Alabama Roots: Top 10 in NFL touchdowns

Julio Jones caught two touchdowns passes from Tom Brady for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2022 regular season during the wide receiver’s third straight injury-affected campaign. But that was enough to elevate Jones into the top 10 for NFL touchdowns among players from Alabama high schools and colleges.
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry scored 13 touchdowns and Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill scored nine TDs during the 2022 season. After they broke into the top 10 in 2021, the pair made a jump among the NFL players with Alabama football roots in 2022, with Henry climbing from eighth to fourth and Hill moving from ninth into a tie for sixth.
Former Alabama All-American Don Hutson became the first NFL player to score 100 touchdowns as a trend-setting wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers.
Alexander City’s Terrell Owens ranks fifth in NFL history with 156 touchdowns for five teams over 15 seasons. The only players ahead of the Benjamin Russell High School alumnus on the NFL’s TD list are Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, LaDainian Tomlinson and Randy Moss.
Former Alabama standout Shaun Alexander scored 28 of his 112 touchdowns for the Seattle Seahawks in 2005, which broke the NFL single-season record. That mark has been surpassed once, by Tomlinson’s 31 TDs in 2006.
Henry and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (Alabama) with 13 apiece were the players with Alabama football roots who scored the most touchdowns during the 2022 NFL season.
The players from Alabama high schools and colleges who have scored the most NFL touchdowns:
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Terrell Owens scores a touchdown
1. Wide receiver Terrell Owens, Benjamin Russell High School: 156 touchdowns
San Francisco 49ers 1996-2003, Philadelphia Eagles 2004-2005, Dallas Cowboys 2006-2008, Buffalo Bills 2009, Cincinnati Bengals 2010: 153 receiving and three rushing TDs.
2. Running back Shaun Alexander, Alabama: 112 touchdowns
Seattle Seahawks 2000-2007, Washington Redskins 2008: 100 rushing and 12 receiving TDs.
3. Wide receiver Don Hutson, Alabama: 105 touchdowns
Green Bay Packers 1935-1945: 99 receiving, three rushing and two blocked-punt TDs and one interception-return TD.
4. Running back Derrick Henry, Alabama: 81 touchdowns
Tennessee Titans 2016-2022: 78 rushing and three receiving TDs.
5. Running back James Brooks, Auburn: 79 touchdowns
San Diego Chargers 1981-1983, Cincinnati Bengals 1984-1991, Cleveland Browns 1992, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1992: 49 rushing and 30 receiving TDs.
6. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill, West Alabama: 76 touchdowns
Kansas City Chiefs 2016-2021, Miami Dolphins 2022: 63 receiving, seven rushing and four punt-return TDs, one kickoff-return TD and one fumble-recovery TD.
6. Quarterback Cam Newton, Auburn: 76 touchdowns
Carolina Panthers 2011-2019, 2021 New England Patriots 2020: 75 rushing TDs and one receiving TD.
8. Running back Mark Ingram, Alabama: 75 touchdowns
New Orleans Saints 2011-2018, 2021-2022, Baltimore Ravens 2019-2020, Houston Texans 2021: 65 rushing and 10 receiving TDs.
9. Running back Stephen Davis, Auburn: 69 touchdowns
Washington Redskins 1996-2002, Carolina Panthers 2003-2005, St. Louis Rams 2006: 65 rushing and four receiving TDs.
10. Running back Brandon Jacobs, Auburn: 64 touchdowns
New York Giants 2005-2011, 2013, San Francisco 49ers 2012: 60 rushing and four receiving TDs.
10. Wide receiver Julio Jones, Foley High School, Alabama: 64 touchdowns
Atlanta Falcons 2011-2020, Tennessee Titans 2021, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2022: 63 receiving TDs and one fumble-recovery TD.
10. Wide receiver John Stallworth, Tuscaloosa High School, Alabama A&M: 64 touchdowns
Pittsburgh Steelers 1974-1987: 63 receiving TDs and one rushing TD.

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