Patriots' Wes Welker on pace for record-breaking season

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The most impressive thing about Welker is every time he makes a catch he seems to take a big hit knocking him to the ground, but he always gets right back up and jogs back to the huddle. This is nothing new for Welker as it has been the same every year he’s been in the league. With as many routes he runs over the middle of the field it isn’t surprising the amount of hard hits he takes.

Welker his having his best year of his career through four games in 2011. He has caught 31 passes for 458 yards and four touchdowns. He only had seven touchdowns all of last season.

With tight end Aaron Hernandez out the past few weeks, Welker has stepped up his game to try and make up for his loss. Last week he caught 16 passes for a team-record 217 yards in the loss to the Bills, and followed it up with another nine catch, 159 yard performance this week.

Currently Welker is on pace for 160 catches and 2,464 yards, which would shatter the current NFL records. Marvin Harrison holds the record for catches with 143 and Jerry Rice holds the yards record with 1,848.

Even with all the numbers Welker is putting up, he won’t ever look for any recognition, all he really cares about is winning. But the thing is without Welker there would be no winning.

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