Minnesota Vikings: 15 best wide receivers of all time

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WR. (1981-89, 1990-91). Leo Lewis. 14. player. 60.

Labeled mostly as a return specialist out of Missouri, Leo Lewis spent 11 years with the Vikings where he contributed on both special teams and as a receiver in the passing game from 1981 to 1991.

Lewis’ greatness didn’t come in the form of a few great seasons. Instead, he was one of the most consistent pass catchers in the history of the franchise. While his numbers won’t jump off the page, they show just how valuable he could be when his number was called.

His best season came in 1984 when he caught 47 catches for 830 yards and scored four touchdowns. He followed that up with back-to-back solid seasons, earning 442 and 600 yards in those seasons, respectively.

Having an 11-year career in the NFL is remarkable enough, but to spend that time with the Vikings is even better. He only played in three games for the Cleveland Browns during his time there in the 1990 season. Lewis didn’t catch a pass during that brief stint in Cleveland in 1990.