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17. Lionel Taylor

The Denver Broncos might be one of the elite teams of the National Football League, but their origin in the AFL saw them struggle and there were frankly very few highlights.  One of those brighter spots was Lionel Taylor, a Wide Receiver who many forget led the American Football League five times (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963 & 1965) in Receptions.  The Spilt End was the first pro to secure 100 Receptions, yet because he did that in the AFL’s infancy for a team that did not do well, many did not notice. 

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140. Lionel Taylor

As an NFL rookie in 1959 for the Chicago Bears, Lionel Taylor saw limited action, but his bench-warming days were behind him as he would sign with the Denver Broncos of the American Football League.

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