An article citing the NFL players who were leaders in getting the most touchdowns in a season was published on Bleacher Report. This is an article related to it.
The focus of this article is to study those NFL players who were able to hold the honor of being touchdowns leaders in back to back seasons.
Those who received the honor of back to back leaders brought honor and respect to their team.
The list includes great football players before 1944 such as Don Hutson. Some historians categorize him in a so-called pre-modern era, spanning 1932 to, say, after World War II, in 1945.
During the modern era, there is an Oakland Raider who was the first Raiders wide receiver—or player for that matter—to hold the honor for two consecutive years. His name is Warren Wells.
Art Powell did get this recognition in 1963, but this is a study of consistency . Many NFL players have been recognized in this category but only a few of them demonstrated a high level of consistency and grabbed the honor for two consecutive years.
Here is the list
Don Hutson, 1933-1938, five consecutive years
Don Hutson, 1941 - 1944, four consecutive years
Post World War II - Modern Era
Spec Sanders, 1946-1947
Harlon Hill, 1954-1955
Jim Brown, 1958-1959
Jim Taylor, 1961-1962
Lance Alworth, 1964-1965
Warren Wells, 1968-1969, Oakland Raiders
Barry Sanders, 1990-1991
Emmitt Smith, 1994-1995
Marshall Fault, 2000-2001
Shaun Alexander, 2004-2005
Priest Holmes, 2002-2003
Although Marcus Allen was a leader for the Raiders in the 1980's, he does not stand out in this study because Allen did not get the honor in two consecutive years which is an indication of consistency.
So, if we look at the data and aggregate it in accordance with the criteria of recognizing those men who accomplished the feat of being a touchdown leader in the NFL for two consecutive years, you are forced to recognize the accomplishment of Warren Wells. Known as a powerful deep threat, Warren is among the NFL's most consistent performers on the playing field.
The advantage of research is that it helps us find out the truth and shows us unique talents and qualities that were demonstrated on the playing field during the earlier years in Oakland Raider history.
Note that the Raiders are mentioned five times in the study of NFL Touchdowns Leaders. Of those five times, both Marcus Allen and Warren Wells are listed twice. However, in this study of consistency, it appears, from the study of the numbers, it can be conjectured that Warren Wells was more consistent than either Art Powell and Marcus Allen on the playing field.
We honor all the men listed in this study. These men added strength, and consistency to the performance of their teams. We salute them.
written on the campus of Texas Southern University
Feb. 12, 2010 1:52 pm