Hall of Fame capsule for Art Monk
James Arthur Monk
Position: Wide receiver
Birthdate: Dec. 5, 1957
Birthplace: White Plains, N.Y.
High school: White Plains
Presenter: Son, James Monk Jr.
Pro career: 16 seasons, 224 games
Drafted: First round (18th player overall) in 1980 by Washington
Uniform number: 81 (Washington, N.Y. Jets); 85 (Philadelphia)
Biography: Set then-NFL records for catches in a season (106), most consecutive games with at least one reception (164) and career receptions (820). ... Finished career with 940 catches. ... Named to three Pro Bowls. ... All-Pro choice twice.
Today: Monk and his wife, Desiree, have three children: James Jr., Danielle and Monica. Monk lives in northern Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C.