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Hunter Renfrow passes 1,000 receiving yards on the season


For the first time in his career, Hunter Renfrow has eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards on the season.

He surpassed the mark Sunday with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Derek Carr in the fourth quarter that helped the Raiders to a 20-17 lead over the Colts.

The third-year vet is the first Raiders wide receiver to reach 1,000 since 2016, when both Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree recorded 1,000-plus receiving yard seasons. Twelve other total players in franchise history have registered 1,000 yard seasons, including tight end Darren Waller in 2020.

Renfrow has been having a career year and headed into Sunday's game totaling 89 receptions, three consecutive games over 100 receiving yards and five touchdowns scored.

"He's very unique what he does for us in the slot and how he gets himself ready to go and the way he runs routes," Interim Head Coach Rich Bisaccia said of Renfrow on Wednesday. "He's extremely smart. He's a high school quarterback, he's a coach's kid. So, he's a coach on the field and can't say enough about Hunter and the way he prepares and then certainly the way in which he goes out there and plays.

"I just feel like it's the way he practices as well. So, if you see him in practice and then you get a chance to see him in the game, you're not surprised in any way. That's Hunter Renfrow. So, yes, he's on a historic pace, but I know he'd give it all up to just have this opportunity to keep playing and have an opportunity to win games."

Last week, Renfrow became the third receiver in franchise history to reach the 90 reception mark in a single season, joining Hall of Famers Tim Brown and Jerry Rice. He is on pace to the become the second Raiders wide receiver with 100 catches in a season, alongside Brown (104).

Renfrow is closing in on a franchise record, as after Sunday's win, he now needs nine catches to break the franchise single-season receptions record of 107 that was set by Waller last year.

View photos from the Raiders' Week 17 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.

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