This table contains data behind the story The Football Hall Of Fame Has A Receiver Problem.

advanced-historical.csv contains advanced career stats for NFL receivers, 1932-2013.

Header Definition
pfr_player_id Player identification code at Pro-Football-Reference.com
player_name The player's name
career_try Career True Receiving Yards
career_ranypa Adjusted Net Yards Per Attempt (relative to average) of player's career teams, weighted by TRY w/ each team
career_wowy The amount by which career_ranypa exceeds what would be expected from his QBs' (age-adjusted) performance without the receiver
bcs_rating The number of yards per game by which a player would outgain an average receiver on the same team, after adjusting for teammate quality and age (update of http://www.sabernomics.com/sabernomics/index.php/2005/02/ranking-the-all-time-great-wide-receivers/)

try-per-game-aging-curve.csv contains receiver aging curve definitions.

Header Definition
age_from The age (as of December 31st) the player is moving from
age_to The age (as of December 31st) the player is moving to
trypg_change Expected change in TRY/game from one age-season to the next

Data license: CC Attribution 4.0 License · Data source: fivethirtyeight/data on GitHub · About: simonw/fivethirtyeight-datasette

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Link rowid ▼ pfr_player_id player_name career_try career_ranypa career_wowy bcs_rating
1 AuguSt20 Steve August 8.810238522 0.656622999 0.64757374  
2 AbbrDu20 Duke Abbruzzi 93.94808568 0.506930307 0.634414891  
3 AbduKa00 Karim Abdul-Jabbar 672.2446042 0.52390615 0.192101657  
4 AbduRa00 Rabih Abdullah 121.1446747 -0.953745517 -0.349893334  
5 AberWa00 Walter Abercrombie 1479.08051 -1.013036705 -0.137288024  
6 AbraDa00 Danny Abramowicz 6897.783839 -0.610137457 -0.852726864 11.784158
7 AdamBo00 Bob Adams 953.1306855 -0.386799804 -0.478713231  
8 AdamCh00 Charlie Adams 207.6110173 1.362177468 2.029767653  
9 AdamCh20 Chet Adams 68.42621723 0.269510973 2.151044629  
10 AdamCu00 Curtis Adams 74.76109634 -0.321053779 -0.46027628  
11 AdamDa20 David Adams 8.489954586 -0.201034583 0.099746309  
12 AdamGe00 George Adams 1053.245118 -0.036935441 0.025132874  
13 AdamJo00 John Adams 329.6623965 -0.325587934 -0.400360857  
14 AdamJo01 Joe Adams 7.176933807 0.763340829 0.623483947  
15 AdamKr00 Kris Adams 19.09304583 -0.287143124 -0.148928567  
16 AdamKy00 Kyle Adams 35.77687504 -0.832298407 -1.029790561  
17 AdamMi00 Mike Adams 30.30107865 0.28631952 1.181777975  
18 AdamMi01 Mike Adamle 638.7227728 -0.51109686 -0.000160218  
19 AdamNe20 Neal Adams 1994.085178 0.302424828 0.660800592  
20 AdamTo00 Tony Adams -1.702127544 0.292581408 0.808798877  
21 AdamTo01 Tom Adams 51.57055979 -1.230477368 -1.879592175  
22 AdamTo02 Tony Adamle 49.47904649 4.707068358 1.435582555  
23 AdamVe20 Verlin Adams 39.66775778 -0.063829707 -0.106373503  
24 AdamWi00 Willis Adams 817.3191049 0.135328311 0.402692672  
25 AddaJo00 Joseph Addai 1515.482402 1.42777135 -0.062195842  
26 AdicMa20 Mark Adickes 19.61831018 -0.468969366 0.888628657  
27 AdkiBo20 Bob Adkins 168.9035161 0.931747565 -2.00386479  
28 AdkiJa00 James Adkisson 8.775611716 -2.713311682 -1.689494791  
29 AdkiMa00 Margene Adkins 321.8393786 0.165561429 0.617164868  
30 AffhEr00 Erik Affholter 66.11678548 -0.840775267 -0.925035001  
31 AgeeSa20 Sam Agee 44.17963841 -1.946327129 -0.82906458  
32 AgeeTo00 Tommie Agee 406.6148575 -1.224030456 -1.385148224  
33 AguiJo20 Joe Aguirre 4385.3113 1.304540006 0.432746193  
34 AhreDa20 Dave Ahrens 5.781142505 -0.174839647 0.062719685  
35 AikeCa20 Carl Aikens 158.9318781 0.136667889 1.245811945  
36 AikeSa00 Sam Aiken 582.7080008 0.42381738 0.100214527  
37 AikmTr00 Troy Aikman -5.683187024 -1.379727277 -1.231543135  
38 AjirSe00 Seyi Ajirotutu 307.8564201 1.721578248 0.610000902  
39 AkinAl20 Al Akins 208.6064685 -3.309489225 -2.041510807  
40 AkinFr00 Frank Akins 346.339078 2.658952783 0.841299596  
41 AkiuMi20 Mike Akiu 79.06861235 -0.89496259 -2.373440671  
