White joins NFL's 10,000-yard receiving club
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When Week 11 in the NFL kicked off, there were 41 members of the 10,000-yard receiving club in the history of the league.
Welcome Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White as the group's 42nd member.
As he sat with 9,927 receiving yards, White needed 73 yards to join the club.
White caught an 11-yard pass from Matt Ryan in the fourth quarter as the Falcons were driving to try and take the lead. The yardage put White at 10,002 for his career ... and counting.
It's fitting that White reached the milestone against the Panthers. He has more touchdown catches (9), receiving yards (1,217) and receptions (94) against Carolina than any other NFL franchise.
"There were a couple of bumps in the road at the beginning," White said on Thursday. "After going through that stretch of it, it's been good. It's been real good. It just speaks volumes for how consistent I've been over the last couple of years in this league."
White was a first-round draft pick by the Falcons in 2005. In his 10 NFL seasons, he's caught 100 passes in a season twice, posted 1,100 yards receiving or more six times (all consecutively from 2007-2012) and enjoyed two seasons with double-digit touchdown numbers.
White praised the Falcons organization for putting him in situations to succeed.
"It speaks to how good we've been as a team and the opportunity that has been there for me to make plays," White said.