99 Stats Until Kickoff (#42) The A-B-C’s of touchdowns

Picture of Jim Zorn, former Seattle Seahawks p...

Jim Zorn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From May 30 and every day until September 5… the start of the 2013 NFL season… Sports Stats ‘on Tapp’ will publish “99 Stats Until Kickoff” a daily dose of NFL stats that will get you ready for the 2013 NFL season.)

If you noticed my item on the winningest coaches in NFL history based on the alphabet (#1), you noticed that Jim Zorn, who coached the Washington Redskins for two seasons (2008-09), was the head coach who had the most wins by a coach whose last name started with the letter Z. Well, Zorn makes another alphabet list: Most TDs by a player whose last name starts with the letter Z. Zorn had 17 NFL TDs in his professional career that ran from 1976-87.

Here’s a look at the players who scored the most TDs in NFL history… by the alphabet. In addition, I’ve listed in parenthesis the active (active during the 2012 season) player who has the most career TDs within each letter. For those letters where the leader is an active player, I listed the active player with the second most TDs.

A: Marcus Allen, 145 (Miles Austin, 35)
B: Jim Brown, 126 (Plaxico Burress, 64)
C: Cris Carter, 131 (Marques Colston, 58)
D: Eric Dickerson, 96 (Donald Driver, 62)
E: Henry Ellard, 69 (Braylon Edwards, 40)
F: Marshall Faulk, 136 (Larry Fitzgerald, 77)
G: Tony Gonzalez (active), 103 (Frank Gore, 62)
H: Marvin Harrison, 128 (Todd Heap, 42)
I: Michael Irvin, 65 (Mark Ingram, 10)
J: Edgerrin James, 91 (Maurice Jones-Drew, 76)
K: Leroy Kelly, 90 (John Kuhn, 19)
L: Steve Largent, 101 (Marshawn Lynch, 49)
M: Randy Moss (active), 157 (Willis McGahee, 68)
N: Ozzie Newsome, 49 (Jordy Nelson, 28)
O: Terrell Owens, 156 (Greg Olsen, 30)
P: Walter Payton, 125 (Adrian Peterson, 80)
Q: Mike Quick, 61 (Brian Quick, 2)
R: Jerry Rice, 208 (Ray Rice, 39)
S: Emmitt Smith, 175 (Steve Smith, 71)
T: LaDainian Tomlinson, 162 (Michael Turner, 67)
U: Rick Upchurch, 35 (Brian Urlacher, 4)
V: Steve Van Buren, 777 (Michael Vick, 34)
W: Ricky Watters, 91 (Reggie Wayne, 78)
X: none
Y: Buddy Young, 44 (Tits Young, 10)
Z: Jim Zorn, 17 (none)

Follow Jerry on Twitter @StatsonTapp

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: