghib Ismail (25) returns a punt for a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Raghib "The Rocket" Ismail 1988-1990 1565 receiving yards

17. Joe Howard

SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 27: Helmets of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish near the bench area in the 2nd half against the Navy Midshipmen at SDCCU Stadium on October 27, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent Horner/Getty Images)

Joe Howard 1981-1984 1663 receiving yards

16. Malcom Johnson

Oct 17, 2015; South Bend, IN, USA; General view of the Touchdown Jesus word of life mural on the facade of the Hesburgh Library on the campus of Notre Dame. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Malcom Johnson 1996-1998 1737 receiving yards

15. Ken McAfee

Sep 28, 2019; South Bend, IN, USA; A Notre Dame monogram flag waves in front of the Word of Life mural, commonly known as Touchdown Jesus, on the campus of the University of Notre Dame before the game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Virginia Cavaliers at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Ken McAfee 1974-1977 1759 receiving yards

14. Tyler Eifert

Oct 13, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end Tyler Eifert (80) makes a catch in the end zone for a touchdown against Stanford Cardinal cornerbacks Devon Carrington (5) and Terrence Brown (6) at Notre Dame Stadium. Notre Dame defeats Stanford in overtime 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Eifert 2010-2012 1840 receiving yards

13. Tony Hunter

Oct. 13, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; General view of the Notre Dame campus before the game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Hunter 1979-1982 1897 receiving yards

12. Jim Seymour

Nov 2, 2019; South Bend, IN, USA; A pumpkin sits on the finger of the statue commonly known as First Down Moses on the campus of the University of Notre Dame before the game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Virginia Tech Hokies at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Seymour 1966-1968 2113 receiving yards

11. Chase Claypool

Nov 16, 2019; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Chase Claypool (83) catches a pass for a touchdown in the first quarter against the Navy Midshipmen at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Chase Claypool 2016-2019 2159 receiving yards

10. Maurice Stovall

Nov. 5, 2005; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish receiver (21) Maurice Stovall catches a first-quarter touchdown pass in front of Tennessee Volunteers Roshaun Fellows at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Photo By Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports Copyright (c) 2005 Matt Cashore

Maurice Stovall 2002-2005 2195 receiving yards

9. Rhema McKnight

Nov. 4, 2006; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver (5) Rhema McKnight runs into the end zone for a touchdown in the second quarter against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports © copyright (2006) Matt Cashore

Rhema McKnight 2002-2006 2277 receiving yards

8. Tom Gatewood

Mar 19, 2020; Notre Dame, Indiana, USA; General view of the Word of Life Mural, commonly known as Touchdown Jesus, on the University of Notre Dame campus. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY NETWORK

Tom Gatewood 1969-1971 2283 receiving yards

7. T. J. Jones

Nov 9, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver TJ Jones (7) carries the ball as Pittsburgh Panthers safety Jason Hendricks (25) defends in the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

T. J. Jones 2010-2013 2429 receiving yards

6. Tim Brown

Nov 15, 1986, Notre Dame, IN, USA; FILE PHOTO; Notre Dame Fighting Irish receiver Tim Brown (81) in action against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Notre Dame Stadium during the 1986 season. Mandatory Credit: Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Brown 1984-1987 2493 receiving yards

T-4. Will Fuller

November 28, 2015; Stanford, CA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Will Fuller catches a pass and runs for a touchdown ahead of Stanford Cardinal cornerback Terrence Alexander (11) during the first half at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Will Fuller 2013-2015 2512 receiving yards

T-4. Derrick Mayes

1 Jan 1996: Split end Derrick Mayes of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish makes a catch as cornerback Samari Rolle of the Florida State Seminoles chases him during the Federal Express Orange Bowl at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. Florida State won the game 31-26. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport

Derrick Mayes 1992-1995 2512 receiving yards

3. Jeff Samardzija

Nov 5, 2005; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish #83 Jeff Samardzija outruns Tennessee Volunteers #24 Antwan Stewart after a long pass play in the third quarter. Irish beat the Volunteers 41-21. Mandatory Credit: Photo By Matthew Emmons- USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Samardzija 2003-2006 2593 receiving yards

2. Golden Tate

Sept. 19, 2009; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Golden Tate (23) celebrates with a cheerleader after defeating the Michigan State Spartans 33-30 at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Golden Tate 2007-2009 2707 receiving yards

1. Michael Floyd

Dec. 31, 2010; El Paso, TX, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Michael Floyd (3) runs the ball as Miami Hurricanes cornerback Ryan Hill (13) attempts to tackle in the third quarter at the Sun Bowl. Notre Dame won 33-17. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Floyd 2008-2011 3686 receiving yards

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