The Art Monk Hall of Fame Campaign

Resume

Statistics

Regular Season: 224gms 940rec 12721yds (13.5ypc) 68tds
Postseason: 15gms 69rec 1062yds (15.4ypc) 7tds 

Ranked #6 in all-time receptions and #11 in receiving yards.

Career Highlights

1980 – First-round draft pick by the Redskins. Set club rookie record with 58 receptions and named to NFL all-rookie team. 

1984 – Caught 106 passes to break a record that had stood for two decades. Voted Redskins team MVP and named to the first of three straight Pro Bowls.

1987 – Caught a 40-yard pass in Super Bowl XXII victory.

1990 – Named to the 1980’s All-Decade Team voted on by the Hall of Fame Committee.

1991 – Caught 7 passes for 113 yards in Super Bowl XXVI victory.

1992 – Caught his 820th pass to become the NFL’s leading career receiver, breaking Steve Largent’s record.

1994 – Caught a pass in his 178th consecutive game, breaking Steve Largent’s record.

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    Comment by farenbaugh — July 2, 2006 @ 7:56 am

  2. I’d love to see a detailed description of Mr. Monk’s greatest games. It is hard to find full regular season game stats reliably without spending way too much money on it. Perhaps those folks who have full game videos will be our best resource for this.

    Anyway, here are some games that I have found some limited information on. If anybody can add to the info on these games, or wants to nominate additional games, that would be great!

    *Week 9, 1981 vs. St. Louis
    2 Touchdowns
    Redskins win 42-21

    *Week 1, 1982 vs. Philadelphia
    8 catches, 134 yards, 1 TD
    Redskins win 37-34 in OT
    (27-yard catch vs. Herman Edwards to set up game-winning FG)

    *Week 15, 1983 vs. Dallas
    43 yard TD to put Dallas away
    Redskins win 31-10

    *Playoffs, 1983 vs. Los Angeles
    2 TDs of 20 and 40 yards
    Redskins win 51-7

    *Week 2, 1984 vs. San Francisco
    10 catches, 200 yards
    Redskins lose 37-31
    (Monday Night Football)

    *Week 6, 1984 vs. Indianapolis
    3 Touchdowns
    Redskins win 35-7

    *Week 16, 1984 vs. St. Louis
    11 catches, 136 yards 2 TDs
    Redskins win 29-27
    (Broke single season receptions mark in this division-winning game. Converted several third downs, including 3rd and 19 to set up the winning field goal.)

    *Playoffs, ’84-’85 vs. Chicago
    10 catches, 122 yards
    Redskins lose 23-19

    *Week 11, 1985 vs. NY Giants
    Redskins win 23-21
    (Monk catches two long throws from Schroeder, one immediately after Theismann is carted off the field with a broken leg.)

    *Week 15, 1985 vs. Cincinnati
    13 catches 230 yards
    Redskins win 27-24

    *Week 3, 1986 vs. San Diego
    100+ yards, 3 long catches of 38, 40, and 58 yards
    Redskins win 30-27

    *Playoffs 1986 vs. Chicago
    5 catches, 81 yards, 2 TDs
    Redskins win 27-13

    *Playoffs 1986 vs. NY Giants
    8 catches, 126 yards
    Redskins lose 17-0

    *Week 1, 1987 vs. Philadelphia
    2 Touchdowns
    Redskins win 34-24

    *Week 7, 1988 vs. Phoenix
    2 Touchdowns
    Redskins win 33-17

    *Week 12, 1989 vs. Chicago
    9 catches, 152 yards, 2 TDs
    Redskins win 38-14

    *Week 9, 1990 vs. Detroit
    13 catches, 168 yards
    Redskins win 41-38 in OT
    (40 yd catch on 3rd and 15 in OT on game-winning drive)

    *Playoffs 1990 vs. San Francisco
    10 catches, 163 yards, 1 TD
    Redskins lose 28-10

    *Week 6, 1991 vs Chicago
    2 Touchdowns
    Redskins win 20-7

    *Week 11, 1991 vs. Atlanta
    7 catches, 164 yards, 2 TDs
    Redskins win 56-17

    *Playoffs 1991 vs. Detroit
    5 catches, 94 yards, 1 TD

    *Super Bowl XXVI vs. Buffalo
    7 catches, 113 yards
    Redskins win 37-24
    (Monk had an apparent 1st quarter TD overturned by replay; still the only play of its kind in Super Bowl history.)

    Okay, so that’s what I’ve got so far. I’m sure there are other impressive games of Monk’s that I just haven’t got information on. If anyone has catch or yardage info on the 2 TD games I’ve listed, submit them here.

    thanks

    Remember the Redskins
    Monk & Green in 2008!

