Reggie Wayne catches 900th career reception in Colts loss
Oct/15/12 08:19 AM Filed in: Reggie Wayne
Coming off an emotional win over the Packers, the Indianapolis Colts knew it would be difficult to replicate last week's upset on the road versus the New York Jets. Despite missing their star cornerback, Darrelle Revis, the Jets have an intimidating defensive unit equipped with multiple first-round draft picks. Although covered well by the Jets defense, Colts veteran wide receiver, Reggie Wayne, was able to catch just enough passes to secure his spot among the elite receivers with his 900th career reception.
Wayne is the 14th player of all time to pass the 900 mark. With only five of fourteen players still active in the NFL, Wayne has a shot climbing the ranks. Currently, Reggie is the youngest active NFL player with over 900 receptions.
Wayne ranks third among players who have caught all of their 900+ passes on one team. Pittsburgh Steeler's Hines Ward, and former Colt, Marvin Harrison, are the only other two wide receivers in this group.
In the 9-35 loss to the Jets, the Colts were rattled by New York's defense. With only 5 receptions for 87 yards, Wayne was the teammate the Colts' quarterback, Andrew Luck, connected to the most. Wayne was responsible for 1 of 2 lost fumbles by the Colts.