Cleveland Browns top-10 all-time pass catchers

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The Cleveland Browns have a long and honored group of wide receivers, tight ends and running backs that have been excellent pass catchers in their day.

There have been some great pass catchers for the Cleveland Browns during their storied history. While many of these players were wide receivers, others were running backs and even a few tight ends.

While the Browns have a rich history in this department, we tried to narrow the list down to just 10 players. There were several that just missed the final cut, and we’ll mention them here in a moment. But for now, let’s start the list at No. 10.

Best Cleveland Browns pass-catcher No. 10: Reggie Rucker

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Reggie Rucker makes a catch in a 42 to 28 win over the Baltimore Colts on October 25, 1981 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Tim Culek/Getty Images)

Reggie Rucker joined the Browns in 1975 and played with them through the 1981 season. He didn’t have any accomplishments like Pro Bowls and All-Pro honors in his career, but he was simply a very consistent player who was a quarterback’s best friend.

He had a good connection with Cleveland quarterback Brian Sipe and in his years with the Browns, you could always rely on Rucker making a big catch or two.

He finished with 310 receptions for 4,953 yards and collected 32 touchdowns along the way in Cleveland. Statistically, his best season was in 1978 when he caught 43 passes for 893 yards and an impressive 20.8 yards a catch average. He also got to the endzone eight times that year.

Rucker’s lowest output was 532 yards in his last season with the team in 1981. He was just always catching passes and moving the chains for first downs, which made him one of the best to wear the orange and brown.

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