    Comment by remember the redskins — October 5, 2007 @ 11:30 am

  3. Here are more games and details:

    *week 15, 1981 vs. Baltimore
    7 catches 148 yards 1 TD
    Redskins win 38-14

    *week 6, 1984 vs. Indianapolis
    8 catches, 141 yards, 3 TDs
    Redskins win 35-7

    *week 11, 1985 vs. NY Giants
    7 catches, 130 yards
    Redskins win 23-21

    *week 13, 1985 vs. San Francosco
    8 catches, 150 yards
    Redskins lose

    *week 3, 1986 vs. San Diego
    7 catches, 174 yards
    1 rush 21 yards
    Redskins win 30-27

    *week 15, 1986 vs. Denver
    6 catches, 129 yards, 1 TD
    Redskins lose 31-30

    *week 15, 1989 vs. Atlanta
    6 catches, 131 yards 2 TDs
    Redskins win 31-30

    more to come!
    Maybe we should hold a vote on his best games & name the top 5 or 10.

    Comment by remember the redskins — October 10, 2007 @ 7:57 am

  4. Okay, here’s another list I’ve compiled. I don’t have perfect data, so if anyone has more complete information or remembers a catch that I’m not listing here, please post here and let us all know.
    So here we go…

    THE 81 GREATEST/LONGEST PLAYS OF ART MONK’S CAREER:

    -1980-
    1) wk 10 v. Chicago Bears
    40 yard catch
    2) wk 13 v. Atlanta Falcons
    41 yard catch
    3) wk 16 v. St. Louis Cardinals
    54 yard TD
    -1981-
    4) wk 3 v. St. Louis Cardinals
    79 yard TD
    5) wk 9 v. St. Louis Cardinals
    38 yard TD
    6) wk 13 v. Buffalo Bills
    25 yard TD
    7) wk 16 v. Los Angeles Rams
    64 yard catch
    8) 34 yard catch
    -1982-
    9) wk 1 v. Philadelphia Eagles
    43 yard catch
    10) 28 yard catch
    11) 27 yard catch (vs. Herman Edwards to set up game-winning FG in OT)
    -1983-
    12)wk 9 v. San Diego Chargers
    25 yard catch (acrobatic twisting catch of ball thrown well behind him followed by being hit by defender)
    13)wk 12 v. Los Angeles Rams
    46 yard pass completion (one of only two passes thrown in career)
    14)wk 15 v. Dallas Cowboys
    43 yard TD (division and top seed-deciding showdown, this TD followed by ruckus in end zone as Cowboys attempted to stop “Fun Bunch” celebration)
    15) Divisional round of Playoffs v. Los Angeles Rams
    40 yard TD
    16) 21 yard TD
    -1984-
    17)wk 5 v. Philadelphia Eagles
    51 yard TD
    18)wk 6 v. Indianapolis Colts
    48 yard TD
    19)wk 15 v. Dallas Cowboys
    18 yard rush (on reverse on scoring drive)
    20)wk 16 v. St. Louis Cardinals
    23 yard TD
    21) 36 yard catch (breaks single-season catches record with this catch)
    22) 20 yard catch (on 3rd and 19, sets up game-winning FG in showdown for division title)
    -1985-
    23)wk 9 v. Atlanta Falcons
    34 yard TD
    24)wk 11 v. NY Giants
    44 yard catch (on 1st play from scrimmage after Theismann’s broken leg on Monday Night Football)
    25) 50 yard catch
    26)wk 15 v. Cincinnati Bengals
    4 yard TD (part of 17-point comeback and 230-yard day for Monk)
    -1986-
    27)wk 3 v. San Diego Chargers
    38 yard catch (deep tipped ball)
    28) 40 yard catch
    29) 58 yard catch (part of 11-point comeback and 195 total yards day for Monk)
    30)wk 4 v. Seattle Seahawks
    69 yard catch
    31)wk 9 v. Minnesota Vikings
    35 yard catch
    32) 34 yard TD (part of OT thriller)
    33)wk 12 v. Dallas Cowboys
    35 yard catch
    34)wk 15 v. Denver Broncos
    55 yard TD
    35) Divisional round of Playoffs v. Chicago Bears
    28 yard TD (victimized “46” blitz)
    36) 23 yard TD (eventual game-winning score against CB who had only given up one TD all year)
    37) NFC Championship Game v. NY Giants
    48 yard catch
    -1987-
    38)wk 1 v. Philadelphia Eagles
    39 yard TD
    39) Super Bowl XXII v. Denver Broncos
    40 yard catch (1st completion by Doug Williams in game; came on 3rd and 16; Monk’s first game action since mid-season injury)
    -1988-
    40)wk 7 v. Phoenix Cardinals
    46 yard TD
    41)wk 15 v. Dallas Cowboys
    41 yard catch
    -1989-
    42)wk 2 v. Philadelphia Eagles
    43 yard TD
    43)wk 3 v. Dallas Cowboys
    40 yard catch
    44)wk 12 v. Chicago Bears
    18 yard TD (part of 152 yard 2 TD day for Monk)
    45)wk 15 v. Atlanta Falcons
    34 yard TD
    46) 60 yard TD
    -1990-
    47)wk 2 v. San Francisco 49ers
    35 yard TD
    48)wk 7 v. Philadelphia Eagles
    44 yard catch
    49)wk 9 v. Detroit Lions
    40 yard catch (on 3rd and 15 in OT on game-winning drive; 13-catch 168 yard day for Monk)
    50) Wild Card Playoff Game v. Philadelphia Eagles
    28 yard catch
    51) 16 yard TD (eventual game-winning score)
    52) Divisional Round Playoff Game v. San Francisco 49ers
    31 yard TD
    53) 40 yard catch
    -1991-
    54)wk 2 v. Dallas Cowboys
    37 yard TD (Monday Night Football)
    55)wk 4 v. Cincinnati Bengals
    54 yard catch
    56) 30 yard catch
    57)wk 5 v. Philadelphia Eagles
    19 yard TD
    58)wk 6 v. Chicago Bears
    26 yard TD
    59)wk 7 v. Cleveland Browns
    14 yard TD (diving catch; passed Charlie Joiner for 2nd on career receptions list with this catch)
    60)wk 11 v. Atlanta Falcons
    32 yard catch
    61) 19 yard TD
    62) 64 yard TD
    63)wk 12 v. Pittsburgh Steelers
    63 yard catch
    64) 11 yard TD (barely got both sets of toes in bounds)
    65) NFC Championship Game v. Detroit Lions
    31 yard catch
    66) 21 yard TD
    67) Super Bowl XXVI v. Buffalo Bills
    12 yard catch
    68) 17 yard catch
    69) 19 yard catch (on 3rd and 14)
    70) 31 yard catch
    71) 17 yard catch (Monk had 7 catches for 113 yards)
    72)wk 6 v. Denver Broncos (Monday Night Football)
    18 yard catch (tied Steve Largent for most career receptions)
    73) 10 yard catch (broke record for most career catches)
    74)wk 14 v. NY Giants
    42 yard TD
    75)wk 17 v. Los Angeles Raiders
    49 yard TD
    76) 43 yard catch
    -1993-
    77)wk 1 v. Dallas Cowboys (Monday Night Football)
    28 yard catch
    78) 15 yard TD
    -1994-
    79)wk 13 v. Miami Dolphins
    69 yard catch
    80)wk 15 v. Detroit Lions
    5 yard catch (set record for most consecutive games with a catch)
    -1995-
    81)wk 17 v. Chicago Bears
    36 yard catch (broke arm on play; last catch of career)

