Arizona Cardinals: Top Five WR In Franchise History
By Scott Allen
Oct 26, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) catches a pass under pressure from Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin (22) in the first quarter at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
4. David Boston
Boston spent his first four seasons in the NFL in Arizona, drafted out of Ohio State. In those four seasons, Boston had two seasons over 1,000 yards receiving. Because in part due to off-field issues he only played two more seasons in the NFL after leaving Arizona after the 2002 season.
Boston was also known as having his father as an NFL official. Arizona State Sun Devils fans certainly remember what he did to them in the 1997 Rose Bowl. He ended up scoring 18 touchdowns in his four Cardinals seasons.
Best season as a Cardinal: In 2001 Boston caught 98 passes for 1,598 yards and eight touchdowns. The 1,598 yards led the NFL.
Best game as a Cardinal: On December 3, 2000 Boston caught nine passes for 184 yards and a touchdown in a 24-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
5. Ricky Proehl
He never had a 1,000 yard receiving season however he was one of the more consistent performers in his five seasons in Arizona. Drafted in the third round of the 1990 draft out of Wake Forest by the Phoenix Cardinals, Proehl was a bit of an unknown at first but was quickly loved by Cardinals fans.
Proehl caught 287 passes for 3,840 yards. He also caught 21 touchdowns. He went on to play nine more seasons in the NFL until he retired after the 2006 season.
Best season as a Cardinal: In 1993 Proehl caught 65 passes for 877 yards and five touchdowns.
Best game as a Cardinal: On October 17, 1993 Proehl caught five passes for 115 yards, a 23-yard-per-catch average and a touchdown in a 36-6 victory over the Washington Redskins.
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