42 AlbeFr00 Frankie Albert 6.097083306 1.961816696 2.140018484  
43 AldrBe00 Bennie Aldridge 137.3734331 1.540506039 0.697085078  
44 AlexCh00 Charles Alexander 1359.799539 0.564127139 0.167353502  
45 AlexDa00 Danario Alexander 1135.354708 -0.925767982 -1.102111355  
46 AlexDa22 David Alexander 6.489393749 -0.3397653 -0.310345769  
47 AlexDe00 Derrick Alexander 6056.810512 0.432422838 0.129079088 1.915869
48 AlexGl00 Glenn Alexander 60.56697576 -0.815227423 0.989519249  
49 AlexJe00 Jeff Alexander 79.92545432 -0.366231043 -1.172572822  
50 AlexKe00 Kevin Alexander 331.03934 -0.880821396 0.615895533  
51 AlexMi00 Mike Alexander 275.8507157 0.005430141 -0.453130277  
52 AlexRa00 Ray Alexander 876.1173059 -0.413621421 -0.261937169  
53 AlexRo20 Robert Alexander 7.44280541 0.120556724 0.527331906  
54 AlexSh00 Shaun Alexander 1753.468114 0.434879284 0.188986627  
55 AlexSt00 Stephen Alexander 2509.911216 0.048565349 -0.260229637  
56 AlexVi20 Vincent Alexander 18.34540264 1.082924574 0.683077229  
57 AlfoBr00 Brian Alford 28.80940722 -0.588328866 -0.023114367  
58 AlfoBr01 Bruce Alford 2192.467564 -1.141798917 -0.085439692  
59 AlfoGe20 Gene Alford 529.309464 1.246982154 2.050988661  
60 AlfoJu20 Julie Alfonse 419.1696456 -1.770013975 0.07206448  
61 AlixCh00 Charles Ali 21.08574143 -2.383593661 -1.325584333  
62 AlleAn00 Anthony Allen 757.8246057 0.064464693 0.267965103  
63 AlleAn01 Anthony Allen 12.31857718 0.226157315 0.492864073  
64 AlleAr00 Armando Allen 15.50331252 -0.832298407 -1.029790561  
65 AlleDa00 David Allen 82.16668678 0.038786123 0.231852469  
66 AlleDo00 Don Alley 29.24501077 -0.52150308 -0.064085142  
67 AlleDo01 Don Allen 41.85213923 -0.711603264 0.464012713  
68 AlleDu00 Duane Allen 302.8424848 -0.786501011 -0.301587744  
69 AlleDw00 Dwayne Allen 451.95671 -0.260200872 -0.127980835  
70 AlleGa20 Gary Allen 71.88186997 -1.264559324 -0.738387809  
71 AlleJa00 James Allen 1055.757867 -1.073837877 -0.314530031  
72 AlleJa22 Jared Allen 30.43626667 -1.274522093 -0.109488235  
73 AlleJe00 Gerry Allen 482.7888288 0.802248856 0.112656975  
74 AlleKe00 Keenan Allen 878.7741128 1.91979939 1.098947  
75 AlleMa00 Marcus Allen 5993.148171 0.063989718 0.536514668  
76 AlleMa01 Marvin Allen 58.82132913 -1.467817192 -0.139527528  
77 AlleNa20 Nate Allen 22.83093549 -0.601683455 -1.285845875  
78 AlleTe00 Terry Allen 1753.42022 0.042784011 -0.506688703  
79 AlleTr00 Tremayne Allen 8.40539347 -1.190453317 -1.02315549  
80 AlliAu00 Aundrae Allison 210.4499813 -0.447877287 0.445037406  
81 AlliJi00 Jim Allison 273.1315501 1.905569632 0.932593755  
82 AllrJo00 John Allred 276.8091834 -0.788285941 -0.301131313  
83 AlphGe20 Gerald Alphin 54.33515036 -1.24072478 -0.78770593  
84 AlstLy20 Lyneal Alston 100.059579 -1.967434278 -1.565488122  
85 AlstMa00 Mack Alston 1855.88572 -0.668149163 0.377029964  
86 AlstMi00 Mike Alstott 2615.94526 -0.507910557 0.086978344  
87 AlwoLa00 Lance Alworth 11820.56899 1.2562051 0.682771107 18.474299
88 AmanEu20 Eugene Amano 6.694724673 0.239652078 1.092506361  
89 AmbeJo00 John Amberg 60.75433829 -0.69249503 0.483171898  
90 AmecAl00 Alan Ameche 1405.880212 1.130270531 0.500825937  
91 AmenDa00 Danny Amendola 2102.372605 -0.70952953 -0.20297825  
92 AmesDa00 Dave Ames 34.13601352 -2.473459628 -0.765315519  
93 AmunGe00 George Amundson 334.616963 -0.832080808 -0.436820183  
94 AndeAl00 Alfred Anderson 1075.680683 0.176195564 0.107931994  
95 AndeBi00 Bill Anderson 3904.933397 -1.094149702 -0.356341248  
96 AndeBi01 Billy Anderson 43.40827532 -0.621221261 -1.54419774  
97 AndeBo00 Bobby Anderson 1230.393758 -0.481199944 -0.219569833  
98 AndeBr20 Brad Anderson 87.83528366 -0.06726499 1.328534749  
99 AndeCh00 Chet Anderson 172.6313318 -1.197122618 0.094383357  
100 AndeCl00 Cliff Anderson 660.6162835 -1.911589918 -1.909734941  

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CREATE TABLE "nfl-wide-receivers/advanced-historical" (
"pfr_player_id" TEXT,
  "player_name" TEXT,
  "career_try" REAL,
  "career_ranypa" REAL,
  "career_wowy" REAL,
  "bcs_rating" REAL
);