Team/Player: Don Hutson
Date: 1935-1938; 1941-1944
Hutson's dominance as the original wide receiver and inventor of many of the routes run by every pass catcher today is certainly a proud legacy. One that made him a very worthy selection to both the NFL and College Halls of Fame. For him to have led the league in touchdowns eight times in his 11-year career, though, is positively ridiculous. It certainly did require a lot of skill, but it undoubtedly helped that he was: 1) going against guys playing both offense and defense who were really tired and in no mood to chase a receiver all over the field, and 2) playing against exactly zero African-Americans. It's no wonder that once those two elements of the game changed, nobody has come close to the record (the next nearest is three).