    I remembered most of these before I looked them up for the details. I remembered most of the rest of them once I’d been reminded about them.
    You’ll notice how many of them are not 8-yard outs. This list stands as partial proof that Monk was fully capable of stretching the field. Should Gibbs really have sent smurfs like Alvin Garrett, Virgil Seay, and Ricky Sanders over the middle on those short routes where they would get pounded? If you say yes, you’re just mean.

    Comment by remember the redskins — October 18, 2007 @ 5:34 pm

  5. Current HOF receivers … single best season and it’s rank … and Art’s.

    Bobby Mitchell 1962 72 1st
    Charlie Taylor 1966 72 1st
    Paul Warfield 1964 52 9th
    Lynn Swann 1978 61 7th
    John Stallworth 1984 80 4th
    Steve Largent 1985 79 6h
    Charlie Joiner 1979 72 4th
    James Lofton 1980 71 5th
    Michael Irvin 1995 111 5th

    Art Monk 1984 106 1st

    Comment by Bill in MB — December 28, 2007 @ 1:44 am

  6. Player Rank All Time Rec Receptions Yards Yds/Catch Games Rec/Game TDs

    Bobby Mitchell Not Top 50 521 7954 15.3 148 3.5 65
    Charlie Taylor 33rd 649 9110 14.0 165 3.9 79
    Paul Warfield Not Top 50 427 8568 20.1 157 2.7 85
    Lynn Swann Not Top 50 336 5162 16.3 115 2.9 51
    John Stallworth Not Top 50 537 8723 16.2 165 3.3 63
    Steve Largent 13th 819 13089 16.0 200 4.1 100
    Charlie Joiner Tied 20th 750 12146 16.2 239 3.1 65
    James Lofton 19th 764 14004 18.3 233 3.3 75
    Michael Irvin Tied 20th 750 11904 15.9 159 4.7 65

    Art Monk 6th 940 12721 13.5 224 4.2 68

    Comment by Bill in MB — December 28, 2007 @ 1:47 am


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