For a possession receiver, this is probably the best year that anyone can ever hope to have. Herman Moore not only set the receptions record for a season with 123 catches, but did so during the same season that his teammate, Brett Perriman, caught 108 passes. Even more impressive was the fact that Moore was catching passes from the mediocre Scott Mitchell.
If you look at the stats, he also accumulated 1,686 receiving yards, far more than any of the other receivers who broke the receptions record. The previous year, Cris Carter had broke the receptions record but only accumulated 10.3 YPC, a low average for even a possession receiver. Moore averaged 13.7 YPC, the highest total ever for someone that broke the receptions record during the year. The 1,686 yards were also 3rd in NFL history at the time.
Even more, he caught 14 touchdowns during the season, an average of almost one per game, and the most during any season of his career. Although Moore proceeded to have 2 more 100-catch seasons during his career in '96 and '97, 1995 was clearly his best year and arguably the best all-around receiving year ever in terms of catches, yards, YPC, and touchdowns.
Moore also finished in 2nd place in MVP voting, the closest any receiver has ever come to winning the award since Jerry Rice did so in the strike-shortened season of 1987.
But even setting the receptions record could not secure his campaign as the No. 1 season of all time. That belongs to a 49er you may have heard of...