By The Numbers: Raiders Tie Record For Players Catching A Touchdown

The Raiders' quarterbacks made sure to share the wealth in 2015, as far as the football was concerned, as a record ten different receivers caught touchdown passes this season for the team.

The ten players tied a franchise record set by the inaugural 1960 Raiders and then tied by the 1983 team quarterbacked by Jim Plunkett.

Derek Carr and Matt McGloin did a tremendous job of getting the entire offense involved, so let's recount all the players who caught a touchdown pass in 2015.

Amari Cooper

The first wide receiver taken in the 2015 NFL Draft (No. 4 overall) more than lived up to the billing his rookie season.

He became the first Raiders rookie ever to reach 1,000 receiving yards, and he needed just 11 games to break the franchise rookie receiving record previously held by James Jett in 1993.

Cooper finished his first NFL season with 72 receptions for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns, in addition to tallying five 100-yard games.

Not a bad way to begin your professional career.

Michael Crabtree

After spending the first six seasons of his career on the other side of the Bay with the San Francisco 49ers, Crabtree signed with the Raiders in mid-April.

He enjoyed a career resurgence in his first season in Silver and Black, quickly building a rapport with Carr, and finishing the season with 85 catches for 922 yards and a team-leading nine touchdowns.

Originally signed to a one-year deal, the veteran wide receiver signed a four-year contract extension to remain a Raider on December 9.

Roy Helu, Jr.

Helu only appeared in nine games this season for the Raiders, but during those nine appearances, he flashed the type of quickness and versatility that the team expected when they signed him in the offseason.

In total, Helu caught nine passes for 75 yards and one touchdown – a four-yard reception from Carr against the Chicago Bears.

Andre Holmes

Holmes provided more depth out wide for the Raiders in 2015.

Although the rangy receiver only caught 14 passes this season, he did haul in five touchdowns and was a standout on the Raiders' special teams units.

Taiwan Jones

Jones returned to the offensive side of the football this season after spending the past two years as a cornerback.

Throughout the season, Jones remained a stalwart on the Raiders' special teams units, but he also flashed his unique speed with the ball in his hands, finishing the season with seven receptions for 106 yards, and one very impressive touchdown against the New York Jets.

Marcel Reece

The versatile fullback proved to be a matchup challenge once again in 2015.

While he didn't carry the football as much as he had in years past, he remained a threat in the passing game, catching 30 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns.

Seth Roberts

After spending the 2014 season on the team's practice squad, Roberts impressed during Training Camp 2015 and made the Raiders' 53-man roster.

And boy did he make the most of his opportunity.

As the season wore on, the West Alabama-product established himself as the team's slot receiver, and also developed a flare for the dramatic as he hauled in two game-winning touchdowns in his first full season of work.

Roberts finished the season with 32 catches for 480 yards and five touchdowns.

Mychal Rivera

In his third season, Rivera continued to grow as a receiving threat at the tight end position.

He totaled 32 catches for 280 yards and one touchdown while appearing in all 16 games for the Raiders.

Lee Smith

Yes, the Raiders signed Smith to help aid the run game, but the sure-handed tight end also showed that he could add a little something as a receiving threat.

When all was said and done, Smith caught 12 passes for 70 yards and one touchdown.

Clive Walford

The rookie tight end from the University of Miami made his presence felt in his first season in Silver and Black.

He proved to not only to an asset in helping the Raiders' ground game, but he also flashed his ability to go out and be a viable option in the passing attack as well.

Walford finished his rookie campaign with 28 catches for 329 yard and three touchdowns, and really came on during the last half of the season.

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